2010 Fall Report of the Auditor General of Canada

Fall 2010 Report—Chapter 6

Exhibit 6.5—Timeline of key announcements and approvals for the medium- to heavy-lift helicopter project

Exhibit 6.5 is a timeline of announcements and approvals related to the medium- to heavy-lift helicopter project from 2005 to 2014.

In 2005, the Budget announced the need for medium-lift helicopters. National Defence approved project initiation, with initial delivery for 2008.

In 2006, National Defence approved the statement of operational requirements. Cabinet approved the project. Treasury Board granted preliminary project approval. Government announced that advance contract award notice was awarded to Boeing. Cabinet approved the revised procurement strategy for aircrew training.

In 2007, Treasury Board granted revised preliminary project approval.

In 2009, Treasury Board granted effective project approval and authority to enter into contract. The contract was awarded to Boeing.

July 2010 is the planned delivery of the first helicopter, according to the advance contract award notice.

July 2012 is the planned delivery of the last helicopter, according to the advance contract award notice.

June 2013 is the scheduled delivery of the first Canadianized helicopter, according to the contract.

July 2013 is the planned date to amend the contract regarding in-service support.

June 2014 is the scheduled delivery of the last Canadianized helicopter, according to the contract.

 

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