A version of this article appears in the June 30 edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology. The final chapter in Canada’s maritime-helicopter procurement saga concludes with the signing of a deal with Sikorsky allowing the country’s CH-124 Sea Kings to be retired beginning in 2015—seven years behind schedule, 20 beyond original plans and 52 years after they entered service. The latest amendment to Sikorsky’s contract calls for delivery of at least six CH-148 ...


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