Nearly half of Canada’s air fleet not serviceable to meet readiness and training standards in 2020-21
The drop in serviceability comes as the Liberal government has yet to name a winning bid for a future fighter jet, which it says it will do this year.
A CF-18 from 3 Wing Bagotville is pictured at Thule Air Base in Greenland in March 2021. COVID-19 work restrictions at 3 Wing Bagotville were cited for contributing to a 11.8 per cent serviceability drop for Canada's fighter jet fleet. Photograph courtesy of the Canadian Armed Forces/Master Corporal Gary Calvé