8 Air Maintenance Squadron

Squadron Badge

Significance: Sleipner (SlayPneer) symbolizes support transportation and sure flight. The many legs signify the many sections within 8 AMS. The fact there are eight legs ensures he is easily identified with 8 Wing Trenton. He is rearing - ready to go.

8 Air Maintenance Squadron (8 AMS) is responsible for providing mission capable Aircraft through safe, efficient maintenance and support to Canadian Forces operations worldwide. 8 AMS is the premiere second line maintenance facility for Canada's Air Mobility and fixed-wing SAR fleets. The unit supports 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron, 436 Transport Squadron and 429 Transport Squadron, in their operational roles by performing second line maintenance on systems and components for the CC-130E/H, CC-130J and CC-177 aircraft, as well as performing the C Check preventative inspections on the CC-130J.

State of the art infrastructures are currently being planned and built to house the 8 AMS facilities, which include; a metal workshop, refinishing workshop, tire and configuration equipment workshop, Aviation Life Support Equipment workshop, engine and propeller overhaul shop and avionics laboratory. Additionally, 8 AMS serves as the Wing tool control centre and provides armament services to Wing flying units as well as military Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) services to the local region.

8 AMS strives for continued excellence in its objective to provide safe and effective second line maintenance support to Air Mobility and SAR units at 8 Wing and across Canada. Working together as a team to meet its diverse missions, 8 AMS lives up to its motto - Conjunctis Viribus (With Combined Powers).

Motto

CONJUNCTIS VIRIBUS (With combined powers)