Five men sit at a table, in front of an audience, during the panel discussion

Innovation requires experience: AIAC panel

CC-130J Hercules in flight

Emphasizing Innovation

The program will provide the Canadian Armed Forces with adversarial air, also known as red air, which simulates hostile threats for fighter pilots, naval crews and land forces. Cpl Pierre Habib Photo

Red air success


Short-Term Solution

Closeup of logo on Griffon helicopter

Tigers lead SAREX into Hamilton

The Royal Canadian Air Force will send approximately 135 personnel and four CF-188 Hornet fighter jets to Constanta, a city on the shores of the Black Sea in southeastern Romania, for a four-month mission from September to December. DND Photo

RCAF Hornets to enhance Romania air policing

Staff in Bromont also make parts for the GEnx, a next-generation engine for, among others, Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. GE Photo

Smart Factory: GE Aviation

Founded in 1947 as an avionics repair company, Canadian Aviation Electronics by the 1980s was breaking new ground in flight simulation, an innovation that transformed both pilot training and flight safety. Shown here, the company’s A350 full-flight simulator cockpit. Photos courtesy of CAE

Training innovation: CAE

An F-16 from the 18th Aggressor Squadron soars over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. The squadron is responsible for training and preparing joint and allied aircrews for combat missions. Staff Sgt Christopher Boitz Photo

Playing the part: USAF 18th Aggressor Squadron

While the RCAF has outlined a limited life-extension project for the CH-146 that would upgrade avionics and some communications systems, it has also assessed whether it might be better to invest in a new platform, bringing the tactical aviation capability on par with the CH-147F Chinook. Mike Reyno Photo

Cormorant, Griffon upgrade projects get new lift

“[Industry] 4.0 is not only about the factory, it is the total enterprise,” said Hany Moustapha, director of engineering program AEROETS. Greig Reekie Photo

Embracing and bracing for digitization