Canada has formally outlined its requirements for an interim fleet of 18 Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet fighters. If the U.S. response to those requirements meets Canada’s approval, formal purchase negotiations could begin by late 2017 or early 2018. The Canadian government intends to seek industrial and technological benefits equal to 100 per cent of the contact value. Jeff Wilson Photo

Boeing cancels CANSEC briefing

A government official in the budget media lockup acknowledged to Skies that since there was “no carve-out” of individual programs, there was no guarantee of increased or even sustained growth of funding for SADI, which was established a decade ago.

Feds focus on innovation support in 2017 budget

NORAD structure may need upgrade, says commander

The C-27J Spartan paid a visit to the Gatineau Airport back in November 2016. Manufacturer Leonardo is the head of Team Spartan, which offered the aircraft as Canada’s next fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft. That contract went to competitor Airbus’ C295W, an award which is now being challenged by Team Spartan in federal court. Kenneth I. Swartz Photo

Fixed-wing SAR: Déjà vu all over again?

Transport Minister Marc Garneau has asked officials to examine expanded requirements for flight data and cockpit voice recorders in smaller aircraft.

Going on the record

A federal loan announced on Feb. 7, 2017, will help to assure continued progress in Bombardier’s Global 7000 program. The new business jet, which first flew on Nov. 4, 2016, is targeted for entry into service in the second half of 2018. Bombardier Photo

Feds lend Bombardier $372.5 million

The CBAA has been involved in long-running discussions with the Canada Revenue Agency about a lack of predictability and uniformity in the tax treatment of corporate aircraft. Michael Durning Photo

CBAA, CRA continue bizav taxable benefit talks

Some of Canada’s largest cities are calling for increased government funding to promote efficiencies at the country’s busiest airports. YYC Photo

Canada’s airports: Cash cows and connectivity