Government of Canada announces support for new aerospace innovation ecosystem

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June 17, 2019


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The Government of Canada has announced announced an investment of up to $49 million under the Strategic Innovation Fund towards national ecosystems in the aerospace industries of Canada. P&WC Photo

Government of Canada announces support for new aerospace innovation ecosystem

Up to $49 million will be invested under the Strategic Innovation Fund -- National Ecosystems in the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada.

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 Today's News

Elevating women in the industry

Elevate Aviation has concluded its annual cross-country tour aimed at introducing women to the numerous careers the aviation industry has to offer.

 
The Global 400's appearance at the Paris Air Show has kicked off a world demonstration that will see the aircraft in over 30 countries. Viking Air Photo

Viking launches world demonstration tour for Guardian 400 special mission aircraft

Immediately following the Paris Air Show, the Guardian 400 will return to Austria and be made available for European prospects to view until mid-September, when the aircraft embarks on the next leg of its world tour.

 
The airline will drive time and cost efficiencies for its passengers by shifting away from crowded major metropolitan airports to nearby secondary airports. GECAS Image

GECAS and David Neeleman agree to a letter of intent for 9 A220-300 aircraft

GECAS and David Neeleman’s new airline, codenamed ‘Moxy’, have agreed to a letter of intent for the purchase and leaseback of nine A220-300 aircraft with deliveries scheduled in 2021 and 2022.

 
The workers who build the A220 at Mirabel have ratified a proposed new labour contract. Airbus Photo

Airbus Canada Limited Partnership pleased with successful completion of Mirabel labour negotiations

Airbus Canada Limited Partnership has announced that its International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers have ratified the proposed new labour contract negotiated over the past weeks.

 
CAE announced at the Paris Air Show that it has extended their exclusive training contract with Scandinavian Airlines by five years. CAE Photo

CAE extends pilot and cabin crew training agreement with SAS for 5 years

CAE and Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) have announced the extension of their exclusive long-term pilot and cabin crew training contract at the 2019 International Paris Air Show.

 

CAE and Air Europa extend pilot training agreement for another 5 years

CAE and Air Europa announced the extension of CAE’s exclusive long-term pilot training contract with Air Europa for five more years at the 2019 International Paris Air Show.

 

Burloak Technologies developing industry's first 3D-printed brake sleeve

Burloak Technologies, along with Safran Landing Systems, to jointly develop additive-manufactured aircraft landing gear components.

 

Viking endorses use of sustainable alternative jet fuel

Viking Air of Victoria, B.C. is now endorsing the use of sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) in its family of utility aircraft equipped with turbine engines.

 
 
Transport Minister Marc Garneau asked operations to confirm by June 30 how they will tackle the issue before next winter and said there will be an official “inspection campaign” to ensure compliance. Eric Dumigan Photo

Improving de-icing facilities takes 2 to tango

The Canadian Business Aviation Association has called on Transport Canada for assistance in finding solutions for inadequate de-icing equipment.

 
The Global 7500 completed the first ever non-stop flight from London City Airport to Los Angeles, Calif. Bombardier Photo

Bombardier Global 7500 makes Paris Air Show debut

Bombardier's Global 7500 business jet, hailed by Robb Report as the Business Jet of the Year, has made its Paris Air Show debut.

 
Airmedic's purchase of three new fully equipped EC145e helicopters from Airbus will bring its total number of emergency medical aircraft to nine. Airmedic Photo

Airmedic acquires Airbus' best performing helicopters in the world

Airmedic has carefully chosen the EC145e helicopters, which will bring Airmedic's total number of aircraft entirely dedicated to emergency medical services to nine.

 
The G650ER, along with several other Gulfstream aircraft, has FAA approval for touchdown and rollout using an EFVS. Gulfstream Photo

Gulfstream's in-service aircraft approved for added safety and efficiency feature

The G650ER, G650, G500, G550, G280 and G450 aircraft are now certified for touchdown and rollout using enhanced flight vision system (EFVS).

 
Transat A.T. Inc. confirmed that it has received a non-binding and conditional proposal letter regarding its expressed interest to privatize the company from Groupe Mach Inc. John Chung Photo

Transat A.T. Inc. acknowledges receipt of Groupe Mach Inc.'s conditional proposal letter

Transat A.T. Inc. confirmed that it has received a non-binding and conditional proposal letter regarding its expressed interest to privatize the company from Groupe Mach.

 

Sunwing announces schedule changes due to grounding of 737 MAX 8

Sunwing has announced several additional schedule changes following the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

 

Canada plans responsible departure from Mali peacekeeping mission

Canada has confirmed that the Air Task Force (ATF) in Mali will begin its gradual departure at the end of July and its operations will be scaled down and limited to medical evacuation tasks until Aug. 31, 2019.

 
 
   

 News From The Web

Paris Air Show: Skies darkening for Boeing
 Source: dw.com

 

Robotic fighter jets could soon join military pilots on combat missions. Here's why.
 Source: nbcnews.com

 

Okanagan pilot sharing the joy of flying in Kelowna
 Source: globalnews.ca

 

Aerospace industry at risk of further decline, says report by Jean Charest
 Source: globalnews.ca

 
   

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The gorgeous DC-3 of Plane Savers fame painted in its D-Day invasion stripes on the 75th anniversary of that fateful day. Photo submitted by Instagram @montreal.planes using #skiesmag.

The gorgeous DC-3 of Plane Savers fame painted in its D-Day invasion stripes on the 75th anniversary of that fateful day. Photo submitted by Instagram @montreal.planes using #skiesmag.
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