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June 17, 2019
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.
Elevating women in the industryElevate Aviation has concluded its annual cross-country tour aimed at introducing women to the numerous careers the aviation industry has to offer.
Viking launches world demonstration tour for Guardian 400 special mission aircraftImmediately 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.
GECAS and David Neeleman agree to a letter of intent for 9 A220-300 aircraftGECAS 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.
Airbus Canada Limited Partnership pleased with successful completion of Mirabel labour negotiationsAirbus 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 extends pilot and cabin crew training agreement with SAS for 5 yearsCAE 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 yearsCAE 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 sleeveBurloak Technologies, along with Safran Landing Systems, to jointly develop additive-manufactured aircraft landing gear components.
Viking endorses use of sustainable alternative jet fuelViking 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.
Improving de-icing facilities takes 2 to tangoThe Canadian Business Aviation Association has called on Transport Canada for assistance in finding solutions for inadequate de-icing equipment.
Bombardier Global 7500 makes Paris Air Show debutBombardier's Global 7500 business jet, hailed by Robb Report as the Business Jet of the Year, has made its Paris Air Show debut.
Airmedic acquires Airbus' best performing helicopters in the worldAirmedic has carefully chosen the EC145e helicopters, which will bring Airmedic's total number of aircraft entirely dedicated to emergency medical services to nine.
Gulfstream's in-service aircraft approved for added safety and efficiency featureThe 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. acknowledges receipt of Groupe Mach Inc.'s conditional proposal letterTransat 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 8Sunwing has announced several additional schedule changes following the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
Canada plans responsible departure from Mali peacekeeping missionCanada 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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