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Canadians deserve more information about shipbuilding says Foote, who then refused to answer questions

Canadians deserve more information about shipbuilding says Foote, who then refused to answer questions | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

Procurement minister Judy Foote says Canadians deserve to know more about how the government is spending their dollars on a massive shipbuilding program.


But just minutes later Foote refused to answer questions from journalists about the problem-plagued program and was whisked away in an awaiting vehicle...

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Infographic: American Airlines' Fleet Changes, 2006-16

Infographic: American Airlines' Fleet Changes, 2006-16 | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

American Airlines' fleet transformation the past decade was largely impacted by the announced merger with US Airways in 2013. According to Aviation Week's Fleet Discovery Database, over the past 10 years the airline has increased its fleet size by 40%...

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European Business Aviation Struggling Again

European Business Aviation Struggling Again | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

Declining European business aviation activity in 2015 and early 2016 could signal the start of a downturn like those in 2009 and 2012-13...

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Lockheed Martin Wants To Send Humans To Mars In 12 Years

Lockheed Martin Wants To Send Humans To Mars In 12 Years | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

Before our species set foot on the moon, we orbited it first. The same will probably be true for Mars, and on Wednesday, Lockheed Martin plans to unveil its vision for a spacecraft that could make it happen. The "Mars Base Camp," as the company is calling it, would set up a laboratory, staffed by 6 astronauts, in Mars orbit in 2028.


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Embraer: Bombardier’s Delta CSeries order enabled by unfair subsidies

Embraer: Bombardier’s Delta CSeries order enabled by unfair subsidies | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

Embraer Commercial Aviation president and CEO Paulo Cesar Silva alleges Bombardier won a CSeries order from Delta Air Lines on improper government subsidies...

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Aerospace Industry CTOs On Future Technologies

Aerospace Industry CTOs On Future Technologies | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

What do the people guiding technology investments for the aerospace industry think lies ahead? To find out, Aviation Week talked to the chief technologists of industry leaders: John Tracy, who retires this year after 35 years at Boeing, 10 of them as chief technology officer (CTO); Keoki Jackson, Lockheed Martin CTO; Andy Anderson, deputy CTO at Airbus Group; and Mark Russell, Raytheon’s vice president of engineering, technology and mission assurance.

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The US should challenge the EU to lead lunar development | The Space Review

The US should challenge the EU to lead lunar development | The Space Review | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

As ESA seeks to drum up support for its “Moon Village” concept, the US appears content to focus instead on missions to Mars. Vid Beldavs, in an open letter to the president, argues that the US should push Europe to take the lead on lunar development and take on a supporting role that can help support its own Mars ambitions.


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Andrew Coyne: Good times and bad, the winds always blow money in Bombardier’s direction

Andrew Coyne: Good times and bad, the winds always blow money in Bombardier’s direction | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

The deal with Delta changes everything, right? Well, no. News of the sale was quickly followed by a renewed push for an additional $1.3 billion in federal aid...

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Delta buying 75 Bombardier CSeries jets, with options for 50 more

Delta buying 75 Bombardier CSeries jets, with options for 50 more | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

Montreal-based Bombardier Inc. says it has received a big order for its CSeries passenger jets in a deal with U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines Inc. that could prove to be worth $5.6 billion US...

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Bombardier Receives 20-Airplane Challenger Order

Bombardier Receives 20-Airplane Challenger Order | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it
Bombardier has announced that it has received a firm order for 20 Challenger 350 jets,but declined to identify the buyer for competitive reasons...
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Israel’s F-35 App And Its Implications

Israel’s F-35 App And Its Implications | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

Israel has announced it will equip the F-35s it starts receiving this December with its own command, control, communications and computing (C4) system. The software, produced by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), is an upgrade of an existing C4 system the Israeli air force flies on its F-15 and F-16s...

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Ottawa says Bombardier talks focus on research, jobs, headquarters

Ottawa says Bombardier talks focus on research, jobs, headquarters | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

Canada will not give struggling aircraft maker Bombardier Inc federal aid without assurances on jobs, investment in research and the location of the company's headquarters, a senior government official told Reuters on Wednesday...

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Canada Rethinks Joining US Missile Defense Program

Canada Rethinks Joining US Missile Defense Program | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

VICTORIA, British Columbia — The Canadian government has put the possibility of its military joining the US ballistic missile defense program back on the agenda, a little more than a decade after it rejected taking part in the same ground-based continental system. 


Canada could contribute sites for interceptors or radars for the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense system, according to Canadian military officers. 


 The decision about whether Canada will join the system will be outlined in the new defense review the government is undertaking. That review is to be released in early 2017...

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25 years later: How aerospace saved Summerside

25 years later: How aerospace saved Summerside | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

From protests in the streets and yellow ribbons, to a thriving aerospace sector and a new government-owned Slemon Park Corporation, the last few decades have seen a total transformation of the former CFB Summerside. This year, the former base's first private tenant is celebrating 25 years in business.


Vector Aerospace, originally Atlantic Turbines, now employs more than 450 employees. Vector's workforce accounts for nearly half of the 1,000 employees working in Slemon Park on a daily basis. ..

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Flight-simulator builder CAE soars as it hits record revenues, profits | Toronto Star

Flight-simulator builder CAE soars as it hits record revenues, profits  | Toronto Star | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

Shares in the Montreal-based flight-simulator maker surged on strong fourth-quarter results...

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Bombardier chief calls out industry criticism of CSeries

Bombardier chief calls out industry criticism of CSeries | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

Linking the CSeries to the invention of the 50-seat regional jet, chief executive Alain Bellemare told an audience of high-ranking executives that Bombardier’s high-stakes bet on the 100-150-seat jet market will be vindicated, even as he called on his industry rivals to refrain from criticizing innovative projects...

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AMT cancels contract destined for Bombardier

AMT cancels contract destined for Bombardier | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

The AMT has rejected Bombardier’s proposal for new commuter trains worth worth $103 million and is now preparing a new call for tenders aimed at attracting foreign bids...

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Feds ask Bombardier to prioritize keeping jobs in Canada in bailout talks - Macleans.ca

Feds ask Bombardier to prioritize keeping jobs in Canada in bailout talks - Macleans.ca | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it
LONGUEUIL, Que. – The federal economic development minister is suggesting Bombardier must keep jobs and its head office in Canada as well as maintaining R&D if it is to get US$1 billion from Ottawa. 

Navdeep Bains says negotiations are continuing between the government and the aerospace giant with regard to the Montreal-based company’s request for the money. 

“For us the No. 1 priority is to advance the public interest and the public interest is about good-quality jobs, about R & D and keeping the head office here,” Bains said in Longueuil, Que., as he visited the Canadian Space Agency on Thursday...
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The Next 100 Years: Predictions from Norm Augustine

The Next 100 Years: Predictions from Norm Augustine | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

This year marks another celebrated anniversary: the 50th year since the publication of the first of aerospace pundit Norm Augustine’s Laws that document the foibles of the aerospace profession. 


Although little noted nor long remembered—in spite of still being in print and at one time available in seven languages—the laws have proven to be aggravatingly accurate. Consider just two of them.


Based on data of well-established veracity, one law predicted (in 1966) that “in the year 2054, the entire defense budget will buy just one tactical aircraft—which will have to be shared by the Navy and Air Force 3.5 days a week, with the Marine Corps getting it the extra day on Leap Year...

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Magellan Aerospace Secures Multi-Year $700Mln+ Airbus Contracts

Magellan Aerospace Secures Multi-Year $700Mln+ Airbus Contracts | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

TORONTO, May 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Magellan Aerospace ("Magellan") announced today a contract extension between Magellan Aerospace (UK) Limited ("Magellan UK") and Airbus for the supply of aluminium and titanium structural wing components from Magellan UK's facilities located throughout Europe and its joint ventures in India.


This contract, valued at approximately CDN $700 million, is comprised of precision machined details and assemblies for use on the A320 Family, the A330 Family, and the A380 program. 


In addition to the contract extension for the machined components, Magellan UK was awarded a contract to supply certain A380 wing ribs to Airbus valued at approximately CDN $20 million...

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Aviation Week Podcast: The C Series Turnaround

Aviation Week Podcast: The  C Series Turnaround | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

Aviation Week editors discuss why Delta’s order of 125 Bombardier C Series jets means so much for Bombardier and what it could mean for Airbus and Boeing...

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Couillard says Bombardier will soon receive first payment

Couillard says Bombardier will soon receive first payment | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

Quebec's premier says he expects confidential issues will soon be resolved to finalize the province's US$1 billion funding deal for Bombardier's CSeries passenger jet program...

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New US Composites Strategy Ready for Launch

New US Composites Strategy Ready for Launch | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

The Composites Leadership Forum (CLF) will launch the new UK Composites Strategy at the Composites UK annual conference at the University of Manchester on 11th May 2016. 


 The strategy builds on the success of that published in 2009 and will ensure that the UK maintains its position as one of the world’s leading places for the research and commercial exploitation of composites materials and processes.

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Half of Saudi Arabia's Military Purchases To Be Local

Half of Saudi Arabia's Military Purchases To Be Local | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

The world's third largest military spender, Saudi Arabia, is to direct 50 percent of its military purchases toward local industries...

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New streetcars delayed by Bombardier again | Toronto Star

New streetcars delayed by Bombardier again | Toronto Star | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it
TTC CEO Andy Byford said expected delivery now a mystery with no new schedule in place
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