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Aerospace Industries Association of Canada announces Vision2025 led by Hon. Jean Charest

Aerospace Industries Association of Canada announces Vision2025 led by Hon. Jean Charest | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it
OTTAWA (Ontario), October 9, 2018 –Today, the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada officially launched VISION 2025, to be led by the Honourable Jean Charest, currently a partner at McCarthy Tétrault. 

Vision 2025: Beyond our Imagination is an industry-led initiative to start a new dialogue between industry, government, the public, and other stakeholders that will chart a course for Canada’s future in the international aerospace sector. ..
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An overview of Vision 2025: Beyond our Imagination is available online at https://aiac.ca/vision2025/
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How Airbus Plans To Fly Out Of Its ‘Perfect Storm’ | Aviation Week

How Airbus Plans To Fly Out Of Its ‘Perfect Storm’ | Aviation Week | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it
Tom Williams—Airbus Commercial’s chief operating officer—has weathered a lot during his decades at Airbus. He was there during the A380 production meltdown more than 10 years ago, worked on building the production system for the A350 and participated in numerous other key decisions. 

The year leading up to his retirement at the end of 2018 was particularly difficult. In fact, Williams calls it a “perfect storm....
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CAE to acquire Bombardier Business Aircraft Training for US$645 million to expand its position in business aviation training

CAE to acquire Bombardier Business Aircraft Training for US$645 million to expand its position in business aviation training | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it
CAE has agreed to acquire Bombardier’s Business Aircraft Training (BAT) business for an enterprise value of US$645 million, expanding its ability to address the training market for customers operating Bombardier business jets, which at more than 4,800 aircraft, is one of the largest and most valuable in-service fleets of business aircraft in the world. 

The acquisition will also serve to expand CAE’s position in the largest and fastest growing segment of the business aviation training market, involving medium- and large-cabin business jets. 

The acquisition provides CAE with talented people, a portfolio of customers, and an established recurring training business which is highly complementary to CAE’s network...
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Engineers fly first-ever plane with no moving parts

Engineers fly first-ever plane with no moving parts | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

Since the first airplane took flight over 100 years ago, virtually every aircraft in the sky has flown with the help of moving parts such as propellers, turbine blades, and fans, which are powered by the combustion of fossil fuels or by battery packs that produce a persistent, whining buzz.


Now MIT engineers have built and flown the first-ever plane with no moving parts. Instead of propellers or turbines, the light aircraft is powered by an "ionic wind"—a silent but mighty flow of ions that is produced aboard the plane, and that generates enough thrust to propel the plane...

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Longview’s Viking Unit Aims To Secure Q400 Future | Aviation Week

Longview’s Viking Unit Aims To Secure Q400 Future | Aviation Week | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

Longview Aviation Capital entered the picture in 2016, when it was formed to manage a portfolio of long-term investments in the Canadian aerospace industry...

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A Lockheed Martin Study of its Economic Impact in Canada

A Lockheed Martin Study of its Economic Impact in Canada | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

Subscribe Lockheed Martin has been operating in Canada for nearly 80 years across all lines of business supporting both defence and commercial sectors. In 2018, Lockheed Martin retained PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to estimate its economic footprint in Canada over the last 10 years (2008-2017) and to explore the extent to which this economic footprint supports the Canadian government’s priorities. The following represents the executive summary of this report, for the complete report go to https://www.lockheedmartin.com/content/dam/lockheed/data/canada/documents/PwC_Economic_Impact_Study_of_Canada.pdf

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Large gov't contractors often issue studies to promote their participation in local economies before bidding on new Federal contracts...
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Flying taxi startup Lilium hires former Audi and Airbus executives

Flying taxi startup Lilium hires former Audi and Airbus executives | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

Flying taxi startup Lilium has announced some key new hires in the form of a trio of Audi and Airbus employees. Mirko Reuter, who was the head of automated driving at Audi, has been appointed Lilium's new head of autonomous flight, where he'll "further develop all necessary and critical key competencies in regards to the...challenges of autonomous aircraft systems," according to a press release. 


Reuter's education and background in mechatronics, robotics and automation engineering should make him well-equipped to handle Lilium's technical minuta...

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Anti-Corruption Probe Targets Bombardier’s Russian Middlemen

Anti-Corruption Probe Targets Bombardier’s Russian Middlemen | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

A group of businessmen whose Russian government connections helped Bombardier Inc. win dozens of foreign railway projects has been ensnared in a sweeping anti-corruption probe that alleges officials at the highest levels were paid bribes in exchange for public contracts...

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Confidential: Document Details Scope & Ambition of Boeing-Embraer Joint Venture

Confidential: Document Details Scope & Ambition of Boeing-Embraer Joint Venture | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

October 4, 2018 - by Jon Ostrower by The Air CurrentEmbraer and Boeing on July 5 formally unveiled their plans to establish a joint venture, carving out the Brazilian manufacturer's commercial aircraft business and creating a yet-to-be-branded NewCo.


The $4.75 billion 80-20% partnership was the culmination of years of industrial courtship between the pair, dating back to Embraer's contributions on McDonnell Douglas' MD-11 program...

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Airbus aggressively sourcing more Canadian content

Airbus aggressively sourcing more Canadian content | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

When Tom Enders, then the chief executive officer of Airbus, announced in October 2017 that Canada would become the company’s fifth home country and first outside of Europe, following a deal with Bombardier to acquire a majority stake in the C Series passenger jet, small- and medium-sized Canadian aerospace companies had reason to be optimistic...

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Looking up - Canada’s success at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow is a sign of general optimism in commercial aviation

Looking up - Canada’s success at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow is a sign of general optimism in commercial aviation | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

As it launched into the blue, cloud-streaked sky over Farnborough International Airport in mid-July, the aircraft formerly known as Bombardier’s C Series CS300 seemed to blend in as much as it stood out...

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Canadian aerospace featured at Farnborough airshow

Canadian aerospace featured at Farnborough airshow | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will lead the Canadian delegation at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow...

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NRC and Airbus Renew R&T Agreement - Canadian Defence Review

NRC and Airbus Renew R&T Agreement - Canadian Defence Review | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it
The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Airbus have renewed their framework agreement on research and technology (R&T) cooperation. This new five-year agreement builds on a long-standing relationship between the two organisations to cooperate on R&T development which spans more than 30 years. The NRC-Airbus agreement will cover a wide range of technical subjects and technologies...
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Jean Charest kicks off Vision 2025 Engagement Days in Toronto

Jean Charest kicks off Vision 2025 Engagement Days in Toronto | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it
TORONTO (Ontario), December 10, 2018 – Former Deputy Prime Minister and Quebec Premier Jean Charest kicked off the first Vision 2025 engagement day in Toronto today, meeting with industry leaders, government officials and educators to begin charting a course for the future of aerospace in Canada...
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Longview Aviation Capital Corp. Acquires Dash 8 Program from Bombardier Inc.

Longview Aviation Capital Corp. Acquires Dash 8 Program from Bombardier Inc. | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

Longview Aviation Capital Corp., parent company to Viking Air Limited, a leading Canadian aircraft manufacturer, today agreed to acquire, through an affiliate, the entire Dash 8 program including the 100, 200 and 300 series and the in-production Q400 program from Bombardier Inc. Also included as part of the transaction are rights to the de Havilland name and trademark in an all-Canadian transaction...

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Bombardier cutting 5,000 jobs, selling Q400 and flight training programs

Bombardier cutting 5,000 jobs, selling Q400 and flight training programs | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc. announced Thursday it will shed 5,000 jobs company-wide and sell off two units as part of chief executive Alain Bellemare’s five-year plan to rein in costs, focus on rail and business jets and reduce the net long-term debt of $9 billion...

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Jean Charest Launches Vision 2025 at 2018 Canadian Aerospace Summit

Jean Charest Launches Vision 2025 at 2018 Canadian Aerospace Summit | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it
OTTAWA (Ontario) – Former Deputy Prime Minister and Quebec Premier Jean Charest officially launched Vision 2025: Beyond our Imagination, at the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada’s (AIAC) 2018 Canadian Aerospace Summit in Ottawa this week. 

Mr. Charest will lead the initiative which will convene industry leaders, government representatives, members of the public, and other stakeholders for a cross-country series of discussions about the future of aerospace in Canada, starting on December 10 in Toronto...
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Mr. Charest will be leading Vision 2025 engagement days in key aerospace communities across Canada, including: 

Toronto – December 10 
Montreal – December 13 
Vancouver – January 10 
Halifax – January 17 
Winnipeg – January 28 

While Canada’s aerospace sector ranks fifth globally and contributed nearly $25 billion to the national economy and almost 190,000 jobs in 2017 alone, a comprehensive strategy to guide the country’s investment in the sector has not been proposed for decades.

For more information on Vision 2025, check out the "Vision 2025: Beyond our Imagination" website at https://aiac.ca/vision2025/
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Longview Aviation subsidiary buys Q400 program from Bombardier for $300M - Video

Longview Aviation subsidiary buys Q400 program from Bombardier for $300M - Video | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

Bombardier has announced that it is selling its Q series aircraft program and the De Havilland trademark to a subsidiary of Longview Aviation for close to $300 million. 


David Curtis, chairman at Longview Aviation, joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss the deal...

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Bombardier cutting 5,000 jobs, selling Q Series aircraft | CBC News

Bombardier cutting 5,000 jobs, selling Q Series aircraft | CBC News | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

Bombardier has announced measures that will translate to 5,000 job losses, more than half of them in Canada, over the next 12 to 18 months...

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CNW | Magellan Awarded CDN $140 Million Contract Extension with Airbus

CNW | Magellan Awarded CDN $140 Million Contract Extension with Airbus | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Magellan Aerospace Corporation ("Magellan") announced today, that they have secured a six year agreement with Airbus for a contract extension for the manufacture of A350 XWB centre wing box and keel beam detail parts. 


It is estimated that revenue generated from this work package will exceed CDN $140 million dollars over the term of the contract. The package consists of a number of large structural, machined components, and will be manufactured by Magellan in the United Kingdom and supplied to the Airbus assembly facility in Nantes, France...

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Aérospatiale: le Canada de plus en plus séduisant | Jean-François Codère | Transports

Aérospatiale: le Canada de plus en plus séduisant | Jean-François Codère | Transports | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

Cinquième l'an dernier, le Canada est maintenant le deuxième pays le plus attirant pour les constructeurs aéronautiques, derrière les États-Unis, selon un

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Fifth last year, Canada is now the second most attractive country for aircraft manufacturers, behind the United States, according to a study released this week.
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3D printed impeller allows unmanned aircraft to operate for thousands of hours without need for repairs

3D printed impeller allows unmanned aircraft to operate for thousands of hours without need for repairs | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

San Antonio TX (SPX) Sep 06, 2018 - Southwest Research Institute engineers are developing a cooled, radial gas turbine for a small generator that provides thousands of hours of electricity to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)...

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CASI on Twitter: "Canada history: Aug 16, 1947, first flight of the Beaver

On August 16, 1947, a brand new type of plane took off from the DeHavilland factory and airstrip at Downsview, just outside of Toronto, Ontario. It was the first flight of a new plane designed specifically for use in difficult areas. In some lists, the plane has been classed as one of Canada’s top inventions of the last century.
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This Guy Hacked Hundreds Of Planes From The Ground

This Guy Hacked Hundreds Of Planes From The Ground | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

Throughout November and December last year, Ruben Santamarta sat in front of his computer peeking inside the technical bowels of hundreds of aircraft flying thousands of meters above him. 


That included commercial aircraft operated by some of the biggest airlines in the world. 


He believes it may've been the first time anyone had hacked planes from the ground by taking advantage of weaknesses in satellite equipment...

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Ultimate’s Radical Engine Innovations Exhibiting At Farnborough Airshow | Aviation Week

Ultimate’s Radical Engine Innovations Exhibiting At Farnborough Airshow | Aviation Week | Canadian Aerospace News | Scoop.it

The team behind the Ultimate project for breakthrough engine concepts is here exhibiting three-dimensional mockups of the potential innovation its members have studied...

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