BC Industry News

MTU Maintenance Canada celebrates 20th anniversary

August 14, 2018

MTU Maintenance Canada, a North American affiliate of German engine manufacturer MTU Aero Engines, celebrated its 20th anniversary in August 2018 with customers, partners, and employees. The event included a ceremony at the facility as well as a trip to the Abbotsford Airshow. Over the past 20 years, MTU Maintenance Canada has seen over 1,100 engine shop visits. Its Accessory Repair Center of excellence, opened in 2011, completes over 11,000 accessory repairs per year. To read the full news release, click here.

UrtheCast Appoints Don Osborne as Chief Executive Officer

June 20, 2018

On June 19th, UrtheCast Corp. announced the appointment of Donald F. Osborne as Chief Executive Officer. Osborne is a seasoned technology executive, having spent more than 30 years in the satellite, space and defence industries – most recently with MDA. He will assume his role with UrtheCast on July 5th. To read the full news release, click here.

Amandeep Kaler named CEO of Avcorp

May 11, 2018

On April 18, 2018, the Board of Directors of Avcorp Group announced the appointment of Amandeep Kaler as CEO of Avcorp Group. Kaler, previously General Manager of Avcorp’s Delta operations, succeeds Peter George, who resigned as CEO in April. George will remain on the Board as a non-executive member and will chair the executive committee to support the transition of Kaler to the Chief Executive role. To read the full text of Avcorp’s news release, click here.

CCAA Announces Aerospace Workshop Series in BC

May 11, 2018

Between June and September, the Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace (CCAA) is offering a series of workshops in BC focusing on Quality Audits, Corrective Actions and Safety Officer Training. For workshop details, click on the links below: Date Workshop Duration (days) City 12-Jun-18 QSA for Airports 2 Prince George 9-Jul-18 Quality Systems Auditor 1 Chilliwack 11-Jul-18 Company Aviation Safety Officer 1 Chilliwack 18-Sep-18 Quality Systems Auditor 2 Vancouver 20-Sep-18 Corrective Actions Plan 1 Vancouver For information on all courses and workshops offered by CCAA, click here. For workshop pricing, and to register, click here. CCAA workshop contact: Kethy SOSSO-KOLLE, 613-727-8272 ext. 261 ksossokolle@avaerocouncil.ca

KF Aero “can’t hire fast enough” – news report

November 23, 2017

In a November 21 report in the Okanagan Edge online business report, Kelowna’s KF Aerospace describes the staffing challenges they’re experiencing as they try to meet current demand. To read the full news story, click here.

Three young leaders in BC’s aerospace and aviation sectors named to Top 20 under 40 list

July 21, 2017

AIAC Pacific congratulates the following three young BC aerospace and aviation industry leaders on being named by Wings and Helicopters magazines to their national Top 20 Under 40 list for 2017: Scott Markwick, Manager, Base Maintenance for Heli-One (Richmond); Dawen Nozdryn-Plotnicki, Director, Advanced Analytics, Boeing Canada (Vancouver); Andrew Persaud, Assistant Chief Pilot, Skylink Express (Vancouver).

MTU Maintenance and Mexico’s Volaris sign 5-year engine accessories contract

July 5, 2017

MTU Maintenance, one of the world’s leading providers of services for commercial aero engines, and Mexican ultra-low-cost airline Volaris have signed an exclusive five-year contract for the management of the carrier’s V2500 engine accessories. Services will be performed at MTU’s Maintenance accessory repair center of excellence in Richmond, BC. Click here to read more.

KF Aerospace wins RCAF maintenance contracts

May 26, 2017

Kelowna’s KF Aerospace has been awarded two Canadian military maintenance contracts. The first is a $21.8-million contract to help maintain the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CC-115 Buffalo search and rescue aircraft for a period of three years. The second contract, valued at $9.6-million, will help maintain the RCAF’s CC-138 Twin Otter aircraft for a period of four years. Both contracts include options for extensions. Media reports on the contract awards can be viewed at: Global News Kelowna Now

MTU Maintenance Canada expands pneumatic starter testing capabilities

May 16, 2017

MTU Maintenance Canada, based in Richmond, B.C., recently installed and implemented a new test cell for high-flow pneumatic starter testing capabilities. The addition of this capability expands the existing engine, accessories, and Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) portfolio of MTU Maintenance, the largest independent provider of engine services worldwide. To read the full news release, click here.

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