The General Dynamics Mission Systems Canada facility in Calgary (GDMS-C) is seeking bids from Canadian Small and Medium-sized business (SMEs) interested in participating in the creation of a Future Tactical Network as part of the company’s Internal Research and Development program. BC companies interested in learning more can view the announcement here or email Sebastien Leclerc, Sebastien.Leclerc@gd-ms.ca. NOTE: Interested companies must register by September 22 to be considered for participation.
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, 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.
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, 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.
Danny Sitnam, President and CEO of BC-based Helijet International Inc., is profiled in the April 18, 2017 edition of Business in Vancouver. To read the full article, click here.
The Government of Canada has renewed the membership of the national Space Advisory Board, the role of which is to advise the government on long-term objectives for the space sector. The nine-member board includes one appointment from BC – UVic’s Dr. Afzal Suleman. To read the full news release, click here. For bios on all nine Space Advisory Board members, click here.
Langley, B.C.-based MRO provider, Canwest Aerospace, has signed a deal with Honeywell Aerospace to distribute avionics products. Click here to read more.
ASCO selected by BOEING as long-term supplier of hard metal and aluminum structural aircraft componentsMarch 22, 2017
Zaventem, Belgium – ASCO, world leader in design and manufacturing of high-lift mechanism devices, complex mechanical assemblies and major functional parts for the aerospace industry, signed with Boeing a long-term contract for the production of hard metal and aluminum structural components and assemblies.
The Government of Canada will invest $17.6 million through the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI) to support Urthecast in developing world-leading earth observation technologies. Click here to read the Government of Canada News Release. Click here to read Urthecast’s News Release.