BC Industry News

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.

UVic’s Dr. Afzal Suleman named to national Space Advisory Board

April 19, 2017

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.

Bombardier donates aircraft to BCIT

March 1, 2017

Bombardier’s first-ever donation of a commercial aircraft to an educational institute signals the company’s support for developing aerospace skills in Canada. To read more click here.

GARDN Seeks Funding Submissions for Green Aerospace Initiatives

November 8, 2016

The Green Aviation Research & Development Network (GARDN) has announced its fourth and final call for proposals. In particular GARDN is seeking “small” projects of up to 24 months in duration and about $300,000 to which it would contribute 50 percent or $150,000. Completed applications are being accepted until 1 pm (PDT) on Friday, December 2nd. For information, please visit http://gardn.org/projects/submit-a-research-project/ The Green Aviation Research & Development Network (GARDN) is a non-profit organization funded by the Business-Led Network of Centres of Excellence (BL-NCE) of the Government of Canada and the Canadian aerospace industry. To increase Canada’s aerospace competitiveness, GARDN funds collaborative projects that can reduce the environmental footprint of the next generation of aircraft, engines and avionics systems developed in Canada. GARDN helps its members from academia and industry bring their innovative ideas to life.