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.
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.
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.
Ted Croft, partner and co-founder of Abbotsford-based Pyrotek Aerospace, has been elected Chairman of the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA). Click here to read more.