BC Industry News

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.

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.