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Aerospace industry trade war? $2 billion at stake as Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister reviews Boeing sole sourcing

Aerospace industry trade war? $2 billion at stake as Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister reviews Boeing sole sourcing

With the U.S. administration publicly challenging its trade relationship with Canada, and on the heels of an action by Boeing to take Canadian Bombardier to international court, a trade war — or at least a war of words — seems inevitable.     So far, it’s just words, but the stakes are large. Canada favours… Continue Reading

High speed rail finally coming to Toronto-Windsor corridor? What will Ontario high speed look like?

High speed rail finally coming to Toronto-Windsor corridor? What will Ontario high speed look like?

Kathleen Wynne, along with Deb Matthews and Steven Del Duca, announced last week that plans were underway to bring high speed rail to the Toronto-Windsor Corridor, with $15 million being invested in a comprehensive environmental assessment. The decision was made after extensive research and deliberations about the feasibility of the project — on again and… Continue Reading

Richard Browning invents super human 450 km per hour “Iron Man” flight suit (video)

Richard Browning invents super human 450 km per hour “Iron Man” flight suit (video)

The idea of having superhuman capabilities, especially the ability to fly, has captivated us since at least the time of Ancient Greece, when, in myth, Daedalus fabricated wings so he, and son Icarus, could escape an island. Even the great Leonardo DaVinci created his own flying machines. In modern times, when our current mythology includes… Continue Reading

Bombardier upbeat about growth prospects now that CSeries jets are flying

Bombardier upbeat about growth prospects now that CSeries jets are flying

Bombardier’s chief executive has presented a decidedly upbeat assessment of the plane maker’s prospects for 2017. During an investor briefing in New York City, Alain Bellemare told investors and industry analysts that the company’s turnaround plan was “on track” for US$25 billion a year in revenue, and US$1.75 billion in profits by 2020. Huge progress… Continue Reading

Government urges aerospace innovation, adoption of new technologies

Government urges aerospace innovation, adoption of new technologies

Speaking at an Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) conference today, the federal minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development promised to work with the industries to support the research and entrepreneurship that will keep them “ahead of the curve” in innovation and competitiveness. To help achieve this, Navdeep Bains said he would “revitalize” the… Continue Reading

Mississauga aerospace firm announces major contracts with Boeing, F-35 program

Mississauga aerospace firm announces major contracts with Boeing, F-35 program

Magellan Aerospace, the Mississauga-based designer and manufacturer of components and assemblies for aerospace markets, announced today that its decade-long contract with BAE Systems to produce horizontal tail assemblies for the Lockheed-Martin F-35 Lightning II jet fighter aircraft will continue for another two years. The value of the two-year continuation of the existing contract is more… Continue Reading

Hopes high for Bombardier CSeries breakthrough at Farnborough Airshow

Hopes high for Bombardier CSeries breakthrough at Farnborough Airshow

Bombardier’s CS100 aircraft is set to be one of the “stars” of this year’s Farnborough airshow, according to England’s Guardian newspaper, though not exactly for the highly technical reasons usually touted by its manufacturer. The Guardian writer focuses on the fact that the C Series planes have wider seats than competitors’ planes, an improvement Bombardier… Continue Reading

More government support for Quebec aerospace industry

More government support for Quebec aerospace industry

The Quebec government has moved once more to support the province’s aerospace sector, committing $250 million in direct aid toward expanding and diversifying the industry. Premier Philippe Couillard also promised an additional $260 million in loans and other financing arrangements. The investment is made with the expectation that it will generate up to $2.8 billion… Continue Reading

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3D printing, or additive manufacturing, becoming more mainstream across many manufacturing sectors
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