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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

Bombardier promises to deal with Toronto’s streetcars, while CSeries sales take off

Bombardier promises to deal with Toronto’s streetcars, while CSeries sales take off

It seems that being the world’s leading manufacturer of trains and planes means having twice as many opportunities for growth, and twice as many opportunities for problems. Bombardier’s long-simmering problem of delayed streetcar deliveries to the Toronto Transit Commission could be boiling over, as the company’s CEO, Alain Bellemare, has said he is “not pleased.”… Continue Reading

Lockheed Martin seeking industry partners in new innovation and research facility

Lockheed Martin seeking industry partners in new innovation and research facility

Lockheed Martin Canada opened its new Impact Centre in Ottawa today, the company announced in a statement. The technology and innovation incubator is designed to bring Canadian industry and the academic community together for research and development, and to promote the growth of small businesses in the defence and technology sectors. The initial focus will… Continue Reading

CAE to acquire Lockheed Martin flight training division

CAE to acquire Lockheed Martin flight training division

CAE of Montreal has reached a conditional agreement to purchase US defence contractor Lockheed Martin’s Commercial Flight Training division. CAE did not disclose details of the transaction, saying only that the “relatively small, bolt-on acquisition” would allow it to expand its customer installed base of commercial flight simulators. CAE also obtains a number of “useful… Continue Reading

Subsidies part of the game in global aerospace industry

Subsidies part of the game in global aerospace industry

In the high stakes global commercial jetliner industry, the two undisputed principal players, representing the US and Europe, are Boeing and Airbus. Since 1992, government support for the aircraft industry, both direct and indirect, has been regulated by a bilateral EU-US agreement. Nevertheless, the two giants have been hauling each other into court for decades,… Continue Reading

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