It may be not be the largest aerospace cluster in Canada, but there’s no denying that Manitoba’s burgeoning aerospace hub is one of the nation’s most impressive and diverse.
Canada has embarked on a venture to update the fighter jet capability of its air force, most notably marked by a surprise announcement during the summer doldrums in July 2010 that the government had committed to purchase 65 aircraft at a program cost of just over $17 billion.
Now comes the hard part. With its first flight out of the way, Bombardier needs to beef up the order book for its CSeries, which sat at a meagre 177 firm orders at the time of its first flight on Oct. 16
In the same way that Rolls-Royce is synonymous with the finest motorcars or Feadship is considered to be the most enduring brand of custom-built yachts, the Gulfstream name has long been associated with the grandest line of corporate aircraft.
It was suppertime when the hail started to fall. Once the skies went dark over Calgary on Sept. 7, 1991, hailstones some 10 centimetres in diameter pounded suburban neighbourhoods for close to 30 minutes.
In terms of its influence on Canadian aerospace, it’s difficult to match the power of the Montreal aerospace cluster.
Fearing a shortage of workers in the Canadian aerospace industry in the years ahead, Aéro Montréal wants to encourage more young people to consider a career in aerospace.
There was a series of articles in national media a couple of months ago lamenting the passing of the “Golden Age of Aviation” in Canada – that mythical, mystical time when air travel was exotic.
While a decision by Bombardier to offer as many as 160 seats on the larger of its two new CSeries aircraft was made to attract orders from low-cost airlines
Operators of all sizes are always searching for ways to cut costs and improve safety: thanks to several emerging technologies, goals of fiscal responsibility and more refined operations are more attainable than ever.
The term Wi-Fi is by no means new or unknown to most people today.
The issue of green aviation is both very complicated and very simple.
Those involved in aviation tend to get excited about most new technological advances.
Here’s a carbon reduction initiative that appears to have legs.
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