The Loomex Group is holding what it describes as a unique training opportunity from November 18 to 20, 2018, at its headquarters at Peterborough Regional Airport. The 24-hour emergency training exercise, explains Loomex, is ideally suited for personnel working at municipalities, airports, police departments, fire departments, emergency management services, hospitals, social services, universities, school boards and private enterprises.
The Northern Lights Aero Foundation in May 2018 introduced eight recipients of its 10th annual Elsie MacGill Northern Lights Awards program. Each year, the not-for-profit foundation honours outstanding Canadian women who have made significant contributions in their field of aviation and aerospace, and who continue to lay the groundwork to attract other women to enter or excel in these industries.
At first glance it still looks like a duck out of water; an Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX navigating the tarmac at London’s Heathrow Airport alongside the larger birds of the world’s biggest trans-Atlantic airlines, including Air Canada’s own seven-eights and triple-sevens. An odd site, perhaps, but an increasingly common one. Since taking delivery of its first 737 MAX 8, Air Canada has planted the airplane on north-Atlantic routes between Toronto, Montréal and Ireland, and Halifax, St. John’s and London.
A handful of government and private-sector operations have launched an AI challenge program aimed at start-ups, scale-ups, SMEs or researchers to illustrate how machine learning can improve aerodynamic testing for aeroplanes. More specifically, the challenge is designed for innovators to explore how AI technologies can help in the development of ice protection systems.
Cedric Savineau becomes general manager for Avcorp’s facility in Delta, British Columbia, which focuses on structures and integration. With three facilities, Avcorp Group provides a range of metallic, metal bond and composite manufacturing and assembly services to the world’s leading aircraft OEMs, including BAE Systems, Boeing, Bombardier, Lockheed Martin and Subaru, as well as component repair services to support airline operators and MROs.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its investigation report on a collision between two flying school aircraft that occurred over St-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec, in March 2017. The investigation determined that both pilots, who were flying solo under visual flight rules in controlled airspace, had deviated from the altitude restrictions provided by air traffic control before colliding in mid-air.
Boeing will build the U.S. Navy’s first operational carrier-based unmanned aircraft, the MQ-25 Stingray aerial refueler, through an US$805 million ($1.1 billion) contract. Boeing was awarded the engineering and manufacturing development contract to provide four aircraft. It plans to perform the MQ-25 work in St. Louis.
Airbus’ Perlan Mission II, which the company describes as the world’s first initiative to pilot an engineless aircraft to the edge of space, is in the process of making history in El Calafate, Argentina. Leveraging what the team describes as stratospheric mountain waves, rare air currents that develop in just a few places on earth for a short period of time each year, the pressurized Perlan 2 glider on August 26 set a record by soaring to a pressure altitude of more than 62,000 feet (60,669 feet GPS altitude).
From an engineering standpoint, Boeing explains its new 737 MAX 10 airplane will be a straightforward stretch of the MAX 9, which entered service in 2018. More than 95 per cent of the design and 90 per cent of the build of the MAX 10 will be identical to previous models. The primary difference in the MAX 10 compared to other models, explains Boeing, is in the new, levered design of the main landing gear.
Air China Limited at the end of August released results for the first six months of 2018, ended June 30, 2018. This included a revenue increase of approximately 12 per cent to RMB64.2 billion ($12.4 billion) when compared to the corresponding period in 2017. Operating expenses for Air China increased by 12.5 per cent year over year to RMB59.6 billion ($11.5 billion).
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