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November 17, 2014
FEATURED NEWS: Viking's Curtis elected AIAC Board Chair
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ING Robotic opens new Ottawa-Orleans office

The Hon. James Moore, minister of industry Canada, officially opened ING Robotic's new Ottawa facility yesterday. >> Read full article

Employers see shortfalls in skills

Despite Canada's track record in producing highly educated graduates, employers report that deficits in key skills are resulting in lower quality products and services, weaker productivity and less innovation. >> Read full article

Provincial Aerospace purchase boosts Exchange Income Corp.

It's been a tough couple of years for the new owners of Provincial Aerospace Ltd. But at least one wealth management expert in Toronto says the acquisition of the St. John's-based aerospace and defence company should bode well for Exchange Income Corp., the Manitoba company that bought PAL last week. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 
David C. Curtis

Viking's Curtis elected AIAC Board Chair

The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada has announced the election of David C. Curtis as Chair of the Board of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada for 2014-2015. Curtis succeeds Barry Kohler, President, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd., who occupied the post over the past year.

"I am touched by the vote of confidence from my colleagues and happy to honour this commitment," said Curtis. "Canadian aerospace is a model of innovation in our economy, and in this globalized and ultra-competitive industry we must continue to stand apart and demonstrate value. We are truly all in this together. I look forward to working with my counterparts in government and in the industry to set the stage for our innovative companies who will capture those valuable opportunities while setting a standard that is uniquely Canadian."
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Gulfstream begins delivering G650ER to customers

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently delivered the first fully outfitted G650ER business jet to a customer, ahead of the 2015 projected delivery date. >> Read full article

Latin America, Caribbean airlines will need 2,300 aircraft by 2033

According to Airbus' latest Global Market Forecast (GMF), Latin American and Caribbean Airlines will require 2,294 new passenger and freighter aircraft between 2014 and 2033, including 1,784 single-aisle, 481 twin-aisle and 29 very large aircraft (VLA) worth and estimated US$292 billion. >> Read full article

Boeing reaches deal on composites for 777X wings

Boeing has signed a memorandum of agreement with leading composite supplier Toray Industries to expand its current contract for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to include 777x wings. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

International Council of Air Shows Annual Convention

December 8-11, 2014
Location: Las Vegas, Nev. >> More Info

4th Annual SMS/QA Symposium

Jan. 4-6, 2015
Location: Coronado Resort Walt Disney World - Orlando, Fla. >> More Info