Canada announces steps to merge the Australian F-18s into its current fleet
Dec15

Canada announces steps to merge the Australian F-18s into its current fleet

With the recent announcement to purchase 18 used Australian F-18 fighter jets, Canada has issued a list of steps needed to integrate the F-18s with its current fleet of CF-18s. Life extension and upgrade Canada is planning to proceed with technical work to modify the Australian F-18 aircraft to meet similar configuration of the CF-18s. This will make it...

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RFP for Canada’s future fighter jets could be out by 2019
Nov13

RFP for Canada’s future fighter jets could be out by 2019

The competition for Canada’s future fighter jets may start in less than two years, according to Lt. Gen. Michael Hood, Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). “The plan right now is to have a request for proposal out to industry by 2019,” the commander said during an exclusive interview with Defence News. “A 2019 RFP would get...

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EP 70: Iron Ram 2017, Discovery Air gets CATS program and a visit to Air Mobility Training Centre in Trenton
Nov09

EP 70: Iron Ram 2017, Discovery Air gets CATS program and a visit to Air Mobility Training Centre in Trenton

In this show, Exercise IRON RAM to sharpen Canadian Army soldiers combat skills, Discovery Air Defence has been awarded the contract for the CATS program, and hear about Marcello Sukhdeo’s visit to the Air Mobility Training Centre in Trenton.   Show Notes: About 2,400 soldiers from the Canadian Army that are a part of the 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade...

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AIAC elects Cynthia Garneau, President of Bell Helicopter Textron Canada as new Chair
Nov07

AIAC elects Cynthia Garneau, President of Bell Helicopter Textron Canada as new Chair

Earlier today, the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) announced the appointment of Cynthia Garneau, President of Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, as Chair of the AIAC Board of Directors. Garneau, who is responsible for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada’s Mirabel operations, is taking over from David Gossen, President of IMP Aerospace & Defence, who served as Chair of the AIAC...

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Cybersecurity in aviation should be a piece of cake
Nov06

Cybersecurity in aviation should be a piece of cake

By: Valarie Findlay No industry is immune to cyber breaches, but few evoke visions of catastrophic loss and devastation than an aviation cyber attack. Despite being the safest mode of transport, the aviation industry’s potential for large-scale loss makes it a high-value target for malicious actors. Aviation’s inextricably connected systems and processes present numerous contact points for cyber threats,...

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EP 69: The wind beneath their wings, an interview with Marc Bouvrette, Gap Wireless
Nov02

EP 69: The wind beneath their wings, an interview with Marc Bouvrette, Gap Wireless

In this show, Marcello Sukhdeo talks with Marc Bouvrette, president of Gap Wireless about Unmanned Aerial Vehicle solutions (UAVs). Hear about UAV trends, solutions, applications, training, regulations, and what to expect beyond 2020. Questions include: What trends are you seeing in the marketplace for Enterprise-grade drones and other UAV solutions? What differentiates drones suited for the enterprise versus consumer-level...

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