Bluedrop’s Rear Crew Mission Trainer – a fully immersive virtual trainer
Aug01

Bluedrop’s Rear Crew Mission Trainer – a fully immersive virtual trainer

With substantial cost savings over live training, virtual training has been increasing in popularity globally, especially in the military sector. The advantage that virtual training brings though, is not only limited to cost benefits, it also provides safety for the crew, improved navigation, the growth of skills, improved communications, less operational risks, data capture and improved user performance. It...

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CAE celebrates 70 years of innovation
Jul10

CAE celebrates 70 years of innovation

As a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets, CAE is continuing to help define global training standards through its innovative virtual-to-live training solutions. These solutions make flying safer, maintain defence force readiness and enhance patient safety. With 8,000 employees, 160 sites and training locations in over 35 countries, CAE trains more...

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EP 54: Interview with Lee Obst, Rockwell Collins Canada
Jun06

EP 54: Interview with Lee Obst, Rockwell Collins Canada

In this show, you’ll hear from Lee Obst, President and Managing Director at Rockwell Collins Canada. Terri Pavelic, Editor-in-Chief of Vanguard spoke with Lee a few days ago during their open house event in Ottawa.     Rockwell Collins is multinational company headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa providing avionics and information technology systems and services to governmental agencies and...

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CAE awarded $300-M FWSAR training contract
Feb14

CAE awarded $300-M FWSAR training contract

Aviation training solutions company CAE announced that it has secured the contract to provide comprehensive aircrew and maintenance training services to support the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) fixed-wing search and rescue (FWSAR) program. The contract awarded by aerospace company Airbus Defence and Space is worth approximately $200 million over the next 11 years. It includes the option for...

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CAE bags $1-B training contract with CRAF, U.S. Army
Jan13

CAE bags $1-B training contract with CRAF, U.S. Army

Simulation technology company CAE announced a major win on Thursday with the conclusion of negotiations of two long-term training contracts with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and the United States Army worth $1 billion, including options. The contract which the Montreal, the Que.-based company signed with Canada’s Air Force involves the modification and extension to 2023 of the...

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Meet Santa’s Canadian escort pilots and trackers
Dec21

Meet Santa’s Canadian escort pilots and trackers

Special bulletin from the Royal Canadian Air Force The Canadian NORAD Region (CANR) is set to kick off the 61st anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey from the North Pole with the naming of escort pilots and tracking crews for the important job. “The responsibility of keeping watchful eyes over North American airspace 24/7 rests with our men and...

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