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Snowbirds and their jets to return to Canada after the crash in Georgia
Nov27

Snowbirds and their jets to return to Canada after the crash in Georgia

On October 13, a CT-114 Tutor aircraft from the Canadian Armed Forces Air Demonstration Team (Snowbirds) crashed on its way to the Atlanta Air Show that was being held at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. Luckily, the pilot Captain Kevin Domon-Grenier ejected successfully before the accident and escaped with minor injuries.  According to the investigator’s report, the...

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CAE upgrades FTDs for ‘more immersive and realistic’ ground-based training for NFTC program
Nov26

CAE upgrades FTDs for ‘more immersive and realistic’ ground-based training for NFTC program

As part of its pilot training program with the Royal Canadian Air Force, CAE recently completed major upgrades to the CT-156 Harvard (T-6) and CT-155 Hawk flight training devices (FTDs) at 15 Wing Moose Jaw. FTDs are used for ground-based training as part of the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program for which CAE is the prime contractor....

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FAcT to Deliver Relevant, Flexible and Effective Aircrew Training Solution
Nov11

FAcT to Deliver Relevant, Flexible and Effective Aircrew Training Solution

An interview with Colonel Pete Saunders, Director of Air Simulation and Training, Royal Canadian Air Force In February 2016, the Future Aircrew Training program was granted a broader scope to include current Air Combat Systems Officers (ACSO) and Airborne Electronic Sensor Operators, otherwise known as AES Ops. As a result, the “Future Pilot Training Project” was renamed Future Aircrew...

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SkyAlyne: A True Canadian Collaboration for FAcT
Oct30

SkyAlyne: A True Canadian Collaboration for FAcT

In May 2018, CAE and KF Aerospace joined together to form SkyAlyne Canada – a 50/50 joint venture to focus on developing and delivering military pilot and aircraft training in Canada. These two companies currently deliver all phases of pilot training to the Royal Canadian Air Force through the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program and the Contracted...

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Surviving and Growing: the constant challenges of SMBs in Canada’s Defence and Aerospace Domain
Sep04

Surviving and Growing: the constant challenges of SMBs in Canada’s Defence and Aerospace Domain

With billions of dollars announced for new programs and an acquisition budget coupled with defence procurement policies, it may seem that the environment is ideal for SMBs to grow and prosper in the coming years. The reality is not as simple as SMBs need to navigate their way through the procurement processes and constant delays in programs. Accessibility to...

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The Future of Simulation and Training Tech
Jul12

The Future of Simulation and Training Tech

The Government of Canada lists Training and Simulation as one of Canada’s Key Industrial Capabilities (KIC): a capability that Canada believes should be invested in on major defence and Coast Guard procurements by forming part of a bidder’s Value Proposition (VP). All this is not surprising because Canada boasts one of the first and largest simulation and training companies...

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