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BMT Fleet Technology Welcomes New President
BMT Fleet Technology, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, a leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced the appointment of Darcy Byrtus as President. Darcy joins BMT from General Dynamics Canada where he held the post of Director of
Vard Marine Opens Canadian Operation
Vard Holdings, a major global designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialized vessels has established a new subsidiary for ship design, engineering and sales activities in Canada. Vard Marine is a ship design and marine engineering company providing solutions for offshore and specialized
Last Soldiers Return Home from Afghanistan
The final flight returning remaining Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel deployed to Afghanistan returned to Canada today, after the end of major military operations for Canada in Afghanistan.
Kelowna Flightcraft Joins Canadian Fixed Wing SAR Team
Team Spartan, comprised of Alenia Aermacchi, General Dynamics Canada, and DRS Technologies Canada has announced the addition of Kelowna Flightcraft, a leading Canadian aircraft in-service support (ISS) provider to its team that is pursuing the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Fixed Wing Search
Davie Welcomes 850th Employee
Quebec Premier, Pauline Marois announced the hiring of the 850th employee at Chantier Davie Canada.  Together with the CEO of Davie Alan Bowen, and director Alex Vicefield, they spoke of the major achievements that took place over the past year; further strengthening Davie's position as the
Australia to Acquire Northrop Grumman UAV
Prime Minister for Australia Tony Abbott said the Australian Government has committed to the acquisition of the Triton Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), subject to the successful completion of the US Navy development programme. 

Textron Completes Acquisition of Beechcraft
Textron today announced it has closed its acquisition of Beech Holdings, LLC, the parent of Beechcraft Corporation, and that it will bring together its Cessna business and Beechcraft to form a new segment called Textron Aviation. Cessna and Beechcraft together produced
CAE Joins GD and Alenia on Team T-100
CAE, a leading provider of simulators and ground-based training systems, has joined the General Dynamics C4 Systems-led Team T-100 to deliver a cost-effective, off-the-shelf integrated training system for the U.S. Air Force next generation fighter training program. General Dynamics C4
First F-35 Lightning II arrives at Luke Air Force Base
Escorted by two F-16s, Luke Air Force Base’s in Arizona received its first F-35 Lightning II from the Lockheed Martin factory in Fort Worth, Tex. 
Completion of Canada's Military Mission in Afghanistan
A flag lowering ceremony marking the end of Canada's military mission in Afghanistan was held today at ISAF headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. After more than 12 years, the largest deployment of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel since the Second World War has drawn to a close.
Canadian FELLFAB Partners on Load Carriage Systems
FELLFAB President Eric Taylor and Granite Gear, LLC CEO Bryan Kinsley jointly announced that a strategic alliance has been set in place between the two companies. Granite Gear, LLC of Two Harbors, Minnesota, has granted FELLFAB, based out of Hamilton, Ontario, the sole licence to make,
Free Trade Agreement with South Korea Benefits Canadian Aerospace Exporters
The announcement today of a Free Trade Agreement between Canada and South Korea that will make it easier for the export-intensive Canadian aerospace industry to do business in South Korea.
Vietnam Employs Viking Twin Otter in Search for Missing Airliner
Initial news reports from Vietnam indicate that the Vietnam Navy, utilizing a Twin Otter Series 400 manufactured by Victoria’s Viking Air, has spotted what appeared to be aircraft debris off the coast of Vietnam during the on-going search mission for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight
First Flight of Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft
Boeing’s Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) demonstrator recently completed its first flight to verify airworthiness, an important milestone toward providing a low-risk and cost-effective maritime surveillance solution designed for search and rescue, anti-piracy patrols and coastal and
AgustaWestland Opens Canadian Supply Centre
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has signed an agreement for its first Canadian Supply Center, to be strategically located in Toronto and operated by Chartright Executive Helicopters. The supply center will allow for materials to be moved closer to the customer and serve the expanding


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