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July 11, 2023 | Local, Security

Canada has wildfires every year. Why won’t it create a firefighting force?

The worst wildfire season on record has challenged the provincial firefighting resources on which the country relies.

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  • Shimco named Tier 1 supplier for Airbus Defence and Space

    March 7, 2018 | Local, Aerospace

    Shimco named Tier 1 supplier for Airbus Defence and Space

    CAMBRIDGE, Ontario March 6, 2018 – Shimco, an award-winning, world-wide leader in the manufacture of precision parts and gap-management solutions was recently named a Tier 1 supplier by Airbus Defence and Space. Monica Santos Souza, Sales Representative for Shimco in Brazil led the in-depth application and evaluation process. “This procurement approval as a tier 1 supplier from Airbus, an esteemed industry OEM, is a significant recognition for Shimco,” said Peter Voss, President and CEO of Shimco. “A screening process with the Airbus Defence and Space quality team led by Shimco's Monica Santos Souza with her established Airbus contacts, involved a detailed review of our products, processes, equipment and quality systems in addition to our proven operational integrity and commitment to innovation. Being part of the Airbus supplier network further elevates our supply chain presence in Brazil and world-wide.” Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017 it generated revenues of €67 billion and employed a workforce of around 129,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world's leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides one of the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide. In addition to Airbus Defence and Space, Shimco has Tier 1 supplier approvals from such aerospace companies as Bombardier, Embraer and Bell Helicopter, as well as Tier 2 and 3 approvals from Heroux-Devtek, Safran, Asco, Sonaca, UTAS Landing Systems, Wesco Aircraft, Sumitomo Precision Products, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Triumph Group and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Shimco also provides small precision formed or machined parts (coated or uncoated), laminated, edgebonded and tapered shims and spacers to over 200 other aerospace companies around the world.

  • Aging icebreakers, aircraft hamper Canada’s monitoring of Arctic: auditor general - National |

    November 16, 2022 | Local, Aerospace, Naval, C4ISR

    Aging icebreakers, aircraft hamper Canada’s monitoring of Arctic: auditor general - National |

    In a report tabled Tuesday, Karen Hogan says the agencies responsible for safety and security in the North don't have a clear picture of traffic in the region.

  • CAE contracted to upgrade NATO E-3A AWACS training devices

    January 29, 2020 | Local, Aerospace

    CAE contracted to upgrade NATO E-3A AWACS training devices

    CAE announced it has signed a contract amendment with the NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Program Management Agency (NAPMA) to perform avionics updates on the E-3A flight deck simulator and E-3A flight training device located at NATO Airbase Geilenkirchen in Germany. The avionics updates to the training devices relate to the latest standards of the advanced Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) systems currently being implemented on NATO's fleet of 14 E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft. The avionics updates to the E-3A flight deck simulator will be complete in 2021. “CAE has supported the training of NATO E-3A aircrews for almost 40 years, and these simulators continue to play a key role in helping ensure the readiness of the E-3A aircrews from 16 nations who carry out a range of critical missions,” said Marc-Olivier Sabourin, vice-president and general manager, Defence & Security International, CAE. “The avionics upgrades we will deliver continue our longstanding support of the E-3A training devices, and we look forward to supporting the NATO E-3A AWACS mission through 2035 as part of the Final Lifetime Extension Program of the fleet.” CAE designed and manufactured the original NATO E-3A flight deck simulator that entered service in 1982. Since that time, the simulator has been continuously upgraded and enhanced to ensure concurrency with the aircraft and enable E-3A aircrews to conduct more synthetic training. The E-3A flight deck simulator is currently qualified to Level D, the highest for flight simulators. The CAE-built E-3A flight training device is qualified to Level II and is used to support familiarization and procedural training for aircrews prior to full-mission training in the E-3A flight deck simulator. CAE is currently responsible for maintenance and support of the E-3A training devices in addition to providing a cadre of instructors and mission system operators to support the delivery of training to NATO E-3A AWACS aircrews.

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