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RFI du Canadian multi-mission aircraft - prolongation d'un mois

Le RFI du Canadian multi-mission aircraft est allongé d'un mois.


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  • Feds look to ease requirements for fighter-jet makers after U.S. complaints

    10 mai 2019 | Local, Aérospatial

    Feds look to ease requirements for fighter-jet makers after U.S. complaints

    By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press OTTAWA — The federal government is planning to loosen its industrial requirements for fighter-jet makers in the $19-billion competition to replace Canada's aging CF-18s. The planned modification follows recent U.S. complaints that the previous criteria violated Canada's obligations as one of nine partner countries in the development of the F-35, one of the small handful of planes expected in the competition. Yet the proposed change has sparked complaints from some of the companies whose planes will be competing against the F-35, who say the new approach goes too far in the other direction. Canada has long required companies bidding on major defence contracts to commit to re-investing back into the country, with those unable to make such a contractual commitment seeing their bids tossed out. But in a presentation to companies on Thursday, the government said it plans to allow bids missing such a commitment in the fighter-jet competition — they will be just docked points in the assessment. The plan is intended to maximize the number of bids in the competition to buy 88 new jets while still aiming for the largest-possible economic spinoffs, a senior government official told The Canadian Press. The U.S. had threatened not to enter the F-35 into the competition if the requirement wasn't changed, noting that under the partnership agreement signed in 2006, companies in each member country instead compete for work. The threat was contained in a letter sent to the government from the head of the Pentagon's F-35 office in December and published in a report from the Macdonald-Laurier Institute think tank on Monday. Canada has contributed roughly $500 million over the past 20 years toward developing the F-35, while Canadian companies have won nearly $1.5 billion in contracts associated with the stealth fighter. Canada will also be able to buy the plane for less than non-members. The proposed new process will see the government evaluate bids on a scale, with 60 per cent of the points based on the plane's capability, 20 per cent on its full lifetime costs and the remaining 20 per cent on industrial benefits to Canada. Bidders can still guarantee that they will re-invest back into Canada if their jet wins the competition and get all 20 points - which is the likely approach for Boeing's Super Hornet, Eurofighter's Typhoon and Saab's Gripen. But those that can't make such a commitment will be asked to establish "industrial targets," lay out a plan for achieving those targets and sign a non-binding agreement promising to make all efforts to achieve them. The government will study those plans and assign points based on risk. This is the likely approach for Lockheed Martin and the F-35, which the U.S. has said could provide Canadian companies with billions in work over the next 50 years. The planned new approach has already stirred complaints from some of Lockheed Martin's competitors, who question why the F-35 should get points if the company can't guarantee re-investment back into Canada. There are also concerns about how the government will decide how risky plans to achieve "industrial targets" actually are, with one industry source saying that question is entirely subjective. Bidders were also told Thursday that the actual launch of the competition has been delayed until mid-July. Government officials had previously said they hoped the starting gun would be fired by the end of the month. Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press https://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2019/05/09/feds-ease-industrial-requirements-for-fighter-jet-makers-after-u-s-complaints/

  • Shimco named Tier 1 supplier for Airbus Defence and Space

    7 mars 2018 | Local, Aérospatial

    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. http://shimco.com/shimco-named-tier-1-supplier-airbus-defence-space/

  • Achats de F-35 : Des travaux de 500 M$ à prévoir à Bagotville

    12 janvier 2023 | Local, Aérospatial

    Achats de F-35 : Des travaux de 500 M$ à prévoir à Bagotville

    Des travaux d'au moins 500 millions de dollars auront lieu à la base militaire de Bagotville, à Saguenay, en vue de l’acquisition par Ottawa de 88 appareils F-35.

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