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News Aerospace Manufacturing General
May 20, 2020  

Rolls-Royce cuts 9,000 jobs as aviation reels

CEO says most of the cuts will take place in the civil aerospace business.

News Aerospace General
May 7, 2020  

Bombardier starts gradual resumption of manufacturing, reports Q1 loss

Expects business activity to hit a low point in Q2, before gradually recovering in the second half of the year.

News Aerospace General
May 7, 2020  

Feds extend fighter jet competition for a second time

COVID-19 cited for the delay, move ensures all suppliers are able to submit their most competitive offer.

News Aerospace Government General
May 6, 2020  

Canada invests another $70M in F-35 development

No commitment to buy but staying in the program has advantages: partners get a purchasing discount.

News Aerospace Manufacturing General
May 5, 2020  

Héroux-Devtek restructures amid COVID-19 pandemic

Closing its Alta Precision plant in Anjou, acquired last year; 225 employees affected, 125 in Quebec.

News Aerospace Manufacturing General
May 4, 2020  

Hundreds of Quebec aerospace workers to be laid off

Airbus is waiting for “clear visibility” while Pratt & Whitney is resounding to pressure on the order book.

News Aerospace General
May 4, 2020  

De Havilland announces phased return to work and resumption of activities

The phased return to work follows the temporary suspension of manufacturing operations on March 20

News Aerospace General
May 4, 2020  

MDA receives $190M contract to support robotic operations on ISS

The contract provides for ongoing operations and maintenance of the Canadian contribution to the International Space Station, including the Canadarm2 and Dextre robotics systems

News Aerospace General
April 30, 2020  

Boeing to cut 10% of workforce as Q1 revenue, profit slide

Aerospace manufacturer will be accomplished through attrition, paying people to leave and layoffs.

News Aerospace Manufacturing Economy
April 28, 2020  

Bombardier recalling 11,000 as Quebec prepares to reopen economy

About 70% of the pane and train maker’s Canadian workforce of more than 17,600 employees had been temporarily laid off.

News Aerospace Manufacturing Transportation General
April 21, 2020  

Bombardier to help make 18,000 ventilators at shuttered Thunder Bay plant

Will carry out sanding, painting and assembly work on the equipment for Brampton, Ont.-based O-Two Medical Technologies.

News Aerospace Manufacturing General
April 20, 2020  

CAE recalls laid-off employees, signs contract with feds for ventilators

Ventilator design and testing is being finalized with an order from the federal government for 10,000 units.

News Aerospace Manufacturing General
March 23, 2020  

Airports forecast $2B loss by June as COVID-19 halts travel

Many parts of the aviation sector confronting a possible shutdown unless federal relief arrives, says Canadian Airports Council.

News Aerospace General
March 18, 2020  

Airports poised to lose $1.3B amid travel collapse, says industry group

Many major airlines will be operating at half capacity by next month amid border closures and slashed flight schedules.

News Aerospace General
March 12, 2020  

Eric Martel leaving Hydro Quebec to become president, CEO of Bombardier

Alain Bellemare is out; Martel said he is excited and honoured to rejoin Bombardier as it begins a new chapter

News Aerospace Manufacturing General
March 11, 2020  

Air Canada cancels order for 11 Boeing 737 Max jets [UPDATED]

Airline says the move reflects “evolving, long-term fleet planning requirements.”

News Aerospace Manufacturing Economy General
March 5, 2020  

Virus outbreak could cost airlines $113B: industry group

IATA says industry urgently needs help from governments in waiving some requirements and fees to alleviate the burden on airlines.

News Aerospace Manufacturing General
February 27, 2020  

Nordic is De Havilland’s first customer for Dash 8-400 bin extension

Danish aircraft lessor gets additional stowage volume in the aircraft’s cabin designed to accommodate roll-aboard bags, reducing the need for gate check service.

News Aerospace Manufacturing General
February 27, 2020  

Air Canada signs two Quebec aircraft maintenance deals, subject to Transat deal

The airline has signed agreements with AAR and Avianor for several Airbus models

News Aerospace General
February 25, 2020  

Mars lander confirms quakes, even aftershocks on red planet

The basic cause of Martian quakes is a long-term cooling of the planet, which makes it contract, fracturing its brittle outer layers

News Aerospace Manufacturing General
February 25, 2020  

Lauak Canada establishing aerospace centre in Mirabel, Que.

The federal government is providing $3 million in funding for the advanced technology aeronautics centre.

News Aerospace Manufacturing General
February 19, 2020  

Bombardier investors flinch at sale of train division to Alstom, stocks drop

Concerned about pure business jet play; higher margins but the luxury industry is more volatile than rail.

News Aerospace Manufacturing General
February 13, 2020  

Bombardier sells C Series stake for $591M, now out of commercial aviation

Transferred shares to Airbus SE and the Quebec government in a move to emerge from more than $9 billion in debt.

News Aerospace Manufacturing General
February 13, 2020  

Bombardier to report earnings as future hangs in the balance

Possible sale of the plane-and-train maker’s Quebec-based business jet unit or its Berlin-based rail subsidiary.

News Aerospace Transportation General
February 6, 2020  

Disasters foretold: Boeing 737 Max 8 and Lac Megantic

Is the erosion of regulations to blame for notorious transportation tragedies?

News Aerospace General
February 6, 2020  

Quebec premier says returns will fly high with $30M airship investment

Would transport heavy cargo to the province’s far north by 2022-23.

News Aerospace Manufacturing General
February 4, 2020  

Dash 8 joins federal marine surveillance program

The aircraft will be modified to detect oil spills, monitor ships and whale movements.

News Aerospace General
February 4, 2020  

Liberals face prickly decision over fate of Challenger jets

Need to replace the aircraft was flagged to Trudeau in a memo from officials following the election.

News Aerospace Manufacturing General
January 28, 2020  

Airbus nears settlements with US, UK, France over fraud, bribery cases

Details of how much it could pay to settle the cases were not released, but it could reach billions of euros.

News Aerospace Manufacturing General
January 24, 2020  

SNC-Lavalin recruits ex-Bombardier exec to lead transformation

Veronneau, who led negotiations to sell Bombardier’s majority stake in the C Series to Airbus, will handle the firm’s strategic transformation.

News Aerospace Manufacturing Transportation General
January 24, 2020  

Selling aviation makes sense for Bombardier, says industry analyst

Its railway operations are a steadier generator of cash flows, but the sale of aviation could face political opposition because it is a major Canadian employer

News Aerospace General
January 23, 2020  

Air Canada, WestJet scrub Boeing 737 Max from schedules until June

Ottawa banned the 737 Max from the skies last March following two fatal crashes.