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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 29, 2019  

Rival fighter jet makers warn procurement rule change for F-35 will hurt Canada

Feds revealed that they plan to ease industrial requirements for aerospace companies in the $19-billion competition to replace Canada’s aging CF-18s.

News Aerospace Government General
May 6, 2019  

U.S. threatens to pull F-35 from jet competition over industrial requirements

Libs asking CF-18 replacement bidders to re-invest some of the purchase contract in Canadian industry.

News Aerospace Government General
May 30, 2018  

Canada invests another $54M into F-35 as Boeing hedges on fighter competition

Feds will launch formal competition early next year to replace aging CF-18s.

News Government Manufacturing General
January 30, 2018  

Auditor general to issue new fighter jet report in the fall

Fewer problems anticipated as the overall procurement system has been revamped with a variety of checks and balances.

News Government Manufacturing General
January 22, 2018  

Boeing skips Canadian info session for fighter jet companies

Wants to see the details before deciding whether to join the competition.

News Aerospace Government Manufacturing General
December 6, 2017  

Feds planning to push back delivery date for new fighter jets: sources

Defence officials don’t expect the first new plane to be delivered for another eight years, around 2026.

News Aerospace Government Manufacturing General
December 6, 2017  

Feds worry Aussie fighter jets could dredge up disastrous used sub saga

Trudeau government’s plan to buy new Super Hornets from Boeing is dead.

News Aerospace Government Manufacturing General
November 29, 2016  

Air force commander says Liberals changed fighter jet requirement

Current number of CF-18s available now insufficient; Canada will have to increase the number of new planes.

News Aerospace Government Manufacturing General
June 8, 2016  

Lockheed Martin wants F-35 in competition for jet contract

Trudeau Liberals reported to have decided on Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet instead.

News Aerospace Government Manufacturing General
April 30, 2014  

F-35 lifetime maintenance costs could double: defence expert

Numbers could be off between $12 billion and $81 billion, depending on factors.

News Aerospace Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Technology
February 19, 2014  

Boeing awaits Harper government’s verdict on F-35 program

Aerospace giant and Lockheed rival wants to sell Canada its updated Super Hornet.

News Aerospace Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Technology
January 22, 2014  

Dassault Aviation pitches Harper government on CF 18 replacement

French aircraft manufacturer offers lower long-term support costs, and the aircraft is production.