Procurements
Feb. 13, 2013, New Delhi, India - India will consider cancelling a multimillion-dollar defence contract and taking criminal action if an investigation finds bribes were paid by Finmeccanica to steer a helicopter contract to the Italian defence firm, the defence minister said Wednesday.
Dec. 7, 2012, Ottawa - The importance of aerospace trade was highlighted at today's conclusion of the Canadian Aerospace Summit, an event that drew a record-breaking attendance that included an A-list of aerospace industry executives, as well as foreign diplomats and senior Canadian federal officials.
Dec. 6, 2012, Ottawa - A federally mandated report released last week proposing urgent and strong action required for Canada's aerospace industry to maintain its global leadership position is spurring action at a national aerospace summit now taking place in Ottawa.
Nov. 28, 2012, Halifax - A Sea King helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing Thursday in a vacant lot near a grocery store in Halifax after it experienced problems with its hydraulics, the Department of National Defence said.
Nov. 2, 2012, Ottawa - The cost of ending Canada's war in Kandahar, bringing home all the military's equipment and reconditioning it is expected to top $651 million, according to figures and projections compiled by National Defence.
Vancouver is currently ground zero in a battle being waged that will determine what form search and rescue (SAR) will take in this country for many years to come.
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Aug. 20 – A Letter of Interest to invite aerospace representatives to an Industry Day has been posted on MERX, the government's contracting website, in order to begin engaging potential contractors in the procurement process.
July 18, 2012, Toronto - The man at the centre of the Ornge scandal says he doesn't know what went wrong with the troubled air ambulance service, but the government never told him he was veering off course.
July 6, 2012, Ottawa - The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) has received $103,135 in funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) for the purpose of increasing the presence of Western Canada at the 2012 Farnborough International Air Show this July.
I’ll take one piece of paper, I’ll take my pen, and I will write zero helicopters,” Prime Minister Jean Chretien said with conviction.
Weather lore suggests that the month of March can either “come in like a lion and go out like a lamb” or vice versa – and when you apply this statement to the Canadian aviation industry, you might say an entire pride of lions gave its collective “roar” at the end of March.
April 12, 2012, Ottawa - Transport Canada (TC) took its first step in implementing the 10.7 per cent budgetary cuts by saying goodbye to 33 people.
April 11, 2012, Ottawa - Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) St. John's, and its ship-borne CH-124 Sea King helicopter, are participating in Operation (Op) Caribbe.
March 29, 2012, Toronto - Health Minister Deb Matthews stunned a legislative hearing probing the ORNGE scandal by saying she was powerless to take action because the air ambulance service was set up as a federal charity.
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