Procurements
May 2, 2008, Bloomfiekld CN- Kaman Corp. yesterday reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 28, 2008.
Feb. 7, 2008, Ottawa - Effective March 3, 2008, Eleanor D. Humphries has been appointed vice-chairperson of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada for a term of five years.
          It is almost 10 years since Prime Minister Jean Chrétien came to power and cancelled the contract to replace the CH-113 Labrador and the CH-124 Sea King with the EH101.
Both insurance rates and fuel prices have peaked in 2003, although volatility in the fuel and uncertainty in the insurance industry means that relief may be short-lived.
This issue of HELICOPTERS largely focuses on the Maritime Helicopter Project (MHP) because we believe a final decision -- if not around the next corner -- is at least imminent and likely to happen before, or not long after the next federal election.
The fact that the worldwide market for new medium-lift helicopters could top 2,000 over the next few years helps to explain the huge resources committed to three potential Maritime Helicopter Project (MHP) contenders.
The Maritime Helicopter Project (MHP) is one of a handful of major capital programs to escape a spending freeze imposed by Prime Minister Paul Martin.
Once again the federal government was caught off guard and thousands of Canadians are either stranded or have had vacation plans ruined on the eve of March break (a Toronto tabloid called it March Broke).
The name for Canada’s new shipborne helicopters – the Cyclone – is the most suitable monicker the Department of National Defence (DND) could have chosen, considering the whirlwind of controversy that has battered the project since its inception.
Finance Minister Ralph Goodale used his recent budget speech to acknowledge Canada’s history of responding to international need, and for the government to make certain that capabilities matched demand.
Any day now – perhaps already by the time you read this – Boeing Aerospace expects to finally get a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) which should lead to the Canadian Forces finally getting new medium-to-heavy lift helicopters. 
Canadas aerospace sector is calling on the government of Canada to direct to aerospace one hundred per cent of the industrial benefits stemming from the purchase of new military aircraft.
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