Airbus open to a fighter plane assembly plant in Quebec ahead of federal bids
A call for tenders for 88 new fighter planes is expected from Ottawa before the start of the 2019 election in a bid to replace aging CF-18s.
Canadian aerospace company Magellan, secures six-year contract extension with Airbus
The work consists of a number of large structural, machined components for Airbus’ assembly facility in Nantes, France.
Bombardier’s C Series aircraft officially renamed A220 as it joins Airbus family
Airbus also expects to start producing the aircraft for the U.S. market at a new plant in Mobile, Ala., in 2019 with deliveries coming a year later.
The first AI robot is happily floating around Earth, solving a Rubik’s cube
CIMON relies on facial recognition software to communicate with everyone on board the International Space Station.
Airbus Bombardier C Series deal with Airbus to close on July 1
A finalized agreement will see the European aircraft manufacturer acquire a majority 50.01 per cent stake in the C Series commercial jet program.
Air Canada supports industry mergers as long as market remains competitive
Duopolies can get too cozy and act as a negative force against innovation, but the move can help ensure programs get to market.
Airbus to put pressure on CSeries suppliers for lower prices
Airbus executive Klaus Richter says the company took a gamble with Bombardier and believes this move will help make Quebec aircraft manufacturer profitable.
Bombardier workers vote in favour of new agreement with Airbus
Workers wont lose pensions and will keep most of their seniority benefits if they switch to the partnership.
Chaos and confusion plagues Bombardier workers at Mirabel
Thousands of Bombardier Aerospace employees rally in Montreal over concerns with the new Airbus partnership and changing working conditions.
Bombardier to support new Airbus engine program
The company’s operations in Northern Ireland will develop and manufacture a new thrust reverser for the Pratt & Whitney powered A320neo family of aircraft.
Airbus, Rolls Royce, Siemens join forces to design hybrid plane
E-Fan X hybrid-electric technology demonstrator is anticipated to fly in 2020 with one of the aircraft’s four gas turbine engines replaced by a 2 MW electric motor.
Arconic and Airbus partner to advance 3D printing for aerospace
The agreement will enable the duo to produce and qualify large-scale 3D printed Airbus airframe components.
Bombardier signs second CSeries deal after Airbus backs jet
At the Dubai Airshow, EgyptAir Holding Co. announced plans to purchase 12 CS300 aircraft with purchase rights for an additional 12 aircraft.
Airbus lands its biggest deal ever at Dubai Airshow
In a $49.5 billion deal Airbus will sell 430 airplanes to the Phoenix-based private equity firm that owns Frontier Airlines.
Airbus wont buy out CSeries after initial partnership deal
The French aerospace giant has the option to buy out the CSeries program in 7.5 years, and the Quebec government in 2023, but has no intention to do so.
In a surprise twist, Airbus gets majority stake in Bombardier CSeries program
Airbus wont pay money for the acquired stake or absorb Bombardier’s debt but the deal will allow the CSeries to be assembled in the US to avoid import duty.
Airbus chooses Stratasys Direct Manufacturing for 3D printed parts
The service bureau will print non-structural parts such as brackets on Stratasys FDM production 3D Printers using ULTEM 9085 material.
Airbus successfully tests new UAV design
SAGITTA is an ‘electronic flying device’ controlled by electromechanical actuators instead of hydraulic components.
New Airbus aircraft successfully completes extreme weather testing
On July 4-7, the Airbus A350-1000 underwent testing in extreme weather conditions at temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius.
Feds select Airbus C295W for 16 new search and rescue aircraft
Canada will spend $2.3 billion to replace the military’s ancient search-and-rescue planes.
Feds to finally decide on new military rescue plane
Although not confirmed, industry sources say European aerospace giant Airbus has won with its C-295 design.
Arconic wins $1 Billion Airbus contract
The deal helps solidify Arconic’s leadership position in the aerospace industry.
Airbus designs corporate jets with new cabin concept
The new Airbus design concept was developed to provide a more attractive flying experience that is both quieter and adaptable.
Stratasys to provide 3D printing material for Airbus’ aircraft program
Stratasys’ ULTEM 9085 is certified to an Airbus material specification and is used in Stratasys’ FDM additive manufacturing solutions.
Airbus partners with Renishaw to explore 3D printing aircraft wings
This collaboration will explore aerodynamic modelling of wings and the potential for integrating complex 3D-printed components in wing structures.
Boeing, Airbus offer positive outlook for aircraft demand
The aerospace giants see demand driven by a growth in travel, leading to a doubling of the world’s aircraft fleet.
Alcoa to Supply 3D Printed Metal Parts for Airbus
Alcoa has been investing in 3D printing and metallic powder production capabilities.
Airbus shows strong results with a record order book
The European aerospace and defence giant says it expects to deliver more than 650 aircraft this year.
Aircraft makers call Li-ion battery shipments on passenger planes ‘unacceptable risk’
Aerospace association says FAA tests show batteries emit explosive fumes when overheated.
CAE lands $200 million of orders for training equipment, services
Montreal-based flight sim maker to make A350, A330 simulators for undisclosed customers.
Tories face de facto sole source deal in second coast guard chopper contract
Bell Helicopter’s lone helicopter replacement bid facing contest by Airbus.
Magellan Aerospace to manufacture Airbus A320 complex structural wing ribs
Ontario-based aerospace firm to open 5-axis machine facility to handle new A320 contract.