INDUSTRY NEWS

Seaspan Shipyards names Mark Lamarre as CEO

23 July 2018

Former CEO of Australian Shipbuilding Company, Mark Lamarre, has been named Chief Executive Officer of Seaspan Shipyards, effective immediately. Lamarre succeeds Brian Carter, who has stepped down to pursue other opportunities.

L3 WESCAM opens authorized service center in Spain

19 July 2018

To maximize operational effectiveness for its European client base, imaging technologies experts, L3 WESCAM, has signed an agreement with European Optronics Services to open a WESCAM-Authorized Service Center in Madrid, Spain.

Airbus performs first automatic air-to-air refuelling

12 July 2018

Airbus Defence and Space has followed its earlier achievement in demonstrating Automatic Air-to-Air (A3R) refuelling of a fighter with another world-first – the same operation performed with a large receiver aircraft.

TOA Canada relocates to new facility

5 July 2018

TOA Canada Corporation plans to relocate to a newly custom-built facility in west Mississauga by August 20, 2018.

MBDA opens new high-tech facility in Bolton, England

3 July 2018

MBDA’s new high-tech manufacturing facility in Bolton has been officially opened by the Rt. Hon. Gavin Williamson MP, UK Secretary of State for Defence.

Airbus Helicopters delivers four H125s to NS

27 June 2018

Airbus has delivered four H125 helicopters to Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources. The aircraft will help increase service capacity for a wide range of NSDNR missions including search and rescue, forestry programs, wildlife and geological surveys, as well as firefighting. 

JEDI competition winner: PLATO Testing

21 June 2018

The Annual JEDI Indigenous Business Pitch Competition was held in March at Lockheed Martin Canada’s IMPACT Centre, and highlighted a number of companies to watch out for.

Airbus Helicopters delivers first H145s to Rega

21 June 2018

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first two of a total of six H145 helicopters to Swiss Air-Rescue Rega. These will replace Rega’s existing fleet of EC145 helicopters, which will be phased out by mid-2019. The first H145 helicopter is expected to be deployed at the Bern base in October.

Minister Sajjan marks the start of steel cutting for the JSS

18 June 2018

Representatives from industry and government joined Seaspan Shipyards as they celebrated the start of construction on the first Joint Support Ship for the Royal Canadian Navy. Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan participated in a steel-cutting ceremony.

Lockheed Martin extension for Halifax Class Frigates

12 June 2018

Lockheed Martin Canada has been awarded a three-year extension to its In-Service Support contract for the Royal Canadian Navy’s 12 Halifax Class Frigates.

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