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Canadian Aerospace Strategic Framework – Industry Canada –
Bombardier CSeries as a Case Study for Effectiveness of IC's Goals
The CSeries is certainly a Canadian project in that Bombardier, although a global firm, is
headquartered in Montreal and that final assembly will be performed at Mirabel. The Canadian taxpayer also loaned
Bombardier much of the R&D funding for the CSeries. But the questions remain: Is the CSeries
truly a 'domestic platform'? Is it a Canadian aircraft? Is the Canadian taxpayers' investment serving to advance
the Canadian aerospace industry?
Bombardier CSeries as an example of Industry Canada
Capital Investment Strategy
CASR Aerospace – New Aircraft Projects and Derivatives
– August 2009|
Viking's Guardian 400 Surveillance/Maritime Patrol/SAR Twin Otter
Viking Air has announced the next stage in marketing its Next-Generation Twin Otter.
The Guardian 400 is aimed at military and government operators. Specific equipment fits can be
specified. Actual equipment fit can be as simple or as comprehensive as an operator requires.
Overview of the Viking Air Guardian 400 patrol variant of the Twin Otter
FWSAR ACAN – CC-115 Buffalo
– Utility Transport Aircraft – December 2008|
Give Billions to Italy or stimulate the Canadian Aerospace Industry?
For Fixed-Wing Search-and-Rescue ( FWSAR )
and Utility Transport – Buy Canadian!
Our Minister of National Defence, Peter MacKay, announced a Christmas surprise
for the Italian aerospace industry. Instead of the competitive process promised by his Assistant
Deputy Minister (Materiel), Dan Ross, Mr. MacKay prefers to give the FWSAR order to Italy directly
through an $3B Advance Contract Award Notice for 17 C-27J Spartans built by Alenia in Turin
(or under licence in the US ). Very nice for Italy but didn't the Harper Conservatives promise
Canadian economic stimulation? In the past, Canadian aerospace could do better than wait for
industrial 'off-sets' and other hand-outs. Canada built the current FWSAR aircraft – the
Buffalo – and we can again.
Editorial advocating government support for
Canadian aerospace industry
Arctic Sovereignty – Surveillance & Security
– Civilian Agencies – November 2008|
Canadian Arctic Claims must be Patrolled, Policed,
Transport Canada's NASP aircraft are primarily known for their work in detecting polluters in Canadian
waters. That is as it should be, considering NASP's oil-slick detecting mandate. But there is scope for expanding
that mandate and the NASP fleet. The reasons are economical.
Article on ' Made - in - Canada ' aircraft available for Arctic Surveillance
Buffalo Replacement – Fixed Wing Search & Rescue
– FWSAR Project – June 2008|
Air Force must focus on core missions —
Time to calve off SAR:
Local Civilian Agencies may prove to be
Regional civilian agencies can do
the job more efficiently, more flexibly, at lower cost
Using regional, civilian contractors would allow for a range of aircraft types and sizes. No commonality
of aircraft type between regions is needed – aircraft can be tailored to the specific requirements of a
region or mixed-fleets employed for a layered approach to SAR as well as day-to-day monitoring of
the sovereignty and security of our maritime approaches (as is currently done by Provincial
Overview of the feasibility of giving SAR responsibilities
to civilian agencies
CASR Aerospace Industry