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6 New Bombardier Q400 MR for French "Sécurité Civile"

Adding the Bombardier Q400 MR (Multi-Role) to their fleet of CL-415

Le gouvernement français s'apprête à passer une commande auprès de Bombardier pour six turbopropulseurs Q400 en version lutte incendie supplémentaires. Depuis 2005, la Sécurité Civile en exploite déjà deux. Capable d'emporter 10 tonnes de produits retardant, les Bombardier Q400 MR servent aussi au transport de personnes (64 passagers) et de fret (9 tonnes). Capable de couvrir 1 800 km à une vitesse de 600 km/h, le Bombardier Q400 dispose d'une autonomie de trois heures de carburant. Ce qui lui donne la possibilité d'intervenir "dans 90 % des secteurs à risques méditérranéens", souligne un rapport d'information du Sénat. L'appareil peut aussi couvrir "l'ensemble de la zone Sud-Ouest" puisqu'il peut relier Bordeaux en une heure (au lieu de deux heures pour le CL-415).

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Bombardier’s been a sound partner for Canadian governments and taxpayers - Globe and Mail

Bombardier returned 125 per cent, and growing, of investment by the federal - Added to jobs/taxes and all...

Sylvain Lévesque is vice-president of corporate strategy at Bombardier Inc.

If you want to spark an animated discussion around Canadian dinner tables these days, all you have to do is raise the topic of government investment in Bombardier. Few subjects are more polarizing than government funding for private enterprise. That's because most people fall squarely on one side or the other of the ideological divide on this issue.

As a member of Bombardier's leadership team, I am completely at ease with this debate. In truth, I encourage it. The only caveat? Let's stick to the facts.

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Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B aircraft to inspect the horizontal stabilizers for possible cracks.

Earlier in 2017, Sukhoi SuperJets were grounded due to the need to inspect for possible defects in the plane's stabilizer attachment unit.

Published By: AeroTime staff

On July 25, the emergency airworthiness directive (AD) issued by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) came into power, requiring airlines operating Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B aircraft to inspect the horizontal stabilizers for possible cracks.

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Airports see cargo demand growth reach 2017 high

Cargo demand growth at airports sped up in May, reaching double-digit levels and the highest level so far this year.

The latest statistics from industry body Airports Council International (ACI) show that cargo demand improved by 11.1% in May.

The region to register the largest growth rate was Europe with an increase of 12%, closely followed by North America with 11.9%.

There were also double-digit improvements registered at airports in the Asia Pacific region and Latin America Caribbean, which has struggled over recent years because of weakness of in the Brazilian economy.

"After a period of economic uncertainty regarding the US trade policy and risks related to the United Kingdom's vote to withdraw from the European Union, global commerce is no longer side-lined," ACI said.

"The rise in business confidence translated into a robust recovery in air freight volumes in 2017, increasing by 11.1% year over year in May. All regions demonstrated high growth during that period."

ACI said that freight traffic numbers in North America were boosted by their largest freight hubs.

Four of the top five airports in terms of cargo volume, representing 43.2% of total cargo in 2016, posted double-digit growth.

Anchorage, Louisville, Miami and Los Angeles all seeing increases between 11% and 13%. Memphis (MEM), the largest freight hub of the region, grew 1.3%.

Domestic freight played an important role in that increase, surging 9.1% in...

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JStars Contenders Argue Merits of Business Jet Versus Airliner - AINOnline

A team led by Lockheed Martin proposing the Bombardier Global 6000 business jet as a host platform

by Bill Carey - July 25, 2017, 3:43 PM

- The real discussion is whether or not these next-generation assets should be on a business jet or continue to be on an airliner -

Gulfstream and Northrop Grumman are making their case for hosting the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JStars) on a business jet as the U.S. Air Force nears a decision on the JStars recapitalization program. The companies are proposing the Gulfstream G550 to replace the service's Boeing E-8C JStars fleet; they face competition from Boeing, offering a system based on the 737-700 airliner, and a team led by Lockheed Martin proposing the Bombardier Global 6000 business jet as a host platform.

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Boeing Lost Another Military Contract with Canada, and There's More

The Melting Pot - Trudeau Please don't make a Diefenbaker of yourself!

July 25, 2017 - Quebec, Canada

Melting Pot from from well informed sources...

1 - CSeries

First Korean Air CSeries MSN is 55018 (CS300)… Yes the 55017 is also for Korean Air but to be delivered later. MSN 55018 is going to the paint shop first week of August… look for the famous Korean Air (aka Pepsi) livery on a CSeries very soon!

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Small is beautiful: Nano drone tech is advancing

Rapid improvement in micro drone technology is providing defence interests with new nimble capabilities

By: Rory Jackson

The technology behind unmanned air systems (UAS) has taken off in recent years and as a result UAS can fly faster and further than ever before – performing ever more sophisticated surveillance operations.

Developments in size, weight and power (SWaP) optimised technologies have driven these improvements, allowing smaller man-portable systems more flexible tactical capability, and enhancing larger medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) class UASs built by leading manufacturers like Northrop Grumman and General Atomics.

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Bombardier: "We're expanding our Challenger 300 training capacity in Dallas with a brand new aircraft simulator!"

• Bombardier Challenger 300 series aircraft are the best-selling business jets of the last decade
• More than 5,300 pilots and technicians have received training from Bombardier's Montreal and Dallas training centres in 2016 – a total of 34,400 hours of flight and technical training
• Additional Challenger 300 aircraft simulator now available at Bombardier's Dallas Training Centre

Bombardier announced today that it expanded its Challenger 300 training capacity in Dallas, complementing the existing Challenger 350 aircraft training program. The new Challenger 300 simulator was certified at Bombardier's Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW) Airport Texas facility by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in May 2017 and is now ready for training.

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Bombardier's latest CBTC solution continues to "provide truly integrated mobility for Malaysia."

Bombardier have delivered a faster and more efficient driverless train along Kuala Lumpur's new fully automated CityFlo 650 network

By Emily O'Dowd

Running along the second phase of the new Klang Valley line, passengers can now cross the Malaysian capital in under 90 minutes. This train technology has already been installed in 37 lines worldwide. CityFlo 650 signalling is a CBTC system which makes use of bi-directional radio communication between trains and wayside equipment to control train operation. Trains report their position via radio, and a signalling system provides movement authorities to the trains via a radio link. The new rapid transit will serve from the north-west to the south-east of the city with the line has the potential to remove 160,000 vehicles from the road. Passengers in the capital will enjoy a fast and safe ride over the 51-kilometer line.

"Bombardier's range of urban transport solutions are increasing mobility for up to 700,000 passengers daily in the Greater Kuala Lumpur area."
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One of two Bombardier Global Express 6000 being modified by Marshall Group of Cambridge undertook flight tests at the beginning of July. And these photographs unveil some interesting details

Take A Look At These Interesting Photographs Of UAE's New Intelligence Gathering Plane During Flight Trials In The UK

By David Cenciotti

The photographs in this post were taken by The Aviationist's contributor Tony Lovelock at Cambridge airport on Jul. 5 and 7, 2017.

They show one of the two Bombardier Global Express 6000 aircraft reportedly destined to UAE and being modified by Marshall Group into an ELINT/SIGINT platform, during flight trials flown as "UAE 1326."

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Sweden can build a next generation fighter jet but Canada?

"How can Sweden with a population of fewer than 10 million people manage to design, build and sell a world-class fighter jet while Canada cannot?"

DAVID PUGLIESE, OTTAWA CITIZEN

Defence Watch recently noted that Saab's Gripen E, the next generation of that fighter jet, made its first flight on June 15. That is a major development for the plane. Deliveries are set for 2019.

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My name is Normand Hamel. After a 35 year career in aviation I retired in 2009 to better concentrate on my favourite activities: reading and writing. If you wonder what Run-up Pad means it refers to this special section of a run-up area on an airport that can be heated up in cold temperatures to prevent an aircraft from slipping forward when power is applied to test the engines. It also refers symbolically to the yellow pad I am using to write these articles for which I intend to bring our readers to contribution to test my ideas, like one would test an engine to make sure it works properly.