Organization: Boeing

Biofuel firm gets $12M in new round of investment

Quebec’s agtech firm, Agrisoma Biosciences, Inc., has received $12 million from a new round of investors, including Desjardins Capital, a first-time investor. The company, which produces biojet fuel for the aviation industry, has recently struck deals with some global biofuel players, and the new round of funding will help them deploy their commitments and further…

Air Canada to participate in NRC biofuels contrail and emissions project

Air Canada is teaming with the National Research Council to undertake a project examining the benefits of biofuel use on contrails —clouds formed when water vapor condenses and freezes around small particles in aircraft exhaust. The project involves five biofuel flights operated by Air Canada and followed by a 1960s-era T-33 Canadair research jet equipped…

Boeing creates BC-based data analysis team

Boeing is expanding its British Columbia footprint with the creation of a data analytics lab at its Vancouver and Richmond facilities — formerly AeroInfo Systems Inc until its purchase by Boeing in 2000. Both labs will be re-branded as Boeing Vancouver. The facility will add 50 new positions focused on expanding its suite of advanced…

Dalhousie opens big data analytics institute

Dalhousie Univ has officially launch the Institute for Big Data Analytics, Canada’s first academic research unit dedicated to expanding knowledge in the field, and partnering with industry across a range of sectors. The institute will be directed by Dr Stan Matwin, a Canada Research Chair holder in Visual Analytics. Big data analytics is a rapidly…

Boeing and Mitacs create visual analytics consortium

Boeing has partnered with Mitacs to create a Visual Analytics Research and Development Consortium (VARDEC) as part of its industrial and regional benefits obligations. Mitacs will manage VARDEC, which will help to expand visual analytics into aerospace-related markets by exploring and synthesizing large complex data sets to obtain business insights and enhance decision-making. Boeing is…