Topic: Aerospace

NRC, Airbus renew partnership to collaborate

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Airbus have renewed their framework agreement to cooperate on research in a wide range of areas and technologies, such as manufacturing, autonomous mobility, and cabin technologies. The new five-year agreement, signed in the United Kingdom, will build on their long-term relationship, which has been going on for over…

Aerospace sector gets federal support for innovative helicopters

An aerospace consortium led by Québec-based Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd. is receiving $49.5 million from the federal government to develop innovative technologies for integration into next-generation helicopters. Support was provided through the Strategic Innovation Fund. With fully autonomous aerial systems, the innovative helicopters will be designed to fly either with or without crew on…

UrtheCast taps SADI to develop 16- radar and optical satellite constellation

Vancouver’s UrtheCast Corp has received $17.6 million from the Strategic Aerospace & Defence Initiative (SADI) to further develop its planned constellation of earth observation satellites. The 16-satellite constellation will consist of eight synthetic aperture radar satellites and eight high-resolution optical satellites. SADI will support the project through its four-year pre-commercial design and development phase and…