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CAE to invest C$1 billion in innovation over five years to develop the aviation technologies of the future

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  • Positioning CAE as a leader in Advanced Air Mobility (air taxis) and green light aircraft technologies
  • Creating digitally immersive solutions using data ecosystems and artificial intelligence

MONTRÉAL, July 15, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ – (NYSE: CAE) (TSX: CAE) – CAE today announced that it will be investing C$1 billion over the next five years in innovation. The investment will fund Project Resilience, a transformation project to develop the technologies of tomorrow, including digitally immersive solutions using data ecosystems and artificial intelligence in civil aviation, defence & security and healthcare. The project will also allow CAE to position itself as a leader in end-to-end technology, operational support and training solutions for Advanced Air Mobility, as well as develop green light aircraft technologies.

CAE to invest C$1 billion in innovation over five years to develop the aviation technologies of the future (CNW Group/CAE INC.)
CAE to invest C$1 billion in innovation over five years to develop the aviation technologies of the future (CNW Group/CAE INC.)

In partnership with the Government of Canada and the Government of Québec, the project will allow CAE to play a key role in making air travel safer, defence forces mission ready, and helping medical personnel save lives.

The Government of Canada and the Government of Québec will provide a combined investment of C$340 million over the next five years (C$190 million for Canada and C$150 million for Québec).

CAE to invest C$1 billion in innovation over five years to develop the aviation technologies of the future (CNW Group/CAE INC.)
CAE to invest C$1 billion in innovation over five years to develop the aviation technologies of the future (CNW Group/CAE INC.)

Executives and employees of CAE joined the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry as well as Mr. François Legault, Premier of Quebec, and Mr. Éric Girard, Québec’s Minister of Finance and Minister of Economy and Innovation for the announcement.

“CAE is launching a major five-year Research and Development investment program which will reinforce CAE’s position as a global technology leader, create high-value jobs and collaborations, and contribute to a greener, safer, and more inclusive world,” said Marc Parent, CAE’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “CAE is a Canadian innovation powerhouse, and our Research and Development will allow us to reinforce our leadership in training by creating digitally immersive solutions across many sectors and markets to make the world a safer place. The project will also allow us to expand into exciting new markets such as advanced air mobility, green light aircraft technologies and next generation healthcare equipment and services. We thank the government of Canada and the government of Quebec who will be partnering with us to open up these new markets for CAE and Quebec and Canada.”

“With advanced air mobility, we are on the cusp of a new era of aviation,” Parent added. “Disruptive aerospace companies are building cutting edge aircraft and creating a new sector within the industry from the ground up. We are investing to position CAE to be one of the leaders in defining this emerging industry, supporting OEMs with the development, testing and certification of aircraft programs, simulation equipment and the delivery of training to the next generation of pilots and maintenance technicians. It is expected that close to 60,000 uniquely trained professional pilots will be needed to safely fly passengers and cargo in these electric Vertical Take-off and Landing vehicles, and CAE has the expertise to help make it happen.”

CAE will harness its unique technological capabilities, long-standing expertise in supporting airworthiness test programs as well as its latest innovations in simulation, virtual/mixed reality (VR/MR) and data analytics to be at the forefront of disruptive mobility technologies such as eVTOL vehicles.

Through the project, CAE will invest in the development of electric aircraft technologies and solutions, including retrofitting its large fleet of light trainer aircraft to reduce its carbon footprint. CAE announced on Sept 28, 2020 that it became the first Canadian aerospace company to reach carbon neutrality.

Creating jobs and investing in future talent
CAE will carry out Project Resilience in Canada, utilizing its R&D laboratories, as well as its test and integration, and training facilities. Throughout Project Resilience, CAE will collaborate and co-develop technology solutions with small and medium companies from across Canada and will create 700 new highly skilled jobs at CAE in Canada, including 600 in Quebec. Through this project, CAE will work with post-secondary institutions, research centres and STEM institutions and create 5,000 Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities for students and 100 new scholarship positions.

CAE employs more than 11,000 people globally, with approximately half of them working in 18 locations across Canada.

The government investments are subject to the finalization of definitive agreements.

The investments in Project Resilience are in line with CAE’s current pace of R&D investment.

Quotes from today’s government announcement regarding investments in the aerospace industry
“The aerospace sector is a pillar of the Canadian economy, providing good jobs for Canadian workers from coast to coast to coast. It’s essential that we support the long-term growth of the sector and help make Canada a world leader in greener, more innovative technologies. The investments announced today will help the aerospace sector increase its research and development efforts so that innovative, greener, more sustainable aircraft can be built right here in Canada for decades to come, creating good jobs for hard-working Canadians.”
– The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry of Canada

“These are major projects that will drive Quebec towards the future! We will design the helicopters and planes of tomorrow here, in Quebec. These devices will generate wealth, all while reducing greenhouse gas emissions all over the planet. The aerospace industry will start up again stronger. Your government will be there to solidify our status as a leader and to ensure a bright future for the Quebec aerospace industry.”
– Mr. François Legault, Premier of Quebec

About CAE
CAE is a high technology company, at the leading edge of digital immersion, providing solutions to make the world a safer place. Backed by a record of more than 70 years of industry firsts, we continue to reimagine the customer experience and revolutionize training and operational support solutions in civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare. We are the partner of choice to customers worldwide who operate in complex, high-stakes and largely regulated environments, where successful outcomes are critical. As testament to our customers’ ongoing needs for our solutions, over 60 percent of CAE’s revenue is recurring in nature. We have the broadest global presence in our industry, with more than 11,000 employees, 160 sites, and training locations in over 35 countries. www.cae.com

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Source: https://canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com/2021/07/15/cae-to-invest-c1-billion-in-innovation-over-five-years-to-develop-the-aviation-technologies-of-the-future/

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India Security Forces will Soon get DRDO’s Anti-drone Technology

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Given the increasing threat of drone attacks in the country, the Defence Ministry is seriously considering to buy anti-drone technology from abroad as well as taking indigenously manufactured technology. Sources say that soon a proposal can be sent to the Defense Acquisition Council for the purchase of DRDO’s technology in this context. Let us inform you that DRDO has developed anti-drone technology, which has also been used in VIP security on several occasions which has been confirmed by the sources.

After the drone attack on the Jammu Air Force station some time back, efforts have intensified to acquire anti-drone technology from the three armies, central security forces, and state police agencies. Efforts are also underway for the military to buy Israel’s anti-drone technology, which consists of a device that can be fitted onto a rifle and aimed at flying drones.

DRDO’s technology
DRDO’s anti-drone technology is far more effective. Through this, the frequency of the drone can be jammed within a radius of three to four kilometers and it can be destroyed by attacking with a laser weapon. It was also deployed in the security of the Red Fort on August 15 last year. Recently the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to deploy it in Tirumala temple.

DRDO gave a presentation
According to sources, in the meantime, presentations of anti-drone technology have been given to the Indian army and security forces by DRDO in several phases. It is reported that positive feedback has been received from the armed forces. Hence this technology can be procured for deployment in some sensitive locations.

Built-in partnership with our sources if the security has decided to purchase anti-drone technology of DRDO, its creation of strategic partnerships may be supported by the private sector. and this will make it possible to manufacture a large number of Anti-drones in less time.

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Source: https://www.eletimes.com/india-security-forces-will-soon-get-drdos-anti-drone-technology

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Selfridge Museum Auctions Warbird Rides to Fund New Aviation Education Center

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One of the nine different aircraft rides being auctioned off in the Aviation Adventure Auction to raise funds for the new SMAM Aviation Education Center will be flight in this beautifully restored North American F-100F Super Sabre. (All images credit: Tom Demerly/TheAviationist.com)

F-100, T-33 and P-51 Rides Featured In “Largest Ever” Warbird Flight Fundraiser organized by Selfridge Museum.

The Selfridge Military Air Museum in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, has announced a unique and, according to museum staff, “unprecedented” online auction to fund the construction of a new Aviation Education Center.

According to the museum executive director, Steve Mrozek, the new Aviation Education Center will include a display hangar for a WWII Goodyear FG-1D Corsair undergoing restoration at the museum. The new Aviation Education Center will support involvement in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculums by providing an, “unprecedented resource to Midwestern students, educators and schools”.

The auction, dubbed the “Aviation Adventure Auction”, will feature actual flights up for bid in nine different historic aircraft. The aircraft include a North American F-100F Super Sabre, a Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star, a North American P-51D Mustang, a WW I Curtis JN-4 ‘Jenny’, and the Goodyear blimp.

The Selfridge Military Air Museum at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Mt. Clemens, Michigan features 32 historical aircraft on static display both indoors and in their outdoor air park exhibit.

The auction will begin at 6:00 PM local time on Friday, July 30, 2021 and continues until 6:00 PM on August 6, 2021. Donations for flights sold in the auction are tax deductible according to the museum, since the facility is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

The all-volunteer staff at the non-profit Selfridge Military Air Museum restore and maintain museum aircraft and aviation history artifacts throughout the year, constantly introducing new exhibits.

“As far as we know something like this has never been done before, at least anything on this scale,” said museum Deputy Director Ed Kaminski.

“There is no better cause to support than STEM education, especially in the Midwest. This new Aviation Education Center will be an unmatched resource in experiential learning that will inspire tomorrow’s technical students today,” said museum Director Steve Mrozek.

The Selfridge Military Air Museum is a unique aviation museum located within Selfridge Air National Guard Base, an active military base that is home to the Michigan Air National Guard’s 127th Wing. The unit operates both the A-10 Thunderbolt II and the KC-135R Stratotanker.

The Selfridge Military Air Museum is home to 32 aircraft on static display, including a Grumman F-14 Tomcat from the operational unit that inspired the movie “Top Gun”, a rare Convair TF-102 Delta Dart (the first of its type built), a P-3 Orion anti-submarine warfare aircraft, an F-4 Phantom II and many others. There is also an indoor museum that includes, among many displays, artifacts from little known units like Co. “F”, 425 Long Range Surveillance Unit (RANGER/AIRBORNE), a secretive unit that was conceived to conduct long range reconnaissance missions behind enemy lines during the Cold War and was deployed operationally to Iraq.

A centerpiece of the new Selfridge Military Air Museum Aviation Education Center will be a restored, static display U.S. Marine Goodyear FG-1D Corsair formerly stationed at Grosse Ile Naval Air Station in Michigan.

The proceeds from the auctioned flights in the nine different warbirds will fund the construction of the new Selfridge Aviation Education Center, an addition to the museum that will be located near the existing Department of Defense STARBASE youth education center.

The complete list of aircraft rides included in the Selfridge Military Air Museum auction is: North American F-100D Super Sabre, Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star, North American P-51D Mustang, Curtis JN-4 Jenny biplane, North American T-6 Texan, Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress and the Goodyear Blimp. There is also an opportunity to drive one of few operating WWII M-4 Sherman tanks. Additional details on this auction can be found on the museum’s web site.

Selfridge is one of the largest reserve component military installations in the world, hosting units from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Michigan Army National Guard, Army Reserve and Customs and Border Protection. In addition to the Air National Guard missions flown from Selfridge, the base is extremely active in supporting the Coast Guard rescue mission over the local Great Lakes as well as securing the U.S./Canadian border. Units from Selfridge have deployed to nearly every major conflict since the base began operation in 1917, making it one of the oldest continuously operating military bases in the U.S.

Tom Demerly is a feature writer, journalist, photographer and editorialist who has written articles that are published around the world on TheAviationist.com, TACAIRNET.com, Outside magazine, Business Insider, We Are The Mighty, The Dearborn Press & Guide, National Interest, Russia’s government media outlet Sputnik, and many other publications. Demerly studied journalism at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan. Tom Demerly served in an intelligence gathering unit as a member of the U.S. Army and Michigan National Guard. His military experience includes being Honor Graduate from the U.S. Army Infantry School at Ft. Benning, Georgia (Cycle C-6-1) and as a Scout Observer in a reconnaissance unit, Company “F”, 425th INF (RANGER/AIRBORNE), Long Range Surveillance Unit (LRSU). Demerly is an experienced parachutist, holds advanced SCUBA certifications, has climbed the highest mountains on three continents and visited all seven continents and has flown several types of light aircraft.

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Source: https://theaviationist.com/2021/07/28/selfridge-museum-auctions/

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Selfridge Museum Auctions Warbird Rides to Fund New Aviation Education Center

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One of the nine different aircraft rides being auctioned off in the Aviation Adventure Auction to raise funds for the new SMAM Aviation Education Center will be flight in this beautifully restored North American F-100F Super Sabre. (All images credit: Tom Demerly/TheAviationist.com)

F-100, T-33 and P-51 Rides Featured In “Largest Ever” Warbird Flight Fundraiser organized by Selfridge Museum.

The Selfridge Military Air Museum in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, has announced a unique and, according to museum staff, “unprecedented” online auction to fund the construction of a new Aviation Education Center.

According to the museum executive director, Steve Mrozek, the new Aviation Education Center will include a display hangar for a WWII Goodyear FG-1D Corsair undergoing restoration at the museum. The new Aviation Education Center will support involvement in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculums by providing an, “unprecedented resource to Midwestern students, educators and schools”.

The auction, dubbed the “Aviation Adventure Auction”, will feature actual flights up for bid in nine different historic aircraft. The aircraft include a North American F-100F Super Sabre, a Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star, a North American P-51D Mustang, a WW I Curtis JN-4 ‘Jenny’, and the Goodyear blimp.

The Selfridge Military Air Museum at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Mt. Clemens, Michigan features 32 historical aircraft on static display both indoors and in their outdoor air park exhibit.

The auction will begin at 6:00 PM local time on Friday, July 30, 2021 and continues until 6:00 PM on August 6, 2021. Donations for flights sold in the auction are tax deductible according to the museum, since the facility is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

The all-volunteer staff at the non-profit Selfridge Military Air Museum restore and maintain museum aircraft and aviation history artifacts throughout the year, constantly introducing new exhibits.

“As far as we know something like this has never been done before, at least anything on this scale,” said museum Deputy Director Ed Kaminski.

“There is no better cause to support than STEM education, especially in the Midwest. This new Aviation Education Center will be an unmatched resource in experiential learning that will inspire tomorrow’s technical students today,” said museum Director Steve Mrozek.

The Selfridge Military Air Museum is a unique aviation museum located within Selfridge Air National Guard Base, an active military base that is home to the Michigan Air National Guard’s 127th Wing. The unit operates both the A-10 Thunderbolt II and the KC-135R Stratotanker.

The Selfridge Military Air Museum is home to 32 aircraft on static display, including a Grumman F-14 Tomcat from the operational unit that inspired the movie “Top Gun”, a rare Convair TF-102 Delta Dart (the first of its type built), a P-3 Orion anti-submarine warfare aircraft, an F-4 Phantom II and many others. There is also an indoor museum that includes, among many displays, artifacts from little known units like Co. “F”, 425 Long Range Surveillance Unit (RANGER/AIRBORNE), a secretive unit that was conceived to conduct long range reconnaissance missions behind enemy lines during the Cold War and was deployed operationally to Iraq.

A centerpiece of the new Selfridge Military Air Museum Aviation Education Center will be a restored, static display U.S. Marine Goodyear FG-1D Corsair formerly stationed at Grosse Ile Naval Air Station in Michigan.

The proceeds from the auctioned flights in the nine different warbirds will fund the construction of the new Selfridge Aviation Education Center, an addition to the museum that will be located near the existing Department of Defense STARBASE youth education center.

The complete list of aircraft rides included in the Selfridge Military Air Museum auction is: North American F-100D Super Sabre, Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star, North American P-51D Mustang, Curtis JN-4 Jenny biplane, North American T-6 Texan, Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress and the Goodyear Blimp. There is also an opportunity to drive one of few operating WWII M-4 Sherman tanks. Additional details on this auction can be found on the museum’s web site.

Selfridge is one of the largest reserve component military installations in the world, hosting units from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Michigan Army National Guard, Army Reserve and Customs and Border Protection. In addition to the Air National Guard missions flown from Selfridge, the base is extremely active in supporting the Coast Guard rescue mission over the local Great Lakes as well as securing the U.S./Canadian border. Units from Selfridge have deployed to nearly every major conflict since the base began operation in 1917, making it one of the oldest continuously operating military bases in the U.S.

Tom Demerly is a feature writer, journalist, photographer and editorialist who has written articles that are published around the world on TheAviationist.com, TACAIRNET.com, Outside magazine, Business Insider, We Are The Mighty, The Dearborn Press & Guide, National Interest, Russia’s government media outlet Sputnik, and many other publications. Demerly studied journalism at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan. Tom Demerly served in an intelligence gathering unit as a member of the U.S. Army and Michigan National Guard. His military experience includes being Honor Graduate from the U.S. Army Infantry School at Ft. Benning, Georgia (Cycle C-6-1) and as a Scout Observer in a reconnaissance unit, Company “F”, 425th INF (RANGER/AIRBORNE), Long Range Surveillance Unit (LRSU). Demerly is an experienced parachutist, holds advanced SCUBA certifications, has climbed the highest mountains on three continents and visited all seven continents and has flown several types of light aircraft.

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Eurowings to offer more flights from Stuttgart to more than 60 destinations with 15 based aircraft

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Eurowings has made this announcement:

The summer holidays will soon begin in Baden-Württemberg. Over the past weeks and months, Eurowings and its employees on board and on the ground have been working intensively with their partners at Stuttgart Airport to prepare for the start of the most wonderful time of the year. After the long lockdown, the desire to travel is greater this summer than it has been for a long time.

Greatest variety in the Southwest: Eurowings takes off from Stuttgart to more than 60 Destinations

With a rising vaccination rate, the demand for flights has increased significantly. Tourist destinations are demand – above all Mallorca, Greece, the Canary Islands and Croatia.  Eurowings has reacted to this by successively expanding its flight program – and has increased its offer in Stuttgart, the largest Eurowings location in southwest Germany, by another 40 per cent during the holidays.

From Stuttgart, Eurowings offers travelers the largest range of flights at the location during the summer holidays: Over 60 destinations in 18 countries are on the program. On the first holiday weekend, Eurowings expects around 25,000 passengers at the airport in the state capital. In total, the Lufthansa holiday carrier will take off from Stuttgart around 1,800 times during the summer holidays in Baden-Württemberg. Even if Eurowings offers a large part of its original route portfolio again over the summer, the program in 2021 will only comprise around two-thirds of the pre-Corona capacity overall.

With the expansion of the summer offer, the active aircraft fleet is also growing: While Eurowings was still operating 12 aircraft from Stuttgart at the beginning of the summer, the airline will be using 15 Airbus aircraft in Stuttgart from August. This makes Stuttgart the second largest Eurowings base in terms of the number of aircraft stationed there. Across Europe, more than 80 aircraft will be flying for Eurowings in midsummer.

With Eurowings over 40 times a week from Stuttgart to Mallorca

With its wide range of holiday offers, Eurowings is positioning itself as Germany’s leading holiday airline on short and medium-haul routes for the start of summer 2021: Majorca continues to be very popular with travelers and tops the hit list of Eurowings’ most popular destinations again this summer. From Stuttgart alone, Eurowings flies to the Balearic island up to six times a day during the holidays. In total, Eurowings connects 24 airports in Germany and Austria with the popular holiday destination and is the undisputed No. 1 Mallorca shuttle with more than 300 weekly flights.

Greek Heraklion and Thessaloniki, Ibiza and Malaga also enjoy strong demand and are served daily. Other destinations include Sardinia, Croatia, Sicily and the smaller Greek islands. City travelers don’t miss out either: Eurowings flies several times a week to Athens, Barcelona, or Budapest, for example.

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