The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has launched an initiative called Aircraft Cabin Environment Technologies (ACET) to develop, apply and evaluate technologies for healthy and comfortable aircraft cabin environments in pressurized fixed-wing aircraft. Key areas for technology development include acoustics, lighting, ventilation, indoor air quality and health. “NRC does research for companies that contract with them.
Science and technology in Canada
Keen to promote its expertise and capacity to help technological developments, Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) is here at Le Bourget (Canadian pavilion, Hall 3 E69) to offer its services to the international aerospace community. “We offer one-stop shopping to meet research and technology development needs,” said NRC Institute for Aerospace Research (IAR) director-general Jerzy Komorowski.
A 30-percent staffing increase is slated for Bombardier Aerospace’s wholly owned service center at Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam. The company cites “…greater flexibility for scheduling light to heavy maintenance tasks” as the reason.
Last week Bombardier reported $4.7 billion in revenue for its first fiscal quarter (which ended April 30), a 9-percent year-over-year increase, thanks in part to a stronger business jet market, “especially at the high end,” said Bombardier president and CEO Pierre Beaudoin. Profits in the fiscal quarter reached $220 million, compared with $195 million last year.
Looking forward to a continued recovery, Bombardier Aerospace released its annual Aircraft Market Forecasts on May 18, predicting 24,000 business aircraft deliveries from 2011 to 2030 and market-wide revenues of $626 billion.
Bombardier Aerospace is expanding the Bombardier Safety Standdown to Asia, with the first such event to be held in the region in Shanghai, China, on June 9. The standdown provides pilots, aircrew and flight departments with insight into the factors that precipitate errors in judgment and highlights ways to mitigate them.
Despite an “especially strong” fiscal fourth quarter,Bombardier Aerospace delivered 143 business jets during its fiscal year that ended January 31, versus 176 a year ago. Shipments are “essentially in line with the previously announced guidance to deliver approximately 15 percent fewer business aircraft,” according to the Canadian aircraft manufacturer.
Bombardier Aerospace will be offering the Safety Standdown program in Asia. The company is taking reservations for a June 9 event at Le Royal Meridien in Shanghai, China.
Bombardier Aerospace has upgraded maintenance capabilities at Aerovitro of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and Aviacion Atlantico Sur (AASSA) of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Aerovitro has been appointed an authorized service facility (ASF) for the Challenger 300 and 604/605 while Aviacion Atlantico Sur is now an AOG line maintenance facility (LMF) for the Challenger 604/605.
Bombardier Aerospace introduced a parts satisfaction guarantee for its business aircraft customers. The guarantee sets high standards for BombardierÕs parts performance, while introducing accountability by waiving the shipping, labor and restocking charges in applicable cases. In addition, Bombardier continues to make substantial headway in reducing the incidence of no fault found (NFF) parts currently in circulation.