Interesting that there is a separate requirement for a SAR and a utility transport plane...or is this done so that Bombardier gets a slice of the contract without having a plane that the SAR types would be happy with?
Perhaps this is a dumb question, but given the job that the Polaris has done, would it make sense to acquire a couple more used A-310? Now granted there aren't any being flown by Canadian airlines that would be surplus (which is how I believe we got both the Polaris and the 707's before them)...
Bombardier sells three Q300 planes worth US$53M for Australia Coastwatch
13:13:58 EST Mar 6, 2006
TORONTO (CP) - Bombardier Aerospace (TSX:BBD.SV.B) has won a $53-million-US order to supply three Q300 maritime patrol aircraft for the...
Now I know that this is a bit of a swerve out of the current discussion, but what about the idea of adding to our current Polaris fleet?
With the conversion of two the air to air refueling and one as a VIP plane, there is only two for the 'airport to airport' strategic lift.
Now in no way would...
I guess it's not just the Sun...maybe it's both papers here in Calgary. This writer is with the U of C. He actually had me listening to him untill he referneced buying socks from Britain in 1922. What?!?
Jackson slags the idea of quickly procuring the C 130 as our new transport plane.
I'm apt to view with a jaundiced eye a lot of what Paul Jackson says, so I wanted to get the opinion of the collective intelligence of...
Actually if the Cons would have got in I think there would be a different head defense person for them. Laurie Hawn, who was Lieutenant-Colonel at Cold Lake before retiring in the mid 90's narrowly lost in Edmonton, and there were whispers that he would have the defense role if the Cons. got in.
Orelikon gets the contract:
Sounds like the CF are going to get some more German kit
Canada may send armoured carriers to Sudan
Last Updated Sun, 12 Jun 2005 12:06:37 EDT
Canada may send 100 Grizzly armoured personnel carriers to Sudan, CBC TV news reports.
Does this make sense? And do we...
Saw this online in the Saskatoon paper:
Bombardier Aerospace has sold three Q300 turboprops to a Toronto-based aerospace services company that will modify the aircraft and resell them to the Swedish Coast Guard for maritime surveillance. Field Aviation Co. of Toronto is buying the aircraft and...