Category Archives: Manufacturing

‘Non-standard’ repairs made to fix cracks on military helicopters: commander

OTTAWA — The commander of Canada’s air force says he is concerned about the recent discovery of tail cracks in most of the military’s new Cyclone helicopters, and the need for “non-standard” repairs to each aircraft, but he remains confident

‘Scope’ and cost of software fix to naval helicopters expected in spring 2022

HALIFAX — The scope and cost of changes needed to remedy a software issue that was a cause of a naval helicopter crash off Greece resulting in six deaths won't be known until next spring. A Defence Department spokesman said in

‘This is beyond my expectations,’ Champagne says of Canadian biomanufacturer rebound

OTTAWA — Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne says Canada's biomanufacturing sector has rebounded beyond his initial expectations in the last several months, as a Canadian drug maker stands poised to bring positive results from the first pla...

Canada to manufacture Merck COVID-19 antivirals if regulator approves

OTTAWA — Canada could become a global manufacturing hub for a potentially game-changing treatment of COVID-19 with the signing of a new agreement to produce Merck Canada's antiviral drug in Whitby, Ont.  The company inked a deal with Thermo Fisher Scie...

Conservatives demand clarity, timelines on next steps for fighter jets

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives are demanding the Liberal government provide more clarity on the next phase of Canada's search for a new fighter jet — including when a replacement for the military's aging CF-18s will finally be announced. The call

Dorel to pay tax charge after Luxembourg Administrative Court ruling

MONTREAL — Dorel Industries Inc. says the Luxembourg Administrative Court has confirmed a tribunal ruling that one of Dorel’s subsidiaries owes US$64.2 million in tax. As a result, the company says it must pay a one-time remaining cash balance of US$45...

Fix to software problem behind naval helicopter crash needed ‘forthwith’: experts

HALIFAX — The software issue identified as a cause of last year's naval helicopter crash off Greece that killed six Canadian crew members needs to be fixed without delay, say experts on the interplay between automation and humans in aircraft. Two

Canada pays another US$71M for F-35 development

OTTAWA — Canada has quietly made another multimillion-dollar payment toward development of the F-35 stealth fighter despite uncertainty over whether it will buy the aircraft and calls from some prominent Canadians not to purchase any new fighter jets. ...

Irving Shipbuilding delivers second Arctic patrol warship to Royal Canadian Navy

HALIFAX — Irving Shipbuilding officially delivered the second in its series of Royal Canadian Navy Arctic patrol ships today at a ceremony in Halifax. The Arctic Offshore and Patrol Ship will be officially designated HMCS Margaret Brooke during a namin...

Trudeau announces $440 million for Quebec aerospace industry

MONTREAL — The federal government is investing up to $440 million in Quebec's aerospace industry to subsidize major companies operating in a key sector of the province's economy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. Trudeau made the announcemen...