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News Article | April 17, 2017
Site: www.tnooz.com

Transport Canada, which is working on a “Passengers’ Bill of Rights” to set rules for flight changes, airline fees and lost bags, will add bumping rules to the bill. The announcement came in the wake of the United Airlines incident in which a passenger on a United Express flight was grabbed by a Chicago airport policeman and dragged off the plane. The airline was trying to make room for four deadheading crewmembers who needed to get to Louisville, Ky., to work on another flight. But United originally characterized it as a case of overbooking, and that impression went viral, along with graphic videos of the event. Transport Canada, which is working on a “Passengers’ Bill of Rights” to set rules for flight changes, airline fees and lost bags, will add bumping rules to the bill. The announcement came in the wake of the United Airlines incident in which a passenger on a United Express flight was grabbed by a Chicago airport policeman and dragged off the plane. The airline was trying to make room for four deadheading crewmembers who needed to get to Louisville, Ky., to work on another flight. But United originally characterized it as a case of overbooking, and that impression went viral, along with graphic videos of the event. Transport Minister Marc Garneau said he had seen the video and “was very disturbed by what happened. Certainly we want to make sure that it does not happen in Canada.” He said the new regulations would be effective in 2018. When he introduced the plan last fall, Garneau said, “This will create a more predictable and reasonable approach that will ensure that Canadians understand better what their rights are as they travel by air.” But as eruptions over the United incident continue on social media, it has become clear that an alarming number of Americans, despite having consumer protection rules for airline passengers in place for years, are unaware of their rights – or lack of them. Debates continue over the fact – for some a revelation – that an airline can for any reason remove a passenger who has paid for his ticket, has created no disturbance and has violated no rules. It’s perfectly legal. “It’s part of a document that no one ever looks at called the Contract of Carriage,” Rick Seaney, chief executive officer of FareCompare, said. That document spells out that the airline, pilot and flight attendants “can pretty much do what they want,” he said. Legal or not, United CEO Oscar Munoz vowed that the airline will never again take an incident this far. “This can never, will never happen again on a United airlines flight,” he said in an interview with ABC News. Specifically, he said, the use of law enforcement aboard an aircraft “has to be looked at very carefully.” Munoz also seemed to be weighing whether the industry might be better off forfeiting a sliver of its all-encompassing power. He noted that the process of dealing with overbooking generally works well when it is conducted gateside. “But to remove a booked, paid, seated passenger … we can’t do that. No one should be treated that way.”


A Bombardier Commercial Aircraft divulgou hoje que a Transport Canada e a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) concederam à aeronave CS100 certificado de aproximação íngreme. A capacidade de operação da aeronave CS100 em aeroportos com difícil acesso como o da Cidade de Londres (LCY) foi validada pelo programa abrangente de testes de voos da Bombardier. A Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) será a primeira empresa aérea a operar o C Series no aeroporto LCY. "O processo de certificação de aproximação íngreme da aeronave CS100 ocorreu sem problemas porque a C Series é a única aeronave comercial projetada especificamente para operações em aeroportos de acesso difícil", disse Rob Dewar, Vice-Presidente, C Series Aircraft Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "A C Series tem capacidade imbatíveis que nenhuma outra aeronave da sua categoria tem - ela oferece novas possibilidades para empresas aéreas que queiram operar em aeroportos de acesso difícil em todo o mundo. A CS100 também tem autonomia dupla, permitindo a abertura de novas rotas de LCY para as empresas aéreas e passageiros". "A mais recente tecnologia de sistemas aurais e de display de head-up a bordo da aeronave CS100 é usada pela tripulação durante as fases de aproximação e aterrissagem do voo", disse Francois Caza, Vice-Presidente, Desenvolvimento de Produtos e Engenheiro Chefe, Bombardier. "Para obter um certificado para operar no aeroporto de LCY, tivemos que mostrar que a aeronave tinha capacidade de aproximação e aterrissagem com ângulos maiores nas pistas de pouso curtas do aeroporto e ainda estar em conformidade com as exigências locais de ruído baixo. A nossa tripulação fez uma demonstração de sucesso da capacidade geral e de manobras da aeronave CS100. A aeronave agora entra para o grupo de aeronaves turboélice Q400 e os jatos executivos Challenger 650, Global 5000 e Global 6000 que já acessam este aeroporto de acesso difícil regularmente". "A C Series é um divisor de águas para o único aeroporto de Londres. É uma notícia fantástica que um dos jatos comerciais mais silenciosos e de consumo eficiente da sua categoria tenha recebido esta aprovação. A aeronave da próxima geração da Bombardier trará a possibilidade de abertura de novas rotas para o benefício dos passageiros executivos e de lazer, que terão oportunidades de serviço direto, inclusive para a costa leste dos EUA, Rússia, Oeste da África e Oriente Médio", disse Declan Collier, CEO do Aeroporto da Cidade de Londres. "Após o projeto de expansão de GBP 350 milhões planejado do aeroporto, esperamos que a C Series venha a ser uma visão familiar no Aeroporto da Cidade de Londres e esperamos o voo inaugural da C Series na SWISS ainda em 2017". O sucesso da validação dos voos no Aeroporto LCY há algumas semanas atrás, após o marco do voo direto de LCY ao JFK, demonstrou a capacidade excepcional da aeronave CS100. Este primeiro voo transatlântico direto de uma aeronave comercial do aeroporto LCY confirma o desempenho superior em campo e uma autonomia de voo inigualável da C Series em uma pista curta A CS100 é a aeronave comercial mais eficiente e econômica. A CS100 viabilizará que as empresas aéreas ofereçam voos intercontinentais diretos do Aeroporto LCY para a América do Norte e para o Oriente Médio, além da abertura de oportunidades de rotas na Europa, Rússia e África do Norte, que não eram possíveis com as aeronaves das gerações antigas. Com o mais baixo ruído e emissões de qualquer aeronave comercial da sua categoria, a aeronave C Series é ideal para operações urbanas e aeroportos com restrições ao nível de ruído. A aeronave CS100 tem o índice de ruído muito mais baixo comparado com outros jatos comerciais e oferece um ambiente de melhor qualidade para os residentes de Londres por ser a aeronave comercial mais silenciosa em produção. A aeronave C Series é fabricada pela C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, uma afiliada do segmento Bombardier Commercial Aircraft da Bombardier Inc. Bombardier, C Series, CS100, Q400, Challenger 650, Global 5000, Global 6000 e The Evolution of Mobility são marcas comerciais da Bombardier Inc. ou de suas subsidiárias.


News Article | April 25, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

AS9110 is an extension of the AS9100 aerospace standard with additional requirements specific to aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul. This certification goes beyond M1 Composites' existing Transport Canada, FAA, and EASA approvals by providing customers with a global standard for quality and service. The achievement of MACH 4 and AS9110 has had tangible benefits to M1 Composites' customers worldwide with improved quality, reduced turnaround times, and lower cost. "M1 Composites' commitment to safety, quality, and continuous improvement is highlighted by these accomplishments. Having the agility to quickly become a strategic supplier, while maintaining international standards for quality and service is key to our success going forward. M1 Composites has its sights set much higher; MACH 4 and AS9110 will solidify our foundation for continued growth." said Lorenzo Marandola, President – M1 Composites. About M1 Composites: M1 Composites Technology provides a wide range of comprehensive aerospace services, including: engineering, manufacturing, and repair of composite and sheet metal components. M1 is ISO9001, AS9100 & AS9110 certified and a Canadian Controlled Goods (CGP) accredited organization. With proven capabilities, M1 serves the aerospace industry and is a recognized Transport Canada & European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Approved Maintenance Organization, and Transport Canada Design Approval Organization. For further information regarding M1 Composites' services, please contact Walter Chan at walter.chan@m1composites.com or visit www.m1composites.com/en/


News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

Cheetah Air - Logistics Technology Booth #1143 Press Kit: xponential.vporoom.com/Cheetah-Air Cheetah Air, a division of Cheetah Software Systems, has successfully developed and tested its fully autonomous UAV platform. It is integrated with Cheetah's LOOP, which plans, dynamically manages, adapts and optimizes fleets and drivers, resulting in companies requiring fewer vehicles, driving less miles, and making more on-time deliveries. Insitu Booth #2411 Press Kit: xponential.vporoom.com/Insitu Insitu is an industry-leading provider of information for superior decision making. With offices in the U.S., U.K., and Australia, the company creates and supports unmanned systems and software technology that deliver end-to-end solutions for collecting, processing and delivering information. We proudly serve the diverse needs of our global customers in the defense, government and commercial industries. Insitu is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. MANNARINO Systems & Software Inc. Press Kit: xponential.vporoom.com/MANNARINO MANNARINO provides safety-critical systems, software and programmable hardware engineering services to the aerospace, defense, space, simulation, space, power generation and rail industries. We are highly specialized in the design, verification and validation of safety-critical systems with particular expertise in the following areas: MANNARINO has been authorized as a Design Approval Organization (DAO) for Airborne Software & AEH by the National Aircraft Certification Branch of Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) ~ a first for a Canadian service-based organization. maxon precision motors, inc. Booth #1514 Press Kit: xponential.vporoom.com/maxonmotorusa maxon precision motors is a leading supplier of high-precision DC brush and brushless servo motors and drives. maxon's rhombic wound ironless rotor motors provide exceptionally high efficiency, low EMI emissions, fast acceleration, no preferred rotor position, linear speed and torque constant (accurate control) and long life. These motors range in size from 4 – 90 mm. We combine electric motors, gears and DC motor controls into high-precision, intelligent drive systems that can be custom-made to fit the specific needs of customer applications. Microdrones Press Kit: xponential.vporoom.com/microdrones microdrones was founded in Germany in 2005, with the launch of groundbreaking and reliable unmanned aerial vehicles. As the pioneer of Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) drones for professional applications, the heritage of German engineering is a part of every solution they create. The company has sold several thousand drones for professional applications worldwide, spanning Europe, Asia, Russia and North America. By integrating the most capable and reliable UAV platform with the latest knowledge in sensors, photogrammetry, photography and data interpretation technology, the newly expanded company is positioned to serve new geographic and vertical markets. MilSource Booth #3132 Press Kit: xponential.vporoom.com/MilSource MilSource is the proud official US distributor of Techaya's MILTECH line of military-grade switching, routing and other communications solutions. These IP-based communication solutions are ideal for extreme conditions and unique tactical requirements. Developed for military and harsh mobile applications, Techaya's military-grade communications solutions feature mechanical packaging enhancements designed for MIL-ST D-810F and IP67 airborne, ground and marine environmental compliance and for high reliability. Leading the industry in size, weight, power and cost (SWAP-C) Techaya's compact and ultra-compact switches, routers and hubs are gaining fast industry traction for applications such as UAV data acquisition and transmission, battlefield communication C4ISR, mobile communications, combat vehicles, avionic, and shipboard systems. Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems Press Kit: xponential.vporoom.com/NIAS-UAS On behalf of the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development, NIAS helps to grow the Autonomous Systems Industry through business teaming, partnerships, research and development, and education awareness in order to bring in business and jobs to the State of Nevada. NIAS plans Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) flight and Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) ground missions, collects Big Data, develops airspace and ground control measures, and recommends lessons learned to the FAA, NASA, and DOT in order to facilitate full and safe UAS and UGV integration into the National Airspace (NAS) and across Nevada highway and road lines of operations. Northwest UAV Booth #2031 Press Kit: xponential.vporoom.com/NWUAV Northwest UAV is America's industry leader in UAS Propulsion System Manufacturing, providing quality, made in the USA products to clients around the globe. At NWUAV we understand UAS requirements inside and out, incorporating a total lifecycle approach that provides top quality, high-performance solutions to enhance any system platform. Our onsite Engineering Group is dedicated to our company mission of delivering reliable, cost effective UAS systems, and their experience is proven. When you need to get in the air and stay there, you need Northwest UAV. NWUAV|AS9100 certified. Phoenix International Press Kit: xponential.vporoom.com/PhoenixInternational Phoenix International is an AS 9100 /ISO 9001 certified, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) manufacturer of Rugged COTS data storage products. Phoenix developed state of the art enabling technology provides users with mass data storage products that ensure the highest performance storage and data network systems. These systems range in size and application from multi-terabyte Fibre Channel RAID, NAS and Storage Area Network (SAN) configurations to conduction cooled plug-in VPX and VME solid state disk storage modules. Teledyne DALSA Booth #1231 Press Kit: xponential.vporoom.com/TeledyneDALSA Teledyne DALSA is an international technology leader in sensing, imaging, and specialized semiconductor fabrication. Our image sensing solutions span the spectrum from infrared through visible to X-ray; our MEMS foundry has earned a world-leading reputation. In addition, through our subsidiaries Teledyne Optech and Teledyne Caris, we deliver advanced 3D survey and geospatial information systems. Headquartered in Waterloo, Canada, Teledyne DALSA employs approximately 1400 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.teledynedalsa.com. The above press kits will continue to be updated throughout the show. Please check back during AUVSI's XPONENTIAL 2017 for the latest news. Virtual Press Office (http://www.vporoom.com/) is a PR Newswire company. Follow us on Twitter @VPOEventZone or subscribe to our RSS feed for more trade show news. If you have questions about Virtual Press Office services, or if you would like to offer feedback on this exhibitor profile roundup, please email sales@vpoinc.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/virtual-press-office-exhibitor-profiles-auvsis-xponential-2017-300451073.html


News Article | April 25, 2017
Site: marketersmedia.com

From aerial inspections and site surveys to real estate flyovers and special event photography, company is ready to help Canadian clients make the most of UAV technology, Sky Experts reports MISSISSAUGA, Ontario - April 25, 2017 /MarketersMedia/ — The global unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry is booming, as a recently published survey of the market by GPS World has made clear. With new Transport Canada rules governing commercial and recreational UAV use now in effect, important foundations are being laid for the future. As a UAV service Canada businesses and individuals work with regularly, Sky Experts offers access to a full range of what modern drones can do. From aerial building or agricultural inspections and site surveys to airborne photography and videography for real estate and special events like weddings, Sky Experts is a Drone service Canada companies and residents can rely on to cover the whole range of possibilities. With complete packages that include video post production and other services, Sky Experts makes it simpler and more affordable than ever before for Canadian companies and residents to leverage the power and potential of UAV technology. "Many Canadians have by now personally experienced the excitement of flying drones for fun," said Sky Experts representative Stan Martynenko. "While the recreational side of the industry is important and still growing quickly, UAVs can also provide an impressive amount of value on a wide range of commercial projects. Here at Sky Experts, we regularly tackle everything from the aerial inspection of buildings, site surveys, and agricultural operations to special events photography, real estate videography, and more. Our UAVs can achieve amazing things in an incredibly cost-effective fashion, as our clients consistently agree." Although military buyers worldwide still account for the largest share by far of UAV purchasing activity, according to a Business Insider report, other kinds of spending are growing steadily, as well. In particular, analysts predict that recent and future regulatory developments in many countries will help boost the commercial segment of the industry as new opportunities for business-related applications open up. With its December 2016 issuance of new rules governing commercial use of UAVs, for example, Transport Canada helped provide direction that is already influencing the domestic industry. As one of Canada's leading UAV companies, Sky Experts offers a full range of services that allow clients to take advantage of everything that technology has to offer. From aerial inspections or search and rescue operations to real estate videography and the kinds of Aerial Photography Canada weddings and other special events benefit from so much, Sky Experts is well positioned to provide any UAV-related service that might be needed. About Sky Experts: From agriculture, security, and power-industry aerial inspections to real estate videography, special event photography, and more, Sky Experts offers a complete range of UAV services and packages. Contact Info:Name: Stan MartynenkoOrganization: Sky ExpertsAddress: P.O.Box 29552, 377 Burnhamthorpe Rd East, Mississauga, ON, CanadaPhone: (844) 946-4746Source URL: http://marketersmedia.com/as-canadas-commercial-uav-industry-surges-sky-experts-soars-even-higher/190052For more information, please visit https://www.skyexperts.ca/Source: MarketersMediaRelease ID: 190052


News Article | September 29, 2016
Site: www.greencarcongress.com

« American Airlines hires investment bank Ocean Park to assist with renewable jet fuel evaluation | Main | Renault boosts range of ZOE EV to 400 km with new 41 kWh pack option » The Federal Cabinet of the Government of Canada approved the $11-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG Project following completion of a federal environmental assessment. Pacific NorthWest LNG is a proposed natural gas liquefaction and export facility on Lelu Island within the District of Port Edward on land administered by the Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA). The facility would liquefy and export natural gas produced by Progress Energy Canada Ltd. in northeast British Columbia. Both Pacific NorthWest LNG and Progress Energy are majority-owned by PETRONAS. Sinopec, JAPEX, Indian Oil Corporation and PetroleumBRUNEI are minority shareholders in the Pacific NorthWest LNG project. The project represents one of Canada’s largest resource development projects with a total capital investment of up to $36 billion when accounting for upstream natural gas development. The project is subject to over 190 legally binding conditions that will lessen the environmental impacts of the project. For example, Pacific NorthWest LNG Ltd. will be required to comply with mitigation measures that will minimize adverse effects on fish, fish habitat, marine mammals, wetlands, migratory birds, and human health. The project will be subject to a compliance and enforcement regime, which includes establishing environmental monitoring committees comprising Indigenous peoples, and federal and provincial representatives, for the first time. Technical experts will monitor the project and will have the authority to stop project activities that do not comply with the conditions. The decision also imposes a maximum cap on annual project greenhouse gas emissions—a maximum of 4.3 Mt of CO e per year, 900,000 tonnes less than what had initially been proposed by the proponent. In addition, upstream emissions will be reduced by the government’s commitment to regulate methane emissions from the oil and gas sector, and by British Columbia’s plan for electrification of upstream extraction of natural gas. First Ministers agreed in the Vancouver Declaration to implement policies to meet Canada’s 2030 target. As a result, emissions from all projects, including this one, must fit within Canada’s plan to meet that target, which First Ministers will discuss this Fall. British Columbia’s commitment that it will increase its carbon price in line with the Pan Canadian Framework to be announced later this Fall reflects this principle. Scientific experts from Natural Resources Canada, Transport Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Health Canada provided scientific and technical advice throughout the assessment. Indigenous peoples brought forward traditional knowledge including observations about marine conditions that prompted additional study. The review period was extended so that federal scientists could thoroughly assess the proponent’s information, require supplementary studies and review additional external research. As a result of this review, mitigation measures and monitoring requirements were put in place. Scientists found no significant effects on fish with the legally-binding mitigation and monitoring conditions. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency conducted extensive consultations throughout the environmental assessment and also provided four formal opportunities for public comments and input. More than 34,000 comments were received from individuals and groups on the draft environmental assessment report. Concerns raised by the public included effects on fish and fish habitat, the volume of greenhouse gas emissions and impacts on Indigenous rights and title. Support for the project focused on the project’s economic impact and job creation. Some communities expressed concern about the impact of increased marine shipping.


News Article | February 25, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

Ventus Geospatial, a Southern Alberta based company, together with international partners, is set to make Canadian aviation history. On Friday, February 24th, Ventus Geospatial will conduct the first Transport Canada (TC) approved UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) test flight beyond a pilot’s visual line of sight (BVLOS) in non-military airspace. This flight test will be conducted at the Foremost Centre for unmanned aerial system (UAS) test range in Foremost Alberta. During the test flight, Ventus Geospatial flew 2 UAS systems, the Aeryon Skyranger (Canada) quadcopter and the fixed wing plane UAS C-Astral Bramor (Slovenia). To date, all UAV’s flown in Canadian non-military airspace must be done so while in the pilot’s line of sight. “This historical event is the first step to take us beyond visual line of sight flights in Canada”, says Steve Myshak, President of Ventus Geospatial. “It will make geospatial work for pipeline, power line, and large area mapping much more cost effective and feasible for our clients and all Canadians. We’re proud to have earned the trust of Transport Canada’s to help make this happen”. About Ventus Geospatial Inc Ventus Geospatial is a Canadian based geomatics firm that utilizes some of the most innovative tools and approaches to help their clients better manage their land (ie. mines, pipelines, roads, and forests) and land based assets (ie. towers, buildings, structures, and facilities, etc).


VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 8, 2016) - Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is encouraged by the federal government National Oceans Protection Plan announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on November 7 in Vancouver. "We are very pleased with Prime Minister Trudeau's announcement of a national coastal strategy that will help establish Canada as a world leader in marine safety," said Duncan Wilson, vice president, corporate social responsibility at Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. "The focus on environmental sustainability and responsible commercial use is truly commendable." The port authority is particularly supportive of the federal government's plans to fully resource the Canadian Coast Guard, which is critical to effectively responding to spills on our coasts. "The port authority and others in the shipping community have long called for increased funding for the Canadian Coast Guard, recognizing we must protect our coasts for generations to come," said Wilson. "Minister Garneau and his team at Transport Canada have clearly listened to stakeholders, including Indigenous groups and others who rely on the coasts for their livelihood." The Oceans Protection Plan has four main priority areas: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority will continue to collaborate with Transport Canada and all levels of government on progressive actions to ensure the Port of Vancouver remains competitive, safe and sustainable. Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is responsible for the stewardship of the federal port lands in and around Vancouver, British Columbia. It is accountable to the federal minister of transport and operates pursuant to the Canada Marine Act. The port authority manages the Port of Vancouver, which is Canada's largest port and the third largest tonnage port in North America, responsible for Canada's trade with more than 170 world economies. Located in a naturally beautiful setting on Canada's west coast, the Port of Vancouver is responsible for the efficient and reliable movement of goods and passengers, and integrates environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives into all areas of port operations. Enabling the trade of approximately $200 billion in goods in 2015, the port sustains an estimated 100,000 supply-chain jobs, $6.1 billion in wages, and $9.7 billion in GDP across Canada.


Metamaterial Technologies Inc. (MTI) and its optical filters division, Lamda Guard, announced today, February 21st, that it has entered into a new agreement with leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus to validate, certify, and commercialize its laser protection product metaAIR™, for aviation. In 2014, MTI signed its first agreement with Airbus to test and tailor metaAIR™, which is a flexible metamaterial optical filter, engineered to protect vision against harmful laser beams aimed at aircraft. Laser strikes on commercial aircraft are rising globally and laser pointers are increasing in power and decreasing in price. Lasers can distract pilots during critical phases of flight and can cause temporary visual impairment. In 2015, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the number of reported laser incidents nearly doubled to 7,703 in commercial aviation. In 2015, there were 1,439 laser incidents reported to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in the UK and there were almost 600 reported by Transport Canada. "We know from facts and conversations with clients that cockpit illuminations are real, immediate and increasing in frequency, and metaAIR will benefit our customers," said Pascal Andrei, Vice President, Chief Product Security Officer at Airbus. "We also see an increasing number of possible applications for metaAIR, beyond the commercial aircraft division." MTI is a great example of Airbus "start-up 2 partner" program led by Elsa Keïta from Airbus Corporate Innovation. This program aims at building mutually beneficial partnerships with disruptive innovators and Airbus has been working in a successful and collaborative approach with MTI to accelerate their laser protection solution for the benefit of its customers. "Our objective is to place Canada and its citizens on innovation's leading edge. The presence of Airbus here today demonstrates that highly skilled Canadian researchers and entrepreneurs, like those at MTI, are creating innovative solutions to global problems," said the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Canadian Minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with Airbus as we move to commercialize metaAIR. Together we will be able to make a positive impact on the aviation industry around the world," said Maurice Guitton, MTI Board Chairman. "Today marks another milestone in our strategic partnership with Airbus. We are given the opportunity to propel our platform technology and learn from some of the top aerospace engineers while understanding the rigours of developing a product for the aerospace industry," said George Palikaras, MTI Founder and CEO. "metaAIR will provide vision protection to pilots in the aviation industry and can offer solutions in other industries including the military, transportation and glass manufacturers." MTI has also developed a partnership with Covestro, one of the world's leading companies for high-tech polymers. Covestro supplies a custom Bayfol® HX photopolymer film for the manufacturing of metaAIR™. "MTI is at the cutting edge of optical applications. They have developed a unique optical filter that is different from anything currently available on the market, and we have been working with them for the last two years to provide a speciality photopolymer material film and support the required volume," said Thomas Fäcke, responsible for marketing and business development of photopolymer films at Covestro. "Safety is very important to our company, and we are excited to be a part of this solution." Metamaterial Technologies Inc. ("MTI") is a smart materials and photonics company specializing in metamaterial research, nanofabrication, and computational electromagnetics. The company has developed a new class of optical smart materials, changing the way we use, interact and benefit from light. MTI is headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia and has offices in London, England and Pleasanton, California. To learn more visit http://www.metamaterial.com Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2015, it generated revenues of €64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe's number one space enterprise and the world's second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide. With 2015 sales of € 12.1 billion, Covestro is among the world's largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and sports and leisure industries. Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, has 30 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 15,800 people (calculated as full-time equivalents) at the end of 2015. More information on Covestro can be found at http://www.covestro.com.


News Article | March 18, 2016
Site: www.greencarcongress.com

« Global truck manufacturers call for progress in regulatory harmonization to aid reductions in fuel consumption | Main | ORCnext project concludes waste heat recovery efficiency can be boosted by 20-25% » Twizy, Renault’s all-electric quadricyle, has been certified by Transport Canada, and is now set for release on the Canadian market. The Canadian Renault Twizy (Twizy 40) is fitted with a type-1 charging cable and side reflectors. With speed capped at 40 km/h (25 mph), it comes under the Canadian category of low-speed vehicles (four-wheel electric vehicles with top speed from 32 to 40 km/h). Renault’s local partner, AZRA Canada, will be selling Twizy 40 from summer 2016.

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