2013 Sponsors & Exhibitors include:
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Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 90 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.
Boeing is organized into two business units: Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. Supporting these units are Boeing Capital Corporation, a global provider of financing solutions; the Shared Services Group, which provides a broad range of services to Boeing worldwide; and Boeing Engineering, Operations & Technology, which helps develop, acquire, apply and protect innovative technologies and processes.
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has the widest and most modern range of rotorcraft to meet your vertical lift requirements. For offshore, passenger and VIP transport, air ambulance, law enforcement, SAR or utility missions AgustaWestland has a solution for you, with the unique advantage of a family of helicopters that share a common design approach, common parts, common training and the same maintenance philosophy. In the military sector AgustaWestland has the most capable helicopters in production today for naval, attack, utility and combat SAR missions. Our 24/7 customer support and a full range of training solutions enhance availability and safety whatever your mission. AgustaWestland has its main operations in Italy, the UK, Poland and the USA, but has a global presence through its network of industrial partners and an ever expanding network of regional headquarters, customer support centres and authorised service centres.
BAE Systems Hawk AJTS: Off-the-shelf and U.S. Air Force ready
BAE Systems is a global defense, aerospace and security company delivering affordable, versatile solutions to support Airmen around the world. In the United States, BAE Systems, Inc. is pursuing the U.S. Air Force’s T-X program, offering its Hawk Advanced Jet Training System (AJTS).
Hawk AJTS is the world’s most advanced jet trainer, delivering 4th and 5th generation cockpit resource and sensor management training. Hawk AJTS provides a proven platform for teaching advanced aircraft handling, and teaches students to manage on-board sensors while simultaneously analyzing critical information to maintain the tactical advantage. It effectively integrates live and synthetic air and ground-based elements to successfully train pilots for 4th and 5th generation fighters like the F-35 and the F-22. It is the world’s only fully-integrated, purpose-built, off-the-shelf training system.
The Hawk family is the future F-35 lead-in trainer for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, the Royal Air Force, Canadian Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force. Almost 1,000 Hawk aircraft have been sold throughout the world, producing highly trained pilots for 25 countries with more than 3 million flying hours logged.
BAE Systems is partnered with Northrop Grumman and L-3 Link Simulation & Training for the T-X Program pursuit. BAE Systems will prime the program, Northrop Grumman will serve as the manufacturing partner for the new Hawk aircraft and L-3 Link will lead the design and integration of the Hawk AJTS GBTS.
The Hawk AJTS is low-risk, in service now, and delivering affordable life-cycle costs.
Since its inception in 1969, ETC has been committed to providing technologically innovative simulation, training and equipment solutions to government agencies, military installations, industry, emergency management organizations and academic/training institutions.
ETC’s Aircrew Training Systems provides the most advanced simulation trainers to the aerospace community, supporting training and research efforts in the areas of high fidelity advanced pilot and tactical flight training, spatial disorientation, situational awareness, aircraft egress, night vision, upset recovery, high altitude and high G flight.
ETC owns and operates the National AeroSpace Training and Research (NASTAR) Center, the first FAA-approved suborbital and orbital flight training facility in the world.
Lockheed Martin is the premier provider of innovative solutions for mission readiness and sustainment. Through its Global Training and Logistics business, more than 10,000 skilled employees provide fast-turn, high-quality services for customers in more than 50 countries. Our focus is helping customers achieve mission success anytime and anywhere by offering a full range of training, logistics, operations, readiness, engineering support and integration services. From teaching aircrews to fly the world’s most advanced fighter jet to managing the equipment troops rely on, Lockheed Martin transforms technology into affordable training and logistics solutions.
Starlite International Helicopter Training Academy is a global player in helicopter training for Abinitio (PPL), Commercial Pilot (CPL), Instructors Ratings, Instrument Ratings, Sling and Hoist Ratings, NVG Ratings, Multi Engine Ratings and Conversion to a diverse number of helicopters, with syllabi to meet the needs of each individual client.
Starlite’s world class facilities, at Virginia Airport, Durban and The Mossel Bay Training Academy in the Southern Cape, in South Africa, offer training of the highest calibre. Averaging in excess of 7000 helicopter flying hours per annum, Starlite utilizes Robinson R22 Beta II’s, R44 Raven I & II, R66 and a range of single and twin turbine powered helicopters. Kate Odendaal, Managing Director of Training and Chief Flying Instructor, together with her team, who have clocked over 70,000 combined operational flying hours and more than 130 years combined flying, are considered to be some of the finest instructors in the aviation business.
Starlite’s ensures the training of pilots, aircrew, maintenance personnel and operational support staff, to a level of competence commensurate with leading military and aviation safety standards. Committed. Experienced. Passionate.
Alenia Aermacchi is the global player which leads the Finmeccanica aeronautics business by continuously increasing its ability to design, build, integrate and support complex systems for both commercial and defense markets worldwide.
The Alenia Aermacchi military and commercial aircraft businesses are based in Turin and Naples, with training aircraft and systems based at Venegono. The product portfolio includes proprietary products like the M-346 is today the only aircraft designed to meet the training needs of pilots of 4th and 5th generation combat aircraft, and tje C-27J, the only true modern tactical airlifter available today worldwide.
Alenia Aermacchi has key roles in world-class programs like Eurofighter Typhoon, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the Neuron European UCAV demonstrator. It also plays leading roles in commercial aircraft, designing and building advanced aerostructures for state of the art airliners including the Airbus A380, Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the latest Bombardier CSeries.
In an equal-share joint venture with EADS, it owns ATR, which dominates the regional turboprop market. With the Russian company Sukhoi it is developing and marketing the Superjet 100, the most advanced and environmentally friendly regional jet available on the market.
Its subsidiaries include Alenia North America and SuperJet International. Its other international joint ventures and consortia include Eurofighter and GMAS in the USA.
The company merges the businesses, products, sites and traditions of Alenia Aeronautica and Alenia Aermacchi. The name traces its lineage to 1913, when the original Nieuport-Macchi was founded.
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Kelowna Flightcraft is a world class MRO, Canada’s largest Air Cargo Fleet Operator, and a key provider
of Military Flight Training services to the Royal Canadian Air Force and foreign military student pilots.
Flightcraft’s Canada Wings Flight Training Centre, near Portage la Prairie, Manitoba provides Primary
(Phase I) and Basic (Phase II) training as well as Multi‐Engine and Rotary‐Wing advanced flying training
(Phase III) to RCAF “Wings” standard as well as all support services, including accommodations, meals,
air field operations , and aircraft maintenance. The state of the art, purpose‐built facility is home to 42
aircraft (Grob 120A, King Air C90B, Bell 206 and Bell 412), two Level D Full Flight Simulators (FFS), two
level 5 Flight Training Devices (FTDs) and a host of Cockpit Procedures Trainers (CPTs) and Desk Top
Trainers (DTTs) making this one of the most advanced pilot training facilities in the world.
Kelowna Flightcraft Ltd maintenance and modification facilities in Kelowna, BC, and Hamilton, ON, are
recognized industry‐wide for their quality, skills and on‐time delivery. Services include provision of
Heavy Maintenance Checks, Structural Inspection and Repair & modifications, Avionic Modifications,
Engineering, Painting, Parts Manufacturing, NDT, Landing Gear Overhaul & Engine Overhaul.
Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter Ltd. is the exclusive Air Cargo Carrier for Purolator Courier and a
dedicated air carrier for Canada Post. Operating an 18 aircraft fleet (DC10‐30F’s, B727, CV580)
Flightcraft delivers over 99% fleet reliability to our customers.
Put the reliability and expertise of Kelowna Flightcraft to work for you.
Beechcraft Corporation is a world-leading manufacturer of business, special mission, light attack and trainer aircraft – designing, marketing and supporting aviation products and services for businesses, governments and individuals worldwide. The company leads the industry with a global network of more than 90 factory-owned and authorized service centers.