Media Advisory: Bombardier and DAIR to Make an Announcement Regarding the Future of Toronto’s Aerospace Hub

MONTREAL, June 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier and the Downsview Aerospace Innovation and Research Consortium (DAIR) invite representatives of the media to join them for an announcement about the establishment of a new aerospace hub in the Greater Toronto Area.

Where: 60, Carl Hall Road
Downsview Park
Toronto, Ontario
Unit 1
When: Thursday, June 21, 2018
The event starts at 10:00 a.m.
Participants: Mike Nadolski, Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Bombardier Inc.
Francois Caza, Vice President, Product Development and Chief Engineer, Aerospace, Bombardier Inc.
Andrew Petrou, Executive Director, DAIR, and Director, Strategic Initiatives and External Relations, Centennial College

This invitation is extended to accredited media. We look forward to your participation in this event.

About DAIR
The Downsview Aerospace Innovation and Research Consortium (DAIR) is an association of all of the large aerospace companies and leading postsecondary education institutions from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), who have come together with the joint mandate of developing an Aerospace Hub at Downsview Park in Toronto, Ontario. DAIR news and information is available at and our Twitter @DAIR__Hub.

About Bombardier
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Bombardier is a trademark of Bombardier Inc.

For Information 
Simon Letendre Andrew Petrou
Manager, Media Relations and Public Affairs Executive Director
Bombardier Inc. DAIR
+1 514 861 9481 +1 416 289 5000, ext. 2450

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PHOTO RELEASE–Huntington Ingalls Industries Prepares for 25-Month Overhaul of Los Angeles-Class Submarine USS Boise (SSN 764)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division has begun scheduled overhaul work on the nuclear-powered submarine USS Boise (SSN 764).

The Los Angeles-class submarine arrived at Newport News on Monday and will undergo planned maintenance and repair activities pierside before it will be moved to a dry dock in January 2019. The extended engineering overhaul, which includes system upgrades, will take 25 months and is expected to be completed in 2021.

“Submarine fleet support work represents a significant increase in our workload and provides a critical balance for public and private shipyards,” said Bill Smith, Newport News’ vice president of fleet support programs. “We have been preparing for Boise’s availability and looking forward to returning the submarine back to the fleet.”

Newport News laid USS Boise’s keel in August 1988, and the submarine was delivered to the U.S. Navy in September 1992.

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Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Integrated Missions Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 39,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:


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MacB Wins Contract for the Missile Defense Agency

DAYTON, Ohio, June 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), a leading National Security company delivering advanced engineering services, cybersecurity and product solutions, announced today that it has won a Technical and Engineering Services contract for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). A team from MacB’s Mission Systems Group (MSG) will focus on delivering high-end technical and functional expertise to MDA’s Engineering Directorate, Test Directorate, and Acquisition Directorate.

MacB’s team of domain specialists and subject-matter experts (SMEs) will provide advice, assessment, assistance, documentation, and recommendations with strategies, plans, and analyses. Work will include providing assessments for policy development and decision tools for BMDS baselines, acquisition planning, program management, engineering, testing, and small business innovation and cooperative research.

Contract work will primarily be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, but will also include locations in the National Capital Region; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and in Dahlgren, Virginia.

“This is a great opportunity for MacB to leverage its missile defense, space, and test and engineering expertise to meet MDA’s critical mission requirements,” said Ricky Carter, Vice President of MSG’s Strategic Missions Division at MacB. “Our highly-capable and experienced SMEs and domain experts are fully prepared to execute these important tasks in defense of our Nation’s security.”

Over the past 39 years, MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB) has been solving many of our Nation’s most complex National Security challenges. We are committed to delivering critical capabilities in the areas of Intelligence and Analysis, Cybersecurity, Secure Cloud Engineering, Research and Development, Integrated Laboratories and Information Technology to Defense, Intelligence Community, Special Operations Forces, Homeland Security, and Federal agencies to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. With Corporate Headquarters in Dayton, Ohio and National Capital Headquarters in Vienna, Virginia, our 1,500 employees worldwide are dedicated to developing mission-focused and results-oriented solutions that make a difference where and when it matters most. Learn more about MacB at

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