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Now entering its 10th year of operation, Vortex Aerospace Services has completed assembly on 30 of Bombardier’s CL-415 Superscooper aircraft at North Bay’s Jack Garland Airport.
Vortex Aerospace marks a decade assembling water bombers Vortex Aerospace Services began as a pitch by Jody Joyal to convince Bombardier Aerospace’s amphibious group to keep its water bomber production facilities in North Bay.When the order book for the CL-415 Superscooper began drying up in the early 2000s, the Montreal-based aviation giant mothballed the final assembly plant at Jack Garland Airport.Joyal, a former employee and now president at Vortex, was teaching at Canadore College’s aviation campus when a Bombardier vice-president contacted him ...


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Iron junior preparing mineral estimate
Northern Iron Corporation has retained a consultant to prepare a resource estimate of an iron property in northwestern Ontario.The Vancouver exploration junior announced March 24 that it has retained RPA Inc. to prepare an initial mineral resource estimate and supporting NI-43-101 technical report ...
North Bay airport unveils terminal renos
The renovation and expansion of the terminal building at North Bay’s Jack Garland Airport were publicly unveiled on March 24.An airport news release said the new configuration provides the airport with the ability to better support the demand of current operators and passengers, and delivers 2,242 ...
Industrial suppliers receive provincial funding
A handful of businesses and a local community got an economic boost from the province on Jan. 30.Michael Gravelle, the province's Minister of Northern Development and Mines, handed out $2.3 million in funding through support from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund, Jan. 30.Gravelle made the announc...
Vortex Aerospace marks a decade assembling water bombers
Vortex Aerospace Services began as a pitch by Jody Joyal to convince Bombardier Aerospace’s amphibious group to keep its water bomber production facilities in North Bay.When the order book for the CL-415 Superscooper began drying up in the early 2000s, the Montreal-based aviation giant mothballed t...


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