Spring 2023 e-NEWSLETTER
Your 30,000-ft View

A lot has been happening with SkyAlyne and the Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) since our last winter newsletter.

The early spring saw our team hard at work finalizing our bid for the FAcT Program. We're happy to report that on April 28, 2023, our final submission to Canada was made! Just to recap - FAcT is the next-generation training and in-service support program for Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pilots, Air Combat Systems Officers (ACSOs) and Airborne Electronic Sensor Operators (AES Ops).

SkyAlyne's proposal for FAcT was completed nearly five years to the day since the official creation of the SkyAlyne partnerships between CAE and KF Aerospace.

We tackled over 4000 requirements and poured all our hard work into a whopping 25,000-page proposal for FAcT, delivering a comprehensive solution that covers the entire spectrum of services needed to execute the program. Suffice to say, it was a huge collective effort from our team of companies from across Canada.

So what's next? We are waiting for Canada’s review of our proposal. But we are never idle and are already looking ahead to preparing everything we need to hit the ground running when we get Canada’s call. Please stay tuned to all our channels, we’re just getting started!

Best wishes,
SkyAlyne News Roundup
The SkyAlyne Team was out in full force at CANSEC 2023, making connections, planning future activities and of course - passing out maple syrup! Some of our team members even showed off early prototype SkyAlyne flight suits.

Thanks to CADSI for putting on another great event. We're already looking forward to attending next year!
'The Future of Aircrew Training' Video Series
We're exploring key themes of the SkyAlyne solution for the FAcT Program in our recently launched video series.

Our first four videos in the series are now live! Stay tuned to our channels to follow along and check out skyalyne.ca/fact to learn more.
"Ready for Take-off," SkyAlyne tells CDR Podcast
SkyAlyne’s FAcT Program Manager, Stéphane Hébert, and Head of Operations, Peter Fedak, were recently on the CDR Radio Podcast to chat about the Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) Program, and how SkyAlyne plans to usher in a new era of military pilot and aircrew training.

Learn more here or find it on your favourite podcast app – Spotify, Apple or Google Play!
SkyAlyne joins the 50-30 Challenge
SkyAlyne is proud to participate in the Government of Canada’s #5030Challenge for Canadian organizations to "increase the representation and inclusion of diverse groups within their workplaces while highlighting the benefits of giving all Canadians a seat at the table".

SkyAlyne has established a diverse, highly talented team of professionals to lead the Royal Canadian Air Force’s FAcT Program, including the top two positions in our organization being held by women - President France Hébert and Board Chair Tracy Medve.

Learn more about the 50-30 Challenge here.
Anand visits CAE Head Office
In May, CAE welcomed Minister Anita Indira Anand, MP Emmanuella Lambropoulos and the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) representatives to its Montreal headquarters. The discussion centred around Canada's aerospace industry capabilities, training technology advancements, and its immense job creation potential, with over 4,000 jobs created just by CAE in Montreal alone.

CAE firmly believes that Canada's global success stems from our achievements at home. Our strong Canadian aerospace community, backed by exceptional talent and expertise, positions us to bring the best immersive training and aviation developments to the world.
KF Centre for Excellence Update: The Sweet Sound of a Warbird
You’re going to want to turn the sound on for this one — trust us.

WATCH as the KF Aerospace team takes their WWII-era vintage de Havilland Mosquito for a bit of a stroll down the apron at YLW during a testing session.

No, it didn’t fly... yet! Routine maintenance is being performed at the moment to ensure the aircraft is in 100% airworthy shape. However, keep an eye on the KF Centre for Excellence's social media channels, because the Mosquito won't stay on the ground much longer!
SkyAlyne seeking suppliers
As we wait for word from Canada on our proposal, we're still getting out there in communities across Canada to meet with potential suppliers and partners.

If you are interested in supporting SkyAlyne's solution for FAcT - the first step is to register your company at: skyalyne.ca/suppliers.

Supplier opportunities with SkyAlyne are active in many different areas, from construction and trades to IT services, operational equipment, transportation, site services and much more.
The Photo
On April 22, 2023, SkyAlyne was thrilled to participate in the annual First Nations University of Canada Spring Pow Wow in Regina, SK. SkyAlyne President France Hébert (right) and Board Chair Tracy Medve (left) were deeply honoured to be invited to participate in the grand entrance on the first night.
Summer Events
CANDO 29th Annual Conference & AGM
SkyAlyne is proud to be a gold sponsor for the CANDO 29th Annual Conference and AGM.

CANDO is a national body focused on the training, education and networking opportunities for Indigenous Economic Development Officers (EDOs).

This year the conference is in beautiful Membertou, Nova Scotia.

SkyAlyne will be in attendance with a booth so make sure to come stop by if you are there.

ADSE/Abbotsford Air Show
The Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo (ADSE) will be back at Tradex in Abbotsford, BC, and SkyAlyne will be there with our parent company, KF Aerospace.

Join us on the trade floor and our team members in the following days at the famous Abbotsford Air Show!
FHQ Developments & SCO Golf Tournament
Two amazing organizations... two different provinces... one same day. Our friends at FHQ Developments (Regina) and the Southern Chiefs' Organization (SCO) (Winnipeg) are holding their annual golf tournaments on August 17 - and the SkyAlyne Team will be at both! Both of these tourneys are tons of fun, make sure to check out participation opportunities while they last.

Register here:

What's next?

Summer! Wishing you a happy and relaxing summer holiday season. Make sure to stay tuned to all our social media channels for updates, and watch out for our next newsletter this fall!
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