For Immediate Release
November 10, 2016 — Campbellford, Ontario — Public Services and Procurement Canada
The Government of Canada is committed to growing the economy and the middle class, and helping those working hard to join it. Through the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP), the Government of Canada is investing in Canadian innovations to create inclusive and sustainable economic growth for communities across Canada.
Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland–Peterborough South, on behalf of the Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, today announced that the Government of Canada is investing in an innovative technology that tests aircraft braking performance on runway surface conditions.
Team Eagle Ltd., of Campbellford, Ontario, received a $501,481.05 contract for the Runway Aircraft Braking Availability Tester. The innovation, which is mounted on a truck, will provide data on how runways covered in snow, slush or water affect aircraft braking systems, allowing pilots to make informed decisions on landings and takeoffs. This innovation will be tested by Transport Canada.
The investment was made through the Build in Canada Innovation Program, which helps Canadian innovators land their first sale and get their innovations tested by the Government of Canada. This program is just one of the many ways the Government of Canada supports innovation and small and medium-sized businesses across Canada.
Canadian innovators can submit their proposals on the program’s website.
“Team Eagle Ltd. has developed a cutting-edge product to help pilots protect passenger safety. Our Government is committed to growing the economy and the middle class, and helping those working hard to join it. By matching innovative products like the Runway Aircraft Braking Availability Tester with government needs, the Build in Canada Innovation Program helps Canadian companies move their products from the lab to the marketplace.”
The Honourable Judy M. Foote
Minister of Public Services and Procurement
“Across Canada, companies such as Team Eagle Ltd. are developing new, innovative products that improve the lives and well-being of Canadians. Through programs such as the Build in Canada Innovation Program, our Government is growing the economy by investing in innovation and job creation.”
Member of Parliament for Northumberland–Peterborough South
“The Build in Canada Innovation Program has allowed Team Eagle to accelerate plans for our Braking Availability Tester (BAT) technology development. This is an important opportunity for review and comments from the government/aviation regulator that will help Team Eagle bring the BAT technology to the marketplace.”
President & CEO, Team Eagle Ltd.
- Team Eagle Ltd. is the world’s leading supplier of snow and ice removal equipment, aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles, global positioning system/geographic information system situational awareness, safety management systems and digital inspection and monitoring systems for today’s airfield management professionals.
- The innovation is a vehicle-mounted aircraft anti-skid braking system used to assess and report actual aircraft runway braking performance.
- More than 200 contracts have been awarded under the Build in Canada Innovation Program, bringing Canadian companies one step closer to selling to domestic and international markets.
- More than $74 million has been awarded in contracts since the Build in Canada Innovation Program began in 2010.
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