Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has awarded Magellan Aerospace a contract for engine repair and overhaul and fleet management services on the F404-GE-400 engines and CF-18A/B secondary power systems of Canada’s fleet of CF-188 Hornet aircraft. Preliminary funding of $34.6 million will launch the agreement, which expires March 2021, with options to extend the agreement, based on performance.

Magellan will service the F404 engines at its facility in Mississauga, Ontario, and at Royal Canadian Air Force bases in Bagotville, Quebec, and Cold Lake, Alberta.

Edge Gel removes soil, rust, heat tint/weld burn

Madison Chemical’s TreadBrite Edge Gel cleaner removes soil, laser scale, rust, and heat-treat scale, including heat tint/weld burn, by cleaning and brightening the surface through etching. The viscous gel contains surfactants and acids and can be used on aluminum, mild steel, stainless steel, and copper. It is applied by pump, spray, or manual wiping or brushing on fabricated metal surfaces, where an exposed metal edge has been aggravated by CO2 laser cutting, or where sulfurized cutting oils and metalworking fluids have damaged stainless steel surfaces.