CASI Web Talks

CASI Web Talks are held throughout year giving industry leaders and CASI members an opportunity to interact during live webinars.

December 12, 2017

Jerzy Komorowski

Jerzy Komorowski






A Retrospective of the National Research Council Aerospace Achievements with Jerzy Komorowski, General Manager of the NRC’s Aerospace portfolio. 

Jerzy has been the General Manager of the National Research Council’s Aerospace portfolio since January 2012. He assumed this role having moved through positions of increasing responsibility with the organization that previously was known as the Institute for Aerospace Research and before that the National Aeronautical Establishment as it was called in 1982 – 35 years ago – when Jerzy came on board.

During his career he has published more than 100 reports, journal and conference papers. His early research was focused on experimental strain analysis, as well as environmental effects in composite and metallic materials. In the 1990s, he was active in the field of non-destructive inspection, developing new optical inspection methods and pioneering models of the impact of corrosion on the integrity of aircraft structures. As Director of the Structures, Materials and Propulsion Laboratory, Mr. Komorowski helped it to become one of the leading research centres for holistic structural integrity design.

To view the webinar on CASI’s YouTube page click here

Please feel free to consult the pdf of Jerzy’s Presentation


Jerzy Komorowski’s bio and the National Research Council website

November 15, 2017


Pierre Jean







Deep Space and how the Canadian Space Agency is planning for the next step in human exploration with Pierre Jean, the Canadian Space Agency’s Director Space Exploration Strategic Planning.

An Overview of the Deep Space Gateway

The International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG), composed of fifteen nations, has published the Global Exploration Roadmap (GER) which describes the roadmap for “collaborative space exploration missions beginning with the International Space Station (ISS) and continuing to the Moon, near-Earth asteroids, and Mars.” The five ISS partners, United States (NASA), Canada (CSA), Japan (JAXA), European Space Agency, and Russia (Roscosmos), already members of the ISECG, have capitalised on their existing relationship within the ISS program, to define a “first step” in the overall vision set out in the GER. This first step, now referred to as the Deep Space Gateway (DSG), will be an orbiting, human-tended habitat that will serve as a gateway for the exploration of the Moon and for human space travel deeper into space and ultimately to Mars. The DSG, although the product of discussions between ISS partners, will serve to also catalyze other nations to consider participation in future steps leading to humans on Mars.

The webinar presented an overview of the Deep Space Gateway and its conceptual design.  An overview of activities being undertaken by the Canadian Space Agency to study Canada’s potential participation in this next step in human space exploration were also be summarized.



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Please feel free to consult Pierre Jean’s Presentation

Pierre Jean_Bio and CSA website

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June 22, 2017

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Glenn Priestley





Northern Canada’s Aviation Infrastructure: Research And Development Opportunities with Glenn Priestley, Executive Director of the Northern Air Transport Association (NATA)

Canada’s north is a vast, sometimes inhospitable territory for air travelers and operators alike. For 40 years NATA has been at the forefront of the development and progress of this unique part of our country.

To view the webinar on CASI’s YouTube page click here and please feel free to consult the Presentation






Glenn Priestley bio and NATA website

May 3, 2017


Dr. Grant Cool





The Hybrid Airship Revolution – A Hot Topic for Dr. Cool with Dr. Grant Cool, COO of Hybrid Enterprises LLC.

Dr. Grant Cool was live on location from the Alberta Aviation Museum in Edmonton sharing his insight and knowledge on hybrid airships – the future of global transportation. Grant Cool is the Chief Operating Officer of Hybrid Enterprises LLC, the worldwide exclusive reseller of Lockheed Martin’s Hybrid Airships.

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Grant Cool bio and Hybrid Enterprises website

February 21, 2017


Dr. John Maris





Around the dial: The Evolution of Human Factors in Aviation with Dr. John Maris, President of Marinvent

Doctorate and test pilot specializations in Human Factors and CASI Fellow, John Maris gives us a light-hearted look at the evolution of human factors in aviation.

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Please feel free to consult a pdf version of the Presentation





John_Maris_bio and Marinvent website