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Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute

Institut aéronautique et spatial du Canada

Ottawa Branch

The mission of the Ottawa Branch is to support local CASI members in their professional career development through monthly events, resources and educational tools. The Branch contributes to national activities like inter-branch initiatives, section development, mentoring and professional development. Close associations are maintained with academic institutions in Ottawa and the Branch likes to organize site visits at various facilities in the NCR. We give priority access to CASI members for these tours where we get to meet interesting people but still provide a good talk to the general public who are welcome to join us – but encouraged to join CASI!

Any members of the Canadian aerospace community willing to participate can contact the branch co-chairs listed below.

The Ottawa Branch Workspace is open to any Member of CASI.

Branch Executive

Position Incumbent Organisation
Branch Chairs

Jeff Bird

Omer Majeed


MDS Aero Support

Secretary/Treasurer Jim Thompson Davis Engineering
Chair Emeritus Paul Penna Retired – NRC Aerodynamics Lab
Branch Councillor Jeff Bird TECnos
Branch Executive Members Prof. Catherine Mavriplis Ottawa University
  Prof. Jeremy Laliberté

Carleton University



  Steve Hall Celeris
  Pervez Canteenwalla

NRC Gas Turbine

  Prof. Catherine Mavriplis

Ottawa University

 TBA Carleton University CMAS

Each year an executive member of the Carleton Mechanical and Aeronautical Society (CMAS) is invited to serve on the executive.

Thanks to recent members who have served with distinction and moved on: Shaun Horning, Nezih Mrad and David Zimcik.

CASI Ottawa 2019 Annual Report

Upcoming events

    • September 29, 2021
    • 17:00 - 18:30
    • A CASI Zoom Event
    • 259

    CASI Ottawa Branch

    Adopting AR - Augmented Reality for Advanced Composite Structures Repair & Training

    September 29, 2021 | 17:00 - 18:30

    A CASI Zoom Event


    Wilson Boynton
    President ACT

    Advanced Composites Training, London Ontario

    Jeff Bird, CASI Ottawa

    Omer Majeed, CASI Ottawa

    Come hear and see some demonstrations of Canadian innovations in aerospace composites structural repair and training. Training aspects for military & civilian applications across a multitude of composite industries, now available worldwide, will be highlighted: AoForge VR as a Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality resource for training and technical support services.

    Wilson Boynton is the Founder and President of Renaissance Aeronautics Associates and its composites technologies training divisions; Advanced Composites Training, and AoForge Virtual Resources. Wilson graduated from the Aircraft Maintenance program at Canadore College in North Bay, ON and began his career in the helicopter industry. Having a vision for the future of advanced composites technologies for aircraft & aerospace structures, he noted the lack of composites training resources in Canada and globally.

    ACT began its training operations with full regulatory aviation maintenance approvals and accreditations in 1996, where Wilson continues to be an educator and innovator in his field. In that time he has received several prestigious awards for his advancements in the field of aviation technology, including the distinguished “George Burwash-Langford Technology Award” presented by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians & Technologists.

    For reference, some preparatory information:


    Advanced Composites Training uses augmented reality to deliver composites training | CompositesWorld

    MS Hololens2


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