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Derrick Rowe
CEO
Derrick Rowe
Derrick Rowe is the CEO of Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. and
John Moores
EVP Delivery
John Moores
John Moores is widely regarded for his analytical expertise and managerial skills.
Jean-Claude Siew
EVP Technology and Simulation
Jean-Claude Siew
Jean-Claude Siew is the Vice President for Technology and Simulation for BluedropTraining
Barbarie Palmer
Senior Director Business Development (Air and Land)
Barbarie Palmer
Barbarie Palmer is the Senior Director Business Development for Bluedrop Training &
Wayne Shaddock
Senior Director, Business Development (Naval)
Wayne Shaddock
Wayne Shaddock joins Bluedrop after 25 years as Naval Officer in the
Eva Martinez
Senior Director, In-Service Support Business Development
Eva Martinez
Eva Martinez is the Senior Director, In-Service Support.  Eva brings a balanced

Our Story

  • 2020
       

    2020 - Bluedrop Amongst Firsts for Technology Leadership Accelerated Ocean Solutions Project with Its State-of-the-Art Hoist Mission Training System

    Bluedrop announces that it has signed a Technology Leadership Project Agreement as part of the Canadian Ocean Supercluster’s Accelerated Ocean Solutions Project to deliver its innovative Hoist Mission Training System (HMTS) for full crew Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter mission simulation over marine environment.

  • 2019
       

    2019 - Bluedrop Opens Simulation Facility In Halifax

    This facility provides us the capability to showcase and demonstrate our technology and with the capability to build up to 4 simulators in parallel. This facility will help Bluedrop accelerate its growth and bring more simulation capabilities to the Halifax region and increase our export capabilities for simulation products internationally

  • 2019
       

    2019 - Bluedrop to deliver another state-of-the-art Hoist Mission Training System to the Royal Canadian Air Force.

    Bluedrop Training & Simulation announces that it will deliver another Hoist Mission Training System (HMTS) to the Royal Canadian Air Force 19 Wing Comox in addition to a similar CH-148 Cyclone simulator delivered to 12 Wing Shearwater in July 2018.

  • 2019
       

    2019 - Bluedrop makes first sale in the US for its state-of-the-art Hoist Mission Training System.

    Bluedrop receives contracts of over $2.0M CDN to deliver its innovative Hoist Mission Training System to Florida-based Logistic Services International (LSI) for the US Air Force.

  • 2019
       

    2019 - Bluedrop to deliver its first vehicle crew gunnery simulator

    Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc receives a $1M contract through the Build in Canada Innovation Program to deliver an innovative new approach to vehicle-based gunnery mission training for land forces.

  • 2018
       

    2018 - Bluedrop’s innovative Hoist Mission Training System achieves major milestone and is ready for training

    Bluedrop Training & Simulation achieved a major milestone for its Hoist Mission Training System (HMTS) in July 2018. The HMTS has achieved Final Acceptance of its innovative new Virtual Reality rescue hoist training product at 12 Wing Shearwater and is Ready For Training.

  • 2017
       

    2017 - Bluedrop Delivers World’s First CH-47 VR Rear Crew Mission Trainer to Boeing Rotorcraft Systems in Philadelphia, PA.

    Bluedrop delivers world's first CH-47 virtual reality rear crew mission trainer to Boeing Rotorcraft Systems in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Rear Crew Mission Trainer (RCMT) is a fully immersive virtual training device for mission-specific rear-crew training. The cutting-edge trainer provides a realistic virtual environment in which the rear-crew of a helicopter can develop skills in team-wide communication during mission training.

  • 2016
       

    2016 - Canada’s Training Systems Integrator

    Bluedrop designs and develops advanced training solutions including highly interactive courseware and state-of-the-art training and simulation products. Bluedrop is the partner of choice for large OEMs, by bringing capabilities in R&D, innovative solution development and execution excellence. As Canada's Training Systems Integrator, Bluedrop works with large OEMs such as CAE, Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky and Boeing on major Canadian platforms. As a Small-Medium sized enterprise well positioned for ITB/IRBs, we provide development capabilities and innovative solutions for OEMs to maximize Canadian content.

  • 2015
       

    2015 - Boeing Invests in Bluedrop Training & Simulation

    Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. and The Boeing Company (Boeing) announced a commitment to develop the next generation rear crew trainer for the CH-47 Chinook (Chinook) helicopter along with a five year commitment to support development and ongoing international sales.

  • 2013
       

    2013 - Bluedrop acquires Atlantis Systems Corp.

    Bluedrop acquired Atlantis Systems Corp. in 2013 and combined it with the existing Defence and Aerospace business unit headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The combined business was renamed Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc.

  • 2010
       

    2010 - Bluedrop Secures CAE Contract

    Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. was selected as part of the Operational Training Systems Provider program to complete work for CAE on the development of courseware pertaining to Canada's CC-130J Block 7.0 aircraft upgrades.

  • 2005
       

    2005 - Atlantis Secures CFTS Contract

    Atlantis Systems Corp., a training integrator specializing in military and commercial aviation, and nuclear markets worldwide, announced that it signed subcontracts with Kelowna Flightcraft relating to the Department of National Defence’s Contracted Flying Training and Support program (the "CFTS Program").

  • 1992
       

    1992 - Bluedrop Founded

    Founded by majority shareholder and CEO Emad Rizkalla, BPL’s mandate is to lead and dominate niche markets where technology and learning can deliver new levels of operational success and improve and save lives.

  • 1978
       

    1978 - Atlantis Founded

    Atlantis was founded in the 1970's and has built and delivered a suite of maintenance trainers and flight training devices for various military aircraft including the CF-18 fighter and Black Hawk and Sea Hawk helicopters, and for civilian aircraft, including the Boeing 747 and 767, as well as the Airbus A320.