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COPA Convention Under Way

The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association is holding its annual convention and trade show in Saint John, New Brunswick through Saturday. Hundreds of delegates are attending the event at the local convention centre in downtown […]

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TCCA Polling Pilots On Safety

Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) inspectors will be fanning out at GA airports across the country starting “imminently” to take the pulse of general aviation safety. The unfortunately named “targeted inspections” will take the form […]

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Bearhawk Canada Opens

A Saskatchewan man will head up Bearhawk Canada as the Texas planemaker expands its sales network for the popular bush plane. Mike Silvernagle will use a private air strip in Saskatchewan as headquarters for Bearhawk […]

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Cropdusters To Fight Fires

  The Saskatchewan government has enlisted some natural allies in the fight against grass fires by deputizing dozens of aerial spray aircraft as air tankers. The crop spraying equipment can be used without modification to […]

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Check NOTAMs, Please

The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association is reminding pilots to check NOTAMs even if they’re just planning a local flight during the busy summer season. The appeal came after there were 16 violations of the […]

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Viking Sells Waterbombers

Viking Aircraft (officially now known as Longview Aviation Asset Management (LAAM)) has sold five CL-415 “Enhanced Aerial Firefighter” aircraft to Bridger Aerospace, of Bozeman, Montana. Viking bought 11 CL-215 firefighting aircraft to turn into the […]

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WestJet Strike Averted

WestJet is trying to shake off the effects of the company’s first-ever pilot  strike threat now that a settlement process has been agreed to by both sides. To the relief of pretty much everyone involved, […]

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Sunwing Gets MAX

  A third major Canadian airline has taken delivery of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. Sunwing Airlines flew its new plane home to Toronto from the factory near Seattle on Friday. It’s one of […]

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Canso Spaceport Delayed

Construction of Canada’s first commercial spaceport has been put off until later this year as the company behind the venture goes through the government approval process. Maritime Launch Services had hoped to break ground this […]