George Miller’s Final Flight A Gift

A Canadian aviation legend hung up his headset on a high note with a cross-country flight from B.C. to New Brunswick where he donated his well-known 1947 Ryan Navion to a museum. George Miller, 86, […]

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Crash Pilot Accused of Running Illegal Charters

The pilot of a Piper Cherokee 140 that crashed in Ontario in late April, killing all four onboard, had been reported to Transport Canada for allegedly operating an illegal charter service. Abhinav Handa died along […]

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Airport Lineups For Unpaid Overtime For Flight Crews

Lineups at major airports are testing the patience of flight crews as they endure hours of what is effectively unpaid overtime. Although security delays and the effect on passengers have dominated the news, Customs bottlenecks […]

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B.C. Pilots Train For Relief Exercise

B.C. pilots will be taking part in an emergency response exercise in Washington State on June 18. The 20 or so pilots will be lending their expertise earned in a volunteer effort to carry supplies […]

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Pilotless Citabria Hits Medicine Hat House

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash of a pilotless Citabria that crashed into the back deck of a house under construction in Medicine Hat on Tuesday. The plane apparently got away from someone […]

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Fugitives Killed In Northern Ontario Cherokee Crash

Two hardened criminals, one an international fugitive and both wanted on murder-related charges, were  passengers killed on a Cherokee 140 that crashed in Northern Ontario April 29. A pilot and another man also died in […]

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Dominican Prosecutors Appeal Bail Decision For Canadian Crew, Passengers

The National Post says Dominican prosecutors are appealing the granting of bail for five crew and seven passengers who arrived there last month in a Pivot Airlines CRJ100. The prosecutors are accusing the Toronto-based airline […]

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Draganfly Supplies Medical Drones To Ukraine

Saskatoon drone manufacturer Draganfly is supplying 200 aircraft to a Ukraine charity that will use them to distribute lifesaving drugs to citizens whose access to medical care has been disrupted by the invasion of Russia. […]

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Air Tindi Dash-7 Used In NASA Hybrid Electric Project

Yellowknife-based Air Tindi is supplying one of its Dash-7 airliners for a NASA project to create a hybrid electric airliner for remote operations. The Dash-7 is a four-engine aircraft developed in the 1970s for STOL […]

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Field Building Dash-8 For British Antarctic Survey

Field Aerospace has been appointed the prime contractor for a uniquely Canadian solution to the challenging aviation requirements of the British Antarctic Survey. The Toronto modification centre will oversee the creation of a customized Dash-8 […]

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Regina Police Airplane Shopping

The Regina Police Department says it will go airplane shopping after no one responded to its request for proposals for its first fixed wing eye in the sky. After some public opposition, city council approved […]

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Test Pilot Says F-35 A Good Deal

Lt. Col. Billie Flynn (retired), a former RCAF test pilot and a test and demo F-35 pilot for Lockheed Martin until 2020 says the airplane is now a good buy for Canada. “The F-35 is […]

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WestJet Gets Cargo Plane

WestJet has taken delivery of the first of four dedicated cargo aircraft. The converted Boeing 737-800 arrived in Calgary on April 7. It’s not clear when it will go into revenue service. The plane is […]

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Flair Airlines May Be Grounded Over Foreign Control Issues

Budget carrier Flair Airlines could be shut down on May 3 by the Canadian Transportation Agency’s apparent determination that an American company is pulling the strings there. Canadian law requires that Canadian-based airlines be majority […]

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Groups Want Delay On Flight Recorder Mandate

Canadian aviation groups and the powerful U.S.-based General Aviation Manufacturers Association have urged Transport Canada to suspend plans to require lightweight data recorders on most general aviation aircraft. For decades, the Transportation Safety Board has […]

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Faulty Seat Led To Cormorant Crash

A malfunctioning seat led to the loss of a CH-149 Cormorant search and rescue at Gander International Airport last month. Air Force investigators released their initial report on the crash, which injured five of the […]

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Girls Can Fly Event May 14

Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre will host its annual Girls Can Fly event on May 14. “The event will be similar to last year in that we will offer free flights for girls aged 8-18 years […]

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Buffalo Buys 737

There will be a new sound at the Buffalo Airways hangar later this year as the company adds its first jet cargo aircraft to the fleet. The company, most famous for maintaining a fleet of […]

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Bombardier Delivers Last Learjet 75

Bombardier’s transformation to a builder of large business jets was completed last week when the company delivered its last Learjet 75. Bombardier has owned the iconic brand for more than 20 years but Lear was […]

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De Havilland To Build Next-Gen Firefighter

De Havilland Canada will go ahead with building a next generation amphibious firefighting aircraft and is calling it the DHC-515 Firefighter. The factory will be located in Calgary and employ about 500 people to start. […]

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Negotiations Start For F-35 Purchase

The 12-year quest for a new RCAF fighter that began with the F-35 predictably ended with the F-35 being chosen to replace the CF-18s that have served since the early 1980s. Earlier this week, the […]

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Bill Would Require Glider, Tow Plane Collision Avoidance

In response to an accident that killed a young student glider pilot and his instructor in 2019, an Alberta MP has introduced a Private Member’s Bill that would require most gliders and all tow aircraft […]

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Air Canada Buys A321neos

After a couple of decades of a seeming transition to a Boeing fleet, Air Canada announced last week that it will acquire as many as 40 Airbus A321neo airliners. The airline said it will buy […]

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De Havilland Gets Big Twin Otter Order

An Indian airline has ordered five De Havilland Twin Otters and taken an option on five more. flybig will use the aircraft to do what it does best: get into tight places with short and […]

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Family Raising Charity Funds On Epic Flight

A Vancouver family of five is embarking on the ultimate family vacation by flying their Gippsland GA8 Airvan around the world and then some. Ian Porter, his wife Michelle and their kids Christopher, 14, Samantha, […]

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Airshows Are Back

It would appear a full schedule of “normal” airshows will go ahead in Canada this summer with all the usual Canadian and international performers. According to the International Council of Airshows (ICAS), there are at […]

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TSB Finds Communications Breakdown In Runway Accident

The Transportation Safety Board says a communications breakdown led to the tragic accident that killed a young woman on a lawn tractor at a private airport near Montreal last summer. A Nanchang CJ6 landing on […]

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Canada Impounds Russian An-124

A Russian cargo jet that was contracted by the federal government was impounded by the federal government when it landed in Toronto two weeks ago. The Volga Dnepr An-124 flew a load of COVID tests […]

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Montreal Training Airport Closing May 22

A busy flight training airport on the outskirts of Montreal is closing on May 22 leaving Laurentide Aviation, a major flight school, without a home. l’Aéroport Les Cèdres is privately owned and is reportedly up […]

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Gander Based Cormorant Destroyed

The RCAF says it is inspecting Cormorant helicopters at 9 Wing Gander after an accident on Thursday destroyed one of the aircraft and sent four of six crew members to hospital. One was kept overnight […]

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