De Havilland, Bombardier Workers Strike

Unionized workers at Bombardier and DeHavilland Canada’s plants at Downsview in Toronto have gone on strike. There are 1,500 members of Unifor at the Bombardier plant, which builds Global series business jets, and 700 at […]

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Safety Innovator, Veteran, Andrew Carswell Dead At 98

Andrew Carswell, a Second World War veteran who helped make Canadian aviation among the safest in the world died last week in care in Toronto. The 19-year-old Carswell bailed out of his crashing Lancaster over […]

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Canadian-Developed eVTOL Wows AirVenture (Corrected)

A company that started in Ontario became the first to conduct crewed flights of an eVTOL aircraft this week. Opener Inc. flew its Black Fly aircraft numerous times at EAA AirVenture showing its unique all-terrain […]

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Air Canada Ready For Return To Normal

Air Canada says it has enough current pilots to get back to normal business now that the federal government has eased border restrictions. On Aug. 9, U.S. travellers with proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 […]

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Banished Pilot Cleared By Court

A Justice of the Peace in Brockton, Ontario has ruled in favour of a local pilot whose escalating dispute with local airport officials led to him being effectively banished from the airport. The ruling by […]

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Snow-Narrowed Runway Cited In Gear Collapse

The Transportation Safety Board says the combination of poor visibility in snow and gusty winds resulted in a runway incident that caused the nose gear to collapse on a WestJet Encore Q400 in January of […]

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Porter Goes With Embraer For Expansion

Porter Airlines is going Brazilian with a fleet expansion that could include as many as 80 Embraer E195-E2 airliners. Porter, which grew to its current status flying Canadian-built Q400s from its hub at Billy Bishop […]

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Airshow London Named Best In North America

USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice Award Contest has picked last fall’s groundbreaking Airshow London Skydrive airshow as the best air show in North America for 2020. With the COVID-19 pandemic closing virtually every major […]

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De Havilland, P&WC Partner On Hybrid Test Bed Dash-8

De Havilland Aircraft and Pratt and Whitney Canada have partnered to build a test bed hybrid commuter aircraft using a legacy Dash-8-100. The companies announced the partnership this week and it’s unique in the world. […]

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Independent Study Endorses uAvionix tailBeaconX

An analysis of the performance of uAvionix’s tiny ADS-B OUT transmitter in Canadian airspace confirmed that it meets current international standards* and performs very similar to traditional diversity transponders. The study was performed by Capital […]

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Emergency AD Issued After Fatal Alberta Helicopter Crash

Operators of certain Bell 212, 204 and 205 helicopters were ordered to inspect the main rotor hub pin straps on each of those aircraft and change them if they have a specified family of serial […]

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Bombardier’s Good Week

Bombardier had a good week with a made-in-Canada moment for its flagship Global 7500 and a hefty order for a mix of aircraft to an undisclosed customer. The company, which now builds only business jets, […]

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Starfighter Acquired By Winnipeg Museum

The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada in Winnipeg has announced it will be the new home of a lovingly restored CF-104 Starfighter. The Canadair-built “Widowmaker” will be the centrepiece of the museum’s Military Skies […]

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Fatigue, Flight Information, Landing Cited In 747 Overrun

The combination of fatigue, an improperly set throttle and some confusion about the landing conditions the crew of a Sky Lease Boeing 747 faced were cited as contributing factors in a runway overrun that destroyed […]

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BC Airports Share in Infrastructure Spending

The District of Sechelt led British Columbia in obtaining provincial government funding to improve its airport infrastructure. The $1,348,108 grant, when combined with a provincial grant from the year before, allowed for the repaving of, […]

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Give Hope Wings Crosses Prairies To Hudson Bay

Once again, a group of intrepid pilots led by Give Hope Wings founder Dave McElroy have gotten together to plan another cross-country expedition to raise funds for Hope Air, the national charity that raises funds […]

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Crash Pilot Plucked From River

It’s not every day someone witnesses a plane crash but Linda Aboulian sprang into action when a Cessna 185 on floats flipped on the river in front of her house. Aboulian, a candidate in a […]

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Autopilot Fought Aggressive Turn Before RCAF Cyclone Crash

An RCAF accident report says the pilots of a CH-148 Cyclone helicopter didn’t know the aircraft would fight back when they briefly overrode the flight director on a training flight over the Mediterranean on April […]

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Abbotsford Doing A Drive-In Show In August

The Abbotsford International Airshow was added to the short list of shows scheduled for this year in Canada. Like the London Airshow, which pioneered the concept in 2020, patrons will watch the show from their […]

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Dave Curtis Retiring From Longview Helm

Dave Curtis, who took a maintenance shop specializing in Beavers and Otters to one of Canada’s largest aircraft manufacturers is retiring as chairman of Longview Aviation Capital, the company that Viking Air grew into. “Dave […]

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All-Female Offshore Crew Were Old Friends

A Cougar helicopter crew became the latest in the long list of all-female flights earlier this month but theirs may have been the most rare. While the cockpit demographics in the airlines and most other […]

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Canadian eVTOL Developer Horizon Acquired

Horizon Aircraft, a Canadian eVTOL developer, has been acquired by Dallas-based Astro Aerospace. Horizon created the Cavorite X5, a hybrid electric aircraft that the company claims will cruise at 300 knots with a range of […]

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Air Canada Recalls 2,600 Workers

Air Canada is recalling 2,600 employees as it responds to a surge in air travel demand buoyed by the increasing level of vaccination against COVID-19 by Canadians. The company also received $5.9 billion in loans […]

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Okotoks Air Ranch Closing Runway

The private owners of Okotoks Air Ranch in southern Alberta have told tenants that the facility will be closed to fixed wing operations later this year. Okotoks Today is reporting that the owners got tired […]

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Flair Gets First MAX

Flair Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX and says it’s a small step toward an ambitious growth plan. The MAX became Flair’s fourth aircraft last week, joining three well-used 737-800s that […]

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Nav Canada Keeping Controllers As Recovery Looms

Nav Canada has announced that “surplus notices” issued to 41 air traffic controllers at area control centres in Gander, Moncton, Montreal and Edmonton have been cancelled. A few weeks ago the company announced that it […]

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Feds Announce Kamloops Airspace Restrictions Via Twitter

A federal minister says the government will restrict airspace over the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, which is about five miles east of Kamloops International Airport and directly under one of its […]

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Hope Air Awards Volunteers

Hope Air, Canada’s only national charity providing free travel and accommodations to those in financial need who need to obtain medical services far from home, named Spirit of Hope award recipients at their virtually annual […]

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Comox Celebrates Stocky Edwards’s Centenary

One of Canada’s most celebrated aviators has a big birthday coming up and his hometown of Comox, B.C. is rolling out the red carpet, in a COVID-safe way, of course. Stocky Edwards a Second World […]

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Northern Weather Rules Too Complex Says TSB

Transport Canada says it is working on a fix for a maze of confusing regulations that was cited in a runway excursion in Nunavut last year but the Transportation Safety Board wants it to hurry […]

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