Regina Police’s Airplane Raises Controversy

Regina City Council is debating whether to carry on with the purchase of a light aircraft for a new police aviation arm. The police service has included up to $547,500 in its $5 million capital […]

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Helijet Becomes Urban Mobility Partner

Vancouver-based Helijet has signed a $12 million deal with Blade Air Mobility that will give Blade exclusive access to the passenger routes Helijet has developed over the past 30 years. Helijet will continue to own […]

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Super Hornet Disqualification Was Payback For Boeing: Report

Boeing’s 2017 attempt to effectively bar Bombardier’s CSeries airliner from the U.S. market played a part in the company being kicked out of the competition to supply the RCAF with 88 new fighter aircraft. The […]

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Deal Sealed For Kelowna Flying Club Expansion

The Kelowna Flying Club and management of the airport have reached a deal for a $5.5 million expansion of general aviation facilities at the airport. The club has raised more than $5 million in private […]

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Boeing Told Fighter Bid Not Acceptable

Boeing has hit back at reports that its bid to sell F/A-18 Super Hornets to the RCAF doesn’t meet bid requirements with an aggressive advertising campaign that targets alleged shortcomings of the Lockheed Martin F-35. […]

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FAA Certifies Tecnam Diesel

The latest entry into the certified light aircraft market is the P2010 TDI, manufactured by Tecnam. The Italian company offers a wide range of light twin and single-engine aircraft, including the P2010 series. What makes […]

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Work Resumes On Final Downsview Q400s

De Havilland Canada has resumed production of the last Q400 aircraft to be built at the historic Downsview facilities in Toronto. The company and unionized employees ratified a new contract in late October and production […]

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B.C. Aviation Helps Flood Effort

When massive flooding struck B.C. earlier this week, B.C. aviators jumped into action. The flooding damaged major highways leading to the Greater Vancouver area, disrupting supply chains and inconveniencing thousands. Hope, a small town about […]

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Conflict Keeps Flights Grounded In B.C. Floods

An apparent bun fight between the management of B.C.’s Langley Airport and Nav Canada employees who run the tower has had the bizarre effect of closing three of four runways for departures when the tower […]

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Officials Call For Tofino Safety Enhancements

The chief of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council in Tofino, B.C. is calling for federal action to regulate floatplane traffic in the town’s harbour after two serious accidents there in the last four months. Judith Sayers […]

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Canadian Pilot Joins Virgin Galactic

A Canadian test pilot who missed becoming an astronaut by a couple of spots will soon realize his dream with Virgin Galactic. Jameel Janjua made the final four candidates in the 2009 selection that saw […]

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Encore Accepting 250-Hour Pilot Applicants

WestJet regional airline Encore is now accepting applications for right seat jobs from commercial pilots with instrument ratings who have a minimum of 250 hours of flight time and at least 100 of it as […]

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RNP Approaches Coming To Pearson

NavCanada has opened comments on its plans to make significant changes to the airspace around Pearson Airport in Toronto. The company intends to introduce Required Navigation Performance-Authorization Required (RNP-AR) on Runway 05/23, one of the […]

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Eight Airports Allowed International Flights

The federal government has announced that eight regional airports across the country will be allowed to resume international flights on Nov. 30, in time to capture a good part of the sunspot traffic that makes […]

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CRM Cited In Nasty Scrape

An instructor and student got into an embarrassing scrape at Sault Ste Marie Airport last May when a momentary lapse in cockpit procedure led to the gear-up landing of their CL-415. A Transportation Safety Board […]

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Fury Furor

There are so few aircraft with elliptical wings, I guess I had fallen into the cozy trap of merely glancing at the planform to confirm that the aircraft in a photo is a Spitfire. That […]

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Ninety-Nines Fund Museums

The Canadian Ninety-Nines have announced a total of $2,500 in grants to two museums to enhance their exhibits. The group is giving $2,000 to the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley, B.C. to update its […]

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B.C. Funds Harbour Air Electric Project

The B.C. government is giving Harbour Air a $1.6 million CleanBC Go Electric Advanced Research and Commercialization (ARC) grant to convert another aircraft to electric propulsion. Harbour Air already has an electrically powered Beaver that […]

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De Havilland Strike Settled

The union representing employees at De Havilland Canada’s has ratified a severance and early retirement package to end a three-month strike at the company’s Downsview Q400 plant in Toronto. The lease is up next year […]

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Northern Lights Winners Honoured

The Northern Lights Aero Foundation honoured eight women in the aerospace industry at their annual gala last Oct. 16. The organization annually recognized women’s achievements in eight categories and are as follows in the accompanying […]

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Dirigible Company Lands In Quebec

A French dirigible company is tethering its North American business in Montreal with an investment from the Quebec government. Flying Whales is aiming to sell its LCA60T lighter than air cargo aircraft for moving big […]

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In-Cockpit Weather Service Available

Operators at High River Regional Airport can tune into free in-cockpit weather and some traffic services thanks to the installation of Canadian In-Flight Information Broadcasting (CIFIB) transmitter. Any aircraft with an ADS-B-In receiver that can […]

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Diamond Introduces Electric DA40

Diamond Aircraft has announced it will produce an all-electric version of its DA40 light single aimed at the training market. The company unveiled the project during the National Business Aviation Association convention in Las Vegas […]

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5G May Be Banned At Major Airports

The Department of Innovation Science and Economic Development is proposing banning  5G cellular service at the country’s major airports and the surrounding neighbourhoods. ISED says the radio signals used by the next iteration of wireless […]

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Hong Kong Bans Air Canada For Two Weeks

Air Canada has been banned from flying to Hong Kong until Oct 29 after a passenger on an Oct. 13 flight tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival. Hong Kong’s Department of Health also said another […]

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Our New Logo

This issue heralds the introduction of a new logo and design for Canadian Aviator publications. While we are proud of the previous one, we felt it was time for an update.  Efforts were made to […]

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Wiarton Airport For Sale

The Georgian Bluffs Township Council in Ontario has voted to accept offers for the purchase of Wiarton Keppel International Airport until Oct. 14.  According to Bayshore Broadcasting the airport was declared surplus earlier this year […]

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Staff Shortage Curbs Canadian North Flights

Canadian North Airlines says it’s had to cancel some flights because of staff shortages and it’s constantly trying to hire new staff. The airline says business has picked up considerably since travel restrictions were eased […]

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Award-Winning Film Honours Wop May

A film based on the life and career of legendary bush pilot pioneer Wilfred “Wop” May has been named the best documentary short film at the Edmonton International Film Festival. Blind Ambition: The Story Wop […]

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel For Sale At SkyService

Canadian FBO operator SkyService has become the first in Canada to offer sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and its in-house fractional AirSprint will be its first customer. All its customers will have access to the fuel, […]

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