Snowbirds Airborne Again

The RCAF’s 431 Air Demonstration Squadron has been cleared for takeoff again after they were grounded pending an investigation into the cause of a crash-landing of one of the team’s CT-114 Tutor jets at the […]

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De Havilland Announces New Alberta Manufacturing Facility

A site in Wheatland County, about 30 minutes east of Calgary, Alberta, was chosen to house extensive facilities for De Havilland Aircraft of Canada. In addition to housing a new plant, the facility will include […]

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CANPASS Airports of Entry Resuming Service

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently announced that it is returning border entry services at most small airports and many seaplane bases across Canada that had their service suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most, […]

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L3 Harris AMEs May Switch Unions

Workers for L3 Harris at CFB Trenton are to vote on switching from the International Association of Machinists (IAM) to the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA). The vote was ordered by the Canada Industrial Relations […]

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Software Latest Glitch In C295

Software glitches are the latest in the long list of issues keeping the CC-295, the RCAF’s new fixed wing search and rescue aircraft off the job years after it was supposed to enter service. The […]

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Air Canada Buys Electric Regionals

Air Canada hopes to have electrically powered regional aircraft operating by 2028. The airline announced it is buying 30 Heart Aerospace ES-30 airliners. Air Canada is also buying a $5 million stake in the Swedish […]

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Fighter Pilot Call Signs Reviewed After Military Police Probe

The RCAF has reviewed the call signs of all its fighter pilots after an investigation was launched into complaints of inappropriate comments at a “call-sign review board” at 4 Wing in Cold Lake in June. […]

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WestJet Unveils Gender-Neutral Uniforms

WestJet has unveiled new gender-neutral uniforms for front line service workers at the airline. The uniforms are designed to be comfortable, serviceable and to allow workers to dress in ways that reflect their gender identification. […]

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Faulty Pin Caused Fatal Helicopter Crash

The Transportation Safety Board says an improperly made pin in a crucial component on a Bell 412 helicopter led to the crash that killed the pilot in Alberta last year. The 48-year-old pilot was setting […]

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KF Centre For Excellence Open

KF Aerospace’s Centre for Excellence officially opened Aug. 31 and the public can now see the rare and exotic aircraft that make up its initial collection. Sketched out on the back of a napkin eight […]

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Canada Keeps Flying Chinooks

The RCAF is continuing to fly its 15 Chinook helicopters despite a fleet-wide grounding of 400 similar aircraft by the U.S. Army due to engine fires. The RCAF says it hasn’t had any fires in […]

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Canada’s Luxury Tax Regime Kicks In

As of September 1, 2022, certain aircraft sales are now subject to a luxury tax. The threshold is $100,000, and the tax applies only to airplanes, helicopters and gliders equipped with one or more pilot […]

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Medevac Paramedic Takes Laser Strike To Eye

Police and Transport Canada are investigating after a paramedic on an Ornge medevac helicopter took a laser strike to the eye as the helicopter was landing at a Niagara Falls fire station. The green laser […]

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Alleged Thief Used Drone To Scout Targets

A Nova Scotia drone pilot has been charged with stealing numerous pieces of construction equipment after using the drone to scout his targets. Zachary Woodworth was spotted by witnesses operating his drone over landscaping and […]

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Jaye Edwards, Second Last Attagirl Dies

North Vancouver resident Jaye Edwards, the second last living members of Britain’s Air Transport Auxiliary in the Second World War, died at the age of 103 in her retirement home on Aug. 15. Edwards was […]

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Cargojet 767 Swerves To Miss Glider

The crew of a Cargojet Boeing 767-300 reportedly came close enough to a glider while on final for Hamilton International that the crew could see the pilot of the glider as they swerved around it. […]

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Top Aces F-16s Ready To Tangle With USAF F-35s, F-22s

The U.S. Air Force has granted Canadian-based Top Aces’ new F-16s “Military Flight Release” meaning the company can now use the sophisticated aircraft in mock combat flights with American F-35 and F-22 fighters. Other adversarial […]

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Jetlines Signed Off By Transport

Canada Jetlines says it will soon announce its inaugural flight and initial flight schedule now that it has received its air operating certificate from Transport Canada. The paperwork came through on Thursday and gives the […]

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Risk Tolerance Cited In BT-67 Crash

A “results-oriented subculture of some of North Star Air’s DC3-TP67 pilots, which emphasize mission completion over regulatory compliance,” was cited in the Transportation Safety Board’s investigation of the crash of a company Basler conversion in […]

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RCAF Announces Tanker Deal

The RCAF’s full plan for creation of a modern tanker fleet was revealed this week with the announcement that the first of four Airbus A330 MRTT aircraft will be delivered in 2028. The government has […]

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Tutors Grounded Indefinitely

The RCAF has grounded the Snowbirds, more precisely the flying fleet of about 20 CT-114 Tutor aircraft, pending the results of an investigation into the takeoff accident of one of the airplanes in Fort St. […]

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ADS-B Implementation Delayed

In a press release issued by Nav Canada on August 2, Canada’s air navigation service provider announced that, in cooperation with state regulator Transport Canada, they are delaying the implementation dates of the ADS-B mandate […]

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Canadian Planes Take Top AirVenture Honours (Corrected)

Canadian aircraft earned several top honours at EAA AirVenture, which wrapped up last weekend. The Westland Lysander owned by an Ontario group and managed by Dave Hadfield took five major awards including the Phoenix Award […]

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Report Says Loss Of Power Led To Snowbird Incident

A “loss of engine power” on takeoff is now being reported as the cause of a forced landing by a CT-114 Tutor operated by the Snowbirds at Fort St. John Airport in northern B.C. on […]

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Exemption Eases Medical Backlog

Transport Canada Civil Aviation will soon be allowing pilots to take their written exams without the Transport Canada confirmation of their medical. If they don’t get the medical within three months after their visit to […]

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DND Creates Space Division

Canada’s Department of National Defence announced the reorganization of its existing space affairs handled by the RCAF into 3 Canadian Space Division. The new division will still fall under the RCAF’s control. “The establishment of […]

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Drake Explains Short Flight

Canadian Pop megastar Drake gave his millions of followers a little lesson in business jet management after the Twitter account CelebJets outed him for a 14-minute flight by his private jet. Granted, one of Drake’s […]

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Mayor Seeks Higher Office

The mayor of La Ronge, Saskatchewan has heard a higher calling and will be leaving his post to train as a pilot for Flair Air. Colin Ratushniak is a commercial pilot but prospects dried up […]

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Medical Certification Logjam Getting Attention

The logjam for medical certifications by Transport Canada is now affecting air traffic controllers and that might finally get someone’s attention. According to the Devon Dispatch There are now a handful of veteran controllers in […]

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Porter Orders 20 More E195-E2 Jets

Porter Airlines has ordered 20 more Embraer E195-E2 airliners bringing its current firm order book to 50 as it moves to become a continental airline. Porter announced the deal, worth about $2 billion. It also […]

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