Some of this Week’s Other Highlights in Brief

  • Pratt & Whitney Canada, owned by RTX (formerly known as the Raytheon Technologies Corporation), marks 60 years of producing the PT6 families of aircraft turbine engines. During the design’s lifetime, more than 64 thousand of the engines have been produced, powering more than 21 thousand aircraft and accumulating more than 500 million hours of time in service.
  • Aircraft owners in Canada probably received a notice from Transport Canada informing them that Annual Airworthiness Information Reports will once again be required. Owners may recall that TC suspended these reports during the pandemic, without much explanation. Nevertheless, they are back on, and TC wants owners to report both 2022 and 2023 data. The regulator said in a recent email to aircraft owners that a new reporting system, the Continuing Airworthiness Web Information System (CAWIS), will “…improve client experience and communication.”
  • The federal transport minister Pablo Rodriguez announced over $12 million in Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP) funding to British Columbia airports earlier this month. Eight airports will benefit from grants for projects including runway and/or taxiway and apron improvements, equipment acquisition and runway lighting. “Our government knows that local and regional airports provide essential services to Canadians and local businesses,” said Rodriguez in a press release. “We’re investing in our local airports to build safer, healthier, and stronger communities across Canada.”