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EHang 216 obtained Special Flight Operations Certificate from Transport Canada Civil Aviation

EHang 216 has obtained a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) issued by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), the civil aviation authority in Canada. This is another milestone in regulatory breakthrough for EHang 216 and the first of this kind permit for periodic operations of passenger-grade AAVs in North America.  With the certificate, trial flights of EHang 216 AAVs can be rou...

Delivery of first Bombardier Global 5500 to be based in the United States

Bombardier delivered the first Global 5500 aircraft to be based in the United States. This business jet, which will be available for charter, was recently delivered to longtime Bombardier customer Unicorp National Developments, headquartered in Orlando, Florida. The Global 5500 business jet entered service last month, joining Bombardier’s new large-cabin family...

New heights of Challenger 350 with enhanced cabin experience

Challenger 350 to feature high-speed Ka-band connectivity, a refreshed CMS interface inspired by the flagship Global 7500 aircraft, and sophisticated cabin design options. Best-in-class Challenger 350 business jet delivers a smooth ride and an intercontinental range that holds true at full fuel with eight passengers. Passengers have even more reason to love the b...

Bombardier Challenger 350 reaches milestone 350th delivery

Bombardier is celebrating the 350th delivery of its beloved and best-selling Challenger 350 business jet, which continues to evolve and solidify its market-leading status. The Challenger 350 aircraft is a force in the business jet industry, strengthening its position year after year with enhancements and upgrades to its winning combination of performance and cabin exp...

First business jet with an Environmental Product Declaration - Bombardier Global 7500

Bombardier Aviation and the International EPD System, an environmental declaration program based in Sweden, announced a first in business aviation with the publication of the Environmental Product Declaration for Bombardier Global 7500. The Global 7500 aircraft EPD is third-party verified to the highest international ISO standards1. It discloses fully transparent environme...

De Havilland Canada delivers first Dash 8-400 to TAAG Angola Airlines

De Havilland Canada delivered the first of six Dash 8-400 aircraft to TAAG, the state-owned, national airline of Angola. The order was disclosed on June 18, 2019 during a ceremonial signing event at the Paris Air Show that was attended by the Honorable Ricardo Viegas D’Abreu, Minister of Transportation, Angola, David Curtis, Chairman, Longview Aviation Capital and Todd Young, Chief Oper...

Welcome - Entry-into-service - spacious, long-range Global 5500

The entry-into-service...  The innovative, long-range Global 5500 business jet,... The aircraft was recently delivered to an undisclosed customer. This high-value aircraft represents the gateway into Bombardier’s flagship large-cabin Global family, offering world-renowned performance, comfort and the smoothest ride.Last year, Bombardier announced that the G...

Bombardier Aviation cuts 2500 jobs

The corona crisis has direct impact on jobs at Bombardier Aviation: the announced workforce adjustment means 2500 aviation jobs will be cuted.The company tells, that when the pandemic first arose, it responded quickly, suspending manufacturing operations to support local government efforts to slow the spread of the virus and to protect the health and safety of employees, partners and customer...

Newly created MHI RJ Aviation Group begins operations

Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, MHI RJ Aviation Group (MHIRJ) is launching as a newly created group of entities providing a holistic service and support solution for the global regional aircraft industry including the CRJ Series aircraft. The launch of MHIRJ coincides with the acquisition close of the CRJ Series Program from Bombardier Inc. by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. ...

De Havilland Canada launches simplified package freighter conversions for Dash 8-100/200 and Dash 8-300

De Havilland Canada announced that Transport Canada has approved the conversion of Dash 8-100/200 and Dash 8-300 aircraft into Simplified Package Freighters in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 748 Air Services (K) Ltd, a well-known provider of passenger and cargo services to humanitarian, natural resources and government sectors in Africa, has ordered the Service Bulletin and conversio...

Bell Textron Canada Develops Crew Barrier for Customers

Bell Textron Canada is proud to work with the Government of Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces to further protect servicemen and women during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As the Canadian Armed Forces ramp up operations ahead of peak flooding season, the Mirabel-based company is rapidly bringing to market isolation systems for the CH-146 Griffon aircraft --the Royal Canadian Air Fo...

Jazz Aviation to be first operator of Dash 8-400 simplified package freighter by De Havilland Canada

De Havilland Canada and Jazz Aviation announced that Jazz will be the first operator for the recently approved Dash 8-400 Simplified Package Freighter. Under the agreement, Jazz has ordered the Service Bulletin and conversion kits for up to 13 Dash 8-400 aircraft. De Havilland Canada will be the exclusive supplier of all future Dash 8-400 aircraft Simplified Package Freighter modifi...