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Safran signs SBH support contract with Yellowhead Helicopters

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a contract with Yellowhead Helicopters to support Arriel powering its AS350 and H125 fleets. This Support-By-the-Hour contract formalizes a long-term Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul and services agreement supporting 21 engines. This contract will be managed by Safran Helicopter Engines Canada, in Mirabel, Quebec, which provide North American cus...

Tecnam Aircraft announced Aviation Unlimited as exclusive dealer for sales & service for Canada

Aviation Unlimited offers Tecnam complete product line of Light Sport, as well as the Certified Single and Twin Engine Aircraft.. The Tecnam fleet is perfect for Canada as their aircraft offer the best efficiency, performance and value while meeting the latest certification standards with a unique feature as ‘the greenest fleet on the market’. Canada is an important market fo...

Swoop rings in New Year with over 10,000 Canadians

Canada leading ultra-low-cost airline,Swoop has reached a new milestone, transporting over 10,000 travellers in a single day for the first time in the company's history. Bob Cummings, President of Swoop, commented: "We are incredibly proud of this accomplishment and grateful to our team of Swoopsters and all our travellers for&nb...

Getjet Airlines returns to Canadian skies - wet leasing one Boeing 737-800 to Fly Swoop

GetJet Airlines announced the wet-lease of 1 B737-800 to Fly Swoop, the Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier owned by WestJet, the second largest airline in Canada and one of the top 10 airlines in North America by the number of passengers carried. GetJet Airlines’ Boeing 737-800 bearing the registration LY-DUE was delivered to Toronto Pearson International Airport on New Year’s E...

Leonardo awarded €690 million contract for the AW101/CH-149 CMLU project

Canadian Department of National Defence has awarded Leonardo a €690 million contract for the AW101/CH-149 “Cormorant” Mid-Life Upgrade Project for 16 aircraft in total, comprising 13 existing Cormorant Search and Rescue Helicopter currently in-service and the augmentation of a further three aircraft. This contract will enhance the aircraft’s systems and technologie...

Embraer E195-E2 and E190-E2 receives type certification in Canada

Embraer E2 family of commercial jets, the E195-E2 and E190-E2, has received Type Certification from Transport Canada Civil Aviation, following certification from ANAC, the FAA and EASA in 2019 and 2018 respectively.  The delivery of the first of fifty E195-E2 ordered by Toronto based Porter Airlines, which will also be the first E195-E2 to operate in North America, will take pl...

AviaSim expands internationally for its 10th anniversary

After 10 years of existence and a successful capital increase last June, AviaSim is launching an international deployment in partnership with the hotels of the Marriott and Accor groups. The very promising opening of a first corner in the Marriott hotel in Montreal at the beginning of November, expressed the will of Thomas Gasser, founder of AviaSim, to export French excellence to the wo...

Pipistrel celebrates first electric aircraft delivery to Canada

First Pipisqtrel Velis Electro was delivered to Canada. The Canadian customer, the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics at the University of Waterloo and its partner Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre, will use the Velis Electro to increase their research and collaborative capacity to evaluate battery powered electric flight in Canada. Pipistrel continues its work...

Doubling the 2023 Captain Judy Cameron scholarships - Air Canada &CAE advancing diversity in aviation

Air Canada & CAE  are joining together to advance diversity in aviation doubling the number of 2023 Captain Judy Cameron Scholarships granted to young Canadian women studying to become commercial pilots or maintenance engineers. Up to four aspiring commercial pilots will be invited to join the CAE Women in Flight program as an ambassador. Launched in 2019, the Judy Cameron scholar...

Bell Textron Canada to contribute $500,000 to the First Nations Technical lnstitute

Bell Textron Canada announced on September 23 a $500,000 (CAD) contribution to the First Nations Technical Institute. The funds will be used to support skills development and training resources for FNTI’s Indigenous flight students. It will also support uninterrupted flight training to ensure student success across FNTI’s three-year advanced diploma program, following a fire that destr...

Cooking Lake Aviation acquires an ALSIM ALX simulator

ALSIM is extremely proud to announce that Cooking Lake Aviation, based in Edmonton, Canada, has bought an ALSIM ALX simulator. The ALSIM ALX provides up to 4 classes of aircraft–from single-engine piston, twin engine piston, twin turbine up to medium category twin jet. The device is designed and approved for ATPL, CPL, MCC in compliance with all current regulatory standards. The ALX off...

Toronto Pearson achieves Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 4

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority, operator of Toronto Pearson, announced a major milestone in its environmental sustainability goals. The airport has received Level 4  -Transformation designation through Airports Council International's (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program. The GTAA is one of the first Canadian airports to receive Level 4 certificatio...