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De Havilland Canada appoints Falcon Aviation Services as ASF

The day before iofficial Dubai Airshow opening, De Havilland Canada announced an agreement with Falcon Aviation Services that will enhance support to operators of Dash 8-400 aircraft in the Middle East and Africa. Falcon is appointed as a De Havilland Canada Authorized Service Facility and will offer heavy check maintenance services from its facilities in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emir...

Let's get to know each other better - De Havilland Aircraft Canada

We are curious to find out more, to get know better the company, people working there, motivation and future plans.  Two days before Dubai Airshow 2019 we had the opportunity to get know better De Havilland Aircraft Canada. Here is the essential of our discussion: Q. You have 75-year history of producing aircraft, over 60 airlines and customers around the globe, what is company today...

CAE to train more than 1,000 new easyJet pilots

CAE has signed a long-term exclusive training agreement with easyJet to train 1,000 new easyJet cadet pilots on a Multi-Crew Pilot licence (MPL) programme. CAE will also provide Airbus 320 type rating training and place graduates of CAE’s Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) programme with easyJet.  “This partnership agreement is a resounding endorsement of CA...

De Havilland Canada Arrives in the UAE for Dubai Airshow

De Havilland Canadaannounced its participation in the upcoming Dubai Airshow in the United Arab Emirates. This will be the company’s first appearance at the Dubai Airshow since the Dash 8 aircraft program was acquired by Longview Aviation Capital, and re-launched as De Havilland Canada in June 2019. During the biennial event, De Havilland Canada will showcase a Jambojet Dash 8-400 aircr...

Air Canada first A220 rolls out of the painting hangar

Airbus unveils the first Canadian-made A220-300 aircraft destined to a Canadian airline Air Canada’s first Airbus A220 was unveiled this week when it rolled out of the painting hangar at the A220 final assembly line in Mirabel. In December, Air Canada will be the first Canadian airline to take delivery of this Canadian-designed and developed aircraft when it receives the first of its 4...

Bombardier sells Aerostructures Business to Spirit AeroSystems Holding

Supporting its strategic decision to focus on two strong growth pillars, trains and business aircraft, Bombardier announced a definitive agreement to sell its aerostructures business to Spirit AeroSystems Holding, Inc. With this transaction, Spirit will acquire Bombardier’s aerostructures activities and aftermarket services operations in Belfast, U.K.; Casablanca, Morocco;...

C$50 million training contracts for CAE with five business jet operators worldwide

NBAA-BACE 2019 is more than successful for CAE - the signing of business aviation training contracts with five business aircraft operators worldwide valued at approximately C$50 million!​ "Over the next 10 years, our industry will need more than 50,000 new business jet pilots. This soaring demand requires fleet operators and training providers like CAE to work more closely together to acce...

10 City-Pair Speed Records and l’Opéra by Bombardier

As one of Key actors of business aviation industry, Bombardier is getting ready to impress during NBAA-BACE 2019, next week in Las-Vegas. Righr before the opening, Bombardier announced new 10 City-Pair Speed Records! Challenger 350 had set speed records for 10 key American city pairings in 20.5 hours. This impressive feat was completed as the aircraft flew a cross country ci...

Farther Again - 8,225 nautical miles with Bombardier Global 7500

To fly farther, a challenge for all aeronautical manufacturers... This time 8,225 nautical miles with Bombardier Global 7500 - longest non-stop city pair in business aviation history flown by a purpose-built aircraft – Sydney, Australia to Detroit, Michigan.  “Since entry-into-service, the Global 7500 aircraft continues to go above and beyond expectatio...

Save the date to celebrate Global 6500 entry-into-service!

This month became especially rich on events for Bombardier Global jets family: the Transport Canada certification of both the Global 5500 and Global 6500 and now the entry-into-service of the Global 6500 . Attention - the aircraft will make its public debut at the National Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas on October 22....

Viking announced Factory Endorsed Service Centre for Twin Otter aircraft in the Americas

Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia welcomes Unity Aviation Canada Limited of Airdrie, Alberta to the Series 400 Twin Otter support network as a Factory Endorsed Service Centre (“FESC”) for the Americas. Under Viking’s FESC Program, Unity Aviation will be providing authorized maintenance services, refurbishment, and warranty-related work on legacy de Havilland an...

Bombardier Global Jets family has two more certifications

Congratulations Bombardier Business Airraft! Two more certifications for Global jet family!  Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets, have been awarded Transport Canada Type Certification! The FAA and EASA certifications are expected to follow shortly! “Following their dramatic unveiling last year, these aircraft continue to surprise and surpass expectations. Th...