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Additional requirements of Transport Canada to allow for the return to service of the Boeing 737 MAX

The Government of Canada remains committed to keeping Canadians, the travelling public, and the transportation system safe and secure. Transport Canada issued an Airworthiness Directive for the Boeing 737 MAX which outlines the required modifications to be made to the aircraft prior to a return to service in Canadian airspace. This concludes the department's review of the aircra...

Firm commitment from undisclosed customer for 10 Challenger 350 business jets

Bombardier announced a firm order for 10 Challenger 350 aircraft in a transaction valued at $267 million U.S., based on 2020 list prices. Firm commitment from undisclosed customer represents one of the largest business jet orders of 2020.  Deal underscores desirability of best-selling Challenger 350 aircraft amid strong interest in business aviation and the enhan...

World First Electrically Powered Aircraft De-Icing Truck

Aéro Mag is proud to announce the commissioning of the world's first electrically powered aircraft de-icing truck. This truck will help reduce the company's environmental footprint by significantly reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Thanks to the performance of this Beta-type truck, 87% less GHGs will be produced, a reduction of 35 tons of CO2 per truck each year.&nbs...

Pratt & Whitney Canada powered Turbofan operators can now easily offset their carbon emissions

Pratt & Whitney Canada unit is launching a carbon offset service for business jet operators with engines enrolled in an Eagle Service™ Plan (ESP™) maintenance program. Operators will be able to offset their aircrafts’ carbon footprint, while contributing towards greater environmental sustainability. The company is also announcing its commitment to offset the emissions of its...

Autonomous robot to disinfect Dash 8 Aircraft - De Havilland Canada & Aero HygenX

De Havilland Canada is providing support to Aero HygenX Inc. in the development and marketing of a new version of the autonomous robot, RAY that will be optimized for use on Dash 8 Series aircraft. Designed and manufactured by Aero HygenX in Canada, RAY delivers high-frequency ultraviolet-C (UVC) light to disinfect aircraft cabins between flights. This germicidal wavelength of light destroys...

CAE to acquire TRU Simulation + Training Canada Inc

CAE concluded a conditional agreement with Textron to acquire TRU Simulation + Training Canada Inc. for a cash consideration of approximately US$40 million, excluding post-closing adjustments. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals. The acquisition of TRU Canada expands CAE's global installed base of commercial flight simu...

Diamond Aircraft named Exclusive Canadian Dealer - Aviation Unlimited

Diamond Aircraft announced a revitalized partnership with its long time sales representative in Canada, Aviation Unlimited. Since 1983 Aviation Unlimited has had a rich history as one of Canada's longest continuously operating general aviation companies. The company has been directly affiliated with Diamond Aircraft since 2004, and now most recently, Aviation Unlimited will fill the role...

Welcome to service - Learjet 75 Liberty light jet

The newest addition to its diverse Bombardier business jet portfolio, the Learjet 75 Liberty light jet, is now in service with the first delivery to long-time Learjet operator Alex Lyon & Son, an auctioneering firm that operates throughout the United States and beyond. “The Learjet 75 Liberty is a value-added business tool for those seeking a safer and...

CAE becomes first Canadian aerospace company to become carbon neutral

CAE announced that it has become carbon neutral as of September 28, 2020, proudly becoming the first Canadian aerospace company to reach this goal. The company has achieved carbon neutrality by continuing to reduce its own emissions and by making investments in projects that offset its remaining annual carbon emissions. "This is a bold achievement and we hope that CAE’s commitment...

First Airbus C295 search and rescue aircraft for the RCAF arrives in Canada

The first Airbus C295 aircraft purchased by the Government of Canada for the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) Fixed Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement (FWSAR) project, has arrived at 19 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Comox, British Columbia. The aircraft, designated CC-295 for Canada, landed at its home base on September 17 and is the first of the 16 airc...

ASQS expands global presence with opening of Calgary Office

ASQS, the leading provider of high-class aviation safety and quality management software solutions, announced the opening of a new office in Calgary, Canada. This will accelerate growth and strengthen the company’s customer support and partnerships in North and Latin America.  In addition to the corporate headquarters in Vienna, Austria, and a subsidiary in Thailand, the new o...

Dash 8-400 becomes first regional aircraft recertified to meet ICAO Most Stringent Noise Standards

De Havilland Canada announced that the Dash 8-400 turboprop aircraft has been recertified to meet the latest noise emission standards set by ICAO Chapter 14. The Dash 8-400 aircraft is the first propeller-driven aircraft, and also the first regional aircraft in the world, to achieve the certification.  ICAO Chapter 14, which is equivalent to FAA Stage 5 and is the most recent in...