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Pratt & Whitney Canada advances sustainable hybrid-electric propulsion technology

Pratt & Whitney Canada announced plans to advance its hybrid-electric propulsion technology and flight demonstrator program as part of a $163M CAD investment, supported by the governments of Canada and Quebec. "Pratt & Whitney Canada is proud to be a leader toward ever more sustainable aircraft propulsion technologies and be an integral part of Canada&...

Airbus joins Canada’s SAF+ Consortium to accelerate the development of a new Sustainable Aviation Fuel technology

Airbus and the Montreal, Canada-based SAF+ Consortium have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate with major Canadian aviation industry players on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) development and production in North America. Airbus will be investing through “in-kind” contributions, which consist of technical and certification expertise, economic analysis, communicatio...

Certified pre-owned aircraft program by Bombardier is offering even more options to customers

Bombardier launched the Bombardier Certified Pre-owned aircraft program, offering customers a premium class of pre-owned products. Each available aircraft is meticulously selected, inspected and updated to adhere to Bombardier's highest quality and safety standards. For buyers seeking a “like-new” experience, every Bombardier Certified Pre-owned aircraft is backed by...

Advanced research flight simulator for the University of Waterloo

At the 23rd World Aviation Training Summit, ALSIM Simulators is excited to announce the sale of the special AL250 simulator with Engineering Pack to the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. ALSIM has been producing highly immersive and innovative flight training devices since 1994. Dr. Scott Firsing of ALSIM’s North America office explains: “the AL250 can be reconfigured...

Pratt & Whitney Canada celebrates 100th PT6 E-series engine

The PT6 E-Series engine may be the new kid on the General Aviation block, but it’s already celebrating a milestone – 100 engines produced. It was the work of our engineers, manufacturing teams, and the staff at our Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada) PT6 Centre of Excellence that made the rapid ramp-up of the production line a flawless effort. “Everything about the PT6 E-Series...

Future Aircrew Training Program - Babcock Canada and Leonardo Canada join forces

Babcock Canada and Leonardo Canada are pleased to announce that they have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to jointly pursue Canada’s Future Aircrew Training Program (FAcT) and to create a Canadian joint venture. This partnership between two companies with strong footprints in military pilot training, ensures that the FAcT program will benefit from the expertise and innovation made by tw...

Canada Training Solutions acquires ALSIM AL250 simulator

ALSIM announced the sale of an AL250 to Canada Training Solutions (CTS) based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This will be CTS’ first ALSIM simulator. Their AL250 can be reconfigured to represent several types of piston aircraft typically used for pilot training. The AL250 also contains the latest real Garmin GTN650 and both round dials and ‘glass’ flight decks. The simulator w...

VistaJet is the customer for previously disclosed order for 10 Challenger 350 Aircraft

Bombardier confirmed that worldwide fleet operator VistaJet is the customer for a previously disclosed firm order for 10 Challenger 350 business jets. Bombardier announced the sale involving its best-selling Challenger platform on December 23. It was one of the largest biggest jet orders of 2020. VistaJet, a longtime Bombardier customer, has also taken delivery of its first...

Next milestone - 50th Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft delivered

The milestone delivery -  the 50th Global 7500 aircraft. It was achieved as production of the industry flagship continues to mature, and as the aircraft’s in-service performance continues to deliver very high levels of reliability. The 50th delivery of the Global 7500 business jet follows a successful 2020, where Bombardier delivered 35 of these aircra...

Bombardier Demonstration Aircraft Operations Team earns highest recognition by IBAC

The demonstration aircraft operations team of Bombardier has once again earned the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations Stage 3 accreditation for its ongoing commitment to the implementation of a robust safety culture. Stage 3 designation is the highest level of recognition issued by the International Business Aviation Council, and this year’s award marks th...

New Praetor 500 conversion delivered to AirSprint

First conversion of a Legacy 450 to a Praetor 500 jet delivered for AirSprint Private Aviation. The Canadian Fractional Ownership company has another Legacy 450 scheduled to convert to a Praetor 500 this year, in addition to the delivery of a brand-new Praetor 500, also in 2021. With these additions, AirSprint will have three Praetor 500s in their fleet, and a total of nine Embraer aircraft. ...

Bombardier Challenger 350 & Global 7500 contributed to the great accomplishment

The best-selling of Bombardier Challenger 350 aircraft was the most-delivered medium category business jet in 2020, making it the category leader for a seventh consecutive year. As detailed in GAMA annual shipment and billings report released February 24, the company also outpaced competitors by delivering 44 aircraft in the fourth quarter of 2020. This accomplishment was...