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First Embraer Praetor 500 in Canada delivered to AirSprint

Embraer delivered the first Praetor 500 in Canada to AirSprint Private Aviation. Earlier this year, the company converted two Legacy 450s to Praetor 500s and, with this addition, AirSprint will have three Praetor 500s in its fleet, and a total of nine Embraer jets. The Praetor 500 boasts an impressive, best-in-class range, capable of non-stop flights of 3,340 nm at long-range cruise speed and a...

Three newest Pratt & Whitney contracts: Gulfstream, BOC Aviation and Aviation Capital Group

Pratt & Whitney Canada award-winning PW800 engine has been selected to power the all-new Gulfstream G400 business jet. “We are delighted that Gulfstream has once again turned to our engine family to power this new addition to its portfolio,” said Maria Della Posta, president of Pratt & Whitney Canada. “Gulfstream was the launch customer for the PW800 engine fami...

Firm order for 20 Bombardier Challenger 3500 business jets

Bombardier announced a firm order for 20 Challenger 3500 business jets to a customer who wishes to remain confidential. This is Bombardier’s largest business jet transaction of 2021, representing a value of $534 million U.S., based on current list pricing. “This significant order comes just days after the unveiling of the Challenger 3500 business jet, quickly rei...

Time to celebrate - 35 Years of Bell Textron excellence in Canada

Time to celebrate of  Bell Textron Canada operations in Mirabel. Founded in 1986, the global Centre of Excellence is home to civil and commercial aircraft manufacturing, assembly, flight testing and customer delivery. From its first Bell 206B Jet Ranger aircraft produced in 1986, through new helicopter development programs like the Bell 429, Bell has been instrumental for vertical f...

Newest member of the renowned aircraft family - Bombardier Challenger 3500

Yesterday,the wait was over and new era announed by Bombardier arrived, through a worldwide virtual launch! Welcome super mid-size business jet, the new sustainably designed Challenger 3500 aircraft.  The next-generation Challenger 3500 aircraft, the evolution of the Challenger 350 aircraft, introduces a redesigned interior with intelligent and sustainabl...

CAE and Air Canada sign exclusive maintenance training agreement

CAE and Air Canada announced the signing of an exclusive five-year aircraft maintenance training partnership agreement. As a result, CAE is now Air Canada’s embedded Transport Canada Approved Training Organization for Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering.  The agreement includes the development, management and delivery of all of Air Canada’s maintenance and engineering training...

Jet It global expansion to Canada - delivery of first aircraft

 Jet It announced the delivery of its first Canadian based aircraft.  As travel reopens Canadian based travelers can now take advantage of the new day-based fractional ownership model for their domestic and international trips. With this expansion, Jet It and its sister company JetClub become the first private aviation company in the world to have three geographic operating territories:&...

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...