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Canada Jetlines selects Safran wheels and carbon brakes for its A320-family fleet

Canada Jetlines, the new all-Canadian leisure carrier, with travel targeted for summer 2022 to serve several Canadian, US, Caribbean and Mexico destinations from its main hub in Toronto, Ontario, has selected Safran Landing Systems wheels and carbon brakes to equip its Airbus A320 fleet. Under the long-term agreement, Safran Landing Systems will supply wheels, brakes and carbon heat sinks manuf...

Top International Award for Excellence in Product Design goes to Bombardier Challenger 3500

Bombardier Challenger 3500 has been honoured with the distinction “Red Dot: Best of the Best” in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2022. The prestigious Red Dot Award is one of the most sought-after international recognitions for design and innovation excellence.  The Red Dot: Best of the Best is awarded for ground-breaking design and is the highest award in the competition,...

Pratt & Whitney Canada introduces the new PT6E-66XT engine for Daher TBM 960 airplane

Pratt & Whitney Canada announced a new engine model for its PT6 E-Series engine family. The PT6E-66XT engine is purpose built for Daher’s latest very fast single-engine turboprop airplane, the TBM 960. “We are delighted that Daher has selected the PT6E-66XT engine to power its new TBM 960,” said Nicholas Kanellias, vice president, General Aviation, Pratt & Wh...

Focus on high-tech future - CAE celebrates 75th anniversary

CAE is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a focus on its high-technology vision for the future. Founded by Ken Patrick in 1947, the company has grown from 18 employees refurbishing radios in a hangar in Saint-Hubert, Quebec, to a global team of more than 13,000 in over 35 countries delivering innovative training and operations-support solutions for the civil aviation, defenc...

Aero Asset Acquisitions - new unit to inventory helicopters

Aero Asset has launched Aero Asset Acquisitions, a vehicle dedicated to acquiring helicopters for inventory and resale, financed by 1st Source Bank.  1st Source Bank is part of 1st Source Corporation, a publicly traded financial services company headquartered in Indiana, U.S.A. Its Specialty Finance Group specializes in aircraft financing. “This new business unit pu...

New options for engine leasing and ownership - Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada has added a new lease-to-own option to its growing portfolio of Spare Engine Solutions. The portfolio, launched in 2020, also includes flexible options such as long-term leasing and on-wing leasing, complementing the existing short-term rentals offering to customers who are looking to prioritize their spending, reduce costs, better plan their monthly expenses, and extend...

An exclusive 5-year pilot training agreement - CAE and Canada Jetlines

CAE has signed an exclusive 5-year training agreement with Canada Jetlines, Ltd. Under the agreement, CAE will train Jetlines pilots on the CAE 7000 XR Airbus A320 full-flight simulator (FFS) at the CAE Montreal Training Centre. Jetlines anticipates its inaugural flight in the spring of 2022, offering Canadians more selection and more economical options to fly to sun destinations in the southern U...

Comlux took delivery of first ever ACJ TwoTwenty for cabin completion

The first ACJ TwoTwenty, launched just over a year ago, was successfully delivered to Comlux from the Airbus A220 Final Assembly Line in Mirabel, Canada. The all-new business jet will be joining the Comlux’s  facilities in Indianapolis, USA, for the VVIP cabin completion in the coming days. This first aircraft is expected to enter service with its owner, FIVE, in early 2023. Since it...

The development of hydrogen-electric engine program for Dash 8-400 aircraft

De Havilland Canada have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with ZeroAvia to develop a line-fit and retrofit program for De Havilland Canada’s aircraft models, using hydrogen-electric propulsion in both new and in-service aircraft. As part of the MOU, De Havilland Canada will be issued options to purchase 50 ZeroAvia hydrogen-electric engines. These options will be con...

Dual celebration – NetJets took delivery of first Global 7500 as Bombardier delivered 1,000th Global aircraft

The delivery of 1,000th Global aircraft completed. The major milestone was reached as the NetJets team led by Patrick Gallagher, President, Sales, Marketing and Services, took delivery of the private aviation company’s first Global 7500 business jet. The addition of a Global 7500 aircraft to the NetJets fleet redefines its large-cabin, long-range offer...

Pratt & Whitney Canada expands carbon offset service to include helicopter engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada announced the expansion of its year-old carbon offset service to include operators of the company’s helicopter engines enrolled in the Eagle Service™ Plan (ESP™) and Fleet Management Program (FMPTM) pay-per-hour maintenance programs.  “Across all of the diverse missions served by our helicopter customers – from search...

Clay Lacy FAA repair station in Connecticut got TCCA maintenance certification

Clay Lacy Aviation FAA Part 145 Repair Station at Waterbury-Oxford Airport is now certified by Transport Canada to provide aircraft maintenance services for Canadian-registered business jets. Transport Canada Civil Aviation certification is based on compliance with the highest standards for aircraft maintenance quality, safety, performance and expertise. Private Jet Maintena...