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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...

Jet It launches Canadian company and operations

Private aviation industry veterans, Glenn Gonzales and Vishal Hiremath - founders of Jet It, are expanding their Harvard-studied business model by expanding it to Canada. After growing from a single jet and two employees to a fleet of ten airplanes and a workforce of 65 in the US, Jet It has incorporated Jet It in Canada and looks forward to becoming an active member of the local business communit...

Future for the Dash 8 Aircraft Program

De Havilland Canada reaffirmed its long-term commitment to the global Dash 8 operator community and outlined the path forward for the Dash 8 aircraft program. While the pandemic has ravaged the global aviation industry, De Havilland Canada is making future-oriented investments in its organization, systems and infrastructure to enhance the Dash 8 platform for current and future aircraft operat...

Next steps in Bombardier Smart Link Plus Connected Aircraft Program

Bombardier announced the latest advancements in its comprehensive Smart Link Plus connected aircraft program. Effective immediately, operators of Challenger 300 and Challenger 350 aircraft can reserve their exclusive appointment at a Bombardier Service Centre for the installation of the free-of-charge* Smart Link Plus box as early as mid-2021. Installations for additional&...

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...