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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...

New Bombardier global manufacturing centre in Mississauga is on track

Bombardier provided further details on the construction of its new, state-of-the-art facility at the Toronto Pearson International Airport that will optimize final assembly operations for its family of Global business jets, including the industry flagship Global 7500 aircraft. In an event attended by Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of the City of Mississauga, Deborah Flint, President and...

CAE to acquire Sabre AirCentre airline operations portfolio to significantly expand its position

CAE and Sabre Corporation announced an agreement for CAE to acquire Sabre’s AirCentre airline operations portfolio – a highly valuable suite of flight and crew management and optimization solutions. The agreement, which is valued at US$ 392.5 million excluding post-closing adjustments, includes the Sabre AirCentre product portfolio, related technology and intellectual pr...

50 Years of operation - Pratt & Whitney Canada MRO facility in Bridgeport

Pratt & Whitney Canada is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility – Pratt & Whitney Engines Services, Inc. (PWES) – located in Bridgeport, West Virginia. “Our facility in Bridgeport has evolved over the years to accommodate changes within the industry and our new engine lines,” said Satheeshkumar Kumarasing...

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...