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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...

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&...