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10th Anniversary of Series 400 Twin Otter First Flight

Viking Air celebrated the 10th anniversary of the inaugural flight of its Series 400 Twin Otter and recognizing a significant milestone in the company’s Twin Otter production program. Ten years ago, Viking’s first production Series 400 Twin Otter, Manufacturer’s Serial Number (MSN) 845, took its maiden flight in the skies above the company’s final aircraft as...

De Havilland Canada Team on the Way to Singapore Airshow 2020

De Havilland Canada is ready to reaffirm its commitment to customers in the Asia-Pacific region during the upcoming Singapore Airshow. A Dash 8-400 aircraft, which is one of two recently delivered to leasing company TrueNoord, will be a feature of the airshow's static display. The aircraft is configured with 86 seats and will be operated by PAL Express, an airline under the bann...

Bombardier donates Global 7500 flight test vehicle to Centennial College Dedicated Centre for Aerospace and Aviation

Centennial College announced that it is renaming its Centre for Aerospace and Aviation at Downsview Park to “The Bombardier Centre for Aerospace and Aviation” and is receiving a Bombardier Global 7500 flight test vehicle for training purposes. “As the global demand for aerospace technicians and technologists continues to grow, the strategic advantage of Bombardi...

Canadian approval received for Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems Bell 407 Helicopters

Astronics Corporation announced that an amended Supplemental Type Certificate has been approved by Transport Canada Civil Aviation for its Max-Viz 1400 and 1200 Enhanced Vision Systems on Bell 407 helicopters. Astronics expects that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) validation will follow within six months. Astronics obtained the approval for its MaxViz 1...

YYC Calgary International Airport - High-tech, low-carbon concrete project

A major new installation at YYC Calgary International Airport! The new deicing pad, the East Deicing Apron, was built with CarbonCure Technologies' reduced-carbon concrete in August and September of 2019. The first airplanes started using the facility just weeks ago. New deicing pad made with CarbonCure Concrete, reducing 160 tonnes of carbon, equivalent to 209 acres o...

Air Canada becomes Official Airline of Cirque du Soleil

Air Canada and Cirque du Soleil announced an exclusive partnership designating Air Canada as Official Airline for Big Top and Arena shows for Canada, the U.S., Europe, and select countries around the world. As the most recent major international marketing sponsorship for the airline, the multi-year agreement will see the two brands bringing th...

FAA Certification granted to Bombardier Global 5500 and Global 6500 Jets

Two latest additions of Bombardier of Global family, the Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets, received FAA certification.“This latest milestone is terrific news and starts a new chapter in our Global family story,” said Michel Ouellette, Senior Vice President, Program Management and Engineering, Bombardier Aviation. “With th...

HK Bellawings took delivery of first Bombardier Global 6500 aircraft

HK Bellawings Jet Limited took delivery of first Bombardier Global 6500 aircraft! This annoncement follows the Global 6500  recent entry-into-service on September 24, 2019, and its public debut at NBAA-BACE.  “The Global 6500 aircraft is the aircraft of choice for thriving business jet management companies such as HK Bellawings,” s...

First Air Canada Airbus A220 delivered

Air Canada has taken delivery of its first A220-300, designed, built and delivered from the Mirabel A220 programme facilities in Canada. The first aircraft out of an order of 45 will enter service in January 2020, making Air Canada the first airline to operate the A220-300 in North America. The A220 will enable the Montreal-based airline to comfortably fly passengers on various routes in Cana...

The first step in becoming the world’s first all-electric commercial fleet is made

  Harbour Air and magniX announced the successful flight of the world’s first all-electric commercial aircraft! The inaugural flight is the first step in becoming the world’s first all-electric commercial fleet.  The successful flight of the ePlane, a six-passenger DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver magnified by a 750-horsepower (560 kW) magni500 propulsion system, t...

ÉTS and Safran inaugurate the Safran Industrial Research Chair on the Development of Sustainable Aero-Propulsion Systems

The Development of Sustainable Aero-Propulsion Systems - an urgent issue which need to be developped by all means. As the global air traffic is growing and will continue to growi for about 5% each year, all aeronautical industry player should come together with scientist in order to find most effective solutions. Thanks to the Safran Industrial Research Chair on the Development of Sustainable...

First Bombardier Customer Aircraft Fueled with SAF delivered to Latitude 33 Aviation

The first Bombardier customer aircraft to fly away on sustainable aviation fuel is delivered! Latitude 33 Aviation will manage and charter the best-selling Challenger 350 business jet in Seattle, WA, on behalf of the aircraft owner. “We are very pleased that the customer and Latitude 33 Aviation joined us in demonstrating that SAF can become a mainstream, drop-in alternat...