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MTU Maintenance Canada Looks Back at Successful Accessory Repair Ramp-up

Three years after the opening of the Accessory Repair Center (A.R.C.), MTU Maintenance Canada, is satisfied with the development of its business for accessory repair and Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) management. The company, an affiliate of one of the world’s leading engine mainte-nance providers, has managed to increase revenues by 48 percent to 40 million US dollars since 2012 and has won a...

WestJet Encore pilots approve five-year agreement

WestJet Encore announced today its pilots have voted in favour of a new agreement with 93 per cent of eligible pilots voting. The tentative agreement was negotiated between WestJet Encore and the WestJet Pilots’ Association (WJPA), the association representing its pilots. Voting on the agreement began on December 12, 2015 and ended December 20, 2015. Nearly 275 WestJet Encore pilots ar...

Air Canada Boosts Brisbane Non-Stop Flights to Daily

Air Canada today announced it plans to increase its new non-stop flights from Vancouver to Brisbane, Australia to daily from three times weekly beginning June 17, 2016. “Customer response to our announcement of the only non-stop flights between Canada and Brisbane has been very positive, and we thank federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau for the revised bilateral agreement which enables...

Air Canada and IAMAW Reach New 10-Year Agreement Subject to Ratification on Contract Terms

Air Canada and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) today announced they have reached a new agreement, subject to ratification, on collective agreement terms for ten years. The IAMAW represents 7,500 Air Canada employees who work in technical maintenance and as operational support employees at airports handling baggage and in Air Canada Cargo. &ldq...

Pratt & Whitney Celebrates Bombardier’s Aircraft Certification

Transport Canada has announced the aircraft certification for Bombardier’s C Series, marking a significant milestone for the company and for Pratt & Whitney. “As the sole source engine provider for their C Series aircraft, Pratt & Whitney sends its congratulations to Bombardier on this historic milestone,” said Greg Gernhardt, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial...

Bombardier C Series Wins Transport Canada Certification

The Bombardier C Series CS100 won type certification from Transport Canada on Friday, clearing the way for its entry into service with Swiss International Airlines during the second quarter of next year. The approval comes more than two years after first flight and follows more than 3,000 hours of flight testing, validation of thousands of test results and authentication of design and pe...

Air Canada Names Craig Landry President of the Air Canada Leisure Group

Air Canada announced today that Craig Landry, currently Vice President, Marketing at Air Canada, has been appointed President of the Air Canada Leisure Group. In his new position, Mr. Landry will be responsible for the integrated leisure group, which consists of the Air Canada Vacations tour operator business and the leisure airline Air Canada rouge. “I am very pleased to announce Craig L...

Air Canada Announces Closing of US$537,092,000 Private Offering of Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificates

Air Canada announced today the closing of its previously announced private offering of three tranches of enhanced equipment trust certificates, in the aggregate face amount of U.S.$537,092,000. The private offering was comprised of Class AA certificates, Class A certificates and Class B certificates. The Class AA certificates have an interest rate of 3.750% per annum and a final expected distribut...

Canada Developing Child-safety Measures for Aircraft

Transport Canada has responded to two recommendations from the country’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) to improve the safety of children traveling on commercial aircraft, including on-demand and air-taxi operations using business aircraft. The first recommendation requires operators to report on a routine basis the number of infants (under two years old) and young children (two to 1...

Bombardier to Bridge Cooperation in China

In 1998, Bombardier, the world's leading train manufacturer, became the last foreign company to tap into China's rail transportation market. Since then, however, the company has overwhelmed its foreign peers in market share and has become one of the nation's most successful companies within the sector. Despite the company's success, Zhang Jianwei, president of Bombardier China,...

Transport Canada Grounds Buffalo Airways

Transport Canada (TC) says it has suspended the Air Operators Certificate (AOC) of Buffalo Aurways (J4, Yellowknife) with effect from November 30 citing the airline's poor safety record. "Transport Canada takes its aviation safety oversight role very seriously and expects every air operator to fully comply with aviation safety regulations," the regulatory body said. "Whe...

Pearson airport sees greenhouse gas emissions drop almost by half

Leaping ahead of a potential carbon tax, airport makes environmental headway but most of achievement came from greener grid. Toronto Pearson International Airport’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have dropped nearly by half since 2006, a feat it claims is equivalent to 44,800 tonnes worth of carbon dioxide. That fact, nine years in the making, means Toronto Pearson has joined an elite...