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Incident: Air Canada B788 at Tel Aviv on Oct. 25, 2015, Lightning Strike

An Air Canada Boeing 787-800, registration C-GHPV performing flight AC-84 from Toronto, ON (Canada) to Tel Aviv (Israel) with 299 people on board, was on approach to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport in bad weather when the aircraft received a lightning strike prompting the crew to abort the approach at about 3500 feet and divert to Paphos (Cyprus). The aircraft climbed to FL260 enroute to Cy...

WestJet's first wide-body aircraft takes to the sky

WestJet’s first Boeing 767-300 extended-range aircraft will perform its inaugural flight today, departing Toronto Pearson International Airport at 9 a.m. EDT. Operating as WestJet flight 655, the aircraft will arrive at Calgary International Airport at 11:12 a.m. MDT. “Today’s inaugural flight of our first wide-body aircraft ushers in a new era in the history of West...

Bombardier to close CL-415 completion center

Bombardier has decided to shut down the completion facility for CL-415 water-bombers while the programme remains paused pending further orders. Since 1998, Bombardier has built the CL-415 at a plant in Montreal, then transported the firefighting amphibian to North Bay, Ontario, for completion work. Last April, Bombardier announced internally that the programme would be paused after the...

FLYHT Receives Airbus A320 Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration

CALGARY, ALBERTA—(Marketwired – Oct. 14, 2015) – FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (“FLYHT” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:FLY) (OTCQX:FLYLF) reported today it has received a re-issued Supplemental Type Certificate (“STC”) for its Automated Flight Information Reporting System (“AFIRS™”) 228 on the Airbus A320...

Montreal Airport celebrates Route of the Week award for Air China launch

Montreal Airport celebrated with their Route of the Week Award this week, which was given to the Canadian gateway for the launch of services by Air China to Beijing on 29 September. Celebrating with the award at Air China’s check-in are: Charles Aubé, Chief, Schedule Facilitator, Aéroports de Montréal; Sun Ying, Montreal Airport Station Manager, Air China; Francois-Ni...

Bombardier: CSeries Certification Program on Track

Bombardier has announced in a mailed statement today that the CSeries program stills on track to certify its CSeries CS100 airliner by the end of the year, The manufacturer is committed to the program despite the budget overrun and delays and the lack of firm orders in over a year. “It’s a thrill to announce that we’re in the final stage of certification. Following a comp...

Bombardier Presents 2015 Cernan Safety Award to Barre

Bombardier named pilot and safety advisor Matt Barre the winner of the 2015 Eugene Cernan Safety Award. Bombardier recognized Captain Barre for “his dedication to aviation safety while on active duty in the Coast Guard and as a member of Aflac's corporate flight department.” Nominated for the award by his peers, he was also credited for his involvement in developing safety programs...

Flying Colours Achieves ADS-B STC for Bombardier Challenger 604/605

Flying Colours Corp., the Canadian headquartered completions, refurbishment and maintenance specialist has secured a Supplemental Type Certificate for ADS-B OUT for Bombardier Challenger 600-2B16 (604 and 605) airframes from the U.S.-based FAA. The first aircraft to be fitted with the system, a Bombardier Challenger 605, was completed at their U.S. facility in late September. The STC will be...

Bombardier Says in Talks with North American Airlines on CSeries Jet Orders

Canada's Bombardier Inc said on Friday it is in advanced discussions to sell its new CSeries jet to airlines in North America, without identifying the prospective buyers. Montreal-based Bombardier has redoubled efforts to win a landmark order for the CSeries after failing to sell the program to rival Airbus, and is pitching the jets hard to airlines in North America, said two sources famili...

OPINION: Are Bombardier's woes getting CSerious?

Until the late hours of 6 October, matters seemed relatively under control in Montreal, where a new leadership team at cash-strapped Bombardier seemed to have opened some financial breathing space. With $3.1 billion in the bank and no major debt payments due until 2018, the transformation plan looked to be working, leaving management to focus on getting the CSeries through entry-into-service. M...

Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Increases PT6B-37A Engine TBO by 1,500 Hours

Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) has boosted the basic Time Between Overhaul (TBO) for the power section of the PT6B-37A turboshaft engine by a full 50 per cent, jumping from 3,000 hours to 4,500 hours, resulting in improved operating economics. All PT6B-37A engines in service are eligible for the basic TBO increase, meaning no minimum build standard is required. “This 50 per c...

Girl Reunited with Teddy Thanks to Kind Airport Staff

A four year old girl has been reunited with her favourite teddy, thanks to the kindness of airport staff at Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Phoebe Steel and her family were returning home after a trip to the UK, when she realised she had left her beloved teddy RaRa at the airport. Although Phoebe's mum tried to calm her daughter, she was understandably upset. "O...