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Exclusive - Bombardier turns to Caisse for cash: sources

Bombardier Inc  is in discussions with the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, which manages Quebec's public pension plans, on a deal that could inject more cash into the troubled plane and train maker, according to two sources familiar with the matter. It was not immediately clear how a potential deal would be structured. One source familiar with the company's thinking said th...

YVR Welcomes National Airlines to Vancouver

Today,Vancouver Airport Authority announced the upcoming arrival of National Airlines to Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Starting January 20, 2016, the twice weekly scheduled service will operate between Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB) and YVR. “We are delighted to welcome a new carrier to YVR which will boost tourism and provide greater selection fo...

Bombardier Signs Firm Agreements for Combined Total of up to 16 CRJ Series Aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has welcomed Dublin-based CityJet (CityJet) to the CRJ Series family of aircraft operators following confirmation that it will operate CRJ900 aircraft in the network of Sweden’s Scandinavian Airlines (SAS). CityJet will acquire the aircraft from a customer that signed a firm purchase agreement for eight CRJ900 aircraft and took options on an additiona...

CAE closes the acquisition of Bombardier's Military Aviation Training unit

CAE today announced that it has closed the acquisition of Bombardier's Military Aviation Training business for C$19.8 million. All the required conditions and regulatory approvals have been obtained and the transaction has been concluded. This acquisition significantly strengthens CAE's core capabilities as a training systems integrator (TSI) globally, and further expands its offer...

Bombardier Seeking Investors for All Business Units - Sources

Canada's Bombardier Inc is exploring the sale of a stake in any of its business areas, not just its rail unit, to ensure it can finish development of its delayed CSeries jet, according to four sources familiar with the situation. The Montreal-based company has hired investment bankers to look at a variety of financing options, the sources said, including selling aerospace or rail assets in...

MAGnificent Receives STC Validation in Canada

Mecaer Aviation Group's (MAG) luxury interior for the Bell 429 has received validation from Transport Canada Civil Aviation. MAG developed and branded the MAGnificent for the Bell 429 under an EASA STC in May. Since then, it has applied for various international validations. Customers can choose from four-, five- or six-seat layouts, with options for up to two cen...

Bombardier Challenger 350 Aircraft on Display in Poland

Leading business jet manufacturer Bombardier Business Aircraft announced today that its Challenger 350 demonstrator aircraft will embark on its Eastern European tour, starting with a well-awaited stop in Poland. On September 29 in Warsaw, media were invited on board the aircraft for a 30-minute flight above the city to experience the aircraft’s modern, sophisticated cabin befo...

Canadian firm seeks partner for Indonesian seaplane venture

Indonesian start-up BlueWater Seaplanes is planning to commence operations in the near future. Gilles Cardinal, head of the start-up's Canadian partner and existing seaplane operator Cardinal Aviation, says the airline will focus on the tourist market in and around Bali and its numerous surrounding islands. It will also offer ad-hoc charters to remote outlying communities as well as medevac an...

First Montreal-China Direct Flight

Starting yesterday, Montrealers can fly non-stop to China as Air Canada and Air China launch their first direct flight to Beijing. This is also the first non-stop trans-Pacific link between Montreal and Asia. Previously, Montrealers wishing to visit eastern Asia had to make a layover. Montrealers could reach Asia directly if they flew over the Atlantic Ocean, with direct flights to Doha, Qat...

Bombardier Called "Huge Asset" As Quebec Vows Aid If Needed

Bombardier Inc., draining cash amid delays on its marquee CSeries jetliner, can count on Quebec's provincial government if the planemaker needs financial assistance, Premier Philippe Couillard said. Even with the shares plunging 60 percent this year and the CSeries US$2 billion over budget, Bombardier's central role in Quebec's aerospace industry makes it a "huge asset" wo...

Aviation photographer Laird Kay focuses on fashion line

Aviation photographer Laird Kay is set to release a line of clothing and homeware inspired by his images of airports and planes. Laird Kay is a self-described “plane nerd.” When the light is just right and the wind’s coming in from the right direction, unless Kay is actually on a flight somewhere, you will find him out there with all his photography gear behind the Wendy&rsquo...

Air Canada and Amadeus Partner to Distribute the Airline’s Full Content

Air Canada and Amadeus today announced they have reached a new multi-year distribution agreement through which all Amadeus travel agency customers, both offline and online, will have access to all fares and seat availability. Air Canada will take advantage of Amadeus Fare Families and Amadeus Ancillary Services, providing travel agency customers with access to the airline&rsquo...