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Jet It launches Canadian company and operations

Private aviation industry veterans, Glenn Gonzales and Vishal Hiremath - founders of Jet It, are expanding their Harvard-studied business model by expanding it to Canada. After growing from a single jet and two employees to a fleet of ten airplanes and a workforce of 65 in the US, Jet It has incorporated Jet It in Canada and looks forward to becoming an active member of the local business communit...

Future for the Dash 8 Aircraft Program

De Havilland Canada reaffirmed its long-term commitment to the global Dash 8 operator community and outlined the path forward for the Dash 8 aircraft program. While the pandemic has ravaged the global aviation industry, De Havilland Canada is making future-oriented investments in its organization, systems and infrastructure to enhance the Dash 8 platform for current and future aircraft operat...

Next steps in Bombardier Smart Link Plus Connected Aircraft Program

Bombardier announced the latest advancements in its comprehensive Smart Link Plus connected aircraft program. Effective immediately, operators of Challenger 300 and Challenger 350 aircraft can reserve their exclusive appointment at a Bombardier Service Centre for the installation of the free-of-charge* Smart Link Plus box as early as mid-2021. Installations for additional&...

Additional requirements of Transport Canada to allow for the return to service of the Boeing 737 MAX

The Government of Canada remains committed to keeping Canadians, the travelling public, and the transportation system safe and secure. Transport Canada issued an Airworthiness Directive for the Boeing 737 MAX which outlines the required modifications to be made to the aircraft prior to a return to service in Canadian airspace. This concludes the department's review of the aircra...

Firm commitment from undisclosed customer for 10 Challenger 350 business jets

Bombardier announced a firm order for 10 Challenger 350 aircraft in a transaction valued at $267 million U.S., based on 2020 list prices. Firm commitment from undisclosed customer represents one of the largest business jet orders of 2020.  Deal underscores desirability of best-selling Challenger 350 aircraft amid strong interest in business aviation and the enhan...

World First Electrically Powered Aircraft De-Icing Truck

Aéro Mag is proud to announce the commissioning of the world's first electrically powered aircraft de-icing truck. This truck will help reduce the company's environmental footprint by significantly reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Thanks to the performance of this Beta-type truck, 87% less GHGs will be produced, a reduction of 35 tons of CO2 per truck each year.&nbs...

Pratt & Whitney Canada powered Turbofan operators can now easily offset their carbon emissions

Pratt & Whitney Canada unit is launching a carbon offset service for business jet operators with engines enrolled in an Eagle Service™ Plan (ESP™) maintenance program. Operators will be able to offset their aircrafts’ carbon footprint, while contributing towards greater environmental sustainability. The company is also announcing its commitment to offset the emissions of its...

Autonomous robot to disinfect Dash 8 Aircraft - De Havilland Canada & Aero HygenX

De Havilland Canada is providing support to Aero HygenX Inc. in the development and marketing of a new version of the autonomous robot, RAY that will be optimized for use on Dash 8 Series aircraft. Designed and manufactured by Aero HygenX in Canada, RAY delivers high-frequency ultraviolet-C (UVC) light to disinfect aircraft cabins between flights. This germicidal wavelength of light destroys...

CAE to acquire TRU Simulation + Training Canada Inc

CAE concluded a conditional agreement with Textron to acquire TRU Simulation + Training Canada Inc. for a cash consideration of approximately US$40 million, excluding post-closing adjustments. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals. The acquisition of TRU Canada expands CAE's global installed base of commercial flight simu...

Diamond Aircraft named Exclusive Canadian Dealer - Aviation Unlimited

Diamond Aircraft announced a revitalized partnership with its long time sales representative in Canada, Aviation Unlimited. Since 1983 Aviation Unlimited has had a rich history as one of Canada's longest continuously operating general aviation companies. The company has been directly affiliated with Diamond Aircraft since 2004, and now most recently, Aviation Unlimited will fill the role...

Welcome to service - Learjet 75 Liberty light jet

The newest addition to its diverse Bombardier business jet portfolio, the Learjet 75 Liberty light jet, is now in service with the first delivery to long-time Learjet operator Alex Lyon & Son, an auctioneering firm that operates throughout the United States and beyond. “The Learjet 75 Liberty is a value-added business tool for those seeking a safer and...

CAE becomes first Canadian aerospace company to become carbon neutral

CAE announced that it has become carbon neutral as of September 28, 2020, proudly becoming the first Canadian aerospace company to reach this goal. The company has achieved carbon neutrality by continuing to reduce its own emissions and by making investments in projects that offset its remaining annual carbon emissions. "This is a bold achievement and we hope that CAE’s commitment...