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Air Canada to Launch Toronto-Seoul Service

Air Canada will launch direct flights between Toronto and Seoul next year, using its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The trans-Pacific route will commence on June 17, 2016, operating daily. Flights will depart Toronto's Pearson International Airport at 1:35 p.m. and arrive at Seoul's Incheon International Airport at 4:20 p.m. the following day. The return service will then leave the...

Canada Said to Consult Obama Before Opening Fighter-Jet Bidding

Incoming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will consult U.S. President Barack Obama before restarting a process to replace Canada’s aging fleet of combat jets, in a bid to head off damage to relations between the two countries, according to an official familiar with the plans. Trudeau’s Liberals campaigned on abandoning Canada’s plans to buy Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35...

Flying Colours gains STC for Challenger 604/605

Flying Colours achieved a Supplemental Type Certificate for ADS-B OUT for Bombardier Challenger 600-2B16 (604 and 605) airframes from the US-based FAA. The first aircraft to be fitted with the system, a Bombardier Challenger 605, was completed at their USA facility in late September. The STC will be submitted for validation by both Transport Canada and Europe’s EASA this year. Followin...

Learjet 85 Axed; Bombardier Bizjet Deliveries Flat

Bombardier Business Aircraft confirmed today that it has canceled the Learjet 85 program, citing “lack of sales following the prolonged market weakness” and ending months of speculation that the midsize jet was doomed since being “paused” in mid-January. The Canadian OEM took a $1.2 billion writedown on the program during the third quarter, it said...

Bombardier updates Global 7000 and Challenger 650 progress

Bombardier gave updates on both of the business aircraft programs after announcing the cancellation of the Learjet 85 project. The company confirmed that the engines have been fitted on the first Global 7000 Flight Test Vehicle (FTV1). All structural components have been joined on FTV1, including the rear, centre and forward fuselage sections, the wing, the landing gear and vertical and horizon...

Canadian government takesBombardier C Series stake

The Canadian government has become a partner in Bombardier’s C Series airliner, funding the remaining development costs. The Canadian manufacturer made the announcement during the company’s third quarter investor relations call. Under the terms of the deal, the Canadian government will enter into a limited partnership with Bombardier, with the government taking a 49.5% equity sta...

WestJet launches new service from Abbotsford to Las Vegas today

WestJet launches twice-weekly service from Abbotsford to Las Vegas today, marking the 12th Canadian city with non-stop WestJet service to The Entertainment Capital of the World. “With more than 80 weekly flights from a dozen Canadian cities, WestJet and WestJet Vacations are big players in Las Vegas,” said John Weatherill, WestJet Director, Network and Schedule Planning. “In f...

Bombardier Announces Financial Results for the Third Quarter

(All amounts in this press release are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated. Amounts in tables are in millions except per share amounts, unless otherwise indicated. This press release contains both IFRS and non-GAAP measures. Non-GAAP measures are defined and reconciled to the most comparable IFRS measures in the Corporation’s MD&A. See Caution regardi...

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...