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Bombardier just landed a huge deal that could rescue its Boeing-challenging new jet

Bombardier's embattled C-Series airliner has finally found the major North American airline customer it has been searching for. Air Canada announced Wednesday that it would order 45 CS-300 airliners with an option for another 30 jets. "We are delighted to announce this important agreement with Bombardier for the purchase of CS-300 aircraft as part of the ongoing modernization of Air...

Nearly 600 aircraft equipped with P&WC's FAST solution

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s (P&WC’s) Flight Acquisition, Storage and Transmission (FAST) solution is now in service on 580 aircraft, as a growing number of customers, including 20 regional airlines, are choosing the turnkey technology for aircraft and engine diagnostics, prognostics and health management. P&WC’s FAST solution captures, analyzes and sends full f...

Ottawa to ease competition rules for Air Canada after CSeries purchase

The government will ease rules that constrain Air Canada’s ability to compete, after the country’s largest air carrier settled a dispute with Quebec and agreed to buy jets from Bombardier Inc. Transport Minister Marc Garneau told reporters in Ottawa Wednesday the government will seek to “clarify” the Air Canada Public Participation Act to allow the airline “to resp...

Quebec drops lawsuit against Air Canada after Bombardier announcement

Air Canada says Quebec has agreed to drop its lawsuit against the airline in exchange for a commitment to have heavy maintenance work for Bombardier’s CSeries planes carried out in the province. The company says the work would be done for a minimum of 20 years, beginning in 2019. Air Canada’s announcement — subject to completion of final agreements — came hours after...

Bombardier’s all-new CS100 Aircraft Kicks off Worldwide Demonstration Tours with First Stop in the Kingdom of Bahrain

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that its all-new, recently-certified CS100 aircraft in the livery of first operator SWISS has kicked off demonstration tours and that its first stop will be Manama, in the Kingdom of Bahrain. In addition to stops in the Middle East, the aircraft – which is en route to the Singapore Airshow 2016 - is expected to make stops in a number of Asia-Pac...

Air Canada Confirms Ratification of New 12 Year Agreement with Flight Dispatchers

Air Canada said today that it welcomes confirmation by the Canadian Airline Dispatchers Association (CALDA) that its members have ratified a new contract on collective agreement terms for 12 years. Air Canada’s flight dispatchers are based at the airline’s Operations Centre near Toronto Pearson International Airport and assist flight crew in the preparation for flight departures and ar...

Bombardier Appoints Chris Milligan as Vice President, Services Sales

Bombardier Business Aircraft announced today that 19-year company veteran Chris Milligan has been appointed Vice President, Services Sales and Authorized Service Facilities (ASFs). Mr. Milligan will be based in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Milligan began his career with Bombardier in 1996 within its then fractional jet ownership division, and has since held diverse positions of increasing scope and compl...

Bombardier C Series Aircraft and Challenger 650 Business Jet Make Asia-Pacific Debut at Singapore Airshow 2016

Airshow’s static display will include a CS100 aircraft in the livery of first operator SWISS, an 86-seat Q400 turboprop from Thailand’s Nok Air and Challenger 650 and Global 6000 business jets. Bombardier announced today its upcoming presence at Asia’s biggest airshow – the Singapore Airshow 2016 – with an impressive line-up of commercial and business aircraft for...

Canada mulls new UAV guidelines

Transport Canada is preparing to introduce new guidelines for the operation of unmanned air vehicles similar to those being proposed in Europe. The new regulations were first introduced in May 2015, and are considered to be more risk-based than those currently used, which only distinguish between the commercial or recreational operation of small UAVs. A consultation between May and August ga...

Bombardier plans reverse stock split as shares dive: sources

Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier Inc, whose stock has hit its lowest level in 25 years, will soon announce plans for a reverse stock split, two sources familiar with the matter said, in order to remain a part of Canada's benchmark stock index. The sources, who are not authorized to publicly discuss the plans, said Bombardier's board of directors had already approved the plan be...

Air Transat pilots vote 97% in favour of strike

Air Transat’s pilots have voted almost unanimously to support a strike that would hit the vacation airline just before the busy March Break travelling season, if the two sides can’t come to terms before then. The Air Line Pilots Association says 97 per cent of its members at Transat have voted in favour of withdrawing services if required. The pilot contract expired last April an...

‘Flight that sucked’: Air Canada plane abruptly drops 25,000 feet, oxygen masks deployed

A passenger on board an Air Canada flight from New Jersey to Vancouver captured the terrifying moment when the plane suddenly dropped in altitude and its oxygen masks were deployed. The emergency was prompted by a loss in pressure. Graphs from online flight monitoring software showed AC549 plummeting from more than 35,000 feet (10,000 meters) to just above 10,000 feet (3,000 meters). Busines...