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Passengers frustrated with Air Canada after emergency landing

Two families whose Air Canada flight declared an emergency on the way to Arizona say they are frustrated in trying to deal with the airline afterwards. Lisa Zayac and her husband thought they were going to die, and said good-bye through oxygen masks. George Papp wondered whether the Airbus 319 would break up. And while the aircraft landed smoothly and safely in Albuquerque in the D...

WestJet announces year-round service to Europe

WestJet announced it is extending two of its new non-stop transatlantic services to London (Gatwick) from seasonal to year-round. Flights from Calgary and Toronto to London will now operate on a year-round basis, three times weekly and daily respectively through the winter, while service from Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg and St. John’s will operate seasonally as announced in September 2015....

China Express Airlines Orders 10 More Bombardier CRJ900 Jetliners

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that China Express Airlines (China Express) has placed a firm order for 10 CRJ900 regional jets, raising its total orders for this model of aircraft to 38. With this transaction, China Express has exercised eight previously acquired options for CRJ900 aircraft. To date, 20 of the CRJ900 aircraft ordered by China Express have been delivered. Based o...

Bombardier Delivers its First Q400 Cargo-Combi Aircraft to Ryukyu Air Commuter

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Ryukyu Air Commuter Co., Ltd (RAC) of Okinawa, Japan announced the delivery and acceptance of the very first Q400 cargo-combi aircraft. Manufactured at Bombardier’s facility in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the aircraft is one of five ordered by RAC. A member of the Japan Airlines Group, RAC is the launch customer for this new variant of the Q400...

Mooney International M10 Acheives First Flight

 Mooney International Corp. has successfully completed the first flight of the M10T Proof of Concept (POC) aircraft. The first flight was performed by test pilot Len Fox on Wednesday, December 23rd in the vicinity of the Chino Airport in California. The flight lasted approximately 15 minutes, with Len Fox conducting basic flight maneuvers and verifying design data. At the conclusion of t...

Bombardier CS100 Aircraft's Full-Flight Simulator and Flight Training Device Certified by Transport Canada, FAA and EASA

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and CAEannounced that Transport Canada, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have awarded Interim Level C qualification on the full-flight simulator (FFS), and qualified the flight training device (FTD) for the all-new CS100 aircraft. Officials from each of the authorities granted their respective qu...

CAE awarded commercial aviation training solution contracts valued at more than C$100 million

CAE announced today a series of training solution contracts valued at more than C$100 million with five airlines. The diversity of these agreements highlights the span of CAE’s full range of training programs that cover the entire career life cycle of professional pilots and CAE’s leadership in developing training equipment solutions for next generation aircraft types. They includ...

MTU Maintenance Canada Looks Back at Successful Accessory Repair Ramp-up

Three years after the opening of the Accessory Repair Center (A.R.C.), MTU Maintenance Canada, is satisfied with the development of its business for accessory repair and Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) management. The company, an affiliate of one of the world’s leading engine mainte-nance providers, has managed to increase revenues by 48 percent to 40 million US dollars since 2012 and has won a...

WestJet Encore pilots approve five-year agreement

WestJet Encore announced today its pilots have voted in favour of a new agreement with 93 per cent of eligible pilots voting. The tentative agreement was negotiated between WestJet Encore and the WestJet Pilots’ Association (WJPA), the association representing its pilots. Voting on the agreement began on December 12, 2015 and ended December 20, 2015. Nearly 275 WestJet Encore pilots ar...

Air Canada Boosts Brisbane Non-Stop Flights to Daily

Air Canada today announced it plans to increase its new non-stop flights from Vancouver to Brisbane, Australia to daily from three times weekly beginning June 17, 2016. “Customer response to our announcement of the only non-stop flights between Canada and Brisbane has been very positive, and we thank federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau for the revised bilateral agreement which enables...

Air Canada and IAMAW Reach New 10-Year Agreement Subject to Ratification on Contract Terms

Air Canada and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) today announced they have reached a new agreement, subject to ratification, on collective agreement terms for ten years. The IAMAW represents 7,500 Air Canada employees who work in technical maintenance and as operational support employees at airports handling baggage and in Air Canada Cargo. &ldq...

Pratt & Whitney Celebrates Bombardier’s Aircraft Certification

Transport Canada has announced the aircraft certification for Bombardier’s C Series, marking a significant milestone for the company and for Pratt & Whitney. “As the sole source engine provider for their C Series aircraft, Pratt & Whitney sends its congratulations to Bombardier on this historic milestone,” said Greg Gernhardt, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial...