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Bombardier launches Smart Link service

Bombardier has launched its Bombardier Smart Link service, which will be progressively rolled out for Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft. Smart Link's performance and operations monitoring and reporting services offer Bombardier aircraft operators information and reports that will improve the in-service performance of their aircraft, ensure faster return to service, and ultimately, ena...

World Fuel’s Ascent Brand Debuts in Canada

World Fuel Services (WFS) has begun the expansion of its Ascent-branded FBO network into the Canadian market with the addition of Million Air Vancouver as its first location north of the border. The branding will give the Million Air facility access to WFS’s various customer support initiatives, as well as to the FlyBuys Rewards loyalty program. “The addition of...

CS100 completes flight testing

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that the CS100 aircraft has completed its certification flight testing. Bombardier is currently in the process of finalising the submission of Type Certificate documentation for Transport Canada Approval.   “We have already started to see increased excitement and interest in many communities as our all-new C Series aircraft - the fir...

Air Canada Welcomes Landmark Agreement with its Flight Attendants

Air Canada welcomes confirmation by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) representing approximately 6,500 flight attendants at Air Canada and 700 at Air Canada rouge, that its members have ratified an agreement on collective agreement terms for ten years. “This ten-year landmark agreement with CUPE is a historic development which will help Air Canada achieve its gl...

Bombardier welcomes 5 new Latin airlines to its family of aircraft operators

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today welcomed five Latin American airlines to its family of operators, and congratulated another that has extended its service offerings in the region with Bombardier-manufactured commercial aircraft.  Among the airlines that have joined Bombardier’s growing family of CRJ Series aircraft operators is Rosario, Argentina-based Sol Líneas A&ea...

Quebec to fund its CSeries stake via annual borrowing program

The Quebec government said on Monday its $1 billion investment in a partnership with Bombardier Inc that is aimed at completing the company's CSeries jet program will be financed through the government's annual borrowing program. Bombardier's CSeries passenger jet program is already years late and billions of dollars over budget. In October, the government in Bombardier's h...

Canada Rules Out Jets From Toronto Island Airport

Canada's new government is not planning to reopen an agreement to allow jets to fly out of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, the country's new transport minister said. The owner of Porter Airlines has been pushing to allow jets to be flown from the airport, which is located on a small island near Toronto's central business district. But jets are banned by a tripartite agreement...

TrainingPort Keeps Aviation Personnel Current

Canadian online business aviation training companyTrainingPortis at the NBAA show (Booth N924) to acquaint flight managers with its online source for customized safety training. Based near Vancouver, the company was founded in 2005 by Scott Macpherson, a 25-year corporate aviation pilot and manager. TrainingPort was designed to meet operators’ needs for a straightforward, onli...

Heroux-Devtek Announces Continued Cooperation With Saab AB

Héroux-Devtek Inc., a leading international manufacturer of aerospace products, today announced that its subsidiary Héroux-Devtek UK (formerly APPH Ltd.) has extended its global strategic maintenance agreement with Saab AB, Support & Services, Regional Aircraft (“Saab RA”). The extended agreement further enhances the global maintenance, repair and overhaul (...

Bombardier Centers Offer ACR Electronics Service

Bombardier Business Aircraft is now authorized to perform programming, annual inspections and battery replacement operations of ACR Electronics manufactured Artex equipment at its five North American service centers. The approval applies to all Bombardier Learjets, Challengers and Globals. More than 60 technicianshold the authorization. “We strive to be a total on...

Keystone Air Suspended by Transport Canada

After a Keystone Air flight crash-landed near Thompson, Manitoba, Transport Canada has suspended the airline's operating certificate. Global News reached out to the airline early Tuesday morning but the company was not available for comment. Transport Canada suspended Keystone Air on October 9, which prohibits the company from providing commercial air service. "Keystone Air Servi...

Bombardier’s Challenger 650 receives Canada Certification

Bombardier Business Aircraft is pleased to announce that it was awarded Transport Canada (TC) Certification for its Challenger 650 aircraft. With customer deliveries expected to commence in 2015, the Bombardier Challenger 650 demonstration aircraft will make its North American debut at the National Business Aviation Association conference and exhibition. “This latest milestone is terrific...