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Longview Aviation temporary suspended the production of Dash 8-400 and Series 400 Twin Otter Aircraft

Longview Aviation Capital Corp., parent company of De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited and Viking Air Limited, announced the immediate suspension of manufacturing operations for new production Dash 8-400 aircraft at De Havilland’s Downsview facility in Toronto, and new production Series 400 Twin Otter aircraft at Viking’s facilities in Victoria, BC and Calgary, Alberta. Producti...

4G cabin connectivity for new Bombardier Learjet fleet

Bombardier is bringing faster connectivity to its in-service Learjet fleet.  Bombardier is now offering customers the high-performance 4G in-cabin Wi-Fi system as a retrofit for in-service Learjet 40, Learjet 45, Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft. Customers can have the system installed at all Bombardier Service Centres and Authorized Service Facilitie...

World Most Delivered Super Mid-size Business Jet - Bombardier Challenger 350

For the sixth consecutive y ear Bombardier Challenger 350 is world’s most delivered business jet in the super mid-size segment. In 2019, 56 deliveries and a 44-per-cent share of the super mid-size segment. “The Challenger 350 aircraft offers customers the complete package – superior comfort, performance, reliability and value, all in a sing...

NAC to be first customer for Dash 8-400 classic overhead bin extension

Nordic Aviation Capital will be the launch customer for the Classic Overhead Bin Extension Solution for the Dash 8-400 aircraft. Under this agreement, De Havilland Canada will be the exclusive supplier of all future Dash 8-400 aircraft classic bin extension modifications for Nordic Aviation Capital's fleet. The cost-efficient and environmentally friendly solution provides additional stowage vo...

10th Anniversary of Series 400 Twin Otter First Flight

Viking Air celebrated the 10th anniversary of the inaugural flight of its Series 400 Twin Otter and recognizing a significant milestone in the company’s Twin Otter production program. Ten years ago, Viking’s first production Series 400 Twin Otter, Manufacturer’s Serial Number (MSN) 845, took its maiden flight in the skies above the company’s final aircraft as...

De Havilland Canada Team on the Way to Singapore Airshow 2020

De Havilland Canada is ready to reaffirm its commitment to customers in the Asia-Pacific region during the upcoming Singapore Airshow. A Dash 8-400 aircraft, which is one of two recently delivered to leasing company TrueNoord, will be a feature of the airshow's static display. The aircraft is configured with 86 seats and will be operated by PAL Express, an airline under the bann...

Bombardier donates Global 7500 flight test vehicle to Centennial College Dedicated Centre for Aerospace and Aviation

Centennial College announced that it is renaming its Centre for Aerospace and Aviation at Downsview Park to “The Bombardier Centre for Aerospace and Aviation” and is receiving a Bombardier Global 7500 flight test vehicle for training purposes. “As the global demand for aerospace technicians and technologists continues to grow, the strategic advantage of Bombardi...

Canadian approval received for Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems Bell 407 Helicopters

Astronics Corporation announced that an amended Supplemental Type Certificate has been approved by Transport Canada Civil Aviation for its Max-Viz 1400 and 1200 Enhanced Vision Systems on Bell 407 helicopters. Astronics expects that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) validation will follow within six months. Astronics obtained the approval for its MaxViz 1...

YYC Calgary International Airport - High-tech, low-carbon concrete project

A major new installation at YYC Calgary International Airport! The new deicing pad, the East Deicing Apron, was built with CarbonCure Technologies' reduced-carbon concrete in August and September of 2019. The first airplanes started using the facility just weeks ago. New deicing pad made with CarbonCure Concrete, reducing 160 tonnes of carbon, equivalent to 209 acres o...

Air Canada becomes Official Airline of Cirque du Soleil

Air Canada and Cirque du Soleil announced an exclusive partnership designating Air Canada as Official Airline for Big Top and Arena shows for Canada, the U.S., Europe, and select countries around the world. As the most recent major international marketing sponsorship for the airline, the multi-year agreement will see the two brands bringing th...

FAA Certification granted to Bombardier Global 5500 and Global 6500 Jets

Two latest additions of Bombardier of Global family, the Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets, received FAA certification.“This latest milestone is terrific news and starts a new chapter in our Global family story,” said Michel Ouellette, Senior Vice President, Program Management and Engineering, Bombardier Aviation. “With th...

HK Bellawings took delivery of first Bombardier Global 6500 aircraft

HK Bellawings Jet Limited took delivery of first Bombardier Global 6500 aircraft! This annoncement follows the Global 6500  recent entry-into-service on September 24, 2019, and its public debut at NBAA-BACE.  “The Global 6500 aircraft is the aircraft of choice for thriving business jet management companies such as HK Bellawings,” s...