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FLYHT names Heale new CFO
Sept 16, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta – FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. has announced the retirement of its Chief Financial Officer, Thomas French, CGA, effective September 15. The Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Nola Heale, CA as the new CFO effective September 15. French will remain with the company until December 31, to assist in the transition and complete projects for the board.
World passenger symposium will highlight key trends
Sept 16, 2014, Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) will host the fourth annual World Passenger Symposium (WPS 2014 ), October 15-17 in San Diego, Calif. More than 700 high-level delegates from airlines, global distribution systems and travel technology providers, airports and travel management companies are expected to attend the event.
Documentary on iconic Mosquito promises plenty of bite
Sept 16, 2014 – A labour of love, both in front of and behind the camera, is nearing the finish line in Victoria. After five years of filming, Gaining Altitude — A Mosquito Reborn, is now in its post-production phase with an expected completion date in November 2014.
Bombardier's BizAv jets set to ride the JetWave
Sept. 16, 2014 - Bombardier Business Aircraft will be the launch business aircraft manufacturer for Honeywell Aerospace's JetWave Ka-Band satellite connectivity system. Honeywell's JetWave hardware exclusively supports Inmarsat's forthcoming Jet ConneX (JX) service which, when it goes live in 2015, will provide business jet passengers with high-speed, in-flight connectivity virtually anywhere in the world. Bombardier will be the first business aviation manufacturer to equip JetWave and plans to offer the technology across the Global 5000, Global 6000, Global 7000 and Global 8000 platforms. A retrofit offering will also be available for all Global aircraft currently in service.
Air Canada opens contract talks with pilots
Sept. 15, 2014, Montreal - Air Canada is moving to begin contract negotiations with its pilots union early in hopes of avoiding the acrimony that marked the last round talks that ended up being eventually settled by a federal arbitrator.
WestJet introduces new fees for checked bags
Sept. 15, 2014, Calgary - WestJet is now charging economy-fare customers $25 for their first checked bags on flights within Canada and to the U.S.
New KA 350 props begin FAA certification testing
Sept. 15, 2014, Seattle, Wa. - Raisbeck Engineering's latest development in swept-blade propeller technology, the new Composite Swept-Blade 5-way Propeller for the Beechcraft King Air 350 series, has begun FAA certification flight testing at Boeing Field, Seattle, Wash. The Raisbeck/Hartzell team completed all ground and flight vibration and governor output pressure surveys on Sunday, Sept. 7.
U.S. military takes possession of IBC's UAVs
Sept. 15, 2014, Vancouver - BC Advanced Alloys Corp. has successfully delivered several unmanned aerial system (UAS) demonstration articles manufactured using IBC's proprietary Beralcast technology.
FAA scorns British Airways for serious safety breech
Sept. 15, 2014, Dallas, Tx. - Regulators say that British Airways violated safety rules by shipping an oxygen generator on an American Airlines flight from London to Dallas, and they are seeking to fine BA $195,000.
Air France strike wipes out many global flights
Sept. 15, 2014, Paris, Fra. - At least half of Air France flights around the world were cancelled Monday as pilots kicked off a weeklong strike, angry that the company is shifting jobs and operations to a low-cost carrier to better keep up with rivals.