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New "engine day" one of highlights at OshKosh
July 18, 2012, Oshkosh, Wis. - “As airframe designers and builders, we have direct influence on only two of the four forces of flight,” says Sebastien Heintz, President of Zenith Aircraft Company. “We work on drag and lift; thrust is on the other side of the firewall.”
Heroux Devtek sells part of its business for $300 million
July 17, 2012, Montreal - Quebec aerospace manufacturer Heroux-Devtek Inc. is selling about one-third of its business to an American company for $300 million in cash to focus on its landing gear division in a deal that sent the company's stock soaring on Tuesday.
NORAD intercepts unresponsive jet near Quebec City
July 17, 2012, Toronto - Two Canadian fighter jets intercepted a commercial airliner near Quebec City on Monday after the Toronto-bound aircraft did not respond to radio communication.
Machinist union objects to Hawker Beechcraft deal
July 17, 2012, Wichita, Kan. - Hawker Beechcraft efforts to enter into exclusive talks with a Chinese firm for the $1.79 billion sale of its civilian aircraft operations ran into opposition Monday in bankruptcy court from its machinists union amid fears about the deal's impact on national security as well as worker pensions.
Chorus Aviation set to expand in Halifax
July 17, 2012, Halifax - A $16.5-million funding package from the Nova Scotia government helped influence Chorus Aviation Inc.'s decision to keep its Halifax heavy maintenance base open over its London, Ont., facility, the president of the airline operator said Monday.
Ledcor to acquire Arctic Sunwest Charters
July 17, 2012, Vancouver - The Ledcor Group of Companies announced today that it has concluded a definitive agreement to purchase the business and assets of Arctic Sunwest Charters, based in Yellowknife, NT. The sale is subject to the customary conditions including regulatory approvals.
CAP youth expands horizons through Air Cadet exchange
July 17, 2012, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. - Fifty-seven cadets from 33 Civil Air Patrol wings and their 16 adult escorts will help foster goodwill July 14-Aug. 1 as they participate in the International Air Cadet Exchange, an annual networking event for aviation-minded young people from across the globe.
Bombardier concludes successful Farnborough Airshow
July 13, 2012, Farnborough, U.K. - Bombardier Aerospace today concluded a successful week at the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow, where it had the opportunity to connect with business and commercial aircraft customers from around the world and announced up to $3.27 billion in firm orders and other commitments for its Q400 NextGen, CRJ and CSeries aircraft.
Air Transat named world's best leisure airline: survey
July 13, 2012, Farnborough, U.K. - Air Transat was named World’s Best Leisure Airline at the Skytrax annual World Airline Awards, held on July 12 at the Farnborough International Airshow, near London.
United Airlines orders 150 Boeing 737s to replace aging fleet
July 12, 2012, Dallas, Tx. - United Airlines is buying 150 Boeing 737s, planning to use them to replace older planes that are not as fuel efficient.