Spicing things up

Spicing things up

Air Canada is the new black

Taking to the air

Taking to the air

Most of us are familiar with the Goodyear blimp or MetLife blimp

Here’s looking at you kid

Here’s looking at you kid

Foreign tails are returning to Montreal in a big way.

More than meets  the eye...

More than meets the eye...

When Seneca College set out to find a suitable location to meet its needs

Aireon has announced that they have formally received control from Iridium Communications Inc. of the first Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) payload hosted on an Iridium NEXT satellite. This is a major milestone on the path towards 100 percent global air traffic surveillance. Aireon now begins a rigorous, in-depth testing and validation process, verifying the capability of the ADS-B payloads.
Stemme AG and S-PLANE Automation (Pty) Ltd have announced an agreement to integrate S-PLANE subsystems into the ECARYS ES15 aircraft to create an Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV). A comprehensive solution will be created, including the Ground Control Station, suitable for a variety of mission profiles.
Aireon has announced the successful launch and deployment of the first 10 satellites hosting its space-based automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) system.
Campaigning pilot Jeremy Rowsell has made history by flying a light aircraft more than 500 miles from Sydney to Melbourne, Australia, using conventional fuel blended with 10% fuel manufactured by the U.K.’s Plastic Energy, from plastic waste.
Textron Aviation has announced it has introduced the next generation Garmin G1000 NXi integrated flight deck to its piston product line, including the Cessna Skyhawk 172, Cessna Skylane 182, Cessna Turbo Stationair HD T206, Beechcraft Bonanza G36 and the Beechcraft Baron G58. The state-of-the-art avionics system has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification for Textron Aviation piston aircraft and deliveries are expected to commence soon.
Satcom Direct has announced that SD and Lufthansa Technik are partnering to provide business jet operators with a wide selection of movies and TV shows. Initially available on aircraft equipped with nice HD cabin systems, nicemedia content is delivered via an easy-to-use portable memory device that connects directly to the CMS. No internet connection is required onboard to view the content, and new movies and shows will be added on a monthly basis.
Boom Technology has unveiled the XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator, a subscale prototype of the Boom supersonic passenger airliner. On display for the first time ever at Boom’s Hangar 14 at Centennial Airport, the XB-1, nicknamed “Baby Boom,” will be unveiled this evening at an exclusive VIP event for airline and aerospace executives and media. The XB-1 is the world’s fastest civil aircraft ever made, and it will demonstrate in flight the key technologies for affordable supersonic travel.
BP has announced the creation of a strategic partnership between its BP Ventures and Air BP businesses with Fulcrum BioEnergy, a pioneer in the development and production of low-carbon jet fuel, in which BP will invest $30 million.
On Oct. 2, the public flight of the first electric aircraft made for aerobatics took place in Raron, Switzerland. Air Zermatt pilot Thomas Pfammatter and aerobatic paragliding champion Dominique Steffen, the project founders, together with Sylvain Dolla and Nicolas Ivanoff presented this fascinating project to Swiss and International press and aviation fans.
Thales has announced two milestone agreements with SES. With these agreements, Thales will offer airlines and their passengers FlytLIVE, the most efficient inflight connectivity experience over the Americas. FlytLIVE by Thales will start operating mid 2017 using in-orbit satellites.
Lightspeed Aviation has announced the launch of the Zulu 3 ANR headset. Zulu 3 builds on the performance and features that made the original Zulu and Zulu.2 popular choices for private and professional pilots worldwide, but adds a number of enhancements that result in increased comfort and durability:
Air BP returns to this year’s NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference (SDC2017), being held in Fort Worth, Texas, from 7th-10th February, with the news that its RocketRoute Fuel App is now available on iPhone. Delegates are invited to visit the Air BP Booth 500 to see a demonstration of the app first hand.
Mike Disbrow, president of Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET), has announced that as a result of its asset purchase of C&D Associates in 2016, the company is now producing a line of South Wind replacement heaters under the Janitrol Aero brand.
John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4 - one of the world’s most modern and efficient air terminals - has selected the BEONTRA Operational Terminal Prediction (OTP) tool from Leidos  to help maximize the efficiency of terminal operations following a successful pilot project.
Hartzell Propeller has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a five-blade composite propeller designed specifically for the Piper Aircraft Meridian and Piper's new M500. Hartzell collaborated closely with Piper Aircraft on the STC for the single-engine pressurized turboprops.
AAR has announced it has been selected by Vision Systems to integrate Electronically Dimmable Windows (EDW) solutions for retrofit programs in Asia, Middle East, Africa and North America.
Advent Aircraft Systems, in collaboration with Beechcraft Corporation, has received FAA approval of its advanced-technology GPS/digital anti-skid braking system (Advent eABStm) for installation on Beechcraft King Air B300 series aircraft. This is the first time that a practical anti-skid system has been available for the King Air platform. The STC applies to Beechcraft King Air B300 series aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro Line GPS 4000S or Garmin G1000/430W/530W avionics.    
Installing cameras in the cockpits of commercial airplanes is one subject that would most certainly generate lots of heated debates between proponents and opponents. This is especially true after an incident or accident where knowing what had transpired inside the cockpit seconds or minutes before a catastrophic malfunction or mysterious crash is absolutely crucial in determining the root cause(s) and/or any contributing factor(s).
Larson Electronics continues to experience significant expansion into the film entertainment industry with their latest debut in the new film “Deepwater Horizon”, set to be released in September 2016.
For manufacturers looking to improve productivity and increase their return on investment, POP Avdel has introduced the new ProSert XTN20 blind rivet nut installation tool.
Always on the lookout for new aerial challenges and technical innovations, from Oct. 5-16, Hamilton tested the impact of gravity on the chronometric performance of its mechanical watch movements in a campaign of parabolic flights.
Amadeus has announced the launch of a cutting-edge Travel Intelligence solution for airlines, Amadeus Schedule Recovery, which minimizes disruptions to operations caused by external events such as bad weather or air traffic control congestion.  Amadeus Schedule Recovery serves as a recommendation engine, using data analytics to help quickly and efficiently identify the most critical issues, and act upon them.
With more reports of reckless drone use around airports and aircraft, the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) today commended minister of transport Marc Garneau on the immediate introduction of new interim drone rules.
Minister Garneau announced today an Interim Order which provides safety rules for recreational drone use.
Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. has selected AviationManuals as its preferred Safety Management System (SMS) provider for its clients.
Canada has the highest volume of seaplane operations in the world. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) estimates that in the Vancouver Harbour alone, about 300,000 passengers travel on about 33,000 seaplane flights each year.
In an expansion of their existing partnership, FlightSafety International now will offer Satcom Direct’s AeroIT certification preparation course. AeroIT is the world’s first information technology certification for aviation and equips aircraft technicians, maintenance, IT personnel and crew with vital knowledge of today’s sophisticated airborne communications systems.
Baldwin Aviation has announced a strategic alliance with one of the industry’s leading Aviation Safety consultancies, Safety Operating Systems (SOS). The new collaborative program, BaldwinSOS, provides clients of both firms with a suite of additional a la carte services that further enhances and supports safety.
In its investigation report (A14A0067) released on Friday, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) found that a lack of visual references and low visibility due to weather led to a collision with terrain involving a Piper PA-31 in Grand Manan, New Brunswick. The captain and a paramedic, who was not wearing a seatbelt, sustained fatal injuries. The other pilot and second passenger sustained serious injuries.
Neil Wilson has some big shoes to fill but he certainly has the right attitude and perspective to meet the challenge.
FlightSafety International has announced that it has received Level D qualification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration for two Cessna Caravan aircraft simulators located at its Wichita East Learning Center. The simulators are equipped with Garmin G1000 and Garmin G600 avionics. Qualification by other authorities will be accomplished in accordance with customer requirements.
FlightSafety International continues to augment and redistribute its Cessna aircraft training programs.
Pan Am International Flight Academy and parent company ANA Holdings (Pan Am) is offering a combined training program for pilots seeking to earn both an EASA type rating along with the matching FAA type rating concurrently, at their Miami Training Center and World Headquarters.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs) grew by 3.8% in 2016 compared to 2015. This was nearly double the industry’s average growth rate of 2.0% over the last five years. Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometres (AFTKs), increased by 5.3% in 2016.
NAV CANADA has released its financial results for the three months ended November 30, 2016. The results reflect growth in air traffic volumes as measured by weighted charging units of 5.5 per cent over the same period in the prior fiscal year and demonstrate the Company's continued success in controlling costs and making strategic investments in its core services while maintaining safe and efficient air navigation.
Field Aviation and ASELSAN, a Turkish Armed Forces Foundation Company, are jointly developing a new Special Mission Aircraft platform.
As the WestJet Boeing 737 began its final approach to Vancouver International Airport from Prince George, B.C. last February, young Harlyn was closer to Vancouver’s Children’s Hospital and the specialized treatments she would need.
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has announced the placement of its first 737-800NG passenger-to-freighter converted aircraft with Dublin, Ireland based ASL Aviation Group. The agreement covers the lease of two 737-800NG freighters.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets in August 2016 showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 3.9% year-on-year. Freight capacity measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs) increased by 4.1% over the same period. Load factors remained historically low, keeping yields under pressure.Industry conditions have improved since the particularly soft patch at the start of the year. Carriers in all regions except Latin America reported an increase in year-on-year demand in August. However, regional results varied considerably. For the third time in four months airlines based in Europe posted the highest collective annual growth of all regions, while airlines in the Middle East experienced their slowest growth in more than seven years.
In its investigation report (A15W0069) released Thursday, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) found that during firefighting operations, the aircraft encountered a fire whirl, which led to a loss of control and impact with terrain. The pilot was fatally injured in the accident, which occurred near Cold Lake, Alberta, on May 22. 2015.
Greater Toronto Airways announced on Monday it plans to operate daily scheduled flights from Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport to the Niagara District Airport in St. Catharines.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight demand in June 2016 showing a rise in freight tonne kilometers (FTK) of 4.3% year-on-year. This was the fastest pace of growth in 14 months. Freight capacity measured in available freight ton kilometres (AFTKs) increased by 4.9% year-on-year, keeping yields under downward pressure.
NAV CANADA has announced its traffic figures for the month of June 2016 as measured in weighted charging units for enroute, terminal and oceanic air navigation services, in comparison to the last fiscal year.
Field Aviation has delivered the third of four missionized Challenger aircraft to Cobham Aviation Services. These aircraft are to provide enhanced search and rescue capabilities in support of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) operations, with the first aircraft entering service in August 2016.
Approximately one-third of unionized employees at the Abbotsford-based aircraft maintenance company Cascade Aerospace could be laid off in the coming months.
AAR has signed a long-term, multimillion-dollar agreement with Polish charter carrier Enter Air to provide full power-by-the-hour (PBH) component inventory management and repair services on 19 Boeing 737-series aircraft, including the 737CL and NG.
When it comes to replacement parts, the large OEMs would prefer to have a monopoly on the aftermarket business. But as with any industry, the presence of alternative aftermarket products of comparable, or even better, quality drives down prices. For the aviation industry, this competition comes from smaller independent MROs as well as PMA parts manufacturers.
Associated Air Center (AAC) has received the industry’s first approval for a Boeing 787 Series aircraft Limited Airframe rating from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), authorizing the company to perform composite bolted major repairs and alterations on 787 Series composite aircraft.
AAR has signed a long-term, multimillion-dollar contract to provide power-by-the-hour (PBH) component inventory management and repair services to Dubai-based flydubai. The agreement represents a significant expansion of AAR’s commercial footprint in the Middle East.
Vector Aerospace has announced that it has entered into exclusive Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A engine service agreements with four leading agricultural aviation and aerial firefighting operators in Australia.
Air Canada has announced that it has signed agreements with three of its business partners that will help support the creation of a Western Canada Centre of Excellence for aircraft maintenance activities in the province of Manitoba.
Representatives of the Progressive Air Group and Brant Aero have announced that Progressive Air Group has finalized its acquisition of Brantford, Ont.-based Brant Aero.
Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero’s Large Transport Category, VIP Aircraft Completions Center in Dallas, Texas, has revealed some of its most exclusive interior design concepts for ACJ350 VVIP completions while the company is actively bidding for new wide-body completion contracts with new customers.
StandardAero Business Aviation recently received official confirmation and certification for providing aircraft and engine services in Aruba, expanding the company’s international footprint and investments to more than 40 different countries around the world.  The specific Aruba certification applies to StandardAero’s Houston MRO facility, located at IAH international airport.
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has launched a trial of a new oil analysis technology for aircraft engines that could significantly facilitate proactive maintenance interventions and drive increased aircraft availability. With more than 8,000 PW100 family engines produced and 3,000 regional turboprop-powered aircraft flying, the company is seeking "early adopters" from among its engine customers to participate in the initial launch trial of the innovative oil debris monitoring solution.
Flying Colours Corp. returns to this year’s EBACE in a buoyant mood having confirmed signing the first customer for INAIRVATION’s pre-engineered retro-fit cabin solution for Bombardier Global aircraft types.
Organization: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Division: Provincial Services Division - Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services Branch City: Sault Ste Marie Job Term: 1 Permanent Job Code: 17661 - Air Engineer 3 Job ID: 105691   Are you a self-motivated and team oriented professional looking for a diverse and rewarding career opportunity to utilize your expertise in aircraft maintenance? If so, then consider an exciting opportunity with the Aviation Services maintenance section.  
Highpoint Helicopters operates a fleet of AS350-B2 aircraft primarily from bases in Grande Prairie and Peace River, Alberta. We are currently seeking applications from experienced pilots interested in seasonal employment as Pilot / Base Manager from April through September 2017. The proposed shift schedule is 22/8 (Days) throughout the core season with the relief blocks provided on a pre-scheduled basis. Preference will be given to qualified candidates residing in the Peace Region. Qualified candidates may forward Resume to Daryl Anderson electronically or by standard mail to Highpoint Helicopters Ltd. Box 505, 4811 Telqua Drive, 108 Mile Ranch, B.C. V0K 2Z0. Telephone inquiries from interested candidates also accepted at (250)-706-7731

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