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The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has joined with more than 100 general aviation (GA) organizations in a united front of opposition to H.R. 2997, legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that seeks to privatize the nation’s ATC system.
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Swissport Canada, a subsidiary of Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground and air cargo services to the aviation industry, has signed a contract with Interjet, Mexico’s “high-efficiency” airline, to provide ground handling services for the airline’s operations at Montreal Trudeau International Airport and Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport.
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Aviation enthusiasts celebrated 90 years since Edmonton's Blatchford Field was transformed from a farmer’s field to the gateway to the north.
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There is a maxim in national politics; think global, act local. It appears to have also taken root in Canadian air transport as the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) launches an ambitious strategy to grow Toronto Pearson International Airport into a global mega hub serving as many as 80 million passengers a year, while at the same time, positioning Canada’s busiest airport as the heart of a regional bus and light rail network. The GTAA insists the strategy is two sides of the same coin.
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The virtual control tower grabbed news headlines in Britain this spring, when London City Airport took the wraps off its plan to open the U.K.’s first digital air traffic control (ATC) tower in 2019. Controllers will have a 360-degree view of the airfield – approximately 130 kilometres away. Fourteen high definition cameras, two pan-tilt zoom cameras and sensors will give air traffic controllers a level of detail greater than the human eye, alongside the noise of the airfield.
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About 200 volunteers took part in a mock emergency that involved a fake explosion at Toronto's Pearson International Airport June 3.
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Vancouver International Airport (YVR) continues to be a leader in airport sustainability with the installation of a new state-of-the-art LED lighting system to its airfield leveraging incentives from BC Hydro.
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A new world of mixed reality is emerging and SITA Lab, the research arm of air transport IT provider SITA, is exploring its potential for airlines and airports. Today it released early results of research carried out with Helsinki Airport using Microsoft HoloLens to analyze and manage airport operations in a mixed reality environment.
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SITA Lab, which explores the future of technology in air travel, has unveiled KATE, an intelligent check-in kiosk that will autonomously move to busy or congested areas in the airport as needed, promising to relegate check-in queues to the past.
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On Tuesday, May 16, construction on Runway 05/23 at Toronto Pearson International Airport was completed and the first aircraft to use the rehabilitated surface landed. The runway work, which began on March 28, was a critical infrastructure project, required for the safe operation of the airport today and in the future.
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