FedEx Express, the world’s largest air cargo carrier, has placed a new order for 12 767 freighters and 12 777 freighters. The new airplanes are valued at US$6.6 billion ($8.8 billion Canadian) at list prices.
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Delta Air Lines placed an order to buy 20 Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets and will become the launch customer for the regional aircraft's new cabin design. The order has a list price of around US$961 million, but airlines typically receive large discounts.

Bombardier's new Atmosphere cabin features larger overhead bins and washrooms along with mood lighting and increased cabin connectivity options.

Delta, based in Atlanta, GA, will take delivery of the dual-class aircraft with 70 seats in late 2018, replacing older aircraft models. The planes will fly under the Delta Connection brand.

Delta has a fleet of more than 450 regional aircraft, including 151 CRJ900s operated under several Delta Connection carriers.

Bombardier explains this is the second order for the new CRJ900 cabin in about a month, after American Airlines ordered 15 of the regional jets with options for 15 more planes.
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Vancouver International Airport (YVR) broke ground on a number of capital construction projects to improve its competitive position as a world-class connecting hub. The projects are part of YVR's multi-year expansion plans that will see the airport complete 75 major projects, totaling $9.1 billion over the next 20 years. 

Some of the key projects include building one of the largest GeoExchange systems in Canada, significant terminal expansions, new parking options, and improved vehicle rental facilities.
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Airbus inaugurated its fourth A320 family production line in Hamburg, Germany, leveraging what the company describes as digital technologies and a more flexible industrial setup. The new production line, explains Airbus, will be a key enabler for ramping up its single-aisle program to 60 aircraft per month by mid-2019.
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Air Georgian has ratified a three-year collective bargaining agreement with Unifor, with 91 per cent of members voting in favour of the agreement. Air Georgian and Unifor explain this this first ever contract sets the foundation for a long-term positive working relationship.

Unifor represents 90 of Air Georgian's employees working in maintenance, administration and the flight operations centre at Air Georgian's Toronto and Calgary bases. The agreement is effective as of June 1st, 2018. Air Georgian explains the contract establishes it as a highly competitive employer in the aviation labour market.  

Highlights of the plan, according to Air Georgian and Unifor, include wage increases, performance incentive bonuses, enhanced group benefits and savings programs.

“We pride ourselves in creating the best environment for our employees, and truly believe this is a positive step towards a greater Air Georgian,” said Julie Mailhot, Air Georgian's chief operating officer. “This agreement is industry leading and will support the recruitment and retention of aviation talent at Air Georgian.”

Air Georgian, the longest serving regional partner of Air Canada, operates more than 64,000 regional flights per year on behalf of Air Canada. With bases in Calgary and Toronto, Air Georgian carries close to 2 million passengers per year to 31 domestic and trans-border destinations.
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Rockwell Collins unveiled a new aviation resource management system to help airlines manage aircraft, fuel and cabin crew expenses and enable non-stop global operations. The aviation resource management system (ARMS) is described by the company as a turnkey, cloud-based platform comprised of modules that cover every aspect of an airline’s operations as well as a unified database. It enables operational data to flow and in real time between airline functions.
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At a ceremony in Beijing on June 6, Air China and Air Canada signed the first joint venture agreement between a Chinese and North American airline, deepening the two carriers’ existing partnership. The joint venture will be phased in over the course of the next six months.
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Airbus SE and Bombardier Inc., and Investissement Québec, have agreed to close their previously announced C Series transaction ahead of schedule on July 1, 2018. As a result, Airbus will acquire a majority stake in the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP) initially announced in October 2017. The C Series is a family of jet aircraft primarily produced for the 100- to 150-seat airliner market.
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Embraer has announced the appointment of Ron Baur as Senior Vice President Strategy and Hussein Dabbas as General Manager Special Projects for Middle East & Africa. Both executives will join the Commercial Aviation business unit to strengthen Embraer’s global marketing & sales team and will report to Arjan Meijer, Chief Commercial Officer, effective as of June 4th, 2018.
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The first Boeing 737-800NG aircraft was delivered to Swoop on May 22, marking a milestone as the airline prepares for the launch of operations on June 20, 2018. The Boeing delivery was also a chance for Swoop to show off its new livery, holding a magenta Swoop logo, and magenta accented tailfin and winglets.
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