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Air China Limited at the end of August released results for the first six months of 2018, ended June 30, 2018. This included a revenue increase of approximately 12 per cent to RMB64.2 billion ($12.4 billion) when compared to the corresponding period in 2017. Operating expenses for Air China increased by 12.5 per cent year over year to RMB59.6 billion ($11.5 billion).
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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s 90-passenger Q400 aircraft configuration received its certification from Transport Canada. The company explains the certification makes the Q400 the first commercial turboprop in the world to reach a 90-passenger capacity.
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Swoop today released its domestic winter schedule covering the period from October 27, 2018, to April 27, 2019. The airline also welcomed its third aircraft for the inaugural flight from Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) to Edmonton International Airport (YEG), departing July 25, 2018, at 7:10 a.m. Service between Edmonton, AB, and Abbotsford, BC, will be offered three-times daily.
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The first production A330neo aircraft visited South and North America during what Airbus describes as a worldwide route-proving flight test exercise. The tour was designed to demonstrate to aviation authorities its compatibility with airports and readiness for airline operations.
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As I take on the role of chair of the Canadian Airports Council, Canada’s airports celebrate 26 years of devolution to local management and operation for National Airports System (NAS) airports and several recent years of tremendous growth for our sector.
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Boeing and Embraer this morning announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a joint venture comprising the commercial aircraft and services business of Embraer. The companies also state they are working to create another defence-focused joint venture around the KC-390 aircraft.
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Swoop today celebrated its inaugural flight from Edmonton International Airport (YEG) to John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM). In addition to this sold-out first flight, Swoop announced Edmonton as its second operational base. The airline has almost fulfilled a week of service at its Eastern Canada base in Hamilton, Ontario, from where service began on June 20.

“Edmonton is a market keen to enjoy the ultra-low-cost fares Swoop provides,” said Steven Greenway, president and CEO, Swoop. “This, along with Edmonton International Airport Authority's support, has meant that we've chosen Edmonton as our second operational base. Swoop, as an Alberta-born organization, is thrilled to be in Edmonton as a second home."

As of October, Swoop will base two of its Boeing 737-800 aircraft in Edmonton resulting in the creation of almost 90 jobs in the region.

“We are happy to welcome Swoop to the Edmonton Metro Region,” said Tom Ruth, president and CEO, Edmonton International Airport. “Edmonton's newest air carrier will provide more flight choices and great value to passengers.”

Today, the airline also launched its inaugural flight from Winnipeg Richardson International airport to Hamilton. Swoop's initial schedule offers service from Abbotsford, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Hamilton and Halifax.
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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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