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Court greenlights class action lawsuit against Bombardier

Judge authorized shareholders class action against Bombardier over claims plane maker presented false financial picture.

Flying taxis, drones spark high hopes and worries among Canadians

New report shows Canadians feel both "optimism and concern" over the prospect of flying cars and drones in cities.

12 people injured after Qatar Airways plane hits turbulence on flight to Dublin

Eight people hospitalized.when Qatar Airways plane flying from Doha to Dublin on Sunday hit turbulence.

‘Sheer terror’: Passengers describe turbulence-hit flight that put 20 in intensive care

Singapore Airlines flight descended sharply after hitting severe turbulence, killing one person.

Singapore Airlines tightens cabin safety after turbulence killed one, injured dozens

Airline will halt meal services and get all cabin crew to buckle up when planes fly through turbulence.

WestJet turning to used plane market to offset Boeing delivery delays: CEO

WestJet has its eye on a number of used aircraft it hopes to add to its fleet to offset Boeing delays.

WestJet planning new fare category for travellers willing to forgo carry-on bag

Calgary airline plans to launch a new cheaper fare for those willing to travel without a carry-on.

Australian police arrest a man accused of running naked through an airliner

Man knocked down a flight attendant and forced the plane to turn back.

Defunct Lynx Air selling off life jackets, oxygen masks in bid to recoup losses

Lynx tries to recoup a portion of the losses it suffered before filing for creditor protection.

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Airline prices, concentration key concerns driving Competition Bureau scrutiny

Market concentration, higher prices and a mounting tally of customer complaints are fuelling a Competition Bureau study into Canada’s airline industry. » 

Scenes from the 2024 CIA Expo at Porter Airlines’ new Ottawa hangar

More than 580 people, including over 400 attendees, gathered at the Careers in Aviation Expo, held this year at Porter Airlines’ new aircraft maintenance hangar at CYOW. » 
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Fort Nelson, B.C., evacuees heading home after being forced to flee wildfires

Residents in Fort Nelson are able to go home after being evacuated for more than two weeks due to wildfires. » 

CAE's defence business takes $700M hit as fixed-price contracts drag down earnings

Simulator maker on Wednesday announced a $568-million "goodwill impairment" for defence business. » 

RCAF 100th anniversary celebration welcomes community to Medley Terminal

Visitors enjoyed a barbecue lunch while engaging with the military community in Cold Lake. » 

Nobody hurt after plane's engine catches fire at Chicago O'Hare airport

A United commercial airliner's engine caught fire Monday and aborted takeoff. » 

American Airlines retreats after blaming a 9-year-old for not seeing a hidden camera

Court filing said a 9-year-old girl should have noticed camera taped to the seat of airplane lavatory. » 

Police say two people killed in plane crash near Squamish

Mounties say two people have died following a plane crash near Squamish, B.C. » 

Six skydivers and a pilot parachute to safety before small plane crashes

Plane that crashed early Saturday afternoon in Missouri was flying a skydiving mission. » 

Boeing's 1st astronaut flight now set for June after a review of small leak on new capsule

Boeing and NASA said Friday that intensive reviews indicate the Starliner capsule can fly. » 

Residential school plane crash victim memorial a step closer

Winnipeg is closer to erecting a permanent memorial of accident five decades ago. » 

Preholiday travel breaks the record for the most airline travelers screened at US airports

A record was broken ahead of the Memorial Day weekend for the number of screened travellers. » 


CBAA 2024 Convention

June 18 – 20, 2024
Location: LUX FBO, Montreal Metropolitan Airport, Saint-Hubert, QC

Canadian General Aviation Expo

September 7, 2024
Location: Holiday Inn Burlington, ON

Ontario Aircraft Maintenance Conference

October 2 – 3, 2024
Location:Mississauga, ON

5th annual Canadian Wildfire Conference

October 17, 2024
Location: KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence, Kelowna, BC

Careers in Aviation Expo, West

October 29, 2024
Location: Edmonton, AB

ATAC 90th Canadian Aviation Conference and Tradeshow

November 5 – 7, 2024
Location: Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, BC