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WestJet adds De Havilland MRO for Dash 8-400

De Havilland to manage component MRO services for Encore's fleet of Dash 8-400 aircraft.

Raytheon, Pratt & Whitney complete first engine run for Dash 8 hybrid-electric demonstrator

Quebec facility makes initial run of hybrid engine for De Havilland Dash 8-100 demonstrator, expected to fly in 2024.

Porter looks to attract a new customer base with countrywide route expansion

Route and frequency expansions aim to fill gap with high-value economy experience across North America.

Defence Department receives approval to spend $7B on 16 F 35s: sources

Canada prepares to spend $7 billion on 16 F-35A Lighting II fighter jets and related gear.

Fast Air begins charter service at Abbotsford International Airport

Winnipeg based operator begins services at CYXX with refurbished King Air turbo prop.

Canada not sending fighter jets to Europe next year as Air Force rearms, regroups

For the first time since 2017 Canadian CF-18s will be absent from the skies over Europe.

Snowstorm over southern B.C. halts flights at Vancouver airport

YVR temporarily suspends incoming flights and holds many departing planes at their gates.


Transport Canada Needs to Remove its Blinders

The hardline one-size-fits-all position taken by TCCA in not considering current pilot shortages in refusing to push back the implementation date for new fatigue management aviation will have a catastrophic impact on the aviation industry in Canada.

What will the Minister and the Department do when faced with the inevitable serious cuts in service to indigenous and other remote communities across Canada?

Stubbornly standing firm on a decision taken in entirely different circumstances demonstrates either a complete lack of appreciation of the state of industry or even worse, an indifference. This is unacceptable. » Learn more

Embraer E195-E2 and E190-E2 receive Type Certification in Canada

Embraer’s E195-E2 and E190-E2 commercial jets earn Type Certification from Transport Canada, as Porter Airlines prepares to take delivery of its first of 50 E195-E2s on order. » 

High travel demand and ticket prices narrow Transat losses in Q4

Parent company of Air Transat reports Q4 net loss of $126M, but CFO says results show positive momentum to reach financial potential as travel demand continues rise. » 

German lawmakers OK defense purchases that include F 35 jets

Series of defense procurement projects includes purchase of Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets. » 

US Air Force grounds entire B 2 fleet after emergency landing

In-flight malfunction forced emergency landing at Whiteman Air Force Base where it caught on fire. » 

Twitter changes rules over account tracking Elon Musk's jet

Elonjet account uses publicly available data to track private jet. » 

Dozens hurt in turbulent Hawaii flight, 11 seriously

36 people injured, including 11 seriously, during severe turbulence on flight from Phoenix. » 

'Terrifying': Air passenger recounts crashing into ceiling

Passengers of Hawaiian Airlines Flight 35 describe turbulence that sent 20 to hospital. » 

52 year old man from Switzerland dead after plane crash near Labrador airport

Piper PA-46 Malibu crashed near airport servicing Happy Valley-Goose Bay. » 


HAI Heli-Expo 2023

March 6 – 9, 2023
Location:Atlanta, GA

Pathways to Net Zero, OAC's 5th Annual Research & Technology Event

March 27 – 28, 2023
Location:Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel
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Vertical Flight Society Forum 79

May 16 – 18, 2023
Location:West Palm Beach, FL