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New firefighting planes sought across the warming planet are on their way, with a little delay

De Havilland provides update on production of a workhorse plane that is eagerly awaited in Europe to combat wildfire.

Ottawa aims to shed more light on how well airports are working as travel ramps up

Government moves to bolster accountability at airports with legislation to access more information on performance.

Canadian North donates $21,000 to Arctic Children and Youth Foundation

Inuit-owned airline provides donation to organization co-founded in 2003 by Governor General Mary Simon.

Spirit Aerosystems, major airlines supplier, suspends plant operations after labor contract rejected

Major supplier to world's largest aircraft manufacturers suspends operations at Kansas plant after workers authorize strike.

Lytton, B.C., sues CN, CP rail and Transport Canada over 2021 fire that razed village

Village of Lytton and Thompson-Nicola Region sue two railways and Transport Canada over 2021 wildfire.

New Zealand leader's plane so prone to breakdowns he takes a backup on China trip

Betty, an aging 757, is so prone to breakdowns that officials sent empty backup to ensure PM didn't get stranded in China.

Argentine dictatorship's `death flight' plane returned home for a historical reckoning

Skyvan is first plane ever proven in a court to have been used by Argentina’s junta to hurl political detainees to their deaths.

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‘Mentor to everyone’: Captain killed in Chinook crash was loyal husband, dad, friend

Canadian Armed Forces pilots Captain Marc Larouche and Captain David Domagala were killed on June 20 when a Chinook crashed into the Ottawa River during a nighttime training flight.. » 

WestJet CEO pledges fares will not rise due to airline merger

Alexis von Hoensbroech says bringing Swoop and Sunwing under WestJet's banner won't lead to higher airfares, since integrating the discount carriers will also tamp down costs and provide more flexibility. » 
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Air Transportation Accountability Act Tabled

The Minister has just tabled a new piece of legislation, Bill C-52, the Air Transportation Accountability Act. Bill C-52 aims for greater transparency and accountability in the air transportation sector by establishing requirements respecting the provision of information to the Minister of Transport by airport operators, air carriers and any entity providing flight-related services.

Unfortunately, absent from this bill are measures that the industry has long been asking for, that is the enshrinement of safety data protection, an ICAO and world-recognized concept that aims to achieve commercially sensitive safety improvements that are safety data driven. » Learn more

Quebec wildfire smoke causes widespread smog warnings, grounds some water bombers

Smoke from the wildfires burning across northern Quebec on Monday forced the grounding some water bombers. » 

Want a climate friendly flight? It's going to take a while and cost you more

Going green may cost you more when flying and it's going to take a while for the strategy to take off. » 

Denmark to start the training of Ukrainian pilots on F 16s

Denmark said Monday that the training of Ukrainian pilots on F-16 jets has started. » 

US aircraft carrier makes Da Nang port call as America looks to strengthen ties with Vietnam

USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier and two guided missile cruisers make rare port call in Da Nang. » 

Arctic and global security top agenda as Trudeau meets Nordic leaders in Iceland

Arctic security and Russia's invasion of Ukraine top of mind as Trudeau arrived in Iceland for two-day summit. » 

11 passengers injured evacuating Cathay Pacific jet after aborted takeoff in Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific jetliner aborted takeoff at Hong Kong International and 11 passengers were injured while evacuating. » 

Lean green flying machines in Paris, heralding transport revolution

A look at Volocopter plans to grow its eVTOL presence in Europe. » 


2023 CBAA Convention and Exhibition

July 11 – 13, 2023
Location: Calgary, AB

Careers in Aviation Expo, West

October 24, 2023
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4th Annual Aerial Firefighting Conference

October 26, 2023
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ATAC Canadian Aviation Conference and Tradeshow

November 14 – 16, 2023
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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