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Five things to know about Ottawa's tightened passenger rights and compensation rules

Key items from a detailed list of proposed reforms to close loopholes relating to paying fees under passenger rights rules.

$20M theft of gold, other items at Pearson likely needed insider knowledge: expert

Expert says theft of more than $20 million in valuables from Toronto Pearson likely required insider knowledge.

Levaero releases Canadian market report

Levaero Aviation releases its inaugural State of the Canadian Market Report summarizing aircraft transactions in 2022.

German plane airlifts 58 Canadians out of Sudan as Canadian plane readies for more

Gen. Wayne Eyre warns that infrastructure to carry out a non-combatant evacuation operation is limited.

Federal strike could push air passenger complaints processing beyond 18 months

Strike by civil servants could mean passengers who filed complaints will face longer processing times.

Small plane crashes into house southwest of Montreal

Two people were in critical condition after small plane crashed into home southwest of Montreal on Friday.

Trudeau told NATO Canada can't meet defence spending target, Washington Post reports

Leaked Pentagon secrets include Justin Trudeau privately telling NATO that Canada would never meet targets.

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Passenger rights overhaul draws criticism from both sides, airlines and advocates

The proposed overhaul of Canada's passenger rights charter earned mixed reviews Monday after Transport Minister Omar Alghabra laid out measures to tighten loopholes to traveller compensation and toughen penalties. » 

WestJet pilots vote in favour of strike mandate, could walk before May long weekend

The Air Line Pilots Association said its 1,600 WestJet pilots can launch a strike as early as May 16 just ahead of the May long weekend, which typically kicks off the summer travel season for thousands of people. » 
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Ottawa provides funding for COPA Flight Safety Foundation project

Bill Blair announces $558,903 in funding for COPA Aviation Academy to enhance pilot training and its accessibility online. » 

Acting head of FAA is leaving

Billy Nolen will leave Federal Aviation Administration this summer, putting pressure on White House to find a replacement. » 

Airport strikes lead to cancellations in Berlin, Hamburg

Employees at Berlin and Hamburg airports staged walkouts on Monday in an ongoing dispute over salary raises. » 

Ohio plane fire puts renewed focus on recurring bird strikes

Shortly after an ordinary takeoff, passengers aboard an American Airlines saw flames shooting out of an engine. » 

One of the last of his generation, Second World War vet in New Brunswick dies

Angus Hamilton, who served as an RCAF radar technician in Southeast Asia during WWII, died at age 100. » 

Tourism booms in Jamaica after pandemic, overwhelms airport

Number of tourists flocking to Jamaica's beaches soared nearly 100% in the first three months of the year. » 

SpaceX giant rocket fails minutes after launching from Texas

SpaceX's giant new rocket blasted off on its first test flight Thursday but failed minutes after leaving launch pad. » 


Girls Take Flight, Oshawa

April 29, 2023
Location: Oshawa Municipal Airport, Enterprise Airlines Hangar

Careers in Aviation Expo

May 6, 2023
Location: WestJet South Bay Hangar, Mississauga, ON

Wings Webinar, The Aircraft Luxury Tax, Tips for buyers and sellers

May 16, 2023
Location: Online, free with registration

Vertical Flight Society Forum 79

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

4th Annual Aerial Firefighting Conference

October 26, 2023
Location: KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence, Kelowna, BC
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ATAC Canadian Aviation Conference and Tradeshow

November 14 – 16, 2023
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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