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Family remembers Alberta pilot who died fighting wildfire as big man with big heart

41-year-old Ryan Gould's helicopter crashed near Haig Lake, 140 kilometres northeast of Peace River, Alberta.

Ottawa working to prevent further wildfire tragedy after deaths

Minister says government is doing everything it can to prevent further tragedy after four recent wildfire-related deaths.

Flight delays at Canadian airlines far outstrip peers in U.S., despite improvements

Statistics from Cirium show Canada's two biggest airlines see a higher proportion of their flights delayed when compared with peers abroad.

Canadians' vacation plans hit by inflation, airline delays

A third of Canadians have changed or cancelled vacation plans due to inflation, according to Leger survey.

British balloonists' transatlantic quest thwarted as troubles force landing in N.L

Two ballooning Brits abandon quest to cross the Atlantic after technical issues force a landing in Newfoundland.

Montreal consortium inks deal to supply sustainable fuel to Air France KLM

The SAF+ Consortium says its fuel deliveries to Air France are slated to start in 2030.

Ottawa reveals conditions for allowing future fossil fuel subsidies

Ottawa is restricting the conditions under which it will allow subsidies to the fossil fuel industry.

Sponsored Spotlight 

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Pearson airport says 10,000 new hires, better technology have improved service

Greater Toronto Airports Authority says 10,000 new employees hired since last summer have helped increase baggage system reliability, cut wait times at security and customs checkpoints, and decreased holds on board aircraft. » 

Families of military members killed in 2020 Cyclone helicopter crash sue manufacturer

Lawyers representing the families of military members killed in an helicopter accident point to design flaw that caused the electronic flight control system to take over control of helicopter, plunging it into the Ionian Sea nose-first. » 
Sponsored Spotlight 

Cost of Flying in Canada Not a Concern for Government

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce joins calls for extension of CEBA repayment deadline

Chamber of Commerce and association coalition call on Ottawa to extend deadline for businesses to repay pandemic loans. » 

British Columbia's record breaking wildfire season, by the numbers

British Columbia's wildfire season is now the most destructive on record, with more than 14,000 square kilometres burned. » 

Forest fire smoke forces delays in Air Inuit services

Forest fires are being blamed after Air Inuit flights along both Nunavik coasts were cancelled multiple times last week. » 

Melfort airport to see repairs to runway

Melfort's airport in northeast Saskatchewan to receive improvements to runway and lights this summer. » 

Australia to buy 20 C 130 Hercules aircraft

Australia plans to buy 20 new C-130 Hercules from the United States in a US$6.6 billion deal. » 

Swiss order hang gliders to stay away, closing air space as firefighters battle forest inferno

Authorities shut airspace over southwestern Switzerland as gliders endanger the work of emergency teams. » 

9 people killed in a plane crash in eastern Sudan as the war reaches the 100 day mark

Civilian plane crashes after take off from eastern Sudan airport, killing nine, including four military personnel. » 


Aviation 101 Workshop for Women, presented by Elevate Aviation and The Ninety-Nines

August 11, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm PST
Location:Chinook Helicopters, Abbotsford Airport, Abbotsford, BC
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Careers in Aviation Expo, West

October 24, 2023
Location: Calgary, AB
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4th annual Canadian Wildfire 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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