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Lufthansa subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) said the first 30 days of Bombardier CS100 commercial operations have gone according to plan, despite minor glitches. The Star Alliance member is the first operator of the C Series.
Air Canada has begun flying members of Canada’s Olympic team back to Canada from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games this evening, with flights arriving at Toronto Pearson airport early in the morning of Tuesday, August 23.
–The world’s last known original 1935 Lockheed Electra L-10E named “Muriel” will make her way home to Atchison this coming Monday, August 15. “Muriel” is the only survivor of the 14 L-10Es built and identical to the plane Amelia and her navigator, Fred Noonan, were flying in 1937 on their attempt to be the first to circle the globe as closely to the equator as possible. Amelia and Fred had been given faulty coordinates for Howland Island, a tiny mile and half spec of land 2556 miles east of Lae, New Guinea. Discovery of the faulty coordinates was made in 1983 by aviatrix Grace McGuire.
On Sunday, August 7th, the CBC Montreal Do Crew was on hand for the Montreal Aviation Museum's Family Fun Day.
NAV CANADA has announced its traffic figures for the month of July 2016 as measured in weighted charging units for enroute, terminal and oceanic air navigation services, in comparison to the last fiscal year.
Cessna Aircraft Company has announced it has completed initial ground engine tests on the Citation Longitude’s Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines, paving the way for first flight of the prototype aircraft in the coming weeks. The test verified the functionality of the engine start, fuel system and auto-throttle as well as interfaces with the avionics, electrical and hydraulic systems.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)  has published a set of proposals to the European Commission for an update of the rules concerning pilots’ medical fitness, as part of its Action Plan following the Germanwings Flight 9525 accident. These rules are contained in so-called Part-MED, which covers aviation safety rules related to the medical aspect and fitness of aircrews.
The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing $2.8 billion on Aug. 18 for KC-46A tanker low-rate initial production.
While the Waterloo Air Show was best known for what it brought to the skies, it also had a strong ground game.
Boeing and ANA (All Nippon Airways) recently celebrated the delivery of the airline's 50th 787 Dreamliner during a ceremony at Boeing's Everett Delivery Center. The milestone marks yet another record for ANA as it becomes the world's first airline to operate 50 787 Dreamliners.
The recently released Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) investigation report (A13Q0098) shows that fuel exhaustion led to the forced landing of a Beechcraft King Air 100 in a field near the St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil Airport, Que. in June 2013. The TSB also identified deficiencies in the pilot's performance and the company's supervision of flights, as well as weaknesses in Transport Canada's (TC) process for approving operators' appointments of operations management personnel and in the regulatory oversight of flight operations.
The 2016 Aerospace, Defence & Security Expo (ADSE) was a quick two days at the Tradex Centre in Abbotsford, B.C. from Aug. 11-12.
The new-age fighter jet once poised to replace Canada's aging CF-18 fleet, but whose ballooning price tag and controversial selection process threw its purchase into doubt, has made its inaugural visit to Canada.
Reports of shots fired at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport Sunday night led to evacuations, grounded flights and some frightening moments for fliers before the reports were later determined to be unfounded.
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. has announce the launch of real-time data services in the People's Republic of China. The undisclosed airline is the first Chinese customer to select data services provided by the Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) on its fleet of CRJ-900 aircraft. This Chinese operator receives their new aircraft with AFIRS already installed from Bombardier as a line-fit option.
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