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Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has announced the Gulfstream G500 and G600 aircraft continue to demonstrate their unmatched performance excellence, maturity and reliability with tandem city-pair records from Asia to North America. The sister aircraft flew together, each accomplishing the records in their respective weight classes.
Honeywell has introduced a new flight data monitoring iPad application for helicopter operators equipped with Sky Connect Tracker III systems. Operators can use the Sky Connect Flight Data Monitoring app to configure the Tracker III flight data alerting and recording systems, which support safety programs aligned with new helicopter air ambulance regulations.
Harald Wilhelm, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Airbus, has decided to leave the Company in 2019 in agreement with the Board of Directors.
Boeing and the Lufthansa Group have completed an order for four more 777 airplanes, valued at $1.4 billion at list prices. The purchase is part of the aviation company's plans to modernize its fleet with newer widebody airplanes.
Bombardier Business Aircraft and Duncan Aviation have announced they have collaboratively received Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for the Gogo AVANCE L5 system on Challenger 300 and Challenger 600 series aircraft. The AVANCE L5 system can also be installed as a retrofit option on Challenger 300 and Challenger 600 series aircraft at any of Bombardier's five FAA Diamond award-winning service centres in North America and at Duncan Aviation's three MRO facilities as well as several of Duncan Aviation's Satellite locations. The 4G Wi-Fi system is now available on new Challenger series aircraft, which are equipped with Bombardier's exclusive HD Cabin Management System to provide an unparalleled audio experience with crystal-clear sound through integrated sidewall speakers - exclusive in its class.
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has had no clearly articulated policy pertaining to the assessment of taxable benefits for the personal use of corporate aircraft by an employee or shareholder since September 30, 2012, when it cancelled Interpretation Bulletin IT-160R3. This became especially problematic in 2015, when the CRA initiated a national audit project in this regard.
What does Crew Resource Management mean to Canadian operators and business aviation? How are new Transport Canada regulations going to affect our business? These are two questions on the minds of corporate aviation companies.
I am excited to begin contributing to Wings magazine and have the opportunity to discuss our aviation industry with all of you. It is my goal with this column to present important industry issues with to you and to generate discussion so we can further promote and enhance aviation in Canada. I plan on presenting an overview of current and future industry trends to help us understand our place in the world of aviation.
While a proposed Chinese import tariff on U.S.-built, large-cabin business jets is causing concern south of the border, just as the sector is emerging from an extended economic downturn, Canadian business jet sales and leasing could be impacted by proposed tax changes from the Canada Revenue Agency.
In early January, the Eastern Seaboard was hit by a severe snowstorm, resulting in 1,000 flight cancellations and 140 aircraft diversions at New York’s JFK airport. The disruptions lasted for two days, leaving passengers stranded, some with lost luggage and no flight information.
The domestic ultra low-cost market is only beginning and already global long-haul airlines are taking aim at Canada. Whereas the first generation of low-cost airlines like Southwest and WestJet grabbed market share from legacy carriers, today's ultra low-cost carriers (ULCC) will largely target new passengers who previously stayed home or found vacation alternatives to avoid pricey air travel.
More than 75 students from across Western Canada and 120 people in total turned out for an inspiring Careers in Aviation Expo in Edmonton, Alberta, held within the recently built – 2012 – hangar and facility of Aurora Jet Partners. Following a record-breaking Careers in Aviation (CIA) Expo held three weeks earlier in Toronto, this was the first time the daylong conference took place in Edmonton, thanks in large part to the support and location provided Morningstar Group, which includes Aurora Jet as well as Morningstar Air Express and Signature Flight Support.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for March 2018 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 9.5%, compared to the same month a year ago, the fastest pace in 12 months. Capacity (available seat kilometers, or ASKs) grew 6.4% and load factor climbed 2.3 percentage points to 82.4%, which set a record for the month, following on the record set in February. All regions except for the Middle East posted record load factors.
On Tuesday, May 8, WestJet pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), will hold their first informational picketing event near the WestJet Campus in Calgary, as they press management to focus on completing the pilots' first contract following more than eight months of negotiations.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that it has signed a firm order for 15 new CRJ900 regional jets with American Airlines, Inc. ("American"). The purchase agreement also includes options on an additional 15 CRJ900 aircraft. Based on the list price of the CRJ900 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$ 719 million.
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