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November 4, 2014
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Two boys sue Malaysia Airlines for loss of father: MH370

Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago. >> Read full article

Wanted: 500,000 pilots for China aviation gold rush

China's national civil aviation authority says the country will need to train about half a million civilian pilots by 2035, up from just a few thousand now, as wannabe flyers chase dreams of landing lucrative jobs at new air service operators. >> Read full article

Celebrating 100 years of commercial aviation

The first powered flight, the Wright brothers' wobbly jaunt at Kitty Hawk, N.C., in December 1903, flew a shorter distance that the wingspan of a Boeing 747 – 120 feet in 12 seconds. But of such piddly hops are great enterprises born. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 
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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo device deployed too soon

A space tourism rocket broke apart in flight over California's Mojave Desert after a device to slow the experimental spaceship's descent deployed too soon, U.S. federal investigators said.
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Bombardier puts Q400 plant in Russia on hold

Bombardier inc. has put on hold a US$3.4-billion plan to build up to 100 Q400 turbo props in Russia due to the political situation there. >> Read full article

Air Canada pilots ratify new agreement with the airline

Air Canada pilots have ratified the new agreement recently negotiated with the airline. >> Read full article

Discovery Air Services deploys A-4N fleet for German Armed Forces

Discovery Air Inc. has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Discovery Air Defence Services Inc., has begun the deployment of its significantly upgraded, glass cockpit-advanced A-4N fleet to Wittmund, Germany, to begin its contract with the German Armed Forces. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

ATAC Annual General Meeting & Trade Show

November 17-19, 2014
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Westin Bayshore Hotel & Resort >> More Info

AIAC 2014 Canadian Aerospace Summit

November 18-19, 2014
Location: Ottawa Convention Centre >> More Info

International Council of Air Shows Annual Convention

December 8, 2014, to December 11, 2014
Location: Las Vegas, Nev. >> More Info