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November 11, 2014
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Embezzler arrested for trying to scam Gulfstream for $8.5 million

An embezzler who spent time in federal prison was arrested last week in a scheme to steal at least $8.5 million from Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. to finance a lavish lifestyle, the FBI said. >> Read full article

AC crash landing much worse than initially reported

Amid the smoke, the sparks and the beeping alarms, the 71 passengers of Air Canada Express Flight 8481 scrambled out after the plane made an emergency landing at Edmonton International Airport last week. >> Read full article

Canada will buy at least four F-35s: Pentagon briefing

In back-channel dealings, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government has been secretly seeking early delivery of four F-35 deep-strike warplanes as part of a firm commitment to buy more while officially maintaining it is abiding by an open and transparent evaluation of Canada's combat aircraft needs. >> Read full article

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Bombardier shopping CSeries to potential U.S. clients

Canada's Bombardier Inc. has been showing its new medium-range CSeries jet to potential U.S. buyers as its test program advances after a summertime halt due to an engine problem.
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CBAA Urges Ontario to “Ground the Tax”

The Canadian Business Aviation Association has given its full support to the Ontario “Ground the Tax” petition campaign launched earlier this month, calling for a moratorium on the 148% aviation fuel tax hike, pending meaningful consultation and a full study of its adverse impact on Ontario’s economy.

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New airport cargo terminal will boost Hamilton's economy

Politicians and executives gathered at Hamilton airport last week to do an official groundbreaking for the new $12-million cargo terminal they hailed as a job creator for the region. >> Read full article

NACC supports "Ground the Flight Tax" campaign

The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) welcomes the launch of the "Ground the Flight Tax" petition campaign calling on the Federal Government to halt the 148 per cent increase to the province's aviation fuel tax. >> Read full article

WestJet to reduce fares by 15% on several routes

WestJet said last week that it will slash fares for economy passengers on several routes by as much as 15 per cent. >> 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