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December 30, 2014
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AirAsia QZ8501: The question of live-streaming black box data

International search teams are focusing on the Java Sea as they hunt for more evidence of the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501, a search that includes the aircraft's so-called black box, which holds flight data that would likely explain what caused the flight to deviate from its course. >> Read full article

Quick growth of Asian airlines creates training challenge

Every week, a combined total of 28 new planes roll off the assembly lines at Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer factories – the fastest production rate in the history of commercial aviation. Most of those aircraft feed the insatiable demand in Asia. >> Read full article

Four Canadian flights diverted in 24 hours

What was supposed to be a quick, hour-and-a-half flight out of Toronto Island to Washington, D.C. on Sunday morning was a scare for Farah Ahmed and 65 others aboard a Porter Airlines plane. >> Read full article

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CBAA SMS Program Launches Jan 5th

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Bombardier faces pivotal test in 2015 as CSeries deadline looms

Seventeen years after Bombardier Inc. first mused about building a narrow-bodied jet, the project that has been killed and resurrected twice – now known as the CSeries – is finally scheduled to enter service in 2015, making the year to come one of the most pivotal in the company's history. >> Learn More…


Aviation marks deadly 2014, but safety record improving: IATA

The loss of Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 would cap one of the deadliest years in civil aviation for almost a decade – yet experts say the industry's underlying safety record is improving. >> Read full article

GAL Aerospace Group spreads its wings

Funny business, aviation. When someone asks you to build a shower for their helicopter, you can blink uncomprehendingly and say: "Excuse me?" You say, "Sure how big do you want it?" >> Read full article

FAA's long-awaited UAV, UAS rules almost ready

The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

4th Annual SMS/QA Symposium

Jan. 4-6, 2015
Location: Coronado Resort Walt Disney World - Orlando, Fla. >> More Info

Careers in Aviation Expo

February 7, 2015
Location:Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum - Hamilton, Ont. >> More Info

Safety & Quality Summit

March 23-25, 2015
Location:Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina - Vancouver, B.C. >> More Info

AEA Annual Convention & Trade Show

April 8-11, 2015
Location:Dallas, Tex. >> More Info