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February 24, 2015
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Bombardier sets sights on flight test of CS300

After enduring weeks of questions about its future, Bombardier has disclosed that its new equity offering has proven popular with investors and that the larger model of its new CSeries passenger jet is about a week away from a first test flight. >> Read full article

Stress hurting worker productivity

One in four Canadian workers have become ill in the last six months due to workplace stress. >> Read full article

Pilatus delivers the 1,300th PC-12

In a ceremony Monday at Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd.'s facility in Broomfield, Colorado, the Swiss aircraft manufacturer delivered the 1.300th unit of its single engine turboprop PC-12 to California-based Surf Air. >> Read full article

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F-35 procurement woes could disrupt relationships with allies

The widening fallout from a botched program to replace Canada's aging CF-18 fighter jets may be damaging the military's relationship with its international allies. >> Learn More…

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Viking completes contract with Global Aerospace Logistics

Viking Air Ltd. has now officially handed over the final Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft on order for Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL) completing the multi-aircraft purchase contract. >> Read full article

VIH Aerospace adds McGrath as sales/marketing director

VIH Aerospace has announced the hiring of Dave McGrath as the company's director of sales, marketing and business development. >> Read full article

Cooking oil's use in aviation set to grow

Used cooking oil is one of the latest biofuel alternatives used by aviation companies to reduce carbon emissions. But even if it is already used in planes, production will remain insufficient to make a difference on a larger scale. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

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


April 21-26, 2015
Location: Lakeland, Fla. >> More Info