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July 21, 2015
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WestJet pilots start process for union vote

One of Canada's most iconic airlines could possibly undergo significant change as WestJet pilots are voting this week to decide whether or not to set up a union. >> Read full article

Bombardier struggling with its internal structure

Bombardier is still in the process of sorting out its corporate identity as the aerospace firm continues to win support from investors. >> Read full article

Psychological tests for pilots cannot prevent accidents: experts

Aviation screening programs are under scrutiny after reports a Germanwings co-pilot had a sick note for the day he apparently crashed flight 4U9525 into a mountain. >> Read full article

Airbus CEO doubts pilotless planes will be accepted by public

Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders maintains that technological advancements such as pilotless aircraft will not be the answer for the commercial airline industry. >> Read full article

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Delta Looks West with Focus on Far East

The airline story on the west coast of the US is the build-up of capacity by Delta Air Lines. Seattle-Tacoma is the fastest-growing airport among the Top 20 US airports in July 2015 and Delta Air Lines provides 21% of its total scheduled capacity, reflecting the growing importance of SEA to Delta. With increasing competition from Alaska Airlines, can Delta’s growth turn into profit? Using our market-leading Schedules Analyser and Traffic Analyser, OAG conducts a report on Delta’s plan to rise to the top.
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AVIATION TV: Increasing numbers of wildfires means more aircraft on-scene

In the latest episode of Aviation This Week, Niche TV host Tamar Atik brings you the news on why increasing wildfires due to climate change means more helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft are on-scene; KPMG International’s 2015 aerospace and defense survey results; and Dassault Aviation’s newly added Falcon 8X. >> Learn More…

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Embraer reaches record backlog in Q2

Brazilian-based OEM Embraer's firm order backlog reached US $22.9 billion in Q2, the highest level in the company's history. >> Read full article

Lockheed Martin buying Sikorsky Aircraft for $9 billion

Lockheed Martin said Monday it would buy Sikorsky Aircraft, the helicopter unit of United Technologies Corp. for $9 billion and would review the possible sale of information technology and service businesses. >> Read full article

Aviation enthusiasts flock to Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture 2015

Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisc., is once again home to tens of thousands of aviation enthusiasts as the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual aviation celebration is underway. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Aerospace, Defence & Security Expo

August 6-7, 2015
Location: Abbotsford, B.C. >> More Info

Viking Operators Forum

September 8-10, 2015
Location: Victoria Conference Centre - Victoria, B.C. >> More Info

Sustainability 2015

September 22-24, 2015
Location: Hilton Bonaventure Montreal >> More Info