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December 8, 2015
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Bombardier C Series relaunch rides on AirBaltic bailout

Sleek in blue and white livery under a hangar spotlight at Riga airport, a single Bombardier C Series jet symbolizes a rebirth for both the Latvian flag carrier and the OEM. >> Read full article

Boeing, Canadian airline industry partner on biofuel project

Boeing, the University of British Columbia (UBC), and SkyNRG, with support from the Canadian aviation industry and other stakeholders, are collaborating to turn left over branches, sawdust and other forest-industry waste into sustainable aviation biofuel. >> Read full article

Hope Air celebrates a key milestone

Hope Air, the national charity that arranges free flights for Canadians who are in financial need and must travel to get health care, has celebrated its 100,000th flight. >> Read full article

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Great Expectations

Are airlines purposely altering their times to better their on-time performance (OTP)? Take a look at how OTP is measured with OAG’s Great Expectations report, a whitepaper looking into airline schedules and the theory of 'padding'. Using OAG Flight Status and OAG Schedules Analyser, two powerful tools used to measure on-time performance and analyse and extract information from airlines, we examine the different methods used to predict scheduling and whether airlines are really changing expectations. >> Learn More

 Featured News 
Aviation This Week

AVIATION TV: Toronto Island airport will not expand

In today’s episode of Aviation This Week, Niche TV host Tamar Atik brings you the news on the Liberal government’s decision to not expand Toronto Island’s Billy Bishop airport; the 2015 World Aviation Forum’s focus on climate and terror; and CHC Helicopter’s collaboration with two other firms to improve safety on offshore oil installations.

PLUS: A peek at Helicopters writer Paul Dixon’s feature of Calgary-based Eagle Copters. >> Learn More…

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Business aviation operations translates into big economic gains for Canadians

CBAA’s updated Economic Impact Study shows not only the total economic impact of business aviation, but also shows how the operation of ONE business aircraft in Canada makes a huge impact on the economy, contributing to a total of 12.4 person-years of employment, $820,000 in wages, $1.4 million in GDP and $2.9 million in economic outputs, per aircraft, per annum!

For more about the economic impact of business aviation, including a provincial and territorial breakout, read the updated study here. >> Learn More


ICAO notes International Civil Aviation Day

The Council President of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, and ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu, issued a joint statement on the occasion of International Civil Aviation Day 2015. >> Read full article

CHC offering early bird discounts for Safety & Quality event

CHC Helicopter is offering discounts for early registration to the 12th annual Safety & Quality Summit, one of the world's premium aviation safety events. >> Read full article

Wilson joins Innotech-Execaire team

Innotech Aviation has announced that Andrew Wilson, Western Sales Manager, has joined the company. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

U.S. Sport Aviation Expo

January 22, 2016
Location: Sebring Airport, Sebring, Florida >> More Info

CHC Safety & Quality Summit

April 2-6, 2016
Location: Westin Bayshore Resort Vancouver, B.C. >> More Info

Careers in Aviation Expo

April 9, 2016
Location: Porter Airlines, Toronto Billy Bishop Airport Toronto, Ont. >> More Info

Careers in Aviation Expo

May 14, 2016
Location: WestJet Campus, Calgary, Alta. >> More Info