WestJet ratifies five-year agreement with AMEs

Ninety-three per cent of the 688-membership Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Association (AMEA) have voted in favour of a five-year agreement with WestJet. The agreement, which will begin on May 1, 2019, recognizes the value of WestJet AMEs and technicians and their dedication to safety. The agreement will remain in place until 2024. “WestJet is pleased at […]

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NRC and Airbus collaborate to improve air passenger experience

A National Research Council of Canada (NRC) multidisciplinary team is studying human responses to the airline cabin environment and the impact of new design concepts and emerging technologies on air travellers and crew to understand how people interact with the controlled air travel environment. The NRC is in the third year of a five-year research […]

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New process for air carrier joint ventures in Canada

The authority to review and authorize joint ventures between airlines in Canada is now being reviewed and authorized by the Minister of Transport. Previously, only the Competition Bureau reviewed air carrier joint ventures to determine whether a joint venture would substantially lessen or prevent competition. It did not consider factors beyond those related to competition, […]

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First electric aircraft could be Harbour Air’s seaplanes

B.C.-based Harbour Air, North America’s largest seaplane airline, and Washington-based magniX, a company powering the electric aviation revolution, have formed a partnership to transform Harbour Air’s seaplanes into an all-electric commercial fleet powered by the magni500, a 750-horsepower all-electric motor. Operating 12 routes between hubs such as Vancouver and Seattle and across the pristine natural […]

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Vancouver Airport Authority boosts commitment to gender equality

On March 8, 2019, International Women’s Day, Vancouver Airport Authority announced that Craig Richmond, president & CEO, had signed the Minerva BC Diversity Pledge, a public commitment to achieve gender parity in the workplace. With this pledge, Richmond joins CEOs from around the province that have also pledged to help support and empower women as leaders in […]

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Saskatchewan Aviation Museum seeks to restore Cessna 180

The Saskatchewan Aviation Museum and Learning Centre in Saskatoon has begun crowd funding through a GoFundMe page to raise money for the restoration of an aircraft of historic significance. The Cessna 180 CF-JDO aircraft was retrieved earlier this year after resting in Peter Pond Lake in Northern Saskatchewan for 60 years. Pilot Ray Gran and […]

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NAV Canada & Canada Aviation & Space Museum partner to develop next generation of aviation leaders

Careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are converging at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum—one of three museums under Ingenium—Canada’s Museum of Science and Innovation—thanks to a new $1.5-million investment and multi-year partnership with NAV Canada, Canada’s not-for-profit air navigation service provider. The partnership aims to inspire the next generation, from all walks […]

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New route from YVR to Auckland via Air Canada

Air Canada will offer a new non-stop, seasonal route from Vancouver to Auckland, New Zealand, starting December 19, 2019. This service will operate four times weekly on Air Canada’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The decision to launch this route advantageously expands Air Canada’s presence internationally, particularly in the Asia-Pacific market. Vancouver has become an increasingly popular […]

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Airbus to scrap production of superjumbo A380

Airbus will cease production of its superjumbo A380 as a result of dwindling orders and a recent decision by Emirates, the Dubai-based airline and largest A380 customer, to cut its order from 162 to 123 aircraft. As a result of the decision by Emirates, and given the lack of backlog orders with other airlines, Airbus […]

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YVR air traffic soars to new record

Recently released final passenger numbers at YVR confirm that 2018 was another year of record-breaking growth for the airport. YVR welcomed more than 25.9-million passengers, a 7.3 per cent increase over 2017, reaching its 25-million passenger milestone two years ahead of forecast. The airport’s passenger growth is fuelled by expanded services from its airline partners, […]

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Revamped food and beverage and retail options coming to YVR

As YVR grows into a world-class sustainable hub airport, travellers can look forward to more than 30 new food-and-beverage and retail options opening, including many first-time concepts to YVR. The new offerings, some of which will open as early as summer 2019, will complement the airport’s existing award-winning portfolio of more than 170 shops, services […]

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