Canadians to benefit from new and expanded air transport agreements

On Jan. 16, 2019, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport announced new or expanded air transport agreements between Canada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Algeria, Qatar, Jordan, Côte-d’Ivoire and Mongolia. As these new or expanded agreements are being administratively applied, the new rights under these new and expanded agreements are available for use […]

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MTU Maintenance & World Duty Free receive Clear Skies awards

Each year, YVR recognizes tenants that demonstrate an outstanding commitment, innovation and enthusiasm towards improving the environment on Sea Island. Since 2011, businesses on Sea Island have been recognized with a Clear Skies Award for actions ranging from reducing gas emissions and potable water consumption to improving ecosystem health, waste diversion and energy efficiency. Last […]

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YVR’s Waste Wars competition a win-win for all

If you’ve recently travelled through YVR, you may have noticed the lack of traditional garbage can receptacles. Instead, the airport’s terminals are lined with bins intended for sorting waste into recyclable categories. YVR’s Environmental Management Plan, which provides the framework for the organization’s environmental initiatives, has outlined a goal of diverting 50 per cent of […]

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Innovative Travel Solutions expands BorderXpress, launches CheckItXpress

YVR’s Innovative Travel Solutions (ITS) celebrated the end of 2018 with two industry-leading, in-market solutions to meet the passenger needs of tomorrow: BorderXpress and CheckitXpress. With the expansion of BorderXpress in Cyprus, marking the first kiosks to be implemented for Entry and Exit border control in the European Union, YVR’s ITS retained its position as […]

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Transport Canada unveils new drone safety regulations

Transport Canada’s new rules for remotely piloted aircraft systems, more commonly known as drones, will come into force on June 1, 2019. The new rules apply to all drone pilots flying drones between 250 grams and 25 kilograms that are operated within the drone pilot’s visual-line-of-sight, regardless of whether the drone is flown for fun, […]

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Bell unveils VTOL air taxi

Bell, formerly known as Bell Helicopter and a current Uber Elevate partner, has shared new details of its vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) air taxi vehicle. The company revealed the full-scale VTOL model at CES 2019 this month. The air taxi, named Bell Nexus, is powered by a hybrid-electric propulsion system and features Bell’s signature-powered-lift concept […]

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New Canadian ULCC set to take off in 2019

Starting this year, Enerjet will launch a Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) service. Enerjet is a licensed Canadian charter airline based in Calgary that began operations with Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft in November 2008. Backed by financial commitments from a consortium of Canadian investors and Indigo Partners, a private equity firm specializing in the aviation […]

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JAL aims to use sustainable fuel on select flights in 2019

Starting at the end of January, 2019, Japan Airlines (JAL), a recognized Eco-First company by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOE), plans to operate select long-haul flights using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) supplied by Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. In the past decade, the carrier has taken several proactive steps to support the development […]

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Boeing’s transonic truss-braced wing

Boeing has revealed its newest Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW), which researchers say will offer unprecedented aerodynamic efficiency while flying at Mach 0.80—faster than previous TTBW concepts. The high wingspan is made possible by the presence of a truss, which supports the extended length of an ultra-thin wing. From end-to-end, the folding wings measure almost 52 […]

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Rick Hansen Foundation awards gold certification to YVR for accessibility

YVR has received an ‘Accessibility Certified Gold’ rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) program. YVR is the first airport to receive the rating and is the highest rated building in the program. The RHFAC program is based upon the holistic user experience of people with varying disabilities affecting their mobility, vision and […]

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YVR celebrates 25 million annual passengers

On December 18, 2018 YVR served its 25-millionth annual passenger, two years ahead of forecast. This accelerated growth can be attributed to a strong B.C. economy and an impressive three years of air service development due to ConnectYVR—YVR’s five-year aeronautical rates and charges program. ConnectYVR rewards airlines for growing their services at YVR, which creates […]

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