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YVR marks retirement of Board Chair with scholarship

Mary Jordan will retire as Chair of the Board of Directors, Vancouver Airport Authority, at the end of her full term this month [May 2019]. Jordan had an impressive 15-year tenure at YVR, having served on the Board since 2004 and as Board Chair since 2010. In recognition of her significant and far-reaching contributions to […]

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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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