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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Black Friday sale at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet: Friday, November 23

It’s that time of year—McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport is hosting its annual Black Friday sale on Friday, November 23 from 8am to 9pm. Due to the close proximity of McArthurGlen Designer Outlet to YVR, there may be heavy traffic con-gestion on the day. For those travelling to the airport, whether passengers or employees, YVR […]

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Cannabis is now legal in Canada: Tips for travel & possession

On October 17, 2018, the lawful sale and consumption of cannabis for recreational use was adopted in Canada. In B.C., this means that people 19 and over can now legally carry up to 30 grams of cannabis and can travel with it domestically within Canada, though laws may vary by province and territory. It is […]

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Dreamliner lives up to its hype

By Joan Stewart Most travellers book flights based on price, closest airport to their destination, flight schedule and baggage allowance, with few considering booking their ticket based on the type of aircraft being flown. However, a recent flight from YVR to London Heathrow on Air Canada’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner has convinced me to include aircraft-type […]

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Air Transat partners with easyJet for connections in Europe

Air Transat has partnered with British low-cost carrier easyJet and its Worldwide by easyJet connections service web platform. Air Transat and easyJet flights can now be booked through one platform, simplifying the travel process and increasing the number of destinations available in Europe and Africa to Air Transat’s customers flying through London Gatwick Airport. Passengers […]

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Fly Calm initiative introduced at YVR to reduce travel stress

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) BC Division, the Fly Calm initiative has been introduced at YVR. The launch of the initiative on October 10 coincided with World Mental Health Day and included a host of new resources, including an interactive website with several videos, as well as an on-the-go colouring book […]

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