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Government scrapping plan to purchase Boeing Super Hornets: report

Canada is scrapping a plan to buy 18 new Boeing Super Hornet fighter jets and will instead buy surplus Australian F-18s, according to a report from Reuters news agency.

BC Aviation Council names new executive director

The British Columbia Aviation Council (BCAC) has announced the appointment of Dave Frank as the organization’s new Executive Director.

SD and COMSAT join forces to support hurricane relief in Puerto Rico

Satcom Direct and COMSAT have announced that the two organizations worked to ensure highly reliable satellite communications were immediately available for first responders in Puerto Rico to support the relief effort of Hurricane Maria.
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Pilatus obtains PC-24 type certificates

Pilatus has announced it has obtained type certificates from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the U.S.-American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the first ever Swiss business jet. » Learn More
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Meet Jim Facette, CBAA’s new president & CEO

Jim Facette assumed the role of president and CEO of the CBAA on December 1st. Believing that members are our greatest resource, he plans to start his mandate by listening: Attending a number of December chapter meetings and meeting as many members as possible. He also encourages members to email him directly at any time, at For more information on Jim, click here.

Boeing's KC-46A tanker completes first flight

Boeing has conducted the first flight of the U.S. Air Force’s KC-46A tanker. The manufacturer said Tuesday the first airborne tests occurred over three and a half hours. » Read more...

Embraer delivers 1400th E-Jet to American Airlines

Embraer recently celebrated the delivery of its 1,400th E-Jet, an E175, during a ceremony at Embraer’s industrial facilities in São José dos Campos, Brazil. » Read more...

Qatar Airways places firm order for 50 Airbus A321neos

Qatar Airways has re-affirmed its earlier order for 50 A320neo with a firm order for 50 A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex configuration). » Read more...
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AVIATION TV: WestJet and Delta arrange new transborder agreement

In today’s episode of Aviation This Week, WestJet and Delta have agreed to form a new venture; Bombardier’s Challenger business jets have surpassed key delivery milestones and U.S. airlines are cracking down on so-called “smart” luggage. » See more

2018 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference

February 6-9, 2018
Location: Long Beach, Calif.
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Aerial Firefighting North America 2018

March 19-23, 2018
Location: Sacramento, Calif.
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MRO Americas 2018

April 10-12, 2018
Location: Orlando, Fla.
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