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Oct. 16, 2018

Global 5500 and 6500 timeline update

Bombardier announced its program for the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft is progressing on schedule, with 70 per cent of flight testing complete.

WestJet to base first Dreamliners in Calgary

WestJet is launching its first three Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner international destinations from Calgary, supporting 650 full-time jobs and $100 million in economic output.

Flying Colours delivers 100th Challenger retrofit

A significant milestone is reached after a Challenger 604 undergoes a major overhaul of the cabin, avionics, connectivity and fuselage at Peterborough facility.
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Embraer unveils Praetor business jets

Embraer, just prior to NBAA in Orlando, introduced its new Praetor 500 midsize and Praetor 600 super-midsize business jets. Described by the company as disruptive in their class, the Praetor 600 is expected to be certified and enter service in the second quarter of 2019, followed by the Praetor 500 in the third quarter of 2019. » Learn More

Seasoned aviator provides major gift to Centennial

Centennial College supporter H. Bruce MacRitchie, whose Aviation Technician Scholarship is named in memory of his late brother Douglas, has furnished a major new gift to the college – the largest by a private individual to date – amounting to more than $1 million worth of small aircraft, engines, equipment and funds. » Learn More
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Pro Line Fusion upgrade for Cessna aircraft

Rockwell Collins at NBAA announces the Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system will be available as an upgrade for Cessna Citation CJ1+ and CJ2+ light business jets. » Read more...

Honeywell debuts GoDirect Flight Planning

Honeywell introduces a new software-based flight planning engine, called GoDirect Flight Planning, with the goal of reducing the need for multiple flight operations tools. » Read more...

Boeing delivers SpiceJet’s first 737 MAX

Boeing and SpiceJet celebrate the delivery of the carrier's first 737 MAX 8, with as many as 205 such aircraft planned for future deliveries to SpiceJet. » Read more...
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Sikorsky Raider on track, Boeing completes KLX buy, and AIAC launches Vision 2025

In this episode of Aviation this week: Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider prototype helicopter reaches 200 knots leveraging X2 Technology. Then Boeing completes its US$4.25 billion acquisition of KLX Aerospace to expand its services business; and Aerospace Industries Association of Canada introduces its VISION 2025 program to be led by the former Premier of Quebec Jean Charest. » See more

Doing MRO in Canada Conference

October 29, 2018
Location: Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel
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Ontario 2018 AME Conference

November 7-9, 2018
Location: Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON
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2018 Canadian Aerospace Summit

November 12-14, 2018
Location: Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON
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ATAC Canadian Aviation Conference and Tradeshow

November 13-15, 2018
Location: Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, BC
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