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Dec. 18, 2018

Canadian passenger protection rights ready for public comment

Canada’s proposed air passenger protection regulations will be published in the Canada Gazette Part I on December 22 for a final 60-day public comment period.

Mitsubishi assembles first GTF PW1200 engine in Komaki

Pratt & Whitney and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries achieve a significant production milestone on the GTF PW1200G engine, which will power the MRJ aircraft.

Lockheed Martin Canada and L3 MAS join forces for RCAF training competition

Canada in December 2018 established a list of Qualified Suppliers with an ability to meet its needs under the Future Aircrew Training Program procurement competition.
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Informing Rather than Dialoguing

Canada Gazette 2 revealed yesterday that the Government indifferently decided not to consider industry’s concerns when implementing new flight and duty time regulations. Rejected by a large majority of stakeholders, these new regulations are the result of a Member of Government totally disregarding a prime directive set in the Mandate Letter, to engage into “constructive dialogue with stakeholders… including industry”.

This government will soon have to answer to Canadians, particularly those living in remote, northern and indigenous regions as these rules will most certainly lead to cost increases, service cuts and a greatly exacerbated pilot shortage. >> Learn More
Featured News 

Rigail appointed CEO of Air France

Anne Rigail becomes CEO of Air France, replacing Benjamin Smith, who was appointed as acting CEO through the end of 2018. A graduate of the Mines Paris Tech University, Rigail joined Air France in 1996 as head of customer services at Paris-Orly, eventually becoming EVP Customer in 2017. » Learn More

Textron enhances Cessna Caravan and Grand Caravan EX

Enhanced flight deck capabilities will be incorporated into the 2019 production of Cessna Caravan and Grand Caravan EX turboprop platforms. This includes new standard and optional equipment as part of Garmin’s G1000 NXi next-generation integrated flight deck. » Learn More

Sunwest becomes Shell AeroCentre-branded FBO in Calgary

Sunwest Aviation becomes the official Shell AeroCentre at Calgary International, in close proximity to the operation’s more than 110,000 square feet of hangar space. » Read more...

Flying Colours breaks ground on new hangar

A 100,000-square-foot hangar at Flying Colours’ primary location in Peterborough, Ont., is scheduled to open mid-2019 and will be large enough to hold an A220. » Read more...

CAE opens Women in Flight scholarship application

CAE opens its application process for the CAE Women in Flight scholarship program in collaboration with five global airlines, worth a total of up to $1 million. » Read more...
Aviation This Week 
Aviation This Week

PT6A-140 series cycle-limit increases

In this episode of Aviation this Week: Pratt & Whitney receives Transport Canada approval to increase cycle limits on PT6A-140 series engines. Then Lockheed Martin invests in renewable fuel developed in Edmonton, and Hamilton Watch wraps up a year of celebrating its century in aviation. » See more

CAMEA, Central AME Association Conference

February 27-28, 2019
Location: Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park, Winnipeg, MB
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March 4-7, 2019
Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia
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ARAMC, Atlantic AME Association conference

April 24-26, 2019
Location: Moncton, NB
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