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January 29, 2019
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JBT to purchase LEKTRO

JBT reaches an agreement to acquire LEKTRO Inc., which focuses on the design, manufacture, and supply of all-electric towbarless tow and pushback vehicles.

Bombardier to acquire 7500 wing program from Triumph

Bombardier enters definitive agreement to acquire the Global 7500 wing program from Triumph Group, to be incorporated into Aerostructures and Engineering Services.

Pacific Sky adds Britannica Fox

Pacific Sky Aviation, headquartered at Victoria International Airport, purchases the Fox Training Management System developed by Britannica Knowledge Systems.
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Election Year – A Time to Get Their Attention

An election year is an opportune time to get our issues on the political agenda. This spring, we will be sending all party leaders our Watch List of major aviation issues inviting them to include them in their party electoral platforms or at least to comment on them.

We did this exercise before the 2015 General Election. Some party leaders didn’t even acknowledge our letter while most sent cursory non-committal responses and one drafted a generic letter of polite support. We hope that greater attention is given to commercial aviation this year.
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Supply Chain

Disrupting the supply chain

Manfred Hader, who co-heads Roland Berger GmbH’s Global Aerospace & Defense Practice, discusses the group’s Aerospace & Defense Top Management Issues Radar 2018. A senior partner at Roland Berger, Hader shares his take on the five critical forces that will drive the future of the world's aerospace value supply chain. » Learn More

A kilometre of runway

Carter Mann, manager of government affairs & communications for the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association, outlines the importance of General Aviation-driven airports to their communities. He shares key findings from an economic impact study produced by COPA to help its members. » Learn More

WestJet adds St. John’s/Edmonton service

WestJet adds non-stop service between Edmonton and St. John’s in its new 2019 summer schedule, featuring more than 750 daily flights during peak weeks of the season. » Read more...

Swoop adds markets to new summer schedule

Swoop releases its full summer schedule with an increase in weekly flights by 40 per cent, which includes five new domestic markets and an extension of two international routes. » Read more...

Signature adds FlightAware Toolbox

Signature Flight Support is deploying FlightAware’s FBO Toolbox, which can be paired with the Global flight tracking service, across its FBO network. » Read more...
Aviation This Week 
Aviation This Week

Boeing completes the first test flight of its PAV prototype

In this episode of Aviation this Week: Boeing completes the first test flight of its autonomous PAV prototype just a year after its conceptual design. ViDAR deployments for maritime SAR; and Airbus Helicopters reports its 2018 numbers with higher deliveries than a year prior. » See more
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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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May 29-30, 2019
Location: EY Centre, Ottawa, ON
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