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Air Canada airframe agreements with AAR and Avianor

Two 10-year, letter-of-intent agreements with both AAR Aircraft in Trois-Rivières and Avianor in Mirabel to support Air Canada’s Airbus fleet expansion.

GAMA year-end aircraft numbers

General Aviation Manufacturers Association publishes its 2019 year-end aircraft billing and shipment numbers, with aircraft deliveries reaching US$26.8 billion.

Lauak to expand Mirabel aerospace facility

Lauak Canada, a subsidiary of parent Group Lauak based in France, plans to expand its Quebec facility with $3 million in federal financial support.
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ATAC 2020 Day-on-the-Hill

The 2020 ATAC Spring Event will be held on May 5 and 6 in Ottawa.

Key to the success of our Spring Event is the increasingly popular non-partisan Aviation Day-on-the-Hill Reception being held on May 5 where all Members of Parliament and Senators are invited to come meet members of our industry. Co-hosting this event with ATAC are the Canadian Business Aviation Association, the Canadian Airports Council, the Helicopter Association of Canada, the Northern Air Transport Association and the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association.

This year’s theme is the Labour Shortage in Canadian aviation. >> Learn More
Featured News 
Derek Zimmerman

Gulfstream to expand in Dallas-Fort Worth area

Derek Zimmerman, president of Gulfstream Customer Support, announces plans for a $35 million expansion to the company’s MRO capabilities in Fort Worth. The effort centres around a new 160,000-square-foot facility, expected to open in the fall of 2021, at Alliance Airport, which has around 300 aircraft movements per day. » Learn More
Mike Sagely

Sagely to share operational insight at YXX Aerial Firefighting Conference

Mike Sagely, senior pilot with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, will share a range of insight about tactical operations performed in one of the world’s most-demanding regions in terms of emergency support and urban fire suppression. He will also share his experience of evaluating aviation platforms. » Learn More

Bert van der Stege to lead Swoop commercial

Former VP and CCO of the Halifax International Airport Authority joins Swoop to head up its commercial operations, which holds a fleet of nine 737-800 aircraft. » Read more...

ACR acquires FreeFlight

FreeFlight Systems, founded in 2001, is known for pioneering the first certified aviation WAAS/GPS receiver and the first rule-compliant UAT ADS-B system. » Read more...

Aéro Montréal publishes A220 economic impact study

A new report commissioned by Aéro Montréal and produced by PwC Canada looks at the economic benefits of the A220 aircraft program in Québec and Canada. » Read more...
Aviation This Week

Bombardier exits commercial, moves to sell rail

In this episode of Aviation This Week: Bombardier exits commercial aviation with the transfer of its share-interest in the A220 and then moves to sell rail unit to Alstom. Then Airbus reveals a blended-wing demonstrator; and the Aerial Firefighting Conference taking place March 31 at Abbotsford International adds speakers and exhibitors. » See more
Professional Women Controllers Assoc

CCAA Workshop, Fatigue Risk Management Training

February 26, 2020
Location: CCAA offices, Ottawa, ON
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Aerial Firefighting Conference, presented by WINGS and HELICOPTERS

March 31, 2020
Location: Abbotsford International Airport, Airside Event Spaces, Abbotsford, BC
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NLAF Elsie MacGill Awards Nomination Deadline

March 31, 2020
Location: Online submission
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2020 Careers in Aviation Expo, East

May 9, 2020
Location: St. Thomas Municipal Airport, St. Thomas
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