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WestJet to suspend international and transborder flights for 30 days

Ed Sims, CEO of WestJet, releases a statement that the airline will suspend international and transborder flights for 30 days, beginning just before midnight on March 22.

Air Canada expects to reduce capacity by 50 per cent in Q2

In response to the impact of COVID-19, Canada’s flag carrier is preparing for a capacity reduction of up to 50 per cent in its current second quarter relative to last year.

Improved Q1 for Transat, overshadowed by COVID-19

Transat A.T., one of the world’s largest integrated tourism companies, sees positive first-quarter growth as it prepares for Air Canada merger and a summer downturn.

Exceptions to Passenger Protection Regulations amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Canadian Transportation Agency identifies situations related to the COVID-19 pandemic that are to be considered outside of the air carrier’s control.
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Bombardier goes corporate

Garneau outlines air travel measures of Canadian border closure

Transport Minister Marc Garneau outlines the air travel measures that will be part of the federal initiative to close Canada’s borders to foreign nationals on March 18, with the exception of permanent residents and their immediate families, diplomats, U.S. citizens, travellers in transit, and flight crews. » Learn More
RCMP Northern Light

Viking CL-415EAF makes inaugural flight

The first Viking CL-415EAF took its inaugural flight at Cascade Aerospace’s facility in Abbotsford, BC. Manufacturer’s serial number 1081 is the first Canadair CL-215 to undergo the major modification to CL-415EAF configuration – with EAF, standing for Enhanced Aerial Firefighter. » Learn More

Martel to succeed Bellemare as Bombardier CEO

Éric Martel is set to become president and chief executive officer of Bombardier effective April 6, 2020, succeeding Alain Bellemare. » Read more...

Hydro-Québec signs MOU with DRONE VOLT

DRONE VOLT to market – and further develop – Hydro-Québec’s drone designed to inspect high-voltage power transmission lines. » Read more...

Safran to study biofuels in France

Safran Helicopter Engines joins a group of organizations to study the feasibility of producing aviation biofuels for local use in southwest France. » Read more...
Aviation This Week

Toronto Pearson, St. John’s and Jean Lesage among world’s best

In this episode of Aviation This Week: Airport Council International names the world’s best airports for customer experience, including three Canadian winners. Then Eric Martel is to succeed Alain Bellemare as Bombardier CEO; and Air Zermatt and Air-Glaciers, two of the world’s highest profile helicopter operations, to merge. » See more
Careers in Aviation

Aerial Firefighting Conference, presented by WINGS and HELICOPTERS

NEW DATE: October 20, 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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