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Air Canada temporarily lays off 16,500 workers

With the impact of COVID-19, Air Canada will temporarily reduce its workforce by 16,500 this week, in addition to reducing its Q2 capacity by 85 to 90 per cent.

Transports Québec outlines controlled access to airport installations

The government ministry responsible for transport law in Québec presents new airport-access guidelines for the general population, air carriers and operators.

WestJet cutting 6,900 jobs

Close to half of WestJet’s employees, 6,900, will be leaving the Calgary-based airline as it braces for the continuing economic impact of COVID-19.

Bombardier suspends non-essential work at Canadian operations

Bombardier suspends all non-essential activities at aircraft and rail production facilities in Ontario and Quebec, affecting approximately 12,400 people.
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Trudeau announces support for businesses facing COVID‑19 impacts

Canada’s Prime Minister outlines the eligibility criteria for businesses – large and small – to receive a 75 per cent wage subsidy for up to three months, retroactive to March 15. The measure is part of the government’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, which already commits more than $107 billion in support. » Learn More

GTAA Reports 2019 Results

Greater Toronto Airports Authority reports its financial and operating results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, with passenger activity increasing 2.0 per cent during 2019 when compared to 2018. The airport authority, which operates Toronto Pearson International Airport, notes this moderate growth – relative to recent years – reflects global aviation industry challenges in 2019. » Learn More

Reprieve in New Regulation Implementation

Canadian aviation associations are requesting an indefinite delay of all current regulatory and legislative consultation processes as well as an indefinite delay in the implementation of new operating requirements derived from existing regulations, that are not directly related to the pandemic. Associations are requesting that this delay be in effect until such time as the Federal Government deems the pandemic crisis to be over.

For the foreseeable future association members must remain focused on the immediate challenges created by COVID-19 and on adjusting operations in light of the very serious economic uncertainties that lie ahead.

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Air Canada begins cargo-only flights with COVID-19 supplies

After brining home more than 200,000 Canadians in one week, Air Canada begins cargo-only flights to Europe to transport medical supplies and support the global economy. » Read more...

AERIUM Analytics acquires RoBird technology

AERIUM Analytics of Calgary acquires the technology and intellectual property of RoBird from Clear Flight Solutions for controlled and complex airspaces. » Read more...

Drone Delivery Canada’s DSV project now operational

Drone Delivery Canada’s project with DSV Air & Sea Inc. is now commercially operational at the logistics company’s headquarters in Milton, Ontario. » Read more...

UPS and Wingcopter to develop new drone fleet

UPS Flight Forward, the drone delivery subsidiary of logistics and delivery giant UPS, unveils plans to collaborate with German drone-maker Wingcopter. » Read more...
Aviation This Week

Air Canada repatriates 200,000-plus Canadians and begins cargo-only flights

In this episode of Aviation This Week: Air Canada begins cargo-only flights after repatriating hundreds of thousands of Canadians. Then UPS Flight Forward and German drone maker Wingcopter to develop new aircraft fleet; and both Longview Aviation and Bombardier suspend aircraft production over the COVID-19 pandemic. » See more
AFF conference

2020 Careers in Aviation Expo, East

NEW DATE: September 26, 2020
Location: St. Thomas Municipal Airport, St. Thomas, ON
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2020 Careers in Aviation Expo, Central

October 3, 2020
Location: Southport Aerospace Centre, Southport, MB
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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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