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Pandemic led to massive scramble to get Canadians home

Looking back at the initial response of airlines when the pandemic began just over one year ago.

US air travel rises to highest levels yet since pandemic hit

United, American, Delta and Southwest stocks rally as air travel south of the border show signs of recovery.

Boeing finally sees positive net orders for airplanes

More new orders than cancellations for commercial airplanes in February for the first time in 15 months.

Transat reports $60.5M Q1 loss, updates operations plan

Expects to resume operations around mid-June, working to secure financing as deal with Air Canada remains uncertain.

US approves new airline from JetBlue founder

Approval for David Neeleman’s new airline Breeze Airways, which plans to start service with Embraer E195 jets.

Minneapolis bowling alley drone video takes off online

Video taken by a camera-equipped drone buzzing through a historic Minneapolis bowling alley attracts hundreds of thousands of views online.
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AirSprint adds Praetor 500, shuffles executive team

James Elian becomes president and chief executive officer of AirSprint, which also recently completed its first conversion of a Legacy 450 to a Praetor 500, with Canada’s largest fractional-ownership operator planning to hold three such Embraer jets by the end of 2021. » Learn More
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Pilot decision to fly to B.C. fish camp in poor weather cited in deadly crash

Transportation Safety Board of Canada releases its investigation into a mid-2019 fatal crash of a float-equipped Cessna 208 Caravan, noting the decision to continue flying in poor weather to a remote fishing lodge led to a crash that killed four and injured five others. » Learn More

WestJet cancels orders for 15 737 Max planes

Calgary-based airline continues to hold 14 Max aircraft in its fleet with 27 still on order. » Read more...

GE, AerCap join aircraft leasing businesses

Two of the world’s largest aircraft leasing operations to combine in a deal valued at more than US$30 billion. » Read more...

Small plane crashes into car in Florida neighbourhood

Two people riding in a SUV die when a plane struggling to return to a South Florida airport crashes into them. » Read more...

Maskless, boozing JetBlue passenger faces FAA fine

Passenger could pay up to $14,500 for refusing to wear a face mask and drinking alcohol that he brought on board. » Read more...

BOC keeps interest rate target on hold

Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate at 0.25%, despite expectations the economy will grow in first quarter. » Read more...

At Air Force One base, intruder given up by 'mouse ears'

Intruder goes undetected for several hours at the air base operating the Air Force One U.S. presidential aircraft. » Read more...
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COPA Safety Program Seminar

En Route and Post-Lockdown Flying
March 20, 2021, at 11:30 am EST
Location: Online
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COPA Neil J. Armstrong Scholarship

March 31, 2021, deadline
Location: Online
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COPA Safety Program

Getting Ready for Summer Flying
April 17 at 11:30 am EST
Location: Online
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Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

June 03, 2021
Location: Sunwest Aviation, Calgary, AB
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