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WestJet temporarily suspends service from 3 Canadian cities to Europe

Transatlantic service out of Toronto and Vancouver stopped in December, with Halifax suspended for summer 2023 schedule.

Boeing bids farewell to an icon

Boeing delivers its final 747 to Atlas Air since the jumbo jet made its first flight in 1969.

Flights canceled as Flybe sinks into bankruptcy

Struggling U.K. regional airline Flybe collapses for the second time in three years.

Talk of fighter jets for Kyiv strains Western unity

NATO nations fear sending fighter jets could escalate nearly year-long conflict and draw them deeper into the war.

Unfavourable weather, loss of engine power contributed to 2021 fatal crash in Montréal

Cessna banner towing aircraft lost engine power likely due to carburetor icing and collided with terrain.

Boeing pleads not guilty in case over deadly Max crashes

Family members of passengers who died in two Max crashes call for criminal prosecution of Boeing officials.

Webster Trophy applications open for 2023

Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre to host competition to determine Canada’s top amateur pilot.

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Transport Canada Service Under Strain

TC should concentrate its dwindling resources on providing services that cannot be delivered by third parties, and delegate to industry those services that would only require government oversight rather than execution.

ATAC provided the past three Transport Ministers a detailed list of services that could be delegated without going through lengthy legislative or regulatory changes.

These included manual amendments, air carrier pilot licence renewals, and the hosting of all professional exams. Mandating industry to carry out these duties would allow TC to focus its resources on its oversight responsibility, as recommended by SMS Culture. » Learn more

Lynx Air flights to Orlando begin out of Toronto Pearson

Lynx Air makes its inaugural flight to the United States with a 737 departing Toronto Pearson on January 27 and arriving at the new Terminal C at Orlando International. » 

Carrier Emirates test flies Boeing 777 on sustainable fuel

Emirates operates a Boeing 777-300ER demonstration flight with one of the airplane’s GE90 engines running a Sustainable Aviation Fuel blend from Neste and Virent. » 

Canadian economy grew slightly in November, expected to slow further

Stats Can data indicates economy stalled at the end of the year as higher interest rates began to slow spending. » 

Leonardo and Safran partner for AW09 propulsion

Single-engine AW09 prototype set to fly in Mollis with Safran Arriel 2K engine. » 

Airbus Helicopters points to steady performance in complex 2022

Airbus in 2022 logged 374 gross orders for helicopters, highlighting what it describes as ongoing market recovery. » 

Berlin airport cancels all flights amid ground staff strike

Ground staff strike to press their demands for higher pay, asking for a raise of $544 per month. » 

Black boxes from Nepal plane crash to be sent to Singapore

The black boxes recovered from Jan. 15 plane crash in Nepal are being sent to Singapore for analysis. » 

ESA chief vows to restore Europe's access to space

European Space Agency director says it's crucial to rebuild Europe's access to space following botched launch. » 

Lawsuits in NC plane crash that killed 8 settled for $15M

Families of five passengers killed in 2022 plane crash settle wrongful death lawsuits against operators. » 


HAI Heli-Expo 2023

March 6 – 9, 2023
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Vertical Flight Society Forum 79

May 16 – 18, 2023
Location:West Palm Beach, FL
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Paris Air Show 2023

June 19 – 25, 2023
Location: Paris, France
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ATAC Canadian Aviation Conference and Tradeshow

November 14 – 16, 2023
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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