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Canada’s Porter surprises; mulls in-flight connectivity

Porter Airlines is a gem. There is no other way to describe it. I finally had a chance to check out the Canadian operator’s service last week and I was amazed at its gleaming Toronto City Centre Airport (TCCA) terminal, which boasts a complementary café service, free Wi-Fi and the type of seating you’d expect to see in […]

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Flight staffers report on the first fatal accident of a Q400

This morning’s horrific tragedy in Buffalo is deservedly occupying the attentions of many Flight editorial staffers right now. I’ve pushed out a couple initial pieces about the Colgan Q400 crash for ATI and Flight, as has safety specialist David Kaminski-Morrow. Here are some key facts from Bombardier this morning: 1) The accident aircraft was delivered in […]

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The air was thin, but here’s why Aspen was a gold news rush

Labouring for breath in Aspen made me realize a few things – A) It was a good idea to quit smoking (okay, I sneak the very odd one); B) I am incredibly out of shape (though grateful for my dad’s metabolism) and C) I should have booked the Boyd conference earlier and snagged a room […]

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US regional pressure cooker

You may be wondering why Runway Girl has been looking a little blog-lean these days. She got knocked off the catwalk due to recent illness but is tying her stilettos back on. Now let’s try to fatten her up. First order of business? Let’s talk about what’s happening to US regional carriers, and how they […]

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SAS Claims Bombardier Q400 Construction Error; Canadian Airframer Answers Back

SAS Group, which last year grounded its Bombardier Q400 fleet following three landing-gear incidents, issued a very bold statement this morning.Clearly not mincing words, SAS says that, following a thorough technical examination of the turboprops’ landing gear, it found problems in 63% of the SSV valves on the inspected aircraft, and cannot be blamed for […]

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