News Listings for Peace Air

  • Turboprop deals - 26 January

    News | 26 Jan 2009 10:15 | Olivier Bonnassies

    Canadian North adds Dash8-100
  • Accidents/incidents for 2007

    News | 07 Jan 2008 11:18 | David Learmount

    Fatal events involving illegal interference with the safety of aircraft 23 March Transaviaexport Ilyushin Il-76 (EW-78849) Mogadishu, Somalia 11 11 TO The...
  • Air Canada drops Roots Air plan to launch own discount carrier instead

    News | 31 Jul 2001 00:00

    <p>BRIAN DUNN / MONTREAL </p> <p>Air Canada is abandoning its alliance with Skyservice Airlines to transform Skyservice's Roots Air into a low-cost carrier (<I>Flight International</I>, 8-14 May) and will instead launch its own discount airline. </p> <p>Trading a low-cost concept for labour peace, Air Canada president Robert Milton says the airline has reached an agreement with its 3,600 pilots for them to fly the discount brand instead of Skyservice's lower paid labour. Air Canada pilots had opposed the use of non-union Skyservice pilots, but are expected soon to ratify the new agreement. </p> <p>The discount carrier plans to launch by year-end using up to 20 aircraft, just short of the 23 aircraft flown by Calgary-based WestJet Airlines, Air Canada's main rival in the discount market. Plans to obtain the 20 aircraft have not been finalised, Air Canada says. </p> <p>Roots Air was grounded less than six weeks after it began operations due to poor load factors on its Airbus A320 air
  • No sign of economic woes at milestone Farnborough show

    News | 11 Sep 1998 00:00

    <p>Mike Martin </p> <p>What a grand ball it was, but was it taking place on the Titanic? </p> <p>Farnborough '98 smashed every record out of sight, just as the 1996 event had done. That year saw $12 billion dollars worth of business nailed: This year the figure beat $20 billion. </p> <p>The tally on orders ticked faster than the meter in a London taxi: Airbus Industrie, nearly $12 billion; Boeing, $6 billion plus; Embraer, $2.5 billion; Lucas, $1 billion; Bombardier, $700 million- </p> <p>If it was under $100 million, it was small change. </p> <p>So, what can cloud such financial success? </p> <p>Rollercoaster </p> <p>The economic rollercoaster in Asia-Pacific, followed by the collapse of the Russian economy and uncertainty in Latin America have raised fears of global depression. Can the so-called American "economic paradigm" and the generally robust European economies hold back the tide? </p> <p>It certainly seemed that way this week. The frantic air of an industry in a hurry
  • Threesome Inter Africa

    News | 01 Sep 1996 00:00

    <p>Three African regional carriers are forming a joint venture dubbed Air Inter Afrique, in the latest example of cooperation on the continent. </p> <p>Benin Air Express, Air Niger and Peace Air Togo plan to join forces in late 1996 in a scheme devised by multinational carrier Air Afrique. The regionals from three of Air Afrique's owner states currently operate an F28 and an F100 leased from Air Ivoire. The venture, with a proposed startup capital of US$1.9 million, plans a dedicated fleet of two ATR42s and two ATR72s. </p> <p>The carriers will take an equal stake in Air Inter Afrique and aim to attract 'as many partners as possible', says the general director of Peace Air Togo, Aristide Tekoe Djibom. Air Ivoire and Air Burkina are expected to join by 1997. </p> <p>The joint venture serves two purposes. First, the survival instinct is driving the partners to work more closely together. 'The three of us are too small to stand alone or evolve independently,' says Air Niger's commercia