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    Bombardier suspends production in Canada and Belfast


    Bombardier is to halt work at most of its operations in Canada, plus its aerostructures unit in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to comply with governmental restrictions designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

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    Transat to lay off 70% of Canadian staff as it halts flights in April


    Canadian leisure carrier Air Transat will suspend all flights on 1 April, while its parent Transat AT is laying off some 3,600 Canadian employees due to the coronavirus crisis.

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    Longview halts production of Q400s and Twin Otters


    Longview Aviation Capital’s subsidiaries will suspend production of De Havilland Aircraft of Canada’s Dash 8-400 turboprop and Viking Air’s DHC-6-400 Twin Otter turboprop in response to the coronavirus crisis.

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    Canada’s Sunwing to suspend flights and layoff pilots: union


    Canadian leisure carrier Sunwing Airlines will suspend operations on 24 March and layoff all its roughly 470 pilots on 8 April, according the union representing Sunwing’s pilots.

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    Air Canada to scale back international routes through April


    Air Canada today says it will gradually suspend most international flights by 31 March in response to the coronavirus pandemic while maintaining a few routes to help Canadian citizens repatriate and continue essential cargo deliveries. US president Donald Trump and Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau have announced plans ...

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    Viking Air’s updated CL-415EAF makes flight debut


    Viking Air’s first CL-415EAF enhanced aerial firefighter has completed its debut flight following modification from the earlier CL-215 water-bomber standard.

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    Bombardier sells rail division to focus on business aviation


    Bombardier says it is to focus exclusively on business aviation following an agreement to sell its rail division to French rail giant Alstom. The deal announced on 17 February, is worth close $4.5 billion for Bombardier, and will help to slash company’s outstanding debt of some $9 billion.

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    Bombardier to more than double UK service centre capacity


    Bombardier is set to more than double service centre capacity at its UK base in London Biggin Hill airport to accommodate its growing business jet fleet in Europe; in particular, the increasing number of Global 7500s that are expected to arrive on the continent over the coming years.

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    Air Canada suspends Beijing and Shanghai amid coronavirus


    Air Canada says it will suspend all direct flights to Beijing and Shanghai through February, following a notice from Canada’s government advising against non-essential travel to mainland China on fears about the deadly Wuhan coronavirus. The suspension of the carrier’s outbound flights from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver begins ...

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    Air Canada keeps Max out of its schedules through June


    Air Canada has extended the absence of the 737 Max from its schedules through 30 June as the grounding of the aircraft drags on and the US Federal Aviation Administration continues its review of whether they are safe to resume service. The Montreal-based carrier’s 22 January announcement comes ...

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    WestJet strikes 737 Max flights through late June


    Canadian carrier WestJet Airlines says it has taken the Boeing 737 Max jet out of its schedule until 24 June, following Boeing’s announcement earlier today that it does not expect the aircraft to be re-certificated until “the middle of 2020”.

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    WestJet to connect Halifax and Manchester


    WestJet will begin seasonal service between Halifax and Manchester in June – a city pair that is currently not connected with a nonstop flight - the Canadian airline says on its website.

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    Ottawa advances FWSAR programme with C295 acceptance


    Canada has formally taken receipt of its first C295 fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft from Airbus Defence & Space.

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    Bombardier G5500 and 6500 gain FAA certification


    Bombardier says that its Global 5500 and 6500 have received FAA certification, completing its approval requirements in three of the world’s major jurisdictions and allowing it to begin delivery of the aircraft to customers.

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    Bombardier delivers first business jet fuelled with SAF


    US charter and management company Latitude 33 Aviation has become the first Bombardier customer to take delivery of a business jet fuelled by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

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    WestJet goes private under Onex


    Toronto-based Onex Corporation will complete its buyout of Calgary-based WestJet Airlines for C$5 billion ($3.8 billion) including the carrier’s debt following final regulatory approval of the deal by the Canadian Transportation Agency. In a 11 December statement Onex says WestJet shareholders will receive C$31 per share during ...

  • First flight of Harbour Air's all-electric DHC-2 Beaver

    Harbour Air flies ‘first’ all-electric commercial aircraft, a DHC-2 Beaver


    A Harbour Air de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver seaplane lifted off the Fraser River near Vancouver on 10 December, marking what the company calls the first flight of the first aircraft powered entirely by an electric system. 

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    CAE debuts new virtual reality system for cheaper pilot training


    Pilot training company CAE has unveiled a new virtual reality training system it says can help militaries accelerate pilot training and reduce pilot training costs.

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    ​Jetlines sues Neeleman for $27m, alleges financing interference


    Airline startup Canada Jetlines has sued industry executive David Neeleman and two Neeleman-affiliated companies, alleging they unlawfully derailed Jetlines financing plans as they poached Jetlines former chief executive Lukas Johnson.

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    ​Chorus Aviation to buy five A220s, for lease to Air Baltic


    Canadian regional aircraft lessor Chorus Aviation Capital has signed an agreement to purchase five new Airbus A220-300s from Latvian carrier Air Baltic, which will operate the aircraft under leases.