Niel Wilson, Nav Canada president and CEO, said the transformation from a government-run air navigation service provider to a privately operated model presented some significant challenges. Photo courtesy of Nav Canada

Navigating progress

MSB Design’s new up-lit crystal glassware holder was displayed in the Gulfstream G500 at NBAA 2017. Gulfstream Photo

MSB highlights innovation at NBAA 2017

Two HondaJets in flight.

Building the Buzz: HondaJet

(L-R) Jordan Lawrence, Dr. Greg Haljan, Paul Windsor and Miles Randell were at the 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow to promote TEAAM, a new helicopter emergency medical service that will be based in Squamish, B.C. In collaboration with Blackcomb Helicopters, the organization aims to deliver advanced medical care to patients in remote sites that are beyond the mandate of the province’s current air medical providers. Lisa Gordon Photo

Building a TEAAM

A total of 18 aircraft were on static display at the show, ranging from a First World War Sopwith Pup fighter [displayed at the Skies booth] to the very latest offerings from business jet manufacturers, including Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer, Gulfstream, Honda Aircraft, Pilatus, Quest and Textron. Lisa Gordon Photos

Aviation and aerospace join forces in Abbotsford

The Flight Lieutenant “Bunny” McLarty Hawker Hurricane in 6 Squadron RAF markings is the only flying example of an Mk IV Hurricane in the world. On the Hurricane’s wing is Mike Potter in his beloved Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI, dedicated to Flight Lieutenant William Harper of 421 Squadron, RCAF. Eric Dumigan Photo

Planes & Passion: Vintage Wings

Navblue provides services to more than 500 operators worldwide, including major industry names like Cathay Pacific and Delta Air Lines. Galen Burrows Photo

Fast Forward

A celebration on the tarmac at the Region of Waterloo International Airport on Feb. 23 included, from left to right, Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre General Manager Bob Connors, newly-minted Sunwing First Officers Cameron Fuchs, Chelsea Anne Edwards, Siobhan O’Hanlon and Spencer Leckie, and Dr. Ian McKenzie, Director of Aviation, Faculties of Science and Environment, University of Waterloo. Mike Reyno Photo

Flight path to success

Allan also said that both Cyclone manufacturer Sikorsky and BAE, which built the helicopter’s flight control system, are “fully engaged” in the ongoing investigation into a March 9 incident that saw a Cyclone experience a “momentary change in the descent rate” during a training mission. DND Photo

Future forward

Northern airport improvement fees will simply be passed along to passengers, according to NATA. Instead, the association would like to see the federal government assume responsibility for implementing a safe, modern national transportation system. Stephen M. Fochuk Photo

Northern reality