A Turbine Otter aged to perfection

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October 16, 2019

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Much of British Columbia's rugged coast is serviced by venerable aircraft such as the single-engine de Havilland Canada Turbine Otter. Vancouver Island Air (VIA) of Campbell River, B.C., has found a new way to coax even more performance from this legendary bushplane. Heath Moffatt Photo

A Turbine Otter aged to perfection

When Vancouver Island Air’s Turbine Otter needed an engine, the company embarked on the certification process for a more efficient PT6A-140A powerplant.

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The committee's primary responsibility is to oversee and ensure the safe design, development, manufacture, production, operation, maintenance and delivery of the company's aerospace products and services. Boeing Photo

New steps to strengthen airplane safety

Boeing has released a list of 10 fundamental changes to its procedural safety methods in wake of the 737 MAX disasters.


Pilatus delivers 50th PC-24 and unveils "the NeXt big thing" at NBAA-BACE 2019

Certified in over 10 countries, the global PC-24 fleet now exceeds the 14,000 flight-hour mark. The fleet leader has already amassed 1,400 flying hours in just 20 months of service.

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Gulfstream G500 earns European certification

EASA certification of the G500 has cleared the way for European Union registrations and customer deliveries.


Retrofittable crash-resistant fuel tank certified by Transport Canada

StandardAero and Robertson Fuel Systems announced the certification of their AS350/EC130 crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) by Transport Canada.


Experience Bombardier's advanced audio system

Bombardier’s l’Opéra will be showcased at the National Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition with a vignette that will simulate the full sound system experience.


FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. announces private placement of up to $6 million

Canaccord Genuity, acting as agent for FLYHT, has agreed to sell units of the company on a “commercially reasonable efforts” private placement basis, subject to all required regulatory approvals.


 News From The Web

No timeline fix for shortened runway at Penticton airport: Nav Canada
 Source: globalnews.ca


Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
 Source: montreal.ctvnews.ca


Swiss says Airbus A220 flights resuming as engines pass inspection
 Source: reuters.com


Ottawa International Airport tests new anti-drone technology
 Source: ottawacitizen.com


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It takes great timing to capture a moment like this of the CAF Snowbirds formation flying during a performance at the Peterborough Airshow. Photo submitted by Pat Lalande (Instagram user @yvrspotterxrcaf) using #skiesmag.

It takes great timing to capture a moment like this of the CAF Snowbirds formation flying during a performance at the Peterborough Airshow. Photo submitted by Pat Lalande (Instagram user @yvrspotterxrcaf) using #skiesmag.
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Brush up on bizav concerns, check out the Pilatus PC-24, and learn about sims for schools. Plus, we fly a Turbine Otter with a twist and examine the fighter procurement.

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