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March 26, 2020
Air Canada begins operating cargo-only flights
Air Canada said that through its Air Canada Cargo division it has begun using its aircraft to operate cargo-only flights to Europe, with other flights planned for Latin America and South America.
Air Transat to fly repatriation flights to El Salvador and GuatemalaThese flights, operated in collaboration with the Government of Canada, are in addition to those already planned by the airline.
Beyond visual line of sight drone flights gets Canadian approvalMVT Geo-solutions, in partnership with Iris Automation, has been granted the first beyond visual line of sight special flight operations certificate by Transport Canada using only onboard detect-and-avoid.
Still operating during the COVID-19 crisis?Skies will be posting a list of companies on our website who are still open for business in some capacity during the pandemic. Let us know if you're open!
Nav Canada and project partners receive Maverick Award for CollaborationNav Canada, alongside project partners NATS and Aireon LLC, has received the World ATM Congress’ 2020 Maverick Award for Collaboration for transforming how air traffic is managed in the North Atlantic.
Levaero Aviation remains ready to serveThe company remains open for business to perform any required aircraft maintenance, and will ensure the continuous 24-7 availability of aircraft parts.
News From The Web
'Eerie' absence of air travel amid coronavirus has repercussions on economy Source: globalnews.ca
Saskatchewan reveals flights with passengers with COVID-19 Source: thestarphoenix.com
What Canadian airlines are offering for cancelled flights during COVID-19 Source: edmonton.ctvnews.ca
Three Air Transat employees test positive for COVID-19, 180 in quarantine Source: montreal.ctvnews.ca
Dyson and Airbus expect green light to start making ventilators Source: theguardian.com
Canada's airlines and other major industries will need billions in bailouts to offset COVID-19 effects, say experts Source: thestar.com
Why many passengers grounded by COVID-19 aren't getting refunds for cancelled flights Source: cbc.ca
Aklak Air reduces flights to each community, due to 'significant decrease' in travel Source: cbc.ca
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An Air Canada Boeing 777 on its way to Frankfurt, Germany out of Toronto Pearson International. Photo submitted by Instagram user @CanadianPlaneSpotter using #skiesmag.Follow the Skies page on Facebook.
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Our April/May issue looks at COVID-19 and Canadian operators. We also visit Summit Air, Fox Flight Air Ambulance and Planes & Parts. Plus: Boeing Block III Super Hornet and Diamond DA40 NG flight test!
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