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May 22, 2020
Coulson's CU-47 is ready for the fire fight
It might look like an ex-military Chinook with a snazzy paint job, but it’s what’s inside that counts.
Light on the horizon: ARGUS forecasts business aviation's near-futureARGUS International recently held a webinar outlining the business aviation community's flight activity since the COVID-19 crisis unfolded and expressed that things have started to head in the right direction.
Without further action, many airports will have to raise rates and chargesWithout direct action by the federal government on sector-specific challenges, many airports will have to raise rates and charges to users in order to repay debt and interest incurred to cover operating expenses according to the Canadian Airports Council.
Airbus officially opens its A220 production facility in the U.S.This 270,000-square-foot facility – which can produce both the A220-100 and A220-300 versions – houses five primary assembly stations where major airframe component assemblies come together for a completed aircraft.
North American aviation product, support & services businesses that are open during the COVID-19 crisisHere is a non-exhaustive list of companies who are still working to serve the North American aviation industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CUPE: Air Canada flight attendants are being left out in the coldThe union representing Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge flight attendants said it is disappointed that the airline is cutting thousands of its employees loose and they are not able to access emergency COVID-19 benefits from the federal government.
Unmanned Systems Canada announces #UC20Remote Virtual ConferenceUnmanned Systems Canada recently announced that its 18th annual Unmanned Canada Conference and Exhibition will be presented virtually this year.
News From The Web
Historic planes join forces for flyby tribute Source: windsorstar.com
Pakistan International Airlines passenger flight crashes in Karachi Source: cnn.com
Have you noticed fighter jets flying over London? Here's why Source: cbc.ca
To shut down Snowbirds team after deadly crash would be 'tragic:' commander Source: nationalpost.com
'People are livid': Advocates call on feds to make airlines give refunds amid COVID-19 Source: globalnews.ca
Flights with only business class seats help travel resume at Air Canada post-coronavirus Source: forbes.com
Photo Of The Week
An Air Canada Airbus A220 departs Toronto Pearson during golden hour. Photo submitted by Instagram user @sierrafoxtrot.aviation by tagging @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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