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July 31, 2020
Airbus forced to recalibrate amid COVID-19 pandemic
Airbus's revenues had totalled $30 billion by the end of June, down 39 per cent from 2019's $49.1 billion, mainly due to a a 50 per cent plunge in commercial aircraft deliveries.
Viking renews Twin Otter Series 400 "Maintenance Plus" support contract with Peru Air ForcePeru's Air Force operates 12 Series 400 Twin Otters that provide civil protection, environmental monitoring, critical infrastructure support and emergency medevac services in the remote Amazonian regions of northeast Peru.
Boeing's Arizona modification line yields 1st QF-16 Full-Scale Aerial TargetA team from Boeing and the U.S. Air Force completed the first QF-16 Full-Scale Aerial Target to undergo conversion from a modification line in Arizona.
Canada's flight attendants call on federal government to make safer skies a priorityCanada's flight attendant union is launching its Safer Skies campaign to make the airline industry safer for in-flight staff and the flying public in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
AEM plans for continued growth with new 40,000-square-foot facilityAnodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. has unveiled plans for a new state-of-the-art facility to meet growing demand, despite COVID-19 challenges.
Six Indigenous youth take to the skiesIndigenous students from First Nations across Southern Manitoba have completed an intensive three day ground school and are preparing for their very first flights.
News From The Web
Rally at Gore Bay-Manitoulin airport attracts pilots from across Canada Source: manitoulin.ca
Air Canada posts $1.7 billion quarterly loss as revenues plunge 89 per cent Source: theglobeandmail.com
United warns of more pilot furloughs as U.S. airlines eye second bailout Source: reuters.com
Prospective pilots push B.C. flight school for refund Source: cbc.ca
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In our Aug/Sept issue, Rob Erdos muses on float flying and we discuss night aerial firefighting. Plus: Air Canada in the pandemic, KF Aerospace at 50 and Canadians in the Battle of Britain.
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