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January 22, 2021
Skies announces big changes, new direction
Skies is thrilled to announce that we’re expanding our coverage beyond Canada to bring our readers some of the best aviation news and photography in North America.
WestJet returns 737 Max to serviceThe first flight from Calgary to Vancouver had 71 passengers on board, including Ed Sims, WestJet president and CEO.
ICAO updates Global Tourism Crisis Committee on latest vaccine and testing developments in air transportICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu acknowledged that the latest measures to confront the most recent waves of COVID-19 are weighing heavily on global tourism.
Garmin receives approval for the GFC 600 digital autopilot in select King Air C90 and E90 aircraftGarmin received FAA STC approval for the GFC 600 digital autopilot optimized for turbine aircraft.
Airbus updates production rates in response to market environmentThe new average production rates for the A320 Family will now lead to a gradual increase from the current rate of 40 per month to 43 in Q3, and 45 in Q4 2021.
EAA AeroEducate initiative helps young people explore & cultivate aviation interestEAA partnered with aviation industry leaders to develop specific career pathways including professional pilot, air traffic controller, maintenance technician, engineering, and aviation business.
GAMA accepting applications for 2021 Edward W. Stimpson Aviation Excellence Award ScholarshipEach year, GAMA awards a graduating high school senior, pursuing studies in aviation, with a $2,000 scholarship.
News From The Web
The Warbird Museum, Brevard County’s hidden jewel Source: hometownnewsbrevard.com
Pandemic's impact 'negligible' at Lake Simcoe airport, official says Source: orilliamatters.com
FAA files reveal a surprising threat to airline safety: the U.S. Military's GPS tests Source: spectrum.ieee.org
Will travellers be able to trust flying on Boeing 737 MAX? Source: globalnews.ca
Airplane’s wheel plunges from sky, landing in Chicago family’s yard Source: chicagotribune.com
West Wind Aviation, Transwest Air to fly under new name Source: thestarphoenix.com
Photo Of The Week
Air North Boeing 737-500 returning to Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport. Photo submitted by Simon Blakesley (Instagram user @simon_blakesley) using #skiesmagFollow the Skies page on Facebook.
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