Voyageur unveils Dash 8-100 Package Freighter conversion

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April 21, 2017

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The dash-8-100PF has no cabin windows. The windows have been replaced by metal plugs for weight savings and to reduce maintenance costs. Andy Cline Photo

Voyageur unveils Dash 8-100 Package Freighter conversion

Destined for Wasaya Airways, the newly engineered freighter fills a unique niche in the regional cargo market.

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 Today's News

The heavy-laden IL-76 blasts off from North Bay ahead of a heavy weather front en route to Mary River on April 20.

Russian Ilyushin IL-76 carries out Canadian mining equipment contract

The Ilyushin has been carrying heavy ore hauling mining vehicles from North Bay Jack Garland Airport in Ontario to Mary River Aerodrome, Nunavut on Baffin Island.

Summit Air operates a fleet of AVRO regional jets (RJs) which are ideally suited for safe, reliable and rapid transport of work crews between conventional airports and undeveloped airstrips at remote mine sites in the Canadian North and beyond. Summit Air Photo

Summit Air opens Calgary base; adds Avro RJ-100 aircraft

Summit Air will be opening an operating base at the Calgary International Airport to support its growing footprint in Western Canada. The company also announced the acquisition and deployment of its first Avro RJ 100 jet aircraft.

With a maximum cruise speed of 422 knots (486 miles per hour) the HondaJet is the fastest jet in its class; it soars highest in its class with a maximum altitude of 43,000 feet; and it is the most fuel-efficient light jet in its class by up to 17 per cent. It has an NBAA IFR range of 1,223 nautical miles (1,408 miles). Honda Photo

HondaJet makes first appearance in Taipei

The HondaJet made its first official appearance in Taipei at Taipei Songshan Airport on April 21.


Canada Jetlines provides statement on WestJet announcement

Jim Scott, CEO of Canada Jetlines Ltd., has released a statement in response to WestJet's announcement of launching an ultra-low-cost carrier airline.


WestJet employee association prepares for pilot certification vote

The WestJet Employee Association is preparing for the second attempt to unionize WestJet pilots within two years as the Airline Pilots Association has filed their application to certify WestJet pilots.


CCAA announces upcoming workshop dates

The Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace has announced the dates for its upcoming aviation and aerospace workshops.


Air Canada named one of Montreal's Top Employers

Air Canada has been recognized for the fourth year in a row as one of "Montreal's Top Employers" in an annual employer survey by Mediacorp Canada Inc.

Painted yellow in their Royal Canadian Air Force markings, the Harvards never fail to attract attention. Billowing trails of white smoke, the growl of the Pratt and Whitney R-1340 radial engine and a well-choreographed routine have made CHAT a popular airshow act. Eric Dumigan Photo

Canadians set to rock "Thunder Over Louisville"

On April 18, the Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team (CHAT) wrapped up several weeks of spring training and is heading south for the coming “Thunder Over Louisville” airshow.

Sequoia Helicopters recently used HFDM data during pre-season test flights on a new Bell 212 engine this spring. The results demonstrated the power of FDM data for proactive maintenance, improved safety and better organizational planning, according to CEO Ralph Wagner. Skytrac Photo

Routine review of Skytrac FDM data assists Sequoia Helicopters in proactive maintenance planning

Sequoia Helicopters used helicopter flight data monitoring data during pre-season test flights on a new Bell 212 engine this spring.


Star Navigation announces multi-year agreement

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems has extended its relationship with Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd.'s Man Machine Interface Division through a multi-year agreement for the repair and maintenance of U.S. Navy TFEL multi-function displays.


Air Canada to operate biofuel flights in support of environmental research on contrails and emissions

Air Canada is participating in the Civil Aviation Alternate Fuel Contrail and Emissions Research project, a research project led by the National Research Council of Canada to test the environmental benefits of biofuel use on contrails.


WestJet pilots seek ALPA representation

WestJet pilots filed membership cards on April 20 with the Canada Industrial Relations Board to hold an election for representation by the Air Line Pilots Association, International.


StandardAero component services expands repair capabilities

Working in partnerships with the world’s largest aircraft engine original equipment manufacturers, StandardAero has expanded repair capabilities for servicing eight new engine platforms with associated component part repair services and authorizations.


 News From The Web

'Appalling': Woman bumped from Air Canada flight misses $10,000 Galapagos cruise


Transportation Safety Board calls on aviation firms to have "clearly defined" go-around policies


Investigators probe close call at Pearson as jet ignored tower instructions


Booming golf business prompts Ottawa company's interest in Cape Breton airport


 Photo Of The Week

The 2017 CF-18 Demo Hornet showcases its special Canada 150 paint scheme. Photo submitted by Steve Bigg

The 2017 CF-18 Demo Hornet showcases its special Canada 150 paint scheme. Photo submitted by Steve Bigg
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