Skies April / May 2018 Edition Out Now!

ON THE COVER: BRAND AMBASSADOR

Bombardier’s 20-year-old Q400 turboprop is a shining example of Canadian aerospace innovation. But with its Downsview home up for sale, what does the future hold for the platform?
By Kenneth I. Swartz


THE FIGHTER 5

Canada has approved the suppliers list for an eventual competition to replace its CF-188 Hornet fighter jet fleet.
By Chris Thatcher


BARE BONES TRAVEL

Competitors in Canada’s ultra-low-cost airline industry are in a race to attract a new breed of air traveller–one without any brand loyalty.
By Lisa Gordon


LIGHTING UP THE DESERT

When the helicopter industry’s biggest players gathered in Las Vegas for Heli-Expo 2018, Canadian companies made their mark.
By Ben Forrest


BIRD ON A WIRE

Embraer’s Legacy 500 business jet pushes the boundaries with fly-by-wire technology and exceptional utility.
By Robert Erdos


READY TO RESPOND

The Canadian Armed Forces is preparing its response plan for a major air disaster in a remote, inaccessible location.
By Chris Thatcher


FAREWELL TO THE FIRECAT

France will retire its last Conair Turbo Firecats by 2022. The Firecat leaves behind a group of loyal pilots who find no fault with its solid and dependable firefighting performance.
By Frédéric Lert

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