Skies July/August 2017 Digital Edition Now Available!

COVER STORY: THE LIGHT TWIN REIMAGINED

Skies takes a spin in Diamond Aircraft’s new seven-seat, twin-diesel DA62. By Robert Erdos


WESTJET GOES “CHEAP AND CHEERFUL”

The airline’s new ultra-low-cost carrier will announce its route structure in late 2017. By Brent Jang


FIRELINER TAKES FLIGHT

Coulson Aviation plans to convert six Boeing 737-300s into multi-purpose air tankers. By Mike Reyno and Ben Forrest


NEW HORIZONS FOR C295

The versatile transport is set to play a big role in civil markets, thanks to a deal with Canadian-backed Stellwagen Group. By Ben Forrest


FUNDING CANADIAN DEFENCE

After 14 months of consultations, Canada’s new defence policy commits billions to Air Force capability. By Chris Thatcher


CANADA MEETS THE WORLD

At the 2017 Paris Air Show, Canadian firms made an outstanding impression. By Ben Forrest


TRAINING INNOVATION

CAE celebrates its 70th year with a renewed focus on identifying and developing disruptive training technology. By Chris Thatcher


MINDING THE GAP

Women’s contributions to aviation, aerospace and defence are on the rise and the industry’s gender gap is closing–slowly but surely. By Ben Forrest


PURSUING AN “ACCEPTABLE NORM”

The Canadian Women in Aviation conference fosters important networks for women pursuing aviation careers. By Jacqueline Louie


SMART FACTORY

GE Aviation’s Quebec plant is breaking new ground in automation and sharing its successes company-wide. By Chris Thatcher


A MARKET WORTH PURSUING

Ottawa Aviation Services has its sights firmly set on the global pilot training market. By James Careless


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