Tag: Canada

Saudi Arabia Suspends Flights To Toronto Due to Deteriorating Diplomatic Relations

Saudia, the national carrier of Saudi Arabia, has declared that it would be suspending flights in and out of Toronto from the 13 August. Announced over Saudia’s official Twitter account, the development is the latest in the deteriorating diplomatic relations between Canada and Saudi Arabia. As part of the ongoing row, Saudi Arabia has recalled […]

Canadian Ice Hockey Players Arrived to Olympics With Unique Boeing 737

On February 8, Canadian men‘s ice hockey team arrived to the Olympics, which take place at Pyeongchang resort in South Korea. For their travel the team chose Boeing 737-500, which is specially designed for groups of sportsmen. The private flight was organised by European business aviation company KlasJet in cooperation with aircraft charter broker Smart […]

West Wind ATR-42 Smashes into the Field with 25 on Board

West Wind Aviation ATR-42-300, performing Canada’s domestic flight from Font-du-Lac to Stony Rapids with 22 passengers and 3 crew, was in the initial climb when the aircraft lost height and impacted terrain about 1km past the runway. All occupants survived, there are a number of serious and minor injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage. All […]

WestJet Unveils Canada’s First Boeing 737 MAX

WestJet officially unveiled its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, one of 50 scheduled for delivery in the next four years. “We are proud to make history as the first Canadian airline to receive the Boeing 737 MAX,” said Ed Sims, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “The MAX’s design updates, including Boeing’s Advanced Technology winglets and […]

Second U.S. Import Duty Blow For Bombardier

Following on from last week’s 219.63% duty levied by the U.S. government on Canadian plane manufacturer Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft for “countervailable subsidies”, the U.S Commerce department has added a duty of 79.82%. This latter figure is based on a predetermination of what has been referred to as the investigation into the ‘dumping’ of the CSeries […]

Air Transat To Become First North American Airbus A321LR Operator

Ten Airbus A321LR aircraft will be joining the fleet of Canadian airline Air Transat, making it the first North American operator of the longest-range single-aisle aircraft in the world. Air Transat will lease the aircraft through a deal with AerCap, and plans entry into service starting in 2019. The A321LR builds on the success of […]

WOW Air Takes Delivery Of Its First A320neo

WOW Air, the low-fare airline based in Iceland, has taken delivery of its first A320neo (TF-MAX • MSN 7560) on a lease from Air Lease Corporation. WOW Air is an all-Airbus operator with a dozen aircraft in its fleet to date. The order, announced last year includes five A320 Family Aircraft. Of these, three A321neo […]

Watch How WestJet Lands Two Guinness World Records Titles

WestJet announced today it set two GUINNESSTM WORLD RECORDS titles when the airline built and illuminated a kilometer-wide prize wheel in the Utah desert as flight 1118 from Toronto, descended into Las Vegas. On board, one lucky guest received the Vegas trip-of-a-lifetime when their seat number appeared on the giant LED wheel. Watch how the […]

Pratt & Whitney Canada Produces 100,000th Engine

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) celebrated the production of its 100,000th engine this month, as a testament to P&WC’s longevity and leadership in the global aerospace market. Today, P&WC has 60,000 in-service engines operated by 12,300 customers in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Its engine families span across general aviation, regional turboprops, business […]

WestJet to Purchase Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

WestJet announced today a definitive purchase agreement with The Boeing Company for up to 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. This agreement includes commitments for 10 Boeing 787-9 aircraft to be delivered between the first quarter of 2019 and December 2021, with options for an additional 10 aircraft to be delivered between 2020 and 2024. The […]