Tag: WestJet

Bombardier Continues its Domination of the North American Turboprop Market

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Calgary-based WestJet Encore Ltd. has signed a firm order for nine Q400 turboprops. The transaction is a conversion of options booked by the airline’s parent company WestJet and will increase WestJet Encore’s fleet to 45 Q400 aircraft. Based on the list price for the Q400 aircraft, the transaction is […]

WestJet Contracts Airline Services Handling

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airline Services Handling, part of the Airline Services Group, has won a significant new contract from Canada’s WestJet, an Alberta-based airline, to provide ground handling services for their newly launched non-stop international flights from London’s Gatwick Airport to six Canadian cities, effective May 7th. WestJet, which is marking its 20th anniversary this year, is serving […]

Boeing Tests New, Larger 737 Max Aircraft at SRQ

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing is testing a new 737 Max aircraft at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport this week. The plane manufacturer began the low-altitude tests on the engine on Monday, according to airport operations manager Lionel Guilbert. The tests require a minimum 80-degree temperature. As long as weather is conducive to the tests, the aircraft will fly again […]

Karen Sheriff Joins WestJet’s Board of Directors

Reading Time: 2 minutes WestJet Airlines  yesterday announced the appointment of Karen Sheriff, as an independent director, to its Board of Directors. The appointment is effective immediately and will bring the total number of Board members to thirteen. “We are pleased to welcome Karen to our Board,” commented WestJet’s Chair of the Board Clive Beddoe. “She will bring a […]

Painting the Disney Frozen-themed plane

Reading Time: < 1 minute The newest custom-painted aircraft to join the WestJet fleet features Anna, Elsa and Olaf from the beloved Disney movie, Frozen. It is WestJet’s second custom aircraft in collaboration with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. WestJetters worked with Disney Artists to design this cool new livery which comes to life in this time-lapse video.