Category: US & Canada

Bombardier Continues African Market Penetration with Pre-Owned Q400

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that the company successfully placed three pre-owned Q400 turboprops with PassionAir from the Republic of Ghana. The airline acquired the aircraft through a dry-lease with a third party. “Bombardier has sold about 3,500 new regional aircraft to date, and we continue to be very active on the used aircraft market.” said […]

Delta and Virgin Atlantic Will Be First Airline Partnership to Achieve Level 3 Certification

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines are on track to become the first global airline partnership to achieve Level 3 Certification on the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) New Distribution Capability (NDC), standard 18.1. Virgin has already achieved Level 3 Certification, and Delta expects to do the same in the next month. This will allow […]

Stolen Horizon Air Aircraft Crashed into Forest

A Horizon Air de Havilland Dash 8-400, performing an unauthorized flight from Seattle, WA (USA) to an undefined destination, departed Seattle’s runway without takeoff clearance with tower trying to query callsign and authorization. Pierce County, WA Sheriff’s Office reported a 29 year old employee of Horizon Air stole the aircraft and performed an unauthorized takeoff. […]

Honda Aircraft Company Begins HondaJet Elite Deliveries

Honda Aircraft Company announced today that it has begun deliveries of its new advanced aircraft, the HondaJet Elite, at its headquarters in Greensboro, NC. Deliveries of the HondaJet Elite begin as the HondaJet marks the first half of 2018 as the most delivered aircraft in its class, based on information provided by the General Aviation […]

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 […]

Lockheed Martin Delivers 52nd C-5M Super Galaxy

Lockheed Martin delivered the 52nd C-5M Super Galaxy strategic transport modernized under the U.S. Air Force’s Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP). The delivery completes the RERP upgrade, which extends the service life of the C-5 fleet out until the 2040s. Lockheed Martin began RERP development work in 2001. RERP incorporates more than 70 improvements […]

Rolls-Royce Increases Annual Earnings Outlook Despite Trent Engine Problems

Rolls-Royce has delivered better-than-expected half-year results, allowing the company to raise its full-year earnings outlook. Pre-tax profit of £81 million was reported for the first half of 2018 compared to a loss of £126 million for the same period last year. Underlying operating profit was reported at £141 million compared to a loss of £84 […]

Boeing and Lockheed Martin Get Caught Up in USAF Competition

Mixed signals from the Trump administration’s “America First” initiative are creating a confusing economic environment for U.S. companies despite a booming U.S. economy, which could make the “America First” and “Made in America” initiatives unattainable for American business. President Trump says he wants more U.S. corporations to move production and supply chains back to the […]

Bombardier’s 90-seat Q400 Gets Transport Canada Nod

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that its 90-passenger Q400 aircraft configuration has received its certification from Transport Canada, becoming the first in-production commercial turboprop in the world to reach that capacity. “With increasing growth in the number of passengers per departure in the turboprop market, we are excited to offer our customers a higher-capacity configuration and […]

Air Canada Boeing 788 Turns off Runway into Dead End

An Air Canada Boeing 788, performing flight from Montreal, QC (Canada) to Tokyo Narita (Japan) with 201 passengers and 11 crew, landed on Tokyo Narita’s runway 16L and slowed to taxi speed. The aircraft subsequently vacated the runway via an apparent high speed turn off but became stuck due to the taxiway’s surface not being […]