Category: US & Canada

CAE Expands Its Pilot Training Capacity In Phoenix

CAE announced at the 42nd Regional Airline Association (RAA) Annual Convention the deployment of a new Bombardier CRJ900 full-flight simulator in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, which is now ready for training. The new CAE 7000XR Series FFSs will be equipped with the CAE Tropos 6000XR visual system, offering unprecedented realism. Furthermore, a CAE-built Embraer ERJ-145 full-flight […]

From Biofuels To 3-D Printing, Aviation Is Going Green

The aviation industry is rapidly expanding, particularly within the Middle East and Asia Pacific. In fact, China alone is projected to overtake the U.S. as the world’s leading aerospace market by 2024. In addition, the rise of low-cost airline fares and budget flyers mean that air travel will soon be accessible to much of the […]

Bombardier Continues To Expand Worldwide Parts Availability

Bombardier Business Aircraft confirmed its continued expansion of worldwide parts availability for its growing fleet of Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft. As part of the company’s commitment to operators in the United States, Latin America, and Asia, Bombardier Business Aircraft recently opened parts depots in Miami, Florida and Tianjin, China. Combined with its two-year warranty […]

Pacific Coastal Airlines Hit By Lightning

There were some scary moments for passengers aboard a small plane en route from Comox to Vancouver on Monday night. Emergency crews were called to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) after Pacific Coastal Airlines flight 713, carrying 27 passengers and three crew members, was struck by lightning. Airline spokesperson Kevin Boothroyd said the aircraft was struck […]

United Gives 747 Special Send-Off

United Airlines will say goodbye to the Boeing 747 Nov. 7 with a special flight to Hawaii that commemorates its first use of the airliner in commercial service. The flight sold out within hours on Tuesday. The last scheduled United 747 revenue flight will be from Seoul to SFO on Oct. 29. United was the […]

Horizon Airlines Exits Colorado Springs Over Pilot Shortage

Horizon Air – operating for Alaska Airlines – will cancel its 1x daily Seattle service from Colorado Springs due to a pilot shortage. The service is expected to end on November 4, the airport has announced. Horizon’s operations have been severely hampered this year by a lack of qualified pilots for its fleet of fifty-two […]

Frontier Fined $1.5 Million For Denver Tarmac Delays

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has fined Frontier Airlines (F9, Denver Int’l) USD1.5 million for lengthy tarmac delays following a snowstorm in Denver Int’l last December. Of the total fine, the DOT has waived USD900,000 because of compensation already paid by the airline to passengers. Under DOT regulations, aircraft with more than 30 passenger […]

Northrop Grumman To Acquire Orbital ATK For US$9.2bn

Northrop Grumman Corporation, a leading global security company, and Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, have entered into a definitive agreement under which Northrop Grumman will acquire Orbital ATK for approximately US$7.8bn in cash, plus the assumption of US$1.4bn in net debt. Orbital ATK shareholders will receive all-cash consideration of US$134.50 […]

How Blockchain And Cloud Can Reinforce Cyber Security In Commercial Aviation?

From keeping aircraft in the air to checking passengers in, aviation organizations rely heavily on IT systems. But data collected from the growing number of aircraft, routes and passengers has increased the pressure on these systems, while legacy and inflexible IT systems are also leaving airlines vulnerable to the growing threat of cyber-attacks. Jeff Cass, […]

Spirit Pilots Vote To Authorize Strike If Mediation Fails

After contract negotiations broke down Sept 9, pilots for Fort Lauderdale-based Ultra LCC Spirit Airlines voted unanimously Sept. 13 to authorize a strike if further mediation efforts are unproductive. According to the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), which represents Spirit pilots, if and when the National Mediation board (NMB) decides that additional talks are ineffectual, […]