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Rytis Beresnevicius
Halloween special: Top 5 scariest aviation close calls

While throughout history aviation got more comfortable and safer, on some occasions, that comfort and safety were almost thrown out the window. These are some of the scariest near-accidents that happened in the skies....


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Stinky emergency: Air Canada Rouge forced to land due strong odor

A fruit is determined to be the culprit of Air Canada emergency landing on September 17, 2019. The airline’s Boeing 767 with 253 onboard was en route from Vancouver to Montreal (Canada) when a strong odor was detected. Declaring PAN-PAN, the aircraft turned around and landed safely in Vancouver. Turns out, there were no gas leak or similar hazard ‒ only a cargo of durian fruit.   ...


AeroTime Team
Air Canada severe turbulence incident: final report released

Canadian authorities finish the investigation of the Air Canada severe turbulence incident during which 37 people were injured in July 2019....


Ruta Burbaite
Air Canada joins Southwest, cuts Boeing 737 MAX flights till 2020

Canada’s flagship carrier Air Canada, much like Southwest Airlines in the U.S., has given up hopes to resume its Boeing 737 MAX flights in 2019. With the release of second quarter 2019 results, the airline announced it will remove MAX flights from its schedule until “at least” early January, 2020. Despite posting better-than-expected results, the company now expects the continued grounding of the planes to weigh down its perform...


Clement Charpentreau
Air Canada Boeing 777 hits unexpected turbulence, 30 injured

An Air Canada Boeing 777-200 operating from Vancouver (Canada) to Sydney (Australia) was hit by unexpected turbulence on July 11, 2019. Thirty-seven people were injured, out of which nine more seriously. The plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Honolulu (Hawaii)....


Clement Charpentreau
Boeing admits falsifying documents of Air Canada Dreamliner?

Among the reports that the U.S. Department of Justice is starting to investigate the production of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a specific manufacturing incident involving the aircraft has come to light. Boeing seemingly admitted that some documents regarding a Dreamliner sold to Air Canada had been falsified. That same plane experienced an oil leak, after ten months of service.  ...


AeroTime Team
Air Canada, Transat get another go-ahead for acquisition in 2020

Air Canada and Transat conclude a definitive arrangement agreement, moving another step closer to a $520 million worth purchase deal. ...


AeroTime Team
Canadian stir ups: WestJet to go private, Air Canada expand

Ownership changes are looming over Canadian airlines. First, private equity company Onex announced intentions to buy WestJet, and now Air Canada is looking into Montreal based tour operator with a private airline of its own....


AeroTime Team
After bans, who still flies the Boeing 737 Max?

Multiple countries and operators opted to ground Boeing 737 MAX fleets until investigation into Ethiopian Airlines crash provides answers whether these planes are safe. In light of these events, only a third of global MAX fleet remains operational.  ...


AeroTime Team
Canadian carriers strive to increase foreign voting shares

WestJet, Air Canada is seeking shareholder approval to increase the limits on foreign ownership and control of their voting shares.   ...