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Clement Charpentreau
Two of Justin Trudeau’s governmental planes out of order

Justin Trudeau fell victim to Murphy’s Law: after his official plane was damaged in a hangar last month, the Prime Minister of Canada had to take a spare aircraft to attend the NATO summit that took place in the United Kingdom on December 2, 2019. However, upon landing in London, a defect in the replacement plane’s engine was detected. A third aircraft had to be ferried to carry Trudeau home....


Canadian authorities restrict A220 engine thrust after incidents
Clement Charpentreau
Canadian authorities restrict A220 engine thrust after incidents

Transport Canada, the Canadian civil aviation authority, has issued an emergency airworthiness directive to reduce the engine thrust of Airbus A220 aircraft under certain conditions after several engine incidents were reported....


Clement Charpentreau
Airbus withdraws Eurofighter Typhoon from Canadian tender

Confirming the rumors that spread earlier this summer, Airbus announced its withdrawal from the Canadian fighter jet replacement tender, citing NORAD security requirements and recent changes to the industrial specifications....


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
WestJet pilot injured by laser beam while flying over Florida

A WestJet pilot flying from Newfoundland to Florida had his eyes burned by green laser light in the evening of May 18, 2019....


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....


Clement Charpentreau
FAA’s judgement no longer taken at face value?

Three different authority agencies announced on March 19, 2019, they would each review the safety of the MCAS independently: the Federal Aviation Authority, the European Aviation Safety Agency and Transport Canada. The same day, Boeing and the FAA reshuffled some of their management team....


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.   ...


Alexis Joseph David Fafard
Flight training havens in Canada

 The lack of centralization of the educational component of the flight training regulatory framework has created “flight training havens” in Canada....