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Clement Charpentreau
Jazz pilot blinded by laser beam before landing in Ottawa

A pilot of the Canadian airline Jazz received injuries to his eyes from a laser beam as he was on approach to Ottawa....


Clement Charpentreau
Bombardier sells out remaining shares in Airbus A220

Bombardier sold its remaining share in Airbus Canada to Airbus and the Quebec government. The European manufacturer now owns 75% of the A220 program, with the remaining 25% in the hands of Quebec....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Bombardier to review A220 program stake after financial bump

After difficulties in other divisions and financial results that are below expectations, Bombardier indicates that it is considering deleveraging its stake in the Airbus A220 program....


Clement Charpentreau
WestJet Boeing 737 skids off runway in Halifax, no injuries

Upon landing in Halifax, a Boeing 737-800 of the Canadian airline WestJet slid off the runway. The airport had experienced a snowstorm. No injuries were reported....


Clement Charpentreau
Frozen hell: 250 United passengers spend night stranded in a 777

Ever wondered what it would be like to travel on a Santa’s sleigh? We do not know either, but these unlucky passengers on United Airlines flight UA179 had the first-hand experience on what it would be like to spend the night on it. About 250 passengers of a United Airlines flight from New York to Hong Kong spent the night in their grounded plane after it diverted to Happy Valley-Goose Bay airport on January 19, 2019. The temperature wa...


Clement Charpentreau
Harbour Air flies first commercial electric seaplane

A DHC-2 Beaver, operated by the Canadian company Harbour Air and converted into an electric aircraft by the Australian manufacturer magniX, flew for a few minutes over the Fraser River, in British Columbia....


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...