news February 25, 2021 KC-46 tanker to assume limited operations
One of the contenders for Canada’s Strategic Tanker Transport Capability project is now conducting limited operations for the United States Air Force.
news February 25, 2021 GAMA releases aircraft billings and shipments report; piston deliveries ‘steady’ in 2020
According to GAMA, Piston airplane deliveries in 2020 were “steady,” with 1,312 deliveries for the year — a 0.9 percent decrease over 2019. Other segments saw more significant declines.
news February 23, 2021 Flight of Icarus: Canadian company proposes multi-role tactical aircraft
Montreal, Quebec-based Icarus Aerospace opens up about its Tactical Air Vehicle platform as it seeks government funding and market traction.
news February 22, 2021 Dozens of Boeing 777s grounded after United Airlines engine failure
Operations of some Boeing 777 planes have been suspended after United Airlines Flight 328, a 777-200 powered by the Pratt & Whitney PW4077 engine, experienced a right engine failure shortly after takeoff from Denver.
news February 19, 2021 U.S. Air Force looks to radically overhaul its fighter plans
New clean-sheet designs, legacy fighters, and fifth-generation stealth could all operate together. Future use of the F-35A, in particular, could be impacted by ongoing engine wear issues.
news February 17, 2021 Transport Canada responds to claims that 737 Max remains unstable
A claim that the Boeing 737 Max remains inherently unstable — despite its problematic MCAS controls software having been rectified — has been dismissed as untrue by a senior Transport Canada official.
news February 17, 2021 De Havilland Canada to pause Dash 8 production at Downsview
Production of the Dash 8-400 turboprop will pause once orders for the type this year are built. Roughly 500 employees are estimated to be affected.
news February 16, 2021 Canada seeking qualified bidders for Polaris replacement
The invitation to qualify is the first step in a three-phase procurement process to replace the Royal Canadian Air Force CC-150 Polaris strategic airlift fleet.