news September 22, 2011 Did the Canadian Air and Space Museum Have to Be Locked Out?
David Soknacki, the chair of the Crown corporation that abruptly changed the locks on the Downsview, Ont.-based Canadian Air and Space Museum (CASM) on September 20, 2011, has admitted he doesn't know if locking out CASM staff was actually necessary.
news September 14, 2011 Lightning Strikes
The Canadian government's decision to purchase the F-35A Lightning II to replace the Royal Canadian Air Force's aging CF-18 Hornets has raised serious concerns, including whether the F-35 is the right fighter jet for Canada.
news September 2, 2011 Hicks & Lawrence Limited announces the opening of its aviation school Discovery Aviation Academy
Hicks & Lawrence Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc., is pleased to announce the opening of its aviation school, Discovery Aviation Academy (DAA).
news September 2, 2011 Hawks Flying Again
The Royal Canadian Air Force resumed training with BAe CT-155 Hawks on August 22 after a 10-week 'operational pause'Â forced by the failure of a low-pressure turbine (LPT) blade in another of the fleet's Rolls-Royce Adour turbofans.
news August 30, 2011 Discovery Air launches Hybrid Air Vehicles’ Commercial Heavy Lift Program
Canadian specialty aviation services firm Discovery Air, through its newest subsidiary Discovery Air Innovations, has signed on as the launch customer for Hybrid Air Vehicles Limited Commercial Heavy Lift program.
news August 25, 2011 Conference Board releases Canadian aerospace sector review
There is good news, tempered with some cautionary notes, in a review of the Canadian aerospace sector released on August 25 by the Conference Board of Canada.
news August 12, 2011 Communication Breakdown: Bridging the gap between pilots and AMEs
Communication is the dynamic process of transmitting, receiving and interpreting messages. In the context of aviation technical dispatch these messages are usually spoken or written. Making assumptions about unspoken or unwritten messages is a dangerous habit which can introduce risk where airworthiness is concerned.
news August 12, 2011 Aircraft Await POCs from Transport Canada
Effective April 1, 2011, Transport Canada resumed full responsibility for issuing private operator certificates (POCs) to new applicants as well as for processing changes to existing certificate holders. Canadian aircraft operators continue to be responsible for complying with requirements for maintaining their aircraft and Transport Canada continues to assess compliance.