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news September 22, 2011 Where the Customer is King

Although its creation was driven by internal needs, London Air Services has become an external success due to a proven, client-driven approach.

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 Hawks Flying Again

The Royal Canadian Air Force resumed training with BAe CT-155 Hawks on August 22 after a 10-week 'operational pause' forced by the failure of a low-pressure turbine (LPT) blade in another of the fleet's Rolls-Royce Adour turbofans.

news August 23, 2011 First Air Flight 6560

TSB crash site review delayed pending completion of RCMP and coroner investigations.

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.