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Friday, April 28, 2017

Canada, Summit Air Expands, Summit Air has added an AVRO RJ-100 to its Fleet

Summit Air has anounced it’s building a new operating base at Calgary International Airport and added its largest Aircraft to date to its fleet.

The company, which is a subsidiary of construction giant Ledcor, specializes in Fly-in, Fly-out services to mining operations in the North from Edmonton and Yellowknife.
 “We have had a Calgary base in our plans for a number of years. Some of our clients have come to us recently and expressed a desire to move their workforce rotations out of Calgary which aligned well with our long-term strategy,” said Paul McElligott, President of Summit Air and President & COO, Ledcor Resources and Transportation. “Adding Calgary as an operational base will facilitate further growth into the southern markets not currently serviced by Summit Air and will help connect our jet fleet Flights to Canada’s third largest airport, and its network of national and international Flights.”

The company has added an AVRO RJ-100 to its fleet of RJ-85s. The high-wing jets can operate from gravel Runways common at mining operations and have self contained airstairs and APUs to allow operation into unserviced fields. The new Aircraft seats 111 passengers and the 85s seat 90.

The Calgary base will open in the next few months.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wasaya Welcomes World’s First Dash 8-100 Package Freighter to its Fleet

Wasaya Welcomes World’s First Dash 8-100 Package Freighter to its Fleet

Wasaya announced an exciting addition to their fleet, the World’s first Dash 8-100 Package Freighter (PF).
The Dash 8-100PF is a converted passenger to freighter aircraft.The conversion has been accomplished by Voyageur Aviation Corp. of North Bay, Ontario.    
Voyageur designed the Dash 8-100PF to offer an economically sound option in the regional aircraft freight market.With a 10,000 lb payload, the aircraft 
moves more cargo, faster and at a lower unit cost than other freight aircraft operating in the region.
According to Michael Rodyniuk, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wasaya, the addition of the Dash 8-100PF is an innovative game changer and an 
essential strategic advantage for Wasaya in our new business model.    
“The Dash 8 100PF is built and converted in Canada, designed for rugged environmentod Canada and perfectly suited to move cargo into and out of our remote 
communities with short, unimproved, gravel airfields.This cost-effective program of developing DHC-8 100 passenger aircraft and converting it into an effective 
Cargo aircraft with great range, payload and operational efficiency has given Wasaya a unique competitive advantage, helping with the mission to improve the 
quality of life for the people living in communities we serve by reducing the cost of delivering essential goods like groceries, fuels and building materials, into 
the Canadian North.”
The official unveiling and presentation of the aircraft took place on Thursday April 20th at Voyageur Aviation Corp. in North Bay, Ontario beginning at 11:30am.
The aircraft is completing final regulatory approval from Transport Canada and will be delivered to Thunder Bay in May.This is the first of two Dash 8-100PF’s 
Wasaya will add to their fleet this summer.
Celebrating its 27th year in operation, Wasaya Airways is proud to be a 100% First Nations owned airline and the leading provider of quality air transportation 
services to more than 25 communities throughout Ontario, and soon Manitoba.
Wasaya serves 25 destinations in Northwestern Ontario with 60 daily flights and employs 350+ employees, of which over one third are First Nation.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Air Canada apologise for bumping 10-year-old from oversold Flight Air Canada Moncton Airport

Air Canada apologise for bumping 10-year-old from oversold Flight

Air Canada
Moncton Airport

Air Canada has apologised to a Canadian father on Monday after bumping his 10-year-old son off an overbooked Flight last month.  Brett Doyle had booked four tickets to fly from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, to Costa Rica in March.
A day before his family vacation, he tried to check his family in online but could not select a seat for his son.

His wife drove to the airport that same day to speak with an Air Canada staff member, after having already spent hours on the phone with the airline.
She was told the Flight had been oversold and their son had been bumped from the Flight.

The line at Moncton Airport when Mr Doyle's wife arrived to speak with a customer service agent  "The agent told us that the plane only had 28 seats, but that 34 tickets had been sold," Mr Doyle told the Globe and Mail.  "She said it was very unlikely that six people wouldn’t show up for a Flight over March break."
As a result, the family drove two hours to a different airport to catch another Air Canada Flight that would get them to Montreal to catch their connecting Flight to Costa Rica.  But that Flight was cancelled and the family then had to spend the night at a hotel in Halifax.

Air Canada has since apologised to Mr Doyle over the unfortunate error on their part  The family did eventually reach Costa and were offered a $2,482 Air Canada voucher, which expiresin one year.

Air Canada may also cover the family's expenses.

"We are currently following up to understand what went wrong and have apologised to Mr Doyle and his family as well as offered a very generous compensation to the family for their inconvenience," Air Canada spokesperson Isabelle Arthur told the Vancouver Sun by email.

Mr Doyle doesn't want to sound greedy, but he would like to see the airline provide him with the holiday he had originally booked 

Mr Doyle claims it was not until the media interest in their story that Air Canada got in contact with them.

"Without sounding greedy, what I’d really like is to experience the trip we had planned for so many months and this voucher isn’t going to do that," he said.

The issue of overselling Flights has come under the spotlight recently after a 69-year-old doctor was dragged off an overbooked United Airlines Flight from Chicago to Lousville.

The airline later apologised, but not before blaming the passenger and suffering a significant fall in their share price.


Monday, April 24, 2017

Canada’s WestJet Boeing 737-800s To Launch Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier

Canada’s WestJet Boeing 737-800s To Launch Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier

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Canada’s WestJet said it will launch an ‘ultra-low-cost carrier’ later this year, subject to regulatory approvals.

The Airline said the as yet unnamed carrier is expected to launch in late 2017 with an initial fleet of 10 high-density Boeing 737-800s.

“We have built WestJet from its low-cost, regional roots,” the Airline’s chAirman Clive Beddoe said in a statement. "Launching a ULCC will broaden WestJet's growth opportunities and open new market segments by offering more choice to those Canadians looking for lower fares.”

The new Airline is expected to adopt the industry practice of unbundling services by offering a base fare supplemented by extra payments for luggage, onboard food and beverages, and other services.

“The worldview on low-cost Airlines has changed since the launch of WestJet in 1996 and we are responding,” WestJet’s chief executive Gregg Saretsky said. “The complete unbundling of services and products in order to lower fares for the price-sensitive traveller has created the ULCC category and our new Airline will provide Canadians a pro-competitive, cheap and cheerful flying experience from a company with a proven track record.”

WestJet launched in 1996 as a low cost carrier, but in recent years has been moving more upmarket and has continued its international expansion, adding UK and Ireland flights to its North American and Caribbean destinations.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

All-787 Boeing Operations of Vietnam Airlines switched to Australian Routes

All Boeing 787 Airplanes of Vietnam Airlines has been routed via Australia after the Skyteam Alliance member switched both its Melbourne and Sydney services to the next-generation Dreamliner.

Vietnam Airlines’ maiden 787 Boeing Flight to Australia arrived on Friday morning, when VN781 operated by 787-9 VN-A865 landed at Melbourne Tullamarine at about 0930, after an eight hour and 20 minute journey from Ho Chi Minh City. The route was previously served with Airbus A330-200 equipment.

The  Vietnam Airline is the Eighth carrier to serve Melbourne Tullamarine with the Boeing 787 Aircraft alongside Air India, Air New Zealand,  Royal Brunei Airlines, Scoot,Jetstar, United and Xiamen Airlines.

Meanwhile, Vietnam Airlines’ First 787 service to Sydney arrived less than an hour after the Flight to Melbourne landed.

Flight VN773, operated by 787-9 VN-A870, arrived at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport a little after 1010, with passengers taken on a scenic fly over Sydney Harbour prior to landing.
Melbourne is to get another 787 operator with LATAM announcing the start of Melbourne-Santiago nonstop flights from October 2017.

Qantas also places its QF airline code on Vietnam Airlines’ two Australian routes.
Vietnam Airlines previously operated Boeing 777-200ERs on the Ho Chi Minh City-Sydney route. The switch to the Dreamliner totals to nine the number of carriers operating the Aircraft at Sydney – Vietnam Airlines joins Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Jetstar, LATAM Airlines, Scoot, United and Xiamen Airlines.

Farheen Khursheed Khan [MBA] 
Project Manager, 
AeroSoft Corp 


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Support Services GmbH 328,Endorsed by Canada, Wins TCCA Approved Status

Support Services GmbH 328,Endorsed by Canada, Wins TCCA Approved Status.

328 Support Services GmbH (328) has been Endorsed by Canada’s Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) with the Award of broad maintenance approval. It allows 328 to undertake modifications and repairs on any Canadian registered Dornier 328 aircraft, from avionic installations to complete aircraft conversions. The approval also enables 328 to distribute new, used or repaired Dornier 328 Aircrafts spare parts to Canada. With the new approval in place, spare parts and appliances will be delivered to Canadian customers under an EASA Form 1 "triple release" which means that they will be certified under EASA, FAA and TCCA regulations.

"This is another great recognition for 328 Support Services and we are very pleased to receive the approval from Canada where we foresee an increasing business opportunities with strong business partners and we will bring more efficiency in the process of support Pratt & Whitney Canada whose operates a Dornier 328-300” ,crucially, the Award means that we can provide regular spares support to our Canadian customers & business partners. It further expands our maintenance service portfolio and helps grow our client base,"Dave Jackson, Managing Director of 328 quoted.

328 is marking 10 years as Type Certificate holder for the Dorner 328 Jet and turboprop series this year. It currently supports a fleet of around 200 Aircraft worldwide which includes a diverse customer base of regional Airlines, who are flying the Aircraft with 32-seats and business Aviation operators who offer a typical 12 seat VIP configuration or corporate shuttle version. The Aircraft is also used worldwide for special mission, air ambulance and maritime patrol operations.

About 328:

328 is a subsidiary of Sierra Nevada Corporation, USA.  It offers a broad spectrum of services to the Aircraft industry.  Employing over 170 aviation experts it supports more than 200 Aircraft globally. Services offered include Aircraft maintenance, base and line, Avionics installation, refurbishment, exterior painting, Part-M services, STC design activities through its EASA Part 21J Design Organisation (Category 1A), parts' manufacture through its Part 21G Approved Production Organisation (C1, C2 and D1 rating) and bespoke VIP interiors including avionic and IFE upgrades. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Brazilian Football Team's Plane Crash,76 dead, five survive

Brazilian football team's plane crashes in Colombia; 75 dead, 6 survive Chapecoense Real, Chapecoense, Brazil football team plane crash, plane crash colombia, plane Chapecoense club is a football team from southern ...
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Plane crashes in Colombia with 81 on board, including Brazilian footballers  authorities said in a statement. 

Local radio said the same aircraft transported Argentina's national squad for a match earlier this month in Brazil.
Brazil's Chapecoense football team in Colombia plane crash - BBC News
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Colombian plane crash: Brazilian football team among 76 dead
A chartered plane with a Brazilian first division football team has crashed in Colombia while on its way to the finals of a regional tournament, killing 76 ...

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