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Sunday, August 31, 2014

General Aviation Pilot Crashes In Atlantic Ocean

General Aviation Pilot Crashes In Atlantic Ocean

F-16 fighter jets under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command assisted the FAA today with an unresponsive general Aviation Aircraft.

The Aircraft took off from Waukesha Airport in Wisconsin and was on its way to Manassas Airport in Virginia when it crashed into the Atlantic ocean, approximately 140 NM SW of Washington, DC.

NORAD is the bi national Canadian and American command that provides maritime warning, Aerospace warning and Aerospace control for Canada and the United States. The command has three subordinate regional headquarters the Alaskan NORAD Region at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska the Canadian NORAD Region at Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg, Manitoba and the Continental NORAD Region at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Canadian Lancaster is grounded ahead of East Kirkby show

Canadian Lancaster is grounded ahead of East Kirkby show

Canadian Lancaster is grounded ahead of East Kirkby show

Engine problems forced Vera out of action during a Flight in County Durham.
Together with its sister Aircraft from the BBMF at Conginsby, the two planes were due to perform at the Bournemouth Air Show this weekend.
That appearance has been cancelled.
The two Aircraft are due to appear at East Kirkby on Tuesday when it is planned for 5,000 fans to see the two Lancasters united with Aviation Museum’s own bomber Just Jane.

The 69 year old Canadian Aircraft had an engine problem before leaving Ontario earlier this month.
It completed the 3,700 mile Flight over the Atlantic but did encounter problems with its braking system after arriving at RAF Coningsby.

The two Lancasters have been a big hit since teaming up and were due to star at major air shows in Bournemouth and in Shoreham this weekend.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Air Canada Reports Record Second Quarter 2014 Results

Air Canada Reports Record Second Quarter 2014 Results

Air Canada today reported second quarter adjusted net income of $139 million or $0.47
per diluted share compared to adjusted net income of $115 million or $0.41 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2013, an improvement of $24 million or 21 per cent.  EBITDAR (1) earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and impairment, and aircraft rent amounted to $456 million compared to EBITDAR of $385 million in the second quarter of 2013. On a GAAP basis, Air Canada reported net income of $223 million or $0.75 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2014 compared to a net loss of $23 million or $0.09 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2013.  Air Canada's second quarter 2014 EBITDAR and GAAP net income results included favourable tax related provision adjustments of $41 million.  These provisions are excluded from Air Canada's adjusted  results.

I am pleased to report that Air Canada delivered its best second quarter financial performance in the Corporation's history, surpassing last year's records in all three measures of operating income, adjusted net income and EBITDAR, said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer.  These results underline the significant incremental progress being achieved through our various value enhancing strategies, as they continue to be implemented.

In addition to seeing good year over year revenue growth in all of our five markets, we have also seen a marked increase in the number of International and U.S.originating customers choosing Air Canada for their global travel plans.  Investments by Air Canada and our industry partners to provide a seamless transfer experience at Canada's major hubs are starting to show results. The performance of Air Canada rougeTM has exceeded expectations and allows Air Canada to now compete more effectively in leisure markets on a more cost effective basis.Combined with Air Canada's other cost transformation strategies, adjusted CASM decreased 4.7 per cent from the previous year's quarter.

During the quarter, Air Canada took delivery of the first two of 37 firm orders for the Boeing Dreamliner 787 Aircraft and a third since, in July.  The renewal of our International fleet with these next generation Aircraft will provide us with significant improvements in fuel efficiency and allow us to offer customers superior comfort and amenities.  We look forward to realizing the full benefits of our International fleet renewal as new Aircraft enter the mainline fleet.

I am especially pleased that once again International air travellers surveyed by the Independent UK based research firm, Skytrax, selected Air Canada as Best Airline in North America for the fifth year in a row.  This honour recognizes the professionalism of our employees and their commitment to taking care of our customers, as well as our investment in providing an award winning product on board our Aircraft and on the ground.

Looking ahead, we remain focused on maintaining the momentum to transform Air Canada into an increasingly profitable company for our shareholders and employees, and executing on our four core priorities: cost transformation, international growth, customer engagement and culture change,concluded Mr. Rovinescu.
Second Quarter Income Statement Highlights
System passenger revenues amounted to $2,965 million, an increase of $208 million or 7.5 per cent from the second quarter of 2013, on a 9.9 per cent growth in traffic as yield declined 2.1 per cent year over year.  Average stage length, on a system-basis, increased 2.5 percent from the same quarter of 2013 and had the effect of reducing yield by 1.5 percentage points.  Passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) decreased 0.8 per cent from the same quarter in 2013 on the lower yield as passenger load factor improved 1.1 percentage points. In the second quarter of 2014, system premium cabin revenues increased $14 million or 2.4 per cent on yield growth of 3.6 per cent partly offset by a traffic decline of 1.2 per cent.
Operating expenses amounted to $3,060 million, an increase of $177 million or 6 per cent from the second quarter of 2013 on an 8.5 per cent increase in capacity.  Included in Other operating expenses in the second quarter of 2014 were favourable tax-related provision adjustments of $41 million.  The unfavourable impact of a weaker Canadian dollar on foreign currency denominated operating expenses (mainly U.S. dollars), when compared to same quarter in 2013, increased operating expenses by $110 million.  This unfavourable currency impact on operating expenses was partially offset by a favourable currency impact on passenger revenues of $70 million.
Air Canada's adjusted cost per available seat mile (adjusted CASM(1)), which excludes fuel expense, the cost of ground packages at Air Canada VacationsTM and unusual items, decreased 4.7 per cent compared to the second quarter of 2013.  The 4.7 per cent reduction in adjusted CASM surpassed the adjusted CASM decrease of 3.5 to 4.5 per cent projected in Air Canada's news release dated May 15, 2014, largely the result of ASM capacity coming at the top end of the expected range and a slight improvement in the value of the Canadian dollar versus what Air Canada assumed in its May 15, 2014 projections.
In the second quarter of 2014, Air Canada recorded operating income of $245 million compared to operating income of $174 million in the second quarter of 2013, an improvement of $71 million. Air Canada's second quarter 2014 operating income results included favourable tax related provision adjustments of $41 millio

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Air Canada Expands Preferred Seating Options for Customers Seeking Additional Legroom on North American Flights

Air Canada Expands Preferred Seating Options for Customers Seeking Additional Legroom on North American Flights

Air Canada today launched an enhanced Preferred Seats program that offers customers the choice of more seats with additional legroom aboard its North American Flights while also making it easier to book a Preferred Seat through multiple channels, including the web, Airport kiosks and mobile devices.    

Air Canada is a leader in offering customers options for enhancing their travel and our expanded Preferred Seats program is yet another convenient way travelers can tailor their travel experience to suit their requirements.    We have reconfigured our narrow-body aircraft with more Preferred Seats, which provide up to an additional four inches (10.16 cm) of legroom, and are making it easier for customers to conveniently purchase these seats when booking or at any time prior to boarding, including through our website, our airport kiosks or mobile devices.    Most Preferred Seats are located near the front of the aircraft, enabling customers to disembark more quickly at destination, said Craig Landry, Vice President of Marketing at Air Canada.

Preferred Seats typically provide 35 inches of legroom compared to standard Economy seats that offer between 31 inches Given their popularity since the option to purchase them was first introduced in 2009, Air Canada recently completed a reconfiguration of its narrow body Aircraft to add more Preferred Seats fleetwide in its Economy Cabin.    For example, on its 97-seat Embraer 190 Aircraft it has increased the number of Preferred Seats to 24 from eight, while on its 146 seat Airbus A320 Aircraft the number has been increased to 36 from 16.Seat charts showing Preferred Seat locations on Air Canada    
Preferred Seats are also available on Air Canada mainline wide body Aircraft and Embraer 175 Aircraft operated by SkyRegional for Air Canada Express.

Customers can further personalize their travel by selecting a Preferred Seat for individual legs of their journey or entire trip through a simplified process at the time of booking or at any time prior to boarding Air Canada is also expanding its kiosk and mobile functions for booking Preferred Seats up until time of boarding that will be available starting at the end of August. The cost for Preferred Seats starts at $20 per flight segment for a Tango fare and varies with the length of each Flight leg and a customer’s Altitude frequent flier status.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Oakville Aerospace Pioneer Recipient Of Northern Lights Award

Oakville Aerospace Pioneer Recipient Of Northern Lights Award

An Oakville Aerospace pioneer will be among those receiving the Elsie MacGill Northern Lights Award during a special ceremony in Vaughan. 

Eva Martinez, director at Oakville’s UTC Aerospace Systems Landing Gear, is being recognized for her career in the Aerospace field, which saw her become an Aeronautical Engineer, serve as Canada’s First Female Military observer and, ultimately, become a director for one of the world’s largest suppliers of Technologically advanced Aerospace and defence products.

The Elsie MacGill Northern Lights Award, named after the world’s first female Aircraft designer, recognizes outstanding women in Aviation and Aerospace to inspire and encourage increased participation in these industries by heightening their visibility as role models promoting awareness of the vast opportunities in all sectors and ensuring organizations recognize and benefit from women’s diverse talents.

I was very surprised. The nomination went in without me even knowing about it. It’s always exciting to learn that someone feels that way, that you are worthy of being nominated. 
To learn that I had actually been selected was definitely a surprise.
Martinez said her interest in aviation began at a young age and led her to join Air Cadets at the age of 14 with the hope of becoming a Pilot.

Fairly quickly, however, Martinez’s career took a turn toward leadership. During Air Cadets, she took senior leadership courses before taking command of her squadron.

The fact that she wore glasses hampered dreams of flying with the Canadian Forces.

However, Martinez found a new calling and graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada and the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Engineering Management and a specialty in Aerospace.

I decided to go the route of aeronautical engineering so I was basically on the ground fixing the airplanes. That was the career path that I took and it was amazing.

I did a tour in Greenwood, N.S., with a search and rescue squadron and did OJT all across Canada on almost all of Canada’s aviation fleet.

Martinez would serve in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1989-2002 as an Aeronautical Engineer, retiring with the rank of Major.
During this military career she helped the Chilean Air Force and the Guatemalan Army with the integration of women in their respective militaries.

In 1996, she also participated in the United Nations Mission to Guatemala as Canada’s first female military observer as part of an international contingent responsible for overseeing a ceasefire following the end of a 36-year-old civil war.
That was probably the highlight of my military career, said Martinez.

Various Spanish speaking officers from around the world there were 155 of us came together in Guatemala to oversee the ceasefire. There were six verification centres set up across the country where we would receive the ex combatants, the guerillas. They would come to these camps and we would take their weapons, their ammunition, their uniforms, and, in exchange, they would be given civilian clothing, a small allowance and basically an identity as a citizen.

The mission was expected to take six months, but was carried out in just three months.
Martinez said being part of a peace process was life changing and had no shortage of stories following the experience.

I was the only female on the mission so it certainly made for some interesting dynamics with the men (other international observers) I was serving with in terms of getting along and what women can and can’t do.

We set up our camp and the expectation was that I would be doing all the cooking. Another time, I volunteered to drive one of the four by fours and the thought was You are a woman. You can’t drive.’ I just had to deal with a lot of these archaic stereotypes.

Martinez is currently a director at Oakville’s UTC Aerospace Systems Landing Gear, a company responsible for the design, manufacture, assembly, testing and delivery of fully integrated landing gear.

The mother of three will be in good company during the awards ceremony, where Canada’s first woman astronaut, Dr. Roberta Bondar will give the keynote address after receiving the Northern Lights Pioneer Award.

Martinez participates in several boards including Women in Aerospace Canada, the Air Cadet League of Canada Ontario Provincial Committee, and the Spanish Speaking Education Network.

She lives with her husband Bill Foster and their three children, Emi (9) Ken (4), and Willa (3).

The Oakville resident is hoping young women and girls will learn a lesson from her story.
There isn’t anything that they can’t do. I feel very strongly that with the right educational background and the right passion, women can do anything, said Martinez.

You have to have a desire to do it and there is going to be hard work involved, but I have always found that the harder the work, the more rewarding it is at the end.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Viking Will Be Back, Despite Aircraft Missing LABACE Static

Viking Will Be Back, Despite Aircraft Missing LABACE Static

70 Aircraft scheduled to be parked in the LABACE 2014 static display here at Congonhas Airport in São Paulo, the Viking Twin Otter was the only one that didn’t make it to the big stage. The company got its display Aircraft here all the way from Canada a customer Aircraft, to be delivered after the show, but that wasn’t enough. We got the Aircraft here in time, but not through Customs, Viking’s International sales and marketing v p Evan McCorry told AIN, It was more of a timing issue than anything else, a combination of circumstances.This left a space in front of Viking’s chalet, which it duly filled with tables and a model of the Aircraft. Interested parties still got to see the Twin Otter, at Líder Aviação’s hangar.

Despite the disappointment this year, Viking is planning on coming to future LABACEs, as it sees a firm fit between Latin America and its new Twin Otter Series 400, of which it has sold 110 worldwide, with deliveries in the 50s. It already has what it describes as an outstanding customer in the Peruvian Air Force, which uses the versatile twin turboprop to bring services to regions that are otherwise unreachable.If you take what they’re doing with the Otter in the Peruvian Amazon, and just flip that over to the Brazilian Amazon, that’s a fit, remarked McCorry.

This may be Viking’s first LABACE, but it is the seventh for Evan McCorry, who came to Viking after heading international sales for Beechcraft. We’ve identified Latin America as a strategic market moving forward. If you look at our kinds of operations, we’re on the fringe of what others are capable of. The Twin Otter 400 can land on grass, on gravel, on sand, on dirt, on mud and on water. And it can carry more than a King Air.

The Viking Twin Otter can be fitted with a variety of landing gear wheels, banana floats, amphibious floats, and even skis for landing on snow. ABAG’s new Yearbook of Brazilian General Aviation shows that Brazil has only 36 amphibious or float equipped Aircraft among some 14,000 GA Aircraft in total, despite its vast areas with many rivers but few roads.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Bright Future In Aviation for Gibsons Air Cadet

Bright Future In Aviation for Gibsons Air Cadet

Cadet Jordan Olsen of Gibsons recently returned from the regional gliding school on the basic Aviation course.

Jordan, a member of 858 Skookumchuk Squadron, is one of 21 air cadets from across B.C. selected for the opportunity to complete the course in Comox. This course provides cadets with the fundamentals of Aviation Training by expanding Aviation knowledge through learning, experience and exposure. The basic Aviation course hopes to inspire cadets to further pursue Aviation training while providing the groundwork necessary to be accepted into an advanced Aviation course.

Throughout the course cadets learn radio communication, the principles of Flight and propulsion, Airmanship, meteorology and air navigation. They are also given the opportunity to tour the Comox Air Traffic Control tower, 442 Search and Rescue Squadron and meet with the wildlife control officer to expand their knowledge of Aviation as a whole.

The course culminates with cadets building model aircraft out of balsa wood and completing the round the pole challenge where they must correctly assemble the Aircraft in order for it to electrify and fly around the pole.

If your goal is to become a Pilot, this is an awesome course to take. It could be the first step towards a career in Aviation, Mr.Jordan said.

Like the cadet program itself, this course lays the foundation for so many of the concepts that the cadets will grasp as they move forward in their lives, added Lt.Col Keith Stewart, commanding officer of RGS (Pacific). Fitness, leadership, citizenship and stimulating an interest in Aviation and in the RCAF it all happens on this course. For all cadets, this course is the beginning of a career in aviation or in any one of thousands of different career paths they may choose to follow.

Royal Canadian Air Cadets is a national co educational youth organization sponsored in partnership by the Canadian Forces and the civilian Air Cadet League of Canada. In B.C. there are approximately 3,700 air cadets enrolled in 57 squadrons. The B.C. Ministry of Education, Skills and Training recognizes the cadet program as a ministry accepted External Course for which students may receive graduation credit.

If you are interested in joining the Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron contact 858 Skookumchuk Squadron’s Commanding Officer Lt. Sharon Goddard at or join the squadron Wednesdays at Davis Bay Elementary School starting Sept.16.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Challenges Air Canada’s Plan to Reduce Flight Attendants

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Challenges Air Canada’s Plan to Reduce Flight Attendants

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is challenging a Transport Canada decision to exempt Air Canada from maintaining the current ratio of one Flight attendant for every 40 passenger seats on commercial Flights. CUPE, the union representing more than 7,000 Air Canada Flight attendants, says the exemption is unlawful, and has filed a legal challenge with the Federal Court to have the exemption quashed. The union claims that reducing the number of Flight attendants on an Aircraft is a threat to passenger safety should something go wrong mid Flight, such as fire, evacuation, cabin decompression or a terrorist attack.

Fewer Flight attendants means more risks for passengers. We're confident the courts will see this simple fact. said Michel Cournoyer, president of CUPE's Airline Division.
CUPE has asked the Federal Court for a judicial review of Transport Canada's decision to grant the
exemption to Air Canada. CUPE will argue that the exemption is illegal because the criteria set out in the Aeronautics Act for granting such an exemption were ignored by Transport Canada. 

Bending to Airline Industry Pressures to reduce the number of Flight attendants for the sake of increasing profits is inexcusable, said Cournoyer. The threat this exemption poses is undeniable.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Air Canada’s Favourable Top Line 2Q2014 Results But 7% Capacity Growth Provokes Reduced Yields

Air Canada’s Favourable Top Line 2Q2014 Results But 7% Capacity Growth Provokes Reduced Yields

Air Canada’s record profitability in 2Q2014 is being undermined by a decline in the Airline’s yield performance, resulting in the Airline defending its strategy of improving its bottom line by an increased stage length and a higher proportion of economy seating. 

The underlying philosophy is that Air Canada is creating a framework for unit cost to decline at a greater level than yields and unit revenues as it works to reduce its unit cost, excluding fuel, by 15% from CY2012 levels in the medium term. 

It may take some time for the market to understand Air Canada’s tactics but the Airline’s 2Q2014 results seem to indicate there is merit to the line’s efforts to meet its goals of long standing profitability.

Air Canada’s higher mix of economy seating dilutes yields
Air Canada’s yields fell 2% year on year in 2Q2014 largely through a combination of a 2.5% increase in stage length, the operation of higher density Aircraft and a higher proportion of economy class seats in operation. The Airline’s passenger unit revenues fell 0.8% year on year.

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