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    The plane truth about diesel fuel
    The Globe and Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    If you're a doubter who still believe that diesels may be okay for trucks and buses but not for cars, how do you feel about diesel-powered aircraft? Cessna has announced it's dropping the turbocharged gasoline piston engine from its popular 182 Skylane and replacing it with a four-cylinder diesel. Cessna says the diesel, from the French company SMA, is 42 per cent more fuel-efficient than the gasoline engine, more reliable and quieter, too. More

    Airport gets its own slippery-surface website
    The Winnipeg Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Winnipeg's airport now broadcasts surface conditions, in real time, to pilots preparing to touch down. Dubbed 'SNOWiz,' the system launched recently. It sends runway surface conditions to airlines and pilots online. More

    A picture perfect pilot
    The Moose Jaw Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    For Captain Zacharie Charbonneau it all started in his teens when his parents got him a point-and-shoot camera for Christmas. "You get one and then you're constantly upgrading your kit and next thing you're knee deep in the stuff," says Charbonneau about how his love for photography took off after that first camera. More


    Four French Universities have selected the sporty Zodiac CH 650B as their “teaching” aircraft of choice. Canadian-manufactured parts for two aircraft have already been shipped; Zenair will deliver parts for five more in 2013. The LSA-type aircraft will be assembled by engineering and tech students and used by local flying schools once completed. More...

    Analyst downgrades Bombardier on forecast of weak third-quarter results
    The Montreal Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Bombardier is expected to post soft third-quarter results, prompting at least one analyst to downgrade his rating for the plane and train manufacturer and trim his share target price. Analysts on average expect that the Montreal-based plane and train manufacturer will earn 11 cents per share in adjusted profits on $4.68 billion of revenues when results are revealed. More


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    New proposals to tackle pilot fatigue face turbulence
    The Vancouver Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A new proposal by a government-led study group to toughen the rules for combating pilot fatigue is facing stiff opposition from some industry players. Transport Canada's aviation regulatory advisory council will convene next week to review proposals by its pilot fatigue management working group to modernize Canada's regulations. More

    Comox Valley Airport a perfect gallery for local artists    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Comox Valley Airport has become the perfect gallery for artists in the northern Vancouver Island region. It's a busy venue, recording over 600,000 passengers passing through the airport each year. More

    Who better to serve the needs of pilots than other pilots? Inspired by this thought, in 2009, two flight instructors founded UNIK Pilot Shop. UNIK Pilot Shop pledges to uphold the highest ethical standards. Knowing that our customers’ satisfaction is essential to our success, we take great care to understand our client’s needs and to supply them with quality products.       more

    In storm's wake, U.S. airlines learn it's best to cancel early
    CTV News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Hurricane Sandy has left more than 16,000 flight cancellations in its wake. Chaos at airports? Hardly. Not long ago, a powerful storm pounding the Northeast would have brought havoc to some of the nation's busiest airports: families sleeping on cots; passengers stuck for hours on planes hoping to take off; and dinners cobbled together from near-empty vending machines. More

    Global airline passenger traffic growth slows: aviation body    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Global air passenger traffic growth has slowed considerably, and rose by just 4.1 per cent year-on-year in September, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said. Global air cargo demand meanwhile grew just 0.6 per cent in September compared with the same month in 2011, the Geneva-based organisation said in a statement. More

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    Ajax and Pickering skies get new jet flight path
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    Ajax and Pickering residents looking to the sky may have noticed something different this year. An extra airplane arrival route for Toronto's Pearson International Airport was added over the Ajax and Pickering area, breaking an existing route into two. Many residents have contacted the News Advertiser about noticing planes travelling the new route. More

    Airport tunnel now belongs to Calgary Airport Authority
    CBC News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The City of Calgary has handed over responsibility for the new airport tunnel to the Calgary Airport Authority now that the city has finished pouring the tunnel's concrete. More
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