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Sleepless flights: ICAO working on pilot fatigue guidelines

Word from Montreal is that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) — that august repository of flying knowledge and global winged harmony — is working to bring sleep standards for helicopter pilots in line for guidelines long since established for...

source: By Mark Huber
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A 50-year-old man lies on a remote island in Algonquin Park. His back is injured from a fall, and he has trouble breathing. Snow showers cloud the sky. The situation is worrisome until a loud, welcome sound breaks through the air: the whir of a CH-146 Griffon helicopter.

source: SKIES Magazine

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has announced the status of development on its new high-performance Cessna Denali single-engine turboprop, as the program begins fabrication of the first test articles. The clean-sheet...

source: SKIES Magazine

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) called in its eye in the sky to target rule-breaking motorists in the London, Ontario, area. Using a Cessna 206 plane, police laid 30 traffic charges in a single-day blitz on Highway...

source: London Free Press

It's back to basics for Canada's famed Snowbirds as the squadron takes a break from airshows to practice. The stunt pilots have abruptly withdrawn from six appearances in the U.S. and Canada until June. The decision was announced after the team leader raised concerns over...

source: CTV News

The Alberni Valley Regional Airport re-opened to limited air traffic and already aviation traffic has picked up. Construction to the runway is two months behind schedule after closing last July for an expansion. The first aircraft to land on the newly expanded runway...

source: Alberni Valley News

Some Islanders got a higher appreciation of the role Canadian pilots had during the First World War. Two of the replica military biplanes that were flown during last month's 100th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in France were on display in Charlottetown.

source: The Guardian


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