Aviation and Aerospace Headlines

Feb 5, 2016

 

Kelowna airport buys golf course for future expansion

It’s going to stay open for now but the Shadow Ridge golf club will eventually become part of the Kelowna International Airport.

The city has announced the purchase of the 18-hole golf course that lies directly south of the airport and has long been known by golfers enjoying a game to also enjoy close up views of aircraft of all kinds taking off and landing. Read more

North Peace Airport tops 257,000 passengers in 2015

A new record of 257,295 passengers came through the airport in 2015, up from the 252,729 passengers seen in 2014.

“In the face of some economic headwinds, the region continues to grow therefore the airport traffic continues to grow,” said Lee Lipton, director of air service and cargo development with Vantage Airport Group, which manages the airport on behalf of the North Peace Airport Society. Read more

U.S. looks to Canadian model as it debates air-traffic-control privatization

A major debate is underway about how to fix the United States’ bureaucratic air traffic control network, and stakeholders are looking north to Canada’s privatized system for a model of how it should be done.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has struggled for years to secure enough funding to update its aging infrastructure, while Ottawa-based Nav Canada has quietly turned itself into a global leader in technology, exporting its know-how around the world. Read more

VIH Aerospace participates in trade delegation to Asia

VIH Aerospace (VIHA), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services will take part in a Canadian trade delegation to Asia from Feb. 7-20, 2016, as part of a contingent of leading aerospace companies operating in British Columbia.

The focus for the mission is to introduce Canadian and British Columbian aerospace companies to these evolving markets and create viable business opportunities for these companies to attract and expand their market share throughout these regions; with a goal of growing and ensuring the long-term viability and success of the British Columbian aerospace sector. Read more

WestJet flight aborts take-off due to blown tire at YVR Airport

A Maui-bound WestJet flight aborted takeoff February 1st in Vancouver after the aircraft blew a tire. The incident caused a runway at the airport to be closed, so all arrivals and departures were rerouted to another runway. Read more

WEEKLY PHOTO FEATURE BY BRADLEY FRIESEN

Check out Bradley’s Instagram for more amazing aviation photos here

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