Aviation and Aerospace Headlines

Jan 21, 2016

B.C. Aviation and Aerospace news from the week that was.

AIAC Pacific Welcomes BC Technology Strategy: AIAC Pacific congratulated the BC Government on the release of its plan to ensure that technology development remains a vibrant and sustainable economic driver for the province in the years ahead. The BC Technology Strategy, which was released by Premier Christy Clark at the BC Tech Summit today in Vancouver, contains a series of initiatives focused on supporting technology learning, investment, and research and development, including in the aerospace industry. Read More

Aviation Leadership Forum Opens Registration: The Aviation Leadership Foundation is hosting it’s 9th annual Aviation Leadership Forum this February 16 at the UBC Boathouse located 7277 River Road in Richmond. Read More

Glacier Air participating in Women of Aviation World Wide Week: Free flights for girls and ladies who have never flown in a small airplane before. Read More

NewLeaf temporarily postpones service while Canadian Transportation Agency completes review: NewLeaf Travel Company has announced it is temporarily postponing sales of airline tickets pending a Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) review of licensing regulations for Indirect Air Service Providers. NewLeaf will also refund all credit card transactions for reservations that were scheduled to begin on Feb. 12, 2016. Read More

Nominations begin to be accepted for Anderson Family Flight Training Scholarship: The The John Anderson family funds an annual $5,000 scholarship, awarded in June to a young aspiring BC pilot, aged 16-19.  Nominations for 2016 are now open with closing date of March 31, 2016.  Read More

Price George Airport Sets Passenger Record in 2015: A record breaking 470,849 passengers passed though Prince George Airport in 2015, and while the Canada Winter Games provided much of the boost, it wasn’t the only reason. Read More

Progressive Air Group Awarded Aeroshell Distributorship for its Western and Eastern Canadian Facilities: Representatives of Progressive Air Group announced today that the company has been named as a new Aeroshell distributor serving customers across Canada through its aircraft engine maintenance and overhaul facility in Kamloops, British Columbia and its partnership with Brant Aero in Ontario, Canada. Read More

WestJet suspends Fort McMurray to Kelowna service amid oil slump: WestJet is suspending its service from Fort McMurray to Kelowna, as workers report “scary slow” times at the northern Alberta airport due to the economic downturn. Read More

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