Aviation and Aerospace Headlines

Mar 17, 2016

Female helicopter pilot gets lift from scholarships


*Photo Courtesy of The Daily Courier 

A female helicopter pilot based in Kelowna has won two scholarships from Whirly-Girls International, a foundation that promotes a greater role for women in aviation.

Although she has worked all over the world during the past 30 years, Dolores Greenlaw says the extra training and education she’ll get from the scholarships will help boost her career prospects during what is something of a downtime in the industry.

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New direct flights from Vancouver to Halifax


*Photo Courtesy of Travel Week

Canada’s West and East coasts, separated by over 4,400 kilometres of terrain, will be connected by a new frequent, direct flight service beginning this summer.

WestJet has announced plans to operate a new seasonal non-stop route between Vancouver and Halifax, with the first flight departing Vancouver International Airport (YVR) on June 29. The service will operate four times weekly using a Boeing 737 aircraft.

Flights departing YVR will leave at 9 p.m. and arrive at Halifax’s Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) at 6:34 a.m. the next day, making this a 5 hour and 34 minute flight to Nova Scotia. For return flights, the aircraft will takeoff YHZ at 7:25 a.m. and land at YVR at 9:46 a.m. the same day, which is more than an hour longer than the eastbound flight direction. Flights have been timed to allow passengers to connect with other WestJet flights at both airports.

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Pacific Coastal Airlines: 24th annual Memorial Charity Golf Tournament


Join Pacific Coastal Airlines for an exhilarating day of golf, food, and fun. This event offers lunch, chipping contest, putting contest, reception, BBQ buffet dinner, live auction, and silent auction. Help us raise funds for The Source Club, Native Education College, and Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake!

Registration includes a gift AND a free shuttle to/from Vancouver South Terminal, River Rock Casino, and golf event.

Live elsewhere in our network? Register for golf and we’ll fly you for free on our scheduled service.

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YVR Airport Named #1 Airport in North America for Seven Years in a Row


Vancouver International Airport (YVR) was named Best Airport in North America for an unprecedented seventh consecutive year at the Skytrax World Airport Awards in Cologne, Germany. YVR is the first airport in the world to win seven years in a row, breaking the record for consecutive Skytrax awards.

The Skytrax World Airport Awards are based on 13.2 million passenger surveys conducted in 555 airports around the world. The survey measures 39 elements in the airport travel experience including check-in to security and border clearance processes, comfort, efficiency, signage, transportation availability, passenger amenities and friendliness. This is the world’s largest independent airport customer satisfaction survey.

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