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International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

D-Day 75: Restoration of invasion workhorse

Another example of both aviation and military history which was close to being lost forever, is now being revived. An ageing cargo plane which had been sitting neglected at airfield south of Montreal turned out to be not just any» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Aircraft “clean” fuel produced in Montreal

A group of Quebec companies hopes to commercialise a sustainable fuel by 2024 to replace some of the kerosene used in civil aviation. The SAF+ Consortium project aims to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by major industries and transform it» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Avro Arrow: legendary jet replica languishes

The CF-105 Avro Arrow retains a vivid place in the minds of Canadian aviation and aerospace buffs. The sleek interceptor symbolizes Canadian innovation and what could have been, should have been, Canada’s leading place in aerospace. After an outstandingly promising» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Historic Avro Arrow test model recovered

Postwar intercepter: Conspiracies, myths, legends An early test model of the legendary Canadian Avro Arrow intercepter, has been brought to the surface from the bottome of Lake Ontario where it had lain for over 60 years. The CF-105 Avro (A.V.» 

Arts and Entertainment, Internet, Science and Technology

Canada history: Aug 16, 1947, first flight of the Beaver

It was perhaps not a particularly remarkable event that day, but one that has had huge repercussions world-wide since. On August 16, 1947,  a brand new type of plane took off from the DeHavilland factory and airstrip at Downsview, just» 

Society

Laser attacks on aircraft can elicit fines, prison time

Laser attacks continue to put the safety of Canadians and flight crew at risk, says a news release from the Canadian government which goes on to announce penalties for those who launch them. A new measure prohibits the possession of» 

International, Society

KB-882: Who will save this war veteran?

Will our Canadian heritage Lancaster KB-882 be left to crumble and die in Canada, or be taken out of the country? While it appeared that last year an aviation museum in Edmonton, Alberta, would move the plane and begin restoration,» 

Economy

Quebec to invest $1 billion US in Bombardier

Canada’s largest aerospace company Bombardier Inc. will get a $1 billion US investment from the Quebec government as the over-budget CSeries jetliner project continues to drain the planemaker’s cash reserves. Quebec agreed to buy 49.5 per cent of the CSeries» 

International, Society

Update: Lancaster KB-882-historic bomber to survive

Where once there were thousands, now only a handful survive. For 51 years, one of the 17 remaining examples of the iconic Lancaster bomber has sat in the open at the municipal airport in Edmunston New Brunswick.. KB-882 was one»