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Canada History: Apr. 3, 1956- the roots of an entire thrilling film genre

What do the the 1980 comedy hit film ‘Airplane’, the 1970’s disaster film genre, and Canada all have in common?  They all began in Canada with the hugely successful novelist and screenwriter, Arthur Hailey. who wrote blockbuster novels and movies »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Boeing Max 8: further delays, production stoppage, airline costs

Boeing has announced it will suspend production of its 737 Max8 model starting in January. The news has meant a halt to current expansion plans for three of Canada’s airlines, and likely for other international carriers as well.With the addition »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

World’s first electric powered commercial seaplane test today

What is claimed to be the world’s first commercial electric powered plane will take off in British Columbia today.  The first test flight is expected to fly for about an hour. Developed in conjunction with the firm MagniX in Washington, »

Economy, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Mistubishi Aircraft to create new centre in Montreal

Japanese giant Mitsubishi announced today it will will open an engineering centre in Montreal’s region whose first mission will be to work on the certification of its long delayed M90 regional aircraft. Last June, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) acquired the »

International, Internet, Science & 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 & Animal Life, Internet, Science & 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 & 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 & 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 & Entertainment, Internet, Science & 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 »