Highlights / jet

Health, International, Society

Coronavirus threat causes midflight plane detour

Passengers aboard a flight from Toronto to Jamaica had a bit of a fright and a lengthy delay on Monday. About two hours into the four hour flight to the resort area of Montego Bay the plane was already over »

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 »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Airshow crash of Canadian military aerobatics jet

An air show demonstration went rather badly for the Canadian military aerobatics team in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday. The pilot had to eject from one of the jets, which later crashed into an uninhabited pasture area. Fortunately there are no »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Fighter jet procurement: U.S. says Canada unfair, may pull F-35 out, but still wants Canada to buy U.S. jets

The ongoing multi-year saga of Canada’s attempt to replace its ageing CF-18 fighter jets took yet another bizarre twist today. Every country making such enormous multi-billion dollar purchases  seeks to have domestic benefits in terms of manufacturing of components. Canada »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Boeing air crash: Why, and what happens now

Former safety inspector analysis With the second Boeing 737 Max 8 crash in months, questions are being raised about the plane’s safety.  Many countries have now grounded the model, but not Canada, at least not for the moment.  Eighteen Canadians »

Arts & Entertainment, Internet, Science & Technology

60th Anniversary: Black Friday for the Arrow and progress for flying replica

An “Arrow” will fly again! It was on Friday February 20th, 1959, that what was arguably the world’s most advanced jet interceptor programme was cancelled, and not only cancelled but viciously so. The completed planes were ordered destroyed, and even »

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 »

International, Society

Airplane crew dealt with 3 emergencies

U.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections of engine fan blades after one broke off during a Southwest Airlines flight yesterday. Debris ruptured a window and a woman was partially sucked out of the jet and then was pulled back in »