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The Day Commerical Spaceflight Took Off

October 2nd, 2009 by admin, Comments Off on The Day Commerical Spaceflight Took Off

PLAYA VISTA, CA-    On October 4, 2009, the X PRIZE Foundation will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the largest prize in history, the $10 Million Ansari X PRIZE — won by the Mojave Aerospace Ventures team for the historic flights of SpaceShipOne. Led by famed aerospace designer Burt Rutan and backed […]

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Pratt & Whitney Canada Reducing Workforce, Closing Plant.

October 1st, 2009 by admin, Comments Off on Pratt & Whitney Canada Reducing Workforce, Closing Plant.

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC –  Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) will reduce its global workforce by approximately 250 employees by year’s end to align with a projected decline in customer demand and weakness in the global aerospace market with no signs of a recovery in 2010. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: […]

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New System Improves Safety in Remote, Non-Radar Regions

September 23rd, 2009 by admin, Comments Off on New System Improves Safety in Remote, Non-Radar Regions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new surveillance system introduced by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Colorado allows air traffic controllers to track aircraft not covered by radar in remote, mountainous regions.
“The new system, called Wide-Area Multilateration, lets us see aircraft we couldn’t see before due to the rugged terrain,” said FAA […]

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Maple Ridge Plane Crash

September 20th, 2009 by admin, Comments Off on Maple Ridge Plane Crash

A small aircraft that crashed Saturday afternoon in Maple Ridge, B.C. encountered some kind of engine failure, officials said.
Bill Yearwood of the Transportation Safety Board said that engine failure caused some parts of the engine covers to blow off during flight.

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Fire at Prince George Airport

September 19th, 2009 by admin, Comments Off on Fire at Prince George Airport

Columns of thick black smoke were visible coming from the Prince George Airport this week.

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Canada, US Reach Tentative Air Charter Deal

September 17th, 2009 by admin, Comments Off on Canada, US Reach Tentative Air Charter Deal

Canada and the US have reached a “tentative agreement in principle” over a dispute that recently erupted over charter flights. The dispute threatened to disrupt the travel plans of teams in the National Hockey League.

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Nav Canada to Install AWOS at Prince George Airport

September 16th, 2009 by admin, Comments Off on Nav Canada to Install AWOS at Prince George Airport

NAV CANADA, the country’s provider of civil air navigation services, will be installing a new AWOS at Prince George, BC. CYXS

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Pinnacle Airlines, ALPA Reach Tentative Agreement

August 5th, 2009 by admin, Comments Off on Pinnacle Airlines, ALPA Reach Tentative Agreement

MEMPHIS, TN – Pinnacle Airlines, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL), and the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) have reached a tentative agreement to amend the contract covering the Airline’s 1,250 Pilots. The agreement is the result of contract talks that began in 2005. Pinnacle Pilots must now ratify […]

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Comox Valley – Single Engine Airplane Crashes in Residential Neighbourhood

August 2nd, 2009 by admin, Comments Off on Comox Valley – Single Engine Airplane Crashes in Residential Neighbourhood

Courtenay, B.C.
Comox Valley RCMP received a call of a small single engine aircraft that crashed into a residential neighbourhood on Falconcrest Drive in Courtenay at approximately 5:00 pm today. (Aug 2nd)
There was one person on board. That person did not survive.

Several witnesses reported debris falling off the plane as it spiralled downward. The plane crashed […]

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Plane Crashes in Courtney

August 2nd, 2009 by admin, Comments Off on Plane Crashes in Courtney

Courtenay, BC: Police and the fire department are currently at the scene of a single engine plane crash that occurred at approximately 5 pm today in the area of Falcon Crest Drive in Courtenay. There is no information available at this time about the number of occupants, their condition and the flight plan.

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