Air Canada Announces Load Factors for 2014

For the month of December 2014, Air Canada reported a near record system load factor of 82.6 per cent, its second highest system load factor ever on a system-wide capacity increase of 8.5 per cent, versus a load factor of 82.7 per cent in December 2013.

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Passengers Get Out and Push Frozen Plane

Passengers on a chartered UTAir flight from Igarka, Russia, got more than they bargained for yesterday. When the TU-134’s brakes seized up in the -52 Celsius weather in Igarka, the passengers got out and helped push the aircraft. Really?

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Delta Announces Airbus Widebody Order

Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 50 new Airbus widebody aircraft, 25 A350-900 and 25 A330-900neo aircraft. Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines will power the Airbus A330neo aircraft and Trent XWB engines will power Airbus A350 XWB aircraft.

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Ambulance Drone Aims to Save Lives

Graduate student Alec Momont of TU Delft in the Netherlands has designed an unmanned, autonomously navigating drone that could quickly deliver a defibrillator to where it is needed. A network of such drones could significantly increase the chance of survival for a cardiac arrest patient.

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New York State Pounded by Lake-Effect Snow

An intense system of lake-effect snow has brought nearly 200 centimetres (6 feet) of powdery white stuff to parts of New York State. The snow was expected to subside on Wednesday morning before starting up again later in the day.

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SureWx Adds Ottawa to Growing Network

SureWeather (SureWx), the provider of the sureHOT digital holdover time determination service has added Ottawa International Airport to its growing list of international installation sites.

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Oliver Arzt Joins SureWeather

SureWeather (SureWx), the world leader in optimized holdover time provision, is pleased to announce the appointment of Oliver Arzt as SureWx’s Regional Director for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Benelux countries, effective August 26, 2014.

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Juha Fieandt Joins Team SureWx

SureWx, the world’s first commercial provider of electronic holdover times, is pleased to announce the hiring of Juha Fieandt to serve as SureWx’s Regional Director for Northern Europe, effective August 6, 2014.

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Lack of MH17 Developments an Abomination

I have been biting back my words for several days now, but I find it increasingly difficult to do so any more. Every time I turn on the TV and see masked, armed men guarding an aviation crash scene, I get a little more sick to my stomach.

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JCAII Signs Agreement with Helsinki Airport

June 18, 2014 – Helsinki, Finland – JCAI Inc. (JCAII) today announced the sale of its central deicing facility guidance software and traffic management communications system to Helsinki Airport.

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