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Weekly Update - Issue 230 - Sept 29, 2018
Featured News

NTSB Cites Crew Rest In Air Canada Incident


The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has cited Canada’s less stringent crew rest requirements as a factor in a close call at San Francisco International Airport in which an Air Canada A320 crew lined up to land on a crowded taxiway instead of the runway to which they’d been cleared. The incident, which occurred last July, has sparked procedural changes at SFO and prompted calls by the NTSB to fix the NOTAM system to be more easily understandable and effective. The board’s hearing on the incident, the first ever investigation that didn’t involve property damage, injuries or deaths, determined the A320 came within four metres of clipping the tail of one of four widebodies waiting on the taxiway.

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The Latest News

We've sourced a List of Aviation News Articles and formatted them for easy reading.

They are updated daily. The Link is located on the left side of our website under Recent Aviation News

Recent Incidents

We receive updates from the Canadian TSB daily and insert them into an easy-to-read format. 

Air Shows 2018

The database provides a complete listing of Air Shows for the season.  Its a great resource for helping you plan this year's vacation.

Aircraft Sales

Each month COPA brings you the latest Aircraft Classifieds and makes it convenient for you to shop.

In addition, our new Online Application makes it easy to find your next aircraft or sell you current one.   Click Here to view the latest classifieds.

Chorus Wins Air Baltic Contract

Chorus Aviation, of Halifax, has won a contract to do heavy maintenance of an eastern European airline. Air Baltic will fly its 12 Next Generation Bombardier Q400s to Halifax to have the work done. Jazz Technical Services will perform the maintenance..... more


Sport Aircraft Expands

Sport Aircraft Canada is growing and changing. It’s changed its name to Sport Aircraft Canada to better reflect what it does, which is to market great aircraft for the sport minded and recreational pilot.  “We’re proud to offer several brands that represent the best values in sport aviation available today,” the company said in a news release. In addition, Sport Aircraft Canada brings two new brands of avionics to its product shelf....... more


Featured Reading
Vertical Horizons
The History of Okanagan Helicopters

by Douglas M. Grant

The remarkable story of a group of small town B.C, entrepreneurs who would leverage a single Bell 47 into Okanagan Helicopters, the largest helicopter company in the world. The company pioneered the commercial application of helicopters and its descendants continue as world leaders in rotary aviation. Author Doug Grant worked for the company for decades and created this comprehensive history of one of Canada’s most important contributions to aviation......... more

Featured Article
Allergies and Pilots
The Right Meds Can Safely Help

by Cameron Boyd (M.D.)

Many people suffer from allergies. The most  common allergic syndrome, seasonal allergies, affects about eight percent of the population. Other common allergic problems are food allergies, hymenoptera (stinging insect) allergies, household allergies and topical (contact) allergies.  .. ......... more

Video of the Week
NTSB On Air Canada Incident

Members of the U.S. Transportation Safety Board didn’t mince words in their analysis of the near catastrophe involving an Air Canada A320 at San Francisco International Airport last July.

Aeryon Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS)


Capture Of Aerial
Images & Data

Airport of the Week

The Bonnyville Regional Airport is located 3 kilometers north of the Town of Bonnyville and occupies a land area of approximately 77.63 acres.

The airport provides services for commercial, corporate and general aviation, and services both private and commercial rotary winged and fixed-wing operators located on site.

The airport is managed by the Town of Bonnyville Public Works Department.

Bonnyville Regional Airport is operational 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and supports VFR and IFR operations.

Runway 08 and 26 has RNAV approaches with Vertical Guidance with Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Overlay. Runway 08 only has Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) available.

The airport layout consists of one runway and a joining taxiway system along with a public apron.

The main runway (08/26) is 4,433 x 75 feet asphalt.

Summer Season (May 1 to Sept 30) - Monday to Friday - 0700-1500 daily. (statutory holidays not included).

Winter Hours - (Oct 1 to Apr 30) - Monday to Friday - 0530 - 1330 (statutory holidays not included).

The airport is services by Integra Air with regular flights to and from Calgary.


  View the Airport Diagram | Visit the Website | Skyvector

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