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Weekly Update - Issue 242 - Dec 22, 2018
Featured News

Billy Bishop Upgrade Complete

 

 

A three-year upgrade of the terminal at Billy Bishop Airport in downtown Toronto is complete and it’s now better able to handle its own success. PortsToronto said in a news release that passenger traffic has almost doubled to 2.8 million a year in the last eight years and those passengers now have a modern and more efficient experience. “It also helps us with capacity planning, and gives us more opportunities – with more gates, we can have more aircraft parking,” said Neil Pakey, CEO of Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners GP, which owns and operates the passenger terminal at Billy Bishop Airport. “We hope that will have a positive bearing on our future here.”

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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

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Recent Incidents

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

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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.




Maple Flag Postponed For Update

Technology has always driven aerial warfare and the RCAF says it needs to adapt training to meet new challenges. So it’s postponing its signature battle exercise in the coming year. Maple Flag, which draws fighter and other combat crews from allied air forces all over the world to the vast and virtually unrestricted Cold Lake Air Weapons Range every summer, will skip 2019 while the RCAF updates the range to match current combat realities.

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Donations Sought To  Save Canuck

A Calgary aviation museum is hoping a final holiday push for donations will secure the future of a Canadian aerospace icon. The Hangar Museum has been displaying a CF-100 Canuck, owned by the city of Calgary, for decades at its Calgary premises but it’s severely corroded.

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Featured Reading
Unsolved Mysteries

by Shirlee Smith Matheson

Lost: Unsolved Mysteries of Canadian Aviation is even more compelling than the original book Lost: True Stories of Canadian Aviation Tragedies published in 2005 and now out of print. New information has brought many of the stories up to date. In some cases there has been a degree of closure; while in others the mystery seems fated to forever remain unsolved.......... more

Featured Article
Nav Canada Update Needed
A Modern Weather Website Please

by Doug Morris

About six years ago while researching for my weather book, I approached NAV CANADA regarding their archaic weather website. For years, it’s header broadcasted its emergence in 2006 and revision in 2007. But nothing has been substantially updated since.............. more

Video of the Week
CF-100 Canuck

Everyone remembers the Avro Arrow but fewer acknowledge its predecessor, the CF-100 Canuck. Almost 700 Canucks were built by Avro and it remains Canada’s only indigenous fighter. Brad Gordanier did a nice job encapsulating its important but largely forgotten history.

Aeryon Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS)

Immediate
Reliable

Capture Of Aerial
Images & Data

Airport of the Week

Bonaventure Airport (CYVB) is located 3.0 km northeast of Bonaventure, Quebec.

The airport is owned by Transports Québec.  Located in the Gaspésie region, it provides the area with reliable passenger and freight service.

Pascan Aviation ensures regular scheduled service to and from Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Montreal-Saint-Hubert and Quebec City.

The town of Bonaventure is located on the Gaspé Peninsula in the Bonaventure Regional County Municipality of Quebec. It is located on Baie des Chaleurs near the mouth of the Bonaventure River. The town is situated on Route 132 between Saint-Siméon and New Carlisle.

The Quebec Acadian Museum (Musée Acadien du Québec) is located in the town.

The first permanent European settlement of Bonaventure was in 1760 by Acadian refugees who had avoided the expulsion of Acadians that had begun in 1755. Many of today's Bonaventure residents are of Acadian descent.

The town was named after the Italian saint Bonaventure.

The airport's paved lighted runway is 5985 ft. long x 150 ft. wide (13/31).

Fuels at the airport include Jet A1 (AIA), Avgas 100LL and all oils.

 

  View the Airport Diagram | Visit the Website | Skyvector

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