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Weekly Update - Issue 244 - Jan 05, 2019
Featured News

A220 Order Book Grows



Bombardier’s big gamble is finally paying off but it’s doing so for Airbus. The CSeries airliner will become the financial success Bombardier always hoped it would be but as the A220. Last week, Airbus announced firm orders for 120 A220-300s, the largest and most profitable version of the state-of-the-art airliner. Jet Blue signed the paperwork for 60 aircraft and start-up Moxy is buying another 60. Those two orders likely pushed the multi-billion-dollar clean sheet project into the black but it will be Airbus that reaps most of those rewards.

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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. 


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.

Enerjet Attracts Investment Weight

A well-financed bid by one of the founders of WestJet could upset the increasingly crowded budget airline market in Canada in 2019. Enerjet, a Calgary charter that has traditionally served the oil patch market, will relaunch as a low-cost-carrier early in the New Year but with some experienced investment heavyweights backing it..... more

Australian F/A-18 Deal Complete

Canada and Australia reached a final agreement on Canada’s purchase of 25 used F/A-18 Hornets in November but news of the formal deal didn’t leak out until last week. The first planes should be added to the RCAF inventory in the spring of 2019 and the rest will follow through the year. Only 18 will join squadrons in Cold Lake and Bagotville.

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Featured Reading
Maverick in the Sky

by Shirlee Smith Matheson

Aviation adventures are Shirlee Smith Matheson’s specialty. In Maverick in the Sky the author paints a fascinating portrait of flying ace Freddie McCall, one of the most successful fighter pilots of World War I.

McCall’s bold spirit might well have been inherited from his clan motto Dulce Periculum – Danger is Sweet. His amazing wartime accomplishments, his extraordinary flying skills, his fiercely independent barnstorming character and his self-reliant entrepreneurial spirit make him one of Canada’s most spectacular mavericks. 

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Featured Article
That Tingling Feeling
Carpal Tunnel Solved by  Surgery

by Cameron Boyd, M.D.


The private pilot, age 53, with many years of experience, finally decided to go see his family doctor when he became fed up with the bothersome symptoms he’d been having in his right (dominant) hand.  Although not incapacitating or dangerous, the symptoms could be distracting at times................ more

Video of the Week
Ski Flyin Season

Flying on skis is a fun challenge and a few lessons can get you going. FlightChops got a firsthand look.

Aeryon Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS)


Capture Of Aerial
Images & Data

Airport of the Week

Charlevoix Airport (IATA: YML, ICAO: CYML) is located 8.1 km southwest of La Malbaie, in the Charlevoix-Est Regional County Municipality of Quebec.


The single runway 15/33) is 4501 feet X 150 feet of asphalt. It was last repaved in 2003 with leveled surfaces on the sides and ends, turn-around area at threshold 33, rapid exit lane leading to an apron of 8050 square meters.


Navigation Aids include Non-directional and omnidirectional radios; NDB and VOR, Global RNAV Satellite Surface Navigation System (GNSS), Remote controlled aerodrome lighting (ARCAL, Type J), Omnidirectional approach lighting (ODALS), Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) and Automated Weather Information System (AWOS).


During winter, Charlevoix airport operations cease as soon as the snow cover remains permanently. Only the refueling service for helicopters remains available on call for this period.


Fuel services include 100 LL premixed with additives and pre-mixed JET A-1 with additives.


15W50 oil is available for piston engine aircraft.


Other services include De-Icing, Taxis Service, Car Rental and Catered Meal services



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