Aircraft of the week and short review of expanding Asian aviation industry:

Registered as C-GPBR for Winnipeg-based airline Calm Air International, this ATR 72-202 is different from later ATR 72 versions, as it is powered by 2 2522 eshp (shaft horsepower) Pratt & Whitney PW124B turboprops, and uses a 4-bladed Hamilton Standard propellor. Later versions of the ATR 72 mainly use more powerful PW127F and Ms (repectively […]

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Aviation this week video n°16:

Here is a video that shows some of the main events that have occurred in the aviation industry this week: The Boeing 737 used to sponsor the Montreal Alouettes is aircraft C-GNLW, a Boeing 737-200C (Convertible between cargo and passenger), which is 36.3 years old and was delivered to Nolinor Aviation in March 2016.

Aircraft of the week:

Aircraft 6Y-JME for Air Jamaica, CF-TJA for Trans-Canada Airlines and Air Canada and OB-R-1205 for Aeronaves del Peru. This Douglas DC-8-40 was first delivered to Trans-Canada Airlines in September 1960 from Douglas’ Long Beach assembly unit. Trans-Canada Airlines only operated Douglas DC-8s. After Trans-Canada Airlines ceased operations (and was renamed Air Canada) in June 1964, […]

Ryanair could close its Cork and Shannon bases

Ryanair has announced that it will close its Cork and Shannon bases on the 26th of October if the Irish government fails to adopt the EU Travel List allowing flights to and from Green and Amber areas (areas that are not or partially affected by the coronavirus) to take place without restrictions. The LCC has […]

Canada’s 2nd start-up of the year: OWG

The 2nd Canadian start-up of the year, OWG, will soon start operations. The Quebec-based start-up, a subsidiary of Nolinor Air, will offer flights to the Caribbean using Boeing 737-400s. Nolinor Airlines decided to create OWG to enter the tourist market (wrong time to do it), as it literally only flies in Canada’s Far North. Nolinor […]

Bomardier is going to cut 2500 jobs

Bombardier Aviation is going to cut 2500 jobs, particularly in its Canadian manufacturing divisions, due to the coronavirus. The aircraft manufacturer has almost completely left the commercial aviation industry, as it has decided that it mainly wants to focus on executive jets. But, it has recently announced that its business jet deliveries are 30% down […]