COPA eFlight
Nov. 1, 2012

For affected travellers, superstorm Sandy's aggravation spans globe
CTV News
Superstorm Sandy grounded well over 10,000 flights across the Northeast and the globe, and it could be days before some passengers can get where they're going. According to the flight-tracking service FlightAware, more than 13,500 flights had been cancelled, almost all related to the storm.More

Innotech aviation services refurbishes Halifax FBO Facility to serve increased international and domestic business
Innotech Aviation Services (IAS), part of Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group, has refurbished its FBO facility in Halifax to meet growing demand from international and domestic clients. Additionally, IAS has committed to renewing its other flagship locations in Ottawa and Montreal. More

Pratt and Whitney Canada and Viking Air enter into 10-year agreement on engines
The Ottawa Citizen
Pratt & Whitney Canada and Viking Air Limited have announced they have entered into a 10-year General Terms Agreement to supply PT6 engines, including the PT6A-34 for the Twin Otter aircraft. The announcement was made during the National Business Aviation Association's 65th annual meeting and convention in Orlando, FL. P&WC is a United Technologies company. More

Helicopter rope rescues grounded across B.C.
North Shore Outlook
Emergency Management B.C. has grounded all long-line helicopter rescues province-wide after Vancouver's North Shore Rescue revealed the equipment's safety certification was pulled in 2007 by Transport Canada.More

Authorities: Halifax airport added $1.2 billion to economy last year
The Chronicle Herald
The value of Halifax Stanfield International Airport as a Nova Scotia asset increased by about $11 million to a total of $1.26 billion in 2011, says the facility's operator. An economic impact report released by Halifax International Airport Authority said the airport and its partners had tremendous impact last year on Halifax and the province as an economic generator and growth creator.More

Airport contract settled in 5 days
The Telegram
It only took five days to reach an agreement between the Deer Lake Regional Airport and the 15 members of the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees Local 90945. The details of the new contract have not been released, but Wayne Fagan, regional union vice-president said the workers, which include, runway clearing, firefighting and administrative services received 'essentially the existing contract' with some monetary gains. Those gains, he said, included such items as clothing allowances, meal allowances and pay raises.More

Canadian Forces SAR personnel receive Gallantry Award
The Ottawa Citizen
At a ceremony in London, U.K., Canadian Forces Search and Rescue personnel received the Award of Gallantry from the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators for their heroic actions in saving the lives of two Inuit hunters stranded in icy waters near Igloolik, Nunavut, on Oct. 27, 2011.More

Air Cadet Gliding Program a rare opportunity for Canadian youth
Digital Journal
The Air Cadet Gliding Program, 'Canada's best-kept secret,' offers young Canadians the opportunity to earn their glider pilot license, and aims to instil a love of flying in its members across the country. More

Pemberton airport plans lifting off
Pique News Magazine
Pemberton Airport plans are taking off after the village council enlisted one of Canada's largest construction companies as a strategic partner to help realize the untapped business potential of the small northern facility. More

'A great young man'
The Guardian
Kevin Ackroyd still remembers the way 14-year-old Brett Robinson's eyes lit up when asked if he wanted a tour of the FedEx ATR 42 cargo plane this past summer at the Atlantic Canada International Air Show in Summerside.More