COPA eFlight
Dec. 20, 2012

Wind farm impact on Chatham-Kent Airport
COPA responds to Chatham-Kent mayor regarding the plan to erect more wind turbines in the vicinity of the Chatham Kent airport located in south western Ontario. Click here to read COPA President Kevin Psutka's letter to Mayor Randy Hope.More

PAMEA Symposium cancellation notice

To all supporters of the Pacific Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Association Annual Symposium. Due to the lack of Delegate registrations for the 2013 Symposium, the Committee has decided to cancel the January event at the Sheraton hotel in Richmond. We cannot justify bringing Exhibitors, speakers and special guests out to the event when we cannot promise adequate attendance by delegates. Any funds that have been forwarded for booth space, delegate registration fees or donations will be returned to the senders.

This has not been an easy decision to make but as we drew closer to the date, it became obvious that the turnout was not going to be there.

We will take some time in the next few months to review our approach to putting on this show and decide if this should be an ongoing event for the Pacific AME Association.

To those who stepped up and signed up we thank you. We hope that if we decide on a 2014 Symposium and Trade Show a more aggressive base will be there to support the efforts of the committee's efforts. More

Behind the scenes at Pearson
The Toronto Star
The 21st century airport is not simply a place where travel begins and ends; it's a vast, multifarious and self-contained environment. Neither urban nor suburban, it may best be understood as a landscape, a man-made ecology that encompasses elements of the natural world as well as the city. Though much of the airport is hidden from public view, literally invisible, it functions as a fully formed entity that must meet virtually every human need and get us to our planes on time.More

Local firm collides with F-35 project lull
The Chronicle Herald
A Lunenburg airplane parts manufacturer has landed another F-35 contract, a day after Ottawa said it will review the stealth fighter program. Composites Atlantic Ltd. announced a multimillion-dollar deal with United States defence contractor Northrop Grumman to fabricate parts for the Lightning II fighter jet. More

Airport offers tips for holiday travellers
Halifax News Net
Halifax Stanfield International Airport wants passengers to have a happy, low-stress travel experience, and are offering some tips to help ensure that. "The period around Christmas and New Year is one of the busiest travel seasons," says Tom Ruth, Halifax International Airport Authority president and CEO. "Travelling over the holidays is exciting, however it can also be a stressful time. That's why we want to help air travellers to be as prepared as possible before they arrive here at Halifax Stanfield." he says.More

Kyle Franklin reveals 'Dracula' airshow biplane
After the tragic loss of his wife Amanda in an airshow accident, Kyle Franklin will return to the circuit with a dramatic new airplane. Revealed this week at the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) convention in Las Vegas, "Dracula" is a highly customized biplane with the retro appeal of early Waco racers.More

Chorus Aviation announces fourth quarter dividend
Chorus Aviation has announced a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per Class A and Class B share payable on or after Jan. 17, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Dec. 31, 2012. These dividends qualify as eligible dividends in Canada and qualifying dividends in the United States.More

Arrow Air crash memorial revived
CBC News
Some residents of Gander have revived the annual memorial ceremony for the Arrow Air crash. Last year was the first time in 26 years that the service did not take place. Now, a group of people in the town are vowing to make sure the tragedy is remembered every year. More

STARS gets new multi-million dollar helicopter
STARS has a new tool to help save lives. The non-profit organization unveiled a new helicopter recently at its base at the Edmonton International Airport. The crew is already impressed with the aircraft's capabilities. More

Air Labrador aircraft grounded after incident at Hopedale Airport
The Telegram
The Hopedale RCMP is investigating a report from Air Labrador that one of the company's aircrafts was involved in an accident at the Hopedale Airport. While carrying out a Medevac flight for Labrador Grenfell Health, the aircraft was parked on the runway when a vehicle backed into it causing damage to a wing.More