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Transport Canada will be reviewing the enhanced airport security measures over the next few days to determine how long they may stay in effect. The Director of Security and Emergency Response at St. John's International Airport, Bob Nurse, says things are running very smoothly without any major delays. Aside from luggage restrictions, the security effort also includes personal pat-downs. Nurse says its a straight-forward process that is performed in a more secure area away from…
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Christmas came early this year for 3370 public libraries across Canada when they received their copy of “The Fantastic Flight of the Silver Dart” from the Canada Aviation Museum. This wonderful book and the idea to place a copy in every public library in Canada was the brainchild of Linda Brand, the Museum’s Community Programs Officer.
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December 17th is the 70th Anniversary of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, the largest training plan in Canadian history.
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It was an unexpected stop for 165 British Airways passengers and crew on their way to the Bahamas. The 767 was forced to make an emergency landing at Gander after the pilot detected smoke in the cabin. Gander International Airport spokesperson Brian Hicks says the plane landed safely and the passengers and crew were taken off the aircraft. Hicks says the issue was quickly resolved and the passengers were off again to warmer climes within…
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Councillor Tom Hann is continuing the fight for improved search and rescue capability in St. John's. Hann is now referencing an almost decade old Department of National Defence report that concluded the capital city was the best location for search and rescue to service the offshore oil industry. Hann says the report indicated 45 minutes could be shaved off response time if there was a base in St. John's. He says 45 minutes is a…
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Go Travel's direct, non-stop flight from St. John's to London, England will start in June. It will have a one-way fare of $299. Go Travel's Chairman Hugh Boyle says they are partnering with a British charter service, Monarch, an airline with flights to Calgary and Vancouver. He says the return service will run through the summer into October. Boyle says it will be a five hour flight and will not just take people to England…
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MP Jack Harris is delighted the Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry wants to hear from the Department of National Defense about search and rescue capability. Commissioner Wells has requested that someone from DND be made available to testify. Harris has maintained the issue is important to the inquiry's work .
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The Mayor of CBS, Woody French, will have the opportunity today to speak to the Transportation Committee reviewing the progress of the Airline Passengers Bill of Rights today in Ottawa.
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Ottawa— A ‘sold out’ crowd of 400 guests was at the Canada Aviation Museum, Saturday evening to celebrate the Canadian centennial of flight while helping to raise funds for two worthy local charities. The 4th Annual Tour of Duty Gala raised over $80,000 dollars to be shared in support of the therapeutic music program for the residents at the PRVHC and to support educational programs and accessibility initiatives at the Canada Aviation Museum.
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CALGARY - SAIT Polytechnic announced today that it has received a corporate jet valued at $8 million from Imperial Oil. The Bombardier Challenger 601-3A was presented to SAIT for use in its School of Transportation's aircraft maintenance, avionics and structures programs.
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