CAPTAIN’S CORNER: A Firsthand Encounter With Aviation History

On December 10th 2019, Harbour Air and magniX celebrated nine months of hard work by unveiling the first DHC-2 Seaplane powered by an electric motor. In a demonstration and media event at their Richmond (YVR South) Terminal, Harbour Air ushered in the “Electric Age”. Unable to attend personally, my only connection to the event had … More CAPTAIN’S CORNER: A Firsthand Encounter With Aviation History

Hot Air 9: Transat Takeover & WestJet Privatization

In May 2019, it was announced that ONEX, one of Canada’s largest private equity firms, was making a bid to privatize Calgary based passenger carrier WestJet. With the deal reportedly finalized at $3.5 Billion (CAD), Canada’s second-largest carrier is expected to receive a significant cash influx and temporary financial stability. The announcement sent shockwaves through … More Hot Air 9: Transat Takeover & WestJet Privatization

A Winning Formula: Delta Delivers Despite Delay

Since merging with Northwest in 2008, Delta Airlines has been one of the world’s strongest and powerful carriers. A founding member of the SkyTeam alliance, Delta has quietly grown its global network and made investments in profitable carriers around the globe. In 2018, the airline announced that it was expanding its codeshare relationship with Calgary … More A Winning Formula: Delta Delivers Despite Delay

#EHviationEvent: Abbotsford International Terminal Expansion

Introduction: For many years, the Abbotsford Airport (YXX) was known as “YVR’s Third Runway”. Twenty-two years after being transferred to the city of Abbotsford in a $10 handover, the airport once known solely for its world-famous airshow is now handling over 800,000 passengers and stimulating economic growth in the Fraser Valley. The story is truly … More #EHviationEvent: Abbotsford International Terminal Expansion

Developing Story: Boeing’s flagship 737 faces new adversity

For the first time in over 25 years, Boeing’s 737 program is facing adversity. The 737 MAX, Boeing’s short-haul answer to the Airbus A320 NEO (New Engine Option), has now been grounded worldwide as investigators race to figure out if the aircraft is a danger to the flying public. As this is a developing story, I’ll … More Developing Story: Boeing’s flagship 737 faces new adversity

Hot Air 8: What’s next for WestJet? [2/2]

With WestJet in the midst of a major transition, their changing place in the industry continues to gain international attention. As recently as November 13th, WestJet has been recognized for its success as a low-cost carrier (Named the Best Low-Cost Airline in North America according to AirlineRatings). While the airline is undoubtedly proud of the recognition, … More Hot Air 8: What’s next for WestJet? [2/2]