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YVR ushers in Year of the Rat
US Airways begins new direct VancouverPhiladelphia service this summer
ravellers on either side of North America will have another nonstop transcontinental option
this summer, when US Airways begins new seasonal service between its international gateway at Philadelphia International Airport and YVR. Flights are scheduled to begin June 3 and
Year. This dance is an extension of
Haida Gwaii Jade Canoe sculpture
the lettuce leaves as a symbol of the
Chinese lunar year on February 7,
Chinese martial arts and is an important
and proceeded to retailers and airline
distribution of wealth and good fortune
ushering in the Year of the Rat.
cultural tradition that is used to chase
counters displaying a red envelope
to those present.
At YVR, members of the Vancouver
away evil spirits, while opening the door
and a head of lettuce. The climax of
The Chinese lunar New Year dates
for all good things: health, happiness,
the ceremony included the ‘Picking the
from 2,600 BC, when the Emperor
wealth and prosperity.
Green’ or Choi Cheng during which
Huang Ti introduced the first cycle of
performed a traditional lion dance to celebrate the start of the Chinese New
The dance ceremony began at the
award for students attending
in 1994 to foster the development of
Northwest Community College’s (NWCC)
Northwest Coast Art, broaden the art’s
Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast
markets and encourage its display in
Art. The scholarship will be one of the
public buildings. The Foundation’s
vice president, schedule planning and
college’s largest financial awards and
support for young First Nations artists
alliances. “Vancouver customers will
available every year for the next three
stems from its belief that Northwest
have great connecting opportunities
years, starting in May 2008.
configuration. “We’re committed to growing both domestic and international service from our Philadelphia hub and this new seasonal Vancouver service is a testament to that end,” said Andrew Nocella, US Airways’ senior
within the U.S. and beyond, where Philadelphia customers will have another non-stop option to the North American west coast.” Flights will depart daily from Vancouver at 9:56 p.m., arriving in Philadelphia at 6 a.m. Philadelphia to Vancouver flights will depart daily at 5:50 p.m., arriving
he YVR Art Foundation has
Dean Heron, student in the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art at Northwest Community College.
See Art Foundation page 3
Airport Authority recognized with United Way Employee Campaign
Team of the Year Award
ancouver Airport Authority is the proud recipient
Vancouver at 8:51 p.m.
of the 2007 United Way Employee Campaign Team
“We are pleased to be able to offer
of the Year Award, which celebrates the team of
our customers another non-stop
workplace volunteers that ran the most exceptional United
transcontinental option this summer,
Way Campaign in 2007.
said Larry Berg, president and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “The
The Airport Authority was also recognized with a 10
connection between Philadelphia and
Years of Excellence Award for having an employee group that
Vancouver further underscores our
has consistently given at the Gold Level for the past decade.
commitment to growing our gateway
Gold level giving is based on 80 per cent of an organization’s
and providing more choice to our travelling public.” Customers may book at www. usairways.com, by calling 800-4284322 or through a travel agent.
See Year of the Rat page 10
the lion dancers ate and dispersed
YVR Art Foundation creates new award for students of Northwest Community College established the YVR Art Foundation
an Airbus A319 aircraft in a 124-seat
VR celebrated the start of the
created a new $5,000 scholarship
run through September 2, utilizing
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Art Foundation from page 1 Coast Art plays an important
• Be under the age of 25;
character of B.C. and its heritage,
• Live in B.C.;
and contributes to international
• Demonstrate potential in
awareness of Canadian tourism.
visual arts in the Northwest Coast style;
begin what we hope is a long
• Be willing to exhibit their
collaboration with Northwest
award-winning artwork at
Community College,” said Clive
YVR for a period of one
Grout, Foundation chair. “This
he Airport Authority may build terminals and runways,
but our real business is people. Aircraft provide the
Recently, the Airport Authority introduced new guidelines for
means for people to span the gaps between friends,
community investment that align our donations, sponsorships
families, business colleagues, cultures and experiences, and the airport is the point of connection.
• Be willing to identify and
us to support young artists that
work with a mentor to
aren’t yet established.”
who come together to keep our business running. These people
work for some 360 organizations on Sea Island, all of them in
Foundation has been supporting young
scholarship program for the last four years, this is the first time it has offered an award through
some way connected to the airport or the aviation industry.
Winners will be chosen based
Close to four hundred of those employees work for the Airport Authority, and they converge each day to ensure that our airport
process managed by Northwest
operates smoothly and our passengers and guests have the best
Community College. A student
possible experience. This means providing personalized service
can receive the award only once.
by connecting with people on a very human level and helping
“The YVR Art Foundation
“It is a huge honour for Northwest Community College to be recognized by the YVR Art Foundation,” said Stan Bevan, Freda Diesing program coordinator
“Though most people don’t think of it as a collection, the Vancouver Airport has one of the largest contemporary collections of First Nations art in the world. Awards like this allow young First Nations artists to focus on their work and education, which
said NWCC president Stephanie Forsyth. “Lack of financial aid is a major barrier to post-secondary students. The availability of this award, along with the
position, so to become an artist
There are other, more general ways that the Airport Authority connects with people. We reach out to communities on and beyond our island home by supporting worthy causes through donations and sponsorships. Investing in our communities is an important part of our corporate culture, strengthening the communities that support and benefit from the airport’s success. Our ongoing efforts toward sustainable airport practices are mirrored in our community outreach program, which aims
it bestows on the recipients, will
to support not-for-profit, charitable and community-based
greatly assist students in our
organizations in ways that lead to long-term growth and
Freda Diesing School of Northwest
Coast Art achieve their personal and career goals.” Northwest is
Support may be provided in the form of direct funding or in-
and in-kind contributions with our specific areas of focus. Our first focus area is families and communities. Contributions in this area support organizations dedicated to building and supporting their community; encouraging a healthy work-life balance; conservation and education of the environment for future generations; cultural diversity and the needs of new immigrants; and providing youth with educational experiences related to the airport business. A second focus area is supporting our employees who are involved in activities and volunteer efforts in their communities. In the coming year we’ll be developing an employer supported volunteerism program to draw upon the skills and energies of our employees and create opportunities for our people to connect with the community in a personal way. Vancouver International Airport is inextricably tied to the history and culture of the West Coast of British Columbia. A third focus area relates to initiatives in support of First Nations art, culture and heritage. In addition to the Community Investment Program, Vancouver Airport Authority is proud to contribute to business partners, organizations and projects supporting the aviation industry. We report our yearly contributions and other results related to our social and environmental practices in our Sustainability Report, which is published online each April. It’s
kind contributions, such as the provision of time and expertise
another way we remain accountable to you, our stakeholders in
of our personnel or of airport services at reduced or no cost to
the business of serving and connecting people.
Name that Aircraft
institution that offers a range
is a brave thing—it’s a challenge.
of comprehensive courses and
When I was starting out, I
programs to the northwest region
looked for grants and awards
of British Columbia. It serves this
but there were none. With more
area through campuses in Haida
awards and grants available, the
Gwaii (Kaay Llnagaay, Masset,
challenges are getting a little
easier and with the school, the
Houston, Kitimat, Nass Valley,
artists themselves are getting
Prince Rupert, Smithers, Stewart
better,” said Bevan.
and Terrace. NWCC celebrates
Award recipients must meet
them to connect with others.
encouragement and recognition
“An artist is a self-employed
financial support to our students,”
helps improve the quality of the art itself.
YVR is also the gathering point for more than 26,000 people
on their portfolios in a selection
The Business of Connections
is a wonderful opportunity for
By LARRY BERG, President and Chief Executive Officer
role in defining the unique
“We’re really pleased to
the diversity of its northern
the following criteria:
and First Nations populations
• Be a First Nations student
enrolled in NWCC’s Freda
in its programs, services and
Diesing School of Northwest
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rats based on the Chinese folk tale, The Mouse Bride. Canada Post, which first issued a Chinese New Year stamp in 1997
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Oasis invites its international passengers to fly climate neutral
program are simply required to input
farm generates some 58,000-megawatt
direct action on climate change,” said
Currently flying non-stop between
has partnered with Climate
their flight information into Climate
hours of clean energy a year, providing
Joel Fleming, CEO of Climate Friendly.
Vancouver and Hong Kong, Oasis
Friendly to offer its passengers
Friendly’s air travel calculator. This
much needed clean and secure energy
“By encouraging its passengers to
has received international accolades,
the opportunity to neutralize the
informs the passenger of their resulting
for the region and displacing the use
neutralize their flight emissions through
including New Airline of the Year from
greenhouse gas emissions from their
carbon footprint and recommends the
of polluting coal-fired electricity, which
wind farm credits in China, Oasis is
the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation
flights through investment in renewable
equivalent value of renewable energy
is common in this area and a large
showing that all businesses can find
(CAPA) and World’s Leading New
energy in China.
credits from a selected wind farm in
pollutant. The wind farm is reducing
ways to address this urgent issue and be
Airline from the World Travel Awards
part of the solution.”
Launched in 2003, Climate Friendly
China—the passenger is then given
60,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas
is an Australian company that works
the option of purchasing these energy
pollution each year in China.
internationally with businesses and
credits to neutralize their emissions.
individuals to find innovative approaches to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Oasis has chosen to support energy
credits that assist the Hebei Wind Farm,
change,” said Stephen Miller, CEO Oasis
Passengers on Oasis who choose
a 40-turbine project in the Wolongtu
Hong Kong Airlines. “We are thrilled
to offset their emissions using the
Mountains in China’s far north. The wind
to announce this opportunity for our customers to help us begin to neutralize
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“Oasis Hong Kong Airlines is one
of the first in the world to offer its customers the chance to take real and
WestJet reports record January loads
and CEO. “We turned what was
that 76.2 per cent of
traditionally the slowest demand
its seats were filled in
period in the Canadian airline
January, even as capacity increased
industry into a strong and rewarding
by 15.7 per cent from the same
time for our airline. Our great guest
period a year earlier. The increase
experience, modern fleet of aircraft
marks another record monthly load
and expanded network are fuelling
factor for the airline.
“Our strategy of seasonally
In addition, the airline’s revenue
adjusting the deployment of our
passenger miles, a measure of
passenger traffic, increased 16.2 per
improved year-over-year results,”
cent to 1,034 billion from 890 billion
said Sean Durfy, WestJet president
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NAV Canada Technology used Air Canada and Jazz report record January in new Danish control tower traffic NATS, the U.K. air navigation service,
has implemented the system in four London-area airports, most recently in the new control tower at Heathrow International Airport. “We are honoured to have been
or the month of January, system
cent more RPMs in January 2008 than
traffic on Air Canada and Jazz
in January 2007. Capacity increased by
rose 3.8 per cent on a capacity
7.8 per cent, with a load factor of 69.4
increase of 3.7 per cent system wide.
per cent, compared to 69.3 per cent in
This resulted in a load factor of 77.9
part of the successful Naviair project
per cent versus 77.8 per cent in January
to upgrade its entire air traffic manage-
2007, a record for the month.
“In January, we recorded the highest ever load factor for Air Canada and
ment system,” said John Crichton, presi-
The airline flew 3.4 per cent more
Jazz, at 77.9 per cent,” said Montie
dent and CEO NAV Canada. “Our par-
revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in
Brewer, Air Canada’s president and CEO.
ticipation demonstrates once again that
January 2008 than in January 2007.
“System-wide traffic on a combined basis
EXCDS is flexible and adaptable, with
Capacity increased by 3.3 per cent,
increased 3.8 per cent from the previous
the NAV Canada technology solutions
resulting in a load factor of 78.7 per
year, outpacing capacity growth. I am
team behind it—a team of experts with
cent, compared to 78.6 per cent in
particularly proud of our employees who
extensive experience in air traffic man-
worked hard to take care of customers
agement both in Canada and abroad.” The Naviair modernization program
purchases regional capacity, flew 8.1 per
during a month of challenging winter conditions.”
is aimed at increasing the capacity in the airspace over Denmark, making it possible to participate in the work of coordinating and facilitating operations in the European airspace. “This system improves efficiency and enhances the quantity and flow of flight data,” said Morten Dambaek, director general of Naviair. “There’s also the added potential to grow capacity in the future.” With EXCDS technology, controllers use touch-sensitive computer screens to The new control tower at Copenhagen Airport is one of the most advanced control towers in the world.
monitor aircraft and manage air-traffic flow—ending the use of traditional paper strips that have existed from the earliest days of air traffic control. The
system provides immediate access to key
ir traffic controllers inside a new
adapt the Canadian-designed Extended
information, reduces communications
70 metre-high control tower at
Computer Display System (EXCDS), an
time between controllers, and improves
Copenhagen Airport have begun
advanced ‘paperless’ flight-data system,
monitoring and guiding aircraft with
for Copenhagen’s new tower.
overall traffic management. NAV Canada is a private sector,
the help of NAV Canada technology.
The Danish version of EXCDS is called
The airport is Scandinavia’s largest, and
NITOS, for Naviair Integrated Tower
one of Europe’s busiest, serving more
Operating System, now an integral part
than 21 million passengers in 2007,
of Naviair’s newly upgraded air traffic-
and handling about 257,000 aircraft
Copenhagen is the fifth European
Naviair is the Danish air navigation service that teamed with NAV Canada to
non-share capital corporation that is
Jazz accepts delivery of Dash 8-300 for charter services
azz Air has accepted a Dash 8-300
aircraft dedicated to charter flying.
aircraft into its charter division. The
“The addition of a second 50-seat Dash
Dash 8-300 is the second of two of
8-300 aircraft to our charter operation
the 50-seat aircraft that will be dedicated
enables us to offer more choice and more
to Jazz charter operations.
capacity to our charter customers,” said
The Canadian-made Dash 8-300
Scott Tapson, vice president, business
is manufactured by Bombardier in
debt. With operations coast to coast,
Downsview, Ontario, and is a large
pricing, convenience and a reputation
NAV Canada is a civil air navigation
turbo-prop aircraft that can carry 50
for expertise in charter operations makes
services that provides air traffic control,
passengers with a comfortable 78.7-
Jazz a popular choice for a variety of private charter requests.”
flight information, weather briefings,
centimetres seat pitch. The aircraft has
airport to adapt the NAV Canada-
a cruising speed of 491 kilometres an
airport advisory services and electronic
aids to navigation.
hour and a range of 1,295 kilometres. Jazz also has a 37-seat Dash 8-100
The Dash 8-300 will be prepared for service and ready to operate charter flights by March 2008.
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Air New Zealand judged best in passenger service
finest service in the world reflects
judged as having the world’s
extremely well on the continual efforts
best passenger service in the
made by the business to be the best.
Air Transport World (ATW) magazine
That intention has become a reality and
awards. In announcing the award, ATW
our 10,975 staff should be extremely
editorial director and associate publisher
proud of that fact.
Perry Flint cited Air New Zealand staff
“This award comes in addition to a
and ongoing product development as
number of satisfying results recently
critical elements to its success.
including topping the Star Alliance for
“Air New Zealand’s customer service
having the best Business Class offering
staff are known for their warmth and
amongst the alliance carriers.”
cheeriness and they are empowered to
Fyfe said Air New Zealand is on the
go the extra mile for their passengers,” said Flint. “Add to this the airline’s new
verge of launching a range of initiatives
suite of offerings in business class,
both domestically and internationally
premium economy and economy and
that will further enhance customer
you have a combination that is winning
service levels. Starting in April, the airline will
business everywhere Air New Zealand
introduce an inflight concierge service
flies.” Air Transport World magazine is
Air New Zealand will take delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in December 2010. The aircraft is capable of carrying 250-290 passengers on routes of 15,900-16,300 kilometers. Photo: courtesy Boeing.
one of the leading aviation publications globally and has been running its annual awards for more than 30 years. The
on its long-haul international routes. Additionally, there will be significant changes to the airline’s domestic offering, which will include the introduction of
awards are coveted by airlines, with
“In 2005, the ATW recognized us with
chief executive officer. “At the time we said
possible in an effort to exceed customer
personal digital inflight entertainment
the Passenger Service Award one of the
the Phoenix Award for our turn-around
we intended to offer the most complete,
expectations on every flight.
systems on its A320 and 767 fleets in
success,” said Rob Fyfe, Air New Zealand
innovative and uniquely Kiwi experience
“To now be judged as having the
the coming year.
The proposed A2 hypersonic jet would fly at a top speed of almost 6,400 kilometres per hour.
Flying at five times the speed of sound
British engineering company
be sufficiently advanced to protect
has unveiled an ambitious and
passengers and the aircraft’s structure
inspiring design of a possible
from this extreme environment.
hypersonic jet of the future.
Engineers at Reaction Engines Ltd.,
The A2, the design behind the Long-
the company based in Oxfordshire,
Term Advanced Propulsion Concepts
England, responsible for the A2’s design,
and Technologies (LAPCAT) project, is
estimate that the hypersonic jet will be
designed to carry 300 passengers, have
able to fly from Europe to Australia in
a range of 20,000 kilometres, and be
approximately four hours.
capable of travelling twice the speed
Fuel for the jet will be provided
of the now-defunct Concorde—that’s
by four Scimitar engines—fuelled by
a sustained velocity of Mach 5, or five
huge amounts of liquid hydrogen—
times the speed of sound.
that are designed around existing gas
Mach 5 is the speed at which large amounts of heating occurs on an
turbine, rocket and subsonic ramjet technology.
aircraft’s body as temperatures are in
Reaction Engines currently estimates
excess of 1,000-degrees centigrade, so
that the A2 project could be in full
the engineering of the aircraft must
production within 25 years.
did you know? • Did you know that Vancouver International Airport was the first organization to be designated a BC Hydro Power Smart Certified business? • Among YVR’s features are lights that dim automatically when it’s bright outside, motion sensitive escalators, and the largest solar powered hot water heating system in the province.
Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 at Singapore’s Changi Airport.
Cathay to increase Vancouver frequencies to three daily
Cathay Pacific will increase frequencies
Vancouver and its Hong Kong hub, the airline’s home base, adding another four round trips weekly to provide three daily services. The airline added three weekly frequencies on the routes only four months ago. In addition to its weekly nonstop flights from Vancouver to Hong Kong, Cathay offers daily non-stop 747-400 service from Vancouver to New York and three weekly freighter services between Vancouver and Hong Kong.
Vancouver, Coast and Mountains partner to offer vacation packages
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with a wide variety of travel interests
Tourism has partnered with
now not only find valuable destination
including packages on Grizzly bear
information, but will have the ability to
viewing, rail tours with VIA Rail and
wholesale tour operator, to offer
purchase packaged vacation experiences
Rocky Mountaineer, cruises to Alaska
affordable vacation packages with
that incorporate the Vancouver, Coast
through the Inside Passage, Vancouver
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and Mountains regions. For suppliers
hotels, and many more.
deals and getaway packages are featured
of travel experiences and services,
in the vacation packages, ranging from
section of the Vancouver, Coast and
rail and cruise vacations to gardens,
valuable channel in which to gain new
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wine and wilderness holidays to stays in
vacation consultant, who will answer trav-
A broad mix of special vacation
Visitors to the vacation package
el questions and help plan their holiday.
“The vacation package section is
packages is offered in each of the
Featured vacation packages range
an exciting addition to the Vancouver,
region’s four destination areas: Metro
from as short as a one- to four-day trip
Coast and Mountains website providing
Vancouver (Greater Vancouver Area); Sea
to 11 or more days.
a real win-win for travellers and travel
to Sky Country; Mighty Fraser Country;
suppliers in the region,” said Shannon
and the Sunshine Coast.
Wilkinson, vice president marketing for
There is also a selection of packages
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Olympics. “With this new transshipment
In its first eight months, Asia-Pacific
capacity, the Vancouver International
Gateway and Corridor Initiative projects,
and Communities, Laurence
Airport is moving one step further
valued at $2.2-billion, were announced
Cannon, has announced approval for
toward becoming a true transportation
across all four western provinces,
YVR to participate in the international
and logistics hub for the whole North
including a federal contribution of
air cargo transshipment program. The
program simplifies air carrier access to
The program enables the Canadian
the airport for air cargo transshipment,
Transportation Agency to authorize any
allowing the airport to seek new market
Canadian or foreign air carrier to use
opportunities and further develop its air
YVR to transship international air cargo,
cargo transshipment activity.
even if these rights are not provided
“Our government is pleased to have
in Canada’s bilateral air transport
the international air cargo transshipment
agreements. In addition, air carriers
program in place,” said Minister Cannon.
will be able to combine such cargo
“Vancouver International Airport now
transshipments with other services for
has an additional tool to help develop its
which they may be licensed.
air cargo business, which will benefit the local economy.”
“The program fits well with our overall gateway strategy for air cargo,”
The air cargo program allows air
said Larry Berg, Vancouver International
cargo to be moved through Canada
Airport Authority president and CEO. “It
for shipment to third countries. For
puts Vancouver International Airport in a
example, cargo could be flown from the
more competitive position in facilitating
United States into Vancouver, stored
international goods movement. With
temporarily, and then flown to an Asian
this program we are better equipped to
destination. Similarly, international air
offer a more efficient routing to carriers
cargo could also arrive from overseas
serving the Asian and North American
and then be shipped by rail or road from
Vancouver to the United States, allowing
Cargo security is addressed during
the airport to take full advantage of the
the application process, and on an
Asia-Pacific gateway and corridor.
ongoing basis, in the context of broader
“One of the key goals of the Asia-
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Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative
Canada and the operational activities of
is to make our West Coast ports and
the Canada Border Services Agency.
airports a destination of choice for
The Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor
shippers that take goods back and forth
Initiative is a national initiative that
between Asia and North America,” said
was designed to contribute to Canada’s
David Emerson, Minister of International
economic competitiveness, while also
Trade and Minister for the Pacific
benefiting communities through which
Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler
increasing volumes of trade must move.
did you know? • Air cargo is an increasingly vital component of a worldwide transportation system, providing B.C. companies and products with fast, efficient access to the world. Handling an average of 618 tonnes of cargo daily in 2007, YVR has maintained the strongest average cargo growth of the major West Coast airports over the past 10 years.
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Year of the Rat from page 1 the zodiac. Like the Western calendar,
the year in which a person is born has
the Chinese lunar calendar is a yearly
a profound influence on personality,
one, with the start of the lunar year
saying: “This is the animal that hides in
being based on the cycles of the moon.
Because of this cyclical dating, the
People born during “rat” years—
beginning of the year can fall anywhere
1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984,
between late January and the middle
1996 and 2008—are said to be clever,
of February. A complete cycle takes 60
years and is made up of five cycles of
and very generous to those they love,
12 years each.
although they do have a tendency to be
The Chinese lunar calendar names
quick-tempered and over-critical. They
each of the 12 years after an animal.
are supposed to make good writers,
Legend has it that Lord Buddha
critics and publicists.
summoned all the animals to come
Famous people born in the Year of
to him before he departed from earth.
the Rat include William Shakespeare,
Only 12 came to bid him farewell and
Winston Churchill, Marlon Brando,
as a reward he named a year after each
Wolfgang Mozart, President George
one in the order they arrived. The rat
Washington, Truman Capote and Prince
arrived first and is therefore the first
animal in the 12-year Chinese zodiac cycle. The Chinese believe the animal ruling
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Market Correction Provides RSP Opportunity tock market volatility in 2007
contributed to a real estate boom in
Soviet Union, a one-day drop in the Dow
and early this year has had
the late 1980s, and also the subsequent
of 508 points, or Treasury Bill yields
many investors concerned. The
crash in the housing market. In the
fluctuating between 2.8 per cent and
market has been chiefly affected by the
clean-up period of 1989 to 1992, many
17.4 per cent.
subprime-lending debacle in the United
savings and loan institutions were
Amazingly, none of these events
States, which has driven Canadian and
closed and U.S. housing starts dropped
made even the slightest dent in the long-
U.S. markets down and even stocks
from an annual rate of 1.8 million (1986)
term performance of the stock market.
that have traditionally been regarded
to one million (1991). This crisis was
While painful in the short term, these
as safe and reliable—such as those
a contributing factor in the 1990-1991
crises actually produce opportune stock
in the financial services sector—have
buys for prudent investors.
been affected. Some economists are
Sound familiar? After risky and
Inevitably, there will be other
predicting that the U.S. housing market
imprudent lending in 2004-2006, the
financial shocks occurring in the next
may lead our neighbours south of the
bubble has burst once again, with
30 years. Long-term investors should
border into a recession in 2008, while
economists forecasting one million
neither try to predict nor react to events,
others believe that the U.S. economy is
housing starts for 2008.
except perhaps to add more value to
already in a recession.
So, what are long-term investors
As investors, we are often confronted
to do? Simply put: ignore this latest True
their portfolios and stay the course. The best opportunities in the stock
with questions, concerns and outright
market typically come during moments
hysteria about currencies, interest rates,
acquire high quality assets and hold
of crisis. For example, 1960 to 1990,
market forecasts, commodity prices, and
them for a very long time—will benefit
the months in which stocks performed
what I call, the “crisis du jour.”
from ignoring political and economic
the best read like a roll call of hard
For example, five years ago the
troubles that are expensive distractions.
times: recession, war, bear markets and
crisis were 9/11, the Enron/WorldCom
Too many investors get out of the
bankruptcy and the collapse of the
market or adopt a wait-and-see position
Based on the current economic
technology bubble. In 1998, it was the
and defer purchases at precisely the
situations, markets may go lower before
East Asian currency crisis.
wrong time. Smart investors take
the subprime-lending crisis ends, or
Interestingly, the current subprime-
advantage of cheaper prices and add
they may go higher soon. No one knows.
lending crisis in the U.S. bears striking
to their investments during economic
However, instead of waiting to invest,
similarities to the savings and loan crisis
the way to take advantage of the market
of the 1980s and 1990s.
Thirty years ago, no one could have
correction is to add to one’s investments
In 1982, a relaxation of lending
foreseen events such as the expansion
regulations for U.S. savings and loan
of the Vietnam War, wage and price
Since the stock market is a leading
institutions led to imprudent and risky
controls, two oil shocks, the resignation
economic indicator, it is not unusual
real estate lending practices. This
of a U.S. President, the dissolution of the
to see a decline in anticipation of an
in monthly increments.
economic slowdown. The positive side to this, however, is that the market launches its most powerful rallies in the middle of (not after) a recession. The best advice is to stay the course and remember the words of Warren Buffett: “Be fearful when others are
Cathay Pacific, Dragonair offer carbon offset program
athay Pacific and its subsidiary, Dragonair, have launched
voluntary carbon offset program
for their passengers. The program allows customers the option of using cash or frequent flyer miles to pay for their offsets. To offset their travel, passengers can access the “FLY greener” site at the Cathay Pacific or Dragonair websites and use the online calculator to work out how much it will cost to offset their emissions, based on the distance of their flight and the class of travel.
Airline Humour Pilot: “Folks, we have reached our cruising altitude now, so I am going to switch the seat belt sign off. Feel free to move about as you wish, but please stay inside the plane till we land... it’s a bit cold outside, and if you walk on the wings it affects the flight pattern.”
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greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.” Peter Kutney is a Financial Planner with Partners in Planning in Vancouver. He can be reached at (604) 438-1603 or email@example.com.
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Airbus foresees need for 24,300 aircraft in the next 20 years
Lufthansa Airbus A380.
ccording to its latest Global
as use of bigger equipment that is more
cities will continue to grow, which will
Market Forecast, Airbus foresees
productive and increased frequencies.
and responding with a full life-cycle
inevitably lead to an even greater local
a demand for some 24,300 new
Even so, the world’s airlines will more
concentration of demand. This trend
passenger and freighter aircraft between
than double their passenger aircraft
The greatest demand for passenger
will also result in further congestion.
now and 2026, creating an average
fleets of 100 seats or more, from some
aircraft will be from the Asia-Pacific
One major part of the solution to this
annual delivery of some 1,215 aircraft
13,300 today to some 28,550 in 2026.
region, which will account for 31
growing problem will be the use of
Airfreight is forecast to grow even
per cent of the total world demand
Demand will drive the need for more
faster, with freight tonne kilometres
for aircraft. It is followed by North
The Airbus Global Market Forecast
fuel and eco-efficient airliners to cope
increasing annually by 5.8 per cent.
America (27 per cent) and Europe
gives a detailed analysis of world air
with traffic growth and the need to
Combined with fleet renewal, this will
(24 per cent). Emerging markets are
transport developments, covering
replace older generation less-efficient
create demand for some 3,800 freighter
also driving traffic demand. Whilst
deliveries. Nearly 900 of them will be
China and India will remain the
and freight traffic flows, as well
new factory-built aircraft.
largest, Airbus forecasts that some
as a year-by-year fleet evolution
By 2026, the fuel burn of the average
world fleet is expected to be at three
“Air transportation is definitely
30 additional emerging economies,
of the world’s aircraft operators,
litres per 100 passenger kilometres, or
a growing industry contributing to
including Argentina, Brazil, South
through fleet analysis of nearly 700
what the A380 already delivers today.
economic development and generating
Africa and Vietnam, with a combined
passenger airlines and 177 freighter
Passenger traffic is expected to grow
wealth around the world,” said John
population of almost three billion
operators over the next 20 years.
at an average rate of 4.9 per cent per year,
Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer
The forecast covers aircraft demand
leading to a near threefold increase. Part
customers. “We are committed to being
prominent by 2026.
of the forecast traffic increase will be
a key player in making this industry
Airbus forecasts that populations
absorbed by higher load factors as well
eco-efficient by providing the most
and the number of the world’s mega-
from the regional market to the very largest aircraft available today, the A380.
Children’s Christmas tree decorating contest winners
n December, during the annual
4, awarded card game sets, leather
Children’s Wishes Take Flight holiday
Inukshuk bookmarks and a Karaoke
celebrations at YVR, the halls of
the International Terminal Building
2 Lord Tennyson Elementary – Grade
were decked with a colorful display of
4, awarded leather Inukshuk book-
marks, 12-pack mini multi-colour
Custom-decorated by children from
pens and mini magnetic staplers.
30 local elementary schools, the tree
3 Manoah Steves Elementary – Grades
displays were part of a contest to raise
1 and 2, awarded plush bears and
funds for organizations that assist
disadvantaged and children with special
Tie for 4th Place:
4 William Bridge Elementary – Grade
During the contest period, visitors
3, awarded Watermania passes and a
to YVR cast more than 500 ballots by
Canada gift bag containing stickers,
donation for their favourite tree, with
Hacky Sack and Bendy pens.
all proceeds going to Vancouver radio station CKNW’s Orphans’ Fund. Following are the winning schools and the prizes they received:
4 Clinton Elementary – Grades 3 and 4, awarded Canada mugs, pens, erasers and plush Bears. 5 Sir Wilfred Laurier Elementary – Grade 4, awarded Capilano mugs, a
1 Gray Elementary – Grades 3 and
pen and an eraser.
Students from Gray Elementary, winners of the 2007 Christmas tree decorating contest at YVR. Their winning tree captured close to 100 votes.
Tips to make your trip easier
etting ready for a trip is
onboard to keep their energy up and
Flight Status Notification. Customers
exciting and usually planned in
their mood positive during the trip.
can sign up with airlines to receive
advance. Wherever you decide
Through the Food on the Fly program,
flight arrival/departure times, as well
YVR’s restaurants will package up
as gate and baggage information,
your favourite kid-friendly meal for
all via e-mail, phone, pager or PDA.
Customers may also check flight
to go, part of the planning process should include ways to make the trip more enjoyable and smooth the process through airports and security checkpoints. Following are some tips to help make the travel experience easier.
Place contact information on the inside
departure and arrival notification at
and outside of each suitcase. If a
YVR’s website, www.yvr.ca, under
checked bag is delayed or misdirected,
the airline will be able to return it to you much faster if you include important contact information and
PLANNING AND PURCHASING Get a better deal. If your vacation involves adds-ons, such as flights, cars, sightseeing tours, theatre
a copy of your itinerary inside the
Arrive early. Generally, you should
suitcase. This is especially important
arrive at least 60 minutes early
in the event the outside luggage tag
for domestic flights (90 minutes if
you have bags to check) and three hours for international trips. Check
tickets or private airport transfers, purchasing multiple components together generally costs less than purchasing them individually, and
AT THE AIRPORT
CHECKING IN Check in beforehand. A number of
with your travel agent or airline for cities where earlier check in is recommended.
airlines allow you to check in up to
Use self-service check-in kiosks. If
24 hours before your flight, select
you haven’t had a chance to check
or change seats, and print out your
in before arriving at the airport, self-
Earn miles and avoid costs. Book online
boarding pass, which can reduce
service check-in kiosks are another
and avoid ticketing and service fees.
time and stress at the airport. Check
great time saver.
Watch out for hidden costs. Find out
out YVR’s FasTrack web check in at
also allows customers to know how much the total vacation will cost.
if the air transportation will be on
Speed through security. Have your
Checking bags? You can still check-
available for the security checkpoint.
Airline scheduled services offer
in online and print your boarding
Wear shoes that slip on and off
customers more flight flexibility. If
pass—when you arrive at the airport,
quickly, limit jewelry, avoid extra
chartered flights are not originating
simply scan the barcode on your
clothing such as jackets when
or ending at your final destination,
boarding pass to quickly check your
possible, and make laptops easily
be aware that extra costs could be
incurred to reach the charter flight on either end
Ask whether the vacation company
performs regular site inspections on properties. Go with vacation companies aligned with brands you trust, that have been in business for many years, and that have customerservice experts available 24 hours a day to get the quality desired. Permitted items in carry-on luggage.
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Dress comfortably and limit carry-on items. Wear breathable fabrics, and know what you can carry on board. Check with your airline to ensure that you will not exceed your carryon baggage allowance. Keep valuables with you. Make sure to
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you reach your final destination, ask to have your baggage checked all the
way through. Think of a child’s needs. If you’re travelling with a child, pack toys, books and games to make the flight pass more quickly. Also, bring food for children or purchase a snack
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for children. Once you clear security,
understand the need to stay with
remember to purchase water. Wake children before descent. If your child is sleeping, consider waking him or her before the aircraft begins descent and offer a bottle, chewing gum, hard candy or a pacifier.
adults and who to approach if they become lost. Consider arranging transportation between the airport and hotel ahead of time. This lessens stress upon
Frequent swallowing allows air to
arriving at the destination airport and
flow freely out of and into the ear and
makes it easier to manage children
sinus cavities, alleviating discomfort.
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five minutes from airport at Bridgeport and Shell. 12-year-old building. Secured parking. No pets. $850 per month, includes utilities. Leave message at: (604) 279-2579.
Are you looking for a new career or parttime employment opportunity working with other aviation-minded people? Aviation World is currently seeking enthusiastic, customer-focused individuals for positions in our YVR store! Bring a résumé to the store and ask to speak to Gary!
Books, hobbies & pilot supplies 105-6080 Russ Baker Way (next to McDonald’s) Richmond, B.C. Phone 604.718.7400 www.aviationworld.net
COTTAGE RENTAL The Green Cottage A SEASIDE PARADISE Truly tranquil experience. Stunning, panoramic view. Convenient location, minutes from downtown Sechelt!
v One-of-a-kind accommodation: 1,200-sq.-ft., fully furnished, 2 queen-size bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, TV, DVD, CD Player & Gas Fireplace. Front porch & back deck. v Boating, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, sea & wildlife watching, boardwalk/seawall, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, biking, horseback riding, dining out.
Tel: 604.318.9727 • Pgr: 604.601.8776 firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEALTH & BEAUTY For cleaner skin and healthier life… Hot Spring Day Spa Relaxing Body Massage Special 35 Minutes - $25.00 45 Minutes - $40.00 60 Minutes - $50.00 (you’ll enjoy it!) Non-sexual
Waxing from $5.00 and up Deep pore cleaning facial - $29.95/60 mins. Relaxing Facial - $29.00/60 mins. (Gift Certificates Available)
Tel. 604.261.4878 Open 7 days a week: 10 AM – 8 PM 8554 Granville St. – 2 min from airport Between W. 69th & 70th Ave. Park in front or at the back
Experienced Avionics Technician YVR Avionics shop has various Avionics positions available immediately. Applicants must have an AME ‘E’ license and a minimum 5 years experience. Apply online at www.westernavionics.com or fax résumé to 604-303-1167.
Air Canada Jazz is an Employment Equity employer. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply.
Jazz is currently accepting resumes for the following part time positions: Canada’s second largest airline, Air Canada Jazz serves over 84 destinations in Canada and the United States with a fleet of regional jet and turboprop aircraft. We operate over 848 flights a day and carry more than 8 million passengers each year. Headquartered in Halifax with close to 5,000 employees, Jazz offers a professional working environment and opportunities for individual career growth.
Aircraft Towing Staff, Vancouver Responsibilities include towing aircraft, operating heavy ground vehicle equipment and inspecting ground equipment. All candidates will have strong organizational skills and the ability to work in a busy environment with little supervision. The successful candidates will perform duties in accordance with established policies and procedures while giving primary consideration to personal safety, the safety of co-workers and customers. Successful candidates will be high school graduates or have equivalent. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license, must be eligible for a Restricted Area Pass and an airport AVOP (Airport Vehicle Operators Permit). Jazz offers excellent health and dental coverage, employee ownership programs, and many other benefits. Travel benefits are effective from first day of employment. If you are interested in a customer-driven environment and would like to be part of a dedicated team of professionals, please apply at www.flyjazz.ca by February 22nd. We would like to thank in advance everyone who applies, as only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.
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03 KIA SEDONA Leather, sunroof, quad seats, rear heat, a/c, power seat LEATHER, LOADED!
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2004 SX 2.0 or 2005 Cavalier Cavalier only 45,684 km! SX only 60,466 km
$105/pymt $0 Down (9)
07 GRAND CARAVAN 7-pass., rear heat & a/c, full stow ‘n go, power seat, alloys 7 in stock!
2007 CARAVAN Only 3,031 km! Power group, tinted windows, roof rack ALMOST NEW!
07 Sebring Touring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,988 07 PT Cruiser, Only 4 left! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,688 07 Charger, Only 3 left! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,988 07 Caravan, Only 2,864 km . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,988 07 Nitro 4x4, Only 2 left! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,988 07 Liberty Rocky Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,988 07 Caliber SXT, Great gas mileage! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,988 07 Grand Cherokee, Only 17,983 km . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26,988 07 Grand Caravan SXT, Leather, power doors, DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26,988 07 Compass North 4x4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,988 06 Liberty Limited Diesel, Leather, sunroof, loaded! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $32,988 05 Grand Cherokee Limited, Nav, DVD, leather, hemi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,988
$166/pymt $0 Down (7)
All 2008 GRAND CHEROKEES Choose from Gas or Diesel, SRT8, Overland, Limited, or Laredo, $10,000 all in(8)stock! Discount!
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2001 GRAND CHEROKEE Local BC vehicle, 4x4, 5 passenger, full power group
04 Ram 1500 Laramie Q/C 4x4, Leather, hemi, loaded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,978 04 Liberty Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,988 04 Dakota Q/C 4x4, V8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,988 04 Caravan, Only 3 left! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,988 03 Liberty Limited, Sunroof, Leather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,988 04 Kia Sedona, Leather, rear a/c, loaded! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,988 03 Grand Caravan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,988 03 Dakota C/C 4x4, Only 31,514 km! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,988 02 TJ Sahara, Automatic, hardtop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,988 01 Sebring LXI Coupe, Leather, sunroof, loaded! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,988 ’99 Ram 2500 Diesel 4x4 Quad Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20,988
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