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Flight 2010 cleared for landing at Vancouver International Airport

Vancouver Airport Authority named Official Airport for 2010 Winter Games

T

he

Organizing

2012 Summer Games. The sponsorship

six dedicated Olympic Stores in the

Committee for the 2010 Olympic

Vancouver

commitment includes: dedicated airport

International and Domestic Terminals

and Paralympic Winter Games

amenities and services for VANOC

featuring Vancouver 2010 Winter Games

(VANOC) has named Vancouver Airport

and 2010 Winter Games activities,

merchandise.

Authority as an Official Supplier of the

accreditation processing and departure

The sponsorship announcement

2010 Winter Games. This partnership

screening facilities, expedited passenger

was made at a community event held

marks the first time in Olympic Games

arrivals and baggage services, specialized

in YVR’s new Link building, which

history that an airport has been named

training for airport staff, parking and

connects the Domestic and International

an Official Supplier.

ground transportation services and

Terminals, provides additional check-in

office space.

and baggage facilities, and will be the

As an Official Supplier, the Airport Authority has sponsorship rights in the

“As an Official Supplier, we will many

athletes,

officials,

Larry Berg (centre), president and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority, receives a commemorative plaque from John Furlong, VANOC chief executive officer, at the sponsorship announcement ceremony. Looking on are Todd Nicholson, captain of Canada’s Paralympic Hockey team, and Mira Leung, member of the Canadian figure skating team.

airport category for the 2010 Winter

provide

Games and is committed to providing

media and visitors with the first and

world-class operations and services

last impression of the Vancouver

prior to, during and after the Games.

2010 Winter Games,” said Larry Berg,

In addition, the Airport Authority

president and chief executive officer,

the Games or any other reason. We

receives the sponsorship rights to the

Vancouver Airport Authority. “Our goal

Canadian Olympic team for the Beijing

is to provide a smooth, seamless and

2008 Summer Games, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games and the London

to and from the airport. In attendance at the announcement were employees of Vancouver Airport Authority, local airport business partners, VANOC long-

representatives, elected officials and

are enhancing our facilities, passenger

established working relationship with

other Games sponsors who marked the

services and customer care program to

VANOC also includes separate, but

start of this partnership by signing a

exceptional travel experience to every

ensure we meet this goal before, during

complementary agreements covering

large-scale commemorative banner that

passenger that visits our airport for

and after the 2010 Winter Games.”

terminal advertising opportunities and

is displayed in the terminal.

Canada Announces Open Skies Agreement with Barbados Located in the capital city Bridgetown, the Chamberlain Bridge in Barbados is a state-of-the-art lift bridge that was upgraded in 2006 from a swing bridge originally erected in 1872.

The

Airport

Authority’s

Cathay Pacific celebrates arrival of ‘Asia’s world city’ aircraft

E

arly last month, Cathay Pacific

of Hong Kong and its people, is seen

been doing for 61 years and will proudly

Airways celebrated the arrival

soaring over the green waves, which

continue to do long into the future.”

of its latest aircraft—one that

depicts the lands and oceans of the

The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will

highlights the airline’s firm commitment

world. This is the second Cathay Pacific

become the mainstay of the Cathay

to its home city. The new Boeing 777-

aircraft to be painted in these colours—

Pacific long-haul fleet in the years to

300ER arrived from Seattle painted in

the first, a Boeing 747-400, was unveiled

come. The highly efficient aircraft will

a unique “Asia’s world city” livery that

in July 2002.

enable the airline to operate more direct,

will be used to promote the Hong Kong name as it flies around the world.

T

final stop for Canada Line trains heading

Speaking at the welcome ceremony,

non-stop flights to destinations in North

Tony Tyler said that each time the

America. Each of the new aircraft comes

The aircraft, the sixth of 30 777-

aircraft lands in a different city it will

fitted with Cathay Pacific’s innovative

300ERs being delivered to Cathay Pacific

help to spread the word about Hong

by 2012, was welcomed to Hong Kong in

Kong. “In its distinctive green livery

See Cathay Celebrates page 4

a ceremony hosted by the airline’s chief

the aircraft clearly proclaims that Hong

he governments of Canada and

Cannon. “I am pleased with the outcome

executive Tony Tyler at the Hong Kong

Kong is a city that has made its mark

Barbados have negotiated an

of these negotiations, marking another

Aircraft Engineering Company.

on the world stage,” said Tyler. “Our

Open Skies-type air transport

bilateral air services agreement achieved

agreement to increase trade and

under Canada’s Blue Sky policy.”

The aircraft carries on its fuselage

latest Boeing 777-300 will fly around our

the logo of the “flying dragon”,

network carrying the message that Hong

tourism between the two countries.

The new agreement allows airlines

complemented by the “Asia’s world

Kong is Asia’s world city. It also carries

The Honourable Lawrence Cannon,

to provide scheduled air services as

city” Hong Kong brand line. From afar,

a message that Cathay Pacific is Hong

Minister of Transport, Infrastructure

frequently as desired between cities in

the dragon, which symbolizes the spirit

Kong’s home airline—a job we have

and Communities, and the Honourable

Canada and Barbados. This agreement

David Emerson, Minister of International

also allows airlines to react quickly to

Trade, and Minister for the Pacific

market conditions by more effectively

Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler

adjusting prices. In addition, airlines

Olympics, announced the agreement.

from both countries have greater

“This is Canada’s first Open Skies-

flexibility in offering flights (passenger

type agreement in the Caribbean region

and cargo) to and from third countries,

and signals another step forward in

with the gradual phase-out of all

providing greater flexibility for air

limitations.

services for passengers, businesses, air carriers and airports,” said Minister

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Cathay Pacific’s sixth Boeing 777-300ER, painted in the unique “Asia’s world city” livery, takes off from the Everett airfield in Seattle.

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Barbados Agreement from page 1 “Canada greatly values its

with Barbados,” said Minister

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s

Emerson. “Canada is celebrating

visit to the Caribbean region

the 100th anniversary of the

in July 2007, when he outlined

Canadian Trade Commissioner

Canada’s re-engagement in the

Service’s presence in Barbados

Americas as a critical, long-term

this year. The new agreement

international priority for the

will provide a stronger basis

government.

for competitive air services. We

In 2007, trade between Canada

anticipate this will generate even

and Caricom members, including

more growth in trade, tourism

Barbados, was $2.2-billion, a 20

and investment.”

per cent increase from 2006.

The new agreement also

Canadian merchandise exports

provides all-cargo air carriers

to Caricom totalled $725-million

with greater options to facilitate

and merchandise imports from

and expedite the flow of cargo

Caricom totalled $1.47-billion. In 2006, 25,600 Canadians

planning, 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Games. Paul’s dedicated

this month: Vancouver International Airport is an Official

focus will be to lead the preparation, planning, and delivery of our

Supplier to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic

mandate to welcome each guest with personalized care during

Winter Games—the first partnership of its kind in Olympic

Customer care is not just a priority in 2010. To ensure we

We’ve been working with VANOC for some time on this

maintain our commitment to care for each and every customer

unprecedented agreement, which will see us provide dedicated

who comes through the airport, Don Ehrenholz, formerly director,

facilities for VANOC and Olympic Games activity, expedited

engineering projects, has stepped into the role of vice president,

passenger and baggage services and in-terminal advertising and

airport operations.

retail opportunities. Our agreement also includes sponsorship

With our team in place, I am confident we will set a new

rights to the Canadian Olympic Team for Beijing 2008, Vancouver

standard in welcoming the world. We have already introduced

2010 and the London 2012 Games.

services that are unprecedented among Canadian airports, such as

Caricom region received more

As Douglas Coupland wrote in his homage to Vancouver,

countries

than 251,100 Canadian tourists

City of Glass, “For many people, YVR is where Vancouver begins

in 2006.

and ends.” Certainly this will be true for many of the athletes and

Barbados,

Belize,

Dominica,

The new provisions are

Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica,

applied

immediately.

Once

Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis,

ratified, the new agreement will

Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and

replace the 1985 agreement

the Grenadines, Suriname, and

currently in force. 

WestJet designated to operate scheduled service to Barbados

the Games.

Games history.

of the Caricom region. Caricom

and Barbuda, the Bahamas,

The

T

he Airport Authority made an exciting announcement

travelled

Antigua

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Welcoming The World, One Person At A Time

third countries, including those

include

Barbados.

YVR SKYTALK

By LARRY BERG, President and Chief Executive Officer

This new agreement builds on

to

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President’s Corner

Trinidad and Tobago.

close, long-standing relationship

between both countries, and

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guests visiting Vancouver for the Olympic Games—our airport will form their first and last impression of the city. For several years, we’ve been working on plans to welcome the world for 2010. Many of the changes we announced late last year, including a new international reception lounge with a 24-hour customer care centre and enhanced language and translation services, were in the planning stages for the Olympic Games before they were fast tracked for early completion.

our 24-hour customer care counter in the Canada Border Services Agency Customs Hall. This counter receives approximately 250 enquiries a day, with questions ranging from information about YVR facilities to flight information to baggage. The most common questions are related to directions. Another service that has received widespread use and will serve us well during 2010 is our 24-hour Language Line, which gives us access to translators speaking more than 170 different languages. On average, the Language Line is used about four to six times a day. So far the most requested languages have been Mandarin and Spanish.

Now that we’ve formalized our role as a 2010 sponsor, we’ve

We have more work to do to prepare for the Games, but we

put some key people in new positions. Paul Levy, who has been

are well on our way to welcoming the world, one person at a

vice president, airport operations, has been made vice president,

time. 

Name that Aircraft

Last month’s winner:

Charles Ivory, Vancouver Answer: Y8J/Skymaster

T

he

Lawrence

Minister Cannon. “This increase in

Cannon, Minister of Transport,

Honourable

scheduled air services is a great example

Infrastructure and Communities,

of growth in the airline industry.”

has announced the designation of WestJet

Under the provisions of Canada’s

to operate scheduled international air

international air transportation policy,

services between Canada and Barbados.

all Canadian air carriers may apply to

This designation was made possible by

the Minister for designation to operate

the bilateral air transport agreement recently concluded between Canada and Barbados. “I

am

pleased

that

scheduled international air services.

Send the correct name of this aircraft (make and model) and you could win a

A $30 Gift Certificate for Reflections Gastronomie Send your answer by Email: jstewart@westerndriver.com; Fax: (604) 736-6750; Mail: SkyTalk, 306-5400 Airport Road South, Richmond, BC V7B 1B4. A draw will be made from all correct entries received by April 3, 2008. The winner’s name will be published in the April issue of SkyTalk.

The Y-8J is based on the Shaanxi Y-8C turboprop transport aircraft, which itself is a copy of the Soviet/ Russian An-12 Cub. The aircraft has high-mounted wings with four Wojiang-6 turboprop engines mounted under the wings’ leading edges. The aircraft carries 22,910 kilograms of fuel in its internal tanks, with no external fuel tank available.

The agreement permits each country

WestJet’s

to designate any number of airlines for

designation will provide additional

the operation of scheduled air services

airline choices for Canadians travelling

to and from Canada, with no limitation

between Canada and Barbados,” said

on flight frequency.

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Around @ Events

Sea Land Air Flight Centre grand opening celebration which drew a lot of attention from the many guests attending the opening. Other exhibits included luxury Audis, Jaguars and Land Rovers from Richmond AutoMall’s Cowell Motors, and the latest Harley Davidson motorbikes from Vancouver’s Trev Deely Motorcycles. Sea Land Air Flight Centre provides one-stop aviation services, ranging from flight training—using modern aircraft with advanced avionics—and aircraft Invited VIPs perform the traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony.

B

Jackson, Boundary Bay airport manager

aviation service provider” Sea

Gordon Andrews and Thomas Fung,

Land Air Flight Centre celebrated

chairman and founder of the Fairchild

its grand opening on March 1 at their

Group, Sea Land Air’s parent company.

new Boundary Bay Airport hangar

Sea Land Air operates modern

facilities.

Diamond Aircraft for its flight training

Attending ceremony

aircraft sales. For

illing itself as “a new generation,

the

were

ribbon-cutting

Richmond

and five models were on display

Mayor

including the latest Diamond D-Jet

Malcolm Brodie, Delta Mayor Lois

single-engine, personal jet aircraft,

First B.C. showing of the personal Diamond D-Jet. This mockup display included a cut-away of the 315-knot cruise speed engine. The jet has a range of 2,503 kilometres and can operate out of 762-metre runways.

rental to fractional programs and more

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visit

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YVR Canada Line construction update

C

onstruction

airport

trains is also underway and slated for

in 2009, YVR will join just a handful

portion of the Canada Line is

of

the

completion by April 2008. This includes

of international airports with a rapid

zipping along, ahead of the

two concrete power substations on Sea

transit link to and from the city centre

Island that will help keep trains moving.

and communities between,” said Larry

initial project schedule. With work on the elevated guideway from

YVR

to

Bridgeport

Station

The Canada Line will run fully separated

from

traffic

Berg, president and CEO, Vancouver

between

Airport Authority, at the completion of a

complete, crews are now focusing

Vancouver International Airport, the

critical phase of the Line’s construction

on YVR’s three Canada Line stations:

heart of Richmond’s civic precinct and the

earlier this month. “This is an important

Templeton, the first stop on Sea Island

transportation hub at Waterfront Centre

connection, particularly as we prepare to

heading to YVR; Sea Island Centre; and

in Vancouver. With 16 stations, two

welcome the world for the 2010 Olympic

YVR-Airport Station. The stations are

bridges, approximately 19 kilometres of

and Paralympic Winter Games.”

due for completion this fall.

tunnel and elevated guideway, parking

Come late April, expect to see the

Fri, Mar 14 – Mon, Mar 17

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Cathay Pacific is committed to expanding its fleet and network to further the

to landscaping along the Canada Line.

development of Hong Kong as an international hub. It now operates a total of 114

More than 1,000 plants, including cherry

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Air Canada completes aircraft refurbishment in time for expanded summer service

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between Vancouver and Seoul will be

on April 5, using 140-seat Airbus A320

round service to Cancun, Mexico, will

increased to 10 a week from seven

aircraft with a choice of Executive Class

depart every Saturday onboard a 207-

(pending government approval).

or Economy service and featuring the

seat Boeing 767-200 aircraft, offering

New service from Vancouver to

carrier’s personal entertainment system

a choice of Executive Class or Economy

Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mexico, will begin

at every seat. Starting May 3, year-

service.

Air Canada’s refurbishments to its fleet include lie-flat beds in Executive First on international flights.

A

ir Canada has announced that

be operated with a new or refurbished

with its aircraft refurbishment

aircraft.

program substantially complete,

Air Canada’s 142 regular Embraer

travellers taking advantage of the

and Airbus narrowbody aircraft serving

airline’s expanded summer schedule

primarily domestic and transborder

will travel in greater comfort than ever

routes will be either new or refurbished

before.

as of June 1.

The

airline’s

refurbishments

Forty-five of its 60 long-haul,

include lie-flat suites in Executive

widebody aircraft will be either new

First on international flights and

or have refitted interiors by the same

new seats throughout all the airline’s

date, allowing Air Canada to designate

aircraft, each featuring a personal

key international routes, such as its

audio-visual entertainment system

Vancouver to Sydney Boeing 777

with free access to 36 movies and

service, to be served exclusively by these

hundreds of CDs, a 120-volt power

aircraft.

and USB port.

Expanded Service

“Air Canada is passing a milestone

In addition to aircraft refurbishment,

in its aircraft interior refurbishment

Air Canada is adding and increasing

program. The renewal of our regular

flights on Western Canadian, transborder

narrow body fleet will be complete

and international routes.

by June 1 and three quarters of our

In British Columbia, a second daily

wide-body aircraft will also be ready

frequency service will be added between

for the summer, meaning we can now

Vancouver and Regina and a third daily

guarantee a new or refurbished aircraft

flight between Vancouver and Prince

on our major routes,” said Ben Smith,

Rupert.

executive vice president, commercial, at Air Canada.

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Oneworld airlines move into Beijing’s new Terminal 3

World’s largest building

A

irlines in the oneworld alliance are bringing their operations together at Beijing International

Airport in its new passenger terminal. The transfer to the state-of-the-art Terminal 3 is occurring in two phases:

All oneworld airlines will use check-in desks in the terminal’s area C.

passengers whether they want to work or relax.

Dragonair and Cathay Pacific will

All six oneworld carriers serving

announce details of their lounge facility

Beijing currently operate in Terminal 2.

in Terminal 3 ahead of their move there.

Between them, they operate up to 15

Premium passengers from other

departures a day from Beijing non-stop to

• British Airways and Qantas, as two

oneworld carriers will have access to

eight destinations with connections to the

of the first six airlines to use the new

the new common-use lounge in Beijing

near 700 airports they and their oneworld

building, moved to the new terminal

Terminal 3, which opened last month,

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with separate facilities for First and

• The

other

oneworld

airlines

Business Class passengers.

Designed by British architects Foster and Partners, the US$2-billion Terminal

serving Beijing—Cathay Pacific,

This lounge is located one floor up

3 covers one million square metres. With

Dragonair, Finnair and Japan

from the main departures concourse

a third runway for the airport opening at

Airlines—will

level, near the airlines’ departure gates.

the same time, it will double capacity to

They offer a full range of facilities for

76 million passengers a year.

transfer

into

Terminal 3 on March 26.

(Top) Traditional Chinese-style pavilion in Beijing International Airport’s Terminal 3. (Bottom) An un-manned train to transport passengers within the new terminal building.

Sales of new HondaJet expanded to include Canadian market

H

onda Aircraft is expanding

support plan for the Canadian market.

Greensboro, North Carolina. Service

sales of its advanced HondaJet

Sales to Canada will be handled directly

support will be provided through the

with a direct sales and service

from the company’s headquarters in

HondaJet service facilities in the U.S. that

HondaJet, an advanced light jet was selected by “Popular Science” magazine as the winner of the publication’s 2006 “Best of What’s New” Award in the Aviation and Space category. The HondaJet was chosen from among dozens of aviation products for its breakthrough design and innovative features.

are closest to the Canadian customers’

cabin and luggage space, and higher

location.

cruise speed than conventional aircraft

Initial deliveries of the HondaJet to

in its Very Light Jet class. The result of

Canadian customers are expected to

20 years of aviation research by Honda,

begin by the year 2012.

key HondaJet innovations include a

“This is an important step to have our

patented over-the-wing engine-mount

business plan in place in Canada,” said

configuration, a natural-laminar flow (NLF)

Michimasa Fujino, president and CEO

wing and fuselage nose, and an advanced

of Honda Aircraft. “We are confident

all-composite fuselage structure.

that we have established the basis for

Worldwide HondaJet pilot training

exceptional support that will provide

will be conducted in partnership with

our customers with unparalleled quality

Flight Safety International, which will

and convenience.”

include the development of a Level-

Honda Aircraft began U.S. sales of the

D, full-motion flight simulator for

HondaJet in October 2006 and quickly

HondaJet. The first simulator will be

amassed orders for well over 100 units.

installed at Honda Aircraft Company’s

In order to answer increasing demand

new headquarters facility. Additional

for the new business jet, the company is

training facilities will be established in

expanding sales to now include both the

the future as HondaJet sales continue

Canadian and Mexican markets.

to grow.

The

HondaJet

features

several

Honda

Aircraft,

is

a

wholly

innovations that are designed to help

owned subsidiary of Honda Motor

it achieve better fuel efficiency, larger

Company.

Airline Humour Pilot:

“Good morning, Frankfurt ground, KLM 242 request start up and push back, please.”

Tower:

“KLM 242 expect start up in two hours.”

Pilot:

“Please confirm: two hours delay?”

Tower:

“Affirmative.”

Pilot:

“In that case, cancel the good morning!”


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THE YVR MERCHANTS: YVR is recognized for having one of the best concession programs of any airport in North America. Now we would like to know your favourite YVR Shop, Service and Restaurant. Be a part of the celebration. Simply fill out one of the ballot forms below or visit participating Sponsors’ and Customer Information Counters for a chance to win fantastic weekly Coca-Cola prizes and the

Grand Prize Trip for two to LONDON or Paris.

All you have to do is vote for your favourite YVR Merchant in all three categories – Shop, Service and Restaurant. Contest ends April 30, 2008.

Shops

Duty Free

Restaurants

• $15 Boutique • 7-Eleven • BC Sports Zone • Bentley • British Columbia & Beyond • Christmas in Vancouver • Crabtree & Evelyn • Daily News • Discover Vancouver • Discovery Channel • Gifts of the Raven • Great Canadian Book

• Aldeasa Kids • Basics • Beauty Free • La Cava del Cigarro • Fashion & Fun • Hermès • Les Boutiques • Mango • The Shop • The Gourmet Shop • The Express Shop • Thinking Canada • Your Vitamin Store

• A&W • Burger King • Cinnabon • Flying Wedge Pizza • Fortune Wok • Galiano Bakery & Café • Globe @ YVR • Green Bean Café • Hanami Asian Cuisine • Hanami Café • Hanami Express • Hanami Japanese

Company

• Hudson News • Kids Works • Mountain Style Shop • News II You • Northern Impressions • Pacific Coast News • PGA Tour Shop • Postcards from Vancouver • Relay • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

• Roots • Salamandra Gifts & Flowers

• Sea to Sky News • The Body Shop • The Fish Market • Tie Rack • To GO! News • Tundra • Vancouver Airport Florist • Vancouver Kitchen • Vancouver Marketplace • Vancouver News • Virgin Books & Music and Relay • West Coast Liquor Store

2008

Services

• Absolute Spa & Salon YVR • Absolute Spa at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport • Absolute Spa at YVR • Airport Fabricare Cleaners • Airport Luggage & Shoe Repair • Aurora Shoe Shine • BC Lottery Ticket Centre • Canada Post • CDS Baggage Storage • Gateway Valet & Concierge • ICE Currency Services • Pharmasave • Plaza Premium Lounge • Royal Bank • Super, Natural British Columbia Visitor Information Centre • The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel • Ultima Executive Medical Services • Vancouver Airport Dental Centre • Vancouver Airport Medical Clinic

Restaurant

• Harvey’s • Hudson News and Euro Café

• Jetside Bar • Jetway Café & News • Koho Express Bar • Koho Restaurant & Bar • Legends Bar & Grill • Medallist Bar & Grill • Milestone’s • OPA! Souvlaki of Greece • Orange Julius • Pacific Grill • Palõminõ Bar • Pizza Hut • Roasters • Skyway Café • Stanley’s Happy Landing Lounge

• Starbucks • Subway • Sunshine Coast Juice Company

• Swiss Chalet • Tim Hortons • Toast! Café • Toshi Teppanyaki • Voyages • Wok n’ Roll

Enter to Win a

Trip for 2 to LONDON OR Paris

plus Weekly Coca-Cola Draw Prizes Drop off ballot form at participating sponsors’ locations. See SkyTalk Newspaper for ballot box location details. Limit one entry per person. No purchase necessary. Contest ends April 30, 2008.

Name:___________________________________________________________________ Telephone:_________________________________________________________________ Address:_ _________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE YVR MERCHANT (must complete all 3 sections): 1) My favourite PLACE TO SHOP at YVR is_ ___________________________________________ 2) My favourite PLACE TO EAT at YVR is_ ____________________________________________ 3) My favourite Service Provider at YVR is__________________________________________


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Enter

CHOICE

to

Win

Traditional Two Egg Breakfast Any style eggs with your choice of crispy bacon or country sausage with hash browns and choice of toast.

Present your RAIC Pass and enjoy

10%

featuring:

a Airport Employee Discount in our restaurant locations.

Open early for breakfast at 6am daily.

at

AWARDS

these

Sponsors

FOUR AIRPORT SPAS Domestic Terminal 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. No appointments _ necessary

2005 & 2006 Readers’ Choice Award Winner Favourite Service Provider at YVR

US Departures Gate 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. No appointments _ necessary

@ Domestic Departures – Gate 33 604.2703.4772 @ Domestic Terminal – Level 1, Absolute Spa & Salon 604.278.2514

Fairmont Vancouver Airport 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

@ US Departures – Gate E85 604.270.4772 @ Fairmont Vancouver Airport 604.248.2772

Appointments available upon request

Domestic Terminal – Departures, Level 3

Relax & Revive

www.absolutespa.com

ENTER TO WIN A TRIP FOR 2 to PARIS or LONDON Fortune Wok is a Wonton and Noodle Bar that has an authentic selection of gourmet Chinese cuisine served buffet style, which includes all your favourites such as Sesame Chicken, Shanghai Noodles, BBQ Pork, etc. International Terminal – Departures, Level 3 604.303.3368

ENTER TO WIN A TRIP FOR 2 to PARIS or LONDON

Book, Board, & Fly... It’s that simple!

ENTER TO WIN A TRIP FOR 2 to PARIS or LONDON Beautiful floral bouquets and gifts

for all occasions. Custom orders are welcomed, and worldwide delivery is available.

Choose a bouquet to say: “Bon Voyage,” “Welcome Home,” and, of course, “I Love You.” Two locations to serve you.

Vancouver Airport Florist

Domestic Terminal – Departures, Level 3 (pre-security) 604.303.3002

Salamandra Gifts & Flowers

International Terminal – Arrivals, Level 2 (pre-security) 604.303.3001

ENTER TO WIN A TRIP FOR 2 to PARIS or LONDON

Enjoy freshly prepared quick-serve Japanese and Chinese cuisine at Wok n’ Roll.

The fast and convenient way to fly to Downtown Victoria from Richmond. Business and personal travel made easy – did we mention there’s free parking at the Richmond terminal?

Menu choices range from sushi and bento boxes to rice bowls, noodle soups and delicious Chinese dishes. With “Food on the Fly,” all menu items can be specially packaged to enjoy onboard your flight.

Wok n ’Roll Domestic Terminal – Departures, Level 3

Tel: 604.274.1277 • www.harbourair.ca

VANCOUVER’S AVIATION ENTHUSIAST AND PILOT SUPERSTORE Aviation World is North America’s premier pilot and aviation enthusiast store, with more than 7,000 book titles, a huge selection of pilot supplies, collectibles, clothing, prints, kits and hobby supplies, and much more… Please visit us at 6080 Russ Baker Way, Unit 105 at the corner of Gilbert Rd. and Russ Baker Way.

phone: 604.718.7400 | fax: 604.718.7401 | www.aviationworld.ca

ENTER TO WIN A TRIP FOR 2 to PARIS or LONDON

ENTER TO WIN A TRIP FOR 2 to PARIS or LONDON

2007 Beauty and personal Readers’ care products for the Choice Award Winner whole family. Favourite Place to Shop at YVR Aromatherapy, essential oils, fragrances and The Body Shop’s own line of cosmetics. Great selection of gift packages for Easter giving.

Domestic Terminal – Departures, Level 3 (pre-security) 604.244.7616

ENTER TO WIN A TRIP FOR 2 to PARIS or LONDON VISIT OUR STORE FOR DETAILS


READERS’

Enter

A RW CH2A 0 0R 8 D |S C H O I C E | MA

to

Win

Meeting Facilities and Catering Service The place to hold your next event, meeting or reception. Unsurpassed service and airside ambiance. Full catering service available. Call for details.

Domestic Terminal – Departures, between Gates A&B International Terminal – Departures, Gate D3

ENTER TO WIN A TRIP FOR 2 to PARIS or LONDON

A&W Bacon N’ Egger Egg, cheddar cheese and a

2

$ 00

strip of bacon on a sesame seed bun. All for only

As about our tasty hash browns & try our new classic roast coffee.

International Terminal – Departures, Gate D67 Domestic Terminal – Departures, Level 3

604.303.3343 ENTER TO WIN A TRIP FOR 2 to PARIS or LONDON Full range of lottery tickets. Play the new

Monopoly Scratch & Win Game

2007 Readers’ Choice Award Winner

at

these

Visit British Columbia and Beyond &Northern Impressions, retailers of Official Licensed Merchandise

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Sponsors

Vancouver 2010 mascots • seasonal logoed wear • summer merchandise collector pins • glassware • key chains • wallets • ties • scarves • gloves mitts • toques • t-shirts • polo shirts • jackets • fleece products. British Columbia and Beyond

Domestic Terminal – Departures, Level 3 (pre-security) 604.231.3731 ext 236

Northern Impressions

Domestic Terminal – Departures, Level 3 (pre-security) 604.231.3731 ext 234

ENTER TO WIN A TRIP FOR 2 to PARIS or LONDON VISIT OUR STORES FOR DETAILS

Virgin Books & Music brings a collection of music, DVDs and books to YVR. One of the world’s most well known entertainment industry brands offers Top 20 Chart CDs, the latest DVD blockbusters, hand-held computer games and a wide range of best-selling books and gift items.

604.303.3073 Hours: 8am to 9pm daily Domestic Terminal – Departures, Level 3 International Terminal – Departures, Gate D70

ENTER TO WIN A TRIP FOR 2 to PARIS or LONDON

BAGGAGE STORAGE Coats, small camera bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.50 per item Small suitcases, small bags (Carry-on size) . . . . . . . . . . . . $4.50 per item

Favourite Service Provider at YVR

Large suitcases, small boxes, small trunks, fishing rod tubes, Small heavy items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.50 per item

& you could win prizes up to $200,000 or a Cadillac STS. Domestic Terminal – _ Departures, Level 3 (pre-security)

pying, or , photoco Need faxing capabilities? Internet at the siness Centre l 2 Visit our Bu ve Le s al l Arriv Internationa

Large trunks, large boxes, skis, bicycles, sailboards, dog cages, Snowboards, golf bags, hockey bags, oversized items . . $7.00 per item Please note: Charges are per day. Same charges apply to storage less than the 24 hour period.

Domestic Terminal – Arrivals, Level 1 International Terminal – Arrivals, Level 1

Tel: 604.303.4500

ENTER TO WIN A TRIP FOR 2 to PARIS or LONDON 2007 Readers’ Choice Award Winner Favourite Place to Eat at YVR

Play the RRRoll Up the Rim to Win Contest! 5 locations to serve you at Vancouver International Airport.

Try our 3 new varieties of Gourmet Cookies. plus... ENTER TO WIN A TRIP FOR 2 to PARIS or LONDON

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Easter Giveaway Win A 27” Flat-Screen TV March 10-April 30, 2008

• Enter to win • No purchase necessary • In-store Ballots West Coast Liquor Store Open Daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Domestic Terminal – Arrivals, Level 1 • 604.207.1127 Cold Beer & Wine Available

plus... ENTER TO WIN A TRIP FOR 2 to PARIS or LONDON


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Airbus completes first civil aircraft test flight using alternative fuel

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ast month, an Airbus A380 aircraft

aircraft using a liquid fuel processed

the environmental impact of alternative

quality, as well as some benefits in terms

successfully completed the world’s

from gas (GTL) in the first stage of

fuels in the airline market. The flight

of aircraft fuel burn relative to existing

first flight by a commercial

a test flight programme to evaluate

from Filton, U.K. to Toulouse, France,

jet fuel. For instance, it is virtually free

lasted three hours.

of sulphur. Synthetic fuel can be made

The A380 was chosen because the

from a range of hydrocarbon source

aircraft is already the environmental

material including natural gas or organic

benchmark in air travel. It has four

plant matter made by a process called

engines including segregated fuel tanks

Fischer-Tropsch.

making it ideal for engine shut down and

Testing GTL will support future

re-light tests under standard evaluation

second generation bio-fuels, which are

conditions. During the flight, engine

not presently available in sufficient

number one was fed with a blend of GTL

commercial quantities. Airbus will study

and jet fuel whilst the remaining three

viable second generation bio-fuels when

engines were fed with standard jet fuel.

they become available.

A Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine on the wing of an Airbus A380.

This was the first step of a long-term

“This [test flight] has been a great

and options that need to be explored.

Airbus testing phase to evaluate viable

achievement,” said Airbus president and

This takes bold cross-industry and cross-

and sustainable alternative fuels for the

CEO Tom Enders. “Fuel and environment

border collaboration and that’s what we

future. GTL could be available at certain

are key challenges aviation is facing and

are showing with our groundbreaking

locations to make it a practical and viable

for which technology and international

first test flight with alternative fuels. It is

drop-in alternative fuel for commercial

research collaboration open up new

part and parcel of Airbus’ commitment

aviation in the short term. GTL has

horizons. Our alternative fuels roadmap

to providing leadership as an eco-

attractive characteristics for local air

requires innovation, diversity of ideas

efficient enterprise.”

h arch 18t M m o r F

Complimentary Parking Open Mon-Sat. 11am – 1am • Open Sunday 11am – Midnight Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel

3500 Cessna Drive 604-276-1962


Aeroplan partners with Primus

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eroplan, the loyalty rewards

Primus’ suite of products and services,

opportunity,” said Rob Shields, vice

Rewards, ClassicPlus Flight Rewards,

program, and Primus, the largest

including home phone, long distance,

president, partnerships, Aeroplan. “Our

and global Star Alliance Flight Rewards,

alternative

communications

wireless, and internet services, as well

members can now easily earn Aeroplan

offering travel to more than 850

carrier in Canada, have formed a multi-

as Primus’ bundled offerings. Aeroplan

Miles on a wide array of everyday

year national partnership that will

members can also earn Bonus Aeroplan

telecommunications needs.”

allow Aeroplan members to accumulate

Miles when they sign up for Primus

Aeroplan Miles across Primus’ entire

services.

range of consumer products and

Aeroplan’s millions of members earn Aeroplan Miles with its network of more

destinations worldwide. Aeroplan members can find more information and sign up to receive Primus’ products and services by

“Aeroplan’s national partnership

than 70 partners, representing more

with Primus is an excellent way for

than 150 brands in the financial, retail,

visiting www.primus.ca, or by calling

Aeroplan members may earn three

Aeroplan members across Canada to

and travel sectors. Miles earned may be

Primus’ customer service centres, at

Aeroplan Miles for every dollar spent on

take advantage of a rich mile-earning

redeemed for Aeroplan’s ClassicFlight

1-800-806-3273. 

ast month, Air Canada announced

in India on a codeshare basis: Delhi,

“We are pleased to offer our

to Chennai, and expanded options

year-round daily codeshare service

Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. The

customers more choice and convenience

of travelling to India via London, in

services.

Air Canada expands service to India

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to Mumbai and Chennai, India,

codeshare services offer customers

when travelling to India, in cooperation

addition to Frankfurt or Zurich with

in cooperation with Indian carrier Jet

convenient connection options, one-stop

with our partner, Jet Airways,” said

our Star Alliance partners, Air Canada

Airways. With the addition of Chennai,

check-in and seamless baggage transfer

Daniel Shurz, vice president, network

customers benefit from a vast choice of

Air Canada now serves four destinations

to final destination on a single ticket.

planning. “With the addition of service

daily, year-round flights to and from the

Delta is first U.S. carrier to take delivery of Boeing 777-200LR

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communities we serve across Canada, and four major destinations in India.” Air Canada customers travelling to India now benefit from the choice of the carrier’s extensive schedule of nonstop flights to London Heathrow from

elta Air Lines has taken delivery

employees worldwide. The aircraft will be

video monitors. Delta is the first airline

of the first of eight Boeing

officially dedicated to Delta employees in

to offer the sleek, new, leading-edge

seven cities across Canada (Vancouver,

777-200LR (long range) jets

a celebration this month in Atlanta.

seats from Weber Aircraft LP, offering

Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa,

scheduled to enter its fleet by early 2009.

The new 777-200LR is the flagship

up to 1.5 inches of increased personal

Montreal and Halifax) that connect

By adding the world’s longest-range

aircraft for Delta’s new global product,

space, additional under-seat storage,

in London to Jet Airways operated

commercial jetliner to its fleet, Delta

including fully horizontal personal

and ergonomically designed cushions.

bolsters its ability to connect customers

sleeper suites in BusinessElite, next-

On all Delta international flights,

and cargo between virtually any two

generation, more comfortable seats

customers in coach also enjoy enhanced

cities around the globe, nonstop.

in coach, and Delta’s on-demand

food offerings, a complimentary cocktail

entertainment system on larger screens

with each meal, and complimentary

from Air Canada on a codeshare basis.

at every seat.

amenities, including eye shades and ear

Aeroplan members benefit from

plugs for more personal comfort and

mileage accumulation on these Air

privacy.

Canada codeshare flights.

“This 777-200LR marks an important milestone for Delta as our first new delivery from Boeing in six years, as well

BusinessElite customers flying on

as another step forward in creating a truly

the 777-200LR will enjoy a host of new

global airline,” said Edward Bastian, Delta’s

features that include reclining, adjustable

president and chief financial officer.

seats that lie flat, privacy screens,

Delta received the new aircraft during an event at Boeing Field in Seattle attended

personal stowage compartment and USB ports for personal MP3 players.

by Bastian and more than 100 Delta

Delta plans to offer sleeper suites

employees. In tribute to employees and

with these amenities on its entire 777

to the original “Spirit of Delta”—a Boeing

fleet by 2010.

767-200 given to the airline in 1982

The airline’s 777-200LR aircraft

by employees, retirees and friends—the

will offer customers flying in coach

new Boeing 777-200LR, Ship 7101, will

comfortable all-leather slim-line seats

be called “The Delta Spirit” in gratitude

each with on-demand music, movies,

to the many accomplishments of Delta’s

games and television on individual 9-inch

flights to Mumbai. In addition, flights from Toronto to Chennai via Brussels, operated by Jet Airways are available

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Customs Customs Brokers & Consultants Brokers

Summit Customs Brokers “Aviation Specialists” Head Office / Airport Airport Office: Tel: (604) 278-3551 FAX (604) 278-3291 B.C. Cont. U.S.A. Toll-Free 1-800-663-4080 www.summitcb.com

Pacific Hwy. (Border) Tel: (604) 538-8414 FAX (604) 538-8148 Offices in Dawson Creek, Kelowna, Osoyoos, Penticton, Prince George, B.C. Whitehorse, Yukon, Vernon

Connecting people, places and products –air cargo at YVR

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n addition to keeping passengers moving and people and places connected, over the past 15 years

YVR has also become an international hotspot

for

air

cargo,

providing

Canadian companies and products with fast, efficient access to the world. A Pacific Rim location on the Great

Starting in 2009, FedEx will take delivery of Boeing 777 Freighters. The 777F is the world’s longest-range twin-engine freighter and in FedEx’s operation will carry 77,560 kilograms of revenue payload at a range of 11,300 kilometres.

Circle Routes, a bustling seaport,

cargo opportunities when considering

established rail and truck routes to key

a new service to Vancouver. Air New

North American cities and YVR’s air links

Zealand and Oasis Hong Kong Airlines,

to 19 international and 27 U.S. scheduled

both new carriers to YVR last year,

non-stop destinations has helped put

helped grow YVR’s air cargo business

Vancouver on the transportation and

in 2007.

logistics map.

Open 7 Days a Week • Free Parking

A recent change to federal air

In 2007, YVR handled almost 225,500

cargo regulations is a positive step for

tonnes of cargo, up from 223,100 tonnes

further growth of the cargo business

in 2006. That’s an average of 618 tonnes

at YVR and the Asia-Pacific gateway.

of cargo a day.

Last month, the Minister of Transport,

YVR’s ‘Cargo Village’ is Sea Island’s

Infrastructure

and

Communities

air cargo headquarters and is home to

approved YVR for participation in the

air carriers, freight forwarders, customs

international air cargo transshipment

brokers, trucking and courier companies,

program. This program will allow air

which occupy more than 92,900 square

cargo to be moved through the airport

metres of cargo buildings and warehouse

for shipment to third countries,

space. Thirty-eight of YVR’s airlines carry

which, in turn, will significantly

cargo—some exclusively, like Cargojet,

expand YVR’s network. For example,

FedEx, Purolator and UPS—and some in

cargo can now be flown from the

addition to passenger services, such as

U.S. into YVR, stored temporarily,

Air Canada and Cathay Pacific.

and then flown to a final European

New routes and services are good

destination. Alternately, cargo can

news for both passenger travel and the

arrive from overseas and then be

air cargo business at YVR. Increasingly,

shipped by rail or truck from YVR to

new airlines review both passenger and

a U.S. destination.

Upcoming Events April 8-10, 2008

Airport Expo 08

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV A gathering of GSE and airport operations professionals from all over the U.S. and key foreign markets, supported by the B.C., Saskatchewan and Manitoba aviation councils. Airport Expo 08 is not just a traditional trade show and seminar environment, but a real opportunity to see new vehicles and other outdoor GSE equipment in action. As the GSE and airport equipment industry’s own, focused event, it’s a must visit—whether you are interested in the diversity of products on display, from ramp to terminal, the live demo area, the practical and professional conference and workshop sessions or, perhaps most importantly, the incredible networking opportunities. What you will see: • More than 200 indoor and outdoor ‘hands on’ exhibits • Live GSE demonstrations outdoors on all three days • Practical and professional conference and seminar sessions • Networking reception (outdoor Hawaiian luau style) • Deicing demonstration and seminars • Alternative energy solutions. Register at www.airportexpo2008.com. May 3, 2008

YVR Aviation Collectibles Show (5th annual), in conjunction with the BCIT Aerospace Campus Open House

BCIT Aerospace Campus, 3800 Cessna Drive, Richmond, BC 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Booths full of civil and military aviation and airline collectibles, such as diecast, aviation posters, airline magnets, magazines, aviation clothing, badges, airplane photos and many more collectibles. Tickets: $5 per person; children under 12 free. For more information, call (604) 542-9664, or visit www.yvraviationshow.com.


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Tel: 604 736-6754 •  Fax: 604 736-6750 E-mail: jstewart@westerndriver.com

49,000 Readers Every Month $17.50 Per Col Inch

HELP WANTED

HARBOUR AIR SEAPLANES Harbour Air Seaplanes is the largest all-seaplane company in the world, and voted one of BC’s top 40 employers. We are currently recruiting for these great full time opportunities: Manager – Richmond Base and Flight Operations With a commitment to safety and service, the Manager will provide employees with resources and training to exceed standards and oversee aircraft scheduling. Requirements: Management and aviation experience; In depth knowledge of Canadian Aviation Regulations and Transport Canada Regulations; Computer knowledge; Advanced Excel; Flight Ops and Pilot license an asset.

Chief Pilot The Chief Pilot is responsible to the Operations Manger for the direction of safe flight operations, and the professional standards of the Flight Crew. Requirements: Transport Canada Commercial Pilot’s License and Current Class 1 Medical; 3500 hours of fixed wing PIC; 1000 hours float time; Previous management and/or leadership experience; Demonstrated computer knowledge and experience working in a Window based platform; Extensive knowledge under Part 7 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, 703 and 704 Operations. For complete position details visit www.harbouriar.ca. To apply, email your résumé to hr@harbourair.ca.

At Langara Fishing Adventures, we offer all-inclusive packages to our five lodges showcasing the very best of BC’s diverse sport fishing opportunities. From salmon and halibut in the abundant waters of Langara Island to steelhead in the quiet rivers of the Queen Charlotte Islands, our goal has always been the same: to provide the greatest fishing experience possible and to ensure the resources we rely upon are abundant, healthy and sustainable for generations to come. We are now seeking a:

Travel Coordinator – Full Time, Permanent A challenging opportunity exists at our Richmond-based office for a permanent full-time Travel Coordinator. In this position, you will assume the role of as the year round chief travel consultant managing all company travel logistics for our five

EXPERIENCED TECHNICIANS

lodges. As the principal in-season travel coordinator, your primary responsibilities include managing the efforts and work schedules of other seasonal travel staff members, coordinating the transport of all guests and staff to and from the lodges,

We are looking for experienced “M” and “E” category Technicians. Experience on

and ensuring successful changeovers. Off-season duties include providing essential

type would be beneficial but not required. We have many benefits and

sales and office administration support along with other key administrative duties.

competitive wages to offer including RRSP matching and flight benefits. We operate a growing diversified fleet and have years of experienced as a community oriented airline.

AIRCRAFT GROOMERS

We are looking for aircraft groomers. We have many benefits and competitive wages to offer including RRSP matching and flight benefits.

Front Desk Coordinator - Full Time, Permanent A challenging opportunity exists at our Richmond-based office for a permanent full-time front desk coordinator. In this position, you will assume the role as the principal administrative support to our dynamic leadership team. Reporting to the Office Manager, the front desk coordinator will be responsible for answering a high volume of calls, greeting clients and guests, maintaining current databases, along with a multitude of other general administrative duties as required.

We operate a growing diversified fleet and have years of experienced as a community oriented airline. Please forward résumés via fax: 604-821-0694 or email: trevor@pacificcoastal.com

Assistant Travel Coordinators (2) – Temporary (May 1 – September 30) Qualified individuals are invited to email a résumé and cover letter stating compensation expectations to: info@langara.com


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CONSUMER | COMMERCIAL

Tel: 604 736-6754 •  Fax: 604 736-6750 E-mail: jstewart@westerndriver.com

49,000 Readers Every Month | $17.50 Per Col Inch B & B ACCOMMODATION HELP WANTED

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

VAC Vancouver Airport Chaplaincy

Start in the right place.

Providing uniformed security officers since 1974. Securiguard is the largest, privately owned security firm in B.C. Securiguard is seeking applicants for security positions at the Access Control Points in the Vancouver Airport. Applicants must have previously held a full YVR Restricted Area Pass. Security (BST) training will be provided to suitable applicants. Apply with your résumé via e-mail to: jobs@securiguard.com or by fax to: (604) 685-0013

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Bed & Breakfast Comfortable accommodation, with special discounts for airline personnel. Five minutes from airport, in Richmond. Free pick-up to and from airport. Phone Penny or Ross (604) 273-1198 E-mail: chestnuttree@shaw.ca

No phone calls please. www.securiguard.com

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Chestnut Tree

Help Us Help Others Donate to YVR Chapel (Tax Receipts given) Vehicles (Working or not. Free Pickup) Boats • Motors • Stocks / Bonds Life Insurance Real Estate, etc. For more information Contact: J. James (504) 690-5858 Or yvrchaplain.com

AVIATION TRAINING

Web site: www.bbcanada. com/2011.html

ACCOMMODATION FOR RENT

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

ONE-BEDROOM APARTMENT

Help Wanted Full & Part-Time Positions Available Apply in store

Close to airport. Newer building. Hardwood floors. No pets. $875 per month, includes utili-

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!

Aviation World

Books, hobbies & pilot supplies

ties. Secured parking.

105-6080 Russ Baker Way (next to McDonald’s) Richmond, B.C. Phone 604.718.7400 www.aviationworld.net

Please leave message at: (604) 279-2579.

COTTAGE RENTAL The Green Cottage A SEASIDE PARADISE Truly tranquil experience. Stunning, panoramic view. Convenient location, minutes from downtown Sechelt!

www.green-cottage.ca

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 reservations@green-cottage.ca.

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

SERVICES - PROFESSIONAL

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Boeing completes 50 per cent design release for 747-8 Freighter

B

oeing has completed 50 per cent

allowing the airplane to accommodate

of the design releases for the new

four more main-deck pallets and three

747-8 Freighter. The program

more lower-hold pallets. Powered by

has released the 747-8 Freighter’s

GEnx engines, the 747-8 Freighter will

detailed designs to Boeing factories and

be 17 per cent more fuel efficient than

its suppliers in order to begin building

the 747-400 Freighter and 30 per cent

parts, assemblies and tools for the new

quieter.

cargo airplane. “This design milestone is a tribute

“The 747-8 Freighter builds upon the

747-400

Freighter’s

legendary

to efforts of the 747-8 team, our

efficiency,” said Bogue. “It will provide

customers and suppliers,” said Ross

nearly equivalent trip costs and 16

R. Bogue, vice president and general

per cent lower ton-mile costs than its

manager, 747 program and Everett site.

predecessor. The 747-8 Freighter will

“We are now focused on completing the

deliver the lowest ton-mile costs of

remaining design work and delivering a

any freighter, giving cargo operators

747-8 Freighter that increases the 747

unmatched profit potential.”

family’s leadership in the growing cargo market.”

In

addition

to

the

airplane’s

efficiencies, the 747-8 Freighter will

The 747-8 Freighter, which launched

complement the new 777 Freighter with

in November 2005, is scheduled to

the ability to transfer cargo directly

start delivering in late 2009 to launch

between the two airplanes. The main-

customers Cargolux and Nippon Cargo

deck cargo doors on both airplanes

Airlines.

are sized to accommodate three-metre

The airplane will be longer than the

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pallets for easy interlining.

747-400 Freighter by 5.6 metres and

The efficiencies offered by the 747-

enjoy a maximum structural payload

8 Freighter are evident in the strong

capability of 140 metric tonnes with a

market demand for the airplane. To

range of more than 8,185 kilometres.

date, Boeing has secured 78 orders for

It will offer 16 per cent more revenue

the new, efficient 747-8 Freighter from

cargo volume than its predecessor,

10 cargo operators.

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