Thousands roll into YVR to celebrate Canada Line opening
or many of the estimated 80,000
people who rode the Canada Line on its opening day, YVR was the
last stop and a highlight of their trip with plenty to see and do at the end of the line. The public was invited to help celebrate the opening of the Canada Line on August 17, more than three months ahead of schedule, by riding the rails for free. Thousands took the opportunity to experience Translink’s newest service linking downtown Vancouver to the airport and Richmond, and enjoyed activities and entertainment at many of the stations along the way. The airport welcomed passengers with a “Planes, Trains and 2010” theme
(Left to right) Larry Berg, president and CEO Vancouver Airport Authority; The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway; and Premier of British Columbia, Gordon Campbell at the official opening of the Canada Line on August 17.
at two of its three Sea Island stations. At the YVR-Airport station, Canada Line riders were welcomed by airport staff and Green Coat volunteers, and were handed maps to help them explore the
Winter Games mascots, and musicians
equipment was on-site for people to see
plenty of smiles as passengers enjoyed
YVR’s passengers and employees can
kept everyone moving and grooving
and touch. The trucks included blowers,
the sights and sounds at the stations,
travel between downtown’s Waterfront
sweepers and plows and are part of the
and the train ride itself.
Station and the YVR-Airport Station in
airport and some of the special activities
around the terminals. In keeping with
available. YVR’s new Public Observation
the winter theme, even on a hot August
Area that includes interactive displays,
day, nearly 37,000 popsicles were
telescopes and stunning views of the
handed out at the airport’s Haida Gwaii
airfield was a popular destination for
statue and around the terminals.
Airport Authority’s snow removal plans
The Canada Line opened for regular
that help keep aircraft safely operating
service on August 18. The $2-billion
For maps, travel times and fare
during winter weather.
project is the latest addition to Metro
information visit Translink’s website at
With so many people eager to
Vancouver’s transit system and is
less than 25 minutes.
participate and commemorate the
projected to carry 100,000 passengers
To find tips for using the Canada
many visitors. Children enjoyed a Lego
At the Templeton Station, some of the
Canada Line’s opening day, there were
per day along its 19-kilometre route.
Line to get to YVR, checkout the Your
display and took photos with the 2010
Airport Authority’s new snow removal
line-ups at many of the stations, but also
With trains leaving every 4-8 minutes,
Ticket to Ride story on page 2.
The gala dinner and auction was well attended with hundreds of silent auction items up for bids.
Air Canada App for iPhone YVR Golf for Kids tees up to raise and iPod Touch devices funds for children’s charities Flight Pass; rent a car or access other convenient travel links; and find and track any Air
Canada or Jazz flight. Air
committed to delivering the best possible customer experience at
YVR 365 days each year, but on one day
every August they take that “drive” and
the first airline in the world to
hit the links for a friendly game of golf
Canada released an Apple
introduce 2-D Electronic Boarding Passes
to raise money for some very special
iPhone/iPod touch application to
in 2007, and is the first North American
give travellers more convenient mobile
airline to release the free App.
YVR Golf for Kids has become the
options. Available free on-line from
The airline is also refining and
airport community’s premier fundraiser
in Richmond, B.C. where they enjoyed
the Apple App Store on iPhone or iPod
expanding its existing products. Some
with participants and volunteers from
some friendly competition and a sunny,
touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/,
of these refinements include:
the many businesses and organizations
warm day. Also on-site were 15 children
the App was developed for Air Canada
• Adding new functions to airport
at YVR and the community at-large. Its
visiting from Canuck Place Children’s
kiosks, offering customers the option
annual golf tournament, gala dinner and
Hospice who were treated to backpacks
The new App will enable users of
to purchase an upgrade, reprint
auction held every August raises funds
full of toys, a visit from one of the police
Apple iPhone and iPod Touch devices to
boarding passes and obtain an
to support Canuck Place Children’s
dogs and a display of fire and police
keep track of and update all of their Air
electronic boarding pass, including
Hospice and other children’s charities.
by IBM Canada.
Canada and Jazz flights from a single location; receive messages and link to
at international airports. • Enhancing its boarding passes to
their electronic boarding passes; access
Air Canada Mobile check-in to select a
information, such as check-in and
seat and retrieve an electronic boarding
baggage drop-off times.
pass; book flights using an Air Canada
See AIR CANADA APP page 3
Since 1991, YVR Golf for Kids has
The gala dinner and auction following
contributed in excess of $2.6-million
the tournament was held at the Sheraton
to help children and families in British
Vancouver Airport, with emcee Joey
Kenward from Team 1040 Sports Radio
On August 20, 148 golfers teed up at Mayfair Lakes Golf and Country Club
and auctioneer Barry Scott of Maynards.
See GOLF FOR KIDS page 3
Aldeasa launches Bobbi Brown at YVR Page
BC strengthens tourism promotions
Sea Island Restaurant Guide Page
* YVR is the international aeronautical designation for Vancouver International Airport.
Your ticket to ride:
A guide for getting from train to plane
he opening of the Canada Line provides YVR’s
the signs that direct you to the Domestic Terminal (turn
customers and employees a fast, convenient,
left when you get off the train), or to the International
and affordable connection to the region and
or U.S. Terminals (turn right when you get off the
the world, one that locals and visitors alike are sure
Whether you’re travelling to the airport to catch
Each train has seating for 92 passengers, and can
a flight, or taking the train home after a holiday or
accommodate 334 people, including four wheelchairs.
business trip, the Canada Line includes features and
The cars are air-conditioned, with cellular service and
services to help make your ride go more smoothly.
include safety and security features.
Hours and frequency
The Canada Line operates every day of the week, and
The large train cars and wide aisles allow for plenty
runs every 4-8 minutes during midday and weekday
of room for passenger’s luggage, and carry-on sized
bags fit easily under the seats. Elevators at the stations
make getting to and from the train as easy as possible.
Vancouver) to YVR will run from 4:50 a.m. to 1:05
YVR’s luggage carts are not permitted on the Canada
Line or the platforms.
• Trains from YVR to Waterfront Station will run from 5:10 a.m. to 12:57 a.m. • Trains from Richmond-Brighouse to Waterfront Station will run from 5:05 a.m. to 12:48 a.m.
Stations YVR-Airport Station is located above the airport’s parkade complex, with easy access to and from the Domestic, International and U.S. Terminals.
Flight check in Passengers arriving at the airport can check in for their flight before entering the terminal. Commonuse self-service check-in kiosks are available at most stations along the Line, with access to check in for many of the airlines serving YVR.
Tickets Tickets for the Canada Line can be purchased
Departing YVR, catching the Canada
at YVR through vending machines on the Canada
Line station platform (Canadian currency or major
• From the Domestic Terminal, go to the Link Building
credit cards are accepted in the machines), or at the
(located on Departures Level 3 in between the
7-Eleven or Pharmasave stores located on Level 1 of the
International and Domestic Terminals) and up the
Domestic Terminal Building.
escalators or elevators to Level 4. A covered walkway
takes you to the station. • From the International and U.S. Terminal, go to Departures Level 3 and cross the street to the parkade outside the terminal. Elevators and escalators take you up to the station platform.
Arriving at YVR via the Canada Line When you arrive at the YVR-Airport Station, follow
Fares, not including concession or discount tickets: • YVR - Waterfront Station (downtown Vancouver): $3.75 • YVR - Richmond Brighouse (downtown Richmond): $2.50.
Other information For a full schedule, list of transit fares, maps, transit
connections and locations for purchasing tickets offairport, visit www.translink.ca. So next time you visit YVR, whether it’s at the beginning or the end of your journey, try the Canada Line. It’s a fast, comfortable and convenient connection to the airport, and all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.
Green Coats ride the Line
By LARRY BERG, President and Chief Executive Officer
A new Link at the Link Building: Canada Line now open
n August 17, Canada Line welcomed its first
international airports like London and Sydney. Our capital
passengers aboard the new transit system. Canada
projects combined with new government announcements
Line connects YVR to downtown Vancouver and
such as the open skies agreements with Korea and a new
Richmond, while also connecting businesses and communities
Transit Without Visa program with China further improve our
across Metro Vancouver.
global competitive edge; maximizing the economic benefits
Opening day saw more than 80,000 people try the new
that the airport provides to British Columbians.
transit system. We had many activities happening here at the
We invested $300-million in the Canada Line because we
airport from a Lego exhibit, live music and mascots to free
saw how a direct transit service would benefit our customers,
popsicles and water for people in and around the terminal
our staff and our business. Our customers now have another
buildings. Throughout opening day, we distributed more than
transportation option to make their travel easier; our
36,000 popsicles to our visitors.
employees can now commute sustainably and conveniently;
YVR’s Green Coats are volunteer
Canada Line’s opening day exemplified how our processes
and our business partners see how we’re working to make
Loose rode the Canada Line from
customer service ambassadors and are
and dedication to customer service made the day a success. It
YVR a global competitor through sound business decisions
YVR-Airport station to downtown
identified by their distinctive green jacket
also provided us an opportunity to showcase our airport and our
that benefit many.
Vancouver on opening day to familiarize
or vests, as well as their warm smiles.
operations in preparation for the 2010 Winter Games where, in
themselves with the new service. Despite
They can be found throughout the
less than six months, we’ll be welcoming the world at YVR.
the record turnout on opening day, the
terminals and are always ready to assist
Since its opening, Canada Line’s ridership has exceeded
Area and Canada Line. Years of planning and work have gone
Looses said that people were excited to
travellers with directions and provide
expectations. More people are visiting our airport because
into each project with many people involved; the efforts to
take the ride.
information on airport services.
YVR is more than just a place to travel from—it’s now a
make the various opening events a success come from the
destination itself. With the Public Observation Area as well as
many hours and work from Airport Authority employees and
new retail outlets and food options, people throughout the
our business partners. I thank everyone for their hard work to
Lower Mainland are visiting YVR as place to connect, watch
make each project a success.
VR Green Coats Bob and Lucille
Air Canada App from page 1 • Offering easy-to-use, personalized flight notification so customers can be automatically updated through their mobile devices about changes to their itinerary. For greater ease, customers can also create a “My
Canada communications in a single,
We’ve had a busy summer this year with a number of successful openings from C-Pier, to the Public Observation
Airports are about building better connections—making
aircraft and learn about the airport. We are the first major airport in Canada to provide our
travel easy, smooth and seamless for customers. Canada Line
customers with convenient rapid transit service to the airport.
combined with our other capital projects all work together to
• Providing additional mobile detail
Remaining competitive is key to growing YVR as a gateway and
enhance our customer’s experience and make YVR a world-
about the status of Air Canada
Canada Line puts YVR on the same playing field with other
flights, including gate information,
Message” in-box on computer and
flight status, diversions, arrivals and
mobile devices to receive all Air
local weather conditions.
Name that Aircraft
Golf for Kids from page 1 Last month’s winner:
Yvonne Simpson Answer:
Send the correct name of this aircraft
(make and model) and you could win a
The Vancouver Canucks hockey team mascot, Fin the whale, used his drum to aid auctioneer Barry Scott during the heated bidding process at the YVR Golf for Kids auction.
As always, the Vancouver Canucks
rallied together and changed the law
organization played a significant role in
enforcement tournament into a golf
the festivities including the participation
challenge and auction, with the proceeds
of Canucks players Alex Edler and Mason Raymond. While the Canucks players were the
$50 Gift Certificate to Perfect Health Spa
stretch of the E-170 model fitted with a larger wing and a GE CF34-10E engine. Being in the 100-seat range, it
Send your answer by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Fax: (604) 736-6750; Mail: SkyTalk, 306-5400 Airport Rd South,
competes with smaller jets including the Bombardier CRJ-1000, Boeing 717200 and 737-600 and the Airbus A318.
Richmond, B.C. V7B 1B4.
Air Canada operates 45 E-190 aircraft,
to be donated to a charity in memory of
A draw will be made from all correct entries received by October 1, 2009.
Elise Flagel. Thus began the YVR Golf for
economy class seats, as part of their
The winner’s name will be published in the October issue of SkyTalk.
most recognizable faces at the event,
Title sponsor Vancouver Airport
the real stars of the evening were the
Authority along with a dozen corporate
children, families and the staff from
sponsors generously contributed to this
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Their
year’s event and while the funds raised
stories and expressions of appreciation
haven’t been finalized, with a sold-out
served as a reminder of the reason YVR
dinner, tournament and a number of
Golf for Kids began.
auction prizes, the outcome is sure to
In the mid-1980s, a friendly golf
The Embraer E-190 family is a larger
be a success.
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challenge started between various law
While the annual Golf Tournament,
enforcement officers at YVR. Members
Gala Dinner and Auction is YVR Golf
than 26,000 people who make up the airport community
of the RCMP, US Immigration, Canada
for Kids’ primary fundraiser each year,
at YVR. No portion of this publication may be reproduced
Customs, US Customs and other law
staff and volunteers work all year
in whole or part without the written permission of the
enforcement agencies from Canada
long to raise funds for Canuck Place
and the US participated in a fun
Children’s Hospice and other children’s
tournament. In 1991, two members of
charities. To learn more about YVR
Canada Customs, Brian and Audrey
Golf for Kids and how you can
Flagel lost their daughter Elise to cancer.
become involved, visit them online at
In response, the airport community
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Airport finds a name that sticks E
arlier this summer, Vancouver
thought about how the sweeper has to
Airport Authority showcased
be fast in the winter time,” said Steiner.
some new winter operations
“I’ve always been interested in aviation
equipment including a brand new
and the airport, so winning the contest
OshKosh snow removal truck. As with
is really exciting.”
any new addition to a family, the Airport
Authority needed a special identifying
OshKosh truck and was purchased in
name other than truck #128.
preparation for the 2009/2010 winter
Philip Steiner with Sweep Lightning, his winning name for the Airport Authority’s new OshKosh snow removal truck.
Airfield Emergency Services Fire Hall.
airside views, with favourite experiences
To help find a name, the Airport
season. It measures 7.9 metres long,
was made into a Sweep Lighting trading
Authority ran a contest called We Need A
stands 3.6 metres high, weighs 20,000
card. Steiner was also awarded an airside
“I’ve been a fan of YVR for more than
being an up-close view of the Antanov
Name That Sticks. The contest attracted
kilograms and can plough through 5,000
tour of YVR. His family joined him for
20 years,” Steiner said. “Seeing YVR from
An-124 Cargo aircraft and others, seeing
much interest and, thanks to winner
tonnes of snow every hour, sending it as
the tour, which included a ride on Sweep
a different perspective really makes you
the behind-the-scenes action at an
Philip Steiner, truck #128 is now called
far as 60.9 metres away.
Lightning and a ride in the OshKosh
appreciate the work and what goes on to
airport and meeting members from the
Steiner’s award-winning name was
Striker around the International and
make the airport function.”
Airport Authority’s Airfield Emergency
created into a sticker for the truck and
Domestic terminals and a tour of the
Sweep Lightning. “I saw the truck and the contest and
Steiner’s family also enjoyed the
Picture this: Have your Aldeasa launches Bobbi Brown beauty shot at the podium store at YVR
ldeasa Duty Free has launched
The new Bobbi Brown beauty store is
ith less than six months
Departures Level of the International
Terminal Building near the C-Pier
until the opening of the
Terminal Building. Here’s a hint: the
security checkpoint, by stepping behind
2010 Winter Games, it’s too
gold medal winner stands in the
the cut-out display of a Paralympic
late to polish-up your skates and try out
middle, silver medalist to the winner’s
alpine skier on a sit-ski, also known as
right, and the bronze medalist is on
a mono-ski. During the Paralympics,
presented in a welcoming space where
for the Canadian team, but you’re just in
Brown store at YVR. Currently
the brand’s cosmetics are applied by
time to step on the podium at YVR and
the winner’s left. You could even make
athletes competing in alpine skiing are
operating in 20 countries across four
makeup artists, who also help customers
picture yourself winning it all.
your photo more realistic by dressing in
classified as standing, sitting or visually
While the medal hopefuls will have
some genuine official Vancouver 2010
to wait a few more months to get their
licensed clothing or gear, available at
The extensive selection of Bobbi
shot at gold, visitors to YVR can stop by
six Olympics Store locations throughout
Brown products at the store include the
one of three locations around the airport
new Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick brush-
and make their first Olympic memory,
on powder as well as fan favourites
today. The new interactive display—a
Terminal Building near the Aquarium
such as the award-winning Long Wear
2010 Games podium and life-sized
on the Departures Level, the interactive
Gel Eyeliner. Be sure to check out the
photos of a bobsleigh and a Paralympic
bobsleigh display includes a life-sized
extensive range of brushes as well as
alpine skier—need you to help bring
two-man bobsleigh. For the 2010 Winter
special travel exclusives not available at
them to life.
Games, the two-man, four-man and
continents, Aldeasa offers travellers a
choose the right products for their skin
unique shopping experience with a wide
variety of shops and with brands of the highest international prestige.
Are you ready to get your game face on?
e are just five months away from welcoming the world
to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Games. Stay tuned for exciting announcements of upcoming 2010 Winter Games training events presented by Vancouver Airport Authority this fall.
impaired and compete against other athletes with a similar disability. August 12 marked the six-month countdown to the opening of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and Vancouver Airport Authority is continuing to plan and prepare to ensure that a safe, efficient and world-class experience is provided for all visitors. These new interactive
Stand on the podium, hop into
women’s bobsleigh races will be held
Bobbi Brown is located post-security
the bobsleigh, or put your head into
at the Whistler Sliding Centre where
in International Departures near D Gate
the Paralympic alpine skier’s helmet
during a typical 60-second race, speeds
connecting athletes, families and visitors
53 and open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
and capture the moment. Then, share
of more than 135 kilometres per hour
to the 2010 Winter Games.
are reached. You and friends can capture
Whether you have your shot in one
sure to visit the store, experience the
videos or stories with others at www.
the moment in YVR’s bobsleigh, minus
or all three of YVR’s new 2010 Winter
glamour of Bobbi Brown and let their
the icy track and break-neck speeds.
Games interactive displays, remember
other Bobbi Brown outlets.
On your next international trip, be
professional make-up artists transform you into a star.
The 2010 Games podium is located
You can “get into the head” of a
near the Haida Gwaii sculpture on the
Paralympic athlete in the Domestic
displays are one part of how YVR is
to share your experiences at www. yvrconnections.com.
An innovative mobility aid from BKD Aerospace
KD Aerospace Industries on Sea Island is the first North
American company to gain the
distribution rights for the Amazon, a revolutionary mobility aid already in use in a number of airports throughout the United Kingdom. Built in Germany, the Amazon airstair climber transports persons with reduced mobility safely and quickly, while protecting staff from various musculoskeletal injuries that are associated with awkward lifting. It has received accolades for its ability to operate effectively in airport terminals and within the tight confines of aircraft. BKD has sold Amazon units to corporate flight departments across the U.S., and recently to Perimeter Airlines, the largest independent passenger airline in Manitoba. For more details on the Amazon airstair climber, visit www.bkdaerospace. com, or call (604) 247-2128.
Upcoming Events September 17, 2009
Vancouver Transportation Club Dinner & Speaker Series
Executive Airport Plaza Inn, 7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
5:30 p.m. $40 members, $45 non-members. Reservations (604) 635-3555 ext. 119, or visit www.vancouvertransportationclub.com.
September 23, 2009
Small Business Strategies for USA Marketing Richmond Chamber of Commerce Training Room, 101-5811 Cooney Road, Richmond, BC
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Presented by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce/ Board of Trade in conjunction with TradeStart, Small Business BC, International Market Access, Inc. and UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. This interactive two-hour seminar is aimed at entrepreneurs who are starting a new international business or who are currently operating in international market places. You will learn practical, cost effective methods and strategies. Topics include: Business and exporting basics; Overview of the US Market; Basic sales/marketing strategies; Canada/USA distribution/ logistics; and Cross-border lessons and pitfalls. $35.00 (includes light breakfast). Members and non-members welcome. For more information, contact Richmond Chamber of Commerce (604) 2782822 or register online at www.richmondchamber.ca.
September 29-30, 2009
Canada-Ukraine Aerospace & Aviation Business Summit Kyiv, Ukraine
To help Canadian aerospace and aviation companies capitalize from Ukraine’s science and technology capability and commercial opportunities, the Embassy of Canada in Kyiv, the Science and Technology Centre in Ukraine, the Canadian Space Agency, the National Space Agency of Ukraine and the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, and the NRC are partnering to organize the first ever Canada-Ukraine Aerospace and Aviation Business Summit in Ukraine. Focus will be on: Aerospace, Composites and Advanced Materials, Aerodynamics, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, and R&D Cooperation and Commercialization. For more information, email Yury Mardak, Trade Commissioner, Canadian Embassy Ukraine at yury.mardak@international. gc.ca.
October 14-15, 2009
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) 48th Annual General Meeting & Conference Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Under the general theme of the Centennial of Flight, the event will gather approximately 300 industry and government participants and will feature speakers from North-America and Europe. The AGM will also feature workshops aimed at supporting and furthering AIAC industry priorities. For more information, visit www.aiac.ca.
October 15, 2009
Vancouver Transportation Club Dinner & Speaker Series 610 Pipeline Road, Vancouver, BC
5:30 p.m. $40 members, $45 non-members. Reservations (604) 635-3555 ext. 119, or visit www. vancouvertransportationclub.com.
October 21-23, 2009
Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council (CAMC) 18th Annual Forum and AGM: Human Resource Solutions Westin Nova Scotian, 1181 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Forum events and workshops. For more information, contact Sharon Côté 1-800-448-9715 ext 231, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 5, 2009
Doing Business in the USA (full day seminar and professional briefing) Delta Town & Country Inn, 6005 Highway 17, Delta, BC
This seminar is designed to help you understand the market, plan your approach, and suggest practical methods and alternatives for implementing your business and marketing plans. Key topics include: Dealing with border issues, such as U.S. immigration and travel planning, U.S. customs clearance, business planning, taxation, and legal considerations; Understanding logistics issues, such as establishing a USA business identity, warehousing, transportation, fulfillment, and handling of returned goods; Sales/marketing strategies, including market overview, using dealers and agents, and attending tradeshows. In addition, the seminar will feature resource introductions, including the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, which provides federal government programs and services. $195 per person, pre-registered ($145 each for 2 or more). (If registered on/ before May 1, deduct $25 per person.) For more information, contact Carol Jackson 1-800-799-8848, email dbusa@ UCanTrade.com, or visit www.UCanTrade.com.
November 15-17, 2009
Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) 2009 Annual General Meeting & Tradeshow
Hilton Quebec and Quebec City Convention Centre, 1100 Boulevard Rene Levesque E, Quebec, Quebec
Details to be announced. Call (613) 233-7727, or email email@example.com.
A Centennial of Flight celebrated at 2009 Abbotsford Airshow
Photos by Jim Jorgenson
Despite overcast weather, the crowds were out in force over the three days of the event.
elebrating aviation at its finest, the Abbotsford International Airshow is one of the lower mainland’s longest running traditions. Held annually in August, this year’s event celebrated 100 years of
powered flight with a spectacular display of aerobatics, an amazing collection of war-time aircraft, static displays and the iconic Canadian Forces Snowbirds, which are always a highlight of the show. Special guests included the F-86 Hawk One Sabre, CT-114 Centennial Tutor, the CF-18 Century and the Skyhawks Parachute Team who jumped from a USAF C-17 Globemaster.
F-85 Sabre Jet Hawk One. The Hawk One is a restored Canadair F-86 Sabre 5 jet fighter repainted in the colours of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Golden Hawks. The F-86 was the RCAF’s principal fighter during the first decade of the Cold War.
The Boeing C-17 Globemaster is a large military transport aircraft developed for the United States Air Force from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas.
Centennial Heritage Flight—A three-aircraft formation, consisting of a CF-18 Century Hornet, a Snowbird tutor repainted to the original Golden Centennaire colours and an F-86 Hawk One Sabre, performed a flypass to commemorate 100 years of powered flight in Canada.
The MiG-17 Fresco served with nearly 30 air forces worldwide, including the Soviet Union, Warsaw Pact countries, China, Afghanistan, North Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Morocco, Cuba, Indonesia, and Cambodia. Though smaller than the USAF F-86 Sabre of Korean War fame, its weight and performance favourably compared to that aircraft.
The Granley family mini airshow.
Bud and Ross Granley, father and son, are two of the most skilled air show pilots in the world. Both are former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter and instructor pilots.
The F-18 Super Hornet was built by a team that includes Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GE Aircraft Engines, Raytheon and more than 1,800 suppliers in the United States and Canada.
Canada and South Africa reach air transport agreement
BC strengthens its tourism promotions
ast month, Canada’s Transport
The agreement provides rights
to final signature of the agreement.
Minister, John Baird, and Minister
for airlines to operate passenger and
This allowed new air services are to be
all-cargo flights between the two
Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway,
countries with routing and pricing
Stockwell Day concluded an air transport
flexibility. Airlines may also choose
agreement with the Government of the
to offer air services using the flights
Republic of South Africa. This first-time
of other airlines, commonly known as
bilateral agreement allows scheduled
code-sharing services. The agreement
direct air services to be operated between
contains strong provisions dealing with
Canada and South Africa.
aviation safety and security, reflecting
“South Africa is the 48th country since 2006 with which our Government
the importance that both countries attach to these subjects. The provisions of the agreement
has signed or updated an air agreement,”
are being applied administratively prior
said Minister Baird.
Customs Customs Brokers & Consultants Brokers
of Canada signed or updated Air Service Agreements with 48 countries, including South Africa: • Eight Open Skies-type agreements: United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland,
the ministry will allow for coordinated
Arts. The move was announced by the
marketing campaigns, while ensuring
Minister of Tourism, Culture and the
resources are focused on getting the
Arts, Kevin Krueger, last month and
best results for British Columbia’s
is aimed at better coordinating all of
B.C.’s marketing initiatives and reducing
the marketing arm for the Province,
Victoria, approximately 146 employees
new Minister’s Advisory Council, which
and in-market representation in key
and South Africa;
will continue seeking input and advice
markets including Australia, Germany,
• Six expanded agreements: Portugal,
on marketing plans from the tourism
Japan, United Kingdom, South Korea
Mexico, Japan, Jordan, Singapore and
industry. The council will report directly
to the minister.
The announced changes are expected
“While Tourism BC has served British
to enhance B.C.’s international presence
Columbia well, in these difficult economic
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operators, etc.—with at least 200 full-
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time employees and operating in more
which comprises a network of tourism
than one country or in more than one
enterprises and organizations that
destination in a single country.
show dedication to, and success in,
maintaining a program of sustainable
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destination level, incorporating social,
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executives promoting travel and tourism
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Sir Richard on his first flight in the
WhiteKnightTwo (WK2) to this year’s
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president Will Whitehorn announced that the company had reached an agreement for
group Aabar to buy a major stake in Virgin Galactic, which includes funds
opening space to a new range of satellite
to develop a satellite launch capability
for the system and the creation of a
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Sea Island Restaurant Guide Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner Try something different today for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The following restaurants are at or within five minutes of YVR, and most offer airport employee discounts. MAIN TERMINALS Domestic (Pre-Security) • Milestone’s: Casual West Coast diningLevel 3 Departures • Starbucks: Coffee, pastries, sandwichesLevel 3 Departures • A&W: Breakfast, burgers-Level 3 Departures • Harvey’s: Breakfast, burgers-Level 3 Departures • Subway: Sandwiches, salads & wrapsLevel 3 Departures • Swiss Chalet: Rotisserie chicken-Level 2 Arrivals • Tim Hortons: Coffee, pastries, sandwiches, soups-Level 2 Arrivals & Level 3 Departures • Jugo Juice: Juice, smoothies, wraps & paninis – Level 3 Departures • Wok ‘N Roll: Chinese & Japanese cuisine – Level 3 Departures • Toshi Teppanyaki: Japanese cuisine – Level 3 Departures
• Hanami Japanese Restaurant: Dim Sum & Japanese cuisine-Level 3 Departures • Koho Restaurant & Bar: Casual diningLevel 3 Departures • Galiano Bakery & Café: Breakfast, sandwiches & pastries-Level 3 Departures • Burger King: Breakfast, burgers, salads -Level 2 Arrivals & Level 3 Departures • Flying Wedge Pizza: Pizza, salads & soups-Level 3 Departures • Fortune Wok: Asian cuisine – Level 3 Departures • OPA! Souvlaki of Greece: Greek cuisine-Level 3 Departures • Tim Hortons: Coffee, pastries, sandwiches, soup – Level 2 Arrivals • Toshi Teppanyaki: Japanese cuisine – Level 3 Departures Airport South 2 • Airside Café & Catering 350-5400 Airport Road South. Located opposite Million Air. Come & enjoy our fall specials, All You Can Eat for only
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Oneworld extends 10 per cent discount on alliance fares
ast month, the North American
employs a network of space, air,
Aerospace Defense Command
and ground-based sensors, air-to-
(NORAD) and the Canadian NORAD
air refuelling tankers and fighter
Region (CANR) conducted air security
aircraft, controlled by a sophisticated
exercises over the skies of southwestern
command and control network in
in preparation for the 2010 Games.
flights held in coordination with the Federal
order to deter, detect and defend against aerial threats that originate
Comprised of a series of training
NORAD and CANR exercises conducted ahead of 2010 Games British Columbia and Washington state
Oneworld founder member Qantas is one of Australia’s strongest brands.
(FAA) and NAV CANADA (NAVCAN), the exercises were designed to hone
outside or within North American airspace. Securing the airspace above the 2010 Games requires both Canadian
he Oneworld airline alliance is
recruits being added to the alliance.
until November 3, 2009. It applies to all
cutting the prices of its range
Finnair and Iberia joined oneworld’s
oneworld’s alliance fares, but does not
of alliance fares worldwide by
founding members American Airlines,
apply to fares offered by its member
operations. The exercises were carried
10 per cent for another 10 weeks to
British Airways, Cathay Pacific and
airlines individually or in conjunction
out over a two-day period in the
mark its 10th birthday, and the 10th
Qantas on September 1, 1999. Since
with other carriers.
Vancouver and Abbotsford areas using
prohibitions on hot air balloons and
anniversary of the addition of its first
then, Japan Airlines, Malév Hungarian
Using any of the alliance’s fares,
Canadian Forces CF-18 fighters and
model aircraft, with some regional
Airlines and Royal Jordanian have been
flights can be on any of its 10 member
other aircraft flying at low altitudes.
airlines having to reroute their flights
The alliance initially offered the 10
added. Mexicana will board the alliance
airlines, plus their 20 affiliated airlines.
per cent reduction for 10 weeks from
later this year, and Russia’s S7 Airlines
Between them, these airlines serve some
February 1, 2009, its actual birthday.
700 destinations in around 150 countries
It is repeating the special offer now to
This second 10 per cent discount
mark the 10th anniversary of the first
offer began on August 26, and will run
worldwide with 9,000 flights a day. Details at www.oneworld.com.
Sunquest’s No, No, No promotion
anadian tour operator Sunquest
Sun package vacation bookings made
“We know people have concerns,
is offering a special early
between August 18 and October 15,
especially in this economy, that make
booking bonus, where for just
2009, for departures between August
them hesitant to book a vacation,”
18, 2009, and April 30, 2010.
said Steve Butchart, vice president of
$49 per person, travellers can book a Sunquest sun package and pay no
As an added bonus, customers flying
Sunquest. “To address this, we are
deposit, no cancellation fee and do so
out of Vancouver and Toronto will also
introducing this limited time promotion
with no worries if the price falls. Called
receive complimentary access to the
where for just $49 they have the ability to
the “No No No Promo,” the special is
Plaza Premium lounges located there, a
confirm their vacation without making a
applicable on all Sunquest Southern
value of $35 per person.
deposit, to cancel their vacation should the need arise, and to get the lower
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NORAD’s intercept and identification
NORAD is a bi-national Canadian and
and U.S. efforts as the restricted zones cross the border. Aircraft restrictions during the Games include
so passengers can be given adequate security screening.
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Industry input on future Canadian aviation needs
he Canadian Aviation Maintenance
will be concluded by early fall and a first
Council (CAMC), in partnership
release review copy of the report will be
with the Air Transport Association
made available during the CAMC Annual
of Canada (ATAC) and with funding
General Meeting, to be held in Halifax,
provided by the Government of Canada,
Nova Scotia, from October 22-23rd, 2009,
have been commissioned to research
and the ATAC General Meeting, being
and develop a Human Resource Study of
held in Quebec City from November
the Commercial Pilot in Canada.
15-18th, 2009. The final report will be
Last month, the members of the research team heading the project,
issued in May of 2010.
held a focus group session at Toronto
The information from this study will
Pearson International Airport—one of
help air operators and flight training
a series of similar events that will be
units when making decisions that
staged across the country.
can affect the future direction of the
The focus group meetings are
commercial pilot in Canada, as well as
part of the Human Resource Study.
the entire aviation industry’s ability to
Attending the event were members of
sustain itself and to remain competitive.
charter and regional airline industries,
As the sessions have been held across
corporate charter operations and all
Canada, the research team have been
levels of flight training from basic to
inviting comment and input to get an
recurrent. Over a four hour period, they
understanding of a variety of issues
provided unique and collective views
current, medium and longer term
and input to a variety of subjects related
to their flight operation and the world
• Overview of services provided, in
surrounding flight crews. There was
particular human resource activities
general agreement that such discussion
such as training, certification and
needs to take place with more frequency
and that the aviation industry can only
• Compilation of statistics on student
move forward and build upon itself
pilot starts and current training
with a collective view and common development. The CAMC will be holding the
levels; • Analysis of pilot hiring trends and associated pay and benefits;
B.C. focus group meeting on Monday,
• Analysis of the international demand
September 21, 2009, at the British
for pilots and expected training
Columbia Institute of Technology,
Aerospace Technology Campus, 3800
• Measurement of the effect of new
Cessna Drive, Richmond (CIBC Room
regulations such as MPL and SMS;
198). The meeting will begin at 10 a.m.
• Analysis of current best practices for
and be finished by 2 p.m. A working lunch will be provided to participants. Input into the study is not limited to the focus group sessions. Those who
pilot screening and selection; • Analysis of use of simulation and associated instructor competencies; and
wish to participate may also log on to an
• Development and retention issues
online version at the CAMC website and
for flight instructors and commercial
follow the prompts for the Commercial
Pilot Survey. Those who do so will get a copy of the final report. The research and focus group sessions
For additional information, please contact Glenn Priestley at gpriestley@ camc.ca.
Vancouver 2010 Olympic mascots trek the globe moments, whether it’s bringing smiles
will bring the party to Torch Relay
to children’s faces or giving high-fives to
Celebration Communities as the torch
their adoring fans.
relay weaves through the Canadian
The trio have been across Canada
landscape. Then, after welcoming the
visiting every province and territory
athletes to the Olympic Villages, the
trying every activity they can fit in,
mascot team will make appearances
including cross-country skiing, snow
before most Olympic and Paralympic
tubing, ice hockey, curling, and even
Winter Games scheduled events.
riding their very own tandem bike made
The six Olympic stores at YVR carry
for three. They’ve made good use of their
a wide range of official Vancouver
passports too: so far their international
2010 Olympic merchandise, including
visits include Australia, China, Germany,
Vancouver 2010 mascots. Hours of
Japan, Korea and the United States, and
operation vary by location, based on
this month they head to sunny Mexico.
airport traffic and standard hours in
Starting October 30, the mascots
relevant sections at YVR.
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spreading the warm welcome of the
festivals, in parades and hospitals and
Miga and Sumi haven’t been
Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic
at sports events.
kicking their paws and fins up
Winter Games. Since their November
Just like the Olympic and Paralympic
this summer. The three friends have
2007 introduction, they’ve made close
athletes, Quatchi, Miga and Sumi are
been tirelessly trekking the globe,
to 700 appearances including fairs and
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CTA releases air carrier Implementation Guides for travellers with visual impairment
impairments locate their seat on board
two Implementation Guides to
help Canadian air carriers better serve
institutions, national organizations of
travellers who are blind or have a visual
transportation system to meet the
the blind, and the CTA’s Accessibility
needs of all Canadians,” said Geoff
The guides were drafted to help
Hare, chair and CEO. “We feel that
Carriers have until December 1, 2009,
carriers meet two provisions in the
these implementation guides will go
to ensure sufficient space for service dogs,
voluntary Code of Practice: Aircraft
a long way in helping air carriers
and until March 31, 2010, to implement
meet the needs of passengers who
policies for tactile row markers.
Disabilities—space for service dogs
are blind or have a visual impairment
The Implementation Guides, and
onboard aircraft, and tactile row
and other passengers with disabilities
the Code they help to implement, are
markers designed to assist persons
who use service dogs.”
available on the CTA’s website at www.
who are blind or who have visual
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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 email@example.com.
W&Q Beauty Center Select two items below from only $49.80: • W/Q Facial • Manicure • Foot Massage • Eyelash Perm
• Back Massage • Face Waxing • Eyebrow Tinting • Pedicure
(all services are non-sexual)
Full Body Massage Only $38
Open everyday 9:30am-9pm 8148 Cambie Street at Marine Drive Station (Only 10 mins. from YVR Station, 15 mins. from Waterfront Station)
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
VACATION PROPERTY for rent
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MEXICO VACATION PROPERTY FOR RENT
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Answers - August 2009
Rent a family vacation home by the beach in the picturesque fishing village of Sayulita, Mexico. Located just 45 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta airport, Sayulita’s blend of beaches, shops, restaurants & activities makes it the perfect destination for an “off-the-beaten-path” vacation in Mexico. The home has 3 bedrooms with private bathrooms and sleeps up to 8 people. Great for a family or group of friends. The house is in a complex with other vacation homes and has a shared pool and beachfront courtyard. You can rent the whole house or individual rooms.
Rental rates are as follows: High Season (Nov.1 to May 31) Entire House: Daily $150; Weekly $875; Monthly $3,000 Individual Rooms: Daily $75; Weekly $450; Monthly $1,500
Low Season (Jun.1 to Oct. 31) Entire House: Daily $100; Weekly $525; Monthly $1,500 Individual Rooms: $50; Weekly $275; Monthly $750
For further details and reservations, please contact Richard (604) 732-8488; email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Aircraft De-icing Operations
at Vancouver International Airport
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Salary: $14 per hour subject to qualifications and after paid training.
Prerequisites: Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant-IM1000, Fluent in English-Fluency in a second Language beneficial, ability to obtain a valid Transport Canada Restricted Area Pass, have a valid Provincial License, able to successfully meet physical examination requirements.
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September 11 and 12
11:00-19:00 Location: Sheraton Hotel, Vancouver Airport – 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond
START YOUR FUTURE WITH SERVISAIR!
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