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On July 20, 2013, China Eastern Airlines launched its second daily flight between Vancouver and Shanghai offering travellers on either side of the Pacific more flights to choose from. Using Airbus 330-200 aircraft with room for up to 230 passengers, flights operate daily: MU581 arrives at YVR at 9:10am; MU582 departs at 1:20pm. MU597 arrives at YVR at 7:40pm; MU598 departs at 1:30am. China Eastern’s 14 weekly flights are expected to connect up to 204,000 travellers between Vancouver and Shanghai in 2013 alone. The service increase also bring the

tally of weekly flights connecting YVR to mainland China and Hong Kong to a grand total of 75—more than any other airport in North America. As the Airport Authority continues to build a gateway airport that will make it fast and easy for all passengers to travel through YVR, China Eastern has also updated its service by investing in new aircraft on the YVR-PVG route, offering more onboard services and even redesigning cabin crew uniforms. Every additional long-haul flight operating out of YVR gives a substantial boost to the local economy. China Eastern Airlines’ additional flights will generate the equivalent of more than 470 full-time jobs, both at YVR and

Members of the China Eastern flight crew flank (left to right) Margaret Meng, general manager, China Eastern Airlines Canada; The Honourable Liu Fei, consul general with Ambassadorial Rank of the People’s Republic of China in Vancouver; The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (seniors) and Member of Parliament, Richmond, B.C.; Craig Richmond, president & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority; The Honourable Christy Clark, Premier, British Columbia; The Honourable Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism.

in B.C.’s hotels, restaurants, shops and tourist attractions. Together, this activity will generate more than $17-million

in wages, almost $10-million in taxes and almost $28-million in added Gross Domestic Product for B.C. These flights will also

make it easier for B.C. businesses to reach new customers, suppliers and investors in China.

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Each summer, YVR TakeOff Fridays transforms the airport into a family-friendly destination. This free, in-terminal party, which runs to August 30 this year, includes free samples, music, lunch specials, entertainment and exciting prizes for people of all ages. One special event that took place last month was the

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airport’s first Paper Airplane Competition and Workshop. The festivities kicked off with paper airplane expert, BCIT aerospace instructor Ralph Heldt, providing instruction on how to fold a paper aircraft properly. From the wide range of participants, who spanned multiple generations, 15 lucky people were then chosen to participate in the main event. Frank Lam, whose unconventional aircraft design took top honours, was awarded the Grand Prize of 250 YVR Bucks, a night in the Fairmont Vancouver Airport and a special, behind-the-scenes airside tour. If you missed out on participating in the Airplane Day competition, there is still the opportunity to follow the expert’s instructions at the airplane folding station during YVR Take-Off Fridays. For up-to-date information and schedule of August entertainment, visit yvr.ca.

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Based in Shanghai, China Eastern Airlines is one of the three largest airlines in China, carrying approximately 80-million customers on more than 400 planes with an average fleet age of less than seven years.

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Hosted by Vancouver Airport Authority’s Airfield Emergency Services, last year’s Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to send kids to Burn Camp was a sizzler.

On Wednesday August 28, Vancouver Airport Authority’s Airfield Emergency Services (AES) Team is hosting its second Annual Pancake Breakfast raising funds to send kids to Burn Camp through the BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund. Show your support by making a donation and enjoy a hearty breakfast in the early morning sunlight at the Canada Line

Templeton Station parking area. From 6am to 9am fresh pancakes, sausages and all the trimmings will be served. The DJ will play breakfast beats and there is a rare opportunity to explore one of YVR’s Crash-Fire-Rescue trucks—the OshKosh Striker— usually only seen at a distance on the airfield. Give yourself extra time on the morning of August 28 to enjoy this YVR community

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Last month, YVR partnered with Tourism Richmond to host the 3rd Annual Commercial Driver Appreciation Day. Vancouver Airport Authority president and CEO Craig Richmond and Tourism Richmond CEO Tracy Lakeman were on hand to express their appreciation to the taxi, limo and bus drivers who service YVR, and express gratitude for all their hard work. The theme of the day was “Thank you for driving tourism to new heights,” as the commercial drivers are often one of

the first impressions a visitor gets of Vancouver upon arriving at YVR. Other partners included Delta Airport Hotel, World Duty Free, Ginger Indian Cuisine, WorldHost and the International Summer Night Market, which provided some much-deserved swag for the drivers on hand including YVR Bucks, an umbrella, some stress balls for those long shifts, cold beverages and some tasty samosas. Thank you, commercial drivers, for all your hard work!

event. Encourage your work colleagues, family and friends to join you for breakfast under the skies of YVR and donate generously—the Airport Authority will double your money by matching every dollar raised. The BC Professional Firefighters Burn Camp provides young survivors, aged 6-18, with a week of fun-filled activities and the opportunity to overcome emotional and psychological trauma. Since 1994, almost 800 burn survivors have benefitted from attending the camp, receiving support from professionals donating their time and expertise. For more information on the Burn Camp visit burnfund. org.

Vancouver Airport Authority president & CEO Craig Richmond threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a recent Vancouver Canadians baseball game.

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For Sea Island workers and Burkeville residents it’s not always about airports and aviation. For those with an interest in open water, there is a new marina development launching this fall. The facility, appropriately called Milltown Marina, is currently taking shape at the foot of Bentley Street just off Granville and SW Marine Drive in the historic Milltown area. One-hundred-and-ten supporting pilings have been driven into the riverbed and hundreds of metres of concrete docks are being positioned to accommodate 224 in-water moorage slips for vessels ranging from nine metres up to 24 metres in length. A dry stack-covered storage facility with unlimited haulin, haul-out privileges that will accommodate powerboats up to nine metres will be ready for

occupancy by November 2013. Developed by Musqueam Capital Corporation, Bastion Development Corporation and Vancouver-born, commercially licensed yacht Captain Matthew Cote, the new facilities will include ample parking with bicycle racks, an onsite marine maintenance and repair facility, yacht brokerage services, electronic security gate gangway, two waterfront observation platforms overlooking the Fraser River that will include a public picnic area, plus an on -site café and a westcoast-style restaurant, to be called the Milltown Bar & Grill. “The Milltown Marina will provide local residents with increased opportunities to engage with the Fraser River, one of the most prominent and important environmental features of our region, not to mention adding

a great amenity to the Marpole neighbourhood,” said Cote. “The project partners are committed to integrating design concepts to highlight, promote and preserve Musqueam and Coast Salish culture and traditions. Milltown Marina will be an important gathering place where visitors will feel welcome, informed and engaged.” The marina location has the added navigational advantage of clear access to the Georgia Strait 9.6-kilometres downstream, with no bridges or commercial piers. Marina reservations manager Andrew Cote is keen to show off the development plans and is holding an open house 11am – 7pm on weekends and Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3:30pm – 7pm. Call 604 731-3500 ext 236 for inquiries or for more details, or visit milltownmarina.com.

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WestJet Encore brings Bombardier Q400s to the Skeena Valley Effective November 25, 2013, WestJet will offer new twice-daily, non-stop service between Vancouver and Terrace, B.C. Operated by WestJet Encore using Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, the service will benefit the entire northwest region of the province, which is undergoing a major economic transformation due to billions of dollars in investment in forestry, mining, smelting, hydroelectricity, liquefied natural gas and infrastructure projects in the Kitimat-Terrace industrial corridor. “The growth of natural

On June 6, WestJet Encore took delivery of the first of 20 Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners, which will be used to serve multiple destinations including the new Vancouver – Terrace route.

resource and industrial development in this important region of British Columbia is unprecedented,” said Ferio Pugliese, executive vice-president, WestJet, and president, WestJet Encore. “And given the critical importance of transportation in creating and

supporting economic development, we are pleased to offer greater opportunities for connectivity to the WestJet network with this new, twice-daily service to the Skeena Valley at such a significant time in its history.” Details of WestJet Encore’s

new twice-daily, non-stop service between Vancouver and Terrace, are: Departing Vancouver at 11:40am; arriving Terrace at 1:22pm. Departing Terrace at 1:55pm; arriving Vancouver at 3:26pm.

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Departing Vancouver at 9:30pm; arriving Terrace at 11:12pm. Departing Terrace at 6am; arriving at 7:30am. One-way, introductory fares including taxes and fees between Vancouver and Terrace start from $135.58. “The Terrace-Kitimat Airport Society welcomes WestJet Encore as the newest partner providing service to Northwest British Columbia,” said Carman Hendry, manager of the Northwest Regional Airport Terrace-Kitimat. “The addition of WestJet Encore service com-

pletes another step in becoming the true Northwest Regional Airport.” WestJet Encore’s new service between Vancouver and Terrace also offers guests the opportunity to connect on the same day in both directions to and from Honolulu, Maui, Kauai and Kona, Orange County, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo and Mazatlan, in addition to connecting to the remainder of WestJet’s extensive domestic and international network. For more information, visit westjet.com.

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To finish the project safely and quickly, a minimum of two lanes in each direction will be open during the day and a minimum of one lane in each direction will be open at night. Drivers Please allow for extra travel time if using Russ Baker Way, and check the City of Richmond’s traffic cameras at richmond.ca/ services/ttp/trafficcameras.htm for the most up-to-date report before you go. Additionally, project updates will be available through the Airport Authority’s twitter feed @yvrairport. Cyclists For safety reasons, the shoulder cycling lanes on Russ Baker Way will be closed in either direction during the project. The Airport Authority has developed an alternate route for cyclists. The entire route will be marked with detour signs.

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Comox Valley Airport remains open for business during Comox Air Show The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) will be open for business during the Comox Air Show, which will be held on August 17, 2013. After an eight-year hiatus the air show returns to Comox and will feature a number of current and former Canadian military aircraft and include several civilian performers. From August 16 to 18, WestJet is advising passengers to check in for certain flights two hours prior to scheduled departure. Central Mountain Air and Pacific Coastal are asking guests to arrive an hour and a half early. YQQ is recommending that

all passengers visit comoxairport. com and follow the recommended arrival time posted for their particular flight as airlines will deny boarding to late-arriving passengers. Accessing the airport on August 17 will also be more difficult and the airport is advising those travelling to expect delays of up to one hour between 8am and 5pm (with traffic peaking between 8am and 1pm). Main access to the Comox Valley Airport terminal on Aug. 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. will be from Military Row. Follow the signs for the airport terminal and the entrance of Military Row will be clearly indicated.

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Directions and a map to navigate through a special airport terminal access route are posted on the Comox Valley Airport website. There will be no Comox Air Show spectator access available

from the Comox Valley Airport terminal. For more information on travelling from the Comox Valley Airport during the weekend of the Comox Air Show visit comoxairport.com.

Larry Berg appointed to the Order of British Columbia Larry Berg, former president and CEO of Vancouver Airport Authority and former chair of Business Council of British Columbia’s Board of Governors has been appointed to the Order of British Columbia. Berg was recognized for his outstanding leadership and vision that helped YVR earn its reputation as one of the world’s top airports. “On behalf of Vancouver Airport Authority, I want to offer my sincere congratulations to Larry on his appointment to the Order of British Columbia,” said Mary Jordan, chair of Vancouver Airport Authority. “During his 15-year tenure as president and chief executive officer of Vancouver Airport Authority, Larry Berg’s leadership and vision helped shape Vancouver International Airport’s reputation as one of the best airports in the world, and moreover, an airport that all British Columbians can be proud of. I am so pleased that he is being recognized for his outstanding legacy that continues to benefit the community and the province.” Under Berg’s guidance, YVR became a significant economic generator for the province. The 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Canada Line were two recent accomplishments that demonstrated his ability to think beyond the airport to the greater community and the province. In January 2012, he announced a $1.8-billion investment in a 10-year

Gateway Strategy to help attract new routes and carriers to YVR while improving customer experience and efficiencies. This investment will help ensure that YVR remains the gateway of choice for years to come and is just one of his lasting legacies. Berg was also extremely involved in British Columbia’s business community and joined the Business Council of British Columbia’s Board of Governors in 2001, serving as Chair in 2006 and 2007. “Larry epitomizes the character and qualities exhibited by recipients of the

Order or British Columbia,” said Greg D’Avignon, president and CEO, Business Council of British Columbia. “During his tenure as chair of the Business Council of British Columbia, he provided valuable leadership, input and insight not only to the benefit of the organization, but to the province’s economic landscape, and by extension, all those who live here.” As chair of the Board of Governors, Berg led the highly successful Pacific Economic Summit: British Columbia-California with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Premier Gordon Campbell that drove the province’s leading approach to climate change; and the Labour Forum, which brought together representatives from the Business Council, BC Federation of Labour, Coalition of BC Businesses and the provincial government to focus on training and skills. “Larry has exhibited leadership and integrity in all of his efforts, whether it be during the world-class transformation of Vancouver International Airport, throughout his contributions as a community volunteer or during his time as the chair of the Business Council of British Columbia,” said Hank Ketcham, executive chairman, West Fraser Timber and current chair, Business Council of British Columbia. “Larry’s influence on British Columbia’s social and economic prosperity is lasting which makes him most deserving of this honour, the Order of British Columbia.”

Alaska Airlines and Hawaii BioEnergy have signed an agreement for the carrier to purchase sustainable biofuel for its aircraft. Alaska Airlines is Hawaii BioEnergy’s second customer and the first airline to sign a contract with the biofuel company. Founded in 2006, Hawaii BioEnergy is a consortium of three of Hawaii’s largest landowners and three venture capital companies that plan to use Hawaiian-grown feedstocks to produce biofuels. The feedstock for the biofuel is anticipated to be woody biomass-based and will be consistent with the sustainability criteria established by the Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels, an international multi-

stakeholder initiative concerned with ensuring the sustainability of biomass production and processing. Hawaii BioEnergy plans to ramp up production of its sustainable fuels within five years of regulatory approval, allowing Alaska Airlines to begin procuring sustainable jet fuel for its Hawaii flights possibly as soon as fall 2018. Alaska Airlines has reduced its carbon footprint intensity by 30 per cent (measured by revenue passenger kilometres) since 2004. In 2011, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air were the first U.S. airlines to fly multiple passenger flights powered by a biofuel blend.

Plane Spotting

This particular Hercules aircraft belongs to the Tunisian Air Force and has made a few stops before at YVR.

On July 28, plane spotters at YVR were treated to the sight

of a C-130 Hercules aircraft visiting YVR.

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1950s, largely as a result of America’s experience in the

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By Dr. Amy Nunrha, DMD, Vancouver Airport Dental Centre This monthly Health & Wellness column features medical, dental and health information from a variety of trained professionals. Send us a question that you would like answered on any of these areas of health and wellness.

Straight talk on quitting smoking Health Effects/Why You Should Quit The most-known health effect linked to smoking is lung cancer—the leading cause of cancer-related death in Canada. However, smoking can also cause respiratory, digestive tract, leukemia, stomach and oral cancer. Smoking can also lead to respiratory diseases such as asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, coughing, phlegm and wheezing. In addition, smoking also leads to cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease, heart attacks, angina and strokes. The carbon monoxide in tobacco smoke is extremely harmful to pregnant women and increases the risk of early pregnancy loss, low birth weight, cleft lip/palate of the baby and delayed tooth formation. Second-hand smoke inhalation can cause asthma in children, sudden infant death syndrome, cancer, and bronchitis. Quitting smoking can improve one’s health and the health of others, significantly. Here is a timeline of benefits. • 20 minutes—blood pressure and pulse rate decrease • 8 hours—carbon monoxide in the blood decreases and oxygen increases to normal • 24 hours—the chances of a heart attack decrease • 48 hours—the sense of smell and taste improve • 2 to 12 weeks—circulation and lung function improve • 1 to 9 months—coughing, fatigue and shortness of breath lessen and energy increases • After 1 year—risk of heart disease is reduced by half • After 5-15 years—risk of heart disease is the same as a non-smoker • After 5 years—risk of lung cancer is reduced by half • After 10 years—risk of lung cancer is the same as a non-smoker.

How to Quit Cold turkey. Some people are able to quit cold turkey which means one day they just quit altogether. Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). The nicotine patch (e.g., Nicoderm) or gum (e.g., Nicorette) gives the body the nicotine it craves, but with less damage. The idea behind NRT is for the body to slowly wean itself off nicotine. If you find that you need something to do with your hands, you can try the E-Cigarette. The E-Cigarette is an electronic cigarette and, like the patch or gum, it helps give the body the nicotine it craves along with the feeling of

smoking, without as many of the health risks. Prescription medication. Talk to your medical doctor about medications such as Zyban or Champix. Family and friends support. Quitting is easier if you have support. Let those close to you know that you want to quit and tell them how they can help you. For example, if stress causes you to smoke when stressed, let your them know you will call when you are stressed. QuitNow. This is an organization that provides free online, telephone and text support for those who want to quit or have recently quit. It offers many tips

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First 787-9 Dreamliner features new Boeing livery

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October 5, 2013

Abbotsford Airshow 2013 Abbotsford Airport, 30440 Liberator

Vancouver Airline & Aviation Collectibles Show

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magazines, playing cards, pins or aviation DVDs, you’re probably going to be able to find these and many more aviation collectibles at this show. For more information, visit VancouverAviationShow.com.

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Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC

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August 28, 2013 YVR AES Pancake Breakfast Templeton Station Parking Lot, Canada Line, Richmond, BC 6am–9am. You are invited! YVR’s Airfield Emergency Services Team hosts its annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to satisfy your morning hunger pangs and help burn survivors. Come hungry and donate generously in support of the BC Professional Firefighters’ Burn

October 16-17, 2013

Summit, you will hear from visionaries and practitioners on the new evolution and expectations in aerospace, meet leading industry decision-makers, and gain first-hand intelligence on

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Boeing completes 737 MAX 8 configuration

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design of the 787-8, offering passengers features such as large, dimmable windows, large stow bins, modern LED lighting, higher humidity, a lower cabin altitude, cleaner air and a smoother ride. Boeing is on track to roll out and fly the 787-9, currently in final production, in late summer 2013. First delivery to launch customer Air New Zealand is set for mid-2014.

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Boeing continues to make progress on the first 787-9 Dreamliner, which also has become the first 787 to don the new Boeing Commercial Airplanes livery. The new livery retains many of the features of the original 787-8 livery, adding a prominent number on the tail to help distinguish among models within the same product family. This refreshed look for the Boeing family began with the

2013 Canadian Aerospace Summit

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Sea Island Community Association.

First 787-9 Dreamliner is rolled out of the Everett, Washington paint hangar in new Boeing Commercial Airplanes livery. Photo courtesy: Boeing.

for multimodal cargo collaboration. Unique to the Canadian market, CLC will bring together an array of stakeholders with diverse interests in Canadian supply chains. The conference is designed to foster synergies between those that own freight and those that move it—whether by sea, air, rail or road. A top tier collection of speakers

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Pictured here is an artist rendering of the 737 MAX 8. Photo: courtesy Boeing.

Boeing has completed the configuration of the 737 MAX 8, marking completion of the major trade studies that define the capabilities of the 737 MAX aircraft family. As detailed designs are completed and released, production can begin. Final assembly of the 737 MAX 8 is scheduled to begin in 2015 with first delivery scheduled for the third quarter of 2017. According to Boeing officials, the 737 MAX will be 13 per cent more fuel-efficient than today’s most efficient single-aisle airplanes and eight per cent more fuel-efficient per seat than tomorrow’s competition. The configuration includes new LEAP-1B engines from CFM International that are optimized for the 737 MAX, a rede-

signed tail cone and the Boeing designed Advanced Technology Winglet to reduce fuel use. Other changes incorporated include upgrades to the flight deck displays, an electronic bleed air system and fly-by-wire spoiler flight controls. Additionally the MAX will take advantage of advancements in connectivity. “As we continue to improve connectivity on the 737 platform, the 737 MAX will offer customers the capability to use real-time data to make operational decisions around maintenance on the ground during flight,” said Keith Leverkuhn, vice president and program manager, 737 MAX program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “This will allow airlines to more efficiently manage their

fleets. Enhanced connectivity also will benefit passengers as the demand for more wireless access to information and entertainment in flight continues to grow.” The 737 MAX family includes the 737 MAX 7, 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 and will serve the 100- to more than 200-seat market. The 737 MAX will extend the Next-Generation 737 range advantage with the capability to fly more than 6,482 kilometres, an increase of 7411,000 kilometres over the NextGeneration 737. First delivery of the 737 MAX 9 is planned for 2018 followed by first delivery of the MAX 7 in 2019. To date, the 737 MAX has accumulated orders for 1,495 airplanes.


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Sunwing adds flights to Mexican Riviera

of its first A320 Family aircraft

Poco Titans softball team, winners of ‘A’ Division at this year’s Hope for Kids Softball Slam.

The first A320 Family aircraft delivered to American Airlines on July 23, 2013, also is the initial A319 to feature fuel-saving Sharklets build a daycare in Lam Kaen, Thailand, one Thedevices. 4th annual Hope for Kids Softball wingtip

of the areas affected by the tsunami. Slam event, held last month at the King TheJohn daycareofwas built infuture 2006success.” and since George more family,” said the airline’s TeamsPark fromin Richmond, American raised to the Airbus then, the charity has held annual to than $11,000 for the charity. In addition to theevents delivery Airlines, Airbus and CFM Leahy, Airbus chief commercial raise money to aid needy children in the The Hope for Kids charity began as being a notable first for American International recently celebrated officer – customers. “With its Richmond community. a result of the massive 2004 tsunami that Airlines, this aircraft is the very the delivery of the first of 260 introduction of the A320 Family, This year’s annual softball event, held occurred off the coast of Thailand and first A319 to feature Sharklets— Airbus single-aisle A320 Family the airline is demonstrating its under the auspices of Summit Customs surrounding countries in the Indian Ocean. lightweight composite wingtip aircraft American Airlines has confidence in a single-aisle prodBrokers, included participation by members Rubina Wong, an employee of Summit devices that offer up to four selected for its future needs. uct that has proven to be a gameof the airport community and the support Customs Brokers, was vacationing in cent fuel burn CFM International and hit and changer for airlinesofaround the andper sponsors volunteers, withsavings, whomprothe Thailand when the builds tsunami unfortuthe flexibility of either supportsdid the CFM56 series of American is undertaking a notviding event would have been such a success. nately not survive. A jet group world. of Wong’s visit family, and friends majorbanded strategic evolutionFor and we more addinginformation, 203-kilometres range or engines thatco-workers powers the aircraft. hopeforkids.ca. together to create the non-profit group to are pleased to watch the A320 increased payload capability of “It’s our great pleasure to Family becoming an integral part up to 500 kilograms. welcome back American Airlines

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The American A319 is also the 100th A320 Family aircraft produced with Sharklets. “Everything about the new A319 aircraft has been designed with the customer at the center,” said Virasb Vahidi, American Airlines chief commercial officer. “The introduction of the A319 is another important step in building a strong foundation for the new American [Airlines]. We’re pleased to be partnering with Airbus.” Sharklets are an option on all new-build A320 Family aircraft, and will be standard equipment on all members of the A320neo Family.

Sunwing has announced new flights and vacation packages to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico from three Western Canadian gateways—Vancouver, Kelowna and Edmonton. Departures from the three cities are set for Thursdays between Dec. 19, 2013 and Apr. 3, 2014. In addition to its beaches, Ixtapa is known for upscale shopping, lively entertainment and activities such as hiking, horseback riding, snorkelling, diving, surfing, deep-sea fishing and golf. All-inclusive accommodations with Sunwing Vacations in Ixtapa include the Fontan Ixtapa Beach Resort and the Presidente Intercontinental Ixtapa. Nearby Zihuatanejo provides a more tranquil laid-back atmosphere and includes a thriving arts and crafts scene and a variety of beachfront local eateries. All-inclusive accommoda-

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Around at Events YVR ambassadors at 2013 summer festivals Marpole Community Day

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Hosted by MarpoleOakridge Community Association and Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, Marpole Community Day is a longstanding annual tradition designed to unite the community and show appreciation to its neighbours. Held on June 1, the day’s events included free amusement rides, interactive games and activities, stage performances and entertainment for all to enjoy.

Steveston Salmon Festival

Each year, the Steveston Community Society organizes one of the largest non-profit Canada Day celebrations across the country. On average, more than 70,000 people visit the Steveston community for the July 1, festivities. Representing YVR at this year’s parade event were staff,

A YVR community ambassador hands out some YVR trading cards at Marpole Community Day.

family and friends, volunteer Green Coats, Airside Emergency Services members and airport vehicles.

EPIC Sustainable Living Festival

On the July 6-7 weekend, surrounded by the natural beauty of Vancouver’s VanDusen Botanical Garden, hundreds of people came together to listen to local music talent, sample craft beers and locally-produced

wines, eat gourmet cuisine and meet companies making authentic change towards a sustainable future. The event provided YVR community ambassadors with the opportunity to explain exactly what is being done at YVR with respect to sustainability, which includes having an entire department of dedicated staff who are monitoring, driving, promoting and coordinating the airport’s green initiatives.

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VIP experience available to all Virgin Atlantic travellers Virgin Atlantic has launched a new Guest List service, which allows Economy and Premium Economy passengers to enjoy an airport experience usually reserved for Upper Class customers. All passengers flying from Gatwick, Heathrow, Boston, New York JFK, Newark, San Francisco and Washington airports have the option of purchasing the Guest List package, which starts from $376. The package includes a chauffeur-driven car to and from the airport, priority baggage processing, fast track security and immigration, and access to

Virgin Atlantic’s Guest List package includes access to the airline’s Upper Class Clubhouse lounge. Photo: courtesy Future Travel Experience.

Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class Clubhouse lounge. Passengers travelling from Heathrow Airport will be able to make use of the dedicated Upper Class Wing, which includes drive-thru check-in facilities, a

baggage concierge service and a private security channel. Virgin Atlantic offers seasonal summer service between London Heathrow and Vancouver. For more information, visit virgin-atlantic.com.

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Save big at world-class family attractions In October, kids aged 11 and younger are admitted free into the San Diego Zoo—home to 3,700 rare and endangered birds, mammals and reptiles. This offer also extends to the 728-hectare San Diego Zoo Safari Park, where animals roam free over vast expanses as they would in their native habitats of Africa and Asia. SeaWorld San Diego on picturesque Mission Bay is offering free admission for one child aged three to nine, with one fullpaid adult admission. The same offer is valid at Dine with Shamu and kids aged 10 to 13 can participate for free in SeaWorld’s Dolphin Encounter and Dolphin and Beluga Interaction Programs, with one paid adult. Hotels roll out the welcome mat for kids More than 40 hotels, ranging from budget to luxury, are rolling out the welcome mat for kids this October. Kids can eat free at many of the hotels or receive special welcome gifts upon arrival at others. Kids feast at San Diego’s restaurants After a day at the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego or a popular museum, parents can enjoy a fine meal while kids dine

free at fun family restaurants. Kids learn at San Diego’s diverse arts and culture venues Kids have endless options to learn and have fun at more than 35 San Diego museums countywide that are offering free admission to all kids aged 12 and under. Kids can hang 10 and learn to golf During October, kids can enjoy a variety of free activities that range from learning to surf in the blue Pacific to perfecting their golf swing and following in the footsteps of local championship golfer Phil Mickelson. For a complete listing of Kids Free San Diego Month participants and special offers, visit SanDiego.org/KidsFree. All offers are valid Oct. 1-31, 2013, and age limits and other restrictions vary by venue and activity. For more information on San Diego’s offerings, including exciting vacation packages and valuable coupons for attractions, restaurants and more, visit the San Diego Tourism Authority’s website at sandiego.org or call 619-236-1212. Consult your travel agent for connections from YVR to San Diego.

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An artist’s rendering of Intracorp’s River Park Place development, which will feature a host of amenities including a rooftop garden.

Looking for a new condo in a development that offers a quality lifestyle in Richmond? If you haven’t checked out River Park Place yet, here’s why you should this summer. Intracorp’s newest residential development, River Park Place in Richmond’s Oval Village, is hosting a series of events at its sales centre to further foster community involvement and showcase the many features this project has to offer. “The River Park Place project has a lot of great amenities to offer future residents and we are really looking forward to sharing these with the community,” said Barrett Sprowson, director of sales River Park Place. Every Saturday from now until August 24, visitors to River Park Place will be able to meet Sprowson and his sales team to find out more about the development and also enjoy the following free events. On Saturday August 10, a Basketball Scrimmage will take place at the River Park Place sales centre—the development has the uncommon amenity of an indoor basketball court. On Saturday August 17, a chef will

demonstrate grilling techniques, which are sure to come in handy for future residents when entertaining on their patios or balconies. “If the resident does not own a grill, one of the amenities at River Park Place will be a shared outdoor grilling and lounge area,” said Sprowson. The final event to wrap up the free summer series on Saturday August 24 will be an outdoor yoga session—a Yoga Mezzanine is another of the development’s unique amenities. “Bring a mat and join us for a relaxing afternoon,” said Sprowson. “A balanced lifestyle is important and with all these great amenities on the River Park Place doorstep, it makes it so much easier to stay healthy and active.” The River Park Place Sales Centre, located at 7100 Elmbridge Way, Richmond, opens every day from noon to 5pm, except Fridays. For more information or to register for any of these upcoming events visit www.riverparkplaceliving.ca, email riverparkplaceliving@intracorp.ca or call 604 282-7838.

Wayne Duzita appointed vice-chair Richmond Tourism

Richmond City Council teer in the Richmond comhas appointed Wayne Duzita munity, currently serving as vice-chair Richmond as chair of the Richmond Tourism Association Board Christmas Fund, co-foundof Directors. er YVR for Kids, board The Board of Directors member of the Olympic focuses on policy and proOval Corporation and cogram development, over chair for Trinity Western sees the management of University Richmond Wayne Duzita. Tourism Richmond, moniAdvisory Council. tors organizational performance, and In the past, Duzita was chair of ensures that the mandate of the organizaCanuck Place Children’s Hospice, chair tion is carried out. of Canuck Place Foundation, co-chair Tourism Richmond is the city’s excluof the 2010 Richmond Olympic Oval sive tourism destination marketing serSteering Advisory Committee, and Board vices provider. member on the 2010 Games Operating In his 45-year career, Duzita has Trust. held a variety of positions within Duzita has received the Richmond many business sectors prior to joining Chamber of Commerce Award of Aeroterm as associate vice-president Excellence, Volunteer Richmond Star Western Region. of Richmond and the Queens Diamond Duzita continues to be an active volunJubilee Metal.

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(left to right) Rob Favel, Pacific Coastal Airlines; Kevin Boothroyd, Pacific Coastal Airlines; Lyle Gibson, Cargojet YVR; and Shawn Warneboldt, Pacific Coastal Airlines. Pacific Coastal Airlines provided return tickets to Victoria worth $716 to be used as a raffle prize.

Cargojet’s Toronto duty manager Ron Byrne and his wife Sarah were recently given the kind of heartbreaking news that no parent wants to hear. Their 21-month-old son, Nolan, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The diagnosis meant that Nolan would need at least 24 months of chemotherapy in addition to various other treatments. Byrne also discovered that many of the costs for treatment and equipment needed were not going to be covered by the family’s medical plans, resulting in a potential financial impact in the

tens of thousands of dollars. In Vancouver, a brand-new standup paddleboard donated by Cargojet’s second officer Shray Bhandary was stashed in the corner of YVR Cargojet general manager Lyle Gibson’s office. “The paddleboard sparked the idea of organizing a fundraiser for Nolan,” said Gibson. “The fundraiser would include a lunchtime parking lot barbecue for YVR Cargo Village employees and the paddleboard would be provided as the grand prize.” As the word spread about Byrne and his family’s difficulties, donations and other prizes

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Toronto Cargojet duty manager Ron Byrne and his son Nolan.

tomers and staff attended the Cargojet barbecue to participate and provide their generous support to Nolan and his family. “The simple barbecue and raffle we had envisioned turned out to be far and beyond anything we could have imagined, lasting all day and resulting in $14,000 raised,” said Gibson. “In all my 47 years in the business, I have never experienced a community that came together with such generosity to support a cause. A heart-felt thank-you and well done to everyone who contributed.” The icing on the cake came when Cargojet’s senior management in Toronto agreed to match the funds raised at the Vancouver event, resulting in a final total of $28,000.

A languishing paddleboard and the generosity of YVR airport community employees will go a long way in assisting Nolan Byrne in his battle. Many thanks to the following corporate supporters and to the numerous personal donators: • Mega International Air Services • International Fastline Forwarding • Flying Fresh Air Freight • YVR for Kids • M&J Logistics Inc • PAC-Rim Air Freight Services Ltd • Global Pack N’Ship Plus Inc • Aero stream • Kuehne & Nagel • Freight Link Express • Aero term • GTO Global Logistics Inc • Expair Cargo • William Rutherford Inc.

YVR employees, customers and staff attended the July Cargojet barbecue fundraiser to show their support for 21-month-old Nolan Byrne.

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Softball event delivers for Rubina Hope for Kids charity

Gary Eng, Summit Customs Brokers operational manager, delivers a slow pitch at this year’s Rubina Hope for Kids Softball Slam fundraising event, which raised a record $16,550.

The devastating 2004 tsunami in 2004 that took the lives of more than 280,000 people in Southeast Asia is now a memory, but never forgotten. Rubina Hope for Kids was founded in 2005 in memory of Rubina Wong, who was killed as a result of the tsunami while vacationing on Koh Phi Phi, Thailand. The initial goal was to raise enough funds to build a daycare in Thailand, one of the countries affected by the tsunami. That goal was achieved with the completion of the Lam Gaen Kids Safe Zone Daycare, which opened its doors on April 1, 2006 in Lam Kaen, Thailand.

A small plaque resides in the daycare, which has the capacity to serve 35-45 children, with a short explanation of the support provided by the Rubina Hope for Kids charity in its construction and funding. Since then, Rubina Hope for Kids has continued to hold annual fundraising events from which proceeds go to needy children in the Richmond community. Summit Customs Brokers is a major contributor to the Rubina Hope for Kids charity through its annual Summit Softball Slam event. This year’s sixth annual event, held July 20-21 at King George Park, Richmond, attract-

ed more than 300 participants and included a beer garden, prizes, food, silent auction items and entertainment—both on and off the field. The event raised a record $16,550 for the Rubina Hope for Kids charity.

“I want to thank all the participants, sponsors and volunteers for making this year’s event the most successful to date,” said Gary Eng operations manager Summit Customs Brokers and a member of the charity’s Board

of Directors. “When it comes to a good cause, the airport community really knows how to hit it out of the park!” For more information on Rubina Hope for Kids charity, visit hopeforkids.ca.

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Honolulu mayor Kirk Caldwell has signed into law two bills that ban smoking in public places on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, including beaches, parks, tennis courts, softball fields and public pools. Municipal golf courses are excepted from the ban. The laws will take effect on January 1, 2014.

It is already illegal on Oahu to smoke within six metres of entrances to stores, restaurants, bars and other workplaces on Oahu. The law also bans smoking in the ocean in areas fronting public lands. Since 1993, smoking has been illegal at Oahu’s popular Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve snorkeling site.

E-cigarettes aren’t covered by the ban and can still be used on Oahu beaches. First time offenders would face fines of $100. Fines for additional offenses escalate up to $500. Another smoke-free beach area is the Caribbean island of Jamaica, which has also banned smoking tobacco on its beaches.

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Virgin Atlantic has revealed its new uniforms, following a collaboration with legendary British designer Vivienne Westwood to update the airline’s iconic red uniforms, with an emphasis on originality and sustainability. The new uniforms will be worn by 180 specially selected staff—including pilots, ground staff and cabin crews—as the airline trials the uniform, checking for comfort and practicality before final tweaks are made. “My clothes have always got a

very strong dynamic rapport with the body,” said Westwood. “They are very body conscious, they help you to look glamorous, more hourglass, more woman. I design things to help people to hopefully express their personality. I am always trying to find fabrics that are more friendly to the environment— working with Virgin Atlantic they managed to research into this and find more eco fabrics.” Following a consultation process the uniforms will be fully rolled out in 2014. 

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New uniforms for United Airlines employees Flight attendants, customer service agents and many of the more than 64,000 United Airlines employees worldwide have shed their old work outfits for a new wardrobe. “The new uniforms project a contemporary, sophisticated look that reflects the modern airline we’re building,” said Jeff Foland, United’s executive vice president – marketing, technology and strategy. “With significant feedback from our uniformed coworkers, we’ve designed pieces that are professional, stylish and functional.” To come up with what United describes as its “more modern,

sophisticated wardrobe,” the airline asked its employees to give on-line feedback, serve on uniform review teams, vote for their favourite designs and wear-test a variety of garments. United’s new flight attendant uniforms are built around a core wardrobe of black trousers, skirts, sweaters, vests and blazers with two rows of silver braid on the sleeves. There are also two styles of dresses, including a blue dress with a black stripe detail. United pilots will begin wearing newly designed uniforms later this year in traditional midnight blue colour with gold stripes and accents. 

Tens of thousands of United Airlines employees worldwide— including flight attendants, customer service agents and ramp workers—have begun wearing newly designed uniforms. This is the first time members of these work groups will wear similarly styled uniforms. Photo: courtesy United.

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Lighter moments in a heaver-than-air machine

B.C. Aviation History

By Jack Schofield When you fly floatplanes on the B.C. coast, you tend to be as much a stevedore as a pilot. The aircraft’s load is often made up of groceries, outboard motors, truck transmissions and heavy stuff, sometimes referred to as “breakdown parts” for power shovels and Caterpillar tractors. The ramp rats at base assist with the aircraft’s loading, but there is no assistance in unloading once you arrive at your destination. I thought I worked pretty hard during those years of flying on the coast, but nothing was a match for the job I had at a fishing lodge in the Northwest Territories just a shade north of latitude 60. While there, I flew the lodge’s Beaver aircraft and one of the regular jobs involved flying four drums of Jet B—a mix of gasoline and kerosene—to a beach close to where a helicopter worked with a drilling team. The plane was stripped of all its seats, except the pilot’s, and the four 170-litre drums put into the plane via a steel slide. Three people were needed to load the drums into the aircraft. I would then fly about 96 kilometres to the beach destination to off-load those drums. Once there, it was impossible

to heel the plane onto the beach because the water was shallow for approximately 27 metres offshore. I would strip off my clothes, dive into the water and swim to shore with a very long rope in my teeth—one end of which was attached to the front bollard of the plane’s pontoon. I would pass this rope around a tree (very small trees north of 60), swim back and tie off the other end to the rear of the pontoon and cinch it tightly so the aircraft could lay-up broadside to the shore regardless of the wind. Getting the drums out of the plane, without destroying the pontoon or wiping out the lift strut, required the use of a wooden ladder-like device that was left at the beach for this purpose. This, too, required swimming it out to the plane and lashing it in place at the doorsill to the float struts. I would then separate each of the drums and fire them down this chute into the water. Once the drums were in the water, it was necessary to swim each of them ashore and roll them up the beach, far enough so they wouldn’t drift off, and so that the helicopter could sling them to the drill site. Then, of course, I had to do all that swimming stuff in reverse

An example of the Kasba Lake Lodge de Havilland Beaver—considered by aviation historians to be the classic Canadian bush plane, the de Havilland Beaver is a single-engine, short takeoff and landing utility transport aircraft.

before flying back with my teeth chattering in competition with the sound of the engine. The obvious question from readers would be “Why would you agree to do this?” The answer: “It was a long walk home.” One of the other occasional jobs performed by the camp’s Beaver was to retrieve empty fuel drums left around the country by other contractors. The federal government paid good dollars for the retrieval of these environmental hazards and when time allowed, I would be sent out to a little X on the map to pick up some careless person’s empties.

On one occasion, I flew 193 kilometres to pick up five empty 170-litre drums, one of which turned out to be still full of jet fuel. The lakeshore was too shallow for the aircraft for about 18 metres from shore, so I heeled onto a gravel bar and waded into shore and half rolled and half floated the empties out to the plane. I rolled the full one into the water and floated it alongside the plane and pumped the fuel from it into one of the empties, previously loaded into the cabin of the Beaver. By the time I had completed this chore, I was not looking like that airline captain pictured in the ads and I had a

good idea why they called the deHavilland Beaver “the pickup truck of the sky.” During my short sojourn at this fishing resort, I noticed the name of a community located a good distance to the north on the map. It was the only name in the midst of hundreds and hundreds of kilometres of featureless muskeg and lakes and I assumed from the unpronounceable name that it was a Chipewyan village. I had the occasion to fly to this community and was surprised to find that what I assumed to be a village was in fact more of a town. The seaplane dock, obviously the handiwork of the

Government of Canada, featured a small faded sign that warned boats “For Seaplanes Only.” The yellow paint on the tie-up rail was long gone, but the truck tires, acting as bumpers, were still doing their job. Once landed, I walked up a steep ramp to the shore where four huge fuel tanks were located along with a city block of neatly stacked—four drums high—empty 170-litre barrels. A well-manicured gravel road led to an assembly of buildings that could easily be mistaken for a Hollywood movie set. See AVIATION HISTORY page 19


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Maintaining proper tire pressure a must for safety and savings

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Aviation history But Gary Cooper wasn’t here. Nobody was there. The place with the unpronounceable name was deserted. It was eerie. Not a sound to be heard. A well-equipped community with every facility required for survival. A bulldozer, a road grader and a big Cummins diesel generator parked neatly in a garage. There was an electrical shack with a professionally wired electrical distribution system and underground cables to each of the buildings facing each other across the wide street. An office building with desks and chairs, filing

blow outs. Under the right conditions a blow out can be extremely dangerous. Fuel efficiency: underinflated tires increase rolling resistance and this requires more fuel to move the vehicle. Money savings: Running tires low on air will damage them, causing unnecessary replacement. Often these tires have tens of thousands of kilometres of life remaining. Tires vary in price but are becoming increasingly more expensive as most cars are

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cabinets, papers strewn around and some recording equipment associated with anemometers and temperature-measuring equipment connected to an antennae array for VHF and HF radio located on the roof. Across the street, a bunkhouse suitable for about 30 people, a dining hall, storage buildings and a recreation centre. It wasn’t all neat and tidy. Every window was broken, doors ajar, signs of water damage from repeated winter snows. The place had been pillaged repeatedly and there was neither a can of soup left in the storage rooms nor a

quarter of rotting beef hanging in the once-proud walk-in freezer. The one thing that truly set a spooky tone was the dining room table. It was set for a meal, with place settings and knives and forks at the ready for that last steak dinner. One can only surmise that the last helicopter had arrived early and the last words that resounded in the dining hall were “We’re out of here!” Canada’s meteorological outpost in the barrens of the frozen north still stands at the ready. Well, nearly at the ready.

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Vancouver International Airport (YVR) will soon have the best view of Canada—from the air! The Airport Authority is creating a shared photo gallery of images collected from across Canada taken in-flight—an interesting way to dress up its facilities and tell the visual story

of our expansive and incredible country from high above. These images will live on the temporary walls of the Domestic Terminal’s A and B Piers, currently undergoing renovation to add gates, expand seating areas and improve passenger amenities. This ever-changing gallery

will also live online at yvr.ca/ YVRCanada. Participating in the Canada from the Air photo gallery is easy. Next time you are travelling to or from a Canadian destination

via YVR, snap an in-flight photo. Then share it via Twitter or email so it can be posted online and shared on the Domestic Terminal’s live gallery walls.

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More shopping options for U.S. travellers Travellers headed to the U.S. from YVR are now able to purchase goods of up to $200 in the airport’s after-security area before their flight, thanks to a new agreement between Vancouver Airport Authority and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP). The new agreement increases the maximum value of each individual retail item sold in the airport’s U.S. postsecurity departures area from $100 to $200. By the end of 2013, the purchase limit per item will reach $400, making it possible for retailers to stock higher-value merchandise,

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Air China will increase the number of scheduled flights operated from Vancouver to Beijing, China from 7 to 11 flights per week. The new flights are scheduled to begin on May 17, 2013. The new flight, CA 998 will depart Vancouver on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 10am, arriving into Beijing Capital Airport at 12:25pm, the following day. The returning flight, CA 997, will depart Beijing at noon, every Tuesday, Thursday,

For all your hobbyist & professional needs * YVR is the international aeronautical designation for Vancouver International Airport.

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Signing the U.S.-Canada shopping agreement are representatives from USCBP, Vancouver Airport Authority and business partners. Clockwise from top left, Officer Gonzalez, USCBP; Officer Zumpano, USCBP; Jim Boyle, general manager, Hudson Group; Mikel Walker, general manager, HMSHost; Kristen Neal, manager, Absolute Spa; Susan Steine, director of commercial services, Airport Authority; and Freda Cheung, CEO, Canada, World Duty Free.

such as cameras and tablets, for purchase by U.S.-bound travellers.

More than 10 years in the making, the Airport Authority championed the purchase

increase, working closely with USCBP and retail operators. “We are always working to match our retail and service options to our customers’ needs,” said Susan Stiene, director of commercial services for the Airport Authority. “We are proud of our partnership with USCBP and our business partners to develop this program and believe passengers will truly benefit from it.” After successful implementation at YVR, this new agreement will roll out in other Canadian airports with U.S. preclearance.

Air China expands Vancouver-Beijing service

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Friday and Sunday, arriving into Vancouver at 8am the same day. “The additional nonstop morning departures are expected to be extremely popular with the travelling public,” said Xu Junhong (John), Air China’s general manager in Vancouver. “The early afternoon arrival time into our hub at Beijing’s Capital Airport allows for convenient connections to more than 90 domestic destinations in China, as well as more than 40 international destinations.” Xu further stated that

Air China lounge (next to the bamboo, top left) at Terminal 3 of Beijing Capital International Airport, the airline’s main hub.

the ongoing encouragement received from B.C.’s provincial government, the Airport Authority and other tourism stakeholders

across Canada helped to cement the decision to expand Air China’s Vancouver-Beijing flights. See AIR CHINA page 5

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

2-DAY PARKING VOUCHER from Park N’ Fly Airport Parking Send your answer by: Email jstewart@westerndriver.com; Fax (604) 736-6750; #181-4438 West 10th Avenue Vancouver, BC V7B 2B4

A draw will be made from all correct entries received by August 31, 2013. The winner’s name will be published in the September edition of SkyTalk and at www.skytalkonline.com.

Last month’s winners, each of whom received a Car Load Pass to the 2013 Abbotsford Air Show:

Ettore Pica, Geert Ehlers, Mark Kluge, Esther Conibear Kevin Caslor, Andrew Taylor & David Chiu Answer:

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The Airbus A320 is a family of aircraft under development by Airbus replacing the predecessor A320 family. In addition to a new engine option (neo), the modernization programme also includes such improvements as: aerodynamic refinements, large curved winglets (sharklets), weight savings, a new cabin with larger luggage spaces, and an improved air purification system.

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Right to seize for non-compliance 5 Cause to feel self-conscious 10 Poverty district 14 Inactive 15 Of large size 16 Pretty 17 Region in eastern England (2 words) 19 A blue dye 20 Utilize 21 Angelic ring 22 Round 24 A Chinese breed of small dogs (abbrev.) 25 Fastens a harness 26 Dwarfed ornamental tree 29 One of Santa’s reindeer 30 Stay away from 31 Merriment 32 Paddle 35 Debutantes 36 Strongly opposed 37 Leafless East Indian vine 38 Before (poetic) 39 Makes dirty 40 Shrub with reddish conical fruits 41 Bushbabies 43 Resembling a soft whistling sound 44 Sanction 46 Pornography (slang) 47 Optical illusion 48 An image of Christ 49 Animal companion 52 Main stem 53 X-Ray picture 56 The physical magnitude of something 57 Put forth an effort 58 Operatic solo 59 Fortune teller 60 The end of life 61 Treaty or agreement.

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French for “Place” or “Location” 2 Anagram of “Said” 3 Consequence 4 Mesh 5 An Algonquian language 6 Type of trumpet 7 A prefix indicating difference or variation 8 Propel oneself over snow 9 Purplish-blue 10 Rare 11 Cafeteria 12 Useful 13 Genus of the Eurasian badger 18 Toward the future 23 1/12th of a foot 24 Greek letters 25 Two-wheeled horse drawn vehicles 26 Archaic past tense of “Bid” 27 Across or concluded

28 Annual award in physics, literature etc (2 words) 29 Circular graduated indicators 31 A silk fabric with a wavy pattern 33 Nursemaid 34 Titillating 36 With moveable horizontal slats 37 Matching jacket and trousers 39 Dirty air 40 Made a big sweeping movement 42 Found at the end of most pencils 43 Not rough 44 Gather 45 Mischievous fairy 46 Female garment 48 Notion 49 Currency in Yugoslavia 50 Heroic 51 Not this 54 Chopping tool 55 Knock.

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