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China Southern’s daily, First Class Dreamliner service lands at YVR
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The next chapter of China Southern Airlines’ (CZ) success story at YVR began with the arrival of its Boeing 787 on February 19, 2014— the first Dreamliner to operate daily service to YVR and the only one in Canada to offer
passengers an exclusive First Class experience. “The introduction of the Dreamliner to CZ’s daily YVR-Guangzhou route is a testament to the growing business traffic between British Columbia, Canada and China
and validates our strategy to build YVR as a global gateway to the Asia Pacific,” said Craig Richmond, president and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “CZ’s service connects British Columbia’s people, products and businesses with important
trade and travel opportunities in China’s most populous province, Guangdong.” Since its first service to YVR in 2011, CZ has continued to grow its operations at YVR, boosting initial service from three flights per week to daily
service in less than two years. “Since China Southern Airlines introduced the Guangzhou-Vancouver service, we have been expanding our presence at YVR with more flights on this important See DREAMLINER page 3
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Treat your inner tourist and discover the unique West Coast art and architecture on YVR’s new Explorer Tour Program. The fun and interactive presecurity guide tour at YVR will run every Friday from March 7, 2014 to June 27, 2014. “From aircraft on the airfield to our one-of-a-kind architecture and art collection, there is not shortage of things to see, do and learn about at YVR,” said Jake Sobrepena, Explorer Tour coordinator, Vancouver Airport Authority. “Travellers are often rushing to check in and make their flight, which means they can miss the beauty and sense of place around them. Our
The new YVR Explorer Tour offers a great opportunity for community groups to discover the unique West Coast art and architecture at the airport.
hope is that through this guided tour, we can offer our friends and neighbours the chance to
connect directly with their local airport.” The YVR Explorer Tour
offers a unique opportunity for community groups, associations and aviation
enthusiasts to discover the airport. With its public gathering spaces, great shops and services and convenient access via Canada Line, YVR is a community destination unto itself. “This is an amazing educational opportunity for the public to connect with one of the city’s most important landmarks,” said Kim Johal, Grade 5 teacher, Queensborough Middle School. “Earlier this year, I took my class on a guided tour of YVR. The artwork in the building was an art and history lesson in itself, which See EXPLORER page 4
Canada and Mexico expand Air Transport Agreement
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Mexico is one of Canada’s closest friends and partners, with a 70-year history of excellent bilateral relations between the two countries. Building on this, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, witnessed the signing of an expanded Canada-Mexico Air Transport Agreement last month in Mexico.
The signing, by Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, and Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, Mexican Secretary of Communications and Transport, is an important milestone in the ratification and implementation of the Canada-Mexico Air Transport Agreement that was reached in 2011. See TRADE AGREEMENT page 2
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at the February 2014 North American Leaders’ Summit in Mexico.
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China Southern Picture Your Selfie Sweepstakes To celebrate the introduction of its Dreamliner service to YVR last month, China Southern (CZ) launched a “Picture Your Selfie” sweepstakes with a Grand Prize of two First Class round-trip tickets to Guangzhou, China. On February 19, 21, 23, 25 and 27, CZ pop-up checkin counters were located at five secret locations throughout Vancouver and Richmond. Clues about the locations were released on radio and TV. Contestants took selfie photos at one of these check-in counter locations and submitted
the photo to @yvrairport via Twitter or Instagram with hashtag #CZselfie. Photos were also submitted by email. Finalists were randomly selected at the close of each contest day, and the Grand Prize winner was chosen from that pool of finalists. Congratulations to Grand Prize winner Kim Anderson, who won two First Class, roundtrip tickets on a China Southern Dreamliner to Guangzhou, worth $26,000. Visit yvr.ca/CZselfie for more contest highlights.
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Kim Anderson (right) winner of China Southern’s “Picture Your Selfie” February 2014 sweepstakes in celebration of the airline’s introduction of its Dreamliner service to YVR.
(Left to right) Craig Richmond, president and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority and Wangeng Tan, president, China Southern Airlines, submitting selfies of themselves to kick-start last month’s “Picture Your Selfie” campaign at YVR.
Trade agreement The signing took place during the Prime Minister’s first official visit to Mexico from
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February 17-18, 2014. More specifically, agreement offers:
• an open framework for direct flights by any number of Canadian and Mexican
carriers; • greater flexibility for air carriers to introduce new prices to respond to consumer demand; and, • strong provisions to ensure the safety and security of flights between both countries. Air Canada, Canada’s flag carrier, welcomed the signing of the agreement, which it says will facilitate flying between the two countries and benefit business, travellers and shippers. “Mexico is an important market for Air Canada and this expanded agreement will further strengthen air linkages between Canada and our NAFTA partner,” said Derek Vanstone, vice president of corporate strategy, industry and government affairs at Air Canada. “Among other things, it provides an open framework for direct flights introduces more commercial flexibility and contains provisions for safety and security. This is an important agreement and we encourage the federal government to take the next step to build travel and tourism between Canada and Mexico and relax visa requirements for Mexican citizens visiting Canada in order that we can derive the full benefit of this agreement. “More generally, the agreement also accords with Air Canada’s desire for liberalized air agreements with large and important markets to expand air services and access in order to provide greater choice, convenience and travel opportunities for all Canadians, whether for business or leisure,” said Vanstone. The agreement is consistent with Canada’s Blue Sky policy, which encourages long-term, sustainable competition and the development of new or expanded international air services. Under this policy, the Government of Canada has concluded new or expanded air transport agreements with more than 80 countries.
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Community A-B Connector Project topping-off ceremony Photos: Jim Jorgenson
For decades, the A and B piers at YVR have been providing services ranging from retail services, baggage systems to gate connections for domestic carriers. In order to meet the growing needs of passengers and YVR’s airline partners, an upgrade and revamp of these areas is part of the airport’s 10-year Gateway strategy. This upgrade, called the A-B Connector Project, which is currently underway, is one of the airport’s biggest projects being undertaken. When completed, it will see the complete overhaul of the A and B piers to feature faster connector processes, upgraded baggage systems, expanded gates and improved amenities and retail services. The project will include demolition, architecture and construction and is expected to
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Dreamliner route,” said Wangeng Tan, president and CEO, China Southern Airlines. “Our B787 Dreamliner service provides an even better experience for our business travellers and indicates our confidence in YVR’s growing aviation market.” A highlight of CZ’s new Dreamliner service is its luxurious First Class experience, made available to just four passengers who will enjoy cocoon seats, each 69 centimetres wide, with a builtin 43-centimetre TV screen and the ability to convert into a fully-flat bed just shy of two metres long. This exclusive experience complements the 24 Business Class and 200 Economy Class
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seats configured on CZ’s revolutionary Dreamliner. “Transportation ties are the foundation of all great cultural and economic relationships, and Canada’s relationship with China is becoming stronger every day,” said The Honourable Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Minister of National Revenue, Goverrnment of Canada. “As the first gateway into Canada from China, Vancouver’s harbours and airports serve as Canada’s welcome centre, and I am thrilled to welcome the inaugural arrival of China Southern’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner to YVR.” Unveiled in 2007, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a wide-body passenger aircraft
that together with its lighter composite construction and energy-efficient engines gives 20 per cent greater fuel efficiency than similar-sized older aircraft. “I commend China Southern Airlines on bringing the first daily Dreamliner service to British Columbia,” said The Honourable Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and Responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism, Government of B.C. “British Columbia is Canada’s Pacific Gateway and China Southern Airlines’ non-stop flights to Guangzhou have given Asian companies and business travellers from around the world a stronger connection to B.C.”
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Plaza Premium Lounge introduces Canada’s largest airport pay-in lounge
Entrance to the newly renovated Plaza Premium Lounge, Canada’s largest airport pay-in lounge, which is centrally located in YVR’s International Departures Area.
Guest of the Plaza Premium Lounge can enjoy two separate dining areas, ranging from Hong Kong-style noodle bars to salad and buffet areas.
After a five-month renovation, Plaza Premium Lounge (PPL) has entered a new era with the re-opening of its flagship International Departures Lounge at YVR. Centrally located in the
ing flight service to Asia and Europe and we are certain their valued passengers will appreciate the distinctive design and luxurious amenities found with the lounge as will our many other guests who use the lounge.” The lounge, designed by leading Hong Kong Designer Kinney Chan and Associates, is divided into several zones to provide travellers with multiple experiences and choices. Beyond the luxurious reception area, guests enter the main lounge and are greeted by a variety of seating configurations and sleek, sophisticated design. Catering to single travellers, couples and large parties, guests can choose to take a seat at one of the comfortable sofa chairs, share a communal table or appreciate the panoramic view of the runway through expansive windows. While the neutral palette conveys warmth, the designer has taken full advantage of the full-length windows, inviting an abundance of natural light into the space.
airport’s International Departures Area and measuring 622 square metres, the expansive retreat will be the largest pay-in lounge in Canada. “We are excited to bring our
latest generation lounge design to Vancouver,” said Song Hoisee, founder and CEO of Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited. “We have partnerships with many of the airlines provid-
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encouraged students to understand the importance of these culturally significant pieces.” The tour begins pre-security in the International Terminal. Highlights include YVR’s internationally renowned collection of Northwest Coast First Nations’ artwork, highlights of the airport’s operations, accessibility and environmental programs, as well as travel tips for making upcoming trips safe, easy and pleasant. The tour wraps up at the Public Observation Area, which features interactive exhibits and unobstructed views of the airfield out to the Strait
of Georgia. Interested community groups are invited to register online at yvr.ca/tours. #Stayfly Photo Challenge Tour guests are encouraged to take photographs of YVR during the tour and submit them to YVR via Twitter or Instragram (@yvrairport) with #stayfly tagged to the photo. The guest with the most unique and creative photo will win a complimentary lunch on YVR. For more information on YVR Explorer Tour visit yvr.ca/tours.
Throughout the lounge and at the fully-equipped computer workstations, executives can stay connected with the lounge’s complimentary Wi-Fi, charge up their devices in one of the many power sockets or complete a transaction at the private workstations. The Plaza Premium Lounge also introduces a new dining concept in its dining areas. Catering to discerning diners with an appetite for variety, two separate dining areas comprise a range of food and beverage options, from a salad bar and buffet area serving a range of healthy food options, to a noodle bar serving Hong Kong-style Fish Ball Noodle Soup. A feast for the senses, the dining areas are designed so guests can interact with the friendly staff at the various food stations and indulge in a selection of appetizing delicacies. To ensure that guests sample a broad variety, the menu will be regularly updated. Visitors preparing for a longhaul flight or transit passengers midway through their journey
can freshen up in one of the two showers—each one stocked with a full set of amenities—or take a nap in one of three nap ro oms. Plaza Premium Lounge welcomes passengers travelling on any airline irrespective of fare class. Single Lounge Visit starts at $35 (plus tax) for two hours lounge use and include full use of the lounge facilities and all food and beverages. Showers, VIP room and nap rooms are charged separately. “For today’s discerning passengers, their trip begins at the airport, and we know that our customers are going to appreciate the premium amenities offered by the beautifully updated Plaza Premium Lounge,” said Tony Gugliotta, senior vice president, marketing and business development, Vancouver Airport Authority. “The lounge is a welcome addition to the selection of 160-plus shops, services and restaurants available to YVR passengers.”
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Cargojet awarded Canada Post Group domestic air cargo contract
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Cargojet has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide domestic air cargo services to Canada Post and its Purolator division. Projected revenues for Cargojet are estimated to be approximately $1-billion during the initial seven-year agreement, based on projected volumes. “Cargojet is extremely pleased to have been successfully chosen as the exclusive primary domestic air cargo service provider to the Canada Post Group of Companies,” said Ajay Virmani president and CEO of Cargojet. “Cargojet operates an extensive overnight air cargo model, which will provide the most cost-effective and scalable solution to the Canada Post Group of Companies. Cargojet and the Canada Post Group of Companies will work together to provide Canadians with world-class and flexible
air cargo services in today’s changing business environment.” Cargojet’s domestic overnight network will be expanded and enhanced to handle the additional volumes and provide a virtual dedicated air cargo network to the Canada Post Group of Companies. “We are excited about the prospect of working with Cargojet,” said Patrick Nangle, president and CEO of Purolator. “Their extensive air network, combined with Purolator’s extensive ground network will enable us to continue to enhance and expand our service offerings for customers while assuring our market competitiveness in the long term. At the heart of all our decisions at Purolator is delivering on our promises to our customers. We are confident that this new partnership will be instrumental in helping us meet this commitment as we
continue to evolve and grow.” Canada Post is undergoing a major transformation as customer demand shifts from mail to parcel delivery through online shopping. “This move will drive operational efficiencies, lower our transportation costs and help ensure our parcel delivery remains competitive from a cost and reliability perspective,” said Jacques Côté, group president, physical delivery network, Canada Post. In January, Cargojet announced that it is phasing out the operation of its older generation B727-200F freighter aircraft on its domestic overnight network and replacing them with newer generation B757200 Extended Range Freighter Aircraft. Cargojet has already taken delivery of two B757-200ER aircraft and another two will be entering its fleet in mid-2014.
United Airlines to cut 84 jobs in Vancouver, 240 across Canada U.S.-based United Airlines will lay off 240 employees across Canada by outsourcing the positions, which include customer service agents, fuelling staff and ramp agents, starting in May 2014. United’s Vancouver operations will lose 84 jobs, Calgary will lose 61 positions and Toronto will see 95 job losses. The workers being cut in Vancouver and Calgary are members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union.
Young people from Canada and Ireland will have more opportunities to work and travel abroad, thanks to the signing of an amendment to the youth mobility agreement enjoyed between the two countries. Known in Canada as International Experience Canada (IEC), the youth mobility program provides opportunities for Irish citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 to travel and work in Canada for up to 24 months. In exchange, young Canadians can travel and work
in Ireland. The participants benefit from these opportunities by gaining a better understanding of the other country’s culture and society through their work and life experiences abroad. Under the amendment to the existing agreement, two employer-specific categories have been added as options for young people from both countries. Young people with a pre-arranged contract of employment in support of their career development now have the
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Overcoming the fear of flying Soon after Layne Daggett became YVR’s airport chaplain in1983, he also began a program for people with a fear of flying. In addition to being airport chaplain, Daggett’s master’s degree in counseling, his affinity for aviation—he soloed while still a teenager—and his compassion and concern for people were the perfect attributes for him to personalize a fear of flying of program. One of the first people to experience the program was Anne Robinson. Anne and her husband Dr. John Robinson had been passengers on a Trans Canada flight that went off the end of the runway at London’s Heathrow airport in 1963. As a result of that incident, Anne had not flown for more than two decades. One of the consequences of her fear of flying was not being able to arrive home in time for the deaths of her parents in England, since she could only travel via oceanliner and train. Since graduating from the course, Anne, who is now a Friday volunteer at the Airport Chapel, has flown approximately 43 times to destinations such as England, Hawaii, California, Arizona, Ontario, Israel, France
and Ireland. “Although I will never truly love to fly, as a result of Layne’s help I am at least able to cope and it has opened up a whole new world for me,” said Anne. Air Canada has become Anne’s airline of choice because the airline provided her desensitizing “walk-on” experience and on which she took her “graduation” flight. A more recent graduate of Daggett’s Fear of Flying Program has taken a dozen flights with Cathay Pacific because of the comfortable connection she has built with the airline. United, Air New Zealand, Hawk Air, Sea Air and West Jet have also augmented the fear of flying program. Since his retirement from his day-to-day duties at the Airport Chapel, Daggett, who has been honoured with the title of YVR Chaplain Emeritus, has had more time to develop and expand his fear of flying program, which affects a significant minority of the population. “Visualize a typical Bell Curve,” said Daggett. “At one end of the spectrum there is about 10 per cent of the population who would rather fly than
do anything else in life. On the other end of the spectrum there is about 10 per cent of the population, who absolutely refuse to fly because of their phobia. They represent a huge loss of revenue for the industry because not only do they not fly, often their family members will be forced to take other methods of travel for vacations, reunions, conferences and even business. The remaining 80 per cent between the two extremes vary from reluctant, white-knuckled passengers to people who are quite content to fly.” Sophie, a recent graduate, described her experience with the program. “Let me start by saying I would thoroughly recommend this course. Layne takes a personal interest in seeing you fly without fear. I can’t say enough about how much this course has helped me. Layne takes the time to ease you into being a more comfortable flyer, with visits to the departure terminal, walk-ons with various airlines and equipment, the opportunity to meet with crew and ask questions, watching flying educational videos, and sharing with others in the group—all of which helped me overcome my
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Pacific again for all the great information they gave us. It is very much appreciated. I am always so impressed with the airlines that give of their time to help us nervous flyers and answer our questions with such patience and enthusiasm. And of course the time and effort you put into the program. I wish all nervous flyers could benefit from this program.” After her first leg of her graduation flight, Mary wrote, “I did so much better than I used to. I didn’t cry at all. There were some tense moments that were tough for me, but overall it was very doable. Not excited to fly tomorrow but not crippled by anxiety either, as I would have been before. Thank you so much
for all your hard work. I could not have done it without you. I think I count as one of your success stories!” A recent session of the Overcoming Your Fear of Flying course at YVR included an information session hosted by an air traffic controller and a tour of the NAV Canada facility in Surrey. “Knowledge is such a powerful tool that helps demystify aviation and underscores the inherent safety of the commercial airliner,” said Daggett. The next session begins March 22, 2014. For information and registration, please fill out the form at yvrchaplain.com or email email@example.com.
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Stay healthy while travelling Every year more and more Canadians travel—for business, vacation, to volunteer or to visit friends and family. Whatever your reason for travelling, it is important to be prepared and protected when it comes to your health—and the health of others—while you are travelling. No one wants to think about getting sick or hurt during a trip, but sometimes these things happen. You may not be able to prevent every illness or injury, but you can plan ahead to be able to deal with them. Be proactive If you are on medications review your dosage schedules with your doctor or pharmacist, especially if you’ll be crossing time zones, since you may have to take your medications at different times. For example, if you have diabetes and need to use insulin while travelling eastward across two or more time zones, you may require less intermediate or longacting insulin. If you are travelling to another country, visit travelhealth.gc.ca to see if you need special protection against disease in the country you will be visiting. Some medications can make you more sensitive to the sun and heat, check labels for warnings or ask your doctor or pharmacist. Medications should be stored away from direct sunlight or high heat. A beach bag, a car’s trunk or a glove compartment are not good places to keep medications. For example, insulin can be kept up to 30 days at room temperature, but degrades at higher temperatures. Do not put your medications in checked luggage. Keep them with you and bring enough to last the whole trip—if you go on an outing, carry along a day’s supply. Pack essential medication in two different pieces of hand luggage, just in case one becomes lost or stolen. This way you will have back-up and not be left without your important medication while abroad. Keep a list of all the medications you take (include the names, dosages, directions), your doctors’ phone numbers and your health insurance information. To avoid problems with customs, carry a note from your health care provider describing the types of medications you are using along with a copy of
your prescriptions. Clearly labels all your medications with your full name (as on your passport), pharmacy name, and the name and dose of the medication. The same applies needles or preloaded syringes. Be prepared Consider the place you will be visiting and how easy it will be to access a pharmacy for over-the-counter and prescription medications you may need if you become ill or are injured. As an alternative, put together a travel first-aid kit containing some of the following medications and products: • antihistamines for use if a mild allergic reaction occurs • a painkiller such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen • medications for motion sickness and nausea • anti-diarrhea medications • anti-infective ear drops for swimmer’s ear (bacterial infection in the ear) • an antibacterial cream for cuts, insect bites, and burns • a course of antibiotics that is prescribed by a doctor • insect repellent • hand sanitizer • thermometer • bandages and gauze. It’s in the water Microscopic single-celled
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Don’t swallow water when you’re swimming, even in a chlorinated swimming pool since chlorine does not kill all germs. One easy way to remember how to keep safe: “Boil it, cook it, peel it, or leave it!” If you think you have cryptosporidiosis or giardiasis, see your doctor right away. You may need to give stool samples to see if you have the parasite, and then get treated with prescription medications to get rid of it for good. Some diseases picked up while travelling can also be a result of the food you eat. Traveller’s diarrhea, usually caused by E. coli bacteria, is one common infection encountered on trips abroad. It is characterized by stomach cramps, nausea, and several runny stools. It is more serious if these symptoms are accompanied by fever and pus or blood in the stool. Avoid eating from street vendors and consuming unpasteurized dairy products or under-cooked foods. Dehydration is a complication of traveller’s diarrhea. Speak with a doctor or pharmacist about the use of oral rehydration solutions to prevent dehydration, as well as the use of oral vaccines to prevent food-borne diseases or traveller’s diarrhea.
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The North Fraser Airshow Society is dedicating the 2014 Airshow to the town of Pitt Meadows for its 100th Birthday. The free aerobatic airshow will be held at Pitt Meadows airport on July 20th, the same day as the annual Airport Day. For more information, visit northfraserairshow.ca
July 27, 2013
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1pm-4pm. Airshows, with their raw energy and excitement, continue to draw people. And, as one of Delta’s most popular events, The Boundary Bay Airshow is no exception. It is one of the last free admission shows and now attracts more than 10,000 guests. Families enjoy the exhilarating air performances and static aircraft displays, as well as children’s activities, refreshments and much more offered throughout the day. For more information, visit czbb.com.
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April 11, 2013
British Columbia Aviation Council Annual General Meeting Details TBA. Visit bcaviationcouncil.org.
April 16-18, 2013 NavPath Flight Instructor Refresher Course Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley, BC This course is for current, previous and new aviation instructors: Professional development of instructional techniques and renewal of flight instructor rating.
The 2013 Abbotsford Airshow will celebrate its 51st anniversary. A roster of world-class flying events and onsite displays are being planned. For more information, visit abbotsfordairshow.com.
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International Association of Airport Executives Canada FOAM Conference 2013 Saskatoon, SK Details TBA. Visit iaaecanada.org.
May 26, 2013 SOS 5th Annual Children’s
Oakridge Centre Mall Auditorium 9am-5pm. If you collect aircraft slides, photos, diecast aircraft models, display models, aviation books, mags, barf bags, schedules, inflight 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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system and an interface to support the aircraft cabin environment, including lighting and temperature control. The system’s open architecture also allows for easy integration of third-party equipment and new applications, such as high-definition features. The Learjet 85 aircraft targets a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.82 and a transcontinental range of approximately 5,556 kilometres.
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Bombardier Aerospace has obtained the first flight test permit from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Learjet 85 aircraft Flight Test Vehicle 1 (FTV1). Engine run testing and lowspeed taxi testing have already been successfully completed on the flight test vehicle. During the final testing stage in preparation for first flight, the Learjet 85 aircraft program team will finalize the configuration of
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Sunwing Airlines first aircraft retrofitted with new fuel-efficiency Split Scimitar Winglets has begun service. Designed by Aviation Partners Boeing (APB), the Split Scimitar Winglet modification replaces the aluminum winglet tip cap of the 737 Next Generation blended winglet with an aerodynamically shaped scimitar winglet tip cap and adds a new scimitar-tipped ventral strake on the winglet’s outboard lower side. This winglet design improves upon the aerodynamic efficiency of APB’s blended winglet, enabling an estimated two per cent extra reduction in fuel
consumption, in addition to the five per cent savings blended winglets provide over an aircraft with no winglets. According to APB, split scimitar winglets installed on a provisioned 737-800 will save a typical airline more than 170,000-plus litres of jet fuel per aircraft per year. Sunwing is the first airline in Canada and follows United Airlines to be the second in the world to commercially fly the second-generation Split Scimitar Blended Winglets. “We feel we have a responsibility as a market leader in Canada to continue
investing in technology which reduces our environmental impact,” said Mark Williams, president of Sunwing Airlines. “Sunwing has the lowest CO2 emissions per seat mile of any major airline in Canada and this new initiative will lower our emissions even further.” Sunwing will retrofit its entire fleet of 737-800s with the new winglets by the end of May 2014. Nearly 5,000 first generation Blended Winglet Systems are now in service with more than 200 airlines in more than 100 countries.
March is Fraud Prevention Month
March is Fraud Prevention Month, a campaign aimed at raising awareness and preventing Canadians from becoming victims of fraud. By putting a face on fraud we can recognize it, report it and stop it. If a retail clerk took a good look at your $20 polymer bill, would you be offended? You shouldn’t. That clerk knows that routine note checking may just prevent a counterfeit from ending up in your change. It’s a good habit we should all take up. Each time you accept a bill without checking it, you’re taking a risk.
There have been very few counterfeits of the Polymer series since their introduction more than two years ago, but all bank notes are secure only if they’re checked. Recognize it Spotting a counterfeit depends on knowing your genuine bills. Feel, look and flip is a phrase that is a good reminder on how to check the security features of polymer notes. Feel the smooth, unique texture. It’s made from a single piece of polymer with some transparent areas. Look for transparency
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Canjet president Stephen Rowe has told staff that the airline has received “tentative executive approval” to launch its own tour operation, starting next winter. The Halifax-based airline currently has a fiveyear contract with tour operator Transat, which is set to expire at the end of April 2014. Canjet provides Transat with a fleet of 13 Boeing 737s, as well as pilots and crew.
Canjet says it plans to utilize six of its aircraft for its own tour operation, in addition to continuing to operate one aircraft in summer and two in winter for Transat. CanJet said it would also be operating in Europe on behalf of Poland’s Itaka. Pending board approval, CanJet’s new tour operation will be named CanJet Vacations or CanJet Holidays.
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Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s leading culinary destinations, offerings hundreds of opportunities for foodies to enjoy different types of gastronomy, including typical street food from families who have sold tacos and ceviches for generations to Five Star Diamond Award restaurants that offer the latest in international dishes. Celebrating one of the longest runs in contemporary Mexican culinary events, the Puerto Vallarta Restaurant Week will turn 10-years-old in 2014 and participating establishments are ready with special menus to satisfy all tastes. During Restaurant Week, which takes place every year from May 15-31, Puerto Vallarta’s most prestigious restaurants showcase innovative three-course menus, with three options available for each course. Prices range from $15 to $25 and do not include alcohol or tips. Vegetarians and vegans will have a diverse group of restaurants to choose from in Vallarta, from the Planeta Vegetariano, a completely meatfree restaurant located in the middle of downtown that offers all-you-eat vegetarian buffet and
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Boeing, China Southern Airlines celebrate first 777-300ER delivery
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Boeing has delivered the first 777-300ER (Extended Range) to China Southern Airlines, Asia’s largest airline in fleet size and number of passengers carried. The new airplane is the first of 10 777-300ERs China Southern has on order with Boeing. “The 777-300ER’s longhaul capability is a perfect fit for our network expansion plans as it will enable us serve our existing long-range markets more efficiently and open new routes
in the future,” said Zhang Zifang, chief operating officer, China Southern Airlines. China Southern has configured its new 777300ER to feature four distinct cabins. On board passengers will find four first class seats, 34 business class seats, 44 premium economy seats and 227 economy seats, for a total of 309 passengers. China Southern Airlines, based in Guangzhou, has been
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(TOP) YVR Green Coat Nigel Fitzpatrick at Waikiki Beach. Fitzpatrick, who had visited the area in 1991 to give a presentation on aluminium in the marine environment, observed Waikiki Beach to be noticeably narrower today.
eruption of Kilauea in 1866 and walked upon solidified slabs floating on liquid lava, visitors now can drive or walk to more modest steam vents before reaching the Jaggar Museum outlook to view the steaming Halemaʻumaʻu Crater. We enjoyed a hike into the Kilauea Iki crater from which lava spouted in 1959. As the sun set, we watched the steam go red as it reflected the liquid lava in the crater below. Another highlight of our visit was a visit to Punaluu Black Sand Beach—black because of the volcanic activity. The protected Hawaiian Green Sea turtles can be seen basking on the beach. A plan to take a Mauna Kea summit tour was foiled by snow. We went instead to the scenic temple site of Pu’ukohola Heiau near Kawaihae.
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(ABOVE) YVR Green Coat Joan Fitzpatrick at the Ka’ahumanu Stone in Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park. (LEFT) The fuming vent in Halema ‘uma ‘u crater viewed from the Jaggar Museum outlook.
Our trip included a flight to Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines, where we took a shuttle bus to a boutique hotel in the Waikiki area. From our deck we could see Kuhio Beach, made famous by Deborah Kerr in the movie From Here to Eternity. We returned to YVR on our West Jet flight in only five hours, with memories of long beaches, crystal-clear bays, waterfalls, exotic flowers and volcanoes— all things quintessentially Hawaiian. Nigel Fitzpatrick and his wife Joan are both Green Coat volunteers at YVR 01125800_689093975.PDF;Date: Nov 01, 2013 14:59:53;Quicktrac Proof
China Southern’s first 777-300ER as it takes off from Paine Field in Everett, Washington, last month.
The winter months in Vancouver are a perfect time to escape to Hawaii and with WestJet offering daily flights from Vancouver to Kailua-Kona (KOA), my wife and I decided it would be an ideal holiday destination. In U.S. departures at YVR, we found the new automatic, form-free, customs system userfriendly and from there headed to gate E79 to catch WS1882, a Boeing 737-800 LR. My visits to KOA began with business trips in the ‘80s, when Montreal-based Alcan explored the use of aluminium heat exchangers in ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) as a means to produce power with lower carbon emissions, so it was only natural that our first visit was to the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA). Hawaii firm Makai Engineering is working on OTEC just a few feet from where Alcan equipment had once been. After visiting with some of Makai’s team, we proceeded to the public visitor centre that NELHA manages. Here, three pipelines run to depths of up to 900 metres and the cold, sterile, nutrient-rich seawater is used by tenants to grow marine products. Included on the site are 38 hectares of colourful algae-producing ponds visible from the air. Today, 450 people work where there was once barren lava. Buildings are airconditioned by the seawater and that concept is used by the City of Toronto in its Deep Lake Water Cooling system. Kona and the Big Island of Hawaii offer an incredible variety of activities. We drove to Keauhou Bay to take a tour boat to spectacular snorkeling in the otherwise hard-to-access Kealakekua Bay, where Captain James Cook met his end. The Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park on the west coast of the island includes both a sanctuary and royal enclosure. There are huge stones made famous by visitors such as Mark Twain who told the story of the Ka’ahumanu Stone in his Letters from Hawaii. While Twain saw a towering
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The inaugural Diversity Award, developed by Airbus in partnership with the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC), was won by Ana Lazarin (standing, right) for her recruitment and retention programmes to increase the number of under-represented minority students in Wichita State University’s College of Engineering.
Aircraft manufacturer Airbus and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) have launched a call for nominations for the second Diversity Award. The objective of the award is to recognize individuals who have been proactive in bringing more diversity into engineering schools and universities. In addition, it rewards initiatives which encourage young people of all profiles and backgrounds to study and succeed in engineering. The Award was developed and funded by Airbus in partnership with the GEDC, a leading international organization for engineering education. The long term aim is to increase diversity among the global community of engineers so that the engineering industry reflects the diversity of the communities it supports, with diversity recognised as a driver for innovation and growth. It will also ensure that more students have the opportunity to experience and value working in diverse teams during their studies and inspire them to join a profession which offers exciting career opportunities around the world. “Airbus was built on diversity, we started with diverse nations, diverse cultures,” said Charles Champion, Airbus executive vice president engineering. “Today, we take diversity into account when hiring engineers. And the lesson is that diversity is an asset; it boosts the innovation mind-set that we need to develop the future of aviation. We want to inspire the next generation to take up engineering and we are working with engineering schools around the world to achieve that long term goal.”
In October 2013, the inaugural Diversity Award went to Ana Lazarin from Wichita State University (WSU), USA, for her outreach, recruitment and retention programs which have increased the number of underrepresented minority students in the College of Engineering at WSU by 91 per cent over the last 5 years. Lazarin was selected from a global pool of candidates and received US$10,000 from Airbus to support her work in this field. “The growing demand for engineers worldwide means we must attract more talented young people to the industry” said John Beynon, Dean of Engineering, University of Adelaide, Australia and Chair of the GEDC. “The finalists for the first award were recognized for their remarkable commitment in creating initiatives that made a real difference in attracting a more diverse group of students to study and complete engineering degrees. We are looking forward to hearing from more inspiring nominees for this year’s award.” Nominations for this second award will close in June with the recipient to be announced at the World Engineering Education Forum in Dubai in December 2014. The award is open to any individual working with or in an engineering college or faculty, who has demonstrated tangible results in bringing more diversity among the engineering students and/or graduates. More information is available at airbus.com/work/early-careers/ commitment-to-education/ inspiring-initiatives/gedc-airbusdiversity-award/
Vantage Airport Group’s Lynden Pindling International Airport, receives prestigious awards Last month, at the Airports Council International 2013 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards, The Bahamas, Lynden Pindling International Airport, managed by Vantage Airport Group (formerly Vancouver Airport Services), was awarded first place in the category award for Best Improvement in Latin America-Caribbean. In addition to the ACI Award, Lynden Pindling International Airport was ranked top in the under-four-million passenger category at the 2014 Routes Awards, held last month in Tampa, Florida, where more than 450 aviation professionals gathered to witness the presentation of the awards and take part in the 7th Routes Americas. As the main international gateway to The Bahamas, Lynden Pindling International Airport is the fourth busiest airport in the Caribbean. Services include scheduled
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Last month at the 2014 Singapore Airshow, Viking Air of Sidney, B.C., captured multiple sales of its DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400. Viking Air specializes in de Havilland products and started production of the Twin Otter in 2010. It has made more than 400 modifications to the Twin Otter after acquiring the de Havilland aircraft design from Bombardier. The planes have a base price of $6.95-million, but prices vary depending on the number of planes ordered and extra equipment. Viking Air has delivered more than 50 Twin Otters since production of the redesigned aircraft and has a two-year backlog of 50 planes on order.
The company, which employs more than 600 at its manufacturing facility at the Victoria International Airport and an assembly facility in Calgary, is now producing a plane every 10 business days. Viking provides OEM support for the worldwide fleet of de Havilland legacy aircraft (DHC-1 through DHC-7) and forms part of Westerkirk Capital Inc, a Canadian private investment firm with substantial holdings in the hospitality, aviation, and real estate sectors. With Viking aircraft sold and delivered to 23 countries worldwide, the Series 400 Twin Otter is the best-selling next generation turbo-prop aircraft in its class.
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