Canada Jetlines | March 17, 2023
Canada Jetlines Operations Ltd. is pleased to announce that it is in discussions with Qatar Airways Group Q.C.S.C. (“Qatar Airways”) to explore a potential collaboration between the two airlines. Subject to all regulatory approvals, the parties are discussing the possibility of including non-stop flights between Toronto-Pearson and Doha, the home of Qatar Airways. This would offer Canadian travellers access to Qatar Airways' unparalleled network via Doha to destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent and across Asia.
"We are pleased to discuss potential opportunities with Qatar Airways, an international airline known for its world-class service and consistently recognised by the industry and consumers as the best airline in the world," said Eddy Doyle, President & CEO of Canada Jetlines. "Qatar is not only a growing and exciting destination, it is also home to the world's best airport, Hamad International Airport, which provides seamless connectivity to Qatar Airways' superior global network.”
Qatar Airways was recently named 'Airline of the Year' for an unprecedented seventh time at the 2022 World Airline Awards, presented by international aviation ratings organization Skytrax. It was also named 'World's Best Business Class', 'World's Best Business Class Lounge Dining' and 'Best Airline in the Middle East'.
Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 150 destinations worldwide via its hub in Doha, Hamad International Airport, which was named "Best Airport in the World" for the second year in a row at the 2022 Skytrax World Airport Awards.
Canada Jetlines is the all-Canadian airline that is all about value. We’re the little guy that sticks up for the other little guys, and we do it by being passionate about flying and people. We’re just honest about flying; Because it’s nice to pay less to fly. Canada Jetlines is a 100% equity financed and well capitalized low-cost tour and charter leisure carrier that will utilize a growing fleet of Airbus 320 aircraft to service popular sun destinations starting in early 2022.
Universal Avionics | March 14, 2023
Universal Avionics, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems company, has recently announced the addition of repair services for the Dassault FalconEye product line at its Part 145 Repair Station in Tucson, Arizona. The added repair facility offers improved customer support and enables rapid turn times on Enhanced Vision Systems. Universal Avionics' global services on enhanced vision systems are supplemented by the advanced system's established repair capabilities. In addition, customers in North America will now have access to comprehensive local support for these cutting-edge technologies as Dassault continues to ramp up the production of its aircraft with FalconEye. The FalconEye Combined Vision System (CVS) utilizes a sophisticated database-driven terrain mapping synthetic and multi-sensor camera inputs to provide pilots with enhanced situational awareness through a heads-up display. These cutting-edge technologies facilitate safer approaches during inclement weather and challenging terrain conditions. With FalconEye, you can approach each mission with greater confidence and assurance. Chief Executive Officer at Universal Avionics, Dror Yahav, said, "The FalconEye camera is one of the most sophisticated electrical-optical systems available for commercial aviation. The implementation of repair services in North America for Dassault FalconEye guarantees customers will have first-rate service of the system." (Source – Cision PR Newswire) About Universal Avionics Founded in 1981, Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems Company, is one of the top manufacturers of innovative avionics systems with forward fit and retrofit solutions currently installed on over 35,000 airplanes and helicopters. The company ensures the safety of pilots and passengers around the world. It offers solutions for navigation, electronic display, terrain awareness, recorders, and enhanced flight vision systems. It is based in Tucson, Arizona, guides pilots and their passengers worldwide and provides solutions for the industry's most extensive diversification of aircraft types.
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Lilium | February 24, 2023
On February 23, 2023, Lilium, developer of the first all-electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (“eVTOL”) jet, partnered with Collins Aerospace to design, build, and develop the pilot's innovative sidestick system, the Lilium Jet’s inceptors.. New flight controls will be created by Collins Aerospace for Lilium's type-conforming aircraft.
The Lilium Jet inceptors will offer easy access to functionality, secure and natural handling characteristics, and an aesthetically pleasing, ergonomic design. The Collins Aerospace system introduces a new single-pilot eVTOL piloting philosophy by integrating all electrical and mechanical flight controls into two sidesticks. The system will save space and weight compared to traditional sidesticks.
This collaboration is part of Lilium’s strategy of partnering with tier one aerospace suppliers to prepare industrial ramp-up, and support certification. Collins Aerospace will certify Lilium Jet inceptors to commercial aviation standards as part of the supplier agreement.
Yves Yemsi, Chief Operating Officer at Lilium, said: “Our partnership with Collins Aerospace allows us to reap the benefit of five decades of experience in flight deck controls. Our two companies’ collaborative development approach allows us to re-imagine the cockpit and pilot experience, and further strengthens our path towards certification and commercialization.”
(Source – GlobeNewswire)
Jean-François Chanut, Vice President, and General Manager of Collins Aerospace Propeller Systems, said, “This innovating and exciting partnership with Lilium is a first step in defining the right solutions towards more automated, sustainable and safe operations for the future of flight.”
(Source – GlobeNewswire)
Lilium is a sustainable electric aircraft and component manufacturer. The company is backed by investors and works in partnership with governments, regulators, and specialist suppliers to make electric flight a reality.
Lilium accelerates air travel decarbonization. Lilium's 800+-person team includes 450 aerospace engineers and a leadership team that has delivered some of aviation's most successful aircraft.