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With over 70 years of flying experience, First Air is the leading airline in Canada’s Arctic. Together with our partner airlines we provide scheduled services to over 30 northern communities from our southern gateways Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg and Edmonton. First Air operates a fleet of 17 aircraft; Boeing 737-400s, ATR 42-500s and ATR 42-300s carrying over 200,000 passengers a year. Our fleet supports daily scheduled passenger service as well as cargo services for over 17 million kilograms of cargo each year.

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AIRBUS REVEALS FUTURISTIC BLENDED WING AIRCRAFT DESIGN

CNN International | February 11, 2020

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Following a series of secret tests, Airbus has revealed a futuristic "blended wing" commercial aircraft design that promises to cut fuel consumption up to 20%. The French aircraft maker rolled out a model of the small-scale, remote-controlled aircraft demonstrator it's been using to test the design at the Singapore Air Show 2020 on Tuesday. This "blended wing body" demonstrator is called MAVERIC -- which stands for Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robu...

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Honeywell | September 13, 2021

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United and Honeywell today announced a joint multimillion-dollar investment in Alder Fuels – a cleantech company that is pioneering first-of-its-kind technologies for producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at scale by converting abundant biomass, such as forest and crop waste, into sustainable low-carbon, drop-in replacement crude oil that can be used to produce aviation fuel. When used together across the fuel lifecycle, the Alder technologies, coupled with Honeywell's Ecofining&tr...

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Federal Aviation Administration | May 07, 2020

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The Federal Aviation Administration announced the vendors chosen to develop the underlying technology and standards for tracking drones and their pilots as part of a new regulatory regime and marketplace. In December, the agency issued a proposed rule to establish a system for remotely identifying unmanned aerial vehicles more colloquially known as drones called Remote ID. The rule created a framework for tagging drones with unique radio wave identifiers that are broadcast directl...

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AERCAP TO ACQUIRE GE CAPITAL AVIATION SERVICES

AerCap, GE Capital Aviation Services | March 15, 2021

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AerCap Holdings N.V. the global leader in aircraft leasing, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with General Electric under which AerCap will acquire 100% of GE Capital Aviation Services, a GE business. The combined company will be an industry leader across all areas of aviation leasing, with over 2,000 owned and managed aircraft, over 900 owned and managed engines, over 300 owned helicopters and approximately 300 customers around the world....

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CNN International | February 11, 2020

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AIRBUS REVEALS FUTURISTIC BLENDED WING AIRCRAFT DESIGN

Following a series of secret tests, Airbus has revealed a futuristic "blended wing" commercial aircraft design that promises to cut fuel consumption up to 20%. The French aircraft maker rolled out a model of the small-scale, remote-controlled aircraft demonstrator it's been using to test the design at the Singapore Air Show 2020 on Tuesday. This "blended wing body" demonstrator is called MAVERIC -- which stands for Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robu...

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Honeywell | September 13, 2021

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UNITED, HONEYWELL INVEST IN NEW CLEAN TECH VENTURE FROM ALDER FUELS, POWERING BIGGEST SUSTAINABLE FUEL AGREEMENT IN AVIATION HISTORY

United and Honeywell today announced a joint multimillion-dollar investment in Alder Fuels – a cleantech company that is pioneering first-of-its-kind technologies for producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at scale by converting abundant biomass, such as forest and crop waste, into sustainable low-carbon, drop-in replacement crude oil that can be used to produce aviation fuel. When used together across the fuel lifecycle, the Alder technologies, coupled with Honeywell's Ecofining&tr...

Read More

Federal Aviation Administration | May 07, 2020

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BIG TECH AND AVIATION COMPANIES TO SET STANDARDS FOR NEW DRONE-TRACKING SYSTEM

The Federal Aviation Administration announced the vendors chosen to develop the underlying technology and standards for tracking drones and their pilots as part of a new regulatory regime and marketplace. In December, the agency issued a proposed rule to establish a system for remotely identifying unmanned aerial vehicles more colloquially known as drones called Remote ID. The rule created a framework for tagging drones with unique radio wave identifiers that are broadcast directl...

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AIR TRANSPORT

AerCap, GE Capital Aviation Services | March 15, 2021

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AERCAP TO ACQUIRE GE CAPITAL AVIATION SERVICES

AerCap Holdings N.V. the global leader in aircraft leasing, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with General Electric under which AerCap will acquire 100% of GE Capital Aviation Services, a GE business. The combined company will be an industry leader across all areas of aviation leasing, with over 2,000 owned and managed aircraft, over 900 owned and managed engines, over 300 owned helicopters and approximately 300 customers around the world....

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