Canada
Canadian carriers reinstate routes as vaccine rollout picks up steam
Airlines

Canada’s second largest carrier WestJet Airlines is reinstating some previously suspended domestic routes from 24 June, as vaccines continue to instill confidence in the industry. While Canada’s vaccine rollout has largely trailed that of the US and UK, vaccine supply is expected to receive a boost over the next two weeks, with the government pleading […]

Black box data from shot down Ukranian plane to be examined
Air Crash Investigations

Data recovered from Ukranian International Airlines Flight 752, which was shot down by Iran in January, is now due to begin being analysed by French investigators. French aviation investigation bureau BEA announced on Monday that it would begin examining black box data from the shot down plane, and analysing recovered voice and flight data from […]

‘Last resort’: WestJet layoffs hit 3,000 workers
Airlines

The company's CEO called the decision "difficult, but essential," adding that the move was necessary "to provide security to our remaining WestJetters".

Thursday travel bans latest: US-Canada border closes, NZ follows Australia
Airlines

The US has announced it will be temporarily closing its border with Canada in an apparent mutual decision aimed at slowing the spread of the Coronavirus.

In-depth: Canada ignored test pilot concerns during 737 MAX approval
Airlines

Canadian regulator test pilots had questions about the Boeing 737 MAX during local certification in 2016, but the government proceeded to certify the plane first and address those issues later due to pressure from Boeing.

Canada leads initiative to protect flights from missiles
Air Crash Investigations

Canada is leading an international effort to protect airliners around the world from being shot down over conflict zones.

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