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EDITOR’S NOTE;   Due to an un-scheduled visit to our local hospital late Saturday night I have just now begun to update the blog with the YYZ Airport Log page and both Air Transat and Sunwing fleet pages.  Hopefully, things will be back on schedule by Wednesday evening, if not sooner.

 

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Airport Log          — Last update 0820 – 26 Apr – 2017

Photo Gallery      — Last update 2200 – 20 Apr – 2017

Nostalgia Gallery    — Last update 2345 – 30 Mar – 2017

AC Fleets 

A319s  –Last update — Oct 19-2016
A320s –Last update — Jul 16-2015
A321s –Last update —  Apr 10-2017
E-190s–Last update — Dec 22-2016
E-175s–Last update — Apr 10-2017
B767s  – Last update  — Feb 09-2017
B787s  –Last update — Mar 27-2017
B737-MAX Updated — Apr 5, 2017    (New addition)
B777s — Last update — Jun 12-2016
CRJ’s — Last update — Apr 03 -2017
DHC-8s –Last update–Apr 12-2017
Beech 1900’s –Last update –Mar 11-2017

Other Airlines

Air Transat  – 25 Apr
CanJet          – 09 Jan
CargoJet      – 15 Mar
Porter           – 24 Mar
Sunwing       – 25 Apr
WestJet        – 22 Apr

FLYHT Signs USD $1.9 Million Sales Contract with Chinese Airline

Calgary, Alberta – April 20, 2017 – FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.  is pleased to announce the sale of the Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRSTM) to a new commercial airline customer in the People’s Republic of China.   “FLYHT is excited to announce its latest customer in China, this airline is very interested in our technology to support their operations,” commented Michael Fang, FLYHT’s Vice President China Sales.    “Members of FLYHT’s executive team met with several current and prospective customers in the region last week where we are seeing steady demand for our solutions to meet airlines’ satellite communications and data needs.”
The initial contract for the sale of AFIRS hardware is valued at approximately USD $1.9 million assuming FLYHT provides the hardware over the full term of the five (5) year agreement. FLYHT’s data services may be added in the future, further increasing the value of the contract.
FLYHT has all the necessary Supplemental Type Certificates (STC’s) to complete installation on the designated A320 aircraft within this contract.    Installations are anticipated to begin in the third quarter of 2017.

U S Navy Super Hornet Strike Fighter Joining London Forces

AIRSHOW LONDON (ASL) has unveiled its latest performer – the US Navy F/A -18 Super Hornet Strike Fighter.  The big news came as part of a morning event packed with major milestones. Mayor Matt Brown was first to the podium to declare top shelf status for AIRSHOW LONDON.    The performer roster now places AIRSHOW LONDON in the number one position as Canada’s largest military demonstration of air power for 2017.  The Mayor congratulated the team for pushing the envelope and showcasing London and southwestern Ontario’s established and expanding aviation and defence industry sectors.     He said, “The AIRSHOW LONDON is back and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever.    An incredible team of volunteers, has worked tirelessly to make this a world class event, drawing some of the biggest and best attractions to London.   Thanks to them, we can all look forward to taking in the best Airshow in Canada later this year.”
Gerry Vanderhoek, ASL Flight Operations Director, underscored the magnitude of the scheduled appearance of the US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Strike Fighter in the skies over London.     He detailed this newest model’s high capabilities across the full mission spectrum: air superiority, fighter escort, reconnaissance, aerial refueling, close air support, air defense suppression and day/night precision strike.   He said, “The Super Hornet is a stand out and will be sharing London’s airspace with the US Air Force F-35A Lightning ll.     Airshow fans, or even aviation experts, rarely have the opportunity to see these two aircraft together. AIRSHOW LONDON’s line up is stellar across the board or as we prefer to say AWESOME.”
The addition of the two premier US fighters to earlier confirmations by the RCAF- CF-18 Hornet and the Snowbirds delivers standout power and spectacle to the show.   The Canadian demon-stration teams  are paying tribute to the 150 CELEBRATIONS and the new maple leaf red of the CF-18 was unveiled just this week.    Vanderhoek added, “The CF-18 is absolutely stunning – standing still or at supersonic speeds and we’re honoured they chose to be here.”
Vanderhoek spiced up the anticipation by adding an international flavor to the event indicating recent official announcements by the Australian and Turkish Air Forces put them both at AIRSHOW LONDON.    The Turkish Air Force used a video post on social media to profile their calendar and KANADA is prominently featured.

ASL Executive Director, De Kelver wrapped up the event by declaring online ticket sales were now OPEN for the September 22 – 24 event.  Tickets can be purchased at airshowlondon.com.