SMS is not just for airlines and corporate aviation, as John David, Nav Canada v-p for safety and quality, explained. The private agency put safety oversight in place soon after privatization. David is chair of the joint Nav Canada-Transport Canada safety committee. “We believe safety planning is key, so we have a manual for SMS policy-making and planning, with a safety charter that all Nav Canada employees must buy into,” he said.
Bombardier announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year and for the year ending Jan. 31, 2010.
Total revenues for both commercial and business aircraft totaled $9.4 billion, down slightly from $10 billion in the previous fiscal year, and the total backlog for both sectors was $16.7 billion, compared with $23.5 billion as of Jan. 31, 2009.
“Despite the challenging economic times, Bombardier has continued to invest in strengthening its service and support network worldwide. With about 40 business and commercial aircraft based in India, Bombardier has chosen Mumbai for its fifth regional support office [RSO],” said James Hoblyn, president customer services and specialized and amphibious aircraft Bombardier Aerospace.
Bombardier Aerospace, the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and NBAA yesterday announced that the fourth annual European Safety Standdown will be held on May 2 and 3 on the eve of this year’s EBACE show at the Crowne Plaza Geneva Hotel in Geneva. Practical workshops, a staple of the North American Safety Standdown, will be introduced to the European seminar this year.
Transport Canada plans to take back the business aviation operating certification and oversight functions it had transferred to the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) in 2005. The change, which John Baird, Canada’s Minister of Transport, announced on March 16, is expected to take effect on April 1 next year.
Canadian Transport Minister John Baird today announced that Transport Canada is taking back the certification and oversight functions for business aviation from the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA), effective April 1 next year. In 2005, Transport Canada transferred administration and management responsibilities under CAR 604–the regulation specifically for business aviation–from the agency to CBAA.
Bombardier Aerospace plans to open a new regional-support office (RSO) in Mumbai, India, during this fiscal year’s second quarter, the Canadian manufacturer announced today. Bombardier’s second fiscal quarter runs from May 1 to July 31.
Blaming “the global economic crisis that began in 2008,” Bombardier Aerospace released numbers for its fiscal year 2009/10 (ending January 31) showing a substantial drop in deliveries and negative net orders for business jets.
To accommodate expanding operations for Twin Otter 400 production and support for de Havilland Canada legacy aircraft operators, Viking has added an 84,000-sq-ft facility at its Victoria, British Columbia location. The new building will serve as the company’s corporate headquarters and main manufacturing facility. The new building is situated next to Viking’s existing building, which will continue to house Viking’s MRO and Esso FBO.
Bombardier on Friday announced that it logged 85 negative net orders for its Learjet, Challenger and Global business jets in the fiscal year ending January 31. The Canadian aircraft manufacturer also delivered 176 business jets last year, compared with 235 for the same period in 2008. By model line, it delivered 44 Learjets last year versus 70 in FY08, 82 Challengers (115) and 50 Globals (50).