MONTREAL – Assil Bedewi loves the complex task of directing the movements of the dozens of aircraft that criss-cross her screen as they take off or come in for landing.
As an air traffic controller for Nav Canada, it’s her responsibility to ensure the planes swooping in and out of some of Canada’s busiest airports have a safe path to take off and land without crossing paths.
OTTAWA – Canada’s “flying Taj Mahal” is getting long in the tooth and may be in line for replacement.
The 31-year-old plane, used to transport the prime minister and the Governor General around the world, almost made Justin Trudeau late to see the real Taj Mahal last month after a mechanical issue during a refuelling stop in Rome delayed his flight to India.
OTTAWA – The number of incidents involving commercial aircraft flew above the average last year, raising calls from an airline pilots association for the Liberals to boost spending on safety oversight.
Figures released Tuesday from the Transportation Safety Board showed there were 94 incidents in 2017 involving commercial aircraft operators, a jump from the 63 recorded in 2016 and higher than the five-year average of 79 incidents.
A 60-year-old Gillam man was killed Friday when his private plane crashed near Baldur, Manitoba.
Family confirmed on social media that the pilot was Harold Parsonage. RCMP say he took off in a Piper aircraft from Gillam en route to a private landing strip in the RM of Argyle. He was scheduled to land at 6:30 p.m.