Terry BakerTerry Baker, co-founder of the NetLetter scours the internet for aviation related Trivia and Travel Tips for you, our readers, to peruse.

One of Canada’s most historic aviation industry sites was officially de-commissioned with a family-style event.

De Havilland Canada said good-bye to its Downsview factory for good. Aircraft have been manufactured there for almost 100 years, first by the original De Havilland company, then Boeing and Bombardier and most recently by the most recent iteration of the famous brand revived by Longview Aviation Capital, which is the parent company of Viking Air.

The revived company built Dash-8 Q400 turboprops there until earlier this year. It bought the type certificate from Bombardier shortly after Bombardier announced it was selling Downsview to developers three years ago.

The lease on the aircraft facilities is up in 2023 and De Havilland Canada hasn’t yet announced where the Q400 will be made or even if production will resume. The company has announced it will start production of the DHC-515 Firefighter, an updated version of he CL-415, in Calgary in coming years and it continues to make Twin Otters in Victoria and Calgary.

Source: CanadianAviator.com - June 11, 2022

See also: www.AINonline.com

Continuation of the Air Canada nee Trans-Canada Air Lines History.

Started in NetLetter #1483.

Source: Air Canada 75 years of innovation

  • 1995
    • The electronic ticket makes its debut in Canada on December 7, 1995, when Air Canada begins testing the service on select Canadian routes.
  • 1997
    • On February 22, 1997, travellers' pockets get a little deeper. Air Canada is the first airline in Canada to introduce e-mail specials and discounts with the launch of GO Air Canada webSaver.
    • Air Canada becomes a founding member of Star Alliance, the first global airline alliance.
  • 1999
    • Why wait in line? Air Canada introduces Self-service Check-in kiosks to Canada in 1999.
  • 2000
    • Air Canada is Tokyo bound! The year 2000 introduces the airline's first non-stop flights to the Japanese capital.
    • As a direct result of the collaborative spirit of Star Alliance, Air Canada and United Airlines introduce the world's first interline electronic ticket on June 14, 2000. Passengers can book itineraries on multiple airlines with the simple click of a mouse.
  • 2001
    • Air Canada and Canadian Airlines International Limited officially merge on January 1, 2001.

More in the next NetLetter.

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