tmb rob fyfeFormer Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe has been named as Air Canada’s newest board member.

Fyfe, who led the New Zealand flag carrier for seven years until stepping down at the end of 2012, is credited with returning the airline to profitability. He  took his seat as a non-executive director on September 30, 2017.

Air Canada said in a statement: The aviation veteran replaces Joseph Leonard, who is retiring after 10 years on the board. (Source: australianaviation 9/2017)


AAR Corp. announced September 19 a deal to acquire two MRO facilities from Canada's Premier Aviation and has struck separate agreements to perform heavy-check work for Air Canada on the carrier's Airbus A320-family aircraft and its Embraer E190s in one of them.

AAR is acquiring privately held Premier's facilities in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, and Windsor, Ontario.

The Airbus and Embraer work will be done in Quebec under 10- and 5-year deals, respectively. (Source: MRONetwork & AARCorp.com,  Sept 17/17)