Canadian airlines to switch to sustainable fuels under new plan, federal minister says

Canadian airlines to switch to sustainable fuels under new plan, federal minister says

The Canadian aviation industry is committed to sustainable jet fuel and plans to move from powering a few planes a year to sourcing 10 percent of all jet fuel from renewable sources by 2030. The plan announced Tuesday by Federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra will require massive scaling up of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production … Read more

Two men escape injury after a plane loses its front nose wheel on landing at Parafield Airport in northern Adelaide

Two men escape injury after a plane loses its front nose wheel on landing at Parafield Airport in northern Adelaide

Two men were injured after their plane landed on its nose at Parafield Airport in northern Adelaide. Most important points: A plane landed on its nose at Parafield Airport, in the north of Adelaide Emergency services rushed to the airport just after 3 p.m. on Sunday The two men on board were not injured and … Read more

First medical flight in Alberta marks 90 years as aviation historians find first patient

First medical flight in Alberta marks 90 years as aviation historians find first patient

In 1932, the Fokker Universal C-FAHJ embarked on it’s first ever medical flight. It was a plane with no navigation, no communication, and no GPS — only equipped with a compass and an old school map. It was equipped with floats. It flew in and out of Cooking Lake Airport, the oldest operating airport in … Read more

Sex, drugs and … sustainability? Music festivals struggle to go green – POLITICO

Sex, drugs and … sustainability? Music festivals struggle to go green – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article European music festivals have been attempting to jump on the climate bandwagon — with one mega event this summer even inviting EU green deal chief Frans Timmermans to speak.    But while the musical jamborees trumpet their climate credentials and court EU policymakers, activists and scholars accuse some festivals … Read more

Pressured airlines push for end of large payouts for delayed passengers – POLITICO

Pressured airlines push for end of large payouts for delayed passengers – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article For nearly two decades, passengers on a European journey with more than three hours delay have been able to claim between €250 and €600 for the effort. That could soon be a thing of the past. The Czech EU presidency has hinted that it plans to revive long-winded … Read more

Taylor Swift releases statement on the 170+ trips her private jet has made this year

Taylor Swift releases statement on the 170+ trips her private jet has made this year

Taylor SWfitPhoto: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images) It is often difficult to quantify the excesses of the rich and powerful. Sure, we can clock the total cost of a red carpet outfit, put some napkins on to find out how much a big gala must have cost, or check the super mansion price lists if very … Read more

Swissport fined $110,000 for security breach at Perth Airport in which employee suffered serious head injury

Swissport fined 0,000 for security breach at Perth Airport in which employee suffered serious head injury

Airport service company Swissport has been fined after a baggage handler suffered serious head injuries when he fell from a moving vehicle at Perth airport. Swissport pleaded guilty this week in the Perth Magistrates Court to causing serious injury to an employee by failing to provide a safe workplace. The company was fined $110,000 and … Read more

Pierre Poilievre wants planes at Toronto airport. Veterans of that battle say the idea still won’t fly

Pierre Poilievre wants planes at Toronto airport.  Veterans of that battle say the idea still won’t fly

Strolling along Toronto’s waterfront, hopeful Pierre Poilievre of the conservative leadership said a flight delay “gave him a chance to think about a question.” “How come, since Pearson Airport is such a zoo, with so many delays, Toronto doesn’t have more flights landing here at Billy Bishop Airport, right downtown?” he asked in a video … Read more

Job cravings with Air India had paralyzed IndiGo’s flight schedule on Saturday, sources say

Job cravings with Air India had paralyzed IndiGo’s flight schedule on Saturday, sources say

More than half of IndiGo flights were delayed on Saturday after a large number of crew members called in sick. As a result, about 55 percent of the total flights of the country’s largest airline were affected on July 2, according to data from the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The delays came after a large … Read more