August 11th, 2012
Airbus company and Air Canada airlines carried out its first international “perfect flight” over the area of North America, aiming to reduce CO2 emissions by 40 percent compared to conventional flight. Nearly 5-hour flight from Toronto to Mexico City with the newest Airbus A319 aircraft, driven by environmental, alternative fuel, using modified procedures of air traffic management (ATM) and best operational practices. All four characteristics of “perfect flight” are the pillars of the strategy implemented by the aviation industry and aiming to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions caused by air transport.
Air Canada flight number AC991 was the second of a series of four flights using biofuels. Flight took place using the best existing operational practices and environmental issues.
As a leader in the production of aircraft, Airbus constantly is searching for the “perfect flight” and is convinced that the use of “perfect flight” on a larger scale today can help to reduce to a minimum the impact of air transport on the environment.
The so-called “Perfect Flight” stood out with the use of the most environmentally friendly and eco-efficient aircraft in its market segment, using a blend of organic biofuel (50/50%) prepared from waste cooking oil. Such approach is setting up new direction in the international transportation.
June 23rd, 2012
Canadian border guards wanted to eavesdrop on passengers at the airport in Ottawa. Special microphones were able to record conversations. After protests execution of the idea was put on hold.
Information from the CBSA has raised concerns about the protection of the right to privacy.
Official “Ottawa Citizen”, which first reported the case, pointed out that the office of privacy protection has not been requested by the CBSA for an opinion before installing microphones. The CBSA says that Privacy Commissioner was consulted on this issue. Ultimately, the public safety minister Vic Toews decided to stop booting wiretaps until the evaluation of whether and how the right to privacy may be violated.
The case went to the parliament, where Toews has been criticized by the opposition for the lack of concern for civil rights.
Agency, “The Canadian Press” reported that passengers eavesdropping system is designed to fight organized crime. The point is the cases of corrupt airport employees or to work at the airport by members of the groups involved in drug trafficking. According to the police at least 58 criminal groups operate on the largest Canadian airports. As the media reported, the eavesdrop system may also appear on other airports in Canada.
If you need a little more privacy you should find plane to the Netherlands and visit Amsterdam for sure you find there many interesting places.
May 22nd, 2012
Toronto-Lester B. Pearson Airport called: Toronto Pearson International Airport is an international airport serving Toronto and Ontario. It is Canada’s largest airport. In 2011, handled about 43 million passengers .There is over 425 000 Landings or takes off per year.
In 2007, the airport was recognized by the British Institute of Transport Management for the best airport in the world.
Most of the airport is located in Mississauga, Ontario, west of Toronto, and only its south-eastern extremity lies within the administrative borders of Toronto. The airport is a major hub airline for Air Canada. The airport is managed by an agency called the Greater Toronto Airports Authority.
The airport has five runways, three oriented in the main wind direction east- and two used for takeoffs and landings when the wind blows north. The airport has an extensive network of taxiways and modern de-icing systems.
Passenger traffic is supported by two terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 While Terminal 2 will be demolished to enlarge the parking lot. In addition, there are three smaller terminals: T2 satalite, satalite and temporary T3 Holdroom Infield Terminal, which can be used if port capacity would be to small to receive all passengers.
November 30th, 2011
According to regulations of Canadian Airlines smoking is strictly prohibited. Canadian flight operator was firs airline which forbidden of using cigarettes on board of planes. It was on 7th December 1987. Decision was an outcome of many incidents which takes place in several planes during few years in the past. One of most spectacular examples of such fire on board was fire of the rear toilet on the cruise at FL 330. Air Canada 797 had 41 passengers on board on a flight from Dallas to Toronto and through to Montreal. Fire was initiated by passenger who thrown cigarette ember to the bin. In the past it was not so obvious decision to make. Nowadays global approach towards cigarettes is very crude. Some rescue for smokers was inventing an electronic cigarettes which you can take with you on board of Air Canada. Unfortunately it is very likely that even those cigarettes will be forbidden in near future. Such assertion is all the more justified as recently according to reports Smoking of electronic cigarettes is to be outlawed on United States planes. As we can assume more and more airlines will introduce such a ban. It looks like hard times for smokers are coming
November 30th, 2011
Boeing 737 of Canadian Airlines “Air Canada” flying from Yellowknife to Resolute Bay in Canada crashed during approaching to landing. According to the meteorological services fog and rain prevailed at the time of the accident. On board was 15 people, 4 of the crew and 11 passengers. Unfortunately only 3 of them survived. Three survivors a 48year old man, a 23 year old woman and a seven year old girl were first transported that day to Qikiqtani General Hospital in Iqaluit. The seven year old and the 48 year old were then transported by medical helicopter to Ottawa General Hospital. Causes of this crash are unknown so far. Accident site was only 8 Kilometers from resolute Bay airport. Rescue teams and military was able to get to the plane very quickly because they were in the middle of maneuvers which takes place nearby. One of the scenario of this exercises was situation of plane crash. Helicopters and couple of hundreds of soldiers was involved in rescue operation. Boeing 737 200 was over 36 years old. First flight took place in May 1975. Machine was divided for a cargo and passengers section. It was designed only for 34 people.
November 30th, 2011
It`s a good question especially after government have changed official name of Canadian army from Maritime Command and Air Command to Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force. In my personal opinion it is not only re-branding. Air Forces and army in general should be taken back under the authority of Her Majesty. Why? Because military should be as far from politics as it is possible. Should be objective and by this should be able to protect people better. It is not only my opinion. More than 6000 of Canadian old and young veterans singed appeal calling Canadian government to restore the royal Honour. Petition was only one of many actions taken to celebrate a diamond jubilee of Queen which will take place next year. You can find this appeal and blog at http://rcn-rcaf.blogspot.com/2011/08/canadian-veterans-young-old-call-on.html . The more is a good idea that it brings as back to the roots as the official name Royal Canadian Navy and Air Force was changed in 1968 as a part of process of improving military`s efficiency established by Canadian Forces Reorganization Act. As we can see now maybe it was unnecessary if we now revere it back as it was. To sum up I think it is a good strategy and lets keep that direction.