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Allison Lampert

U.N. aviation agency to review global pilot training in shadow of 737 MAX crashes

Jul 02 2019

MONTREAL Global regulators will meet in Montreal next week to review pilot licensing requirements, the U.N.'s aviation agency said, as part of a discussion that has gained urgency following two fatal crashes of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the past year.

Transat accepts Air Canada's buyout offer, deal needs shareholder approval

Jun 27 2019

Air Canada said on Thursday that Canadian tour operator Transat AT Inc accepted its all-cash bid of C$520 million ($396 million), but some Transat shareholders want more and must approve the transaction.

Mitsubishi weighs new Canadian engineering design center in Montreal: source

Jun 27 2019

MONTREAL Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, is weighing the creation of a new engineering design center in Montreal, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters, in a move fueled by the company's planned acquisition of Bombardier's CRJ regional jet business.

Airlines and regulators meet to discuss Boeing 737 MAX un-grounding efforts

Jun 26 2019

MONTREAL Airlines and regulators are gathering at a closed-door summit in Montreal on Wednesday to exchange views on steps needed for a safe and coordinated return of Boeing Co's grounded 737 MAX jets to the skies following two deadly crashes.

Bombardier exits commercial aviation with sale of regional jet business to Mitsubishi

Jun 26 2019

Bombardier Inc said it will sell its money-losing regional jet business to Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) for $550 million in cash, in a deal marking the Canadian plane and train maker's exit from commercial aviation.

Canada's pain Japan's gain, as Mitsubishi buys CRJ jet

Jun 25 2019

PARIS/MONTREAL Japan's Mitsubishi, which agreed on Tuesday to buy Bombardier's loss-making regional jet program, plans to exploit the Canadian company's support network and global customer list to rejuvenate its delayed efforts to conquer the jet market.

Critics denounce Quebec ban on religious symbols in public sector

Jun 17 2019

MONTREAL Civil liberties and Muslim groups on Monday vowed to challenge a new law in the Canadian province of Quebec that bans some public sector employees from wearing religious symbols during work hours, arguing it triggered the "politics of fear."

Bombardier opening new California rail-car assembly site

Jun 14 2019

Canada's Bombardier is opening a new facility in California that will assemble rail cars for San Francisco's rapid transit system by year's end, and potentially serve other West Coast rail projects.

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