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Exclusive Business Class Travel Between Toronto and Montreal MONTREAL, Feb. 28, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Ufly, a new business class travel experience, announced today that it will sell exclusive flights between the Billy Bishop and Saint-Hubert airports from Monday to Friday, at a frequency of two round trips daily. Offering numerous advantages such as online bookings at a fixed rate, last minute boarding in addition to quick and easy access to aircrafts, Ufly and Pascan Aviation are every business traveler's dream. An accessible, exclusive and efficient service Ideal for frequent business flyers, Ufly truly demonstrates a full executive treatment: comfortable, exclusive and luxurious. Thanks to its unprecedented service offering, Ufly members can take advantage of a VIP lounge, a dedicated phone reservation line, a mobile application, and free parking near the priority security checkpoint and check-in. As a high-end luxury service provider, Ufly sells seats on private nine-seater Pilatus PC 12 planes, the safest on the market, equipped with comfortable, large leather seats that are operated by Pascan Aviation. Available on a member-only basis, Ufly proposes several membership types to meet every travelers' corporate budget allowances. Furthermore, ticket prices do not fluctuate throughout the year, allowing users to benefit from fixed rates that include snacks and beverages and an unlimited number of flights! For more information, go to uFly. About Ufly Launched in February 2017, Ufly sells tickets for Pascan Aviation between Saint-Hubert airport and Billy Bishop airport in Toronto, as well as between Saint-Hubert airport and Québec City, Val-d'Or and Bagotville. Ufly is primarily designed for business professionals and offers preferential access to planes operated by Pascan Aviation. The service is designed to dramatically reducing airport wait times. Members have access to an unlimited number of flights at a fixed rate. Ufly plans to offer more routes in the upcoming year. For more information, go to uFly.
BY KATHERINE LAIDLAW, CANWEST NEWS SERVICE JUNE 2, 2009 A luxurious jumbo jet complete with shower spas, mini-bars and flat-screen televisions landed its first commercial flight in Canada on Monday. The 489-seat Airbus A380 flew in to Toronto's Pearson International Airport from Dubai on Monday afternoon. The two-level luxury aircraft, where first-class seats cost $9,000 to $13,000 round trip, was greeted by two arching water cannons. "It was like a beautiful big bird coming out of the sky," said Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion. The plane's first-class compartment holds 14 suites, each with sliding doors, wood- and gold-lined panelling, a mini-bar, flat-screen television, and a leather chair that vibrates, massages, and folds out into a bed. Headsets in first-class come in velour bags. Dinner is served in silver baskets and on porcelain white plates. The A380, the largest passenger plane ever built, also holds two bar lounges, one on each floor. Two shower spas for first-class passengers offer visitors 25 minutes to shower and pamper themselves, as the flight offers complimentary toiletries and Bvlgari perfume. Seventy-six business-class seats, costing $4,500 to $9,000, give passengers smaller, but still private, spaces, with mini-bars and flat-screen televisions. Economy seats, 10 in each row, holding large TV screens, complimentary pillows and blankets, and free toys such as hand puppets and colouring books for children, run between $900 and $2,500. Captain and pilot Dave Heino, a Burlington, Ont., native, said the plane's landing was smooth. He flew over the Burlington airport where he trained as a pilot in 1980. "I was hoping we would land that way," he said. "We lucked out. It was nice, we flew right over it." Heino said he trained on four-seater Cessnas, much smaller than the gigantic plane with its 80-metre wingspan he handled Monday. "It's just a regular airplane, until you get it on the ground, and then it's big," he said. The Canadian government allows the Emirates airline three flights into Toronto a week. The airline's airtime in Canada is restricted, due to subsidies it receives from the United Arab Emirates government, which is building the airline's new hub in Dubai. Tim Clark, president of Emirates airline, said he's meeting with Transportation Minister John Baird on Tuesday. "We've been arguing with Transport Canada for many, many years," he said. "It's not really going anywhere ... The argument is, if this carrier comes into Canada, Air Canada will finally go bankrupt," he said. "To put that argument at our door is ludicrous." © Copyright © Canwest News Service http://www.canada.com/travel/World+largest+passenger+plane+makes+first+commercial+flight+Canada/1654497/story.html ----------- Donc les vols Toronto-Dubai en A380 ont officiellement commencé. Est-ce que des compagnies vont se rendre à Montréal en A380?
Read more: http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/09/09/avro-arrow-redesign-pitched-as-alternative-to-f-35-stealth-fighter-jets/ We have the know how to build planes. Just look at Bombardier (they know how to build planes), true they never built a fighter jet before. We have CAE that can built the simulators (they already have government contracts), plus we have Pratt & Whitney. It would be interesting to see different parts of the Aerospace industry here in Quebec and Canada, come together and build something that can rival the F-35 or maybe even be more superior. I would rather see a Canadian built plane, protecting Canada
http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSN2639114520080827 TORONTO (Reuters) - An Air France-KLM Boeing 747 aircraft on a flight from Paris skidded off the runway after landing at Montreal's Trudeau airport on Tuesday but there were no injuries or serious damage, police said. Passengers were taken off the plane by emergency crews after it overshot the runway and became stuck in the grass. Operations at the airport were not seriously affected and planes continued to land and take off. (Reporting Ted Kerr; Editing by Jackie Frank)