adlair aviation emblemAdlair Aviation was established in 1983 by the late Willy Laserich, one of northern Canada’s pioneer bush pilots, who flew in the Arctic for over 50 years. It is that same pioneering spirit that drives the company today; they are a family owned and operated air charter service. Adlair is known for their safe and reliable charter service to the communities of the far north; although they can provide service almost anywhere you need to go.

Adlair operates out of both Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, and Yellowknife, NWT.

British Columbia Airways.

tmb ford tri motor G CATXIn 1927, British Columbia Airways was founded and operated from Lansdowne Road in Victoria.

(Source: canadianflight.org)

Among the craft flown from Lansdowne Field was British Columbia Airways’ (BCA) Ford Tri-Motor 4-AT-B monoplane G-CATX on regular service to Seattle. At the time the Ford Tri-Motor was the largest, most modern commercial aircraft in the world.

tmb bc airways 1928 stampJanuary 1, 1928 – British Columbia Airways Ltd starts a flying school at Lansdowne Air Field with three small training planes.

May 1928 – British Columbia Airways begins regular air service between Victoria, Vancouver, and Seattle. This is the first international air service in Western Canada.

(Source: flyvfc.com

On August 25, 1928, BCA’s Tri-Motor departed Lansdowne Field on its regular service to Seattle with seven passengers aboard. Flying into fog on the American side of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the plane went down with all aboard off the mouth of Discovery Bay west of Port Townsend on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. At the time it was reported as “by far the worst catastrophe in the history of American commercial aviation”.

BCA was completely exonerated for the crash though the commission recommended the use of seaplanes or amphibians rather than wheeled aircraft when flying over water from Victoria. It would be 15 years before another land-based aircraft linked Vancouver Island to the mainland.

(Source: www.victoriaharbourhistory.com)

Monarch Inks Air Transat Line Maintenance Contract.

Monarch Aircraft Engineering has signed a new line maintenance contract with Canadian carrier Air Transat. The new agreement covers full line maintenance support for the airline's fleet of Airbus A310 and A330 aircraft at Glasgow airport.

(Source: MRO network daily June 19, 2018)

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