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Harbour Air Seaplanes launched the “world’s first electric commercial aircraft” test flight on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

Retrofitted with a 750 horsepower all-electric Magni 500 propulsion system, the six-passenger DHC-2 Havilland Beaver had a successful test flight at the Harbour Air Seaplane terminal in Richmond, B.C.

The record-breaking flight is the world’s first ever all-electric commercial aircraft lift off.

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Australian airline Qantas completed the second of three ultra-long-haul research flights on Friday November 15, 2019, flying 17,800 kilometers (about 9600 NM) from London, England, to Sydney, Australia.

The lightly loaded Boeing 787-9 touched down at Sydney International Airport at 12:28 p.m. local time after 19 hours and 19 minutes in the air. The flight took place as part of the airline’s Project Sunrise, a program designed to open regular, nonstop commercial routes from the east coast of Australia to ultra-long-haul destinations including London and New York.

(Source: avweb.com - November 18, 2019)

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Air Mikisew 

tmb air mikisew emblemThe airline was established as Contact Airways in 1960 with a Class 4C operating license, based in Fort McMurray.

It was sold in the 1960s and later became wholly owned by the Mikisew Cree First Nation in 1995. It had 63 employees as of March 2007. It was awarded the Fort McMurray Business of the Year award in 2005. The airline was grounded in 2010 and permanently closed by 2011.

(Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Mikisew)

tmb 2003 air mikisew 1427Here we have the timetable for 2003 from the collection of Bjorn Larsson.

(Source: www.timetableimages.com)

Pacific Coastal Airlines is a Canadian airline that operates scheduled, charter and cargo services to destinations in British Columbia.

Its head office is located in the South Terminal of Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, British Columbia. Its main base is Vancouver with a hub at Port Hardy Airport.

Pacific Coastal Airlines provides regular scheduled, charter, and cargo services to 16 airports with connections to 50+ destinations in British Columbia, more than any other airline. We are the sixth largest airline operating at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) based on total outbound seats, and third largest based on take offs and landings.

Pacific Coastal Airlines also operates several routes in Alberta and B.C. for WestJet under contract using the "WestJet Link" brand, as described here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WestJet_Link

(Source: www.pacificcoastal.com)

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Downed Boeing 737 - Bali, Indonesia.

tmb bali downed 737Somewhere along the Bulkit Peninsula at the southern tip of the Indonesian island of Bali, not far from popular Pandawa Beach, a bizarre mystery lingers.

This rusting Boeing 737 has become a tourist attraction in its own right. As far as plane wrecks go, this one is in relatively good condition, but people know close to nothing about it. 

(Source: MicroSoft News November 6. 2019)

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