10 Technology Trends in the Aviation Industry 

10 Technology Trends in the Aviation Industry

Autonomous aircraft, also referred to as UAVs or drones are transforming aviation. Through advanced sensors, AI, and automation, they boost efficiency, safety, and cost-effectiveness in aerial operations. The aviation industry is no stranger to technological innovation, continually pushing boundaries and reshaping the future of air travel. From aircraft design advancements to passenger experience and safety […]

Resilient Engineering: Crafting Aircraft to Withstand Lightning Strikes

how is an aircraft designed to withstand lightning

Last night, the Lower Mainland experienced a major thunderstorm accompanied by lightning. This event underscores the challenges aircraft encounter in adverse weather conditions. Lightning strikes represent a significant risk to aviation safety, prompting a closer look at how aircraft are designed to withstand such occurrences. To protect passengers and crew, aircraft are designed with materials […]

Judy Cameron – Pioneering the Skies at Air Canada

Judy Cameron

Photo courtesy of Skies Magazine In the expansive history of aviation, certain trailblazers etch their names into the annals of progress, Judy Cameron is a living testament to breaking gender barriers in the aviation industry. As Air Canada’s first female pilot, her journey is not just a personal achievement but a symbol of changing times […]

Addressing Gender Disparity Among Airline Pilots

Source: airwaysmag.com In the vast aviation industry, a glaring discrepancy persists among airline pilots – a stark gender contrast that prompts an exploration into why, despite strides in societal progress and inclusivity, the number of women airline pilots remains disproportionately smaller than their male counterparts. The Current Landscape: A Statistical Glance Delving into the most […]

Advanced Materials in Aviation

Interior of the Boeing Everett Factory in Everett, Washington

Interior of the Boeing Everett Factory in Everett, Washington. Wikipedia photo credit. In the ever-evolving aviation landscape, technological advancements have become synonymous with progress. Among the key drivers propelling the industry forward, using advanced materials in aircraft construction stands out as a transformative force. Specifically, the continued integration of lightweight and durable materials, like composites, […]

Amelia Earhart – Pioneering the Skies: The First Woman Pilot to Fly Solo

Amelia Earhart circa 1928

Photo credit: wikipedia.org In the annals of aviation history, one name stands out as a symbol of courage, determination, and trailblazing spirit – Amelia Earhart. Born on July 24, 1897, in Atchison, Kansas, Amelia Mary Earhart would achieve remarkable feats, forever etching her name in the aviation chronicles. Among her many accomplishments, Amelia Earhart made […]

Navigating the Skies: The Ascendance of Sustainable Fuel Sources in Air Travel

Rolls-Royce Electric Aircraft 1200

Image courtesy of rolls-royce.com In aviation, a pressing concern looms large – the carbon emissions associated with air travel. As the world grapples with the consequences of climate change, industries, particularly aviation, find themselves under scrutiny for their contributions to environmental degradation. In recent years, a noteworthy paradigm shift has emerged as sustainable fuel sources […]

My Inaugural Flight Aboard a Cessna 172

Stave Lake from Cessna 172

My inaugural flight aboard a Cessna 172 was an absolute delight. It was a brisk, almost chilly November day with an expansive clear blue sky that provided perfect visibility with Mount Baker in the distance. The cold snap necessitated a brief de-icing procedure for the plane, after which we eagerly climbed into the Cessna, ready […]

Elsie MacGill: Pioneering the Skies as Canada’s Queen of the Hurricanes

Elsie MacGill Queen of the hurricanes

MacGill is considered a Canadian war hero. A biographical comic book was published in January 1942, dedicated to her efforts. Image courtesy Library and Archives Canada. Photo courtesy of ECE at Michigan. Throughout the history of aviation, some individuals are remembered not only for their technical achievements but also for their groundbreaking actions in the […]

The British Columbia Aviation Council: Promoting and Nurturing Aviation Excellence

British Columbia Aviation Council: De Havilland Tiger

Photo Credit: WWII aircraft mechanic, pilot and career flight attendant Ruth Johnson poses beside the Aero Club of BC’s De Havilland Tiger Moth DH82c at the Vancouver Airport, ca. 1946.  City of Richmond Archives photograph 1997 5 82. In British Columbia, Canada, the skies are a canvas of natural beauty and a thriving hub for […]