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TSB Canada releases safety watchlist 2018
30 October 2018

TSB Canada releases safety watchlist 2018

30 October 2018

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released Watchlist 2018, identifying key issues requiring government and industry’s attention to make Canada’s transportation system safer in the air, marine and rail sectors. 

Canadian committee recommends mandatory use of SMS for all commercial operators

22 June 2017

The Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of the Canadian Parliament issued a report with 17 recommendations to enhance aviation safety in Canada.

Transport Canada bans drone use near airports

16 March 2017

Transport Canada introduced a measure to prevent the reckless use of drones in Canada, banning the use within 9 km of any airport.

Europe and Canada to share aviation inspection data

25 September 2013

Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) signed a Working Arrangement for the Canadian participation in the European safety oversight programme SAFA.

TSB Canada updates Watchlist, adding SMS implentation

14 June 2012

Calling for action on the most critical safety issues facing Canada’s transportation system, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released an updated Watchlist. For aviation, all three existing issues remained on the list: Landing accidents and runway overruns, Risk of collisions on runways (runway incursions), and Collisions with land and water (CFIT). One issue was added, namely Air safety management […]

Auditor General of Canada: Weaknesses in surveillance by Transport Canada

4 April 2012

The Office of the Auditor General of Canada reports that there are weaknesses in the surveillance of aviation companies by Transport Canada.

Transport Canada suspends Missinippi Airways’ Air Operator Certificate

24 October 2011

Transport Canada has suspended Missinippi Airways’ Air Operator Certificate, effective October 21, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. CDT for safety reasons. This action is based on safety concerns due to deficiencies with the company’s Operational Control System identified during Transport Canada’s inspection. This inspection was scheduled to confirm that corrective actions put in place following a previous suspension in July were working […]

Transport Canada issues emergency AD on DHC-8-400 wing to fuselage attachment joints

25 July 2011

Transport Canada issued an emergency airworthiness directive regarding wing to fuselage attachment joints on DHC-8-400 aircraft models. Transport Canada reports that there have been three in-service reports of cracked barrel nuts found at the front spar locations of the wing to fuselage attachment joints. Additionally, three operators have reported finding a loose washer in the barrel nut assembly. […]

Report: LOT B767 Erroneous instrument indications resulting in airspeed and altitude deviations

15 April 2011

TSB Canada published the final report of their investigation into an occurrence involving a LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 767-300, June 2009. Erroneous instrument indications resulted in airspeed and altitude deviations. The LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 767-300 (registration SP-LPA) operating as LOT 2 departed from Chicago-O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and was destined for Warsaw (WAW), Poland. At 22:03 Eastern Daylight Time, while […]

Report: Fatal Grumman G-21 crash in Canada due to VFR flight into instrument weather

22 September 2010

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) issued their final report of the investigation into the cause of a CFIT accident involving a Gruman G-21 amphibious plane in November 2008, citing VFR flight into instrument meteorological conditions (IMC). At about 10:13 Pacific Standard Time, the amphibious Grumman G-21A (registration C-FPCK), operated by Pacific Coastal Airlines, […]