News Flash:  Full Aviation Passenger Recovery in 2023

By Ted Nickerson, March 16th 2022 Original Posting: “Passenger Aviation in the Toronto Region Will Recover Sooner Than Expected”  In the June 2021 posting, I showed that commercial passenger aviation in Canada is resilient in the long term and would recover fairly quickly.  Quoting a media release by IATA, global commercial passenger traffic was forecasted […]

Canadian Oil Industry’s Net-Zero Vision Courtesy of Aviation

By Mark Brooks Western Canada’s oil industry is at the cutting edge of new net-zero energy emissions technology that will be the cornerstone of our 21st century economy. Yet, woke environmental academics and far left anti-capitalist opportunist are calling for the industry to be restricted, and then shut down. The next federal budget could mark […]

“The Big Lie” But Who is Telling It?!

By Ted Nickerson News Flash – November 2021 “The Big Lie Exposed”, a media release by the lobby group Land Over Landings states that the Transport Canada-commissioned study says an airport in Pickering Ontario is not needed by 2036. https://landoverlandings.com/resources/the-big-lie-exposed/ Oh, really!  This pronouncement makes me think of the phrase “If you tell a lie […]

eFuel: Aviation and Big Oil’s Plan for a Net-Zero Carbon Future

By Mark Brooks Canada has committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Yet a recent report from Canada’s Energy Regulator (CER) predicts that by 2050 Canada will still need millions of barrels a day in hydrocarbon-based fuel. As the burning of liquid and gas fuels is one of the main sources of carbon emissions, […]

Why Organized Labour Will Like Pickering Airport

By Mark Brooks Jerry Dias, the President of Unifor, knows first-hand how terribly unforgiving the aviation industry can be. As president of Unifor, he represents more than 315,000 Canadian workers, including thousands of highly-skilled pilots, engineers and aircraft manufacturing workers. In August 2021, he threw his weight behind 700 striking De Havilland Aircraft of Canada […]

Aviation’s Moment of Truth in Canada’s Post-COVID Recovery

By Mark Brooks When the Berlin wall fell in 1989, socialist economics was declared a failure, and a world spanning free market capitalist economic system ruled supreme. Then a new crisis, global warming, in part caused by capitalism’s success in creating global prosperity, created an opportunity for a rematch. Over the last decade, aviation has […]

Just-Released FOI Provides Shocking Insight into Pickering Airport Fight

By Mark Brooks There are two completely different interpretations of a government report meant to clarify the future development of Pickering Airport. The first was from government back-bencher MP Jennifer O’Connell whose press release was published by a lobby group only 101 minutes after the report was made public. The MP’s press release stated that […]

Buttonville Airport’s Closure Expected to Hasten Pickering Airport’s Development

By Mark Brooks The recent announcement of Cadillac Fairview’s (CF) purchase of a 100% stake in Toronto Buttonville Airport has important implications for the development of an aerotropolis in nearby Pickering. Buttonville airport, a busy GA (General Aviation) and utility airport, sits on a 169-acre property in the City of Markham. Considered a prime site […]

Aviation to Beat Road Transportation to Net-zero Carbon Emissions with SAF

By Mark Brooks Aviation is set to soar in a post-COVID global economy with thousands of new aircraft on order, and a public eager to travel for business and pleasure. Airbus now has over 7,000 orders for new A320 aircraft and more than 600 orders for its fuel-efficient A220, doubling the Airbus fleet worldwide. Boeing […]