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September 23, 2023

County Council Approves De Havilland Project Despite Opposition

Plane Maker to Build Factory and Airfield in South-Central Alberta

Following a public hearing on the matter, the council of Wheatland County, a municipal district east of the city of Calgary in south-central Alberta, Canada, has passed second and third reading to make textual amendments to its West Highway 1 Area Structure Plan and Land Use Bylaw, thereby facilitating construction of a proposed De Havilland Field aircraft manufacturing facility.  following a public hearing during the regular Tuesday, August 15 council meeting. The De Havilland Field facility is to be the final assembly site for the storied plane-maker’s DHC-515 Firefighter aircraft, DHC-6 Twin Otter, and the Dash 8-400 aircraft models.

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Nel Stubbs to Receive NBAA’s 2023 Jack Doswell Award

Conklin & de Decker Vice-President Honored

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will award its John P. “Jack” Doswell Award to Nel Stubbs, vice-president of Chicago aviation consultancy Conklin & de Decker and a preeminent aviation authority by dint of whose guidance a multitude global companies and entrepreneurs have optimized their respective business aircraft operations. The association will present Ms. Stubbs the award during the NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada from 17 through 19 October 2023.

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Delta Finalizes Wheels Up Takeover

The Economics of Resurrection

Delta Air Lines has enacted a bold strategy by which the airline intends to make Wheels Up, the embattled New York City-based provider of on-demand aircraft services, an integral facet of its product offerings. Wheels Up CEO (née Delta board-member) George Mattson stated: “This investment represents both an important source of capital for Wheels Up to support our strategy for financial stability, future profitability, and long-term growth on behalf of our members and customers, as well a vote of confidence in our path forward from a group of investors with deep experience in the premium travel space.”

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