Air Canada to use 50-seat regional jet on BWI-Toronto...

BWI Digest

April 14, 2002

Air Canada to use 50-seat regional jet on BWI-Toronto run

Air Canada Jazz will introduce the 50-seat Bombardier regional jet to its Baltimore-Toronto route, beginning May 6. Air Canada's regional carrier has been serving this route with Dash 8 aircraft since July 1992. Using the newest aircraft, Air Canada will continue to provide the only nonstop service between Baltimore and Toronto.

Air Canada Jazz operates 10 flights each weekday between BWI and Toronto, and beginning May 6, an afternoon round trip will be operated with the 50-seat regional jet. The flight will leave Toronto at 1:10 p.m. and arrive at BWI at 2:26 p.m., and the return flight will depart BWI at 2:55 p.m., arriving in Toronto at 4:10 p.m. Effective June 2, another of the currently scheduled Dash 8 round-trip flights will be replaced with the regional jet. As the summer progresses, additional regional jets will begin to replace Dash 8 operations.

Air Canada Regional Inc., doing business as Air Canada Jazz, provides scheduled service to more than 75 destinations in Canada and the United States using a fleet of Beech 1900D, Dash 8 100/300s, Fokker F28s and British Aerospace 146 jets. Next month, the airline will introduce the 50-seat Bombardier to its fleet.

Airport seeks volunteers to assist passengers

BWI is seeking people with a professional demeanor who would like to assist passengers in the Airport Volunteer Program. The program is designed to provide a friendly, clear and consistent level of customer service for airport visitors.

The port of Baltimore is also seeking volunteers to take part in events and assist cruise ship passengers.

Flexible hours are available seven days a week. Training and uniforms will be provided.

Information: 410-859-7826.

Activities planned to mark flight's 100th anniversary

Activities are being planned to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first successful powered airplane flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright in 1903 in North Carolina.

The College Park Aviation Museum and Glenn L. Martin Museum at Martin State Airport are preparing interactive and multifunctional displays to allow visitors to experience the excitement and progress in aviation over the past 100 years.

Other events being planned include the America's Aviation Adventure program. Museums from Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina have created an "aviation trail" that will take observers from the first sustained manned flight in Kitty Hawk, N.C., to the best of the nation's military air triumphs to the intricacies of space exploration. The trail consists of 17 museums, including the BWI Observation Gallery. The gallery's display rack provides an array of brochures from other museums.

The Maryland Historical Trust has started a research and public outreach project known as the Maryland Aviation History Centennial of Flight Project.

The project will develop a K-12 curriculum for schools, develop historical background research on aviation in Maryland and produce an inventory of significant Maryland aviation history-related structures, sites, collections and objects.

The project is meant to become an aviation history repository that can be viewed for pleasure and education.

Information on these and other programs planned for the 100th anniversary of flight: College Park Museum, 301-864-6029; Glenn L. Martin Museum, 410-682-6122; America's Aviation Adventure Program, 888-824-7463; or Maryland Historical Trust, 410-514-7660.

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