About Western Aviation News

Western Aviation News offers in-depth coverage for and about the Canadian aviation community. We're at the intersection of passion and great writing.

We're all about clarity and understanding.

Our Values:

Our values reflect the way we work, and the way we aim to treat you. If we ever fall short of the mark, please contact us to share your concern. We'll hear you out. All concerns raised respectfully are dealt with fairly and to the best of our ability.

  • Accuracy
    • We get the story right. And if we make a mistake, we correct the information in a straightforward and transparent way.
  • Integrity
    • We respect all people who deal with us. We're here to share passion, challenge assumptions, question information, but always deal fairly in all our interactions.
  • Honesty
    • We answer questions to the best of our ability and provide links to original sources of information to reinforce the transparency and honesty of our site.

Our policies demand at least two sources of information on each story. They may be spoken (interviews) or written (such as reports, data or speeches). We will provide useful links to original sources as often as possible.

Brett Ballah about western aviation news

Western Aviation News founder Brett Ballah

Brett Ballah is the founder and Publisher of Western Aviation News. He is a graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology Airport Operations Program.

Brett is an experienced writer, journalist, and newsroom leader in Vancouver, Canada whose work has been featured on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Global News, TVOntario, CKNW Vancouver, CHED Edmonton, CBS New York, Marketplace, and many more. He has led award-winning newsrooms in Toronto, Vancouver, and Quebec City in both English and French.

He grew up watching 737s from Pacific Western Airlines fly over his house, and has maintained a passion for the airline industry ever since.


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Journalist based in Vancouver. Email me : publisher@westernaviationnews.com or DM me on Twitter @brettballah

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