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HNZ Group Reports FY2017 Q2 Results

HNZ Group Reports FY2017 Q2 Results

Revenue was $56.4 million in the second quarter of 2017, a decrease of $0.9 million compared to $57.3 million a year ago. This variation is mostly explained by a decrease in onshore revenue and ancillary revenue, partially offset by an increase in offshore revenue. The Corporation flew 10,725 hours compared to 11,557 hours in the second quarter of 2016, a decrease… Read more »

Source: HNZ, 18-Aug-17

413 Squadron honorary colonel no stranger to SAR

413 Squadron honorary colonel no stranger to SAR

Honorary Colonel Colin MacDonald is all too aware of the role of search and rescue services in Atlantic Canada. The chairman of Clearwater Seafoods and co-owner and director of Clearwater Fine Foods was appointed honorary colonel of 14 Wing Greenwood’s 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron on July 12, 2017. “We have a fleet out there,… Read more »

Source: Royal Canadian Air Force, 14-Aug-17

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RCAF colonel is no stranger to SAR

RCAF colonel is no stranger to SAR

Honorary Colonel Colin MacDonald is all too aware of the role of search and rescue services in Atlantic Canada. The chairman of Clearwater Seafoods and co-owner and director of Clearwater Fine Foods was appointed honorary colonel of 14 Wing Greenwood’s 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron on July 12, 2017. “We have a fleet out there,… Read more »

Source: RCAF, 08-Aug-17

Canada approves Donaldson IBF for AS350 and EC130

Canada approves Donaldson IBF for AS350 and EC130

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) today announced that Transport Canada has certified its Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) for installation on Airbus AS350 B3, EC130 B4, and EC130 T2 helicopters. The IBFs keep contamination, including dirt, dust, salt and foreign objects, from degrading the performance and reliability of helicopter… Read more »

Source: Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, 01-Aug-17

Canada certifies airbus H145

Canada certifies airbus H145

Airbus announced certification of the H145 by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA). With its extensive versatility and operational flexibility, the H145’s compact size and large cabin make it the perfect choice for a variety of civil missions, particularly in high-and-hot conditions. “We are pleased to enhance our customers’ aircraft portfolios, through the availability of the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Jul-17

Canada marks graduation of 50th SAR course

Canada marks graduation of 50th SAR course

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan and Royal Canadian Air Force leaders welcomed eleven new Search and Rescue Technicians (SAR Techs) into their trade today at 19 Wing Comox. The graduates from the Canadian Forces School of Search and Rescue (CFSSAR) are part of the 50th SAR Tech course in the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) history. The… Read more »

Source: Royal Canadian Air Force, 13-Jul-17

STARS turns 5 in Saskatchewan

STARS turns 5 in Saskatchewan

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) is celebrating its 5th anniversary of saving lives in Saskatchewan. Since 2012, STARS has carried out more than 4,000 missions to more than 500 locations across the province, and today Health Minister Jim Reiter, Rural and Remote Health Minister Greg Ottenbreit and Crown Investments Corporation Minister Joe Hargrave… Read more »

Source: Saskatchewan, 12-Jul-17

First Canadian helicopter circumnavigation bid takes off

First Canadian helicopter circumnavigation bid takes off

The Denglers, a father and son duo from Canada, are planning their trip to fly around the world in a helicopter. Bob Dengler, 77, and his son Steve, 48, are both engineers and will be joined on board with retired Canadian astronaut Dave Williams. They plan to travel from their home base in Vaughan, touching… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jun-17

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Edmonton news helicopter celebrates 10 years

Edmonton news helicopter celebrates 10 years

Global Edmonton’s news helicopter is celebrating 10 years of service this month. The helicopter, used first in June 2007, covers breaking news events and current traffic news in the city. Many say it gave a new spin to how people saw the news, reports Global News.

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jun-17

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Conservationists oppose Alberta helipad for mountain tours

Conservationists oppose Alberta helipad for mountain tours

Rockies Heli Canada has sent in a proposal for the construction of a helipad for commercial helicopter tour flights at the base of Mount Yamnuska. The proposal has been met with much opposition from hikers, conservationists and guides. Many argue that a helicopter constantly touring Mount Yamnuska will have a negative effect on the ecology,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Jun-17

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Canada certifies DAC for Esterline CMA-6800 Display in S76

Canada certifies DAC for Esterline CMA-6800 Display in S76

DAC INTERNATIONAL INC. (DAC), a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, announced today that it has received Canadian Acceptance of Supplemental Type Certificate for the Esterline CMA-6800 Display for the Sikorsky S76B/C Helicopter. The STC includes the S76C+ and S76C++ models. “The product provides many benefits as a form fit function replacement for the Honeywell… Read more »

Source: DAC International, 21-Jun-17

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Bell delivers three 505s to Canadian customers

Bell delivers three 505s to Canadian customers

announced the delivery of three Bell 505 Jet Ranger X in Canada. The three Canadian customers accepted delivery of their aircraft last week at Bell Helicopter’s facility in Mirabel. The aircraft are configured for corporate and utility missions to support the business operations of the customers. “It has been a particularly significant week for Bell… Read more »

Source: Bell, 15-Jun-17

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Canada plans to upgrade 412s, not replace them

Canada plans to upgrade 412s, not replace them

The president of Airbus Canada, Romain Trapp, has commented how their H145M would be a suitable replacement for the current CH-146 Griffon and in doing so they could save Canadian taxpayers over $1 billion over 10 years. Leonardo seems to also be contesting to replace the Griffon. Canada’s Liberal government has however released a new… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jun-17

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Lockheed Martin achieves BVLOS drone inspections

Lockheed Martin achieves BVLOS drone inspections

Lockheed Martin, in partnership with Canadian UAVs, completed the first beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) pipeline and well assets inspection using the Lockheed Martin Indago 2. The Indago 2 quadrotor unmanned aerial system completed the inspection at the Foremost Testing Range Indago is one of few unmanned systems deemed Transport Canada Compliant, which means… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 09-Jun-17

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Eagle celebrates 10th conversion of a 407HP

Eagle celebrates 10th conversion of a 407HP

Eagle recently celebrated its tenth conversion of a 407HP for Heli Niugini in March. With nine conversions completed in Canada, this recent conversion was the first for the Australasia arm of the company.The successful conversion in Coffs Harbour, Australia, finished within the allotted timeframe, and on budget as previously announced by Eagle Australasia’s CEO Grant… Read more »

Source: Eagle, 01-Jun-17

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Canadian potash miner gives $1M gift to STARS air ambulance

Canadian potash miner gives $1M gift to STARS air ambulance

Saskatchewan’s newest solution potash mine may draw its product from underground, but the company that built it is already looking to the sky to give back to its employees and the people of the province. At the grand opening of their Legacy mine today, K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) announced a $1 million gift to STARS… Read more »

23-May-17

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Canadian Defence Minister wants B412 and AW101 upgrades

Canadian Defence Minister wants B412 and AW101 upgrades

The Canadian Defence Minister, Harjit Sajjan, has announced that upgrades for their Bell “Griffon” B412 and Leonardo “Cormorant”AW101 should be a priority in the defence budget. He feels that if upgrades cannot be guaranteed, that the helicopters should be removed from service. This announcement was made at a conference on defence policy reviews. Debate has… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-May-17

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Guimbal appoints distributor in Canada

Guimbal appoints distributor in Canada

As French manufacturer Helicoptères Guimbal continues to find success with their composite two-seater Cabri G2, so their distributor network increases.  The company has confirmed to HeliHub.com that BC Helicopters in Abbotsford, British Columbia, have been appointed the distributor for the province of British Columbia in Canada.  BC Helicopters were the first operator of the type… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-May-17

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Curtiss-Wright Selected By Bell Canada To Provide Cockpit Voice/Flight Data Recorder System

Curtiss-Wright Selected By Bell Canada To Provide Cockpit Voice/Flight Data Recorder System

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that it was selected by Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited to provide its cockpit voice and flight recorder technology to upgrade the cockpit electronics in the Canadian Armed Forces’ fleet of Bell CH-146 Griffon multi-role utility helicopters. Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright will provide Bell Helicopter Textron Canada with a… Read more »

Source: Curtiss-Wright, 09-May-17

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British Columbia Non-Profit Wants EMS Helicopters as an Election Issue

British Columbia Non-Profit Wants EMS Helicopters as an Election Issue

Northern British Columbia Helicopter Emergency Rescue Operations Society, or H.E.R.O.S, is trying to convince groups that pre-hospital care and transportation that EMS helicopters provide should be a priority, before the BC 2017 election. H.E.R.O.S Vice President, Ted Clarke has been advocating the necessity of EMS helicopters. He points out that patients in need of critical… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-May-17

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New Helicopter Training Centre for Greater Sudbury

New Helicopter Training Centre for Greater Sudbury

Greater Sudbury hopes to house one of the most state-of-the-art pilot and helicopter maintenance training centres. The proposed centre will be available to pilots and maintenance crews from both Canada and the US. Coming to an estimated $70 million, the centre will have courseware development and two multi-engine level D full-flight simulators and two single-engine… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-May-17

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KF Aerospace awarded contract to deliver and operate Bell 206 for CFTS

KF Aerospace awarded contract to deliver and operate Bell 206 for CFTS

In early January, KF Aerospace, through its subsidiary KF Aerospace Defence Programs, received a contract award from Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) to provide a new Bell 206 Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD) for the Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS) Program located in Southport, Manitoba. This new capability, representing a capital investment… Read more »

Source: KF Aerospace, 12-Apr-17

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BC Hydro came donate to the Queen Victoria Hospital Helipad Project

BC Hydro came donate to the Queen Victoria Hospital Helipad Project

The Queen Victoria Helipad Project have been fundraising since May last year to build a new helipad at Queen Victoria Hospital. BC Hydro presented them with a cheque of $20,000 this past Saturday. They held a ceremony in the foyer of the hospital, as this donation meant they had successfully gained their goal of $465,000,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Apr-17

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Canada Introduces Recreational Drone Rules

Canada Introduces Recreational Drone Rules

Canadians expect to feel safe on the ground and in the sky. The number of incidents involving recreational drones has more than tripled since 2014, prompting the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport to introduce a measure to prevent the reckless use of drones that is putting the safety of Canadians at risk. Today at… Read more »

Source: Transport Canada, 21-Mar-17

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HNZ Group announces contract to support Nova Scotia offshore operations

HNZ Group announces contract to support Nova Scotia offshore operations

HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ) (the “Corporation”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, announced today it has secured a new, multi-year contract to provide helicopter services to support ExxonMobil Canada and Encana Corporation’s activities offshore Nova Scotia, Canada. “We are pleased to have been awarded this contract and look forward to… Read more »

Source: HNZ Group, 14-Mar-17

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Newfoundland Helicopters Selects First Bell 407GXP for Utility Operations in Canada

Newfoundland Helicopters Selects First Bell 407GXP for Utility Operations in Canada

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is pleased to announce that the Eastern Canada-based charter company Newfoundland Helicopters, Ltd. will accept delivery of a Bell 407GXP this month. Newfoundland Helicopters charter aircraft services include corporate travel, forestry, hydro, mining, filming and photography, and tourism. The company was the first in Canada to receive… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 13-Mar-17

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Around the World Odyssey Tour Takes off with Bell 429

Around the World Odyssey Tour Takes off with Bell 429

Bob and Steven Dengler, a father-son team, and pilot Rob MacDuff, announced today in the Bell Helicopter booth at Heli-Expo 2017 that this summer, they will fly their first ever Canadian around-the-world helicopter flight in their Bell 429. Bob, Steven and Rob joined Bell Helicopter leadership in their booth to announce their plans and celebrate… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 13-Mar-17

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AirSuite Announces New System Integration with Flightdocs

AirSuite	Announces New System Integration with Flightdocs

Airsuite Inc., the Canadian-based provider of aviation operations software, Cirro, announces a new integration with Flightdocs, a US-based provider of maintenance and inventory management software. The integration will entail a seamless, two-way exchange of real-time flight and maintenance data between the two web-based platforms. “Our ability to integrate with Flightdocs and other software maintenance providers… Read more »

Source: Cirro, 10-Mar-17

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Airbus Helicopters delivers 700th helicopter to Canadian market

Airbus Helicopters delivers 700th helicopter to Canadian market

Airbus has delivered the 700th helicopter into the Canadian market, an H125 to the Nova Scotia Ministry of Natural Resources. The ministry’s mandate includes; development, management, conservation and protection of forest, mineral, parks and wildlife resources as well as, administration of the province’s crown land. The aircraft delivery is part of a fleet renewal for… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Mar-17

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Sgnificant gaps in British Columbia EMS coverage

Sgnificant gaps in British Columbia EMS coverage

Injured forestry workers in remote or rural parts of the province must wait – often for many hours – to access air ambulance, reports the BC Forest Safety Ombudsman in a report released today. “Rural communities today are impacted twice compared to urban centres – first, in reduced access to medical care and again in… Read more »

Source: BC Forest Safety, 13-Feb-17

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Quebec Government celebrates the Bell 505

Quebec Government celebrates the Bell 505

Quebecers working in the province’s world-class aerospace sector showcased their talents as Bell Helicopter unveiled the first completed model of its latest aircraft since the company established a new assembly program in Mirabel last year. The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, took part in a ceremony to celebrate the completion… Read more »

Source: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, 10-Feb-17

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BC Helicopters to be first Canadian operator of Guimbal Cabri G2

BC Helicopters to be first Canadian operator of Guimbal Cabri G2

The Guimbal Cabri G2 will soon arrive in Canada for the first time, with serial 1184 now being shipped to BC Helicopters, who are based at Abbotsford in British Columbia. The red aircraft – to match the primary colour of the Canadian flag on the tail – completed its flight testing at the Guimbal factory… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jan-17

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Airwork Upgrade of STARS BK117 fleet to meet Transport Canada H1 Helipad requirements

Airwork Upgrade of STARS BK117 fleet to meet Transport Canada H1 Helipad requirements

Airwork has signed an agreement with STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service) Canada to upgrade three of their eight BK117-B2’s to BK117-850D2’s. The first aircraft upgrade has been carried out and it is anticipated that the next two will be completed during January. The aircraft upgrade involves removing the LTS101-750B1 engines and installing LTS101- 850B2… Read more »

Source: Airwork, 18-Jan-17

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Bluedrop to deliver Bell 206 Level 7 FTD to Canadian military

Bluedrop to deliver Bell 206 Level 7 FTD to Canadian military

Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (“Bluedrop”) (TSX-V: BPL) through its subsidiary Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc.,has received a contract of over $5.5M from KF Aerospace Defence Programs, operators of the Canadian Forces flight training program in Southport, Manitoba, to deliver a new Bell 206 Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD) for the Contracted Flying Training and… Read more »

Source: Bluedrop, 17-Jan-17

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Avmax partners with True Blue Power to certify lithium-ion main ship battery

Avmax partners with True Blue Power to certify lithium-ion main ship battery

True Blue Power and Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics are proud to announce that the True Blue Power TB17 (17 amp-hour) lithium-ion engine-start battery and Mid-Continent’s MD302 Standby Attitude Module (SAM®) are standard equipment on the new Bell Helicopter 505 Jet Ranger X™. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, confirmed the aircraft’s Transport Canada Type… Read more »

Source: True Blue Power, 11-Jan-17

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Government of Canada Accepts New Helicopters for the Canadian Coast Guard

Government of Canada Accepts New Helicopters for the Canadian Coast Guard

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, today accepted two new medium-lift helicopters into the Canadian Coast Guard fleet. These are the first of seven new medium-lift helicopters being constructed by Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd. as part of the Coast Guard’s Fleet Renewal Plan. The acquisition of… Read more »

Source: Canadian Coast Guard, 13-Dec-16

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Helijet air ambulance service resumes at all hospital heliports in B.C.

Helijet air ambulance service resumes at all hospital heliports in B.C.

Helijet International Inc. has received the necessary regulatory approvals from Transport Canada to re-establish full 24-hour emergency air ambulance service to all hospital heliports in B.C., including Vancouver General Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital and Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. Full service resumes Friday, December 02, at 8:30 a.m. Questions raised by Transport Canada last… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 06-Dec-16

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Proposed Helipad Location in Goderich, Ontario

Proposed Helipad Location in Goderich, Ontario

A helipad has been proposed for opposite the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital (AMGH) in Goderich. Currently, the procedure of driving an ambulance to a patient, transporting them to the airport and then being transferred onto an Ornge helicopter and flown to the hospital can take up to 30 minutes, if all goes smoothly. A… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

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Ken Norie of VIH wins BC Aviation Council Award

Ken Norie of VIH wins BC Aviation Council Award

Ken Norie, President and CEO of Vancouver Island Helicopters (VIH) recently received a BC Aviation Council Award for his hard work at growing and managing VIH and the subsidiaries it owns. Ken was a junior commercial pilot by the age of 18, having spent his entire life surrounded by helicopters. Ken started buying shares in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Nov-16

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Bell and Aerospace to work together in Canada on product availability

Bell and Aerospace to work together in Canada on product availability

Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced it will work with its affiliate, Bell Helicopter, in Calgary to expand its product availability in Canada. During the coming months, Able will build in-country availability on its full line of approved replacement parts (PMA) and dynamic components for exchange for the Bell 206… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 15-Nov-16

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Donaldson to display dry media IBF at HAC 2016

Donaldson to display dry media IBF at HAC 2016

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), will display its industry-leading dry media Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) systems and an Inducer Vent Filter (IVF) at the 2016 Helicopter Association of Canada (HAC) Convention and Trade Show, November 11-13, in Edmonton, Canada. Donaldson offers 16 Transport Canada certified filtration systems for… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 15-Nov-16

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HNZ Topflight presented with 2016 ‘Innovation in Safety Award’

HNZ Topflight presented with 2016 ‘Innovation in Safety Award’

HNZ Topflight and Don Wall, President & CEO of HNZ Group named as the recipients of the 5th Annual ‘Innovation in Safety Award’ Airbus Helicopters Canada recognizes HNZ Topflight for their outstanding contribution to safety and innovation Don Wall recognized for his leadership and dedication to improving the safety of helicopter pilot training at HNZ… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Nov-16

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Transport Canada Approves HNZ AS350 FSTD

HNZ Group Partners, Montreal, Canada has received Transport Canada approval on their Frasca built AS350 Level 7 Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD). The FSTD is convertible between three different configurations of the aircraft including the AS350B2 analog instrument panel, the AS350B2 VEMD instrument panel and the AS350B3e VEMD instrument panel. The Frasca device is the first Level 7 FSTD certified in… Read more »

Source: FRASCA, 15-Nov-16

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BLR H125 FastFin System on Display at HAC

BLR H125 FastFin System on Display at HAC

The newest FastFin® System from BLR Aerospace will be displayed publicly for the first time on an Airbus H125 helicopter at the 2016 Helicopter Association of Canada (HAC) Convention and Trade Show, Nov. 11-13 in Edmonton, Canada. Visitors may see the system and speak with BLR representatives in the Airbus Helicopters booth 516. BLR is accepting pre-certification orders as it awaits… Read more »

Source: BLR, 14-Nov-16

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Satcom Direct Agrees to Acquire Truenorth Avionics

Satcom Direct Agrees to Acquire Truenorth Avionics

Global aeronautical communications provider, Satcom Direct (SD), announced today it has agreed to acquire TrueNorth Avionics, a company based in Ottawa, Canada that offers the latest technology in cabin communications solutions. With the purchase of TrueNorth, SD significantly expands its ability to provide advanced communications systems for business aviation aircraft. Founded in 2006, TrueNorth Avionics… Read more »

Source: Satcom Direct, 09-Nov-16

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Fundraising for Queen Victoria Hospital Helipad

Fundraising for Queen Victoria Hospital Helipad

The Revelstoke and District Health Foundation held their first fundraiser this past Monday to help raise funds for the construction of a helipad at Queen Victoria Hospital. The project already has donations from various corporations, non-profits and individuals, but the goal is to reach $465 000. The idea for a helipad started in 2010, with… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Nov-16

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Royal Canadian Navy conducts first ASW events with CH148 Cyclone

Royal Canadian Navy conducts first ASW events with CH148 Cyclone

A CH148 Cyclone helicopter from 12 Wing Shearwater, N.S., recently conducted its first anti-submarine warfare (ASW) events with Her Majesty’s Canadian Submarine (HMCS) Windsor off the coast of Nova Scotia. The exercise was linked to an ongoing Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) being conducted by the Helicopter Test and Evaluation Facility (HOTEF) at 12 Wing… Read more »

Source: Royal Canadian Navy, 07-Nov-16

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Register Update – Canada – October 2016

Register Update – Canada – October 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 03-Nov-16

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Spectrum Aeromed Equips AW139 for Remote Ornge Base

Spectrum Aeromed Equips AW139 for Remote Ornge Base

Spectrum Aeromed announced this week that the company’s medical interior was installed on an Augusta Westland AW139 for Ornge, the air ambulance service provider in the Canadian province of Ontario. The helicopter was deployed to a remote base located in Moosonee, Ontario Canada. “This aircraft will serve a vital role in serving the community surrounding… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 01-Nov-16

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New Helicopter Company for Lloydminster

New Helicopter Company for Lloydminster

Ross Schmidt, Base Manager and pilot for Provincial Helicopters is happy with his move to Lloydminster. The company was building in Meadow Lake before the move, but ran into many difficulties with the cold temperatures there. Lloydminster is better suited for them, situated on the border provides more opportunities as well as being a better… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Oct-16

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Shimco Completes Move to Cambridge

Shimco Completes Move to Cambridge

Shimco, a world-wide leader in the manufacture of precision parts, specialized coatings and gap-management solutions has completed its move from Markham, Ontario to a new 25,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Cambridge, Ontario with increased capacity and advancements in manufacturing processes. The new facility has received full AS9100C recertification, as well as updated customer… Read more »

Source: Shimco, 18-Oct-16

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Canadian Air Force Completes SAR Exercise

Canadian Air Force Completes SAR Exercise

A national search and rescue (SAR) exercise conducted in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, from September 18-24 highlighted the importance of conducting real-world SAR missions and training to ensure crews are ready to respond when Canadians are in distress. The value of the exercise was further underlined when exercise participants unexpectedly provided real-time assistance to a canoeist… Read more »

Source: Canadian Armed Forces, 11-Oct-16

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Prince County Hospital helipad to be upgraded

Prince County Hospital helipad to be upgraded

Prince Country Hospital will receive $200 000 in upgrades to their heliport. Health PEI’s Capital Repairs and Maintenance Fund is providing the money for the upgrade. Journal Pioneer reports that new perimeter lighting will be installed, as well as obstruction lights, replacing the fence line, repainting the helipad markings, increasing the size of the helipad… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Oct-16

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CPI Aero Awarded $5M CH-148 Contract

CPI Aero Awarded $5M CH-148 Contract

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE MKT: CVU) today announced that Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), has awarded CPI Aero purchase orders valued at approximately $5 million to manufacture the weapon pylon for the Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone, a twin-engine, multi-role shipboard helicopter being manufactured by Sikorsky for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)…. Read more »

Source: CPI Aero, 05-Oct-16

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Register Update – Canada – September 2016

Register Update – Canada – September 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 04-Oct-16

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Eagle Pass Heliski Announces New Lodge

Eagle Pass Heliski Announces New Lodge

Eagle Pass Heliski has announced the opening of their new heli ski/board lodge and summer adventure resort for the upcoming 2017 winter season. Located on 8 acres (3.2, hectares), the new 9,500 sq ft (882, m2) lodge is nestled in the Monashee Mountains, only 8 kilometres (5 miles) from downtown Revelstoke—the birthplace and mecca of… Read more »

Source: Eagle Pass Heliskiing, 30-Sep-16

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Health Service Centre helipad to open soon in Winnipeg

Health Service Centre helipad to open soon in Winnipeg

Winnipeg’s Health Service Centre (HSC) is eager to see the opening of a long delayed rooftop helipad. HSC and the City of Winnipeg are doing final safety tests to prove that all systems are operational and up to standard, once these tests are done they will receive an occupancy permit, reports Global News. The helipad… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Sep-16

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CEO Rescue in the Rockies fundraiser raises nearly $400,000

CEO Rescue in the Rockies fundraiser raises nearly $400,000

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) has announced that the fifth edition of CEO Rescue in the Rockies fundraiser has been one of their biggest years yet, raising $387,675. Since it started in 2011, the fundraiser has seen the Alberta community come together and raise more than $4.1 million for STARS. This morning, STARS… Read more »

Source: STARS, 26-Sep-16

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Nova Scotia EMS Tender Decision on Hold

Nova Scotia EMS Tender Decision on Hold

The Health Minister of Nova Scotia has reported that their decision on a new helicopter could be delayed due to one of the options being grounded last month. CTV News Atlantic reports that Leo Glavine is currently waiting for the approval and clearance of Transport Canada, who grounded the Sikorsky S-76A as it did not… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Sep-16

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Winnipeg Air1 Borrows RCMP Camera

Winnipeg Air1 Borrows RCMP Camera

The Winnipeg Police Force is currently relying on a borrowed RCMP infrared camera from Alberta RCMP. As reported by CRC Connection, Winnipeg’s Air1 helicopter was almost grounded for good due to financial issues, and has been grounded since mid-July. But with the lent camera, the helicopter has now resumed full time duty. A new camera… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Sep-16

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STARS Rescue raises more $516,000

STARS Rescue raises more $516,000

More than $516,000 was raised by five Saskatchewan community and business leaders at the second annual Rescue on the Prairie fundraising event for STARS air ambulance, held Thursday at a remote prairie location near St. Denis, SK. “I was really honoured that I was chosen to participate,” said Kindersley-based participant Garth MacDonald. “It’s been fun…. Read more »

Source: STARS, 19-Sep-16

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Canadian operator buys Sikorsky S-76D

Canadian operator buys Sikorsky S-76D

Fig Air Inc., a Toronto-based VIP and corporate helicopter operator, has signed for a Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter.  This sale will result in the first delivery of the Sikorsky S-76D helicopter to a Canadian helicopter operator. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT). Charles Bouchard, chief executive for Lockheed Martin Canada and a former Royal… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 13-Sep-16

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Canadian Air Force expecting CH-148 Cyclone project completion in 2025

Canadian Air Force expecting CH-148 Cyclone project completion in 2025

The Canadian air force faces an issue as their order of 28 new CH-148 Cyclone helicopters from Sikorksy Aircraft has been projected to only be completed in 2025. Earlier agreements had said that the order of the new fleet would be done by 2022. This new addition in time creates a problem as the new… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Sep-16

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Navy and Coastguards from 11 countries meet for HOSTAC conference

Navy and Coastguards from 11 countries meet for HOSTAC conference

Navy and Coast Guard representatives from 11 countries came together for dialogue and information sharing during a Helicopter Operations from Ships other Than Aircraft Carriers (HOSTAC) conference in Singapore, Aug 29-Sept 2. Conference participants represented Great Britain, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the United States. HOSTAC is an… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 08-Sep-16

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New Thermal Imaging Camera funded by Winnipeg Police

The Winnipeg Police Service is pleased to announce that funding for a new thermal imaging camera has been put in place for AIR1. The commitment for complete funding was approved today by the Winnipeg Police Board. The Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg had each allocated monies for the camera.  However, due to exchange… Read more »

Source: ec120-winnipeg-police, 05-Sep-16

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HeliJet Restrictions for British Columbia

HeliJet Restrictions for British Columbia

HeliJet, the air ambulance company, has been restricted in their use of helipads and is no longer allowed to land at seven hospitals in the province of British Columbia. Although they have temporary exemptions for five of these hospitals, they still cannot land at Surrey Memorial and Royal Columbian and are not allowed to land… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Sep-16

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New Helipad at Vaughan, Canada

New Helipad at Vaughan, Canada

The Southwest Hants Fire Station in Vaughan, Canada, celebrated the first use of it’s new helipad as The Life Flight helicopter touched ground. It was a joyous occasion met by the community and firefighters from Southwest Hants Fire Station, Wolfville, Brooklyn and Hansport. This new helipad serves as a midway between Vaughan and Chester, with… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Sep-16

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Register Update – Canada – August 2016

Register Update – Canada – August 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 02-Sep-16

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Waypoint leases pre-owned AW139 to Canadian EMS operator

Waypoint leases pre-owned AW139 to Canadian EMS operator

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has acquired a pre-owned AW139 in EMS configuration on the open market and placed it on long-term lease to Ornge in support of EMS operations in Ontario, Canada. The aircraft is additional to Waypoint’s current AW139 fleet and order… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 30-Aug-16

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US Dept of Homeland Security sell their two AW139s

US Dept of Homeland Security sell their two AW139s

The US Dept of Homeland Security has sold their two AgustaWestland AW139s, as confirmed in recent days by an updated entry on the FAA register. The purchaser is listed as Guardian Helicopters of Calgary in the Canadian province of Alberta. The operator’s website says that Guardian Helicopters was formed in 1995 in Fort Nelson B.C…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Aug-16

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STARS Lottery Saskatchewan gives away over $4 Million in prizes

STARS Lottery Saskatchewan gives away over $4 Million in prizes

Celebrations are taking place across the province today following the announcement of the 2016 STARS Lottery Saskatchewan winners. The fifth annual lottery was the most successful to date in terms of revenue generated, and organizers are grateful to supporters for helping the fundraiser do so well, despite recent economic constraints in the province. “The people… Read more »

Source: STARS, 14-Aug-16

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Universal Helicopters picks SkyTrac for Flight Report Automation

Universal Helicopters picks SkyTrac for Flight Report Automation

Universal Helicopters has selected SKYTRAC systems to automate crew position and flight reports, and to track airframe maintenance metrics for their AS350, Bell 206 and Bell 407 aircraft. With services extending into Canada’s High Arctic, UHNL required a solution that could transmit timely and accurate flight data back to a centrally located operations team even… Read more »

Source: SkyTrac, 11-Aug-16

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Remote Helicopters selects Cirro flight management software

Remote Helicopters selects Cirro flight management software

Remote Helicopters selected Cirro flight management software, installing it on all of their computers and mobile devices used for the company’s fleet of 11 aircraft. Remote Helicopters provides services for the petroleum and gas industry, as well as forestry and mining & exploration. The company also specializes in thermal infrared services. Remote Helicopters has four… Read more »

Source: Cirro, 11-Aug-16

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Register Update – Canada – July 2016

Register Update – Canada – July 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 09-Aug-16

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Viterra Renews Partnership With STARS Air Ambulance

Viterra Renews Partnership With STARS Air Ambulance

Viterra Inc. (“Viterra”) is pleased to announce that it is continuing its partnership with STARS Air Ambulance (STARS) to sponsor its 2017 calendar. The calendars will be available for purchase at most Viterra facilities in Western Canada. This year’s campaign kicked off at Viterra’s Crossfield, AB grain facility at an event with officials from both… Read more »

Source: Viterra, 29-Jul-16

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