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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

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

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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

Leonardo joins IMP again for Canadian AW101 upgrade program

Leonardo joins IMP again for Canadian AW101 upgrade program

Leonardo Helicopters and IMP Aerospace & Defence (IMP) are pleased to announce that “Team Cormorant” has been re-established to support the modernization of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) fleet of EH101/CH-149 Cormorant Search and Rescue (SAR) helicoptersand expansion of the fleet through the conversion of AW101-519 helicopters. Team Cormorant comprises Leonardo Helicopters, the Original… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 12-Jun-17

Team Cormorant re-established for Canadian AW101 Mid-Life Upgrade

Team Cormorant re-established for Canadian AW101 Mid-Life Upgrade

Leonardo Helicopters and IMP Aerospace & Defence (IMP) are pleased to announce that “Team Cormorant” has been re-established to support the modernization of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) fleet of EH101/CH-149 Cormorant Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopters and the expansion of the fleet through the conversion of AW101-519 helicopters. Team Cormorant comprises Leonardo Helicopters,… Read more »

Source: IMP GROUP, 30-May-17

Military S-92 Grounded in Canada since 10 March

Military S-92 Grounded in Canada since 10 March

The Royal Canadian Air Force has had their CH-148 Cyclone helicopters grounded since 10 March. This was after an incident where one of the helicopters had a “momentary change in the descent rate.” A team from Sikorsky is currently at 12 Wing Shearwater, where the incident occurred, to conduct an investigation into the helicopter in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-May-17

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

StandardAero celebrates 50 years supporting the RR Model 250

StandardAero celebrates 50 years supporting the RR Model 250

The annual Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo 2017 marks the 50th year that StandardAero has offered Roll-Royce M250 helicopter engine services to the industry. The company was first contracted in 1967, then by Allison Engine Company, to provide engine MRO services for the Canadian Air Force CH-136 Kiowa helicopter fleet. Through collaboration with Rolls-Royce and… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 08-Mar-17

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Frasca International Sells Helicopter Simulator to Royal Canadian Air Force

Frasca International Sells Helicopter Simulator to Royal Canadian Air Force

Frasca International has sold a Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD) for the Bell CH-139 JetRanger helicopter for use by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) No. 3 Flying Training School (3 FTS). KF Aerospace Defence Programs is the prime contractor for the RCAF’s Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS) program at the Portage la Prairie… Read more »

Source: Frasca, 06-Mar-17

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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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Canada does a U-Turn on SAR privatisation

Canada does a U-Turn on SAR privatisation

Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced last week that his Government would be launching a spending review across all aspects of the military, making it clear that there was nothing off limits.  A 36 page document was issued, inviting feedback on what the military should – or should not – be involved in. One section… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Apr-16

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Canadian H92 makes first landing on warship at sea

Canadian H92 makes first landing on warship at sea

Bravo Zulu to the first Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) aircrew to successfully land a CH-148 Cyclone [that’s the local designation of the H92 military variant of the S92] helicopter on a Canadian warship at sea, as well as to the ship’s crew of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Halifax, involved with Cyclone testing and… Read more »

Source: RCAF, 25-Feb-16

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RCAF participates in international SAR training in Iceland

RCAF participates in international SAR training in Iceland

Members of 103 Search and Rescue Squadron from 9 Wing Gander, Newfoundland, are returning home after training with the Icelandic Coast Guard and local Search and Rescue teams from February 9-12, 2016. Nine Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) personnel along with a CH-149 Cormorant helicopter took part in multiple exercise scenarios, including training with the… Read more »

17-Feb-16

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First class of Canadian Chinook aircrews graduates

First class of Canadian Chinook aircrews graduates

During a ceremony held today at Garrison Petawawa, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) formally graduated its first class of CH-147F Chinook helicopter aircrews who took part in the new, comprehensive Field Trials Course. Photos of the event will be available for download at www.cae.com/photos. A total of ten RCAF CH-147 Chinook aircrew – six… Read more »

Source: CAE, 09-Feb-16

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07-Jul-15 12414 Sikorsky S61 Lawrencetown, Canada

helicopter was on a routine flight when the crew noticed a drop in hydraulic pressure and were forced to land

07-Jul-15

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CAE launches Canadian Chinook training centre

CAE launches Canadian Chinook training centre

Today at CANSEC, Canada’s premiere defence trade show, CAE announced that a comprehensive suite of CH-147F Chinook simulators and training devices have completed on-site acceptance testing at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Petawawa and are now ready-for-use by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). The RCAF has begun interim pilot training using the CH-147F weapon systems… Read more »

Source: CAE, 28-May-15

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Canadian SAR crews conclude another successful annual training exercise

Canadian SAR crews conclude another successful annual training exercise

Mass casualties litter the rigid terrain in a remote location on northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Two hikers lie injured in a mountainous region inaccessible by road. And a small multi-engine aircraft is still missing along the coast of mainland British Columbia, the next of kin anxious for positive news of its location. These are… Read more »

Source: RCAF, 23-Mar-15

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First Canadian F-model Chinook flight engineer earns his wings

First Canadian F-model Chinook flight engineer earns his wings

Corporal Reid Bellamy achieved a significant milestone for his squadron – 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron – late last month. On February 24, 2015, the squadron’s commanding officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Chris McKenna, presented CH-147F Chinook helicopter flight engineer (FE) wings to Corporal Bellamy. To earn his wings, Corporal Bellamy successfully completed operational cadre training for the new… Read more »

Source: RCAF, 20-Mar-15

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Canada – 443 Maritime Helicopter Sqn invests new honorary colonel

Canada – 443 Maritime Helicopter Sqn invests new honorary colonel

Colonel Patrick MacNamara, commanding officer of 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron, invested the squadron’s new honorary colonel in a December 8, 2014, ceremony in Patricia Bay, British Columbia. Honorary Colonel Michael Sudul stepped into the position vacated by outgoing Honorary Colonel Jeffrey Morris, who served since 2009. Colonel Lise Bourgon, 12 Wing’s commander, presided over the… Read more »

Source: RCAF, 20-Mar-15

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Bluedrop Training & Simulation works closer with Allied Wings Consortium

Bluedrop Training & Simulation works closer with Allied Wings Consortium

Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc., a subsidiary of Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (“Bluedrop”) (TSX-V: BPL), was recently awarded two new contracts by Allied Wings, operators of the Contracted Flight Training and Support (CFTS) program, to develop Phase III Multi-Engine & Helicopter courseware. These projects are part of a larger scope of work that sees Allied… Read more »

Source: Bluedrop, 16-Dec-14

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06-Oct-14 Bell CH-124 Eastern Passage, Canada

Emergency landing after gearbox sensor detected an anomaly. Landed at Hartland Point Golf Course and was then towed by road to 12 Wing Shearwater.

06-Oct-14

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29-Sep-14 Bell 412CF Shaw Island, Canada

Precautionary landing after rotor blades struck a wire on the Canadian Coast Guard vessel Sir William Alexander

29-Sep-14

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Boeing Completes Delivery of Canadian CH-147F Chinooks

Boeing Completes Delivery of Canadian CH-147F Chinooks

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Royal Canadian Air Force today celebrated the delivery of the 15th CH-147F Medium-to-Heavy-Lift Helicopter, ensuring advanced operational capability for the Canadian Chinook fleet. “The Medium-to-Heavy-Lift Helicopter project is making an exemplary contribution to the Canada First Defence Strategy,” said Col. Andrew Fleming, program manager for the Medium Heavy Lift Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 02-Jul-14

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Canadian Forces Rescue Crew Wins Two More International Awards

Canadian Forces Rescue Crew Wins Two More International Awards

Royal Canadian Air Force Rescue Crew 912 continues to receive accolades for a daring rescue with an AW101/CH-149 “Cormorant”  helicopter. The latest awards are from the international aviation community for Captain Jonathon Groten, Captain Aaron Noble, Sergeant Bradley Hiscock, Master Warrant Officer Jeffrey Warden, and Master Corporal Mark Vokey. On February 25, 2014, the crew… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Mar-14

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13-Oct-13 146432 Bell 412CF (CH-146) Wilson, Canada

Emergency field landing after ingesting a bird

13-Oct-13

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Boeing delivers 5th Canadian CH-147F Chinook

Boeing delivers 5th Canadian CH-147F Chinook

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has delivered the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) fifth CH-147F Chinook helicopter one month ahead of schedule and only three months after the arrival of the first in June, expanding Canada’s military cargo capability while continuing the Chinook program’s history of excellence. “The Canadian Chinook is one of the most advanced military… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 10-Oct-13

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Canada’s first CH-47F includes contribution from Terma

Canada’s first CH-47F includes contribution from Terma

Terma North America Inc., a subsidiary of Terma A/S, Denmark is providing the Royal Canadian Air Force with first-of-its-kind capability on new Boeing [NYSE: BA] CH-47F Chinook helicopters. Terma supplies the Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) integrator for the recently delivered Canadian Chinook helicopter. The integrator – the Electronic Warfare Management System (EWMS) – features dual cockpit displays and integrates… Read more »

Source: Terma, 20-Aug-13

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15-Jul-13 Sikorsky S61/CH-124 CFB Shearwater, Canada

Helicopter “toppled over”.  More details to follow soon

15-Jul-13

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Canada’s first CH-147F Chinook due this week

Canada’s first CH-147F Chinook due this week

Media have been invited to join the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Q.C., Associate Minister of National Defence responsible for military procurement and the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, at a ceremony to mark the delivery of Canada’s first new CH-147F Chinook helicopter on Thursday, June 27 at 09:30 a.m.

Source: Canadian National Defence, 26-Jun-13

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Vector Aerospace proposes avionics update for Canada’s 412s

Vector Aerospace proposes avionics update for Canada’s 412s

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector) will be exhibiting at Canada’s Defence & Security Showcase (CANSEC), taking place at the Ernst & Young Centre in Ottawa, Ontario from May 29th – 30th, 2013 (Booth #809). Vector Aerospace continues to be active in providing helicopter operators with robust, cost effective cockpit upgrade solutions.  Their latest concept,… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 29-May-13

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Weatherhaven to make portable maintenance shelters for Canada’s Chinooks

Weatherhaven to make portable maintenance shelters for Canada’s Chinooks

Today, the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Q.C., Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Delta – Richmond East announced the awarding of a significant subcontract that will create jobs in British Columbia and play an important role in supporting Canada’s Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopter Project. Weatherhaven, of Burnaby, British Columbia, has been awarded… Read more »

Source: Canadian Defence, 28-May-13

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Royal Canadian Air Force begins TigerEx 2013

Royal Canadian Air Force begins TigerEx 2013

Search and Rescue technicians, aircrew, maintainers, and other support personnel from 8 Wing Trenton today began an annual search and rescue exercise in Churchill, Manitoba, which will run from May 13-17. “Our Government is seized with improving our search and rescue system,”said the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence. “Search and Rescue technicians harness… Read more »

Source: Royal Canadian Air Force, 16-May-13

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Canadian military reports on CH-146 Griffon accident of July 6th 2009

Canadian military reports on CH-146 Griffon accident of July 6th 2009

The Flight Safety Investigative Report and Epilogue of the fatal air accident involving the Griffon helicopter CH146434 that occurred on July 6, 2009, near Kandahar Air Field, is now available on the Air Force Directorate of Flight Safety website. The Flight Safety Investigative Report describes factual data and includes a comprehensive analysis of all factors… Read more »

Source: Canadian military, 06-Feb-13

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22-Nov-12 Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King Halifax, Canada

Emergency landing after hydraulic failure.  5 POB, no injuries

22-Nov-12

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AgustaWestland marks 10 years of AW101 with Royal Canadian Air Force

AgustaWestland marks 10 years of AW101 with Royal Canadian Air Force

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that its fleet of AW101 (formerly EH101) “Cormorant” search and rescue helicopters has achieved dual milestones of 10 years active service with the Royal Canadian Air Force and 50,000 operating hours. “Canada’s Cormorants are the benchmark for AW101s around the world,” said Jeremy Tracy, AgustaWestland’s Head of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Oct-12

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New commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force announced

New commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force announced

Defence Minister Peter McKay has announced the senior appointments for the Royal Canadian Air Force, including the selection of Major-General (soon to be promoted to lieutenant-general) Yvan Blondin as the new commander of the RCAF. He will assume command of the RCAF, succeeding LGen André Deschamps who will retire, at a change of command ceremony… Read more »

Source: Royal Canadian Air Force, 05-Sep-12

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Change of Command for Canada’s 442 Squadron

Change of Command for Canada’s 442 Squadron

Flanked by yellow and red search and rescue (SAR) aircraft and before the formed ranks of blue-uniformed members of 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron, Lieutenant-Colonel Todd Sharp took command from LCol Jonathan Bouchard in a ceremony held today at 19 Wing, Comox. “Operations are not always easy on our families and I truly appreciated the… Read more »

Source: Royal Canadian Air Force, 31-Aug-12

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408 Tac Hel Sqn helps Air Cadets prepare for UAV competition

408 Tac Hel Sqn helps Air Cadets prepare for UAV competition

Members of 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, based in Edmonton, Alta., but under the command of 1 Wing Kingston, Ont., are helping a group of young Air Cadets from Edmonton prepare for a prestigious youth aerospace competition in England in July. Sergeant Mike Scott and Corporal Moe Woodworth are applying the expertise they gained in Afghanistan… Read more »

Source: Royal Canadian Air Force, 04-Jun-12

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Griffons provide fire power in Exercise Maple Strike

Griffons provide fire power in Exercise Maple Strike

408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, based at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton but under the command of 1 Wing Kingston, Ont., took part in Exercise Maple Strike at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright from April 15 to 27. Ex Maple Strike allowed 408 Tac Hel Sqn to participate as an asset for joint tactical air controller (JTAC) training…. Read more »

Source: Royal Canadian Air Force, 04-Jun-12

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13-Feb-12 146453 Bell 412 Yellowknife, Canada

Wirestrike approaching Yellowknife airport at around 7:50 p.m. MT with 3 POB and the aircraft sustained significant damage.  It  was returning to the airport after conducting air operations in support of Exercise Arctic Ram. It is from 408 Tactical Helicopter Detachment and is normally stationed at CFB Edmonton.  The Bell 412 is known as the… Read more »

13-Feb-12

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Canada’s 408 Sqn celebrates its heritage

Canada’s 408 Sqn celebrates its heritage

Thirteen members from CFB Edmonton-based 408 Tactical Helicopter (TH) Squadron flew to Nanton, Alta, home of the Bomber Command Museum and the Lancaster FM159, to celebrate the Squadron’s 70th anniversary, the museum’s 25th anniversary and the unveiling of newly acquired Halifax Bomber parts. It was a weekend filled with immense passion, amazing stories and the… Read more »

Source: Canadian National Defence, 03-Oct-11

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Canada sends three 412s to support Jamaica for 2011 hurricane season

Canada sends three 412s to support Jamaica for 2011 hurricane season

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, today announced that in response to a request from the Government of Jamaica, Canada is deploying three CH-146 Griffon tactical helicopters and 65 Canadian Forces personnel to support the Jamaica Defence Force during the 2011 hurricane season. “Our government is committed to ensuring that our Canadian Forces are… Read more »

Source: Canadian DND, 12-Aug-11

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03-Jul-11 AgustaWestland AW101 Summerside, Canada

A woman holding an infant was injured by a sign that came loose when a helicopter was practising its landing at the Summerside, P.E.I., waterfront Sunday before being used to transport visting royalty.  The AW101 is known locally in Canada as the CH-149 Cormorant

03-Jul-11

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Canada buys nine US-101s from suspended VH-71 program

Canada buys nine US-101s from suspended VH-71 program

One of the pledges made by Barack Obama prior to being elected President was to was to cancel the presidential VH-71 Kestrel helicopter program – which had been awarded by his predessor George Bush after British prime minister Tony Blair had cosied up to him on behalf of AgustaWestland.  However, Bush’s administration then changed the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jun-11

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Sikorsky delivers interim CH-148 Cyclone to Canadian military

Sikorsky delivers interim CH-148 Cyclone to Canadian military

Shearwater, N.S. – The first interim maritime helicopter, the CH-148 Cyclone, arrived at 12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia, last week to support training of Canadian Forces (CF) aircrew and technicians for the Maritime Helicopter Project. “The arrival of this helicopter in Shearwater demonstrates progress with this project and brings us one step closer towards the… Read more »

Source: Canadian Dept National Defence, 19-May-11

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US Marines lift damaged Canadian Chinook to safety

US Marines lift damaged Canadian Chinook to safety

CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan –Canadian and U.S. forces safely recovered a downed Canadian Forces CH-47 Chinook helicopter during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, May 17. Utilizing a trio CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461, with assistance from 2nd Marine Logistics Group’s helicopter support team, the… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 18-May-11

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16-May-11 147205 Boeing CH-47 Panjwaii district, Afghanistan

Four Canadian soldiers were injured, one of them seriously, when a Chinook helicopter crashed on landing under moonlight in a remote part of Panjwaii district in southern Afghanistan early Monday morning

16-May-11

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22-Feb-11 146476 Bell 412 Yuma, US-Arizona

Brown out at 30 to 40 ft during an NVG approach

22-Feb-11

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Honeywell to provide APU for Canadian Chinooks

Honeywell to provide APU for Canadian Chinooks

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that Boeing has selected the 36-150 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) for CH-147 helicopters that will be delivered to Canada. “Honeywell engines and auxiliary power units are powering helicopters around the world, but the Canadian Forces program marks the first selection of Honeywell’s APU for a Chinook helicopter,” said Vicki Panhuise,… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 17-Nov-10

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Latitude awarded satcom contract for Canadian military 412s

Latitude awarded satcom contract for Canadian military 412s

Victoria, British Columbia, October 25, 2010 — Latitude Technologies Corp. of Victoria, BC, has been awarded the contract to supply up to 95 of its SkyNode® S200 satellite communication systems for the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) CH-146 Griffon helicopter fleet. The contract is the result of Latitude’s diligent work over the years to… Read more »

Source: Latitude Technologies, 26-Oct-10

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10-Aug-10 (Serial TBA) Sikorsky S61 Lower Sackville, Canada

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05-Aug-10 (Serial TBA) Boeing CH-47 Armarah, Afghanistan

05-Aug-10

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Canadian military defends SAR response in Cougar S92 enquiry

Canadian military defends SAR response in Cougar S92 enquiry

It took two hours for a pair of military search and rescue (SAR) helicopters to arrive at the crash site – more than one hour after Cougar Helicopters’ SAR chopper arrived at the scene

Source: The Telegram, 29-Jan-10

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06-Jul-09 146434 Bell B412 northeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan (3F)

6-Jul-09 Bell B412 northeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan

06-Jul-09

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