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Rocky Mountain Heliport Now Open

Rocky Mountain Heliport Now Open

Transport Canada has finally received the green card to land at the new heliport at the Rocky Mountain House Health Centre. The town’s iconic water tower had to be demolished in order for Transport Canada to have a clear flight path. The STARS helicopter had to land at Rocky Mountain House airport with their patients… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Aug-17

Transport Canada approves Alpine Aerotech B206L exhaust duct repair

Transport Canada approves Alpine Aerotech B206L exhaust duct repair

ALPINE AEROTECH announced that they have officially acquired a Transport Canada Repair Design Approval (RDA) for their comprehensive 206L Exhaust Duct Repair. Through years of MRO experience, Alpine Aerotech is conscious of OEM component, repair and overhaul (CR&O) constraints, which has led them to develop a series of cost-effective repairs for exhaust components that were… Read more »

Source: Alpine Aerotech, 03-Aug-17

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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

FAA approves Dart Aerospace R66 utility baskets

FAA approves Dart Aerospace R66 utility baskets

FAA has issued an STC for the DART R66 Heli-Utility-Basket™ as a validation of the previously issued Transport Canada approval. “The R66 Helicopter Utility-Basket from DART Aerospace has added great operational flexibility to Valley B Aviation’s Robinson R66 aircraft.  The initial installation of the provisions was seamless and straight forward, and the field installation is… Read more »

Source: Dart Aerospace, 03-Jul-17

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

H125 FastFin Approved by Transport Canada

H125 FastFin Approved by Transport Canada

BLR Aerospace today announced that its FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System has been approved by Transport Canada for installation on Canadian registered Airbus H125/AS350 helicopters. The H125 FastFin System was certified in late 2016 by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and recently received approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The System… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 10-May-17

Helipad scheduled for Northern Lights Regional Health Centre

Helipad scheduled for Northern Lights Regional Health Centre

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is planning for a new heliport with direct access to the emergency department at Northern Lights Regional Health Centre. Construction on the heliport – to be located on land at the rear of the hospital near the emergency department, operating room and intensive care unit – is expected to begin late… Read more »

Source: Alberta Health Services, 10-Apr-17

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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Maxcraft Avionics Receives STC for Category “A” Urban Operations from Ground Level and Elevated Heliports

Maxcraft Avionics Receives STC for Category “A” Urban Operations from Ground Level and Elevated Heliports

Maxcraft Avionics Ltd announced that they have received Transport Canada STC SH16-53 for Category “A” Urban Operations from Ground Level and Elevated Heliports. Sikorsky S76C+/C++ aircraft equipped with this STC can achieve operational approval for takeoff and landings at H1 designated heliports. Multiple Canadian EMS rotorcraft operators faced suspension of H1 heliport operations at critical… Read more »

Source: Maxcraft Avionics, 06-Mar-17

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Transport Canada approves RAMM R44 Wipe Clean Headliner Kit

Transport Canada approves RAMM R44 Wipe Clean Headliner Kit

RAMM Aerospace is pleased to announce the Transport Canada approval of their R44 Wipe Clean Bulkhead/Headliner Kit. FAA and EASA approvals are pending. The RAMM Aerospace TCCA STC SH16-48 provides R44 operators a complete replacement Bulkhead/Headliner Kit. Each of the insulation panels are supplied neatly wrapped with a aviation grade synthetic leather for a quick… Read more »

Source: RAMM Aerospace, 31-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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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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RAMM Frameless Seat Cushions approved by Transport Canada

RAMM Frameless Seat Cushions approved by Transport Canada

RAMM Aerospace is pleased to announce that the Bell 206/407 Frameless Seat Cushions are now Transport Canada approved. The HELIFAB TCCA STC SH16-41 eliminates the 206/407 seat frame entirely for all FWD facing passenger seats and will be available for all seating positions in the near future. The kits has been previously approved by the… Read more »

Source: RAMM Aerospace, 21-Oct-16

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Bell closer to 505 Jet Ranger X Certification

Bell closer to 505 Jet Ranger X Certification

Bell Helicopter aims to finish production and be able to delivery and get certification for its new 505 Jet Ranger X. The approval for the craft was set to be done by November by Transport Canada, reports Flight Global, but Bell declined to give an exact date. Most of the flight tests have been done…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Oct-16

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AEM MCP02 Master Caution Panel approved by Transport Canada

AEM MCP02 Master Caution Panel approved by Transport Canada

The MCP02 Master Caution Panel system, which has been designed for the S-61/Sea King series of helicopters, has been awarded STC SH16-25 by Transport Canada. The plug & play replacement for the Grimes units offer reduced weight (5.8lbs vs 3.57lbs combined), high reliability, an integrated state recorder and LED technology with customizable legends. NVG lighting option is also available. AEM worked in collaboration with… Read more »

Source: AEM, 19-Jun-16

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FAA and Transport Canada approve R44 hook from Onboard Systems

FAA and Transport Canada approve R44 hook from Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its new Remote Hook Electrical Release Kit for the Robinson R44 Raven II aircraft has been STC certified by the FAA and Transport Canada. Onboard has also submitted this kit to EASA for certification in Europe. Onboard’s Remote Hook… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 27-Apr-16

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VIH Aerospace adds AW139 to Transport Canada approvals

VIH Aerospace adds AW139 to Transport Canada approvals

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services (exhibiting at Heli-Expo Booth # 1209) has now added the AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter to its Transport Canada – Approved Maintenance Organization Certificate. With this addition, VIH Aerospace is now approved by the regulatory body to perform specific… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 02-Mar-16

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FAA and Transport Canada approve R66 flights in snow

FAA and Transport Canada approve R66 flights in snow

On November 13th, in Spray Lakes, Canada, Robinson’s R66 Turbine passed the FAA’s and Transport Canada’s test to allow flight in snow conditions. The stringent test requires extended flight in weather conditions that are difficult to find even in Canada. When alerted by Canadian based dealer Eric Gould of Aerial Recon that the right combination… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 07-Dec-15

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FAA signs STC agreements with EASA and TC

FAA signs STC agreements with EASA and TC

On September 15, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed agreements with two international regulatory partners, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Transport Canada (TCCA) that allow the authorities to rely on each other’s regulatory systems. The agreements will eliminate duplicate processes, get safety enhancing equipment installed on aircraft more quickly, and save time and… Read more »

Source: FAA, 30-Sep-15

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Transport Canada approves Metro Aviation EC135 and AS350 simulators

Transport Canada approves Metro Aviation EC135 and AS350 simulators

Since opening in 2012, the Helicopter Flight Training Center has hosted several global customers for state-of-the-art flight and maintenance training. Canadians will now join the list of international customers due to the recent Transport Canada certification of the training center’s EC135 Level D full motion simulator and AS350 Level 7 flight training device. Transport Canada… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 22-Sep-15

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Demand for Aspen’s Evolution Flight Displays for Helicopters on the Rise

Demand for Aspen’s Evolution Flight Displays for Helicopters on the Rise

Aspen Avionics (Booth #3164) announced today the company has enjoyed overwhelming market acceptance of its Evolution Flight Display System for helicopters. The company has sold over 500 Evolution Flight Displays to both Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and in the aftermarket. In addition to being a factory option for Robinson’s R22, R44 Raven I, R44 Raven… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 01-Mar-15

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Transport Canada certifies Aero Design MEGA Basket for Bell 205 and 212

Transport Canada certifies Aero Design MEGA Basket for Bell 205 and 212

Aero Design is ecstatic to announce the Canadian certification of The Aero Design MEGA Basket for the Bell 205 and 212. The cargo basket features a huge 108.8” length, massive 29” width and is available with a low profile lid offering 21” inside height or a high profile lid offering an exceptional 27.1” inside height…. Read more »

Source: Aero Design, 15-Feb-15

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Transport Canada approves PW206B3 engine for EC135P3

Transport Canada approves PW206B3 engine for EC135P3

Transport Canada has given its seal of approval to Pratt & Whitney Canada’s new PW206B3 engine, selected to power the new Airbus Helicopters EC135 P3 light, multipurpose twin-engine helicopter. The updated EC135 P3, announced at Heli-Expo 2013, is scheduled to enter service in the first quarter of 2015. The PW206B3, which received Transport Canada certification… Read more »

Source: PWC, 07-Jul-14

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FAA and Transport Canada approve Dart R66 Cargo Mirror and Bearpaws

FAA and Transport Canada approve Dart R66 Cargo Mirror and Bearpaws

DART Aerospace is pleased to announce that it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for its R66 Cargo Mirror and R66 Bearpaws; EASA approval should follow shortly. The DART Cargo Mirror mounts easily to the Fwd end of the right hand skidtube to provide better viewing of the… Read more »

Source: Dart, 23-Apr-14

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Canada approves Dart’s R66 Emergency Float System

Canada approves Dart’s R66 Emergency Float System

DART Aerospace is pleased to announce that, as part of a bilateral agreement between the US and Canada, Transport Canada has confirmed that DART’s R66 Emergency Float System can now be installed in Canada. The new float system designed and manufactured by DART, is the only emergency float system currently available on the market that… Read more »

Source: Dart Aerospace, 22-Apr-14

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Aviation Specialties Unlimited Obtains FAA and Transport Canada STC for S76B

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Obtains FAA and Transport Canada STC for S76B

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc. (ASU) added a new Transport Canada and revised FAA STC to its growing list of STCs after successfully completing an NVIS Lighting System installation on a Sikorsky S76 B in Canada. “This is the fifth joint STC with the FAA and Transport Canada that we have obtained for NVG use on… Read more »

Source: ASU, 13-Mar-14

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Canada – Maxcraft Avionics adds EC120, EC130, AS350, AS355 to Garmin G500H STC

Canada – Maxcraft Avionics adds EC120, EC130, AS350, AS355 to Garmin G500H STC

TC STC SH12-43 for installation of the Garmin G500H Flight Display System revised to include the following models: AS350 B, B1, B2, B3 BA, D, AS355 E, F, F1, F2, N, NP, EC130 B4 and EC120 B rotorcraft. Approval for the G500H includes installation of interfaced systems including Garmin’s Digital AHRS and ADC, WAAS GPS… Read more »

Source: Maxcraft Avionics, 01-Jul-13

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Whistler Health Care Centre’s helipad facing closure – again

Whistler Health Care Centre’s helipad facing closure – again

Transport Canada says it’s considering suspending operations because vehicles and pedestrians have failed to observe traffic laws requiring them to stop while helicopters are landing or taking off. – see full story

Source: Pique, 13-Jun-13

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Donaldson announces Canadian STC for LongRanger inlet barrier filter

Donaldson announces Canadian STC for LongRanger inlet barrier filter

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), is pleased to announce a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from Transport Canada (TC) for an Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system for the Bell 206L/LR helicopter.  The IBF provides critical year-round engine protection in all environments, from typical ramp operations to off-airport and remote… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 05-Mar-13

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Replacement Cyclic Friction certified for Bell 206B, 206L and 407

Replacement Cyclic Friction certified for Bell 206B, 206L and 407

AERO Design Ltd. proudly announces Transport Canada certification of our Replacement Cyclic Friction Assembly for the Bell 206B, 206L Series, and 407, Supplemental Type Certificate SH12-59. The Replacement Cyclic Friction Assembly is a direct replacement for the original knob and shaft assembly used to tighten the cyclic friction. The replacement part removes the typical wear… Read more »

Source: Aero Design, 12-Dec-12

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Transport Canada admits shortage of aviation safety inspectors

Transport Canada admits shortage of aviation safety inspectors

Transport Canada admitted Tuesday it is short of nearly 100 inspectors (see full story)

Source: Vancouver Sun, 28-Nov-12

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Canada – North Shore Rescue hoist equipment used, but not certified

Canada – North Shore Rescue hoist equipment used, but not certified

HETS Issue Resolved! Transport Canada and Manufacturer have come to an agreement that will get HETS teams back in the air. Recently, due to the meticulous work of North Shore Rescue’s equipment officer, a serious issue relating to all the helicopter external transport system (HETS) kits in Canada was brought to light. Although this problem… Read more »

Source: North Shore News, 05-Nov-12

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Transport Canada approves AKV’s Exceedence Trend Monitoring System for AS350

Transport Canada approves AKV’s Exceedence Trend Monitoring System for AS350

AKV Inc an affiliated partner of DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce receipt of Transport Canada approval for their new ETM1000 Exceedence and Trend Monitoring System.  AKV Inc.’s Exceedence Trend Monitoring System is designed to continuously monitor and record all engine and drive train parameters for values in excess of the airframe and engine operating… Read more »

Source: Dart Helicopter Services, 11-Jul-12

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Transport Canada approves United Rotorcraft EMS interior for Bell 429

Transport Canada approves United Rotorcraft EMS interior for Bell 429

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that Transport Canada has approved the supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Bell 429 United Rotorcraft air medical critical care interior. Bell Helicopter is featuring a Bell 429 in this interior configuration at the Farnborough International Airshow this week. The United Rotorcraft air medical critical… Read more »

Source: Bell, 10-Jul-12

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ASU receives Transport Canada approval for MD Explorer

ASU receives Transport Canada approval for MD Explorer

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) have received Transport Canada approval for cockpit modifications on the MD900. ASU completed a cockpit modification for Yukon Territory based Horizon Helicopters. The MD900 will be used for Emergency Medical Services and Search and Rescue missions. “We chose ASU because they came highly recommended from a pilot that knew their work… Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 06-Jun-12

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Concorde Battery announces AW139 STC in US, Canada and Brazil

Concorde Battery announces AW139 STC in US, Canada and Brazil

Concorde Battery is pleased to announce AW139 FAA approved STC SR03072NY, Transport Canada approved STC SH11-47 and Brazil ANAC STC 2012S04-04 replacing the standard nickel cadmium batteries with Concorde’s Sealed Lead Acid Recombinant Gas (RG®), Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries. SR03072NY, SH11-47 and 2012S04-04 replace the 27AH Nickel Cadmium auxiliary battery with a RG-407, 27AH… Read more »

Source: Concorde Battery, 15-May-12

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R66 certification – Canada closer, EASA still ongoing

R66 certification – Canada closer, EASA still ongoing

Robinson Helicopter Co are continuing to work through a number of outstanding issues in getting the R66 certified in Europe by EASA.  THe main obstacle remains the design of the hydraulic servo.  EASA is evaluating what is referred to as an “Equivalent Level Of Safety” finding which is in progress between RHC and the FAA…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Apr-12

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Transport Canada approve Dart’s rear locker extender for AS355N/NP

Transport Canada approve Dart’s rear locker extender for AS355N/NP

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce the addition of the Eurocopter AS355N/NP models to DART Aerospace Ltd.’s (DAS) Transport Canada STC for the Rear Locker Extender. The Rear Locker Extender installs in the aft end of the existing baggage compartment and allows operators to carry cargo that is normally difficult to stow. Constructed from… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 18-Apr-12

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CHC Safety & Quality Summit wins award

CHC Safety & Quality Summit wins award

Transport Canada proudly celebrated air transportation safety in Canada by announcing the winner of the 2012 Aviation Safety Award. This year, the award was presented to the Canadian Helicopter Corporation (CHC) Safety & Quality Summit. “The CHC Safety & Quality Summit provides a valuable opportunity for those working in the field of aviation to come… Read more »

Source: Transport Canada, 28-Mar-12

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Dart announces certification of AW139 maintenance kits

Dart announces certification of AW139 maintenance kits

DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce Transport Canada, FAA, EASA and ANAC approval of DART Aerospace Ltd.’s (DAS) Maintenance Kits for AgustaWestland AB139/AW139 series of aircraft. The DAS Maintenance Kits are designed to enhance the operations and maintenance of AB139/AW139 aircraft. Maintenance Step The DAS Maintenance Steps allow the pilot and maintenance personnel… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 27-Mar-12

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Canada approves STC for Aspen Avionics Evolution Pro-H in AS350

Canada approves STC for Aspen Avionics Evolution Pro-H in AS350

Aspen Avionics announced today that Aeronav Avionics Inc, a full-service avionics system repair and maintenance company, has received Transport Canada STC approval for installation of Aspen’s single Evolution Pro H Primary Flight Display, and the 1500H and 2000H dual flight display systems in the AS350 series helicopter. The installation approval allows for night VFR configuration,… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 27-Mar-12

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Dart announces TC/FAA/EASA approval of run-on wearplates for Bell 205/212/214/412/UH-1H

Dart announces TC/FAA/EASA approval of run-on wearplates for Bell 205/212/214/412/UH-1H

DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce Transport Canada, FAA and EASA approval of DART Aerospace Ltd.’s (DAS) Run-on Landing Wearplates for Bell 205/210/212/214/412 and UH-1H series of aircraft. DAS Run-on Landing Wearplates feature an easy thru-bolt installation which makes installation or replacement quick and easy, eliminates clamps over the skidtube and prevents the… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 20-Mar-12

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Lightweight Dart bearpaws certified for B206L, B407 and B429

Lightweight Dart bearpaws certified for B206L, B407 and B429

DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce Transport Canada, FAA, and EASA approval (Brazilian & Japanese approval for 206L and 407 Series) of DART Aerospace Ltd.’s (DAS) Lightweight Bearpaws for Bell 206L and 407 Series and 429 aircraft. DART has developed a new lightweight UHMW Bearpaw that has a larger footprint for additional support… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 13-Mar-12

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R66 hydraulics concerns hold up EASA and Canadian certification

R66 hydraulics concerns hold up EASA and Canadian certification

Canadian and European regulators have held up certification of the five-seat Robinson R66 helicopter and requested more tests on the hydraulic system, said company president Kurt Robinson. (see full story)

20-Feb-12

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Dart announces TC approval for screw-in windshield Kit for Bell 206 series

Dart announces TC approval for screw-in windshield Kit for Bell 206 series

DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce Transport Canada approval of DART Aerospace Ltd.’s (DAS) new Screw-in Windshield Kit for Bell 206A/B/L/L1/L3/L4 model aircraft. FAA and EASA approvals are currently pending. The New DAS Screw-in Windshield Modification Kit allows the operator to replace the existing OEM windshield retainers with quick change out retainers.  While… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 12-Feb-12

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Canada approves 500lb weight increase for Bell 429

Canada approves 500lb weight increase for Bell 429

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it received Transport Canada approval for a 500 lbs. weight increase – to increase the maximum gross weight to 7,500 lbs – for the Bell 429. “This enhancement was the result of continued requests from our customers to yield additional performance from the Bell 429…. Read more »

Source: Bell, 12-Jan-12

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Whistler Medical Centre helipad fails inspection (again)

Whistler Medical Centre helipad fails inspection (again)

After a time when Transport Canada closed a batch of EMS helipads to force certain upgrades, it gave the hospital management teams opportunities to get all the upgrades done.  However, the upgraded pad at Whistler Health Care Centre failed its inspection Thursday (see full story)

Source: Pique, 19-Dec-11

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TC approves Dart Quick Release Heli-Access-Stepâ„¢ for the Bell 206L/407

TC approves Dart Quick Release Heli-Access-Stepâ„¢ for the Bell 206L/407

DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce Transport Canada approval of DART Aerospace’s Ltd. (DAS) Quick Release Heli-Access-Stepâ„¢ for the Bell 206L/L1/L3/L4 and 407 series of aircraft. FAA and EASA approvals are pending. The Quick Release Heli-Access-Stepâ„¢ installs easily to existing Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basketâ„¢ mounts. The step can be quickly mounted by one person… Read more »

Source: Dart Helicopter Services, 24-Nov-11

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Transport Canada approves Dart floats for AW119

Transport Canada approves Dart floats for AW119

DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce Transport Canada approval of Apical Industries AW119MKII Emergency Float Kits.  FAA, EASA and Indonesia approvals have been previously received. The Apical Tri-Bag Emergency Float systems for the AgustaWestland A119 & AW119MKII include 2 forward and 2 aft floats and offer an option for Liferafts integrated with the… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 21-Oct-11

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Dart announces TC approval of B412 Electric Step Replacement Pneumatic Actuator

Dart announces TC approval of B412 Electric Step Replacement Pneumatic Actuator

DART Helicopter Services announces Transport Canada Approval of DART Aerospace’s Electric Step Replacement Pneumatic Actuator for the Bell 412/412EP model of aircraft.  FAA approval has been previously received. The DART Step Actuator Release System replaces electrical linear step actuators with pneumatic actuators. This modification is designed to permit the passenger steps to remain in the… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 05-Oct-11

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Canada approves Garmin’s G500H in Eurocopter AS350 and EC130

Canada approves Garmin’s G500H in Eurocopter AS350 and EC130

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) and Rotorcraft Services Group, an industry leader in helicopter and aircraft services, today announced that Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) has validated the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of Garmin’s G500H glass cockpit in Eurocopter AS350B2, AS350B3 and/or EC130B4 helicopters. With this validation, authorized… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 26-May-11

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Transport Canada to respond to Cougar S92 report

Transport Canada to respond to Cougar S92 report

Canada’s Transportation Minister Chuck Strahl said his officials are reviewing last month’s report from the Transportation Safety Board on its investigation into the crash and said his department would respond to the board by May 7.

Source: CBC, 25-Mar-11

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Max-Viz gains Canadian certification for EVS-1500 on S-76

Max-Viz gains Canadian certification for EVS-1500 on S-76

Max-Viz announced today the Canadian approval of US FAA STC#SR02322AKfor the installation of the EVS-1500 Enhanced Vision System on S-76 A thru C++ helicopters. The Approval was obtained by STC holder and Max-Viz team partner One Sky Aviation. “The S-76 approval process went very smoothly through Transport Canada”, stated Cary Foster, owner of One Sky… Read more »

Source: Max-Viz, 06-Mar-11

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Dart announces TC approval of Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basketâ„¢ for Bell 407s and LongRangers

Dart announces TC approval of Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basketâ„¢ for Bell 407s and LongRangers

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada approval for their Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basketâ„¢ for the Bell 206L/L1/L3/L4 and 407 model aircraft.  FAA and EASA approvals are pending. The new DART Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basketsâ„¢ for light Bell aircraft feature a patent pending and innovative mounting… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 03-Mar-11

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Families of Cougar S92 victims question Canadian certification

Families of Cougar S92 victims question Canadian certification

The families of 15 passengers who died in a March 2009 helicopter crash off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador — and the lone survivor — want the federal transport minister to investigate the certification of the aircraft model involved.

Source: Vancouver Sun, 25-Feb-11

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TrueView receives Transport Canada STC for Enhanced Vision System

TrueView receives Transport Canada STC for Enhanced Vision System

TrueView Enhanced Vision Systems, LLC of Sackets Harbor, NY has obtained Transport Canada approval of their infrared enhanced vision system. The approval, STC SH10-53, compliments the existing FAA STC, #SR02601NY-D for TrueView’s Model 2061-200-320/640 system for the Bell 206 and 206L Series helicopters. About TrueView TrueView manufactures high quality, fully STC’d EVS systems in complete… Read more »

Source: TrueView, 25-Feb-11

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Dart wins TC and EASA approval for LED pulse lights for Bell 412/etc

Dart wins TC and EASA approval for LED pulse lights for Bell 412/etc

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada and EASA approvals for their Cargo Mirror mounted LED Pulse Lights Bell 204/205/210/212/214/412 model of aircraft. FAA approval is still pending. DART LED Pulse Lights install easily on any DART Dual Cargo Mirror and provide excellent forward… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 09-Feb-11

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BC court says federal government must be involved in helicopter lawsuit

BC court says federal government must be involved in helicopter lawsuit

Two widows whose husbands were killed in a British Columbia helicopter crash have won a court fight to add Transport Canada to the list of people and groups they claim are liable. The accident occurred 17-Sep-05

Source: Winnipeg Free Press, 06-Feb-11

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Vector Aerospace receives TC approval for B205 series glass cockpit

Vector Aerospace receives TC approval for B205 series glass cockpit

Langley, BC – Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector – www.vectoraerospace.com), a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation; one of the world’s leading independent providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has recently been granted a Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for an Integrated Cockpit Display System (ICDS, or “glass cockpit installation”) for… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 02-Dec-10

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Dart announces TC approval for Apical’s EC145 cable cutters

Dart announces TC approval for Apical’s EC145 cable cutters

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries has received EASA approval of their Cable Cutters Kit for the EC145 (MBB-BK 117 C-2). FAA approval has been previously received. Transport Canada approval is pending. The Cable Cutters Kit provides a means of protecting the helicopter during a wire strike by… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 16-Nov-10

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PWC and R-R Canada open cold weather engine test facility

PWC and R-R Canada open cold weather engine test facility

The Global Aerospace Centre for Icing and Environmental Research (GLACIER) Inc., a limited joint venture company comprising Rolls-Royce Canada and Pratt & Whitney Canada, has officially opened its new, state-of-the-art cold weather testing and research facility for aircraft engines, in northern Canada. The new facility specializes in ice tests for civil aerospace engine certification programs,… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 09-Nov-10

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Dart adds AS355NP to 8 Eurocopter product STC’s

Dart adds AS355NP to 8 Eurocopter product STC’s

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received approval to add the AS 355 NP models to their Eurocopter product line on 8 STC’s from Transport Canada, the FAA and EASA. Recently updated with the AS355NP models are the following STC’s: From Transport Canada * Bearpaws *… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 25-Oct-10

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Royal Jubilee Hospital helipad upgraded to meet Transport Canada requirements

Royal Jubilee Hospital helipad upgraded to meet Transport Canada requirements

The Royal Jubilee helipad closed Sept. 13 for upgrades that included moving nearby car-parking spaces and instal-ling improved approach lights. The upgrades were recommended in a 2009 Transport Canada audit.

Source: Times Colonist, 17-Oct-10

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Dart announces Transport Canada approval of EC135 Cable Cutters Kit

Dart announces Transport Canada approval of EC135 Cable Cutters Kit

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries has received Transport Canada approval of their Cable Cutters Kit for Eurocopter EC135 P1, T1, P2, T2, P2+, T2+ model helicopters. FAA and EASA approvals have been previously received. The Cable Cutters Kit is designed to protect the helicopter during a wire… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 13-Oct-10

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Dart AS350/355 Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basketsâ„¢ certified by FAA, TC and EASA

Dart AS350/355 Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basketsâ„¢ certified by FAA, TC and EASA

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada, FAA and EASA approvals for their Quick Release Heli-Utility Basketâ„¢ for the AS350/AS355 models of helicopters that is compatible with Eurocopter Squirrel Cheeks. DART’s new quick release baskets are lighter weight and easier to install than its… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Service, 28-Sep-10

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Dart announces TC approval for Bell 205/212/412 cable cutters

Dart announces TC approval for Bell 205/212/412 cable cutters

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries has received Transport Canada approval of their Cable Cutters Kits for the Bell model 204B, 205A, 205A-1, 205B, 212, 214B, 214B-1, 412  and 412EP helicopters.  FAA and EASA approvals have been previously received. Apical’s Cable Cutters Kits provide a means of protecting… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 30-Aug-10

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Dart announces certification of Robinson R22 & R44 cabin floor protectors

Dart announces certification of Robinson R22 & R44 cabin floor protectors

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada, FAA and EASA approval of their Clear Cabin Floor Protectors for the R22 & R44 models of helicopters. DART’s Cabin Floor Protectors Kits are made of lightweight, non-warping durable plastic – available in Clear or Black.  These… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 22-Aug-10

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Absolute Fire Solutions’ FAST Bucket adds US and Canadian patents

Absolute Fire Solutions’ FAST Bucket adds US and Canadian patents

Absolute Fire Solutions, (AFS) announced today that the innovative actuator and control technology that allows cockpit volume control and multi-drop capabilities with no weight penalty, which was previously patented in Australia, has now received patents in both Canada and the United States. The proprietary control system design distinguishes FAST Bucket from older technology bucket products because… Read more »

Source: Absolute Fire Solutions, 22-Jul-10

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Transport Canada closes helipad at Invermere and District hospital

Transport Canada closes helipad at Invermere and District hospital

Helipad “failed the inspection”.  The local mayor says that required  upgrades will be very expensive and include things such as burying hydro lines and moving oxygen tanks at the hospital.

Source: Invermere Valley Echo, 07-Jul-10

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Dart Announces TC Approval of Bell 214 Floor & Wall Protectors

Dart Announces TC Approval of Bell 214 Floor & Wall Protectors

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada approval of their Floor & Wall Protects for the Bell 214B and 214B-1 series of helicopters. Durable, lightweight protection for the cabin cargo area & baggage compartment honeycomb floors and walls and CNC cut for superior fit,… Read more »

Source: Bell, 31-May-10

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Dart Announces TC Approval of A119 Vertical Reference Bubble Window

Dart Announces TC Approval of A119 Vertical Reference Bubble Window

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada approval for their Vertical Reference Bubble Window and Replacement Crew Door Flat Window for the AW119MKII. FAA approval has been previously received.  EASA certification is currently pending. Installation of these kits involves removing the existing OEM window… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 21-Apr-10

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Dart Announces FAA, TC Approval of Tyler’s AS350 Straight Tube

Dart Announces FAA, TC Approval of Tyler’s AS350 Straight Tube

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner Tyler Camera Systems has received FAA and Transport Canada approval of their A-Star Straight Tube. For over 40 years Tyler Camera Systems has been a leader in the design and manufacturing of equipment for aerial cinematography.  Tyler Camera Systems has been honored by the… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 15-Apr-10

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Aspen Avionics’ Transport Canada STC Expanded

Aspen Avionics’ Transport Canada STC Expanded

Albuquerque, NM, March 3, 2010: Aspen Avionics, Inc., manufacturer of the innovative Evolution Flight Display System, announced today an amendment to the Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that grants installation approval of the system in Canada. The amended STC now enables all aircraft on Aspen’s Approved Model List (AML) of over 700 aircraft to… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 04-Mar-10

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Dart Helicopter Services Announces TC Approval of AS350/EC130 Auxiliary Fuel Tank

Dart Helicopter Services Announces TC Approval of AS350/EC130 Auxiliary Fuel Tank

DART Helicopter Services announces that the Transport Canada STC for the Auxiliary Fuel Tank has been reissued in the name of their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd, and that DART has added this STC to their manufacturer’s approval.  DART Aerospace has also acquired the Brazilian and Australian STC’s from John Cameron Aviation.  FAA & EASA… Read more »

Source: Dart Helicopter Services, 09-Feb-10

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Cowichan District Hospital helipad shut down

Transport Canada has shut down the helicopter landing facility at Cowichan District Hospital.  On Nov. 18 the agency closed the helipad due to concerns about trees on a neighbouring property posing a safety hazard to the air ambulances.

Source: Canada.com, 08-Dec-09

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