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NRC researchers conduct first completely autonomous flights in Canada

NRC researchers conduct first completely autonomous flights in Canada

29-Jun-2022Source: NRC

Twentieth century science fiction writers often featured flying cars and self-driving automobiles in their stories. While we haven’t quite reached that vision yet, researchers at the National Research Council of Canada’s (NRC) Aerospace Research Centre are well on their way to it. In March 2022, they started the first phase of flight trials for a self-flying... Read more

XL Aero Receives Structural Repair Approval for Bell 205/212/412 Main Transmission Case

XL Aero Receives Structural Repair Approval for Bell 205/212/412 Main Transmission Case

24-Jun-2022Source: XL Aero

  XL Aerospace (www.xlaero.ca), an industry leading provider of innovative aviation engineering, repair and manufacturing solutions to the general aviation and helicopter operations and maintenance, repair and overhaul sectors announces it has received Transport Canada (TC) approval for the repair of the Main Transmission Casing applicable to Bell Helicopter 205, 212 and 412 Helicopter models.  Tim Blaskovich... Read more

Jaunt Air Mobility and Vertiko Mobility sign an agreement

Jaunt Air Mobility and Vertiko Mobility sign an agreement

14-Jun-2022Source: Jaunt Air Mobility

  After more than 10 months of collaborative work, the teams at Vertiko Mobility and Jaunt Air Mobility are pleased to publicly announce the signing of a letter of intent for the purchase of more than 70 all-electric Jaunt Journey aircraft and two hybrid aircraft, with an option for a further 25 units. The aircraft... Read more

Cadorath partners with Rolls-Royce for new repair offering

Cadorath partners with Rolls-Royce for new repair offering

3-Jun-2022Source: Cadorath

Cadorath – headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada is announcing the completion of a new repair design in partnership with Roll-Royce. The new repair will fabricate and replace the air tube flanges on the Series IV Outer Combustion Case (OCC). Cadorath currently offers complete overhaul on this component and is also repairing the fuel nozzle boss and... Read more

Leonardo Awards Cormorant Trophy

Leonardo Awards Cormorant Trophy

2-Jun-2022Source: Leonardo

  Leonardo remains fully engaged with the Canadian Government in relation to the upgrade of its CH-149 Cormorant Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter fleet. After distinguished 20-years of service life, the CH-149 Cormorant fleet requires a mid-life upgrade which is being proposed by Team Cormorant, a collaboration of Leonardo, together with its Canadian partners, IMP... Read more

Canadian military confirms Bell 412 fleet upgrade program

Canadian military confirms Bell 412 fleet upgrade program

31-May-2022

Through Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is modernizing its military equipment to support the Canadian Armed Forces and keep Canadians safe. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, on behalf of the Honourable Minister Filomena Tassi, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, announced the Government of... Read more

Blade Air Mobility reports revenues up 186% in 2022Q1 to 31 March

Blade Air Mobility reports revenues up 186% in 2022Q1 to 31 March

11-May-2022

Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq:BLDE, “Blade” or the “Company”), a technology-powered air mobility platform, has announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022. “It’s very rewarding to see such strong growth, both sequentially and year-over-year, in what has seasonally been the lightest quarter for Blade,” said Rob Wiesenthal, Blade’s Chief Executive Officer.... Read more

Birchcliff Energy provides $1.5 million to STARS fleet in Grande Prairie

Birchcliff Energy provides $1.5 million to STARS fleet in Grande Prairie

14-Apr-2022Source: STARS

STARS’ fleet renewal capital campaign has received a major boost with a $1.5 million gift from Birchcliff Energy, helping to secure a new H145 helicopter to serve the Grande Prairie region. The Keep the Fight in Flight campaign launched in 2018 across Western Canada to renew STARS’ aging aircraft fleet with new Airbus H145 helicopters,... Read more

Aviation and Aerospace Partnership Improves Canadian Air Mobility Future

Aviation and Aerospace Partnership Improves Canadian Air Mobility Future

13-Apr-2022Source: Canadian Aviation News

The future of aviation and aerospace in Canada looks brighter today with the creation of a partnership between two groups on a mission to improve Canadian air mobility. The Canadian Advanced Air Mobility consortium (CAAM) and the Centre for Advanced Research and Training in Aviation, Mobility and Space (CARTAMS) announced today their partnership to build... Read more

Nipawin heliport granted SHA approval

Nipawin heliport granted SHA approval

1-Apr-2022Source: Toronto Star

While the Saskatchewan Health Authority has given final approval on a heliport build in Nipawin, Rennie Harper, Nipawin’s mayor, said that they’ll still need a cost re-estimate before fundraising can be underway. See Full Story.... Read more

HelicoStore Adds Additional B505 for Corporate Travel in Canada

HelicoStore Adds Additional B505 for Corporate Travel in Canada

29-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement by HelicoStore for a Bell 505. The aircraft will be used to support corporate transportation needs in Canada. “Bell is pleased to announce that HelicoStore, Bell’s Independent Representative in Eastern Canada, has purchased a new Bell 505 to be managed... Read more

LCI takes delivery of 100th engine from Pratt & Whitney Canada

LCI takes delivery of 100th engine from Pratt & Whitney Canada

9-Mar-2022Source: LCI

LCI, a leading aviation leasing company, today announced that it has taken delivery of its 100th helicopter engine from Pratt & Whitney Canada. Pratt & Whitney Canada engines power many of LCI’s next generation helicopters. These include the PT6C-67C, the PW210A and the PW207 on Leonardo’s AW139, AW169 and the AW109S. The company’s PT6C-67E powers... Read more

Canadian entrepreneur and pilot Ashlynne Dale orders ACH125

Canadian entrepreneur and pilot Ashlynne Dale orders ACH125

9-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Corporate Helicopters

Canadian entrepreneur and private pilot Ashlynne Dale has signed an order to purchase an Airbus Corporate Helicopters ACH125.Dale, co-founder and Executive Chairman of Norwood Sawmills, a globally recognized outdoor equipment and lifestyle brand and a global leader in portable sawmilling technology with 75+ registered patents to its credit, will fly the aircraft for personal use.... Read more

AEM expands ops to new facility

AEM expands ops to new facility

9-Mar-2022Source: AEM

Canadian avionics manufacturer, Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM) has increased production capacity by moving operations to a newly constructed 40,000 square foot (3,716m2) facility in Kelowna, British Columbia. The brand-new purpose-built facility, which was announced in 2020, has been designed for increased operational efficiency. This move is the culmination of significant planning which resulted in... Read more

P&WC adds AI and machine learning into maintenance capabilities

P&WC adds AI and machine learning into maintenance capabilities

9-Mar-2022Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, today announced that it is combining artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning with its innovative oil analysis technology to further increase the solution’s precision, predictive and preventive maintenance capabilities for helicopter engines. The use of AI and machine learning is another example of how... Read more

Spain picks P&WC engines for H135 order

Spain picks P&WC engines for H135 order

8-Mar-2022Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced its PW206B3 helicopter engine has been selected by the Government of Spain to power 36 Airbus H135 helicopters. The new order is part of a multi-agency acquisition program to equip the Spanish Air force, Spanish Navy, Guardia Civil and National Police with the... Read more

KAI completes cold weather testing with Light Armed Helicopter

KAI completes cold weather testing with Light Armed Helicopter

1-Mar-2022Source: Korea Aerospace Industries

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has successfully completed the overseas low-temperature flight test of a light-armed helicopter (hereinafter referred to as LAH). The low-temperature flight test is to confirm the performance and stability of the aircraft in a cryogenic environment below -30 degrees Celsius. The test started in Yellowknife, Canada in early December and lasted for... Read more

Pratt & Whitney Canada adds new options for engine leasing and ownership

Pratt & Whitney Canada adds new options for engine leasing and ownership

21-Feb-2022Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced that it has added a new lease-to-own option to its growing portfolio of Spare Engine Solutions. The portfolio, launched in 2020, also includes flexible options such as long-term leasing and on-wing leasing, complementing the existing short-term rentals offering to customers who are... Read more

Hill Helicopters opens sales for certified version HC50

Hill Helicopters opens sales for certified version HC50

17-Dec-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Hill Helicopters yesterday held their first Global Meetup & Discover Event at their Development Centre in the UK. Hosted by Dr Jason Hill, the event brought together around 100 people in person – mostly existing owners/customers – and over 1000 online. Jason Hill announced that the company’s current order book for their HX50 model –... Read more

Canada says 19 of 23 Sikorsky H92s have cracked tails

Canada says 19 of 23 Sikorsky H92s have cracked tails

7-Dec-2021Source: CTV News

The Canadian military has discovered cracks in the tails of 19 of its 23 Cyclone helicopters. The Royal Canadian Air Force issued an emailed statement Sunday saying cracks had been detected in four helicopters, but that number jumped to 19 later in the day. See Full Story.   ... Read more

Blade expands into Canada in partnership with Helijet

Blade expands into Canada in partnership with Helijet

2-Dec-2021

Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLDE, “Blade” or the “Company”), a technology-powered global air mobility platform, today announced that it has entered into an agreement (the “Agreement”) through its wholly owned subsidiaries Blade Urban Air Mobility, Inc. and Blade Urban Air Mobility (Canada), Inc., with Helijet International, Inc. (“Helijet”), North America’s largest scheduled helicopter airline,... Read more

All Nations Healing Hospital opens helipad

All Nations Healing Hospital opens helipad

29-Nov-2021Source: CTV News

A new helipad has been unveiled at the All Nations Healing Hospital in Fort Qu’Appelle to serve patients in the town and surrounding communities. Around 200 patients have been transferred from All Nations to larger centres through STARS Air Ambulance since 2012, making the hospital one of the busiest rural locations for airlifts in the... Read more

P&WC expands Carbon Offset service to include helicopter engines

P&WC expands Carbon Offset service to include helicopter engines

16-Nov-2021Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, today announced the expansion of its year-old carbon offset service to include operators of the company’s helicopter engines enrolled in the Eagle Service™ Plan (ESP™) and Fleet Management Program (FMPTM) pay-per-hour maintenance programs. “Across all of the diverse missions served by our helicopter customers... Read more

Bell delivers final 429 from Canadian Coast Guard order

Bell delivers final 429 from Canadian Coast Guard order

16-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Canada, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and the Canadian Coast Guard announced the delivery of a new Bell 429 helicopter to the Coast Guard at Bell’s Mirabel facility. The delivery, which occurred on September 15, marks an important milestone for both Bell Textron Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard. For Bell, it... Read more

Kaman Announces new K-MAX® orders

Kaman Announces new K-MAX® orders

3-Nov-2021Source: Kaman

Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced the receipt of signed purchase agreements for two K-MAX® medium-to-heavy lift helicopters with deliveries expected in the fourth quarter of 2021. The operators are located in the U.S. and Canada. “We are thrilled that the K-MAX® continues to be the helicopter of choice for external... Read more

H125 performance increase fully certified in North America

H125 performance increase fully certified in North America

29-Oct-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The recent performance increase of Airbus Helicopters’ single-engine H125 helicopter has received certification from both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the U.S. and Transport Canada (TCCA) in Canada, making it now fully certified and available to all North American customers. This major evolution includes multiple benefits for H125 operators, including an increase of the... Read more

Pratt & Whitney Canada MRO Facility in Bridgeport Celebrates 50 Years of Operation

Pratt & Whitney Canada MRO Facility in Bridgeport Celebrates 50 Years of Operation

29-Oct-2021Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility – Pratt & Whitney Engines Services, Inc. (PWES) – located in Bridgeport, West Virginia. “Our facility in Bridgeport has evolved over the years to accommodate changes within the industry and... Read more

Specialist Aviation Services Partners with ACS

Specialist Aviation Services Partners with ACS

14-Oct-2021Source: Specialist Aviation Services

Specialist Aviation Services has partnered with Advanced Composite Structures in Winnipeg to develop a repair solution for their stockpile of unserviceable MD 902 Flex Beams.  They expect a large percentage of the quarantined Flex Beams to be repaired and returned into service or sold to customers.  This reduces costs and creates an alternative supply chain... Read more

IBAC Appoints a New IS-BAO Programme Director

IBAC Appoints a New IS-BAO Programme Director

11-Oct-2021Source: IBAC

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) have announced the selection of Andrew Karas as the new IS-BAO™ Programme Director. Andrew is replacing former director, Bennet Walsh, who recently became the safety and security director for Hawaiian Airlines. As a licensed Airline Transport Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor, and Unmanned Aircraft/Drone pilot, Andrew has over 20 years’... Read more

08-Oct-21 C-GSYN Guimbal G2 Chibougamau, Canada

08-Oct-21 C-GSYN Guimbal G2 Chibougamau, Canada

8-Oct-2021

A Synergy Aviation Guimbal Cabri G2 (C-GSYN) crashed in a lake near Chibougamau/Chapais, QC (CYMT). The extent of the damage is unknown. The sole person on board was injured. The National Operations Centre (NOC), the Aviation Operations Centre (AOC), the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were... Read more

Bell Textron Canada Launches MRO Capability

Bell Textron Canada Launches MRO Capability

7-Oct-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a new maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service in its Mirabel, Canada facility. The increasing demand for customer support and services in North America prompted Bell to provide MRO services directly to all operators of Bell aircraft in Canada. The Mirabel facility provides these services... Read more

First ACH130 Aston Martin Edition delivered in North America

First ACH130 Aston Martin Edition delivered in North America

6-Oct-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Canadian entrepreneur Charles Tremblay has become the first customer in North America to take delivery of an ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter. A prominent member of the Quebec community and a licensed fixed-wing and helicopter pilot, Mr. Tremblay owns a construction company in Gatineau, QC, and will personally fly the helicopter for both personal and... Read more

Bell Textron Canada Celebrates 35 Years of Excellence

Bell Textron Canada Celebrates 35 Years of Excellence

30-Sep-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Canada Ltd., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is proud to celebrate 35 years of operations in Mirabel, Qc, Canada. Founded in 1986, the global Centre of Excellence is home to civil and commercial aircraft manufacturing, assembly, flight testing and customer delivery. From its first Bell 206B Jet Ranger aircraft produced in 1986, through... Read more

I-Service Center rebrands as G2 Aviation

I-Service Center rebrands as G2 Aviation

29-Sep-2021Source: G2 Aviation

I-Service Center, a leading Canadian MRO and subsidiary of the Coast to Coast Helicopters Group, rebrands as G2 Aviation, taking its new name from the St Hubert, Quebec, Canada heliport code CTG2. The Coast to Coast Helicopters Group operated a fleet of more than 120 aircraft at its peak, making it one of the largest... Read more

Aero Asset Adds Two Helicopter Experts to its Commercial Team

Aero Asset Adds Two Helicopter Experts to its Commercial Team

28-Sep-2021Source: Aero Asset

Aero Asset, a leading global helicopter sales and market intelligence firm, has hired Vincent Dulbecco as Senior Sales Director and François Millian as Senior Director – Mission Critical Markets. Dulbecco is based in Milan, Italy and Millian in Toronto, Canada. “Aero Asset is delighted to bring two A-listers to its commercial team,” said President Emmanuel... Read more

Alpine Aerotech develops STC for Bell 429 Cabin and Cargo Protection

Alpine Aerotech develops STC for Bell 429 Cabin and Cargo Protection

27-Sep-2021Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH announced that they have officially received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for protective floor and cargo panels designed for Bell 429 aircraft. Alpine Aerotech worked closely with both domestic, and international customers to ensure the kit is suitable... Read more

CAE partners with Beta Technologies for eVTOL pilot and maintenance training

CAE partners with Beta Technologies for eVTOL pilot and maintenance training

16-Sep-2021Source: CAE

CAE announced that BETA Technologies (BETA) selected CAE as its partner of choice to design and develop its pilot and maintenance technician training program for the ALIA eVTOL aircraft. CAE will leverage its decades of training expertise to develop a full suite of innovative, digitally integrated curriculum and courseware solutions for the aviation workforce of... Read more

AEM Acquires Eagle Audio

AEM Acquires Eagle Audio

2-Sep-2021Source: AEM

AEM has announced the acquisition of Eagle Audio Systems, a division of Eagle Copters Ltd. (Eagle). The acquisition of the Calgary-based aircraft audio designer includes their flagship P139-HD Digital Audio System and custom avionics consoles for the AS350 / H125 aircraft, as well as dimmer power supplies, audio mixers and power converters. The terms of... Read more

Alterra Mountain Co acquires Purcell Heli-Skiing

Alterra Mountain Co acquires Purcell Heli-Skiing

31-Aug-2021Source: Alterra Mountain Company

Alterra Mountain Company announced that it has closed on the purchase of Purcell Heli-Skiing in British Columbia, Canada. The business and ski tenure will be incorporated into the company’s premier mountain experience, CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures, adding nearly half a million acres to the already largest heli-skiing operation in North America. Purcell Heli-Skiing was... Read more

STARS receives $1 Million donation

STARS receives $1 Million donation

20-Aug-2021Source: STARS

STARS is thrilled to receive a generous $1 million gift from Tourmaline Oil Corp. (“Tourmaline”), Canada’s largest natural gas producer. The multi-year donation will support STARS’ operations across Western Canada, while also benefiting our municipal neighbours. “We’re excited to support STARS and ensure the highest level of critical care is available to people when they... Read more

Helitowcart introduces handler for Bell 505

Helitowcart introduces handler for Bell 505

19-Aug-2021Source: Helitowcart

Helitow Cart is pleased to announce the recently designed ground handling solution ideal for the Bell 505. The V910 Heli-Carrier has a narrow body allowing it to easily slide under the aircraft and lift it completely, eliminating the need for ground handling wheels. Its extendable arms make it extremely easy to position under the aircraft... Read more

Canadian Coast Guard conducts BVLOS Trials of UAS for future SAR use

Canadian Coast Guard conducts BVLOS Trials of UAS for future SAR use

13-Aug-2021Source: Kongsberg Geospatial

The Canadian Coast Guard was in Oklahoma recently, albeit virtually. Kongsberg Geospatial announced today they successfully conducted Phase 1 trials of the Martin UAV V-BAT on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard at a UAS test facility operated by the Chocktaw Indian Nation of Oklahoma, in rural southeastern Oklahoma. The Canadian Coast Guard is conducting... Read more

Canada approves VIH port side vertical reference window for H135

Canada approves VIH port side vertical reference window for H135

12-Aug-2021Source: VIH

VIH Aerospace (VIHA) www.vihaerospace.com a leading provider of helicopter manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services has received Transport Canada STC Approval for their H135 Left-Hand Vertical (Bubble) Reference Window. STC 09-43 was previously approved by Transport Canada, the FAA, and EASA for the Right-Hand Configuration and now with the Left-Hand Configuration receiving Transport Canada... Read more

Babcock and Leonardo to jointly bid for Canada’s Future Aircrew Training program

Babcock and Leonardo to jointly bid for Canada’s Future Aircrew Training program

12-Aug-2021Source: Leonardo

Babcock and Leonardo, two leading international aerospace, defence and security organisations and military training providers, are pleased to announce today the signing of a Teaming Agreement that will see Babcock Canada and Leonardo Canada come together to provide a solution for Canada’s Future Aircrew Training program. With this important step, Babcock and Leonardo will combine... Read more

Edmonton Police celebrates 20 years in the air

Edmonton Police celebrates 20 years in the air

11-Aug-2021Source: Edmonton Police

For over two decades, the Air 1 helicopter has consistently proven itself to be an integral part of EPS operations and an invaluable investment in community safety. Since 2001, Air 1 has responded to more than 50,000 events, and at speeds of up to 275 km/h the helicopter is often the first police vehicle on... Read more

TCCA STC Approval for the J301a-001 Audio Panel for Bell

TCCA STC Approval for the J301a-001 Audio Panel for Bell

11-Aug-2021Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

The TCCA STC for the J301A-001 (STC number SH21-8) is applicable to the Bell aircraft series 412/212/205. The J301 is a drop-in replacement for the Andrea A301 Series and the NAT N301A series audio panels allowing for an additional 2 TX/RX positions for a total of 8. The J301 has the flexibility to work with... Read more

Alpine Aerotech Receives STC for Bell Medium Pedestal Riser

Alpine Aerotech Receives STC for Bell Medium Pedestal Riser

11-Aug-2021Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH, an international leader in helicopter maintenance and product development announced that they have received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for their modular center pedestal /console riser for Bell Medium aircraft (Bell 205, 212, 412). They are also in the process of receiving their FAA Certificate for this modification.... Read more

Helicopter Association of Canada President to step down in November

Helicopter Association of Canada President to step down in November

9-Aug-2021Source: HAC

HAC would like to announce that effective November 30 2021, HAC’s President & CEO, Fred Jones, will be leaving the employ of the association. Fred will be leaving the association to start a part-time consulting practice, and return to the part-time practice of aviation law as part of his phased transition to retirement. His departure... Read more

Airbus delivers first five-bladed H145 in North America to STARS Air Ambulance

Airbus delivers first five-bladed H145 in North America to STARS Air Ambulance

9-Aug-2021Source: Airbus

STARS Air Ambulance, an Airbus operator for more than 35 years, is the first customer in North America to operate the new five-bladed H145 following the acceptance of their new helicopter today in Fort Erie, Ontario. This latest version of the H145 family is their sixth delivery in the company’s fleet renewal plan and the... Read more

Heliski pioneer Mike Wiegele dies aged 82

Heliski pioneer Mike Wiegele dies aged 82

19-Jul-2021Source: MWHS

Mike Wiegele, whose passion and gritty determination both created and fulfilled the world’s heliskiing dreams for more than 50 years, has died aged 82. The entire team of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing (MWHS) extend their deepest sympathies to the Wiegele family, most notably Mike’s wife Bonnie, their daughter Michelle and their grandson Charlie. Mike’s close... Read more

Bell to receive $275 million as Canada invests in aerospace recovery

Bell to receive $275 million as Canada invests in aerospace recovery

16-Jul-2021Source: Canadian Government

The Government of Quebec and the Government of Canada are providing financial assistance of up to $685 million to companies Pratt & Whitney Canada, Bell Textron Canada, and CAE. The Prime Minister of Canada, the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, the Premier of Quebec, François Legault, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Hon. François-Philippe Champagne,... Read more

Canadian CG accepts switchable simulator for Bell 412 and 429

Canadian CG accepts switchable simulator for Bell 412 and 429

16-Jul-2021Source: Canadian Coast Guard

The Canadian Coast Guard helps keep Canada’s waters safe, clean, and more accessible to keep our economy moving. In support of these missions, the Coast Guard operates a fleet of 22 helicopters. These helicopters and pilots provide support to ships engaged in critical maritime work including aids to navigation, environmental response, icebreaking operations, and in support... Read more

Bell’s Impact in Canada Continues to Grow

Bell’s Impact in Canada Continues to Grow

16-Jul-2021Source: Bell

Whether it is delivering one of more than 5,200 commercial aircraft worldwide or administering 5,000 COVID-19 vaccines locally, Bell Textron Canada continues to directly impact the industries, businesses and people of Canada. And this steadfast support of the home nation at Bell’s Commercial Assembly and Delivery Centre can be summarized in one rally cry: “Buy... Read more

Vancouver hotel launches Ice Caves Heli Adventure

Vancouver hotel launches Ice Caves Heli Adventure

15-Jul-2021Source: Shangri-La Vancouver

Adventure travellers can embark on their “coolest” journey yet with Shangri-La Vancouver’s new exclusive Ice Caves Heli Adventure with private helicopter transport to Head-line Mountain Holidays base camp on an Ice cap, followed by a snow machine tour to the Whistler Ice Caves, plus cold-weather activities such as glacier golf using biodegradable balls, mixology class... Read more

STARS adds second Airbus H145 in Saskatchewan

STARS adds second Airbus H145 in Saskatchewan

5-Jul-2021Source: STARS

Together with patients, crew, community supporters and government officials, STARS officially welcomed its newest Airbus H145 helicopter to Regina and the province. The aircraft, which entered service in Saskatchewan weeks ago, is the fifth of ten helicopters needed to replace the air ambulance’s fleet across Western Canada. “Today is about bringing us another step closer to... Read more

Cougar Helicopters makes history with first all-female crew

Cougar Helicopters makes history with first all-female crew

23-Jun-2021Source: CBC

A Labrador pilot has made history twice in the past year after becoming Cougar Helicopters’ first female captain to fly a Sikorsky-92 helicopter and recently being part of the first flight in the company’s history with an all-female crew.  See Full Story.... Read more

New helipad for Oilfields General Hospital in Black Diamond

New helipad for Oilfields General Hospital in Black Diamond

16-Jun-2021Source: Alberta Health Services

More than $1 million will be spent on construction of a new heliport at the Oilfields General Hospital in Black Diamond. The new heliport will be able to accommodate STARS’ new helicopters, improving access. Design for the heliport has begun and construction will begin in the coming months. More detailed construction timelines will be shared... Read more

Heli-One Welcomes New Member to Sales & Business Development Team

Heli-One Welcomes New Member to Sales & Business Development Team

16-Jun-2021Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, announced that Christophe Simon has joined the Sales and Business Development team. He is based in the UK and will work with existing customers and grow business development opportunities in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Christophe has been working in the aviation industry... Read more

StandardAero appoints new GM for Helicopters Business Unit

StandardAero appoints new GM for Helicopters Business Unit

15-Jun-2021Source: StandardAero

StandardAero has announced the appointment of Peter Wheatley as Vice President/General Manager of the company’s Helicopters business unit, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  In his new role, Peter will be responsible for managing StandardAero’s broad range of support offerings for the helicopter segment, which include OEM-authorized engine maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO), airframe support, dynamic component... Read more

Heli biking tour operation proposed for Tatla Lake area

Heli biking tour operation proposed for Tatla Lake area

7-Jun-2021Source: The Williams Lake Tribune

A proposed, guided heli biking tour operation could touch down southwest of the community of Tatla Lake, pending approval from the province. See Full Story. ... Read more

New President and COO named at CMH Heli-Skiiing

New President and COO named at CMH Heli-Skiiing

7-Jun-2021Source: CMH Heli-Skiiing

Alterra Mountain Company announced that Rob Rohn has been named President & COO of CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures based in Banff, Alberta, Canada, effective immediately. Rob will be responsible for CMH’s operations as well as driving the profitability and growth of this premier destination by constantly improving the legendary CMH guest experience. He will... Read more

Airbus publish profile of Bart Stevenson, President and Founder of Forest Helicopters

Airbus publish profile of Bart Stevenson, President and Founder of Forest Helicopters

3-Jun-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

We sat down with Forest Helicopters to talk about their operations, what they look for in a helicopter and why the H125 is their preferred platform to execute their wide-ranging missions. What’s your name? Bart Stevenson, President and Founder of Forest Helicopters and a pilot with more than 20,000 flight hours. Tell us about Forest... Read more

Web Manuals Store Partners with ASQS

Web Manuals Store Partners with ASQS

2-Jun-2021Source: Web Manuals

Under an existing agreement with web-based safety, quality and risk management solution ASQS, Web Manuals customers operating in Canada and Australia have access to relevant regional digitized regulations. Web Manuals Store partners with ASQS to continue its expansion into new territories with the addition of Australian and Canadian libraries. The regulations are packaged as compliance... Read more

Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems approved on Airbus H130

Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems approved on Airbus H130

21-May-2021Source: Astronics

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading provider of advancedtechnologies for the global aerospace, defense and other mission critical industries, announced that the United States, Canada and EASA approved Astronics’ Max-Viz 1200 and 1400 Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) for Airbus Helicopter EC130 B4 and T2 models. In cooperation with AVIO dg in Calgary, Canada, Astronics obtained... Read more

Babcock and Leonardo to form JV for Canadian military training bid

Babcock and Leonardo to form JV for Canadian military training bid

18-May-2021

Babcock Canada and Leonardo Canada are pleased to announce that they have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to jointly pursue Canada’s Future Aircrew Training Program (FAcT) and to create a Canadian joint venture. This partnership between two companies with strong footprints in military pilot training, ensures that the FAcT program will benefit from the expertise... Read more

Jaunt Air Mobility to open design and manufacturing operations in Canada

Jaunt Air Mobility to open design and manufacturing operations in Canada

10-May-2021Source: Jaunt Air Mobility

Jaunt Air Mobility announced the company plans to open design and manufacturing operations in Canada. Jaunt Air Mobility takes the first step in expanding its global reach by appointing Eric Côté to head its Canadian operations. “Our announcement today to locate our design and manufacturing operations to Canada aligns with our certification path and commercialization... Read more

Alpine Aerotech get Canadian STC for Garmin transponders in Bell 205, 212, 412

Alpine Aerotech get Canadian STC for Garmin transponders in Bell 205, 212, 412

3-May-2021Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH announced that they have officially received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of Garmin GTX 335 and 345 series ADS-B transponders for Bell Medium Rotorcraft (205/212/412). Aerotech has also applied for a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) validation and is... Read more

Bell Partners with Government of Quebec to Develop Green Technology

Bell Partners with Government of Quebec to Develop Green Technology

28-Apr-2021Source: Bell

On April 19, the government of Quebec announced an investment to support the Coalition for Greener Aircraft. This enables funding of the Aircraft of Tomorrow program and the development and demonstration of new green technology in the province. Within that program, Bell is part of a consortium leading the project “Aircraft for the digital and... Read more

Canadian military picks Centum’s Lifeseeker SAR tech

Canadian military picks Centum’s Lifeseeker SAR tech

13-Apr-2021Source: Centum

CENTUM has announced that the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) has selected Lifeseeker for Royal Canadian Air Force Search and Rescue operations. It is a central part of the Canadian Cellular Airborne Sensor Search and Rescue (CASSAR) project. The DND joins other search and rescue teams across the world who are already using Lifeseeker.Lifeseeker... Read more

13-Apr-21 148825 Sikorsky CH-148 Halifax, Canada

13-Apr-21 148825 Sikorsky CH-148 Halifax, Canada

13-Apr-2021

Precautionary off-airfield landing in a local park on a training flight.  No apparent damage.  Helicopter was towed back to base by road (10 kilometers)... Read more

Coldstream Helicopters buys four AS332Ls for $2.75M

Coldstream Helicopters buys four AS332Ls for $2.75M

23-Mar-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The Mexican Air Force has been trying to sell a number of Government aircraft for some years, and recently held the next attempt with an auction that closed on 4th March. In the sale were 19 aircraft, including six fixed wing – two Boeings, two Learjet 31s and two light Cessna twins. The other 13... Read more

Eagle Copters partnered with Airbus H125 to support Calgary Police HAWCS

Eagle Copters partnered with Airbus H125 to support Calgary Police HAWCS

22-Mar-2021Source: Eagle Copters

Within the past year, Eagle Copters Ltd. have delivered two fully customized new Airbus H125 helicopters for the Calgary Police Services Air Support Unit (CPS). Working in conjunction with CPS and Airbus, the highly configured “HAWCS” have being servicing Calgary’s public safety needs since September 2020. “On behalf of Calgary Police Service Air Support Unit... Read more

Kaman Delivers New K-MAX® to Black Tusk Helicopter

Kaman Delivers New K-MAX® to Black Tusk Helicopter

16-Mar-2021Source: Kaman

Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced it delivered a new medium-to-heavy lift K-MAX® helicopter to Black Tusk Helicopter Inc. of Squamish, BC, Canada. Black Tusk performs various external lift projects of every scale, ranging from aerial timber harvesting, ski tower setting, firefighting, and hydroelectric projects. “Black Tusk is a highly respected operator... Read more

SKYTRAC Expands its Operations Canada-Wide

SKYTRAC Expands its Operations Canada-Wide

22-Feb-2021Source: SKYTRAC

SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC), a global leader in satellite communications and intelligent connectivity, announced its expansion into Ottawa, Ontario. In conjunction with SKYTRAC’s expanding Kelowna and Victoria-based engineering teams, the Ottawa office will be undertaking a number of research and development activities supporting Iridium Certus and Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety Systems (GADSS) solutions for... Read more

Forbes Recognizes Bell Textron Canada

Forbes Recognizes Bell Textron Canada

12-Feb-2021Source: Bell

Forbes has named 300 companies as Canada’s Best Employers for 2021, and Bell’s Canadian organization, Bell Textron Canada Ltd., ranked 40 overall! Regarded for its design, manufacturing, testing, certification and delivery contributions to Bell’s commercial segment, the company also earned second in the Aerospace and Defense industry. “Bell Textron Canada is respected across the country for... Read more

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