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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

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

Bell Evaluates Unique APT Configuration in Canada

Bell Evaluates Unique APT Configuration in Canada

22-Jan-2021Source: Bell

On December 11, the Bell Innovation flight test team at our Mirabel, Quebec facility conducted the first flight of an alternate configuration of the Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) in collaboration with ARA Robotics. This platform operates with the same architecture and propulsion system of our renowned tail-sitter aircraft but utilizes a different airframe. The purpose of the... Read more

STARS adds fourth and fifth Airbus H145 to fleet

STARS adds fourth and fifth Airbus H145 to fleet

18-Jan-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Canada has delivered two new twin-engine H145 helicopters to STARS, a physician driven non-profit helicopter air ambulance organization serving Western Canada, continuing the company’s multi-year fleet renewal program for nine new helicopters. The four remaining helicopters to be delivered will arrive in the new five-bladed configuration, beginning later this year. STARS’ H145 helicopters,... Read more

New Heli Biking experience lifts off from Greymouth for Coastwide Helicopters

New Heli Biking experience lifts off from Greymouth for Coastwide Helicopters

12-Jan-2021Source: GCH Aviation

Coastwide Helicopters, a division of GCH Aviation has launched a new Heli biking experience. The company has purchased a set of DART helicopter bike racks from Canada which can carry up to four E-Bikes up to the top of the new Paparoa Track.  These bike racks are designed to protect expensive bikes in a vertical... Read more

Alpine Aerotech adds International Approvals

Alpine Aerotech adds International Approvals

8-Jan-2021Source: Alpine Aerotech

ALPINE AEROTECH announced today that they have validated several of their Transport Canada STCs (Supplemental Type Certificates) in various international airworthiness regions. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has recently validated their Bell 205/212/412 Bear Paws, and 13-person Shoulder Harness Kit. The Aerotech Bear Paws have become the industry leading solution for any operator... Read more

Transport Canada Recognizes Bell for Prestigious Industry Achievement

Transport Canada Recognizes Bell for Prestigious Industry Achievement

6-Jan-2021Source: Bell

For nearly 35 years, Bell Textron Canada delivers innovative products, enhanced customer experience and superior service and support for customers around the globe. Recently, they’ve gone above and beyond to create a Design & Manufacturing Safety Management System based on an industry standard. This system ensures quick resolutions to any aircraft build challenges, which are... Read more

01-Jan-21 C-FBGT Robinson R44 Eaglesham, Canada (4F)

01-Jan-21 C-FBGT Robinson R44 Eaglesham, Canada (4F)

1-Jan-2021

Helicopter collided with terrain, killing all four on board – the owner, his wife and two of their five children – named in this report as Wade Balisky, 45, and Aubrey Balisky, 37, and two of their children, Jewel, 8, and Fleur, 2.  They were survived by their oldest three children. Location was a wide open... Read more

Ornge executive appointed to board of Air Transport Association of Canada

Ornge executive appointed to board of Air Transport Association of Canada

17-Dec-2020Source: Ornge

Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and critical care transport services, announces Peter Cunnington, Acting Chief Operating Officer – Aviation has been appointed to the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) Board of Directors. The appointment is for a three year term commencing December 2020 to November 2023. Cunnington holds a helicopter Airline Transport Pilot... Read more

Summit Helicopters starts British Columbia EMS contract

Summit Helicopters starts British Columbia EMS contract

8-Dec-2020Source: Summit Helicopters

A new air ambulance helicopter is now stationed at Prince George Airport. The craft quickly proved its worth when, on Sunday and a day before the service’s “official launch,” it was flown to Terrace to pick up a patient. What would have been a 6 1/2-hour trip by ground took a “significantly faster” two hours... Read more

True Blue Power announce VFS receive TCCA approval

True Blue Power announce VFS receive TCCA approval

7-Dec-2020Source: True Blue Power

True Blue Power announced Vertical Flight Solutions (VFS) by EuroTec has received Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) approval for the installation of the ultralightweight True Blue Power TB17 lithium-ion main ship battery on Airbus H125/AS350 Series helicopters. The battery integration requires no structural work and includes an NVIS-compatible cockpit annunciator. Additional approvals, including Federal Aviation... Read more

New helipad opens at Groves Memorial Community Hospital

New helipad opens at Groves Memorial Community Hospital

4-Dec-2020Source: Wellington Advertiser

The helipad at the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) here is now open.... Read more

Transport Canada strengthens ELT requirements

Transport Canada strengthens ELT requirements

2-Dec-2020Source: Transport Canada

The Government of Canada has reached another milestone in its commitment to improving the safety of Canada’s air transportation sector by modernizing and strengthening regulations. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, announced changes to the Canadian Aviation Regulations to mandate the use of digital emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) onboard aircraft flying in Canada. The... Read more

Edmonton Police take delivery of new Airbus H125

Edmonton Police take delivery of new Airbus H125

2-Dec-2020Source: Eagle Copters

The new Airbus H125 helicopter is the same make and model as AIR-1, the EPS’s other helicopter, and will replace an EC120 model that is no longer being manufactured. A fleet consisting of the same aircraft type allows for efficiencies in training and maintenance, as the aircrew do not need to be trained on two... Read more

CAE to acquire TRU Simulation + Training Canada Inc

CAE to acquire TRU Simulation + Training Canada Inc

26-Nov-2020Source: CAE

CAE announced that it has concluded a conditional agreement with Textron (NYSE: TXT) to acquire TRU Simulation + Training Canada Inc. (TRU Canada) for a cash consideration of approximately US$40 million, excluding post-closing adjustments. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals. The acquisition of TRU Canada expands CAE’s global... Read more

Transport Canada approves Genesys IFR avionics on Airbus EC145e

Transport Canada approves Genesys IFR avionics on Airbus EC145e

6-Nov-2020Source: Genesys Aerosystems

Genesys Aerosystems and Metro Aviation announce that the companies have earned Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) certification for the Genesys IFR avionics suite on the Airbus EC145e. The FAA previously certified the avionics suite in 2019. The Genesys avionics suite certified on the EC145e includes four IDU-450 displays in a dual-sided PFD/MFD format with dual... Read more

Canada approves Van Horn Bell 206 v2 composite blades 

Canada approves Van Horn Bell 206 v2 composite blades 

3-Nov-2020Source: Van Horn Aviation

Arizona-based rotor blade manufacturer Van Horn Aviation (VHA) received a Letter of Acceptance from Transport Canada for the company’s updated composite main rotor blades fitting the Bell 206B JetRanger helicopter. Approved by the FAA in August 2020, the new VHA 206B Version 2 main rotor blades may now be installed for use on Bell 206B... Read more

Dimerco wins contract to ship 30 Bell 407s from Canada to China

Dimerco wins contract to ship 30 Bell 407s from Canada to China

30-Oct-2020Source: Dimerco

International freight forwarding and transportation specialist Dimerco has won global bids to provide specialized complete-solution supply chain services for a leading helicopter assembly, refitting and operation company in China. The contract involves shipping near 30 Bell 407 helicopters from Canada to China by the end of 2020, first moving the cargo by air ride truck... Read more

Quebec acquires pre-owned Airbus H145 for law enforcement

Quebec acquires pre-owned Airbus H145 for law enforcement

29-Oct-2020

Sûreté du Québec, regularly abbreviated as SQ, is the provincial police service for the Canadian province of Quebec. The force has a history of operating Bell helicopters for many years, partly as a way of demonstrating support for the factory at Mirabel.  But not now. SQ have surprised many observers by not just moving away... Read more

Bell Joins Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium

Bell Joins Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium

29-Oct-2020Source: Bell

Encouraging the development of an integrated ecosystem of partners, Bell joins the Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium (CAAM) in its effort to establish Canada as a global leader in Advanced Air Mobility (AAM). Announced Oct. 28, the multi-stakeholder group created by the Canadian Air Mobility and National Research Council of Canada (NRC) will streamline research,... Read more

Canada launches major initiative in advanced air mobility

Canada launches major initiative in advanced air mobility

29-Oct-2020Source: CAAM

The future of flight in Canada took a major step forward today with the launch of the Vancouver-based Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium (CAAM), a multi-stakeholder group that will streamline research, development and commercial operations in the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) sector, globally recognized as the next frontier of commercial aviation. AAM involves the use... Read more

Ontario gold prospecting uses helicopter-borne geophysical survey

Ontario gold prospecting uses helicopter-borne geophysical survey

20-Oct-2020Source: Golden Sidewalk

Prosper Gold Corp. (“Prosper Gold” or the “Company”) (TSXV:PGX) is pleased to announce that a high resolution helicopter-borne geophysical survey has commenced at the Golden Sidewalk Project (the “Project”) in the Birch-Uchi region of Red Lake. The Golden Sidewalk is a district scale gold exploration project covering over 160 square kilometres of contiguous mineral claims... Read more

Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems Receives Approval for AS350s

Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems Receives Approval for AS350s

15-Oct-2020Source: Astronics

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace, defense and other mission critical industries, announced today that the Unites States and Canada approved Astronics’ Max-Viz 1400 and 1200 Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) for Airbus Helicopter’s AS350 Écureuil. In cooperation with AVIO dg in Calgary, Canada, Astronics obtained the Supplemental... Read more

Calgary Police receives first of two H125s

Calgary Police receives first of two H125s

12-Oct-2020Source: City of Calgary

The Calgary Police Service (CPS) has received the first of two helicopters purchased to replace the Service’s current HAWCS (Helicopter Air Watch for Community Safety) helicopters. The new helicopters will greatly increase how the Service’s Air Support Unit can respond to crime in Calgary and keep Calgarians safe. The current helicopters, which have been in... Read more

Astronics Max-Viz 2300 Enhanced Vision System Receives Amended STC for Bell

Astronics Max-Viz 2300 Enhanced Vision System Receives Amended STC for Bell

9-Oct-2020Source: Astronics

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace, defense and other mission critical industries, announced that an amended Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) has been approved for the Max-Viz 2300 Enhanced Vision System (EVS). Offered by wholly-owned subsidiary Astronics PECO and obtained in cooperation with AVIO dg in Calgary Canada,... Read more

Two new customers for Airbus ACH130 Aston Martin Edition

Two new customers for Airbus ACH130 Aston Martin Edition

8-Oct-2020Source: Airbus

Airbus are reporting new customers in North America and Asia Pacific over the coming months for the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition. Launched in January, this model is a stylish special version of the ACH130 featuring a range of interior and exterior designs created by Aston Martin to delight helicopter owners who appreciate the thrill of piloting... Read more

CAE becomes first Canadian aerospace company to become carbon neutral

CAE becomes first Canadian aerospace company to become carbon neutral

7-Oct-2020Source: CAE

CAE announced that it has become carbon neutral as of September 28, 2020, proudly becoming the first Canadian aerospace company to reach this goal. The company has achieved carbon neutrality by continuing to reduce its own emissions and by making investments in projects that offset its remaining annual carbon emissions. “This is a bold achievement... Read more

03-Oct-20 C-FSSU Robinson R44 II Nottawasaga, Canada

03-Oct-20 C-FSSU Robinson R44 II Nottawasaga, Canada

3-Oct-2020

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was first called around 1700Z regarding a helicopter in the Orangeville, ON, area due to an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal that was going off. It was confirmed that there had been a crash approximately 12NM Northeast (NE) of Orangeville, near a private strip. It was reported that... Read more

28-Aug-20 C-____ Robinson R44 New Liskeard, Canada

28-Aug-20 C-____ Robinson R44 New Liskeard, Canada

28-Aug-2020

As the helicopter was touching down on the helipad, it bounced and then drifted laterally. A main rotor blade contacted a tree and the helicopter rolled over onto its side. The two occupants were not injured; the helicopter was destroyed.... Read more

24-Aug-20 C-GRCT Bell 206B Porcupine Plain, Canada

24-Aug-20 C-GRCT Bell 206B Porcupine Plain, Canada

24-Aug-2020

Helicopter was applying herbicide to a wheat field with only the pilot on board. After clearing a row of trees, the helicopter began a slight descent. While rounding out to continue the application pass, the spray boom made contact with the crop and the pilot lost directional control of the helicopter. The helicopter veered to... Read more

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