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Canada spent $700,000 to undo renovations for delayed helicopter

Canada spent $700,000 to undo renovations for delayed helicopter

The Department of National Defence was forced to spend $700,000 last year to undo portions of a $4-million renovation project on one of its frigates to deal with the delays in the H-92 project (see full story)

Source: Globe and Mail, 30-Apr-13

30-Apr-13 C-FINX Eurocopter AS350BA Godbout, Canada

Substantially damaged. On approach to land on an undeveloped site. Just before landing, the tail rotor hit a mound of sand. The aircraft landed violently. The tail boom and a skid were significantly damaged. The pilot, alone on board, was not injured. CADORS 2013Q0909

30-Apr-13

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Appeal made for Montreal R44 axe vandal

Appeal made for Montreal R44 axe vandal

Robinson specialist Rotorcorp has posted an online video to help the appeal to track down an axe-wielding vandal who seriously damaged a Robinson R44. The helicopter was parked outside overnight in Montreal Canada on Friday 19th April 2013, when someone. Damage to the tail boom and most windows is evident from the video, as well… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Apr-13

Former Ornge directors say they didn’t know about CEO’s extra fees

Former Ornge directors say they didn’t know about CEO’s extra fees

Several former directors of Ornge say they were kept in the dark about extra fees ousted CEO Chris Mazza collected on top of his high salary from Ontario’s troubled air ambulance service. (See full story)

Source: CTV News, 25-Apr-13

Coast to Coast Helicopters adds two AS350B3e to Mustang fleet

Coast to Coast Helicopters adds two AS350B3e to Mustang fleet

Coast to Coast Helicopters took delivery of two enhanced AS350 B3e’s to increase support for the groups utility helicopters operations. Both aircraft will be operated by one of the group’s subsidiary operations; Mustang Helicopters. “The purchase of the AS350 B3e’s was an easy decision as the AStar family has continued to demonstrate its reliability and… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 17-Apr-13

Canadian R66 certification nears

Canadian R66 certification nears

Transport Canada is closing in on the announcement that it has certified the Robinson R66. In a similar way to Russia, Canada has recently accepted the ELOS document issued by the FAA – and that is the last key piece in the jigsaw. ELOS (Equivalent Level Of Safety) is a technical reassurance on the hydraulic… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Apr-13

13-Apr-13 C-FCTD Bell 206L1 Cambell River, Canada (1F)

1 fatality of 6 on board after helicopter crashed into the Homathco River on a fly-fishing charter.   The fatality was named in this report as Michael Monson.  CADAORS 2013P0449

13-Apr-13

09-Apr-13 C-GZBA Eurocopter AS350B3e Tenquille Lake, Canada

Blade strike on landing after snow blew up around helicopter on approach

09-Apr-13

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Canada issues RFP for Coastguard Bo105 replacement

Canada issues RFP for Coastguard Bo105 replacement

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, today announced that Public Works and Government Services Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the procurement of light helicopters, under the Coast Guard helicopter fleet renewal procurement. “Our Government… Read more »

Source: Canadian Government, 08-Apr-13

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Eurocopter Canada Newsletter – Jan/Feb/Mar 2013

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 05-Apr-13

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Register Update – Canada – March 2013

Register Update – Canada – March 2013

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

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 03-Apr-13

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Airbus Helicopters Canada – Apr/May/Jun 2013

Source: Airbus Helicopters Canada, 01-Apr-13

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29-Mar-13 C-FKCM Eurocopter BK117 Calgary, Canada

Helicopter landed to pick up a patient.  While  rotors were still turning, co pilot observed fuel leak and immediately told pilot to shut down helicopter and switch off electric.  O-ring had failed in fuel line and was repaired on site.

29-Mar-13

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HNZ Group Reports 2012 Year-End Results

HNZ Group Reports 2012 Year-End Results

HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ.A, HNZ.B) (“the Corporation”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, today announced its financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 30, 2012. FOURTH QUARTER RESULTS The Corporation generated revenue of $60.7 million, compared with revenue of $68.7 million in the fourth… Read more »

Source: HNZ Group Inc., 28-Mar-13

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HNZ Group declares monthly dividends

HNZ Group declares monthly dividends

HNZ Group Inc. (“HNZ”) (TSX : HNZ.A, HNZ.B) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared monthly dividends of $0.091875 per Common Share and Variable Voting Shares, payable on each of May 15, 2013, June 14, 2013 and July 15, 2013 to holders of record at the close of business April 30, 2013, May… Read more »

Source: HNZ Group Inc, 28-Mar-13

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Sea King detachment support to successful counter-terrorism mission

Sea King detachment support to successful counter-terrorism mission

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina returned to Esquimalt, B.C., on March 14, following a successful eight-month deployment. During the deployment, the ship’s crew conducted maritime security and counter-terrorism operations in the Arabian Sea region. HMCS Regina deployed with a crew of 225 personnel, a shipboard unmanned aerial vehicle detachment, and a CH-124 Sea King… Read more »

Source: RCAF, 26-Mar-13

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26-Mar-13 C-FUIR Robinson R44 Grande Cache, Canada

Powerline patrol helicopter had accident involving trees.  Pilot uninjured.  CADAORS ref 2013C1124

26-Mar-13

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RCMP fly Draganflyer UAV for accident/crime investigation work

RCMP fly Draganflyer UAV for accident/crime investigation work

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is a leading North American national police force, covering three Canadian territories, eight provinces, more than 190 municipalities, 184 Aboriginal communities, and three international airports. The “F” division is responsible for the Saskatchewan region and like other divisions, is always looking for new technology to improve their level of service… Read more »

Source: RCMP, 25-Mar-13

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Ornge investigation may take another year, says OPP

Ornge investigation may take another year, says OPP

Ontario taxpayers will know within a year whether any charges will be laid in the criminal probe of the troubled Ornge air ambulance service, Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Chris Lewis said Wednesday (see full story)

Source: CBC News, 22-Mar-13

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Is EASA R66 debacle really Robinson’s fault?

Is EASA R66 debacle really Robinson’s fault?

Robinson continues to work with the relevant authorities to get the turbine engined R66 certified in Russia, Canada and Europe – and a recent press release from Sloane Helicopters confirms that some progress is being made – indeed there is every indication that now the FAA has granted Robinson the ELOS (Equivalent Level of Safety) paperwork, certification… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Mar-13

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New Ontario hospital helipad to improve patient care

New Ontario hospital helipad to improve patient care

Markham Stouffville Hospital and Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services, are pleased to announce the opening of the hospital’s new rooftop heliport.  An Ornge helicopter made its inaugural landing at the hospital today and was greeted by hospital CEO, Janet Beed. “This new heliport will help us provide more efficient service to… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 12-Mar-13

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Turbomeca and Phoenix Heli-Flight sign a Support by the Hour Contract

Turbomeca and Phoenix Heli-Flight sign a Support by the Hour Contract

At Heli Expo, Turbomeca signed a Support By the Hour (SBH®) contract with Phoenix Heli-Flight regarding his fleet of Arriel 1D1 following delivery of the two new AS350B2. This contract will cover all the Turbomeca engines in Phoenix Heli-Flight fleet. By signing this contract, Phoenix Heli-Flight becomes the largest Canadian operator under Turbomeca SBH® program…. Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 08-Mar-13

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Eurocopter Canada announces corporate EC130T2 sale

Eurocopter Canada announces corporate EC130T2 sale

Eurocopter Canada announces the sale of a new EC130 T2 helicopter to Fox Aviation of Montreal, Quebec. The aircraft will be flown privately and is the third Eurocopter helicopter in the past 12 years selected by Fox Aviation. First was an EC120, then the EC130 B4 and now the EC130 T2, an evolution of the… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 07-Mar-13

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Eurocopter Canada announces sale of EC130T2 to Peak Aviation

Eurocopter Canada announces sale of EC130T2 to Peak Aviation

Peak Aviation adds latest member of the Ecureuil Family in its Eurocopter fleet in order to fulfill its expanding activities in the Quebec region The EC130 T2 will join Peak Aviation’s fleet, consisting entirely of Eurocopter products, including; two EC130 B4’s, one AS350 B3 and an AS350 B3e, that was recently delivered in March 2012…. Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 07-Mar-13

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Phoenix Heli-Flight expands fleet with single and twin-engined Eurocopters

Phoenix Heli-Flight expands fleet with single and twin-engined Eurocopters

Phoenix Heli-flight will soon welcome two new AS350 B2’s, an EC135 twin-engine aircraft and signs MOU for the first Canadian EC145 T2. “The AS350 B2’s are a favorite of our clients and we needed to increase our capacity to satisfy the demand for this aircraft”, sited Paul Spring, President and CEO of Phoenix Heli-Flight. The… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 06-Mar-13

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Eurocopter Canada Introduces On-line Technical Publication Service

Eurocopter Canada Introduces On-line Technical Publication Service

The new innovative on-line technical publications service will allow Eurocopter Canada’s customers to gain access to all up-to-date aircraft publications through the Keycopter portal. This will create instant access as soon as the publications are released. “We strive to make all support materials easily accessible for our customers,” said Guy Joannes, President and CEO, ECL…. Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 06-Mar-13

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Universal Helicopters Newfoundland orders AS350B3e

Universal Helicopters Newfoundland orders AS350B3e

Universal Helicopters has chosen its fifth A-Star aircraft, an AS350 B3e, to assist with utility and transport missions throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. The sale was confirmed today with Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL) at Heli-Expo 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   “The AS350 B3e’s extraordinary versatility and reputation as the ultimate work horse made it the… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 06-Mar-13

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First Corporate GrandNew To Be Delivered in North America

First Corporate GrandNew To Be Delivered in North America

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first GrandNew to be delivered to a Canadian customer and the first corporate configured GrandNew to be delivered in North America is making its debut at Heli-Expo 2013, being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from 5th to 7th March.. Bob Brant, AgustaWestland Philadelphia’s… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 05-Mar-13

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Eurocopter Canada adds new STC items for AS350, EC130 and EC120

Eurocopter Canada adds new STC items for AS350, EC130 and EC120

With the recent certification of the 2nd Battery Installation for the EC130 B4 and the Cable Cutter installation for the AS350, Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL) has increased the range of kitted Supplemental Type Certificates (STC’s) for Eurocopter’s AS350, EC130 and EC120 product range. With the 2nd battery installation on the EC130, operators can benefit from… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 05-Mar-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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Register Update – Canada – February 2013

Register Update – Canada – February 2013

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

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 02-Mar-13

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STARS Horizons – Spring 2013

Source: STARS, 01-Mar-13

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Airexcell Sells first MD902 Into Canada to Ascent Helicopters

Airexcell Sells first MD902 Into Canada to Ascent Helicopters

Mark Campolong of Airexcell in Pennsylvania sold a MD902 Explorer to Ascent Helicopters of Parksville, BC Canada. This is the first MD902 certified by Transport Canada to operate in Canada. The helicopter will be used for a variety of applications, including utility work in B.C. and across Western Canada. The MD902 has proven to be… Read more »

Source: Airexcell, 01-Mar-13

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STARS begins night missions from Saskatoon base

STARS begins night missions from Saskatoon base

STARS Air Ambulance begins 24-hour-a-day operations at its Saskatoon base. Since launching service in mid-October, the Saskatoon base has been providing service 12-hours per day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. “Safety is always our priority,” says Ron Dufresne, vice-president of Saskatchewan operations. “Now that the majority of clinical and aviation staff have had time… Read more »

Source: STARS, 28-Feb-13

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Ornge Submits First Quality Improvement Plan

Ornge Submits First Quality Improvement Plan

  Ontario patients requiring air ambulance services and critical care transport will receive better care thanks to Ornge’s first Quality Improvement Plan. The Quality Improvement Plan, submitted to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care today, is a requirement under Ornge’s amended Performance Agreement and is a key step to ensuring public confidence in its air… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 27-Feb-13

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2013 CHC Safety & Quality Summit – Gala Dinner keynote speaker announced

2013 CHC Safety & Quality Summit – Gala Dinner keynote speaker announced

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – Simon Sinek, a leading motivational speaker and author of, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the Gala Dinner at the 2013 CHC Safety & Quality Summit. The Gala dinner will take place on Tues., March 19, at the Westin… Read more »

Source: CHC, 20-Feb-13

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Expedition Helicopters acquires Kelner Helicopters fleet

Expedition Helicopters acquires Kelner Helicopters fleet

Expedition Helicopters Inc. has acquired the fleet of V. Kelner Helicopters located in Thunder Bay. Expedition Helicopters, owned and operated by Todd Calaiezzi, has a main base in Cochrane, satellite offices in Moosenee and Moose Factory, Hearst, Roquemaure, Que. and Gatineau, Que., and now in Northwestern Ontario. The Thunder Bay satellite office is conveniently located… Read more »

Source: Expedition Helicopters, 20-Feb-13

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Absolute Marketing & Communications expands team

Absolute Marketing & Communications expands team

Absolute Marketing & Communications (AM&C) – absolutemarketing.ca; a full-service marketing-communications agency specializing in the aerospace sector announces the addition of Rod Youngberg as the newest member of the Absolute Marketing team, as a Rotary Wing Aviation Consultant. “Rod Youngberg is the president and chief executive officer of Vortex Aviation Limited; a consulting agency specializing in a variety… Read more »

Source: Absolute Marketing, 18-Feb-13

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15-Feb-13 C-FVIT Eurocopter AS350B2 Quebec/Jean-Lesage, Canada

Ground vehicle skidded on ice and ran into parked helicopter, causing significant damage.  CADAORS ref 2013Q0397

15-Feb-13

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

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

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

Source: Canadian military, 06-Feb-13

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Ledcor completes acquisition of Trinity Helicopters

Ledcor completes acquisition of Trinity Helicopters

Ledcor Air Limited, a member of The Ledcor Group of Companies, announced today that it has concluded the purchase of Trinity Helicopters Limited, based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. “We are pleased to have finalized the acquisition of Trinity Helicopters. Their operations and client-base complements our existing aviation businesses, Summit Air and Arctic Sunwest Charters,” said… Read more »

Source: Ledcor, 06-Feb-13

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Winnipeg Police responded to 3,445 incidents in 2012

Winnipeg Police responded to 3,445 incidents in 2012

According to police, AIR1 responded to 3,445 incidents in 2012, resulting in 185 arrests by ground patrol units.   (see full story)

Source: CBC, 06-Feb-13

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Cadorath Aerospace adds robotic HVOF plasma spray system

Cadorath Aerospace adds robotic HVOF plasma spray system

Cadorath Aerospace announced it’s installation of a robotically controlled HVOF plasma spray system. This recent addition broadens their already diverse metal coating capabilities and in-house processes used for approved repairs on Bell Helicopter and Rolls-Royce Model 250 engine parts. HVOF (high velocity oxygen fuel) plasma spray coating produces the highest quality of coatings available today…. Read more »

Source: Cadorath Aerospace, 05-Feb-13

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Phoenix Heli-Flight to acquire an EMS EC135

Phoenix Heli-Flight to acquire an EMS EC135

Despite STARS being active in many parts of Alberta, Phoenix Heli-Flight is convinced that there is a market for 24×7 EMS services in other parts of the Province.  So much so, they are buying a Eurocopter EC135 for such operations (see full story)

Source: Fort McMurray Today, 04-Feb-13

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Register Update – Canada – January 2013

Register Update – Canada – January 2013

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

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 04-Feb-13

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Transwest Helicopters to overhaul two Gulf of Mexico Bell 412s

Transwest Helicopters to overhaul two Gulf of Mexico Bell 412s

Transwest Helicopters Ltd, who in October 2011 relocated from the Chilliwack Airport in Southwest British Columbia to the Oliver Airport in the Southern Interior, is pleased to announce that the company has won a contract to overhaul two Bell 412 helicopters at its brand new hangar facility in Oliver British Columbia Canada this winter. These… Read more »

Source: Transwest Helicopters, 03-Feb-13

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03-Feb-13 C-GPHN Eurocopter AS350BA Sept-Îles, Canada

Training accident. Two of three on board injured. CADAORS ref 2013Q0276

03-Feb-13

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Ornge commits to ensuring EMS service in Thunder Bay

Ornge commits to ensuring EMS service in Thunder Bay

Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services, is reaffirming its commitment to patients in Northern Ontario by taking steps to increase staffing levels at its Thunder Bay base. “We are pleased to announce this enhancement of what is a vital service in the northwest, given the vast geography and long distances between medical… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 01-Feb-13

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Blackcomb Aviation appoints President & COO

Blackcomb Aviation appoints President & COO

Jason McLean, Chairman of Blackcomb Aviation and President & CEO of the McLean Group, has named Jonathan Burke President & Chief Operating Officer of Blackcomb Aviation. This appointment follows a 6 month executive search in Canada, the United States, and Europe. “In a field of exceptionally qualified executive talent,” said McLean, “Jonathan Burke was a clear standout. He brings the… Read more »

Source: Blackcomb Aviation, 31-Jan-13

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Gemini Helicopters issues statement on fatal R44 crash

Gemini Helicopters issues statement on fatal R44 crash

“In the evening of January 27, 2013 Gemini was alerted of an overdue helicopter with a last known location approximately 77 kilometers southwest of Fox Creek. ” (see full story) File photo

30-Jan-13

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RCMP to expand use of unmanned mini-helicopters

RCMP to expand use of unmanned mini-helicopters

“It’s starting to catch on more and more. Eventually, I think you’ll see (unmanned aerial vehicles) in almost all the provinces,” said RCMP Staff Sgt. Dave Domoney (see full story)

Source: National Post, 28-Jan-13

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28-Jan-13 C-GOCM Robinson R44 Grand Cache, Canada (1F)

Survey helicopter overdue.  Weather may have been an issue as a Canadian military Bell 412 involved in the search had to return to base due to weather.  CADAORS 2013C0386

28-Jan-13

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SkyTrac Systems to exhibit at the Mineral Exploration Roundup 2013

SkyTrac Systems to exhibit at the Mineral Exploration Roundup 2013

SkyTrac Systems will be exhibiting at the Mineral Exploration Roundup 2013 from January 28th-31st at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver. Roundup is the world’s premier technical mineral exploration conference presented by the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia. Roundup will bring together organizations and people representing all components of the global mineral exploration and mining… Read more »

Source: SkyTrac Systems, 27-Jan-13

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Canadian Maritime H-92 hits Sikorsky parent UTC results

Canadian Maritime H-92 hits Sikorsky parent UTC results

UTC, the parent company of Sikorsky, reported its fourth quarter and full year results yesterday.  In a very telling section of the press release, they admit that “earnings per share [of parent UTC] of $1.04 were down 27%” and of that, “results included a $0.12 charge recorded at Sikorsky related to the Canadian Maritime Helicopter… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Jan-13

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Alberta Health Services moves STARS BK117 to Edmonton Airport

Alberta Health Services moves STARS BK117 to Edmonton Airport

Patients living in northern Alberta will continue to have access to rapid, reliable, and safe emergency care when the new air ambulance base is relocated to the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) in March. Alberta Health Services air ambulance operations are moving to a new 3,600 square-metre hangar at the Edmonton International Airport, immediately adjacent to… Read more »

Source: Alberta Health Services, 21-Jan-13

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Eurocopter Canada Accepting Nominations for ‘Innovation in Safety Award

Eurocopter Canada Accepting Nominations for ‘Innovation in Safety Award

Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL) will recognize outstanding achievement with its presentation of the 2nd Annual ‘Innovation in Safety Award’. This award was established as a benchmark in which to measure the advanced achievements accomplished by groups, companies, organizations or agencies in maintaining Canadian rotary wing safe flying operations, while employing an exceptional or groundbreaking approach…. Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 17-Jan-13

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Custom Helicopters loses JetRanger on collapsing ice floe

Custom Helicopters loses JetRanger on collapsing ice floe

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Jan-13

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09-Jan-13 C-GGZS Bell 206B Arviat, Canada

Helicopter landed on ice floe, which then collapsed and the helicopter sank.  Pilot rescued.  Local temperature with windchill around -50C  CADAORS 2013C0108

09-Jan-13

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Charlottetown hospital helipad lighting upgrades complete

Charlottetown hospital helipad lighting upgrades complete

Lighting upgrades on the helipad at Charlottetown’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital are now complete. It means the helipad is now available day and night. (see full story)

Source: CBC, 08-Jan-13

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CHC Safety & Quality Summit 2013 – New Pre-Summit Course

CHC Safety & Quality Summit 2013 – New Pre-Summit Course

Accident/Incident Response Preparedness  March 21-23 (2.5 days) Course Description: This course is designed for individuals who are involved in either preparing for an accident or responding to one as a representative of their organization.  It is based on the premise that accidents are relatively rare events and organizations may have little experience in dealing with them. … Read more »

Source: CHC, 07-Jan-13

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Ornge introduces new whistleblower protection policy

Ornge introduces new whistleblower protection policy

Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services is further improving accountability and transparency by introducing a whistleblower policy. “We are truly committed to continuous improvement at Ornge, and that means everyone should feel free to come forward with concerns, without fear of reprisal,” said Ron McKerlie, Interim President and CEO of Ornge. “Our… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 07-Jan-13

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Kitchener Aero STC’s Garmin G500H in EC120

Kitchener Aero STC’s Garmin G500H in EC120

Kitchener Aero Avionics (KAAV) – one of Canada’s premiere avionics and special missions modifiers – is pleased to announce another STC “first” with the completion of a “Glass-Cockpit” upgrade for the Eurocopter EC-120 helicopter. The heart of this mod is the Garmin G500H Flight Display system with Helicopter Synthetic Vision (HSVT), an Altitude Heading Reference… Read more »

Source: Kitchener Aero, 06-Jan-13

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Eurocopter Canada Newsletter – Oct/Nov/Dec 2012

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 05-Jan-13

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Paramedic union opposes helicopter service

Paramedic union opposes helicopter service

“a trauma surgeon flying around in a helicopter, but it just doesn’t sound very realistic or geared towards patient care,” says the provincial president of the Ambulance Paramedics of BC (see full story)

Source: Prince George Citizen, 04-Jan-13

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Register Update – Canada – December 2012

Register Update – Canada – December 2012

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

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jan-13

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Airbus Helicopters Canada – Jan/Feb/Mar 2013

Source: Airbus Helicopters Canada, 01-Jan-13

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Ornge appoints news President/CEO

Ornge appoints news President/CEO

The Board of Directors of Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Andrew McCallum, M.D., F.R.C.P(C), as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ornge. Since 2008, Dr. McCallum has been the Chief Coroner for Ontario. Prior to that he was a Regional Coroner and held… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 20-Dec-12

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Targets for H-92/CH-148 Cyclone deliveries to be missed again in 2013

Targets for H-92/CH-148 Cyclone deliveries to be missed again in 2013

Sikorsky acknowledges to a Canadian newspaper that it won’t meet its targets this year or next for delivering CH-148 Cyclone helicopters – the local designation for the military S92 (see full story)

Source: Ottawa Citizen, 19-Dec-12

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Register Update – Canada – November 2012

Register Update – Canada – November 2012

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

Source: Rotorspot, 17-Dec-12

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Ornge announces new COO

Ornge announces new COO

Ornge have announced the appointment of Rob Giguere to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Giguere will oversee Aviation, Operations and the Operations Control Centre to ensure all teams are working together and moving forward to support Ornge’s focus on patient care and Ontario operations. He brings decades of experience and knowledge in… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 17-Dec-12

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STARS unveils second AW139

STARS unveils second AW139

The much-anticipated addition of the new AW139 was made official Friday when the helicopter was unveiled in the hanger at the STARS base in Edmonton. The roughly 200 guests, including donors, crew and staff, were thrilled to see the gleaming red air ambulance in person. Its purchase was made possible thanks to the generosity of… Read more »

Source: STARS, 17-Dec-12

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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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Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing kicks off its 37th season

Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing kicks off its 37th season

Another season kicks off at Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing! Our guides have been out in the tenure all week, checking on the conditions and doing the final set up as we prepare to open our doors for our 37th year of operations this weekend. Today’s report confirmed 250cm of settled snow at treeline (1800 metres)… Read more »

Source: Selkirk Tangiers, 11-Dec-12

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New aerospace marketing agency has a familiar face

New aerospace marketing agency has a familiar face

Dave McGrath, a long-time marketing, communications and business development specialist in the aerospace industry announces he has joined forces with leading website development and graphic design firm, Lois Kelly Design Studio to form a new, full-service marketing and communications agency specializing in the aerospace sector. Going forward as Absolute Marketing & Communications (AMC — www.absolutemarketing.ca); the… Read more »

Source: Absolute, 05-Dec-12

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05-Dec-12 C-FRSO Robinson R44 Slave Lake, Canada (1F)

Emergency beacon activated, helicopter in forested area – sole occupant pilot Glen Freeland died in the accident. Three rescuers had to be dropped by helicopter to cut out a landing pad. CADAORS 2012C5203

05-Dec-12

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