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Blackcomb Helicopters celebrates 35th year of operation

Blackcomb Helicopters celebrates 35th year of operation

30-Apr-2024Source: Blackcomb Helicopters

Blackcomb Helicopters, founded in 1989, is delighted to celebrate its 35th year of operation. For over three decades, Blackcomb Helicopters has proudly served as a leader in aviation across Western Canada, earning a reputation for exceptional expertise and unwavering dedication. Established in 1989 in the heart of Whistler, British Columbia, Blackcomb Helicopters was founded by... Read more

Alterra Mountain Co closes purchase of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing

Alterra Mountain Co closes purchase of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing

26-Apr-2024Source: Alterra Mountain Company 

Alterra Mountain Company has announced the closing of the purchase of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing (MWHS) in Blue River, British Columbia, Canada, further expanding the company’s premium heli-skiing portfolio, complementing CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures. “With the acquisition of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing, we are excited to add another premier heli-skiing operation to the Alterra family,” said Jared... Read more

Kaman Delivers New K-MAX® to Black Tusk Helicopter Inc.

Kaman Delivers New K-MAX® to Black Tusk Helicopter Inc.

25-Apr-2024Source: Kaman

Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) (“Kaman” or the “Company”) 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, and we... Read more

VFS Announces Forum 80 program

VFS Announces Forum 80 program

19-Apr-2024Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) is holding its 80th Annual Forum & Technology Display (Forum 80) on May 7–9, 2024, at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Québec, Canada, focused on the theme, “The Future of Vertical Flight.” This is the world’s largest and longest running technical event dedicated to advancing vertical flight, including helicopters,... Read more

Blackcomb Helicopters unveils Powerline Training Facility

Blackcomb Helicopters unveils Powerline Training Facility

17-Apr-2024Source: Blackcomb Helicopters

Blackcomb Helicopters proudly announces their Powerline Training Facility, a significant addition to its Advanced Training Center. The new facility marks a considerable investment in safety and skill development. The purpose-built training facility, in Pemberton, British Columbia, stands as a testament to Blackcomb Helicopters’ commitment to excellence in utility operations, offering a controlled and safe environment... Read more

Concordia University hosts first symposium on AAM

Concordia University hosts first symposium on AAM

10-Apr-2024Source: Concordia University

Advanced air mobility (AAM) is a groundbreaking form of air transportation. It uses remotely piloted, autonomous or vertical take-off and landing aircraft to transport people and goods in remote and often emergencies. And it holds the potential to reshape society’s movement and connectivity within and beyond cities. In light of its importance, the Concordia Institute of... Read more

County of St. Paul continues partnership with STARS

County of St. Paul continues partnership with STARS

9-Apr-2024Source: Lakeland TODAY

County of St. Paul will continue its partnership with STARS Air Ambulance, increasing its annual contribution to a fixed rate of $14,000 for 2024 and 2025. The County previously had a $2 per capita agreement with STARS, which equalled an annual contribution of about $13,000. Over 90 per cent of Alberta municipalities are partnered with... Read more

Canada approves VIH Aerospace STD for H145 Vertical Reference Window

Canada approves VIH Aerospace STD for H145 Vertical Reference Window

3-Apr-2024Source: VIH Aerospace

VIH Aerospace (VIHA) www.vihaerospace.com a leading provider of helicopter manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MMRO) services has received Transport Canada (TCCA) and FAA Approval for their H145 Left-Hand or Dual Vertical (Bubble) Reference Window installation. TCCA STC SH24-12 and FAA STC SR00187IB have been issued, approving Airbus BK117 D2, and BK117 D-3 in the Left... Read more

Skytrac partners Canadian Law Enforcement Agency to secure Airbus H135 STC for the SDL-350

Skytrac partners Canadian Law Enforcement Agency to secure Airbus H135 STC for the SDL-350

1-Mar-2024Source: Skytrac

SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC), a global leader in aerospace intelligent connectivity and satellite communications (satcom), announced that they partnered with a Canadian law enforcement agency to complete an Airbus H135 Standard Type Certification (STC) for the SDL-350. As one of the first integrations of the SDL-350 on the H135 platform, SKYTRAC has installed, certified, and... Read more

Onboard Systems names Canadian Launch Customers for AS365/EC155 Cargo Hook

Onboard Systems names Canadian Launch Customers for AS365/EC155 Cargo Hook

29-Feb-2024Source: Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems announced that Talon Helicopters Ltd. and Qwest Helicopters, both in British Columbia, Canada, committed to purchase ten Airbus AS365/EC155 Replacement Cargo Hook kits during the 2024 HAI Heli-Expo tradeshow in Anaheim, California. The new Airbus AS365/EC155 Replacement Cargo Hook Kit is expected to receive FAA and Transport Canada STC certification this summer and... Read more

Chinook Helicopters appointed Bell 505 Dealers for western Canada

Chinook Helicopters appointed Bell 505 Dealers for western Canada

29-Feb-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced during HAI Heli-Expo that it has appointed Chinook Helicopters as an authorized Bell 505 dealership serving western Canada. “As a premier rotorcraft and fixed-wing training academy in British Columbia, Canada, Chinook Helicopters has established a strong network of operators and maintainers,” said Lane Evans, managing director, North America.... Read more

Onboard Systems names Canadian Launch Customer for Medium Bell HEC Dual Cargo Hook System

Onboard Systems names Canadian Launch Customer for Medium Bell HEC Dual Cargo Hook System

29-Feb-2024Source: Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems announced that Blackcomb Helicopters LP of British Columbia, Canada, has committed to purchase four Medium Bell HEC Dual Cargo Hook Systems during the 2024 HAI Heli-Expo tradeshow in Anaheim, California. The forthcoming Medium Bell HEC Dual Cargo Hook System is in development and is expected to receive FAA and Transport Canada STC certification by... Read more

Skytrac and the Mecaer complete AW139 STC for the SDL-350

Skytrac and the Mecaer complete AW139 STC for the SDL-350

28-Feb-2024Source: Skytrac

SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC), a global leader in satellite communications (satcom) and intelligent connectivity solutions, and the Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG), a leading international provider of solutions for aircraft systems and services across multiple aviation segments, today announced that they completed a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada (TCCA) certified AW139 Standard Type Certification... Read more

Swiss Air Force H135 fleet surpasses 200K flight hours on PW206B2 engines

Swiss Air Force H135 fleet surpasses 200K flight hours on PW206B2 engines

28-Feb-2024Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada congratulated the Swiss Air Force for achieving 200,000 flight hours on its fleet of 45 PW206B2 engines, powering 19 Airbus H135 helicopters. Pratt & Whitney is an RTX (NYSE: RTX) business. “The PW200 family, of which includes the PW206B2 engines, have proven to be exceptionally mission adaptable, economical to operate and... Read more

Metro Aviation signs distributor agreement for Leonardo AW09; commits to 30 units

Metro Aviation signs distributor agreement for Leonardo AW09; commits to 30 units

28-Feb-2024Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and Metro Aviation, a prime privately-owned HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) operator and service provider in the US, have announced the signing of a Distributor Agreement for the AW09 next generation single engine helicopter. Metro will act as a Leonardo distributor for the type in the US and Canada for all civil market applications.... Read more

Canadian Forces pick Axnes wireless comms for CH-149 fleet

Canadian Forces pick Axnes wireless comms for CH-149 fleet

26-Feb-2024

Axnes, a leading provider of wireless communication solutions, is pleased to announce that its PNG Wireless Intercom System (WICS) has been selected by IMP Aerospace & Defence, in collaboration with the Canadian Forces, for the CH149 Cormorant Search and Rescue (SAR) aircraft upgrade project. This partnership underscores Axnes’ commitment to providing cutting-edge communication solutions for... Read more

StandardAero goes live with PW200 services in Winnipeg

StandardAero goes live with PW200 services in Winnipeg

26-Feb-2024Source: StandardAero

StandardAero has completed the stand up of its Pratt & Whitney Canada PW200 helicopter engine MRO capabilities at its Winnipeg, Canada Helicopter Center of Excellence (COE), including support for a new test cell.  The company is in the process of transitioning the test cell from its facility in Dallas to Winnipeg, an investment of more... Read more

S.A.F.E. Designs delivers Custom Maintenance Stand to Yellowhead Helicopters

S.A.F.E. Designs delivers Custom Maintenance Stand to Yellowhead Helicopters

26-Feb-2024Source: SAFE Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs completes the delivery of a custom BK117 maintenance stand for Yellowhead Helicopters in Canada that meets their operational needs in a challenging environment.  This SAFETY FIRST lightweight ergonomic stand can be disassembled and stored in a shed and then easily reassembled by just one technician, even in the snow.  The technician can... Read more

AEM and Texas Aerospace Technologies bolster partnership for Latin America

AEM and Texas Aerospace Technologies bolster partnership for Latin America

22-Feb-2024Source: AEM

Canadian avionics manufacturer, Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM), is pleased to announce a partnership expansion with Texas Aerospace Technologies, a subsidiary of Texas Aerospace Services, to add AEM’s new MTP136D modern panel-mount P25 VHF FM Forest Service radio to its lineup of product offerings for their Latin American customers. Texas Aerospace Technologies adds AEM’s P25... Read more

Canadian TSB makes recommendations on Inadvertent IMC

Canadian TSB makes recommendations on Inadvertent IMC

19-Feb-2024Source: Transportation Safety Board of Canada

In its investigation report (A21C0038) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) found that insufficient regulatory requirements and defences to protect against loss of visual reference accidents led to the fatal 2021 crash of an Airbus AS350 helicopter on Griffith Island, Nunavut (NU). As such, the Board is issuing four recommendations to the regulator, Transport Canada. On 25 April 2021,... Read more

Safomar Technologies and AEM sign distribution agreement for Africa

Safomar Technologies and AEM sign distribution agreement for Africa

16-Feb-2024Source: AEM

Canadian avionics manufacturer, Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM), is proud to announce a new distribution agreement with South Africa-based Safomar Technologies. The two companies join forces to bring AEM’s special mission communication products to Africa and to better serve customers in the region by providing best-in-class avionics systems and solutions. The deal makes Safomar Technologies... Read more

Bell appoints Heli-One for Canadian CH146 support

Bell appoints Heli-One for Canadian CH146 support

14-Feb-2024Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading global provider of rotor-wing maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that it has been appointed by Bell Textron Canada Limited (Bell) to provide In-Service Support for CH146 Griffon helicopters operated by the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND), in a contract valued at over $150M (CAD) over 5... Read more

STARS completes first ever neonatal transport in Saskatchewan

STARS completes first ever neonatal transport in Saskatchewan

7-Feb-2024Source: STARS

A Saskatchewan newborn baby needing critical care was recently helped by STARS as the organization completed its first ever helicopter neonatal intensive care transport in Saskatchewan. A major accomplishment for STARS, the new equipment used in the mission received approval late last year, and when the need arose in December 2023, STARS crews were able... Read more

Canada to Participate in NATO Exercise Steadfast Defender 2024

Canada to Participate in NATO Exercise Steadfast Defender 2024

29-Jan-2024Source: Government of Canada

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is set to participate in the largest NATO exercise in decades that will serve to rehearse NATO’s Deterrence and Defence plans to counter threats to the Euro-Atlantic area. Approximately 1,000 CAF sailors, soldiers, aviators, and special forces members, will demonstrate NATO’s ability to conduct sustained, multi-domain defensive operations over a... Read more

Coulson Aviation receives Transport Canada ATO approval

Coulson Aviation receives Transport Canada ATO approval

25-Jan-2024Source: Coulson Aviation

Coulson Aviation, a world leader in aerial firefighting, has received Transport Canada Approved Training Organization (ATO)  approval, making it the first aviation company approved to provide training in aircraft structures and one of 20 ATOs across Canada. Coulson’s ATO allows the company to train students toward their Aircraft Maintenance Engineer – Structures (AME-S) license at no... Read more

Bell awarded Can$2.28 billion contract to maintain CH-146 Griffon fleet

Bell awarded Can$2.28 billion contract to maintain CH-146 Griffon fleet

19-Jan-2024Source: Canadian Government

The Government of Canada is committed to extending the life and existing capabilities of the CH-146 Griffon helicopters to support the Canadian Armed Forces and keep Canadians safe. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, announced that the Government of Canada has awarded a $2.28-billion contract to Bell Textron Canada Limited (BTCL)... Read more

Drone Delivery Canada approved for BVLOS flights and dangerous goods transportation

Drone Delivery Canada approved for BVLOS flights and dangerous goods transportation

10-Jan-2024Source: Drone Delivery Canada

Drone Delivery Canada Corp. (TSXV: FLT) (OTCQX: TAKOF) (Frankfurt: A3DP5Y) or (Frankfurt: ABBA.F) (the “Company” or “DDC”) is proud to announce that it has achieved official approval for Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (“BVLOS”) flights in tandem with the transportation of dangerous goods for its DroneCare route, marking a significant milestone in the development of its drone delivery capabilities... Read more

Nova Scotia to Purchase 4 New Water Bombers

Nova Scotia to Purchase 4 New Water Bombers

8-Jan-2024Source: Nova Scotia

The Province is taking advantage of federal funding to replace its fleet of four helicopter water bombers. “Being prepared for emergencies such as wildfires is critical to protecting communities and Nova Scotians. That’s why we’re considering all options and are upgrading our fleet of helicopters to ensure we can manage wildfires in the future,” said... Read more

Transport Canada certifies Airbus H160

Transport Canada certifies Airbus H160

7-Dec-2023Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has received Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) type certification of the H160 helicopter, positioning the aircraft type for entry into the Canadian market. “The H160’s multi-mission capabilities and advanced features contributing to safety, comfort, and efficiency, have already generated strong interest across North America,” said Bart Reijnen, Airbus Helicopters Head of the North America region.... Read more

AW139 flies in 100% SAF

AW139 flies in 100% SAF

7-Dec-2023Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and Pratt & Whitney Canada announced the successful completion of the first flight for a AW139 intermediate twin helicopter, powered by PT6C-67C engines, using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Accomplished at Leonardo’s facility in Cascina Costa di Samarate (Italy) on 21 November, the 75-minute flight and ground tests evaluated engine performance with multiple power... Read more

Boost Systems now offers Cargo Baskets

Boost Systems now offers Cargo Baskets

5-Dec-2023Source: Boost Systems

Boost Systems, known as the global leader in fully certified Human External Cargo Systems, Personal Carrying Device Systems and related Training Services is pleased to announce the recent addition of Quick Release Cargo Baskets to their product offering. BOOST Systems has been awarded a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its... Read more

PWC announces PT6T-3/6 Twinpac™ engine overhaul program for military customers

PWC announces PT6T-3/6 Twinpac™ engine overhaul program for military customers

28-Nov-2023Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada announced a new, cost-effective P&WCSMART military overhaul program developed specifically for military customers flying Bell 212 and Bell 412 helicopters with PT6T-3 or PT6T-6 Twinpac™ engines. Pratt & Whitney is an RTX (NYSE: RTX) business. “Our P&WCSMART portfolio was developed to assist customers flying mature engines, in many cases requiring an... Read more

Yellowhead Helicopters updates fleet to AEM’s new MTP136D radio

Yellowhead Helicopters updates fleet to AEM’s new MTP136D radio

14-Nov-2023Source: Yellowhead Helicopters

Canadian avionics manufacturer, Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM), is proud to announce fellow Western Canada-based company, Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd., as the official launch customer for its brand new MTP136D panel-mount Forest Service radio. Yellowhead Helicopters is the first major service provider to place an order for AEM’s newest radio and is set to update its entire... Read more

Alpine Aerotech receive TCCA and FAA STC’s Bell Stowage Compartment

Alpine Aerotech receive TCCA and FAA STC’s Bell Stowage Compartment

3-Nov-2023Source: Alpine Aerotech

Alpine Aerotech announced that they have officially received Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for a convenient stowage compartment that installs to the AFT of the center pedestal in Bell medium helicopters (205, 212, 412) The Alpine Aerotech AFT Pedestal Stowage Compartment utilizes dead space between the... Read more

Helijet to become first Canadian eVTOL operator with Beta Alia-250 orders

Helijet to become first Canadian eVTOL operator with Beta Alia-250 orders

31-Oct-2023

Helijet International Inc., North America’s largest and longest-standing helicopter airline, today announced plans to become the first Canadian air carrier to provide passenger and cargo services using electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft after placing firm orders for ALIA eVTOL aircraft from BETA Technologies.  Helijet President and CEO Danny Sitnam and BETA Sales Director Skye... Read more

Lightning strike takes out two tail blades on Helijet S76C++

Lightning strike takes out two tail blades on Helijet S76C++

25-Oct-2023Source: HeliHub.com

British Columbia operator Helijet suffered an unusual incident yesterday when one of their Sikorsky S76C++ helicopters suffered a lightning strike while on a scheduled service with 12 passengers on board. The lightning strike took out two tail rotor blades, as well as a chunk from the port side stabilizer Flying at around 4200ft amsl, the... Read more

Canada approves Dart Heli-Utility-Basket for Bell 505

Canada approves Dart Heli-Utility-Basket for Bell 505

29-Sep-2023Source: DART Aerospace

DART Aerospace is proud to announce that it has received a new TCCA STC certification for the external cargo Heli-Utility-Basket™ specifically tailored for the Bell 505 aircraft. It is also currently pursuing FAA validation. The Bell 505 Heli-Utility-Basket™ is the latest in DART’s proven line of baskets. It joins DART’s existing Heli-Utility-Baskets™ for helicopter models... Read more

Drone Delivery Canada awarded contract by Canadian DND

Drone Delivery Canada awarded contract by Canadian DND

22-Sep-2023Source: Drone Delivery Canada

Drone Delivery Canada Corp. (TSXV: FLT) (OTCQX: TAKOF) (Frankfurt: A3DP5Y) or (Frankfurt: ABBA.F) (the “Company” or “DDC”) is pleased to announce that on August 29, 2023, it had signed a contract (the “Contract”) with the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces’ (DND/CAF) Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program to operate and evaluate... Read more

CCC, DART Aerospace to deliver high lift heliporter to US Navy

CCC, DART Aerospace to deliver high lift heliporter to US Navy

11-Sep-2023Source: DART Aerospace

The Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) is pleased to announce that it was awarded an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to provide a high lift heliporter designed and manufactured by DART Aerospace Company (DART) to the U.S. Navy. A high lift heliporter is ground support equipment that... Read more

SkyDrive participates in Oshkosh electric aircraft panel discussion

SkyDrive participates in Oshkosh electric aircraft panel discussion

9-Aug-2023Source: SkyDrive

On July 22, our CEO, Tomohiro Fukuzawa, joined a panel discussion with executives from key electric aircraft developers in the US and Canada : BETA TECHNOLOGIES and Limosa in 17th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium organized by Vertical Flight Society at Oshhkosh, Wisconsin.... Read more

CCC, DART Aerospace to deliver high lift heliporter to US Navy

CCC, DART Aerospace to deliver high lift heliporter to US Navy

7-Aug-2023Source: CCC

CCC is pleased to announce that it was awarded an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to provide a high lift heliporter designed and manufactured by DART Aerospace Company (DART) to the U.S. Navy. A high lift heliporter is ground support equipment that allows one person to... Read more

SkyAlyne selected by Canada for Future Aircrew Training Program

SkyAlyne selected by Canada for Future Aircrew Training Program

3-Aug-2023Source: CAE

SkyAlyne – a partnership between Canadian companies CAE and KF Aerospace – has been identified by the Government of Canada as its preferred bidder to manage the future training program for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). The FAcT contract will cover all aspects of the required training and in-service support to train Canadian military pilots, Air... Read more

Eagle Copters donates Jet Ranger to SAIT

Eagle Copters donates Jet Ranger to SAIT

26-Jul-2023Source: Eagle Copters

Eagle Copters Ltd. is excited to announce the delivery and donation of a Bell 206B Jet Ranger to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). On July 12th, 2023 the 206B aircraft was delivered to the Art Smith Aero Centre, where it will serve as a valuable training aid for SAIT’s Aircraft Maintenance courses. SAIT... Read more

General Dynamics to receive $10M from Canadian Government for RPAS development

General Dynamics to receive $10M from Canadian Government for RPAS development

20-Jul-2023Source: Canadian Government

The Canadian aerospace industry is a driving force for innovation and development in Canadian industries. It is one of the most researched and export-intensive sectors in Canada, contributing billions of dollars to the Canadian economy each year and supporting thousands of well-paying jobs. The Government of Canada is committed to continually strengthening this crucial sector... Read more

Loft Dynamics VR Flight Simulator Acquired By Blackcomb Helicopters

Loft Dynamics VR Flight Simulator Acquired By Blackcomb Helicopters

30-Jun-2023Source: Loft Dynamics

Loft Dynamics AG (formerly VRM Switzerland), creator of the world’s first and only virtual reality (VR) simulator authorized by a major aviation regulator, today announced its expansion into Canada and a first-of-its-kind partnership with Blackcomb Helicopters LP. As the leading helicopter tour and utility company in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada, Blackcomb Helicopters will leverage... Read more

Aero Asset Adds Three Experienced Executives to Team

Aero Asset Adds Three Experienced Executives to Team

20-Jun-2023Source: Aero Asset

Aero Asset, the global helicopter sales and market intelligence firm, has added three executives to positions within the company. Andrea Winning becomes Market Research Director. Shaun Geng becomes VP of Operations and Tristan Sandor as Senior Director – Mission Critical Services. “These staff additions strengthen Aero Asset’s interaction with clients,” said Aero Asset VP Sales... Read more

STARS appoints new president & CEO of STARS

STARS appoints new president & CEO of STARS

13-Jun-2023Source: STARS

Following an extensive search by the society’s volunteer board of directors, STARS announced that Katherine Emberly will join the organization as president & CEO, effective Sept. 15, 2023. “Effectively leading an organization like STARS takes strong business acumen and experience building and leading highly skilled, geographically distributed teams in a 24×7, mission-critical and high-risk environment.”... Read more

934th Airlift Wing organises joint force training exercise

934th Airlift Wing organises joint force training exercise

9-Jun-2023Source: US Air Force

Over 60 service members from approximately ten units across the Air Force Reserve, Minnesota National Guard, Wisconsin National Guard and the Royal Canadian Air Force, participated in a joint training exercise aboard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters and a C-17 Globemaster III across two states in early May.   The multi-stop integrated mission involved evacuating simulated patients... Read more

ChipCHECK chosen to support RCAF CH146 Griffon Fleet

ChipCHECK chosen to support RCAF CH146 Griffon Fleet

7-Jun-2023Source: Gastops

Gastops is pleased to announce ChipCHECK’s selection on Bell Textron Canada’s program to support the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) fleet of 85 CH146 Griffon helicopters, a multi-role military variant of the widely adopted Bell-412EP developed for the Canadian Armed forces.  Seven ChipCHECK units have been procured to assist in maximizing equipment readiness, improve maintenance... Read more

CCC secures $43M contract with Argentina for Bell

CCC secures $43M contract with Argentina for Bell

2-Jun-2023Source: CCC

CCC is pleased to announce it has secured a $43 million government to government (G2G) contract with the Ministry of Defense of Argentina for six helicopters manufactured by Bell Textron Canada. The G2G contract will allow the Argentine government to replace a fleet of Airbus Allouette aircraft. The Bell 407GXi helicopters will serve in high... Read more

Drone Delivery Canada extends Edmonton Airport drone route

Drone Delivery Canada extends Edmonton Airport drone route

1-Jun-2023Source: Drone Delivery Canada

Drone Delivery Canada Corp. (TSXV: FLT) (OTCQX: TAKOF) (Frankfurt: A3DP5Y) (Frankfurt: ABBA.F) (the “Company” or “DDC”) is pleased to announce, further to its press release dated June 2, 2022, that with the assistance of its sales agent Air Canada (TSX: AC) it has secured a 3-month extension of its award-winning drone delivery services operation at the Edmonton International Airport (“EIA”).... Read more

Blood-on-board program showing early success in British Columbia

Blood-on-board program showing early success in British Columbia

18-May-2023Source: BC Emergency Health Services

Trauma patients in the Interior and Okanagan in need of life-saving blood transfusions continue to get timely care they need thanks to a $40,000 boost to BC Emergency Health Services to support a program which grants air ambulance paramedics with full-time access to blood from the Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) and Kamloops’s Royal Inland Hospital... Read more

Teck and STARS celebrate 30-year partnership

Teck and STARS celebrate 30-year partnership

17-May-2023Source: Teck

Teck is celebrating its three-decade partnership with STARS, a non-profit organization that provides critical care in Western Canada, by making a $300,000 donation over three years to support the care and transportation of patients in the Elk Valley and surrounding communities in southeastern British Columbia. Whether by air, by ground or virtually, the expert care... Read more

Helipad construction underway in Lax Kw’alaams

Helipad construction underway in Lax Kw’alaams

12-May-2023Source: CFNR Network

A new helicopter pad is in construction in Lax Kw’alaams. Started on April 28, the construction is expected to last another 11 weeks. Work currently underway includes final excavation of the site, forming and placing rebar, and installing electric conduits, all resulting in an expansion up to 3.5 metres. See Full Story.... Read more

Leonardo awards sub-contract to IMP for Canadian SAR AW101 upgrade

Leonardo awards sub-contract to IMP for Canadian SAR AW101 upgrade

28-Apr-2023Source: Leonardo

Leonardo is delighted to announce that IMP Aerospace & Defence has been sub-contracted to undertake the upgrade of 13 in-service AW101/CH-149 Cormorant Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopters at its facility in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This agreement, announced at an event on 27 April, with Canada’s Minister of Defence, the Honorable Anita Anand and government representatives... Read more

Royal Canadian Air Force takes new SAR tracking technology

Royal Canadian Air Force takes new SAR tracking technology

20-Apr-2023Source: CENTUM

The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) has extended its use of CENTUM’s Lifeseeker for Royal Canadian Air Force Search and Rescue operations. The RCAF is now using an increased total of eight units on its fleet of Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. Lifeseeker enables SAR operators to locate people quickly and accurately,... Read more

ITP Aero gains PWC overhaul facility appointment for PW200 engines

ITP Aero gains PWC overhaul facility appointment for PW200 engines

19-Apr-2023Source: ITP Aero

Pratt & Whitney Canada has appointed world leading aircraft engine and components manufacturer ITP Aero a Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of PW200 engines at ITP Aero’s facilities in Albacete, Spain. This is an important milestone for ITP Aero, as an independent company, as it expands its MRO portfolio  ITP... Read more

Limosa Partners With BAC Aerospace To Begin eVTOL Certification Process

Limosa Partners With BAC Aerospace To Begin eVTOL Certification Process

4-Apr-2023Source: BAC Aerospace

Limosa Inc., supported by its aircraft certification consulting partner BAC Aerospace Inc., has become the first Canadian developer of electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) to start the type certification process with its domestic regulator, Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA). By doing so, Limosa intends to be the first Canadian company to bring this... Read more

James Richardson & Sons increase commitment to STARS

James Richardson & Sons increase commitment to STARS

4-Apr-2023Source: STARS

The partnership between James Richardson & Sons, Limited and Affiliated Companies (JRSL) and STARS continues to have a lasting impact on the lives of patients across western Canada. That impact is amplified today as we celebrate the company’s $1.5 million gift to STARS. JRSL representatives, STARS team and board members, and one of STARS’ patients,... Read more

CHC calls for papers for 2023 Safety & Quality Summit

CHC calls for papers for 2023 Safety & Quality Summit

27-Mar-2023

Share your knowledge and experience at 2023 CHC Safety & Quality Summit. Call for Papers is now open for 2023 CHC Safety & Quality Summit. Theme: Reset 2024: Developing New Safety Mindsets Submission Deadline: May 21, 2023 Much has changed in the past five years. Energy prices have collapsed, then spiked; customers have deferred, then... Read more

ICAO to run their first Advanced Air Mobility Symposium event.

ICAO to run their first Advanced Air Mobility Symposium event.

20-Mar-2023Source: ICAO

The International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) first Advanced Air Mobility Symposium (AAM 2024) is expected to take place from 9 to 12 September 2024, in Montréal, Canada. The theme is “Advanced air mobility (AAM) global harmonization and interoperability: Challenges and opportunities“. The symposium will build upon the developments of DRONE ENABLE with attention given to concepts... Read more

ICAO call for AAM infrastructure and global harmonization solutions

ICAO call for AAM infrastructure and global harmonization solutions

17-Mar-2023Source: ICAO

ICAO has issued a new request for information (RFI) to public and private-sector innovators in support of its upcoming 2023 DRONE ENABLE Symposium. The RFI is issued annually to elicit new concepts and solutions to advance next generation global standards for cutting-edge unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), UAS traffic management (UTM), and advanced air mobility (AAM),... Read more

Bell Textron Canada recognized as one of Montreal’s top employers

Bell Textron Canada recognized as one of Montreal’s top employers

14-Mar-2023Source: Bell

For the third year in a row, Bell in Canada has been recognized as one of the top employers in the Greater Montreal area by Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This special mention recognizes the industry’s leading employers. Employers are evaluated on the physical workplace; work atmosphere; benefits; financial, family and health benefits; training and skills... Read more

AirSuite Expands Development Team for its Flight Operations Software

AirSuite Expands Development Team for its Flight Operations Software

10-Mar-2023Source: AirSuite

AirSuite is proud to announce the expansion of its development team for its flight operations software. The expansion is in response to the growing demand for the software used by aviation companies across Canada and into the United States to streamline their flight operations and improve efficiency. The team has doubled in size in the... Read more

Limosa selects AUTOFLUG as seat supplier

Limosa selects AUTOFLUG as seat supplier

8-Mar-2023Source: Limosa

Limosa, the Canadian eVTOL design and manufacturing company, has concluded a framework agreement on the supply of crash-safety seating systems with AUTOFLUG from Germany. A significant reason for the decision is the low weight and slimline design of the FLYWEIGHT® seat family developed by AUTOFLUG that they will be using. In addition, Limosa has chosen... Read more

P&WC launches Remote Maintenance Kits

P&WC launches Remote Maintenance Kits

8-Mar-2023Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced the rollout of new Remote Maintenance Kits comprised of strategically selected parts and tooling for helicopter engines that will support aircraft availability and maintenance autonomy. The kit is offered to customers enrolled in the company’s Eagle Service™ Plan (ESP™) pay-per-hour maintenance plan as part... Read more

Phenix Solutions Selects Onboard Systems for Ultra 2XL Heavy-Lift UAS Program

Phenix Solutions Selects Onboard Systems for Ultra 2XL Heavy-Lift UAS Program

7-Mar-2023Source: Phenix Solutions

Phenix Solutions announced the selection of Vancouver-based innovator Onboard Systems International, LLC as a partner to develop a multi-use cargo hook system for the Ultra 2XL Heavy-Lift Cargo Aircraft Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). The Phenix-Onboard partnership will leverage Onboard Systems’ 40-plus years as the leading provider of external load equipment for the helicopter industry with... Read more

US Marine Corps Air Station New River Welcomes the Royal Canadian Air Force

US Marine Corps Air Station New River Welcomes the Royal Canadian Air Force

28-Feb-2023Source: US Marine Corps

On Jan. 16, 2023, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River welcomed members of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and their four CH-146 Griffons, allowing them to use Marine Corps Installations East (MCIEAST) airspace for three and a half weeks to conduct their flight instructor and flight engineer course for the third time since... Read more

Schweizer appoints North American Helicopter Sales Manager

Schweizer appoints North American Helicopter Sales Manager

15-Feb-2023Source: Schweizer

Schweizer is thrilled to announce Robert Grimmett has joined the Schweizer team as the company’s North American Sales Manager. In his position, he is responsible for aircraft and parts sales, service support, and market development in the United States and Canada. A savvy business professional, Grimmett comes to the Schweizer with a wealth of experience... Read more

Sarnia hospital already benefits from new helipad

Sarnia hospital already benefits from new helipad

6-Feb-2023Source: The Observer

A new helipad at Bluewater Health in Sarnia has already been used six times by air ambulance helicopters transferring patients to Toronto and London since being approved for daytime use in November. See Full Story.... Read more

HHeliCat Canada shows the future of helicopter and snowcat skiing

HHeliCat Canada shows the future of helicopter and snowcat skiing

2-Feb-2023Source: Revelstoke Mountaineer

HeliCat Canada is the primary trade association behind the helicopter and snowcat skiing industry. During a special announcement on January 11, 2023, HeliCat Canada announced its bold new vision for the industry’s future — Sightline 2030. See Full Story.... Read more

CBAA Joins the CanaDAC Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Task Group

CBAA Joins the CanaDAC Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Task Group

26-Jan-2023Source: CBAA

In order to influence the direction and priorities of AAM development in Canada, the CBAA has joined the CanaDAC Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Task Group #2. This group is part of a joint initiative between the Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium and Transport Canada. The initial objective is to compile an inventory of anticipated AAM... Read more

Fatal Bell 212 accident in 2021 results in $10M settlement

Fatal Bell 212 accident in 2021 results in $10M settlement

24-Jan-2023Source: Slack Davis Sanger

Ladd Sanger, Dallas aviation partner with Slack Davis Sanger, and Joe Fiorante, partner at the Law Offices of Camp, Fiorante, Matthews and Mogerman, in Vancouver, British Columbia, recently obtained a $10 million settlement for the family of a 49-year-old helicopter pilot employed by Yellowhead Helicopters, Ltd, who was killed in 2021 while conducting forest fire... Read more

Vislink receives Airborne Downlink orders valued at over $2 million

Vislink receives Airborne Downlink orders valued at over $2 million

6-Jan-2023Source: Vislink

Vislink (Nasdaq: VISL), a global technology leader in the capture, delivery and management of high quality, live video and associated data in the media and entertainment, law enforcement and defense markets, announced that it has recently received orders valued in excess of $2 million for HD (high-definition) airborne video downlink system (“AVDS”) equipment from law... Read more

Leonardo awarded €690M contract for the AW101/CH149 Upgrade

Leonardo awarded €690M contract for the AW101/CH149 Upgrade

3-Jan-2023Source: Leonardo

The Canadian Department of National Defence has awarded Leonardo (through Leonardo U.K. Ltd of Yeovil) a $1 billion CAN (€690 million) contract for the AW101/CH-149 “Cormorant” Mid-Life Upgrade (CMLU) Project for 16 aircraft in total, comprising 13 existing Cormorant Search and Rescue Helicopter (CSH) currently in-service and the augmentation of a further three aircraft. This... Read more

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