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Héroux-Devtek names Martin Brassard VP/COO
Nov. 21, 2014, Longueuil, Que. - Héroux-Devtek Inc. has announced the nomination of Martin Brassard as Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Héroux-Devtek. His nomination is effective immediately. Gilles Labbé remains President and Chief Executive Officer of Héroux-Devtek.
ING Robotic Aviation opens new Ottawa-Orleans office
Nov. 20, 2014, Ottawa - The Hon. James Moore, Minster of Industry Canada, officially opened ING Robotic Aviation's new Ottawa Facility on Nov. 17.
Ontario manufacturing industries join forces to help skills shortage
Nov. 20, 2014, Toronto - Four manufacturing organizations have banded together to actively hire and train unemployed/underemployed youth to help their industry address a critical shortage of CNC Machinists.
Dynamatic Technologies to supply airframe assemblies for Bell 407
Nov. 20, 2014, Bangalore, India - Dynamatic Technologies Ltd. has signed a global outline agreement with Bell Helicopter and Textron Systems, which establishes it as a single-source supplier of major airframe assemblies for the Bell 407GX and 407GT.
United Rotorcraft completes new paint facility
Nov. 18, 2014, Decatur, Tx. - United Rotorcraft recently completed a 6,600-square-foot aircraft painting facility located in Decatur, Texas. The facility is equipped with a paint booth that 18 feet wide by 63 feet long, and features solid state controls that regulate humidity levels, temperatures, and downdraft ventilation to achieve the precise environment for the highest quality paint finish.
RCAF 442 Squadron Rescue 903 wins 2014 Cormorant Trophy
aw1198_cormorant_trophy_2014Nov. 18, 2014, Comox, B.C. - AgustaWestland congratulates the Royal Canadian Air Force crew of search and rescue helicopter “Rescue 903” for winning this year’s Cormorant Trophy.  | READ MORE
New military training scheme in place for EC135 T2
hats_signingNov. 17, 2014, Nowra, Aus. - Airbus Helicopters has welcomed the Australian Government’s formal approval of a new Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
Civil helicopters to embrace harsher environments: survey
Nov. 17, 2014, London, U.K. - The civil helicopter market is still slowly recovering from the economic downturn as emerging economies renew and expand their helicopter fleets.  | READ MORE
HAC setting its sights on flight and duty battle
dscf1088Nov. 13, 2014, Montreal - The Helicopter Association of Canada wrapped up its 19th annual convention and trade show in Montreal last week and by all accounts it was a successful event for both suppliers and operators alike.
EHEST identifies 12 concerns when flying over mountains
Nov. 13, 2014, London, U.K. - For safe and enjoyable flights in, around, or over mountains and hills, helicopter pilots must develop the skills, collect the knowledge, and appreciate the factors involved. Above all, pilots need to know their own limitations and those of the aircraft and stick to them.
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