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CAE name Wischer global leader, training strategy
April 1, 2015, Montreal - CAE has announced the appointment of Torbjorn Wischer as Global Leader – Training Strategy for Civil Aviation, responsible for maintaining and developing CAE's position as the recognized global training partner of choice for customers in Civil Aviation.
TC's new aerodrome policy draws criticism
April 1, 2015, Ottawa - Transport Canada recently released an onerous and overreaching Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) in regard to the development and modification of new and existing aerodromes, which they have termed "Responsible Aerodrome Development."
Bell adds Moyer to the North American sales team
April 1, 2015, Fort Worth, Tx. - Bell Helicopter has appointed a new member to the Bell Helicopter North American sales team. Effective immediately, Tom Moyer will assume the role of Regional Sales Manager in North America, responsible for marketing and sales activities in the Midwest region.
Ontario raises aviation fuel tax to highest level in Canada
April 1, 2015, Ottawa - The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC), the industry trade association representing Canada's largest passenger air carriers, expressed ongoing disappointment with Ontario's continuing increase to the province's aviation fuel tax. Today, the tax was increased to 4.7 cents-per-litre, making it the highest in the country. The increase is the second phase of the 148 per cent hike introduced by the Government of Ontario's 2014 Budget.
McMurdo gets FAA, EASA certification for nav tool
April 1, 2015, Sophia Antipolis, France - McMurdo Group has announced that it has received formal certification from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) for its Kannad Integra ARINC 429 Navigation Interface.
Changes ahead within the Civil Aviation Directorate
March 31, 2015, Ottawa - Martin J. Eley, Director General, Civil Aviation has set his retirement date as May 29, 2015.
LORD Corporation joins SB>1 DEFIANT team
March 31, 2015, Cary, N.C. - LORD Corporation has joined the Sikorsky-Boeing team to develop and build the SB>1 DEFIANT technology demonstrator for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator program.
AW169 training device ready for training
aw1259_aw169_ftdMarch 31, 2015, Sesto Calende, Italy - AgustaWestland has announced the availability of a new AW169 Flight Training Device (FTD) at its A. Marchetti Training Academy in Sesto Calende, Italy. The device has been certified by a joint European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA ) and Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) team to FTD Level 2 as per CS-FSTD(H), the certification specification for Helicopter Flight Simulation Training Devices.  | READ MORE
Helijet extends fishing lodge contracts to 2019
Richmond, B.C. - Helijet has extended its existing helicopter service contracts with two of B.C.’s world-renowned fishing resort lodge clients located on Haida Gwaii, off the North-West coast of British Columbia.
Donaldson marks centennial with special exhibit
March 30, 2015, Nashville, Tn. - Donaldson Company, Inc. marks its 100th anniversary this year with an exhibit at Quad A.
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COVER STORYjanuary-february-2015
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