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Bell Training Academy gets CAAC Part 147 approval
Aug. 28, 2014, Fort Worth, Tx. - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced the Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) has received Part 147 facility organizational approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).  | READ MORE
Aerolite gets STC for AW109SP stretcher kit
Aug. 28, 2014 – Aerolite recently received a FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for an AgustaWestland AW109SP quick change stretcher kit. The kit is meant for operators that need the capability to quickly reconfigure any AW109SP into a configuration with one or two stretchers.
Bell breaks ground on Lafayette facility
Aug 28, 2014, Lafayette, Louisiana – Bell Helicopter commenced construction of its facility in Lafayette, La., where the company will assemble its newest commercial helicopter, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. Governor Bobby Jindal, Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel and others joined Bell Helicopter’s President and CEO, John Garrison, to commemorate the occasion today at the Lafayette Regional Airport.  | READ MORE
Business owner Stever has new corporate AS350 B2
corporate_as350_b2Aug. 25, 2014, Fort Erie, Ont. - Business owner and aviation enthusiast, Harvey Stever has taken delivery of an AS350 B2 for private use, based in Quebec City
Manitoba MPs discuss military procurement
Aug. 25, 2014, Winnipeg - Public Works Minister Diane Finley and MP Joyce Bateman (Winnipeg South Centre) met with members of Manitoba's aerospace industry in Winnipeg Friday to discuss defence procurement and the new Defence Procurement Strategy (DPS).  | READ MORE
Why UAVs are in the regulation "grey" zone
Aug. 25, 2014, Ottawa - When hobbyists send their tiny, camera-equipped drones up to capture pictures of a beautiful sunset, the results can be stunning.  | READ MORE
Bell adds Donaldson filter to product offerings
Aug. 22, 2014, Fort Worth, Tx. - Bell Helicopter has announced its Aeronautical Accessories brand is now a distributor of a Donaldson Inducer Vent Filter (IVF) for the Bell 407/407GX product lines.
KEYW to unveil aerial mapping solution
Aug. 21, 2014, Hanover, Md. - The KEYW Holding Corporation’s subsidiary, KEYW Corporation, will formally unveil the Aeroptic Mapping System August 22-25 at the 2014 National Guard Association (NGAUS) Conference & Exhibition in Chicago.
StandardAero establishes new capabilities in Canada
Aug. 20, 2014, Winnipeg - StandardAero’s Component Services has expanded its component repair and development facilities with the addition of new capabilities at its Winnipeg, Man. campus.
Vancouver UAV users could face charges: police
Aug. 20, 2014, Vancouver - Vancouver drone operators who use the flying machines to spy on people could face criminal charges of voyeurism or harassment, according to the Vancouver Police Department.
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