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AVWIRE donates two aircrew helmets to Essential Helicopters

April 4, 2014  By Carey Fredericks

April 4, 2014, London, Ont. - Mark MacKenzie, President and CEO of DAVWIRE, announced today that two ALPHA aircrew helmets were donated to Essential Helicopters Inc. of North Bay, Ont. for use in its emergency underwater egress training program.

Essential Helicopters is the flight training provider working in partnership with CANADORE College for its one-year Helicopter Flight Training Program. It's the only college level certificated helicopter flight training program of its kind in Canada.

The ALPHA aircrew helmets were made available to DAVWIRE and Essential Helicopters through the generosity of Interactive Safety Products Inc. (ISP) the North American manufacturer of the ALPHA line of aircrew helmets. DAVWIRE is ISP’s exclusive Canadian distributor.

Ron Wright, Air Crew Sales Manager for Interactive Safety Products, Inc., said, “we are very pleased to donate these ALPHA helmets to Essential Helicopters for their underwater egress training program. Our core business is providing top quality helmet and respiratory safety products to a wide range of industries
including civilian and military fixed and rotary wing pilots. ISP is pleased to see this type of operational training made available to helicopter pilots and welcomed the opportunity to contribute.”

Mark MacKenzie, President and CEO of DAVWIRE added that “we are happy to have been able to facilitate this donation as we continue to work closely with our valued ALPHA aircrew helmet customers across Canada and we value the relationship we have with Essential Helicopters and our association with
CANADORE College.”


Lavern Ross, President of Essential Helicopters stated that “we have developed a series of operational courses for the industry and for our students in particular. The underwater egress training is one of three  courses we offer along with winter survival and long line training. The effectiveness of this type of training depends a lot on its realism and having our students fully outfitted including flight helmets is an important part of simulating the event. We wish to thank ISP and DAVWIRE for their generosity.”


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