Jon Robinson

Jon Robinson

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Bristow Group Inc., focusing on industrial aviation services, signed a definitive agreement to combine with privately held Columbia Helicopters Inc. for US$560 million ($740.8 million). Columbia will be designated as an unrestricted subsidiary under the Columbia name and air operating certificate (AOC).
EuroTec Canada, located in the Greater Toronto Area, is highlighting its sales and service of MicroVib II vibration analysis products, developed by Dynamic Solutions Systems (DSS), at the 2018 Helicopter Association of Canada conference, running from November 1 to 4 in Vancouver, BC.
In September 2018, Schiebel helped bring the Red Bull Air Race World Championship to in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. Schiebel is based in Vienna, a 45-minute train ride north, but the company in 2006 opened up its primary production facility dedicated to the CAMCOPTER S-100 unmanned air system (UAS) in Wiener Neustadt.
Panalpina, the Swiss logistics and freight forwarding company, is celebrating 25 years of its Heliship operation based in Vancouver, BC. In September, Heliship introduced Ryan Hecht as its new head of service, with the retirement of Juerg Boschung, who had been with the operation from its inception.
When the 1980s began, Mike Stanberry was running a construction company in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with a business partner. Both had their private pilot’s licenses – Stanberry since 1973 – and, operating as subcontractors across Louisiana and into Arkansas and Texas, they decided to use airplanes to check on job sites and make sure the prime contractors were truly ready for them.
Wind turbines are largely seen as having a dangerous relationship with the fixed-wing community in Canada, because the country’s available landmass allows for placing these farms on the ground, as opposed to the many offshore energy projects in Europe.
In mid-2017, the Government of Canada challenged Canadian businesses to collaborate with post-secondary and research institutions to propose what it described as bold and ambitious strategies that would transform regional economies and create jobs. Led by Navdeep Bains, federal minister of innovation, science and economic development, the goal of this collaboration is to create superclusters of industrial innovation.
Textron Inc. completed the sale of its Tools & Test businesses and brands to Emerson, a global technology and engineering company, for approximately US$810 million in cash.

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