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Aug. 17, 2012, Montreal - Canadian Helicopters Group expects its mission in Afghanistan providing air support to the U.S. military will come to an end in a few years as NATO looks to wind down its operations in the war-torn country.
Keeping Canada’s economic engine humming is an important role helicopter operators serving resource-based sectors play: however, mining an entirely different resource base is proving to be a growing challenge for operators nationwide.
Don’t rock the boat. Don’t blow your own horn. Get ’er done and get on with it.
Aug. 8, 2012, Fort Worth, Tx. - Bell Helicopter announced today the addition of Raymond Leduc as vice president of Value Streams at its facility in Mirabel. In this role, he is responsible for the manufacturing activities of the Mirabel plant and for leading the value stream organization towards operational excellence in an ever increasing competitive aerospace industry.
Aug. 8, 2012, Toronto - The inner workings of Ontario’s provincial air ambulance service could be mistaken for a new television melodrama.
Aug. 1, 2012, Yellowknife, N.W.T. - Discovery Air announced today that Wayne Sales has resigned from Discovery Air's Board of Directors.
July 27, 2012, Boise, Id. - The Night Vision Awards were presented at the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Annual Trade Show and Convention in Reno, Nevada before a crowd of approximately 300 people at the Peppermill Resort.
July 23, 2012 – Two sailors owe their lives to search and rescue swimmer Robin Richardson, who plunged twice into heavy seas off Haida Gwaii on Monday to pluck the men off their stricken sailboat.
June 28, 2012, Edmonton - Canadian Helicopters Group Inc. will be keeping its western Canadian headquarters in Edmonton, Alta., but is to move from the City Centre Airport to Edmonton International Airport (EIA) following the expiry of its current lease in September.
June 21, 2012, Yellowknife, N.W.T. -Specialty aviation company Discovery Air Inc. has named Brian Semkowski as its interim president and chief executive officer.
June 19, 2012, Houston, Tx. - Night Flight Concepts is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Houston Police Department (PD) Air Support Division as the provider of choice to perform 180-day Night Vision Goggle (NVG) inspections.
June 15, 2012, Markham, Ont. - The Elsie MacGill Northern Lights (EMNL) Award program has announced its 2012 winners. The prestigious award is named after aviation pioneer Elsie MacGill who had a pivotal role in the design and production of the Hawker Hurricane in Canada during the Second World War, earning her the title, “Queen of the Hurricanes.”
May 23, 2012, Fort Worth, Tx. - Bell Helicopter makes aircraft that are the backbone of flight operations for the Marine Corps, Army and Air Force.
May 16, 2012, Edmonton - Crews are working all-out to try to keep an unpredictable wildfire from spreading in east-central Alberta.
May 16, 2012, Toronto - A former director of Ornge in charge of compensation is defending the pay packages of top executives at Ontario's troubled air ambulance service.

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