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B.C. facing wildfires through fall after hot, dry summer

Provincial wildfire co-ordination centre cautions season remains in full swing.

Lockheed launches Team Black Hawk For UK’s new medium helicopter requirement

Lockheed Martin outlines plan to participate in the UK New Medium Helicopter competition.

Rescue helicopter pilot says he heard bangs before fiery crash that killed 2, report says

Pilot tells investigators he heard loud bang before Florida medical helicopter caught fire in flight last month.

Salus HEC dual hook earns Transport Canada STC approval

Salus Aviation's multi-purpose dual hook for use on the BK117 helicopter approved by Transport Canada.

Boeing becomes authorized Bell 212 and 412 used serviceable material supplier

New agreement allows Bell Textron to significantly expand rotable pool with USM parts.

AirSuite, Verity Dangerous Goods Consulting partner on new TDG compliance tool

AirSuite and Verity Dangerous Goods Consulting partner to deliver new TDG compliance package in November.

A helicopter crashes off the United Arab Emirates coast

Two Aerogulf pilots aboard Bell 212 were from Egypt and South Africa and had taken off from a Dubai airfield.

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RTI Brisbane to increase capabilities for its regional customers

Rotor Tech International (RTI), a fully owned subsidiary of United Aero Group, is proud to announce additional repair capabilities at their Brisbane, Australia facility. RTI Brisbane has been repairing Airbus 350/355/365 blades since the facility was launched in 2022 and will now be adding capabilities for the Bell 412 in support of its regional customer base.

Increasing capabilities in Australia is part of a larger initiative to provide localized repair solutions to regional customers. With ACS/ RTI’s global network of repair stations, customers can expect to receive high quality repair solutions with a faster turnaround time. It is UAG’s goal to provide the most efficient and cost-effective service solutions for operators worldwide. We are excited to add this new capability to our Australia repair station and look forward to further serving our regional customers. » Learn more

Bell begins HSVTOL risk reduction testing at Holloman

Bell Textron delivers a High-Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing sled platform to Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico to test folding rotor, integrated propulsion and flight control technologies at flight speeds. » 

PHI deal for 28 Airbus helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and PHI Group sign a framework agreement that includes commitments for 20 super-medium H175 helicopters and eight H160s to serve the energy market worldwide, including in the United States. » 

Sydney blanketed by smoke for a 4th day due to hazard reduction burning

Australia's largest city blanketed under thick smoke after burns in preparation for wildfire season. » 

Unemployment rate steady at 5.5% in August

Statistics Canada says economy added 40,000 jobs, ending three-month streak of increases in jobless rate. » 

Biden nominates a former Obama official to run the Federal Aviation Administration

Michael Whitaker currently serves as COO of Hyundai affiliate working to develop air taxi aircraft. » 

Airbus partners with DG Fuels to foster sustainable aviation fuel production in US

DGF plant aims to have an initial production capacity of 120 million US gallons of SAF per year. » 

BBC says a Russian pilot tried to shoot down a British plane over the Black Sea last year

Report says Russian pilot deliberately fired missiles at RAF surveillance plane in international airspace. » 

Small plane with engine failure makes emergency landing on highway near Salmo, B.C.

Pilot of a small plane uses Highway 6 as a runway after experiencing engine trouble. » 

Airline competition ramps up, setting stage for showdown and reducing (some) fares

A look at the major players among an increasingly crowded Canadian airlines market. » 


Careers in Aviation Expo, West

October 24, 2023
Location: Calgary, AB

4th Canadian Wildfire Conference, formerly the Aerial Firefighting Conference

October 26, 2023
Location: KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence, Kelowna, BC
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HAC 28th Annual Conference & Trade Show

November 6 – 10, 2023
Location: Vancouver, BC
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ATAC Canadian Aviation Conference and Tradeshow

November 14 – 16, 2023
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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