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Hydro One workers killed in 2017 helicopter crash were proud employees, inquest hears

Inquest into deaths of four Hydro One employees killed in 2017 helicopter crash in Ontario begins.

Experts worry about Canadian water bomber expertise with rising demand, aging fleets

Aviation experts say Canada is losing expertise in the manufacturing of water bombers just as demand is increasing.

Wildfire battles continue under heat, air quality alerts over most of Canada

Battle against hundreds of wildfires continues today as large swaths of Canada remain under heat or air quality warnings.

Recipients of Northern Lights Aero Foundation’s 2023 Elsie Awards program

Chinook CEO Cathy Press among 2023 Northern Lights Aero Foundation award recipients.

Eagle Copters supplies a sixth helicopter to A&P

Eagle Copters of Calgary supplies a sixth helicopter to California operation.

Leonardo unveils new maritime developments for AWHero

200 kilogram-class AWHero integrates a heavy fuel powerplant based on twin-engine design.

New Conair Dash 8-400AT fights wildfires in Alberta

Conair deployed its newest Dash 8-400AT to fight early wildfires in Alberta.

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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

Burke named President of Blackcomb Helicopters

Jonathan Burke returns to Blackcomb Helicopters as President, set to oversee the company's growth in tourism, utility, SAR and firefighting in BC and now Alberta. » 

First Bell 407GXi order in Turkey

Sancak Air orders Turkey's first 407GXi, built in Mirabel by Bell Textron Canada, for corporate travel, which will join a fleet that also includes a Bell 430 and a Bell 206. » 

Bank of Canada raises key interest rate amid stubbornly high inflation

Bank of Canada announces a quarter-percentage point rate hike Wednesday, first since January. » 

Feds looking at options for a national disaster response agency as wildfires rage

Ottawa is studying options for creating a new national disaster response agency. » 

Quebec wilderness outfitters hit hard by Quebec fires and forest access ban

Quebec's massive forest fires force most of the province's wilderness outfitters to shut down. » 

Portal Creek fire out, province's wild wildfire season continues

Two helicopter crews and three ground crews work to contain Jasper area wildfire. » 

Wildfire tally tops 150 as thousands more evacuate northwestern Quebec

Wildfires in northwestern Quebec prompt thousands to evacuate the area over weekend. » 

Wildfires, other extreme weather driving insurance costs up over time: experts

Wildfires are part of a larger trend that's driving up the cost of home insurance. » 

NATO allies prepare unprecedented air deployment exercise over Europe

Air Defender 23 exercise will see 250 aircraft from 25 nations respond to a simulated attack. » 


2023 CBAA Convention and Exhibition

July 11 – 13, 2023
Location: Calgary, AB

Careers in Aviation Expo, West

October 24, 2023
Location: Calgary, AB

4th Annual Aerial Firefighting Conference

October 26, 2023
Location: KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence, Kelowna, BC

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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