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Airlines, airports, transport minister to testify on holiday travel mess at committee

Canadian aviation leaders among witnesses to appear today during emergency meeting of transportation committee.

UK receives its final AW101 Merlin

Royal Navy modifications include new avionics and ship optimization like folding main rotor head and folding tail.

Witness saw missing Hawaii Life Flight plane hit the water

EMS transport plane with three onboard went into spiralling descent and hit the ocean.

Polish National Police add to its Black Hawk fleet

PZL Mielec finalizes contract for two S-70i Black Hawk helicopters to be delivered by the end of 2024.

 
 
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Risks associated with transporting light load without sling highlighted in 2021 helicopter accident near Les Escoumins

Transportation Safety Board releases investigation into 2021 accident involving an Airbus AS350 B2 helicopter near Les Escoumins, Quebec. » 
 
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Canada ends years long search for new fighter jet with deal to buy F 35s

Years-long search for new fighter jets comes full circle as Canada's Defence Minister confirms planned purchase of a fleet of 88 F-35s. » 
 
 
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Canadian Army waiting for air defence systems as Ottawa buys equipment for Ukraine

Ottawa's plan to buy anti-aircraft missiles for Ukraine prompts questions about investing in Canadian Army. » 

Minimal airline delays, cancellations a day after US outage

Delays and cancellations minimal to start Thursday as FAA links NOTAM outage to “damaged database file.” » 

Icelandic budget airline to offer flights to Europe

Reykjavik based PLAY plans to offer flights from Canada to 26 European destinations. » 

UK space industry mulls setback after satellite launch fails

British officials not deterred after first attempt to launch satellites into orbit from UK ended in failure. » 

 
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HAI Heli-Expo 2023

March 6 – 9, 2023
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Vertical Flight Society Forum 79

May 16 – 18, 2023
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
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Paris Air Show 2023 

June 18 – 25, 2023
Location: Paris, France
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ATAC Canadian Aviation Conference and Tradeshow

November 14 – 26, 2023
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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