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Officials report progress on Alberta wildfires as many evacuees return home

Rain, cooler weather and the efforts of firefighters provide significant progress in the fight against wildfires in Alberta.

Air Corporate of Italy orders 43 Airbus helicopters

Italian business aviation operator Air Corporate places a firm order for 43 helicopters from Airbus.

MD Helicopters partners with JAG in Malaysia

MD Helicopters highlights the Malaysian Army MD 530G Light Attack Scout helicopter at LIMA.

Leonardo outlines VIP helicopter growth at EBACE

Regional distributor Sloane Helicopters places orders for one AW109 GrandNew and one AW109 Trekker.

Hay River, N.W.T., residents allowed to return Thursday as wildfire burns

Officials from Hay River say residents will be allowed to return to Northwest Territories community Thursday.

Four callouts in one day prompt North Shore Rescue to issue safety warning

Three of the four callouts connected by one common theme: hikers severely misjudging mountain top weather.

Major Russian airline could idle 30% of helicopter fleet as part supplies dry up

Russian operator could take a third of its helicopter fleet out of service because of trouble in getting parts.

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Weststar to introduce Leonardo tiltrotor in Southeast Asia

Weststar Aviation of Malaysia, which now now operates more than 35 AW139, AW169 and AW189 helicopters, will introduce the Leonardo AW609 tiltrotor aircraft in Southeast Asia under a lease contract. » 

Restructured Enstrom celebrates first year of operation

Chuck Surack one year ago purchased Enstrom Helicopter Corporation in Menominee, Michigan, and dozens of rehired employees set about rebuilding the restructured aircraft manufacturer. » 

Biden picks history making Air Force fighter pilot to serve as next Joint Chiefs chairman

CQ Brown Jr. is a career F-16 pilot with more than 3,000 hours and command experience at all levels. » 

Afghan ministry says helicopter crash kills 2 crewmembers during patrol in country's north

An Afghan military helicopter crashed in the country's north Sunday after hitting a power line base. » 

Ottawa rejigs trusted traveller program in bid to avoid last summer’s airport chaos

Federal government rolls out a revamp of its trusted-traveller program to help clear clogged airports. » 

Expect big crowds for the summer travel season and big prices, too

Officials say carriers have fixed problems that contributed to a surge in cancellations and delays last summer. » 

Court annuls EU approval of $140 million of COVID 19 aid for Italian airlines

Court rules it was wrong to approve millions in aid to help Italian airlines cope with COVID restrictions. » 

Biden's shift on F 16s for Ukraine came after months of internal debate

U.S. President Joe Biden to allow allies to train Ukrainian forces on how to operate F-16 fighter jets. » 

NASA picks Bezos’ Blue Origin to build lunar landers for moonwalkers

Jeff Bezos' rocket company wins $3.4B contract to develop a lunar lander named Blue Moon. » 


2023 CBAA Convention and Exhibition

July 11 – 13, 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

ATAC Canadian Aviation Conference and Tradeshow

November 14 – 16, 2023
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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