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Rescuers plan helicopter airlift of orca calf stranded in B.C. lagoon

Plans are underway for a helicopter to airlift a stranded killer whale calf out of a remote tidal lagoon off Vancouver Island.

Helipad open for speedy STARS service following upgrades last year

Parks Canada’s maintenance compound in Jasper National Park can now accommodate STARS Air Ambulance service.

Province announces funding for Prince Rupert Airport, Metlakatla heliport

Significant funding for renovations to the Prince Rupert Airport and the Metlakatla emergency heliport in BC.

Hinton sets sights on hospital helipad

Town council endorsed plan recommending Alberta allocate funding to construct and maintain a certified helipad.

3 dead, 3 injured after a helicopter crashes near a summit in the Swiss Alps

Helicopter ferrying a guide and visitors to a mountaintop drop-off point for skiers crashed Tuesday.

Next chapter for H-1 helicopters begins, says Bell

First AH-1Z to receive the SIEPU modification arrived at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center.

Path of totality: Eastern Canada cities and towns to visit to view the solar eclipse

Parts of five provinces will be in the path of a total solar eclipse on April 8.

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New police helicopters in Ontario to help fight car theft, find missing people

Four new police helicopters will help fight the car-theft crisis and assist searches for missing vulnerable people, among other roles, the province and Toronto-area police forces say. » 

Military brass celebrate RCAF centenary and museum reopening

Leaders of the Canadian Armed Forces celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the reopening of The Hangar 11 Museum at Canadian Forces Base Borden. » 

Children race to collect marshmallows dropped from a helicopter

It rained marshmallows from a helicopter at a suburban Detroit park on Friday. » 

West Van student's rocket drones to compete for Canada at international science fair

3-metre rapid response rocket contains a drone that separates to survey forests during wildfires. » 

Sandspit Airport on Haida Gwaii renamed to K’il Kun Xidgwangs Daanaay

BC airport renamed to the Haida name K’il Kun Xidgwangs Daanaay, meaning “Sandspit flying place. » 

Canadian Armed Forces deployed to Jamaica to help train CARICOM troops

Deployment to Jamaica to train Caribbean troops for a mission intended to restore order in Haiti. » 

Municipalities in Alberta still waiting on disaster recovery payments for 2023 wildfire costs

Rural municipalities in Alberta say they're waiting on millions in provincial support payments. » 

As fire season fast approaches, Greece’s planners look for an edge in response time

Multiple drills are planned this month ahead of the fire season that officially starts May 1. » 

WestJet Encore pilots vote for strike mandate, adding to airline’s turbulence

Pilots could go on strike as soon as April 17 after they approved a strike mandate Tuesday. » 

No injuries reported in airplane landing ‘incident’ at Nunavik airport

Air Inuit cargo plane faced landing gear issue at Kangiqsujuaq airport in northern Quebec » 


Careers in Aviation Expo

May 4, 2024
Location: Porter Airlines, Ottawa, ON

5th annual Canadian Wildfire Conference

October 17, 2024
Location: KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence, Kelowna, BC

2024 Helicopter Association of Canada Exhibition and Conference

October 30 – November 1, 2024
Location: Vancouver, BC