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The Helicopters Association of Canada (HAC) has officially announced its new Board of Directors after a membership vote held at the association's annual general meeting and conference in early November in Vancouver.
Offshore installations provide birds with a perfect landing spot. However, their presence is a globally recognized problem because, if left undisturbed, guano build up can reduce the safety of helidecks. To address this, Bird Control Group, CHC Helicopter and Total E&P Nederland (a subsidiary of the French energy company Total) collaborated to develop and install an automated laser and sound system to repel birds in an animal friendly manner.
Precision Heliparts Canada has announced that the company has signed a five-year repair, overhaul, and supply chain agreement with Coast to Coast Helicopters.
FlightSafety has announced it now offers a new comprehensive search and rescue (SAR) training course for pilots who fly the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter. It is available at FlightSafety’s Learning Centers in West Palm Beach, Florida and at the Farnborough airport in the United Kingdom.
Construction of a new Vector Aerospace helicopter repair facility at Langley airport is underway.
Kaman Aerospace Group has announced that its Air Vehicles and MRO division has executed an agreement for delivery in 2017 of two manned K-MAX heavy-lift utility helicopters with Lectern Aviation Supplies of China.
Russian Helicopters has signed a contract with China's Jiangsu Baoli for delivery of 4 Ka-32A11BC fire-fighting helicopters in 2016-2017.
The aerospace and space industries are innovation leaders in Canada that are committed to collaborative research and development excellence. That is why Canada's new Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, met with key players from Canada's aerospace and space industries at the annual Canadian Aerospace Summit today. The summit is hosted by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada.
A new study released by Aero Kinetics, an Aerospace and Defense firm, reveals the safety impact and risks of toy drones in U.S. airspace. The study, entitled "The Real Consequences of Flying Toy Drones in the National Airspace System," explores how dangerous unregulated toy drones can be to the aerospace industry and consumers. The conclusion is that Toy Drones post a significant threat to manned rotorcraft in all phases of flight, including cruise, based upon their typical operating altitudes.
LORD Corporation has signed AOG Heliservices as a global distributor for LORD elastomeric helicopter components.
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) has been awarded the James C. Floyd Award by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) for their important contributions to the promotion of Canadian aerospace interests in the global marketplace.
AgustaWestland has announced that long term training service contracts have been signed with customers operating AW139 intermediate twin helicopters in the United States and Canada.
Shimco has announced the inaugural Shimco Scholarship was awarded for continuing education at McMaster University, located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Carmen Bracho, currently a level II Mechanical Engineering and Management student at McMaster University received the award from Peter Voss, President, CEO and Owner of Shimco.
The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) has announce the election of John Maris as Chair of the AIAC Board of Directors.

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