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CAE has announced that it has won defence contracts on a range of customer platforms valued at more than C$175 million to provide new simulation products, simulator upgrades and training support services for global military customers.
On January 13th, Robinson Helicopter Company delivered an R44 Cadet to the University of North Dakota (UND). This is the first Cadet to be used in UND’s prestigious flight training program.
CHC Group has announced a new contract with Siemens Wind Power GmbH to provide helicopter services in support of the construction of the Veja Mate offshore wind farm currently under construction in the German North Sea.
CHC Helicopter is making a formal call out for papers for its 2017 CHC Safety & Quality Summit, focusing on the theme, “Can we truly manage all of the risk: what if the barriers are not as robust as we think?”
CAE has announced that it has signed two long-term training services contracts with the United States Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) with a combined value of more than $1 billion, including options.
Waypoint Leasing has announced that it has agreed to lease one Airbus H225 helicopter to Global Helicopter Service GmbH (GHS), a German operator with a strong presence in Africa, for utility and humanitarian support missions.
Helicopter giant Sikorsky is requiring operators worldwide to do safety check inspections on all S92 aircraft, following an incident last month on an oil platform in the North Sea. | READ MORE
Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent global heliports market report until 2020. This research report also lists five other prominent vendors that are expected to impact the market during the forecast period.
A Vaughan man has pleaded guilty in connection with a 2015 laser strike on a York Region police helicopter. | READ MORE
A guide from the Mike Wiegele Heliskiing Resort in Blue River is still recovering after a helicopter rollover on Christmas day. The pilot was attempting to land the craft when it happened. | READ MORE
Ongoing economic quandaries, decreased demand from resource sectors, service and regulatory concerns with Transport Canada – these were just some of the challenges facing the Canadian helicopter industry in 2016. Here are some of the top news headlines that stood out in 2016 from Canada and around the world. All the best for a prosperous and safe New Year in 2017!
CHC Group has announced it has signed a new contract with Wintershall Norge AS, to provide helicopter services in support of their drilling program at the Maria Field in the Norwegian Sea on the Halten Terrace in blocks 6407/1 and 6406/3.
Vector Aerospace has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its new ADS-B solution, which is applicable for installation on the Airbus Helicopters AS332, Leonardo Helicopters AW139 and Sikorsky S-76 series of helicopters. Vector’s retrofittable ADS-B solution has already received STC approved from the national airworthiness authorities of the USA (FAA), Brazil (ANAC) and Mexico (DGAC).
Leonardo-Finmeccanica and Chinese company Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment have announced the signing of a contract for 30 helicopters in EMS (Emergency Medical Service) configuration comprising the AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate and AW169 light intermediate twin engine models. The aircraft are expected to be delivered in 2017 and will be operated by Kingwing General Aviation, the parent company of Sino-US.
Bell Helicopter has announced the signed purchase agreement for a Bell 412EPI to the New South Wales Police Force. Its new aircraft will be delivered in 2017 and will be used for search and rescue, transport and tactical missions.
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