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The Department of National Defence has released the name of a master seaman who died following a serious industrial accident near Victoria.
Myles Opseth earned his pilot’s license in 2014 before deciding that he’d rather fix planes than fly them — a choice that led him to enrol in the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology’s two-year Aircraft Maintenance Engineer program. | READ MORE
The pilot of a helicopter that smashed to the ground and fatally pinned one of its passengers underneath failed to notice steel cables as he lifted off from a Labrador helipad, says a new report. | READ MORE
It will take just four minutes for a STARS air ambulance to airlift a collision victim from the Perimeter Highway to the province's largest hospital.
Helijet International Inc. has received the necessary regulatory approvals from Transport Canada to re-establish full 24-hour emergency air ambulance service to all hospital heliports in B.C., including Vancouver General Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital and Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster.
Colombia's civil aviation authority Unidad Administrativa Especial de Aeronáutica Civil (UAEAC) has approved the Offshore and Utility Type Certificate for Sikorsky's S-76C series (C, C+, C++), S-76D and S-92A helicopters. The certificate enables Colombia's commercial aviation operators to add the multi-role helicopters for transportation of workers or cargo to offshore oil and gas rigs, as well as regional airline passenger service, and VIP transportation.
CAE has announced the launch of its next-generation CAE Medallion-6000XR image generator.
Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first three of the 11 AS565 MBe Panther helicopters to Indonesia, ahead of contract schedule, at a ceremony at Airbus Helicopters’ headquarters in Marignane, in the presence of representatives from Indonesia’s Ministry of Defence and the Indonesian Navy.
The light-twin helicopter H135 has received the type certificate by the European Aviation Safety Agency for its new Helionix cockpit. The avionics system designed by Airbus Helicopters offers operators increased mission flexibility and safety. Helionix is a family concept with standardised features and is already available on the H175 and H145.
Effective December 24, Helijet International will expand its service to include weekend flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver. Helijet currently offers  six roundtrips each day between its Nanaimo Harbour Heliport and Vancouver Harbour locations. The expanded service will see Helijet offer three roundtrips a day on Saturdays and Sundays.
Airbus Helicopters has achieved Factory Acceptance of the last six of the EC135T2+ for the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) for the Australian Defence Force (ADF), completing on-time deliveries of the full fleet of 15 helicopters.
Leonardo-Finmeccanica has announced the first AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin Mk4 successfully completed its maiden flight on October 24, 2016 at its Yeovil facility in southwest England. Leonardo is upgrading 25 Royal Navy Merlin Mk3/3A aircraft to Merlin Mk4/4A standard as part of the Merlin Life Sustainment Program (MLSP) contract. The MLSP contract is valued at £330 million and was awarded in January 2014 by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). Deliveries of aircraft will start in 2017 and continue through to 2020 with the work being performed at Leonardo’s Yeovil facility.
An aerospace cluster at Toronto's Downsview Park broke ground on Monday, as several key members of the aerospace community and select government officials backing the project took part.
The Canadian aerospace and space sectors enjoy an international reputation for innovation and world-class products and services. But to maintain their reputation and remain globally competitive, Canadian aerospace and space firms must continue to adopt new technologies.
Small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) or drones, are gaining traction in a variety of industries including film and media, security, oil and gas, heavy construction, aerial fire fighting, insurance, public safety, agriculture, among others.
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