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Airbus Defence and Space is to equip the military airfields in Canada with the most powerful airport surveillance radar (ASR) available which will increase flight safety and improve the efficient use of airspace. The company has successfully passed the first Factory Acceptance Test of its new ASR-NG radar (Airport Surveillance Radar Next Generation) which will equip six airfields of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Seven radars, including one training system, are scheduled for delivery until early 2017.
CAE has reported revenue of $631.6 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015, representing a 10% increase from the fourth quarter last year. Operating profit for the quarter was up 22% to $105.4 million and operating margin expanded 160 basis points to 16.7% from the fourth quarter last year. The effective tax rate for the quarter was 23% compared to 15% last year. Fourth quarter net income attributable to equity holders from continuing operations was $63.3 million ($0.24 per share), up 6% from the same period last year.
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Bell Helicopter will showcase for the very first time the Bell 505 at this year’s HeliRussia exhibition, May 21-23 in Moscow, Russia.
Russian Helicopters will highlight a line-up of new commercial helicopters including the light Ka-226T and Ansat and medium Mi-171A2 and Mi-38 at HeliRussia 2015, one of the key events in the industry calendar, which runs from 21-23 May at Moscow Crocus Expo centre. The company will take part in round tables and conferences, and will hold a number of meetings and presentations for partners.
Drivers are being warned to be cautious as smoke from Yukon's first wildfire of the season is blowing towards the Klondike Highway near Dawson City.
Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman says Winnipeggers are getting great value from the municipal and provincial funds going towards the city's police helicopter, Air-1.
A large fire raging in British Columbia's Central Interior has grown dramatically over a 24-hour period, reversing some of the progress achieved by crews struggling to contain the aggressive blaze.
Bell Helicopter has announced the sale of the first Bell 407GXP in Europe. Istanbul based, Saran Aviation’s new aircraft will be outfitted to perform corporate and VIP transport in the region.
May 11, 2015, Utica, N.Y. - JETNET LLC has released March 2015 and first quarter 2015 results for the pre-owned business jet, business turboprop, helicopter, and commercial airliner markets.
May 11, 2015, Moscow, Rus. - Russian Helicopters and Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) have signed a framework agreement to work together on creating an advanced heavy helicopter. The agreement was signed at the Moscow Kremlin on May 8 in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping by the CEO of Russian Helicopters, Alexander MIkheev, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of AVIC, Lin Zuoming.
May 8, 2015, Middlefield, Oh. - Airwolf Aerospace has announced that it has received EASA STC 10053107, Transport Canada STC SH15-24 and Brazil STC 2015S05-02 for its TT straps for Bell 204, 205 and 212 Helicopters.
Much has been written about the state of the Canadian helicopter fleet, particularly when it comes to military and government-owned assets utilized for critical missions both within Canadian borders and abroad.
May 5, 2015, Fort Erie, Ont. - Slave Lake Helicopters has boosted its fleet with the addition of a new H125 helicopter. The new H125 aircraft is the next generation aircraft in the proven Ecureuil family of helicopters. The H125 features a more powerful Turbomeca Ariel 2D turbo shaft engine, a new digital FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) and is fitted with an engine data recorder.
April 30, 2015, Nepal - Helicopters crisscrossed the mountains above a remote district Tuesday near the epicentre of the weekend earthquake in Nepal, ferrying the injured and delivering emergency supplies. Officials said 250 villagers were feared missing in a new mudslide.
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