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Universal Helicopters' president and CEO says the company needs to honour its contracts. The helicopter company has been flying workers in and out of the Muskrat Falls site this week, but some have questioned why the company – which is owned primarily by the Nunatsiavut government – would help bypass a protest at the site's gate. | READ MORE
The 13th annual CHC Safety & Quality Summit will take place in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas from Sept. 27-29, 2017. Each year, CHC's Safety & Quality Summit attracts representatives from across the aviation and oil & gas industries to share knowledge and best practices aimed at developing and maintaining a robust safety environment.
Airbus Helicopters plans to cut 582 jobs in France over the next two years via voluntary redundancies in response to weakness in the commercial helicopter market, the company said on Wednesday. | READ MORE
BHS (Brazilian Helicopter Services), the Brazilian subsidiary of CHC Helicopter (CHC), has announced two important moves to continue to build its business in Latin America. – the addition of Marcelo Luiz Da Silva Soares to the company to serve as the new Regional Director for Latin America and the grand opening of a new hangar at Jacarepaguá Airport (JPA), located in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro.
The Indian Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar recently inaugurated Helicopter Engines MRO Pvt. Limited (HE-MRO), a Joint Venture of Safran and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), in Goa, southwest India. This Joint Venture will support helicopter engines operated by national and international operators from a 1,000 square metre office and a 3,800 sqm shop facility.
Earlier this month, CHC Helicopter (CHC) crews completed their 5000th emergency medical service and search and rescue (EMS/SAR) mission after 13 years providing the helicopter and crew for Western Australia’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services’ (DFES) RAC RESCUE helicopter service.
Bell Helicopter has announced it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Yuhi Airlines for a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. The aircraft will be used for corporate travel and tourism across the region. 
Shimco has completed its move from Markham, Ont. to a new 25,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Cambridge, Ont. with increased capacity and advancements in manufacturing processes.
Transport Canada is examining the need to make regulatory changes over the use of flight data recorders and voice recorders on aircraft.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) teamis currently in the field phase of the investigation (A16P0186) into the Oct. 13 accident north of Kelowna, B.C. Current activities are focused on the collection of information from the accident site and various other sources. Unfortunately, the absence of aCockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) or a Flight Data Recorder (FDR) will make this investigation particularly challenging.
Avinco was recently awarded the largest contract of its kind, in charge of recovering, managing and remarketing a fleet of H225 superpumas previously operated by CHC following the operator’s filing for Chapter 11.
DART Aerospace has announced the opening of its new U.K.-based office. In the last year, DART has invested in building a regional team for the European territory. DART’s focus is to offer exceptional customer service and to have qualified regional representatives located in the same time zone as our European customers.
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced an investment of up to $54 million in a consortium of 15 Canadian companies and academic institutions that will develop cutting-edge electric systems and advanced aerodynamic systems.
CHC Group (CHC) has announced that it has entered into a plan support agreement (PSA) with respect to the terms of a chapter 11 plan of reorganization.
Airbus Helicopters has kicked-off the flight test campaign of the public services variant of the H175 medium twin-engine helicopter. An initial flight-test campaign was successfully concluded last week after 12 flights. This included a demonstration carried out last week with customerHong Kong’s Government Flying Service (GFS), who became launch customer for this new variant in September 2015 with an order for seven units.
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