Newfoundland Helicopters Ltd. has taken delivery of a light, single-engine H125 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters Canada’s Fort Erie, Ont. facility. The passenger transport and utility company, with bases in Appleton, Clarenville and Deer Lake, Newfoundland, will utilize the aircraft for a range of operations, including forestry, hydroelectricity, mining and tourism.
Boeing completed its US$4.25 billion acquisition of KLX Aerospace Solutions to expand its services business, which the company describes as a US$2.8 trillion, 10-year aerospace services market.
The board of directors of Airbus SE selected Guillaume Faury as the future chief executive officer of Airbus. Faury, 50, who currently serves as president of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, will succeed Tom Enders, 59, who remains CEO until the Annual General Meeting on April 10, 2019, when the appointment of Faury as executive member of the board will be submitted to shareholders.
Ex-Change Parts AB signed an agreement to acquire six Super Puma helicopters from the Swedish Armed Forces. The deal includes what Ex-Change Parts describes as a large support inventory of engines, components, spare parts, GSE and special tools. The transaction was approved by Swedish and French authorities in July 2018 with delivery to Ex-Change Parts to be completed in October.
High winds spin the basket stretcher and rescue specialist as he struggles in driving rain to switch from the dead hoist to the backup. Above him, the hoist operator crouches in the doorway of a Sikorsky S-92, buffeted by prop wash. In the water a sodden victim gulps some air and disappears again under two-metre waves.
Sure, HAC’s convention has been growing, but it has also been changing in other ways. This year’s convention in Vancouver is the largest-ever trade show hosted by the Helicopter Association of Canada, featuring a growing number of international exhibitors and international delegates who are discovering that Canada has the world’s second largest fleet of commercial helicopters; that Canada holds a vibrant helicopter industry where more and more of our domestic operators are looking to expand their businesses outside Canada. But we still have work to do here at home.
Lockheed Martin reports the Sikorsky S-97 Raider light tactical prototype helicopter is advancing rapidly through its flight test schedule, recently exceeding 200 knots at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center. Raider, developed by Sikorsky, is based on the company’s X2 Technology, which, according to the company, enables speeds twice that of conventional helicopters.
Michael Rodyniuk becomes chief executive officer, president and accountable executive of the West Wind Aviation Group of Companies, which is First Nations and employee-owned, in addition to significant shareholders Athabasca Basin Development and Prince Albert Development Corp. West Wind Aviation (WWA) is a Certified Aboriginal Business designated by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.
Helicopter Association International of Alexandria, Virginia, released a statement applauding Congress for passing a long-term FAA reauthorization bill, noting this five-year bill provides long-term stability to the FAA and advances important priorities for general aviation.
Sikorsky S-97 Raider exceeds 200 knotsLockheed Martin reports the Sikorsky S-97 Raider light tactical prototype…
Wild and Wet, SAR hoist training in Nova ScotiaHigh winds spin the basket stretcher and rescue specialist as…
Rodyniuk named CEO of West Wind AviationMichael Rodyniuk becomes chief executive officer, president and accountable executive…
H225M surpasses 100,000 flight hoursThe Airbus H225M, with 88 such aircraft currently in service…
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Helitech International 2018
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HAC 2018 Convention and Trade Show
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