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.
Héroux-Devtek Inc. of Longueuil, Que., an international manufacturer of aerospace products, completed the acquisition of Compañia Española de Sistemas Aeronáuticos, S.A. (CESA), a subsidiary of Airbus SE, for a purchase price of 137 million euros ($206 million), including CESA’s net outstanding debt of 23 million euros ($35 million). The transaction is subject to customary closing adjustments.
The Deloitte Fast 50 regional awards, focusing on year over year growth, were presented this week to leading companies in New Zealand. TracPlus was named the fastest growing technology company in the southern region of the country.
A pilot who flew for Essential Helicopters is dead after his helicopter crashed in a rural area of Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ont., on Tuesday afternoon. A report on the incident by CP24 News explains Whitchurch-Stouffville Fire was called at 2 p.m. Tuesday after a helicopter had lost contact with Buttonville Airport in Markham.
Airbus Helicopters in Donauwörth, Germany, officially launched the production of latch shafts for the doors of A350 passenger aircraft using 3D manufacturing. The printed components are cheaper to produce and weigh less than their counterparts made using traditional means, explains Airbus, noting this investment will lead to more economical and environmentally friendly aircraft.
Bell Helicopter, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on September 22, unveiled the Bell V-247 Vigilant tiltrotor, an unmanned aerial system (UAS) that, according to the company, will combine the vertical lift capability of a helicopter with the speed and range of a conventional fixed-wing aircraft.
Dignitaries attended a ceremony on September 14 at Laikipia Air Base in Nanyuki, Kenya, to celebrate the commissioning of nine Airbus H125M Fennec light helicopters donated to the Kenya Air Force by the United Arab Emirates.
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