Industry News
Feb. 24, 2011, Albuquerque, N.M. - Aspen Avionics, manufacturer of the innovative Evolution Flight Display System, will be expanding its exhibit at Heli-Expo this year to include several helicopters with EFD1000H and EFD500H installations.
Feb. 23, 2011, Sidney, B.C. - Prime Minister Stephen Harper, accompanied by Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, announced on Tuesday that the Harper Government will be building a new helicopter facility at Patricia Bay, near Victoria, British Columbia to further strengthen Canada’s West Coast defences.
Feb. 22, 2011, Yeovil, U.K. - AgustaWestland is pleased to announce the signing of a contract with Gulf Helicopters of Qatar for five AW139 helicopters. The aircraft will be equipped for offshore passenger transportation operations.
Feb. 18, 2011, Dryden, Ont. - Superior Helicopters Canada Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc.’s Great Slave Helicopters Ltd., has been awarded a new two-year contract with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR).
Feb. 18, 2011, Shelton, Conn. - Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) on Thursday announced the signing of a letter of intent (LOI) with Alpha Star Aviation Services to engage in discussions to form a joint venture dedicated to providing comprehensive military and commercial aviation support and maintenance services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Feb. 15, 2011, Richmond, B.C. - Rick Hill, vice president Operations and Commercial Programs of Richmond-based Helijet International Inc. is pleased to announce Troy MacDonald as the new Director of Sales, effective February 1, 2011.
Feb. 10, 2011, Hurst, Tx. - Bell Helicopter has appointed Jeffrey L. Angelos as Director, Commercial Sales for North America.
Feb. 10, 2011, Marignane, Fra. - Eurocopter will create a new industrial facility in Querétaro, Mexico to support its global production network, further reinforcing the company’s manufacturing capabilities while also augmenting its presence in the Latin American marketplace.
Feb. 3, 2011, Wichita, Kan. - Charles Huron Kaman was a visionary and aviation pioneer who lived the American dream to its fullest. That's how Kaman Corporation chairman, president and CEO Neal J. Keating addressed the passing of company founder on Jan. 31.
Feb. 1, 2011, Wichita, Kan. - Mid-Continent Instruments has announced the addition of weather radar capabilities, including calibration, overhaul, repair and exchange. The Wichita, Kan.-based instruments leader is expanding its equipment and employees to incorporate the additional services.
Jan. 27, 2011, Calgary - Eagle Copters Ltd. has announced the addition of longtime industry professional Paul Schreuder as vice-president, Helicopter Sales.
Jan. 27, 2011, Portland, OR - FLIR Systems, Inc. announced it has been awarded a delivery order totaling $15.8 million for its Star SAFIRE® II stabilized multi-sensor systems to support the U.S. Army MEDEVAC program.
Every once in a while, I come across a situation that really surprises me.
Jan. 25, 2011, Dublin, Ire. - Avinco achieved an impressive 23 helicopter sales in 2010 once again proving its ability to perform in spite of a challenging market.
Jan. 24, 2011 – Nominations are now being accepted for the third annual Elsie MacGill Northern Lights Award. This award is given annually to a woman who has made significant contributions to aviation or aerospace in Canada.

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