Industry News
Dec. 30, 2010, Coquihalia Lake, B.C. - A helicopter crew removed the body of a Maple Ridge snowmobiler from a remote area near Coquihalla Lake earlier this week. Mike Buckles, 43, was the latest person — the third this week — to die while snowmobiling in B.C. The Vancouver Province reports.
Dec. 23, 2010, Olympia, Wa. - Soloy Aviation Solutions and Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (now branded as Donaldson), recently agreed to expand Soloy Aviation Solutions Distributor Agreement to include Donaldson Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) products.
Dec. 8, 2010, Mirabel, Que. - StandardAero announced today that it has signed Mirabel Heli Support, Inc., in Mirabel, Quebec, as an Authorized Support Center for Turbine Engine MRO. The agreement is for one year and includes optional one-year extensions at the end of each expiry date.
Dec. 7, 2010, Euless, Tx. - Aero Dynamix Inc. is proud to announce the addition of David Oglesbee to their team. David has joined the ADI team as the business development manager as of December 1 after over two years with Sikorsky Global Helicopters where he served as the director of the Light Helicopter Division.
Nov. 15, 2010, Chicago, Il. - Northstar Aerospace, Inc. announced today that a special committee has been appointed by its board of directors to explore and evaluate strategic alternatives for the company.
Oct. 20, 2010, Atlanta, GA - Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced today the signing of an agreement authorizing Harrods Aviation to install modification kits on Sikorsky S-76 helicopters in Europe.
Oct. 19, 2010, Fleetlands, U.K. - Vector Aerospace Corporation welcomed Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton RAF to its Fleetlands facility on Monday 11 October. The Chief of the Air Staff visited Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services to present a select group of Vector personnel with their Operational Service Medals for Afghanistan, for their work carried out on Chinook helicopters through Contractors on Deployed Operations (CONDO).
Oct. 15, 2010, Stratford, Conn. - Sikorsky Innovations has completed rig testing of a Hub Mounted Vibration Suppression system (HMVS), designed to eliminate vibration and deliver a smoother helicopter ride. The effort is jointly funded by Sikorsky and the Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD).
Oct. 14, 2010, Winnipeg - Manitoba Health Minister Theresa Oswald says a helicopter air ambulance to fly critical patients in southern Manitoba to a Winnipeg hospital is under "very active consideration.''
Oct. 6, 2010, Victoria, B.C. - Latitude Technologies along with Northern Ontario Air Operator, Hicks & Lawrence Limited, were recognized for their support to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) during the 2009 to 2010 fire season.
Oct. 6, 2010, McLean, Va. - Iridium Communications Inc. has announced that it has signed the definitive Coface Facility Agreement to finance its next-generation satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT.
Oct. 6, 2010, Mesa, Ariz. - MD Helicopters, Inc. has announced the appointment of Christophe Nurit as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, reporting to Robert Molsbergen, President.
Oct. 5, 2010, Portland, Ore. - FLIR Systems, Inc. announced today that it has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of ICx Technologies, Inc. for $7.55 per share, representing an aggregate purchase price of $268 million, or an enterprise value of $232 million including ICx’s closing cash balance.
Oct. 4, 2010, Utica, N.Y. - JETNET LLC has released the August 2010 results for the pre-owned business jet, business turboprop, and helicopter markets.
Sept. 23, 2010 - Great Slave Helicopters Ltd. (GSH), has signed a new joint-venture partnership agreement related to the K’ahsho Got’ine Land District of Sahtu Settlement Area of the Northwest Territories.

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