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Mayor Brian Bowman has raised concerns after police flew the Air-1 helicopter to La Salle for use in a movie shoot.
U.S. Marines have rescued one of their helicopters after it made an emergency landing on a beach in Okinawa, Japan. The aircraft was airlifted back to base using an even bigger helicopter.
Leonardo has announced that the State Border Guard of Latvia has signed a contract for two AW119Kx single engine helicopters plus option for an additional unit, customised configuration and aircrew/maintenance technician training services. The aircraft will be delivered from the Company’s facility in Philadelphia in 2019 and will perform a wide range of missions including search and rescue (SAR), transport, firefighting and disaster relief; replacing two ageing AB206B JetRangers.
HNZ Group and PHI, Inc. have announced that they have completed the previously announced statutory plan of arrangement under Section 192 of the Canada Business Corporations Act involving the acquisition by Don Wall, the Corporation's President and CEO, through a beneficially wholly-owned acquisition company of all of the issued and outstanding common shares and variable voting shares of HNZ and subsequent acquisition by PHI of HNZ's offshore business conducted in New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea.
The S-92 helicopter produced by Sikorsky takes center stage in the debut of the new Science Channel series “Mega Machines.”
Airbus has delivered an H125 to TransCanada PipeLines Limited. The aircraft will be based out of Toronto, ON and will be the second H125 to join TransCanada PipeLines’ fleet. With one of North Americas largest infrastructure portfolios, TransCanada has built and maintains a 91,500 km network of natural gas pipelines, which supplies more than 25 per cent of the natural gas consumed daily across North America. In addition, TransCanada has built and currently maintains a network of 4,800 km of oil & liquids pipelines.
Fred Jones, president/CEO of the Helicopter Association of Canada (HAC) took some time to chat with Helicopters leading up to the HAC convention and trade show and discuss some of the issues facing the industry, what to expect at the big event, future market outlook and more.
Canadian forces, NATO forces from Germany, Denmark, and Norway, the U.S. Navy SEALS, and other military and law enforcement operations may be looking for a new place to train advanced helicopter mountain flying and rescue skills after April. And the South Okanagan area of British Columbia could be in danger of losing Penticton airport and its limited commercial airline service.
The AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter global fleet has reached an outstanding milestone of two million flight hours, across all operational scenarios on five continents, while performing a wide range of missions with commercial, government and military operators. This accomplishment was reached just three years after the achievement of the first million showing impressive reliability, effectiveness, safety and supportability across a range of missions.
Leonardo has announced that the AW109 Trekker helicopter was issued with type certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on Tuesday. Deliveries will start in the first quarter of 2018. The milestone marks the entry into the market of the newest light twin-engine helicopter designed by Leonardo, further strengthening its leading position in a key market segment, in particular to meet the growing demand for greater capability, versatility and cost effectiveness for public services and utility duties.
The CityAirbus program has reached another important milestone: the completion and “power on” of the “iron bird” ground test facility in Taufkirchen, Germany. This enables the verification of the entire electric propulsion system of CityAirbus, developed by Airbus’ E-Aircraft Systems unit.
With only five more sleeps to go before his biggest night of the year, Santa Claus is once again making a special visit to some hospitalized children who aren’t able to spend the holidays at home.
Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first Tiger retrofitted into the HAD version to the French Army Aviation, after having previously completed its formal acceptance process with the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA).
Four Hydro One employees died when their helicopter crashed on a rural property in eastern Ontario Thursday afternoon.
The Board of Directors of Airbus SE has decided on a series of Executive changes that ensure an orderly succession in the Executive leadership of Airbus.

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