Career Development
It was born in the basement of a building on the grounds of the Pacific National Exhibition in east-end Vancouver 53 years ago with three Second World War surplus Harvards as teaching aids.
Feb. 10, 2011, Vancouver - The 2011 CHC Safety & Quality Summit is now accepting applications for the Dr. Peter Gardiner Aviation Student Grant.
While the benefits of police-operated helicopters are indisputable, that doesn’t mean the future will reflect the status quo. Emerging technologies and enduring government budget squeezes are among the key issues looming on the horizon.
When did the occupation of Aircraft Maintenance Engineer begin? The earliest designers were a combination of today’s engineer, scientist, machinist and mechanic.
Sept. 25, 2009, Richmond, B.C.- Eurocopter Canada and BCIT have  announced an MOU that will see the future development of a specialized training program in airframe and engine maintenance.  
Today’s youth are raised with a heightened awareness of safety. They automatically fasten their seatbelts when driving a car, delegate a designated driver when drinking and know what not to carry aboard an aircraft when travelling. And it is today’s youth that can carry forth this safety mindset into industry to foster a safety culture of best practices in the workplace.
Activities on the AHS horizon
Located in northeastern British Columbia and known as Mile “0” of the Alaska Highway is Dawson Creek, a community of approximately 12,000 near the Alberta border that is home to Northern Lights College.
March 20, 2009 – Aero Montreal, which brings together all the major decision makers in the region's aerospace sector, including companies, educational and research institutions, associations and unions, held its first Montreal Aerospace Day.
Since the dawn of aviation, the scheduled airline has been a business model that has challenged entrepreneurs and professional managers alike and has resulted in the failures of many. If operating a scheduled carrier with fixed-wing aircraft is so daunting, imagine the adrenaline rush that comes with using rotary-wing machines.
March 19, 2009 – The saying goes that if you build it, they will come. And in further support of that notion, if you put enough valuable and important dates from aviation and aerospace history together at one time in one place, you can have an impressive media event.
The Helicopter Association International (HAI) is proud to announce its “Salute to Excellence” award winners for 2009. The “Salute to Excellence” awards program, now in its 48th year, recognizes outstanding achievement performed by individuals or companies in the international helicopter community. Winners will be recognized during the HAI “Salute to Excellence” banquet and awards ceremony to be held on Monday, February 23, 2009, at HELI-EXPO 2009 in Anaheim, California.
It has always been airplanes for Barry Marsden. Since he was a teenager in the Creston Valley in the 1950s he’s been looking to the sky and finding inspiration in flying machines and the people who fly them. Born in Vancouver and raised in Creston, B.C., Barry embarked on his career path in 1954, by holding flags in farm fields for agricultural sprayer planes to aim at, before becoming an airplane mechanic and pilot.  Barry began his aviation career as a mechanic and pilot with Skyway Air Services of Langley, B.C, where he also flew several stints overseas.  He graduated from the Southern Alberta Aerospace Institute as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME), and also logged more than 9,500 hours as a commercial and airline transport rated pilot, all in aerial forest fire control and other specialty spraying operations.
Think Globally, Act Locally
We know about the changing demographics in Canada. By 2011, almost one-fifth of baby boomers will be at least 61 years of age, and nearing retirement.
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