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In a quest to avoid repeating myself, I want to address pilot training. I want to explain why we need to shift focus on how we train and, what we teach, and why we need to shift paradigms.
Nov. 29, 2012, Ottawa - Transport Canada's admission to the civil aviation inspector shortage is no surprise. Testifying before the House of Commons public accounts committee, Transport Canada acknowledged that it was not in compliance with the recommendations set out in the Auditor General's Spring 2012 report.
Nov. 28, 2012, Ottawa - Transport Canada admitted Tuesday it is short of nearly 100 inspectors whose job is to check for safety problems at air carriers.
Oct. 18, 2012, Calgary - While it's certainly cooling down outside, the fall aviation trade show circuit in Canada and abroad is heating up with a number of key events scheduled over the next couple of months.
Texas City refinery (1947), Flixborough (1974), Ocean Ranger (1982), Piper Alpha (1988), Deep Water Horizon (2010).
The vital few and the useful many.”
June 15, 2012, Gatineau, Que. - Calling for action on the most critical safety issues facing Canada's transportation system, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its new Watchlist.
If there is “fog of war” then surely there must also be a “fog of the Helicopter Association of Canada Convention & Trade Show” and I must confess that it has yet to completely lift.
Last spring, Helicopters magazine sat down with influential Canadian operators at its first roundtable in Vancouver to discuss key issues affecting the industry.
March 19, 2012, Ottawa - Eurocopter Canada presented the first “Innovation in Safety” award to Mr. Geoff Goodyear, President and Chief Operating Officer, Universal Helicopters Newfoundland Limited (UHNL).
March 15, 2012, Gatineau, Que. - Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its final investigation report (A11W0070) into the loss of control and collision with the water involving a helicopter operated by Campbell Helicopters Ltd. that occurred on Lesser Slave Lake, Alberta, on 20 May 2011.
There are only a few issues that get operators as excited as flight and duty time limitations
I have been around the Canadian Aviation Regulatory Advisory Council (CARAC) table since its inception and have watched the process evolve with keen interest.
The sun rarely shines on Canada’s left coast in the early spring, but key industry leaders shared a sunny forecast for select segments of Canada’s helicopter industry during Helicopters magazines’ first annual industry roundtable.
One of the great advantages of being the editor of Helicopters magazine is having the opportunity to exchange ideas with many of the dynamic leaders who drive this critical Canadian industry.

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