The Canadian helicopter industry is on the cutting edge of new processes, products and technologies that continue to enhance the safety envelope from coast-to-coast.
Welcome to Helicopters' Canadian Innovation in Rotary Safety Week
Over the next week, Helicopters magazine will showcase companies that are leading the charge in helping to ensure the operating space in this country is as safe as it can possibly be.
This special week is brought to you by Fort Erie, Ont.-based Airbus Helicopters Canada, part of Airbus, a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services.
This page serves as a hub for Canadian innovation in rotary safety. The page highlights news stories, features and more to showcase the leaders who are creating a safer operating environment.
Canadian Innovation in Rotary Safety Week
The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules €377 million of French and German support to develop the innovative Airbus X6 heavy helicopter.
Airbus Helicopters has unveiled at the Paris Air Show the aerodynamic configuration of the high speed demonstrator it is developing as part of the Clean Sky 2 European research program.
It may seem obvious to follow and record what happens in an aircraft, but few small air carriers do it, as it’s not required by Transport Canada.
Aviation accidents are tragic events that sometimes leave important clues about risks to flight safety. Following two such accidents, investigations and studies revealed new ice cloud threats – supercooled large droplets and ice crystal/mixed phase ice. As a result, in 2015, North American and European aviation regulators introduced new requirements for aircraft to be certified to these atmospheric conditions.
BLR Aerospace today announced that its FastFin Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System has been approved by Transport Canada for installation on Canadian registered Airbus H125/AS350 helicopters.
With a renewed focus on developing safety enhancements to reduce the number of fatal accidents, the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has restructured its front line work groups.
In early January, KF Aerospace, through its subsidiary KF Aerospace Defence Programs, received a contract award from Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) to provide a new Bell 206 Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD) for the Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS) Program located in Southport, Manitoba. This new capability, representing a capital investment of over CAD $6.5 million, is part of a larger scope of work by KF Aerospace Defence Programs to provide the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) with Primary, Basic, Rotary-Wing, and Multi-engine pilot training at CFTS until 2027.
British Columbia based helicopter operator, Yellowhead Helicopters, has completed their fleet transition to Spidertracks aircraft management devices.
HeliOffshore has launched a set of automation training videos for use by its operator members, worldwide. The set of six videos demonstrate the offshore helicopter industry’s recommended practice for the use of automation.
Some of us are old enough to remember Paul Simon’s groove – 50 ways to leave your lover – but in this feature, I challenge you with some ideas gleaned from industry, with 15 ways to enhance your personal safety tools – for pilots, engineers, support staff and, yes, company managers.
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Bell delivers first three 505 helicopters to ChinaBell Helicopter in early June delivered the first three Bell…
NHV wins 5-year contract with Dana PetroleumThe NHV Group was awarded a five-year contract with Dana…
Alpine Aerotech gets Bell 505 Bear Paw Kit approvalAlpine Aerotech of Kelowna, BC, has secured Supplemental Type Certificates…
Airbus Helicopters Canada Family Day in Fort ErieIn late May, Airbus Helicopters Canada held its annual Family…
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