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
Does anyone want to work off-site anymore? I count myself in the group that loathes being gone too long these days.
The helicopter industry is in “survival mode,” according to some observers, buffeted by depressed oil prices and fatal accidents that have grounded key aircraft in the fleet. The natural expectation of tough economic times is that helicopter operators might shirk on safety measures and productivity could suffer as employees fear a redundancy notice.
Enhancing safety standards in the global helicopter industry is a process that is constantly evolving, as individual operators, OEMS and regulators strive to introduce new technologies and procedures to help prevent accidents and incidences throughout all levels of the business.
Sikorsky has recognized Helijet International for 30 years of safe scheduled airline and charter operations with its S-76 helicopters. The recognition event was hosted at the 2017 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show.
DART Aerospace has announced its partnership with Bell Helicopter on the design and development of an emergency flotation system (EFS) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter.
Bell Helicopter has unveiled its vision for the future of rotorcraft – the FCX-001. This is Bell Helicopter’s first concept aircraft and presents a 3-D roadmap for delivering safer, smarter and more efficient rotorcraft solutions.
Heli-Expo 06/03/2017 – Airbus has delivered the 700th helicopter into the Canadian market, an H125 to the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources. The Department’s mandate includes; development, management, conservation, and protection of forest, mineral, parks and wildlife resources as well as, administration of the province’s Crown land.
The “SkyHoist 800” surpasses the conventional market parameters with its sophisticated capstan technology, dead weight of maximum 50 kilograms, hoisting capacity of up to 350 kilograms, cable length of 120 metres and maximum hoisting speed of 2 metres per second. Its modular design also reduces maintenance-related stop times and therefore saves money.
Airbus Helicopters and Precise Flight, Inc. have announced approval of the amended Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Pulselite Bird Strike Prevention System. This approval comes as an amendment to STC SH3319NM, bringing the total number of Airbus rotorcraft models certified for the Pulselite System to 67. This includes all EC135, H-135, EC145, H145, and AS350 models.
Airbus Helicopters hits 150 deliveries for the H145Airbus Helicopters recently celebrated the 150th delivery of the H145,…
Prince Rupert’s air ambulances now aided with night vision technologyBetween Prince Rupert and Vancouver, there are three helicopters suited…
Second NH90 Sea Lion prototype completes maiden flightThe second prototype of the NH90 Sea Lion commissioned by…
Helimax Aviation completes first bucket telemetry systemHelimax Aviation has successfully completed the development, installation and testing…
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