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Oct. 11, 2018

Airbus selects Faury as future CEO

Guillaume Faury, who previously led Eurocopter from 1998 to 2008 and then Airbus Helicopters, is set to become CEO of Airbus in April 2019 at the company’s AGM.

Bell and Garmin team up on VTOL avionics

Bell Helicopter signs an agreement with Garmin on the development of the autonomous vehicle management computer systems to support Bell’s VTOL aircraft.

Wells named SETP Fellow

With more than three decades of piloting and 7,200 flight hours, test pilot Dan Wells becomes a Fellow of The Society of Experimental Test Pilots.
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Wild and wet, SAR hoist training in Nova Scotia

Writer Carroll McCormick joins a team from Canadian Helicopters Ltd. for hoist training sessions with a Sikorsky S-92 platform at the Marine Aviation Survival Training facility in Dartmouth. Established in 2014 by Survival Systems Training Ltd., the unique facility focuses on synthetic environments instead of simulations. » Read more...

HAC convention evolution

Fred Jones, president and CEO of the Helicopter Association of Canada, describes highlights of the upcoming HAC Convention & Safety Forum, taking place in Vancouver from October 31 to November 4. This year’s event provides a renewed commitment to safety and engaging the international helicopter community. » Read more...
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Journey to the Golden Hour

Written 22 years after his fictional novel The Golden Hour, Mains can finally tell all in this gripping account of his career as a helicopter pilot after Vietnam.

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Ex-Change Parts acquires Super Pumas

Ex-Change Parts AB signs an agreement to acquire six Super Puma helicopters from the Swedish Armed Forces, in addition to a large support inventory. » Read more...

Boeing completes acquisition of KLX

Boeing finalizes its US$4.25 billion acquisition of KLX Aerospace Solutions to expand its services business, which the company describes as a US$2.8 trillion opportunity. » Read more...

AIAC launches Vision 2025

Aerospace Industries Association of Canada introduced VISION 2025 to help chart a course for growth and investment in the country's aerospace sector. » Read more...
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Aviation this week

Transport Canada certifies Global 7500, Héroux-Devtek acquires CESA, and United orders more Dreamliners

In this episode of Aviation this week: Bombardier’s Global 7500 is scheduled to enter service this year after receiving Transport Canada type certification. Then, Héroux-Devtek of Quebec completes the acquisition of Airbus subsidiary CESA for $206 million, and United Airlines orders nine more 787-9 Dreamliners. » See More

Helitech International 2018

October 16-18, 2018
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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October 16-18, 2018
Location: Orlando, FL
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HAC 2018 Convention and Trade Show

November 1-3, 2018
Location: Vancouver, BC
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