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February 28, 2019

HAI awards $70K in scholarships

Helicopter Foundation International, the charitable arm of Helicopter Association International, announces the 20 recipients of scholarships for 2019.

CHC completes AW139 roll-out for RAAF

CHC Australia completes roll out of Leonardo AW139 aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force’s new helicopter fleet for search and rescue.

GAMA year-end aircraft shipments

General Aviation Manufacturers Association releases its 2018 year-end results for aircraft shipments and billings, noting delivery increases in every segment.

Australian police department to add AW139 aircraft

The Victoria Police Air Wing in Australia has chosen three Leonardo AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters as part of its fleet modernization effort.
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WAMEA Update 2019 Airworthiness Symposium & Trade Show

March 21-22, 2019 | Best Western Premier | 1316, 33rd Street NE | Calgary, AB | REGISTER

Come and join the largest gathering of AME’s in western Canada to meet some new friends and get reacquainted with old ones. Come and hear about new opportunities and changes that are taking place in our industry from Regulators, AMO’s, Suppliers and industry experts.


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Kopter SH09

Kopter SH09 completes initial tests

Following its first flight on November 22, 2018, Kopter’s SH09 third prototype (P3) completed more than 50 hours of testing in Mollis, Switzerland. The aircraft climbed to 5,000 feet and reached a speed of 126 kts, while performing a series of maneuvers such as turns, auto-rotations and STOL profiles. » Read more...

Brazilian Navy orders H135s

The Brazilian Navy has ordered three H135 light twin-engine helicopters to be operated by the 1st General Purpose Helicopter Squadron (HU-1). The aircraft will be dedicated to a range of missions like special operations, transport of troops and freight, naval inspection, search and rescue, and medical evacuation. » Read more...
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Network with the Best of Vertical Aviation

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Garneau highlights National Aviation Day in Canada

Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, issued a statement regarding National Aviation Day, February 23, to celebrate the past, present and future. » Read more...

Transport Canada changes diabetes policy

The first Canadian with pre-existing, insulin-dependent diabetes has been awarded the medical certificate required to have a commercial pilot license. » Read more...

P&WC appoints Portage Aircraft as first DMF

Pratt & Whitney Canada appoints Portage Aircraft Maintenance of Manitoba as its first Designated Maintenance Facility in Canada with an effort aimed at agricultural. » Read more...
Aviation This Week 
Aviation This Week

RCAF welcomes Australian F-18 Hornets in Alberta

In this episode of Aviation This Week: Royal Canadian Air Force takes delivery of two interim fighter aircraft at 4 Wing Cold Lake. Drone Delivery Canada unveils its Condor drone, targeting a payload of 180 kilograms and a travel distance of up to 200 kilometres. Canada Jetlines chooses Vancouver International Airport as its home base. » See More
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CAMEA, Central AME Association Conference

February 27-28, 2019
Location: Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park, Winnipeg, MB
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March 4-7, 2019
Location: Atlanta, Georgia World Congress Center
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2019 WAMEA Airworthiness Symposium & Tradeshow

March 21-22, 2019
Location: Best Western Premier, Calgary, AB
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ARAMC, Atlantic AME Association conference

April 24-26, 2019
Location: Moncton, NB
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May 29-30, 2019
Location: EY Centre, Ottawa, ON
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