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March 14, 2019
Careers in Aviation

Kopter takes over Lafayette facility

Kopter Group AG marks its full-scale entry into North America with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new 84,700-square-foot facility located in Louisiana.

Macquarie buys Waypoint portfolio

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing adds Waypoint Leasing portfolio of 120 medium and heavy helicopters leased to approximately 30 operators.

DART purchased by Greenbriar, First Aviation

After being operated by Eagle Copters for 10-plus years, DART Aerospace has been purchased by Greenbriar Equity Group and First Aviation Services Inc.

Airbus adds two software MRO partnerships

Airbus Helicopters on March 7 signed partnerships with two new MRO software providers, Aircraft Maintenance Systems and Lundin Software.
Featured News 
Marc Garneau of Transport Canada

Transport Canada grounds 737 MAX

Marc Garneau describes new information leading to Transport Canada’s decision on March 13 to suspend the operation of 737 MAX aircraft in Canadian airspace. Hours later, FAA issued its own notice to temporarily suspend the aircraft from all passenger operations. » Read more...
AW109 Trekker

AW109 Trekker FAA certification

Leonardo’s AW109 Trekker light twin engine helicopter has been issued with type certification by FAA, allowing the light twin helicopter to enter the U.S. market. The company notes the potential for the AW109 Trekker to serve as a replacement aircraft in North America’s EMS market. » Read more...

DART provides CCG wearplates

Transport Canada, the entity maintaining the Canadian Coast Guard’s fleet of Bell 429 helicopters, sources wearplates from DART to protect OEM skidtubes. » Read more...

Milestone splashdown for SpaceX Crew Dragon

NASA, SpaceX complete a successful Dragon capsule test launch with help from Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques and Canadarm2. » Read more...

WestJet premier sponsor of Careers in Aviation

The 2019 Careers in Aviation Expo program is set to take place in WestJet facilities, including May 25, 2019, in Calgary and September 21, 2019, in Mississauga. » Read more...

CityAirbus eVTOL to be tested in Germany

Airbus on March 11 in Ingolstadt, Germany, for the first time unveiled a demonstration model of its CityAirbus aircraft, targeting the Urban Air Mobility sector. » Read more...
Aviation This Week 
Aviation This Week

Hope Air plans for The Northwest Expedition 2019

In this episode of Aviation This Week: Hope Air announces plans for its 2019 Give Hope Wings fundraiser, called The Northwest Expedition, to raise money for 1,000 flights. Leonardo unveils its enhanced AWHERO at its new facility in Pisa, Italy. Boeing and Safran are calling their APU joint venture Initium Aerospace. » See More
Top 20 Under 40

2019 WAMEA Airworthiness Symposium & Tradeshow

March 21-22, 2019
Location: Best Western Premier, Calgary, AB
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Careers in Aviation Expo, Calgary

May 25, 2019
Location: WestJet, Calgary, AB
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May 29-30, 2019
Location: EY Centre, Ottawa, ON
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Careers in Aviation Expo, Toronto

September 21, 2019
Location: WestJet, Mississauga, ON
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