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July 4, 2019

High-altitude campaign of new H145 starts in Chile

The prototype of the five-bladed H145 has arrived in Chile, where the aircraft will start a high-altitude flight campaign, with EASA certification expected in early 2020.

Leonardo Gulf of Mexico Support Center fully operational

Leonardo’s Part 145 Gulf of Mexico Helicopter Support Center achieves full operational capability with Federal Aviation Administration authorization.

Safran deal for UK Merlin and Apache engines

Safran Helicopter Engines signs a three-year support contract extension with the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence to service RTM322 engines.
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Obituary Announcement

In memory of our friend and collegue Roman Bejnar

Life’s greatest gifts, like the fleeting golden shimmer of the morning sunrise, are but passing moments in our lives to be cherished and memorialized with our heart and soul.

Our dear friend Roman Leon Bejnar passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, May 26th, 2019 at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, where he had previously taken many patients in need of help as a Medevac pilot.

In lieu of a funeral ceremony and with the help of Roman’s friends, a self-perpetuating memorial fund in Roman's name will be initiated that will allow one helicopter student pilot each year to receive a small but meaningful sum to help with educational costs.

Please join us in celebrating Roman’s life on August 25th, 2019 at the Cordova Bay Golf Course – Bill Mattick’s Restaurant, from 2 to 5 pm. Please RSVP to with your attendance confirmation. >> Click here to RSVP
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Romain Trapp

Trapp named president of Airbus Helicopters, head of North America

Romain Trapp is appointed president of Airbus Helicopters Inc. and head of North America, succeeding Chris Emerson, who becomes president of Airbus Defense and Space. Trapp brings a range experience within Airbus, having worked for the company for nearly two decades. » Read more...
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Weststar adds AW169 for offshore

Weststar Aviation Services Malaysia takes delivery of Leonardo’s new generation AW169 light intermediate helicopter, which the company is introducing into its offshore operations in Africa. Weststar is the world’s first customer to leverage Leonardo’s entire AWFamily range of helicopters. » Read more...
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LCI Helicopters adds to advisory board

Lease Corporation International, the helicopter lessor and aviation division of the Libra Group, appoints Mark Stevens and Alejandro Kerschen to advisory board. » Read more...

DDC program with Peel Paramedics

Drone Delivery Canada completes phase one of a pilot project with Peel Region Paramedics to determine the effectiveness of delivering an AED via drones. » Read more...

Unifly raises $25 million in funding

UTM software provider Unifly NV completes a capital raise bringing in investors like Deutsche Flugsicherung and a wealth fund based in Belgium. » Read more...
Aviation This Week 
Aviation This Week

PC-24 receives Transport Canada certification

In this episode of Aviation This Week: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries agrees to acquire Bombardier Canadair commercial jet program, including the CRJ aircraft series. Then, the Pilatus PC-24 receives Transport Canada certification, supported by 30 jets delivered worldwide since early-2018; and Canadian astronaut Saint-Jacques returns to Earth after 204 days in space. » See More
MRO Directory

2019 CBAA Convention & Exhibition

July 9-11, 2019
Location: Sunwest Aviation, Calgary, AB
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COPA Eastern Canada Convention and Fly In

August 22-24, 2019
Location: Cornwall, ON
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Careers in Aviation Expo, Toronto

September 21, 2019
Location: WestJet, Mississauga, ON
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85th annual ATAC Conference and Tradeshow

November 18-20, 2019
Location: Montreal, QC
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