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July 11, 2019
MRO Directory

LCI closes $75 financing facility

Lease Corporation International, the helicopter division of the Libra Group, closes a new asset-backed helicopter financing facility in excess of US$75 million.

Kellstrom completes TAVCO acquisition

Kellstrom Defense Aerospace has completed the acquisition of TAVCO, a manufacturer of specialty pneumatics devices for legacy helicopter and military aircraft.

AAR awarded four-year MRO contract

AAR has been awarded a four-year contract by the Royal Netherlands Air Force to perform MRO services of the Chinook APU for Logistics Centre Woensdrecht.
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Top 20 Under 40

Top 20 Under 40 program

In the annual Top 20 Under 40 program, sponsored by the Seneca School of Aviation, HELICOPTERS and WINGS recognize inspiring young leaders influencing the direction of Canadian aviation, based on their demonstration of leadership, innovation, influence, achievement and/or dedication shown to Canadian aviation. » Read more...
Dragonfly rotorcraft

NASA sending plutonium-powered rotorcraft to Saturn’s moon Titan

NASA has selected a new mission that will send a rotorcraft called Dragonfly to Saturn’s moon Titan as part of its New Frontiers program, scheduled to launch in 2026. This marks the agency’s second planned rotorcraft mission, including its Mars Helicopter test vehicle that will be part of the Mars 2020 Rover mission. » Read more...
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Helicopter Flying Handbook

This is the FAA’s primary resource for helicopter operations knowledge; it is essential reading for applicants preparing for the exams for private, commercial, or flight instructor pilot certificates with a helicopter class rating. In addition to a basic introduction to the helicopter, readers will find chapters on aerodynamics, flight controls, systems, performance, ground procedures, basic and advanced flight maneuvers, emergencies and hazards, attitude instrument flying, night operations, and aeronautical decision-making. >> Order now!

Maiden flight for RCAF C295

The first Airbus C295 for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s Fixed Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement (FWSAR) program, completes its maiden flight. » Read more...

My weekend with a Kamikaze Pilot

Erika Armstrong shares her experience with Masijiro “Mike” Kawato, a WWII Japanese airman, speculated to be the pilot who shot down Pappy Boyington. » Read more...

A squeeze on airline profits

International Air Transport Association’s June report highlights a downgrade of its 2019 profit outlook for the global air transport industry. » Read more...
Aviation This Week 
Aviation This Week

Indonesia MOD commits to next-generation CL-515 platform

In this episode of Aviation This Week: Longview Aviation reaches a deal to provide Indonesia’s Ministry of Defense with seven firefighting aircraft. Then Rolls-Royce moves to acquire the electric and hybrid-electric aerospace propulsion activities of Siemens; and Bombardier unveils the Learjet 75 Liberty with a list price of US$9.9 million. » See More

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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24th Annual HAC Convention & Helicopter Safety Forum

November 14-16, 2019
Location: Location: Vancouver, BC
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85th annual ATAC Conference and Tradeshow

November 18-20, 2019
Location: Montreal, QC
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