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July 18, 2019

Operator best practices

Fred Jones of HAC provides insight into what works best for helicopter operations after visiting bases across Canada.

Managing fatigue, not fighting it

Missy Rudin-Brown, a senior human factors investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, describes one of the critical issues of TSB’s Watchlist.

Airbus Helicopters acquires its Italian distributor

Airbus Helicopters strengthens its footprint in Italy with the acquisition of its distributor Aersud Elicotteri, which has been an Airbus partner for 50 years.
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Featured News 
Honorary Colonels

RCAF Honorary Colonels

Kendra Kincade describes what it means to be an Honorary Colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces after receiving the distinction for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 417 helicopter squadron. Beyond operations, HCol’s are an integral member of the team often serving as a connection to the community. » Read more...
Bell Urban Air Mobility System

Mobility in Tomorrow's Smart Cities

As it continues to develop Nexus, Bell releases a report on the viability of sustainable Urban Air Mobility systems around the world. The report begins by explaining more than half of the world’s population lives in cities, compared to rural areas, and that this number is expected to climb to 68 per cent by 2050. » Read more...


Mi-38 passes testing in extreme conditions

Reaching altitudes of up to 3,000 metres above sea level, Russian Helicopters finishes a series of Mi-38 test flights to make additions to the helicopter’s type certificate. » Read more...

Textron reports Q2 results

Bell Helicopter revenues were US$771 million, down seven per cent from last year’s corresponding period, primarily based on lower military volume. » Read more...

Thommen introduces 3ATI display module

Thommen Aircraft Equipment releases the 3ATI display module designed for forward fit and retrofit applications in commercial or military OEM programs. » Read more...
Aviation This Week 
Aviation This Week

First flight for RCAF’s Airbus C295

In this episode of Aviation This Week: The first Airbus C295 earmarked for the RCAF’s FWSAR program completes its maiden flight in Spain. Then NASA selects a new mission to send a rotorcraft called Dragonfly to Saturn’s moon Titan as part of its New Frontiers program; and Gulfstream earns type and production certification from FAA. » 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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