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FAA approval for Erickson composite rotor blades

Erickson Inc. receives approval from the FAA for the application of its next-generation composite main rotor blades on the S-64E Air Crane.

Blue Hawaiian launch customer for Spider X

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters will serve as the official launch customer for Spidertracks’ Spider X, which was launched at Heli-Expo 2020 in January.

Jet Ranger X order for university training fleet

Southern Utah University signs a purchase agreement with Bell Textron to add a 505 Jet Ranger X to its existing fleet of helicopters for student training.
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Kathy Stewart

RCMP Northern Light

With more than 13,000 flight hours, Kathy Stewart, Special Constable with RCMP’s Air Services Branch based out of Edmonton, shares insight into her outstanding career as a helicopter pilot – from her early years with Okanagan and Canadian Helicopters to the tactical missions of providing disaster relief and air support. » Read more...

Any Tie Goes to the Bear

Fred Jones, president and CEO of the Helicopter Association of Canada, describes how an encounter with a polar bear, while banding Canadian Geese in the Hudson’s Bay in late Spring, provided an important lesson in the importance of applying cockpit discipline to procedures on the ground. » Read more...

LRIP 2 contract for Sikorsky HH-60W

Sikorsky will build 12 additional HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters following a second Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract award by the U.S. Air Force. » Read more...

Bristow carries out SAR aircraft trials

Bristow, in partnership Schiebel, is carrying out what it describes as the UK’s first trial of unmanned aerial vehicles for SAR operations in maritime and land environments. » Read more...

UTC unveils air compressor facility for P&W engines

United Technologies’ US$40 million, 9,000-square-foot compressor facility will be used for research, testing and experimentation on Pratt & Whitney engines. » Read more...

Air Canada signs 10-year airframe agreements

In this episode of Aviation This Week: Air Canada signs 10-year letter-of-intent airframe agreements with AAR Aircraft Services and Avianor Inc. Then General Aviation Manufacturers Association presents its 2019 year-end aircraft billing and shipment numbers; and Japanese airline group ANA Holdings plans to acquire up to 20 more Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which will be powered by GEnx-1B engines. » See more

Aerial Firefighting Conference, presented by WINGS and HELICOPTERS

March 31, 2020
Location: Abbotsford International Airport, Airside Event Spaces, Abbotsford, BC
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NLAF Elsie MacGill Awards Nomination Deadline

March 31, 2020
Location: Online submission
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2020 Careers in Aviation Expo, East

May 9, 2020
Location: St. Thomas Municipal Airport, St. Thomas
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