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Optima Aero becomes Transport Canada AMO

Optima Aero of Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Québec, is now an Approved Maintenance Organization focusing on a range of Pratt & Whitney helicopter engine services.

Bristow Americas transports suspected COVID-19 cases

Bristow Americas describes its efforts to transport acutely-ill offshore workers in the oil-and-gas industry with suspected cases of COVID-19.

Appareo certification for Stratus Transponders in Part 27 helicopters

Appareo receives FAA approval for the installation of Stratus transponders in Part 27 aircraft, including Airbus, Bell, Leonardo and Robinson.
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AWHERO drone

Leonardo extends training services to rotorcraft UAS

Leonardo, after attaining an Authorized Training Organization Certificate from ENAC, plans to extend its training services to include rotorcraft Unmanned Aerial Systems, as more helicopter operators are using small UAS for their missions. The training extension will include a package for its AWHERO drone. » Read more...
UT Health East

UT Health East Texas adds third rebranded EC135

Metro Aviation delivers the final EC135 aircraft for the UT Health East Texas Air 1 air medical program. This represents the final of three rebranded aircraft upgraded with SPIFR certifications. The program will soon include precision GPS procedures – scheduled to be certified by August 2020 – at various hospitals and bases. » Read more...

Bombardier suspends non-essential work at Canadian operations

Bombardier suspends all non-essential activities at its Canadian operations, including both aircraft and rail production in Ontario and Quebec, as a result of COVID-19. » Read more...

UPS and Wingcopter to develop new drone fleet

UPS Flight Forward, the drone delivery subsidiary of logistics and delivery giant UPS, unveils plans to collaborate with German drone-maker Wingcopter. » Read more...

DDC’s DSV project now operational

Drone Delivery Canada’s project with DSV Air & Sea Canada is now commercially operational at DSV’s head office in Milton, Ontario. » Read more...

IATA estimates emergency aid of up to $200 billion needed

In this episode of Aviation This Week: The aviation world prepares for COVID-19 economic loss. Then the maiden flight of SpaceJet M90 in its final certifiable configuration at Nagoya; and teams behind the SB>1 Defiant and V-280 Valor tiltrotor receive contracts to refine their helicopter designs for the U.S. Army. » See more
Aerial Fire

NLAF Elsie MacGill Awards Nomination Deadline

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

NEW DATE: September 26, 2020
Location: St. Thomas Municipal Airport, St. Thomas, ON
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2020 Careers in Aviation Expo, Central

October 3, 2020
Location: Southport Aerospace Centre, Southport, MB
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Aerial Firefighting Conference, presented by WINGS and HELICOPTERS

NEW DATE: October 20, 2020
Location: Abbotsford International Airport, Airside Event Spaces, Abbotsford, BC
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