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ACS welcomes new executive VPs

Tim Starn and Justin Barnett join Advanced Composite Structures to lead sales and business development.

Airbus lost $1.3B amid pandemic; expects better 2021

Airbus delivered 566 aircraft last year and expects to deliver about the same number in 2021.

Robinson launches Cockpit Video Camera

New standard equipment for R66 helicopters, available as an option for the R22 and R44.

Airbus and Air Methods sign HCare support contract

Agreement expands the number of Air Methods aircraft covered by Airbus support to 111.

Huronia Airport hopes big plans take off this year

YEE adds high-volume, above-ground fuel system and a new ultralight flight school in Xstream Aviation.

NOW HIRING; Calgary Base Pilot

Alpine Helicopters, a Western Canadian leader in the helicopter charter industry, is looking for an experienced, energetic leader who will be committed to the Calgary base to fill our new Calgary Base Pilot position.

The Calgary Base Pilot provides assistance to the Base Manager to ensure the success of the Calgary Base operations. The Base Pilot is responsible for conducting base flight operations safely and in accordance with the Company Operations Manual, Rotorcraft Flight Manual and Transport Canada regulations, while also supporting the Base Manager with the coordination of customer quotes and aircraft scheduling.

To learn more about this opportunity and the requirements for the position, visit the careers page on Alpine’s website:

Qualified applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Sarah Anstie, Human Resources Manager, HR@alpinehelicopters.com.

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Featured News 

PHI implements H160 operation in Gulf of Mexico

International energy group Shell has selected offshore helicopter operator PHI to operate four Airbus H160s, beginning with a yearlong route-proving program prior to final deliveries, to service a support contract in the Gulf of Mexico. » Read more...

Iris launches Canada Pathfinder Program for BVLOS approvals

Iris Automation partners with two Canadian RPAS test facilities for support, training and proving BVLOS flight competency, including the Foremost UAS Test Range in Alberta and UAS Center of Excellence in Alma, Quebec. » Read more...
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A Wolf’s Moon

A former RCAF pilot, Hank Sands described himself as an “ex-military jet jockey” when he first began applying for a civilian job as a helicopter pilot. He landed his first job with Okanagan Helicopters, and trained in Kamloops and the Kootenays where he was trained on Bell 47 G2 and Hiller 12 E choppers. Hank went on to become an experienced pilot and spent much of his time in northern BC and later on Vancouver Island.

The stories in A Wolf’s Moon span several decades and relate Hank’s encounters with a host of northern characters, from diamond drillers and geologists to forestry personnel and biologists. He spent time flying diamond drilling crews and bosses into remote wilderness areas, skimming high alpine meadows and climbing the perilous windy slopes of mountain passes to land on snow covered mountain tops or on crudely constructed log platforms along low lying lakes and streams.

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Leonardo’s first electrically-powered heavy goods transport

Sumeri project first in Italy to create a remotely piloted system for urban environments. » Read more...

De Havilland to pause Dash 8 production

Move to pause production at Downsview facility in Toronto affects around 500 employees. » Read more...

Air Canada, Transat acquisition deal up in the air

Air Canada's acquisition of Transat AT Inc. was set to be completed by Feb. 15. » Read more...

AEA publishes year-end Avionics Market Report

Highlighting total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales for the year. » Read more...

COVID 19 impedes CAF recruitment, training

Canadian Armed Forces is dealing with a shortfall of several thousand troops. » Read more...
CIA Directory

COPA Safety Program

Part 1: How to Prevent Being “Embarrassed to Death”
Part 2: Spring Flying and Icing
February 20, 2021, at 11:30 am EST
Location: Online
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COPA Safety Program, En Route and Post-Lockdown Flying

March 20, 2021, at 11:30 am EST
Location: Online
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COPA Neil J. Armstrong Scholarship

March 31, 2021, deadline
Location: Online
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