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TSB report on July 2020 helicopter collision with terrain in Newfoundland

Privately registered Robinson R44 was on a multi-leg flight, returning from a remote fishing camp.

Investigation underway following laser strikes on Ornge aircraft

Ontario’s air ambulance service reports several laser strikes on its aircraft in northern parts of province.

CHC, Shell and Leonardo global implementation of H-TAWS

Leonardo’s Terrain Awareness and Warning System launched on the CHC AW139 fleet for Shell.

Airbus teams with Draken to improve SAR

Partnership to address the UK Maritime Coastguard Agency’s requirement for the second-generation SAR.

Element receives Sikorsky’s approval for NDT

Newtown facility to provide magnetic particle inspection and fluorescent penetrant testing for fasteners.

SKYTRAC enters RPAS segment

Development of Integrated Mission System 350 terminal features pole-to-pole communications for BVLOS.
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Kaman Air Vehicles

Kaman brings K-MAX to Black Tusk

Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation, delivered a new medium-to-heavy lift K-MAX helicopter to Black Tusk Helicopter Inc. of Squamish, BC, which provides a range of external lift to aerial timber harvesting, ski tower setting, firefighting, and hydroelectric projects. » Read more...

Leonardo deliver another AWSAR to Norway

Leonardo delivered the tenth AW101 All-Weather Search and Rescue (AWSAR) helicopter to 330 squadron of the Royal Norwegian Air Force, which has completed more than 200 flight hours on the platform, with the remaining six such aircraft being assembled at Leonardo’s site in Yeovil, UK. » Read more...

Ottawa rejects Iran report that blames shootdown of Flight 752 on ‘human error’

Federal government is rejecting outright a final report by Iran's civil aviation authority. » Read more...

Laid off airline workers mull post COVID job options

After years of training to perfect specialized skills, airline workers contemplate if leaving aviation is their best option. » Read more...

Aero Products adds Bell 505 maintenance

Arizona operation expands MRO capabilities with Bell Helicopter 505 maintenance service. » Read more...

Iskwew Air hires female maintenance engineer to lead new division

Alisha Sohpaul becomes the lead for Vancouver-based Iskwew Air's new AMO division. » Read more...

Chorus Aviation to get $130M cash infusion

Preparing for growth under revised CPA with Air Canada and to weather continuing pandemic challenges. » Read more...

Unifor calls for aviation sector aid on anniversary of travel restrictions

Union leaders frustrated by government’s lack of action even after many meetings over past year. » Read more...
CDN Plane Trade

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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COPA Safety Program

Getting Ready for Summer Flying
April 17 at 11:30 am EST
Location: Online
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