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President's Message

I am pleased to report that HAC’s Vancouver 2018 Convention was packed to overflowing. Our trade show was sold out, our committee meetings were well-attended, and we attracted many international exhibitors and delegates. Soon the association will be circulating a survey to delegates to get feedback in preparation for our 2019 and 2020 Conventions – both in Vancouver. In keeping with an expanded safety-theme at HAC, the association invited a larger variety of international speakers in an expanded three-and-a-half day format.

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Il me fait plaisir de vous dire que le congrès de l’ACH 2018 à Vancouver fut un immense succès. Tous les espaces d’exposition étaient comblés, tout comme nos réunions de comités. Nous avons aussi attiré de nombreux exposants et délégués internationaux. L’ACH transmettra prochainement un sondage aux délégués pour recueillir leurs commentaires en préparation de nos congrès 2019 et 2020 qui seront tous deux tenus à Vancouver. Vu l’importance que nous accordons aux questions de sécurité, l’ACH a invité un plus grand nombre de conférenciers internationaux pour ce congrès étendu de 3.5 jours.

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Industry News

HAC is pleased to announce the acclamation of three directors at the AGM on November 2. Jacob Forman of Yellowhead Helicopters will be serving a third consecutive two-year term while Sylvain Seguin of CHL and Paul Spring of Phoenix Helicopters will serve two-year terms. Sylvain Seguin is returning to the board after a one-year absence. Prior to that, he served eight consecutive years.

L’ACH est heureuse d’annoncer la nomination, par acclamation, de trois membres du conseil élus lors de l’assemblée générale annuelle de l’association tenue le 2 novembre. Jacob Forman de Yellowhead a été élu pour un troisième mandat consécutif de deux ans. Sylvain Séguin de CHL, et Paul Spring de Phoenix Helicopters, ont été élus pour des mandats de deux ans. Sylvain Séguin revient au conseil d’administration après une année d’absence. Avant ce hiatus, Sylvain avait été membre du conseil pendant huit années consécutives.

Lyle Watts of Heli-College Canada was awarded the 2018 Agar-Stringer Award for his life-long contribution to the Canadian helicopter industry.

Lyle graduated from the University of British Columbia as an earth sciences major, specializing in mineral exploration. He trained with Transwest under the instruction of Neil Hart, and then Ed Philips for his instructors license in 1978.

For most of his career he has devoted himself to the flight training community and has about 13,000 hours with 9,000 hours of instructing. He is endorsed on the Bell 47, 206, 204 and 212, and Hughes 300, R22 and 44. Congratulations, Lyle!

Lyle Watts, de Heli-College Canada, a reçu le prix Agar-Stringer 2018 pour sa longue contribution exceptionnelle à l’industrie canadienne de l’hélicoptère.
Lyle est diplômé de l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique avec une majeure en sciences de la Terre, avec spécialisation en exploration minérale. Il a reçu sa formation à Transwest sous la direction de Neil Hart, et ensuite avec Ed Philips pour sa licence d’instructeur en 1978.
Lyle a consacré une bonne partie de sa carrière à la formation de nouveaux pilotes. Il cumule environ 13 000 heures de vol et 9000 heures en formation de nouveaux pilotes. Il est certifié pour les hélicoptères Bell 47, 206, 204 et 212, et Hughes 300, R22 et 44. Félicitations Lyle!

Our Honorary Life Member Award Winner in 2018 is Sylvain Seguin of CHL. He first trained as a fixed-wing pilot in 1979 in North Bay. He completed his helicopter commercial license with Nipissing Helicopters in 1980, where he began his first job in the industry flying for Luc Pilon at the same company. In 1983 he completed his instructor’s license and started work for Lakeland as an instructor and in exploration, drill projects and fires.
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Pour 2018, notre prix du membre honoraire à vie est décerné à Sylvain Séguin de CHL.  Il a reçu sa formation de pilote d’aéronefs à voilure fixe en 1979 à North Bay, et a ensuite reçu sa licence de pilote d’hélicoptères avec Nipissing Helicopters en 1980 où, la même année, il a obtenu son premier emploi dans l’industrie, pilotant pour Luc Pilon. En 1983, il a obtenu sa licence d’instructeur et a été embauché par Lakeland comme instructeur et pilote dans les domaines de l’exploration et de la lutte contre les incendies.
Recently, Transport Canada announced its new Director Generals. Nicholas Robinson has been named the new Director General, while Francois Collins has been named the new Associate Director General. The division of responsibility between the two positions has not yet been fully articulated.
Transports Canada a récemment annoncé la nomination de nouveaux directeurs au ministère. Nicholas Robinson a été nommé directeur général, tandis que François Collins a été promu au poste de directeur général adjoint. La répartition des fonctions entre les deux postes n’a pas encore été précisée.
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News From The Web
Source: AOPA
Two helicopter pilots are inspiring change by breaking records and flying around the world. They're making pitstops and encouraging people to live productive and healthy lives with presentations at different institutions.
Source: Airbus Helicopters Press Release
Airbus Helicopters Canada has honoured Niagara Helicopters as the recipient of the 2018 Innovation in Safety Award. Niagara Helicopters has had a continuous focus on improving safety throughout its 50 years in operation, including being one of the first operators in Canada to voluntarily implement Safety Management Systems (SMS).
Source: Shephard Media
Bell Helicopter and Electric Power Systems (EPS) are teaming up to develop energy storage systems for Bell’s vertical take-off and landing aircraft ODM solutions.
Source: Helicopters Magazine
EuroTec Canada showed off its sales and service of MicroVib II vibration analysis products at the 2018 Helicopter Association of Canada conference earlier this month in Vancouver, B.C.
Source: Vancouver Sun
The 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron is preparing and training for January when it deploys the Cyclone helicopter, the first of the new Sikorsky helicopters to fly from a Canadian navy warship on the West Coast.
Source: Shephard Media
Enstrom Helicopter's F-28/280/480 series has received type certification from the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand, allowing the company to update to the latest certification on current operating aircraft. It also approves Enstrom’s turbine-powered 480B to be flown in New Zealand.
Source: ThomasNet.com
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