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Industry News

Transport Canada has refused to offer an extension to the Jan. 31, 2019 deadline to implement CRM training in accordance with AC 700-042. HAC has argued that the in-force date is simply too soon, given that CRM instructors are hard-to-come-by; even if they take the HAC train-the-trainers course in YVR, they still have to develop a course of their own, and have it approved by the inspector, and get their COM approved – and even then, some Transport Canada inspectors haven’t been trained to approve courses, yet.


On a brighter note, the e-learning course is now avavailable from TC.


Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/hcp-nwl/articles/index.asp?aid=528909&issueID=65699 to view the full article online.

Transports Canada a refusé d’offrir une prolongation de l’échéance du 31 janvier 2019 pour la mise en œuvre de la formation CRM selon la Circulaire d'information (CI) Nº 700-042. L’ACH considère que la mise en application de ces exigences est prématurée en raison du manque d’inspecteurs CRM, et même s’ils prennent le cours de formation de formateurs de l’ACH à Vancouver, ils doivent eux-mêmes développer un cours de formation et le faire approuver par un inspecteur et demander l’approbation de leur inspecteur, alors que certains inspecteurs de Transports Canada n’ont pas encore été formés pour approuver ces cours.


Sur une note plus positive, le cours en ligne de TC est maintenant disponible. 


Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/hcp-nwl/articles/index.asp?aid=529196&issueID=65699 to view the full article online.


Visit http://www.h-a-c.ca/Preliminary_Program.pdf to view the full article online.


Visit http://www.h-a-c.ca/Preliminary_Program.pdf to view the full article online.

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News From The Web
Source: Journal Pioneer
A Canadian Forces helicopter crew saved two Prince Edward Island residents in two very different scenarios.


Visit https://www.journalpioneer.com/news/local/helicopter-crew-saves-two-pei-residents-in-one-day-253573/ to view the full article online.

Source: Helicopter Investor

Airbus Helicopters sold six helicopters at the 2018 Air Medical Transport Conference in Phoenix, Arizona earlier this month, expanding its North America presence in the emergency medical services market.


Visit http://www.helicopterinvestor.com/articles/airbus-helicopters-reinforces-air-medical-market-in-north-america/ to view the full article online.

Source: CBC News
The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada in Winnipeg has closed its doors as it waits for the final funding announcement required to beginning building its new home. 


Visit https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/royal-aviation-museum-funding-move-1.4874482 to view the full article online.

Source: Forbes

A new aircraft that appeared as a concept at the Paris Air Show last year has come to fruition. Workhouse Group unveiled the SureFly, a hybrid-electric helicopter that looks like a giant drone, in late October. 


Visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelgoldstein/2018/10/23/meet-surefly-a-hybrid-electric-helicopter-that-looks-like-a-drone/#18ff31f57608 to view the full article online.

Source: Press release

Following an extensive RFP process, Airbus' H145 was selected as the fleet replacement aircraft for STARS air ambulance's aging fleet, becoming the first H145s in HEMS configuration to enter Canada.


Visit https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/airbus-to-deliver-canadas-first-h145-in-hems-configuration-to-stars-air-ambulance-698521452.html to view the full article online.

Source: AJC

A woman, who was on a helicopter tour of a Hawaiian island with her husband, acted quickly when she realized the pilot was unconscious, saving the three onboard. 


Visit https://www.ajc.com/news/national/woman-helps-land-helicopter-after-pilot-loses-consciousness/ve2DXSnygIx1di2TJKEmqI/ to view the full article online.

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