HAC Communication

Helicopter Association of Canada

President's Message
In May of last year, the Transportation Safety Board released an occurrence report that Recommended that:


The Department of Transport require commercial air operators to provide contemporary crew resource management (CRM) training for Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) subpart 703 air taxi and CARs subpart 704 commuter pilots.


The recommendation was originally based on a 2007 accident that occurred to Trans West Air – but has since been re-assessed by the TSB on a number of occasions.


 You will recall that HAC requested a six month extension to the January 31 2019 deadline, to give operators some time to comply, and to clarify the requirements of the AC. The request was denied.

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Au mois de mai de l’an dernier, le Bureau de la sécurité des transports (BST) du Canada a émis un rapport d’incident qui a recommandé ce qui suit :


Le ministère des Transports oblige les exploitants aériens commerciaux à dispenser une formation contemporaine en gestion des ressources de l'équipage (CRM) aux pilotes d'un taxi aérien relevant de la sous-partie 703 du Règlement de l'aviation canadien (RAC) et aux pilotes d'un service aérien de navette relevant de la sous-partie 704 du RAC.


Cette recommandation est fondée sur un accident de 2007 impliquant Trans West Air, mais elle a depuis été réévaluée par le BST à plusieurs occasions.


Vous vous souviendrez que l’ACH a demandé une prolongation de six mois à la date limite du 31 janvier 2019 pour donner aux exploitants un peu plus de temps pour se conformer et pour clarifier les exigences de l’AC. La demande a été refusée.

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Industry News
HAC’s members acclaimed three Board members at its 2018 AGM. Jacob Forman of Yellowhead was re-elected to a new two-year term. Sylvain Seguin of CHL and Paul Spring of Phoenix Heli-Flight, were both newly elected for two-year terms.

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Les membres de l’ACH ont acclamé trois membres du conseil lors de son assemblée générale annuelle 2018. Jacob Forman de Yellowhead a été réélu pour un nouveau mandat de deux ans. Sylvain Séguin de CHL et Paul Spring de Phoenix Heli-Flight, ont tous deux été élus pour des mandats de deux ans.

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Source: We Are The Mighty

There are several factors that limit a helicopter's ability to surive a trip to the top of Mount Everest. Even in perfect conditions, a landing could cause trouble for humans trying to make the climb to the summit.

Visit https://www.wearethemighty.com/military-culture/helicopter-to-summit-everest?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1 to view the full article online.

Source: Regina Leader-Post
STARS in Saskatchewan is getting closer to replacing its entire fleet of aging helicopters thanks to financial support from the provincial government and Nutrien, a Canadian fertilizer company.

Visit https://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/stars-one-step-closer-to-replacing-air-ambulance-fleet-with-funding-announcement to view the full article online.

Source: CBC Newfoundland & Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador sees double the national average of maritime search and rescue incidents, according to a new report from the Senate’s Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. The report includes several recommendations to address certain search and rescue issues in Canada – including the use of private helicopter companies to fill coverage gaps in Newfoundland and Labrador as well as the arctic.

Visit https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/senate-committee-search-and-rescue-recommendations-nl-1.4925757 to view the full article online.

Source: CBC Newfoundland & Labrador
After the above-mentioned report was released, one helicopter company says it’s ready to step up and fill the gaps in search-and-rescue coverage in remote areas.

Visit https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/cougar-supplement-sar-1.4931368 to view the full article online.

Source: Helicopter Investor
Transport Canada has given the go-ahead for Robinson’s R66 cargo hook installation. This gives commercial lift operators in Canada a high-performance, low-cost solution.

Visit http://www.helicopterinvestor.com/articles/transport-canada-approves-robinson-r66-cargo-hook/ to view the full article online.

Source: Composites World
Aviation authorities in Canada and Brazil have provided STCs for its 206L series composite main rotor blade that features a carbon fiber skin, which is corrosion and damage resistant.

Visit https://www.compositesworld.com/news/van-horn-receives-stc-certifications-for-composite-rotor-blades to view the full article online.

Source: CTV News
The Royal Canadian Air Force gave its official farewell to its Sea King helicopter fleet earlier this month after 55 years of service.

Visit https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/sea-king-helicopters-make-final-flypast-after-55-years-in-service-1.4200863 to view the full article online.

Source: Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune
The village of Hythe, Alberta, with a population of less than 1,000, has a community Christmas tree for the first time in more than 30 years, thanks to the help of Highland Helicopters.

Visit https://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/news/local-news/helicopter-delivers-christmas-tree-to-hythe to view the full article online.

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