2009 Eurocopter Canada recognized by Federal Minister of Labour for commitment to health and safety:
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Labour, visited Eurocopter Canada's Fort Erie facility on April 6th to recognize the ongoing commitment to uphold high standards of health and safety. Minister Ambrose toured Eurocopter's facility and spoke about the importance of health and safety in the workplace. "Eurocopter Canada has worked diligently to implement a number of safety-conscious programs and have seen the results," said Marie-Agnes Veve, president and CEO of Eurocopter Canada. "So, we are delighted to have our efforts and achievements recognized by Minister Ambrose." This year, Eurocopter Canada launched its 2009 Health and Safety program with a long-term vision to become a leader in safety and accident prevention within the Canadian helicopter industry.
Among its 2009 goals, Eurocopter Canada aims to have zero lost-time injuries by providing guidance and training to supervisory employees, better enforcement of safety policies and taking part in the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board's (WSIB) Safety Groups program.
Edmonton police now have two eyes in the sky:
The Edmonton Police Service took possession of a second Eurocopter EC120 B patrol helicopter. 'With a one helicopter operation, there's a certain time that requires the aircraft to be in maintenance,' said Staff Sgt. Dave Berry, flight operations unit manager. 'Any given evening if there's an emergency that we're required to respond to, two-thirds of the time we may be able to go, one-third of the time we may be in maintenance and unable to respond. The addition of a second helicopter is going to afford us the ability to be able respond 24-7 to an emergency.'
Eurocopter Canada and BCIT announce a new specialized training program in airframe and engine maintenance.
Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL) and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) announces a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the future development of a specialized training program in airframe and engine maintenance. "This agreement is an example of how important partnerships can be in meeting demand for training programs," said the Honourable Moira Stilwell, Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development. "Through programs like the ones offered at BCIT, we will be able to provide students with the opportunity for training while developing skilled workers for the aerospace industry."
Eurocopter Canada Finalizes Agreement with Canadian Helicopters Limited (CHL) for the Advanced Mountain Flying Training Program:
Eurocopter Canada finalized an agreement with Canadian Helicopters Limited (CHL) on October 22nd and fully endorses the CHL Advanced Mountain Flying Training Program. This agreement is beneficial to the Canadian helicopter industry and the global operating community. This specialized training is unique in Canada and addresses important flight training issues. "This agreement underlines our joint commitment to improving flight safety," said Jean-Pierre Blais, president, Canadian Helicopters Limited. "Eurocopter has been a long term supplier to Canadian Helicopters and its technically advanced products are well recognized within the industry. We are very pleased to have an agreement to team with them and believe their technical support and promotion will assist in providing both a safer environment for our customers in their work and good business opportunities for Canadian Helicopters."
"Our program was founded and developed to equip our pilots with the skills and training to navigate these difficult flying conditions," said Don Wall, Senior Executive Vice President, CHL. "Through partnerships and endorsements from industry leaders like Eurocopter, we can continue to promote advanced flight safety."
25th ECL Anniversary:
Eurocopter Canada marked 25 years of providing quality customer service and technology to the Canadian helicopter industry. The company celebrated its success with many customers and partners, who were operating and supporting more than 500 Eurocopter helicopters across the country, performing a wide variety of missions.