Leonardo-Finmeccanica: Vice President of the Republic of Panama visits helicopter assembly lines in Vergiate


„h The relationship between Leonardo and Panama is strengthened with the delivery of an AgustaWestland GrandNew EMS helicopter
„h Ongoing programmes in Panama include an Integrated Automation, Command and Control system for the Panama Canal, a digital mapping system from Telespazio and AW139 helicopters for transport and homeland security missions
„h Approximately 360 helicopters from the Grand/GrandNew series have been ordered by more than 220 customers in about 40 countries around the world

Rome, July 26, 2016 – The Vice President of the Republic of Panama, Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, visited Leonardo-Finmeccanica¡¦s factory in Vergiate (Varese) today, home to the company¡¦s main helicopter final assembly lines. The Vice President of Panama and a senior accompanying delegation had the opportunity to view the industrial capabilities and modern range of products that make Leonardo a leader in the global helicopter market. During the visit an AgustaWestland GrandNew helicopter, which will be used in Panama for emergency medical services, was presented to the Vice President.



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Zenith Aircraft



The Zenith Aircraft Company offers a range of aircraft kits for home assembly and this book has been produced as a marketing aid. However, it contains some great photographs and much information on building and flying light aircraft. Aviation enthusiasts will want a copy of this publication and its available as a free download from the Internet, or it can be requested as a hard copy which also includes a number of leaflets and cards. Introduction to a great adventure, highly recommended.






June eAirway 2016


Fresh Conference For Focus

The AAA’s National Conference has become a firm fixture on event calendars across the UK and European air ambulance community, will follow a new, sharper format this year.
The event continues to evolve in response to delegates’ feedback and this year will focus on four key subjects: Quality, Innovation, Resilience and Horizon. The keynote speaker this year is Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations. Also confirmed to speak, Professor Jonathan Benger, the Director of the Academic Department of Emergency Care at the University of the West of England, Bristol, a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at University Hospitals Bristol and Consultant in Pre-Hospital Care at South Western Ambulance Service.
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Operation NUNAKPUT 2016 concludes in Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories

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CC-130 Hercules from Winnipeg

CC-138 Twin Otter

and a CC-138 Twin Otter from Yellowknife


SAR Tech parachuting to the rescue

July 20, 2016 – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Operation NUNAKPUT 2016 ends today in Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories after two weeks of maritime patrols and training opportunities that began on July 5. The patrols and training centred around members of 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, as well as search and rescue (SAR) exercises that involved Canadian Armed Forces members, various Governmental Departments and a civilian search and rescue organization.



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Musandam-Oman Sail capsize: all crew safely on board a cargo ship heading for Canada – update 2

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Following the capsize of Musandam-Oman Sail early Sunday morning, the five sailors have been safely transferred to a cargo ship and are in transit back to Canada.

The capsize happened in the early hours of Sunday approximately 450 nautical miles east of St Pierre and Miquelon while racing the Transat Quebec-St Malo.

The team is currently assessing solutions for recovering the MOD70.

Our next update will be when the crew is ashore.



Men’s Shed volunteers answer Exmouth lifeboat station’s call for help

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PR140716 Men’s Shed volunteers with their creations at Exmouth Lifeboat Station.

(left to right: Mick Cox, Chris Broom and Mick Legult from Men’s Shed Exmouth; Kevin Riley, Exmouth RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager and Bill Lodge from Men in Sheds, Exeter.)

This month, Exmouth lifeboat station has been given two new attractions to add to the visitor experience and fundraising events.



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