A Canadian Coast Guard MBB (Eurocopter) Bo-105 on a research support flight crashed into the Arctic Sea on September 10, killing all three people aboard. The helicopter was operating from the icebreaker Amundsen when it went down in the M’Clure Strait off the coast of Banks Island in the Western Arctic.
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Signature Flight Support has purchased a majority share of Starlink Aviation’s FBO at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (CYUL). In 2010 Starlink entered into a licensing agreement with Signature that saw the FBO become co-branded and gave it access to Signature’s sales, marketing and customer service programs and proprietary employee training.
Signature Flight Support announced today that it will purchase a majority share of Starlink Aviation’s FBO at Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. The acquisition is subject to “customary closing conditions” and expected to be completed during the third quarter, Signature said. Under the agreement, Starlink Aviation will retain full ownership and continue to operate the real estate and aircraft management, aircraft maintenance, corporate shuttle and aircraft charter services. For the past two years, Starlink Aviation has been a Signature network location.
The wreckage of a DHC-6 Twin Otter that went missing on a trip between the South Pole and an Italian research base in Terra Nova Bay on January 23 has been found by New Zealand air rescue helicopters. Weather prevented rescue efforts on January 23, but the aircraft’s strong ELT signal made finding it easier once the weather cleared. The aircraft, operated by Kenn Borek Air, went down in a mountainous region of the Queen Alexandra Range, where peaks rise to 12,800 feet. The three crewmembers aboard are reported to have perished in the accident.