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South Mountain Co. named best managed

TORONTO A South Mountain shipping company has been named one of Canada s Best Managed Companies in 2015. JED Express was cited for excellence in business performance and its ability to increase business volume and profit while not adding to its fleet of 43 trucks.

This is a huge honour for everyone here at JED Express, and we couldn t be more proud, said JED Express President Edwin Duncan. We ve worked really hard on continually improving our processes, making our operations more efficient, and embracing technology and innovation from every angle. This award is certainly rewards the efforts of our entire team. Canada s Best Managed Companies which is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums recognizes businesses with revenues over $10 million and their strategies for growth.

The freight forwarding company has been in business since 1993, with shipping routes across Canada and the United States.

JED Express and all the other award winners will formally get their recognition at a Toronto gala April 12, 2016.

Alive Music (Cornwall, UK) – Iron Maiden's tour plane 'badly …

Iron Maiden’s tour Boeing 747 has been involved in an incident during refuelling at an airport in Chile. The sizeable tour plane’s undercarriage was damaged in the incident, reports say, while two airport workers have also been injured. The band have released an extensive statement on the accident via their Facebook account, in which they highlight the extent of the damage, but also their own safety and that the tour is expected to continue. In it, they say: “Ed Force One [the 747] was this morning tethered to a tow truck to be taken for refuelling prior to flying over the Andes to Cordoba for the next show. On moving the steering pin that is part of the mechanism that connects the ground tug to the aircraft seemingly fell out. “On making a turn the aircraft had no steering and collided with the ground tug badly damaging the undercarriage, two of the aircraft’s engines and injuring two ground tug operators, both of whom have been taken to hospital. “We hope of course that they make a full and speedy recovery and we will be closely monitoring their progress. The flight engineers are on site and evaluating the damage, but their initial report is that the engines have suffered large damage and will require an extended period of maintenance and possibly two new engines.” View the statement in full and see pictures of the damage to the plane via the Iron Maiden Facebook page, below: (function(d, s, id) var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));ED FORCE ONE BADLY DAMAGED ON THE GROUND IN COMODORO ARTURO MERINO BENITEZ (SANTIAGO, CHILE) AIRPORTCONCERTS IN…Posted by Iron Maiden on Saturday, 12 March 2016 ‘Maiden front man Bruce Dickinson – a highly experienced pilot – had famously been flying the band on their tour, which began in Florida, and recently headed to South America. The plane was being towed at the time of the incident, meaning Dickinson was not in control. The vocalist has previously spoken of his excitement about the scale of the new aircraft, saying: “The greatest benefit of traveling in a 747 is that because of its colossal size and freight capacity we can carry our stage production and all our stage equipment and desks in the cargo hold without having to make any of the immense structural modifications needed to do this on the previous 757, the extent of which fans will have noted on the Flight 666 DVD.” Iron Maiden are touring South America as part of the Book of Souls World Tour, which arrives in Europe via Asia, Australasia, Africa and North America in late May. They will headine Download Festival as their sole UK date on June 12.

34F Air Training Corps

34F Air Training Corps

Leicester-based flight training company Helicentre is expanding into the US. It is opening a new facility in central Florida this summer to offer hour-building initially on Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopters. At last week s HAI Heli-Expo, Helicentre Aviation Chairman Chris Line agreed plans to partner with Precision Helicopters, the US Guimbal distributor. Precision will support Helicentre s operation with parts and maintenance.

This has been a very successful trip and we now have all of the logistics agreed to begin operating very soon, said Line. I am very much looking forward to working with David and his team at Precision. They have very quickly become the centre of excellence and expertise for the Guimbal product in the US. Their support will be crucial for us to expand our UK success in operating the Cabri G2 into the States. Helicengre s first US based Cabri G2, painted in the company s colours, is scheduled for delivery in late April.

Initially the facility will be used to accommodate students on modular professional courses, including our BSc (Hons) degree, said Line. The primary activity will be hour building, which will will alleviate the pressure on our UK facility. Students will have the opportunity to broaden their experience with better continuity in the hour-building stages of their programme, especially during the UK winter.

Plans to expand the Florida operation include EASA flight training as part of the Academy s existing ATO approval, as well as becoming an FAA Part 141 training facility. The fleet will consist mainly of Cabri G2s.

Helicentre Aviation Academy[1]

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References

  1. ^ Helicentre Aviation Academy (www.flyheli.co.uk)
  2. ^ Helicentre to offer hour-building in USA (www.flyer.co.uk)
  3. ^ FLYER (www.flyer.co.uk)

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