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Optima Aero inc. sets up in France and creates Optima Aero Europe

Optima Aero Europe will begin operations on May 4, 2022 in New Aquitaine, France, and more specifically in the Biarritz region. Optima Aero Europe, like its parent company Optima Aero Inc. located in Montreal, Canada, will dismantle end-of-life helicopters and provide reconditioned helicopter parts for Airbus, Leonardo and Bell Flight helicopters. EASA certified parts will … Continued

Following one’s instincts in a “conservative” sector

Stéphane Champagne, La Presse Toby Gauld, PDG d’Optima Aéro, ne s’en cache pas : il aimerait que son entreprise devienne un « Google de l’aéronautique ». Pour y parvenir, il mise sur un nouveau modèle d’affaires et vient de cofonder une entreprise de produits écoresponsables. Il termine également la construction, à Belœil, d’un nouveau siège social de 8 millions … Continued

Aerospace and sustainable development

Take a look at the entire video here   As part of the Showcases event organized on December 16, 2020 by Aéro Montréal during International Aerospace Week, we had the opportunity to exchange with five renowned panelists on the theme of sustainable development, who shared their experience and commitment to fighting climate change. More than … Continued

Advisory Board nominations

Optima Aero is structuring for the future with the following Advisory Board nominations: Larry ALEXANDRE A recognized helicopter industry C-level executive and thought leader, Larry has led several companies in this space, including Sagem Avionics, Safran Helicopter Engines North America, Heli-One, and Alexandre Dhanwant Associates. Serge MAILLÉ Passionate about Strategy and Support in the helicopter … Continued


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The Importance of Free Trade in Aerospace

The debate on free trade agreements (FTAs) is almost as old as trade itself. Some love it, some hate it and others fear it. While FTAs were mainly used to protect traders and their goods in ancient empires, they nowadays serve as a means to open access to international markets and industries, reduce barriers to … Continued


Come and Meet Optima Aero in Atlanta   Only a few days to go! HAI Heli-Expo 2019 waits around the corner and at Optima Aero we are looking forward to seeing everyone at the show. Since the last HAI Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, we have successfully increased our reach to South America and Asia, becoming … Continued

Vertical Flight Industry, Truly International

For many of you, the months of October and November are busy ones. It’s post-fire season for some, pre-fire season for others and the beginning of the winter season for anyone involved in HEMS or heli-skiing in many parts of the world. Adding to this is a surge in the number of trade shows, conferences … Continued

The Bell 412 Relentlessly Fighting Fires around the Globe

Over the past two years, wildfires have been dominating news headlines and industry conversations. Wildfires are raging in many countries, threatening lives and livelihood. In Canada, the vast majority of commercial operators engage actively in fire suppression, and the variety of helicopters employed speaks for itself, ranging from light to heavy machines. An icon in … Continued

PW&C engines expert and Optima Aero founder Toby Gauld explains why parternships can be of great use to commercial helicopter operators

What Partnerships elevate your business in this fragmented helicopter industry?

Partnerships : strenght in numbers In this era of high-octane connectivity it is easier and easier to find commodities, services and people. That can translate into efficiency if you add a very important ingredient: partnerships. Indeed, finding a product is good. Finding a product that meets quality and price targets is better. Finding a supplier … Continued

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