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Helicopters help power high-speed broadband in rural Alaska

Helicopters help power high-speed broadband in rural Alaska

This summer, GCI-deployed specialty helicopters will make approximately 220 trips to remote towers in Western Alaska to ensure GCI’s TERRA network can deliver high-speed broadband to rural communities in the region for the next 18 months. The specialized helicopters only have a narrow window of time to deliver the fuel, and delivery is critical in… Read more »

Source: GCI, 24-Jul-18

Haines Assembly backtracks on new heliski area

Haines Assembly backtracks on new heliski area

The Haines Assembly has decided against their initial decision on opening a new heliskiing area in the Takhinsha Mountains. This came after The Department of Fish and Game made a point that opening the heliskiing area would disrupt the habitats of mountain goats and bears. A location that is both safe to animals and skiers… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Jan-18

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Poison risk at Alaska helipad

Poison risk at Alaska helipad

The Indian Environmental General Assistance Program office took samples of shellfish from around the Shoemaker Bay Helipad on June 12. The readings revealed that the shellfish were positive for saxitoxin, which can cause paralytic poisoning. Locals have been advised to avoid the shellfish, reports Wrangell’s Sentinel.

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Jun-17

HAI attends Great Alaskan Aviation Gathering

HAI attends Great Alaskan Aviation Gathering

On May 6th & 7th, the Alaska Airmen’s Association celebrated their 20th year of the Great Alaskan Aviation Gathering. This is the largest free-entry aviation trade show in America and this must-see aviation event has over 23,000 attendees, including pilots and aviation enthusiasts. Alaska is the “flyingest” state in the union with more pilots and aircraft per capita… Read more »

Source: HAI, 23-May-17

Kaman Receives Orders for Two Additional K-MAX® Aircraft

Kaman Receives Orders for Two Additional K-MAX® Aircraft

Kaman Aerosystems, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that ROTAK Helicopter Services of Anchorage, Alaska has placed orders for two K-MAX® helicopters with deliveries expected in 2018. Ely Woods, Owner and Director of Maintenance for ROTAK explains, “We are looking forward to adding the capabilities of the K-MAX® to our growing fleet of… Read more »

Source: Kaman Aerospace, 06-Apr-17

Pathfinder Aviation Onboards Cirro Software

Pathfinder Aviation Onboards Cirro	Software

Pathfinder Aviation in Alaska is now using Cirro operations management software for its entire fleet of aircraft. Pathfinder is an industry-leading provider of helicopter services and logistical support, specializing in remote operations and extreme climates. The company provides strategic aviation support to a variety of industries including oil and gas exploration, mining operations, firefighting and… Read more »

Source: Cirro, 10-Mar-17