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31-Jan-16 N215KA Bell 212 Nakusp, Canada

The pilot was attempting to land on a marked heliski landing site on a ski run called “Nicole”. This was the second landing of the day at this location; the helicopter was carrying 10 guests, 2 guides and the pilot. The first approach was abandoned due to skiers from a previous group waiting on the… Read more »

31-Jan-16

24-Jul-15 C-FNOB Bell 407 Bugaboo Provincial Park, Canada

Transporting 6 workers from the Bobbie Burns lodge when the engine lost power. The pilot carried out an emergency landing to an area of new growth trees. The landing with low rotor rpm was hard, but the helicopter stayed upright. The tail section of the helicopter was struck by a main rotor blade and severed…. Read more »

24-Jul-15

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Rolls-Royce and Alpine Helicopters extend Fleet Operator Agreement

Rolls-Royce and Alpine Helicopters extend Fleet Operator Agreement

Rolls-Royce and Alpine Helicopters have agreed to extend a Fleet Operator Agreement supporting the Canadian company’s M250-powered fleet. Alpine Helicopters, based in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada, has been providing year-round world class helicopter services since 1961. Alpine specializes in tourism sightseeing, helicopter  skiing and commercial operations. Alpine operates a total of 19 helicopters powered… Read more »

Source: Rolls-Royce, 04-Mar-15

05-Feb-15 C-FAHI Bell 407 Revelstoke, Canada

During a run-on downwind landing, the main rotor contacted the helicopters tail boom. The tail rotor driveshaft cover was damaged and the tail rotor driveshaft was creased. The aircraft’s vertical winglets were also struck by the main rotor blades. The helicopter’s occupants were not injured. CADORS 2015P0188

05-Feb-15

05-Feb-15 C-FAHI Bell 407 Revelstoke, Canada

conducting heliski operations with one pilot and five passengers aboard. During a run-on downwind landing, the main rotor contacted the helicopters tail boom. The tail rotor driveshaft cover was damaged and the tail rotor driveshaft was creased. The aircraft’s vertical winglets were also struck by the main rotor blades. The helicopter’s occupants were not injured…. Read more »

05-Feb-15

Okanagan Mounties track down stolen helicopter parts

Okanagan Mounties track down stolen helicopter parts

Police have recovered stolen helicopter parts valued at nearly $400,000. See Full Story

Source: Global News, 22-Dec-14

12-Mar-14 C-GALR Bell 206B Mount Chapman, Canada

The helicopter set down right side low on the chosen sloping landing site and remained partially supported by the rotor. The pilot attempted to move to a different site nearby, but a skid dug into the snow and the helicopter entered a dynamic rollover condition and fell to the ground on its right-hand side. There… Read more »

12-Mar-14

09-Aug-12 Eurocopter AS350 Minnaret Peaks, New Zealand

Pilot had left the rotors to run down and departed the helicopter.  “Blades seen to begin oscillating, striking the tail boom and the ground beside the helicopter”

09-Aug-12

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Alpine Helicopters renews lease on Canmore Heliport

Alpine Helicopters renews lease on Canmore Heliport

Canmore Council has approved a new 10-year lease on the heliport with Alpine Helicopters, the current tenant.  Originally presented as a 25-year lease, the Council decided that planning ahead 10 years was sufficient and offered that term to Alpine with very few other changes of terms. The lease establishes a heliport monitoring committee and a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Dec-11

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HAC steps up pressure on Canadian Government over Alpine Helicopters

HAC steps up pressure on Canadian Government over Alpine Helicopters

On January 28, HAC delivered a second written submission to the the Minister of Transport Chuck Strahl, and requested a meeting to discuss the issue face-to-face. The Association continues to receive calls and emails from members who want to see the Canadian Ownership status of Alpine Helicopters resolved without delay. The January 28 letter is… Read more »

Source: HAC, 31-Jan-11

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Pratt & Whitney Canada Signs R&O Contract With Heli-Skiing Leader Alpine Helicopters

Source: PWC, 23-Feb-09

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