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Ornge Submits First Quality Improvement Plan

Ornge Submits First Quality Improvement Plan

  Ontario patients requiring air ambulance services and critical care transport will receive better care thanks to Ornge’s first Quality Improvement Plan. The Quality Improvement Plan, submitted to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care today, is a requirement under Ornge’s amended Performance Agreement and is a key step to ensuring public confidence in its air… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 27-Feb-13

2013 CHC Safety & Quality Summit – Gala Dinner keynote speaker announced

2013 CHC Safety & Quality Summit – Gala Dinner keynote speaker announced

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – Simon Sinek, a leading motivational speaker and author of, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the Gala Dinner at the 2013 CHC Safety & Quality Summit. The Gala dinner will take place on Tues., March 19, at the Westin… Read more »

Source: CHC, 20-Feb-13

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Expedition Helicopters acquires Kelner Helicopters fleet

Expedition Helicopters acquires Kelner Helicopters fleet

Expedition Helicopters Inc. has acquired the fleet of V. Kelner Helicopters located in Thunder Bay. Expedition Helicopters, owned and operated by Todd Calaiezzi, has a main base in Cochrane, satellite offices in Moosenee and Moose Factory, Hearst, Roquemaure, Que. and Gatineau, Que., and now in Northwestern Ontario. The Thunder Bay satellite office is conveniently located… Read more »

Source: Expedition Helicopters, 20-Feb-13

Absolute Marketing & Communications expands team

Absolute Marketing & Communications expands team

Absolute Marketing & Communications (AM&C) – absolutemarketing.ca; a full-service marketing-communications agency specializing in the aerospace sector announces the addition of Rod Youngberg as the newest member of the Absolute Marketing team, as a Rotary Wing Aviation Consultant. “Rod Youngberg is the president and chief executive officer of Vortex Aviation Limited; a consulting agency specializing in a variety… Read more »

Source: Absolute Marketing, 18-Feb-13

15-Feb-13 C-FVIT Eurocopter AS350B2 Quebec/Jean-Lesage, Canada

Ground vehicle skidded on ice and ran into parked helicopter, causing significant damage.  CADAORS ref 2013Q0397

15-Feb-13

Canadian military reports on CH-146 Griffon accident of July 6th 2009

Canadian military reports on CH-146 Griffon accident of July 6th 2009

The Flight Safety Investigative Report and Epilogue of the fatal air accident involving the Griffon helicopter CH146434 that occurred on July 6, 2009, near Kandahar Air Field, is now available on the Air Force Directorate of Flight Safety website. The Flight Safety Investigative Report describes factual data and includes a comprehensive analysis of all factors… Read more »

Source: Canadian military, 06-Feb-13

Ledcor completes acquisition of Trinity Helicopters

Ledcor completes acquisition of Trinity Helicopters

Ledcor Air Limited, a member of The Ledcor Group of Companies, announced today that it has concluded the purchase of Trinity Helicopters Limited, based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. “We are pleased to have finalized the acquisition of Trinity Helicopters. Their operations and client-base complements our existing aviation businesses, Summit Air and Arctic Sunwest Charters,” said… Read more »

Source: Ledcor, 06-Feb-13

Winnipeg Police responded to 3,445 incidents in 2012

Winnipeg Police responded to 3,445 incidents in 2012

According to police, AIR1 responded to 3,445 incidents in 2012, resulting in 185 arrests by ground patrol units.   (see full story)

Source: CBC, 06-Feb-13

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Cadorath Aerospace adds robotic HVOF plasma spray system

Cadorath Aerospace adds robotic HVOF plasma spray system

Cadorath Aerospace announced it’s installation of a robotically controlled HVOF plasma spray system. This recent addition broadens their already diverse metal coating capabilities and in-house processes used for approved repairs on Bell Helicopter and Rolls-Royce Model 250 engine parts. HVOF (high velocity oxygen fuel) plasma spray coating produces the highest quality of coatings available today…. Read more »

Source: Cadorath Aerospace, 05-Feb-13

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Phoenix Heli-Flight to acquire an EMS EC135

Phoenix Heli-Flight to acquire an EMS EC135

Despite STARS being active in many parts of Alberta, Phoenix Heli-Flight is convinced that there is a market for 24×7 EMS services in other parts of the Province.  So much so, they are buying a Eurocopter EC135 for such operations (see full story)

Source: Fort McMurray Today, 04-Feb-13

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Register Update – Canada – January 2013

Register Update – Canada – January 2013

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 04-Feb-13

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Transwest Helicopters to overhaul two Gulf of Mexico Bell 412s

Transwest Helicopters to overhaul two Gulf of Mexico Bell 412s

Transwest Helicopters Ltd, who in October 2011 relocated from the Chilliwack Airport in Southwest British Columbia to the Oliver Airport in the Southern Interior, is pleased to announce that the company has won a contract to overhaul two Bell 412 helicopters at its brand new hangar facility in Oliver British Columbia Canada this winter. These… Read more »

Source: Transwest Helicopters, 03-Feb-13

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03-Feb-13 C-GPHN Eurocopter AS350BA Sept-Îles, Canada

Training accident. Two of three on board injured. CADAORS ref 2013Q0276

03-Feb-13

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Ornge commits to ensuring EMS service in Thunder Bay

Ornge commits to ensuring EMS service in Thunder Bay

Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services, is reaffirming its commitment to patients in Northern Ontario by taking steps to increase staffing levels at its Thunder Bay base. “We are pleased to announce this enhancement of what is a vital service in the northwest, given the vast geography and long distances between medical… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 01-Feb-13

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Blackcomb Aviation appoints President & COO

Blackcomb Aviation appoints President & COO

Jason McLean, Chairman of Blackcomb Aviation and President & CEO of the McLean Group, has named Jonathan Burke President & Chief Operating Officer of Blackcomb Aviation. This appointment follows a 6 month executive search in Canada, the United States, and Europe. “In a field of exceptionally qualified executive talent,” said McLean, “Jonathan Burke was a clear standout. He brings the… Read more »

Source: Blackcomb Aviation, 31-Jan-13

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Gemini Helicopters issues statement on fatal R44 crash

Gemini Helicopters issues statement on fatal R44 crash

“In the evening of January 27, 2013 Gemini was alerted of an overdue helicopter with a last known location approximately 77 kilometers southwest of Fox Creek. ” (see full story) File photo

30-Jan-13

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RCMP to expand use of unmanned mini-helicopters

RCMP to expand use of unmanned mini-helicopters

“It’s starting to catch on more and more. Eventually, I think you’ll see (unmanned aerial vehicles) in almost all the provinces,” said RCMP Staff Sgt. Dave Domoney (see full story)

Source: National Post, 28-Jan-13

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28-Jan-13 C-GOCM Robinson R44 Grand Cache, Canada (1F)

Survey helicopter overdue.  Weather may have been an issue as a Canadian military Bell 412 involved in the search had to return to base due to weather.  CADAORS 2013C0386

28-Jan-13

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SkyTrac Systems to exhibit at the Mineral Exploration Roundup 2013

SkyTrac Systems to exhibit at the Mineral Exploration Roundup 2013

SkyTrac Systems will be exhibiting at the Mineral Exploration Roundup 2013 from January 28th-31st at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver. Roundup is the world’s premier technical mineral exploration conference presented by the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia. Roundup will bring together organizations and people representing all components of the global mineral exploration and mining… Read more »

Source: SkyTrac Systems, 27-Jan-13

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Canadian Maritime H-92 hits Sikorsky parent UTC results

Canadian Maritime H-92 hits Sikorsky parent UTC results

UTC, the parent company of Sikorsky, reported its fourth quarter and full year results yesterday.  In a very telling section of the press release, they admit that “earnings per share [of parent UTC] of $1.04 were down 27%” and of that, “results included a $0.12 charge recorded at Sikorsky related to the Canadian Maritime Helicopter… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Jan-13

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Alberta Health Services moves STARS BK117 to Edmonton Airport

Alberta Health Services moves STARS BK117 to Edmonton Airport

Patients living in northern Alberta will continue to have access to rapid, reliable, and safe emergency care when the new air ambulance base is relocated to the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) in March. Alberta Health Services air ambulance operations are moving to a new 3,600 square-metre hangar at the Edmonton International Airport, immediately adjacent to… Read more »

Source: Alberta Health Services, 21-Jan-13

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Eurocopter Canada Accepting Nominations for ‘Innovation in Safety Award

Eurocopter Canada Accepting Nominations for ‘Innovation in Safety Award

Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL) will recognize outstanding achievement with its presentation of the 2nd Annual ‘Innovation in Safety Award’. This award was established as a benchmark in which to measure the advanced achievements accomplished by groups, companies, organizations or agencies in maintaining Canadian rotary wing safe flying operations, while employing an exceptional or groundbreaking approach…. Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 17-Jan-13

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Custom Helicopters loses JetRanger on collapsing ice floe

Custom Helicopters loses JetRanger on collapsing ice floe

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Jan-13

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09-Jan-13 C-GGZS Bell 206B Arviat, Canada

Helicopter landed on ice floe, which then collapsed and the helicopter sank.  Pilot rescued.  Local temperature with windchill around -50C  CADAORS 2013C0108

09-Jan-13

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Charlottetown hospital helipad lighting upgrades complete

Charlottetown hospital helipad lighting upgrades complete

Lighting upgrades on the helipad at Charlottetown’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital are now complete. It means the helipad is now available day and night. (see full story)

Source: CBC, 08-Jan-13

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CHC Safety & Quality Summit 2013 – New Pre-Summit Course

CHC Safety & Quality Summit 2013 – New Pre-Summit Course

Accident/Incident Response Preparedness  March 21-23 (2.5 days) Course Description: This course is designed for individuals who are involved in either preparing for an accident or responding to one as a representative of their organization.  It is based on the premise that accidents are relatively rare events and organizations may have little experience in dealing with them. … Read more »

Source: CHC, 07-Jan-13

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Ornge introduces new whistleblower protection policy

Ornge introduces new whistleblower protection policy

Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services is further improving accountability and transparency by introducing a whistleblower policy. “We are truly committed to continuous improvement at Ornge, and that means everyone should feel free to come forward with concerns, without fear of reprisal,” said Ron McKerlie, Interim President and CEO of Ornge. “Our… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 07-Jan-13

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Kitchener Aero STC’s Garmin G500H in EC120

Kitchener Aero STC’s Garmin G500H in EC120

Kitchener Aero Avionics (KAAV) – one of Canada’s premiere avionics and special missions modifiers – is pleased to announce another STC “first” with the completion of a “Glass-Cockpit” upgrade for the Eurocopter EC-120 helicopter. The heart of this mod is the Garmin G500H Flight Display system with Helicopter Synthetic Vision (HSVT), an Altitude Heading Reference… Read more »

Source: Kitchener Aero, 06-Jan-13

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Eurocopter Canada Newsletter – Oct/Nov/Dec 2012

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 05-Jan-13

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Paramedic union opposes helicopter service

Paramedic union opposes helicopter service

“a trauma surgeon flying around in a helicopter, but it just doesn’t sound very realistic or geared towards patient care,” says the provincial president of the Ambulance Paramedics of BC (see full story)

Source: Prince George Citizen, 04-Jan-13

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Register Update – Canada – December 2012

Register Update – Canada – December 2012

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jan-13

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Airbus Helicopters Canada – Jan/Feb/Mar 2013

Source: Airbus Helicopters Canada, 01-Jan-13

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Ornge appoints news President/CEO

Ornge appoints news President/CEO

The Board of Directors of Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Andrew McCallum, M.D., F.R.C.P(C), as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ornge. Since 2008, Dr. McCallum has been the Chief Coroner for Ontario. Prior to that he was a Regional Coroner and held… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 20-Dec-12

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Targets for H-92/CH-148 Cyclone deliveries to be missed again in 2013

Targets for H-92/CH-148 Cyclone deliveries to be missed again in 2013

Sikorsky acknowledges to a Canadian newspaper that it won’t meet its targets this year or next for delivering CH-148 Cyclone helicopters – the local designation for the military S92 (see full story)

Source: Ottawa Citizen, 19-Dec-12

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Register Update – Canada – November 2012

Register Update – Canada – November 2012

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot, 17-Dec-12

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Ornge announces new COO

Ornge announces new COO

Ornge have announced the appointment of Rob Giguere to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Giguere will oversee Aviation, Operations and the Operations Control Centre to ensure all teams are working together and moving forward to support Ornge’s focus on patient care and Ontario operations. He brings decades of experience and knowledge in… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 17-Dec-12

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STARS unveils second AW139

STARS unveils second AW139

The much-anticipated addition of the new AW139 was made official Friday when the helicopter was unveiled in the hanger at the STARS base in Edmonton. The roughly 200 guests, including donors, crew and staff, were thrilled to see the gleaming red air ambulance in person. Its purchase was made possible thanks to the generosity of… Read more »

Source: STARS, 17-Dec-12

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Replacement Cyclic Friction certified for Bell 206B, 206L and 407

Replacement Cyclic Friction certified for Bell 206B, 206L and 407

AERO Design Ltd. proudly announces Transport Canada certification of our Replacement Cyclic Friction Assembly for the Bell 206B, 206L Series, and 407, Supplemental Type Certificate SH12-59. The Replacement Cyclic Friction Assembly is a direct replacement for the original knob and shaft assembly used to tighten the cyclic friction. The replacement part removes the typical wear… Read more »

Source: Aero Design, 12-Dec-12

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Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing kicks off its 37th season

Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing kicks off its 37th season

Another season kicks off at Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing! Our guides have been out in the tenure all week, checking on the conditions and doing the final set up as we prepare to open our doors for our 37th year of operations this weekend. Today’s report confirmed 250cm of settled snow at treeline (1800 metres)… Read more »

Source: Selkirk Tangiers, 11-Dec-12

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New aerospace marketing agency has a familiar face

New aerospace marketing agency has a familiar face

Dave McGrath, a long-time marketing, communications and business development specialist in the aerospace industry announces he has joined forces with leading website development and graphic design firm, Lois Kelly Design Studio to form a new, full-service marketing and communications agency specializing in the aerospace sector. Going forward as Absolute Marketing & Communications (AMC — www.absolutemarketing.ca); the… Read more »

Source: Absolute, 05-Dec-12

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05-Dec-12 C-FRSO Robinson R44 Slave Lake, Canada (1F)

Emergency beacon activated, helicopter in forested area – sole occupant pilot Glen Freeland died in the accident. Three rescuers had to be dropped by helicopter to cut out a landing pad. CADAORS 2012C5203

05-Dec-12

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CHC to release Q2 numbers on 11th December

CHC to release Q2 numbers on 11th December

CHC Helicopter expects to release its fiscal-2013 second-quarter financial results for the period ended Oct. 31 after market close on Tuesday, Dec. 11. CHC senior leaders will discuss the company’s strategy and operating performance during a conference call and webcast on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  Members of the news media, investors… Read more »

Source: CHC, 04-Dec-12

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Heli Skiing – Easy Access – What it Means to You

Heli Skiing – Easy Access – What it Means to You

Many heli skiing operators out there are offering Easy Access, but what does that really mean? Some of the worlds best skiing is accessed only by helicopter in the remote regions of British Columbia, Canada. Heli ski lodges are spotted all over the province and some are easier to get to than others, so getting… Read more »

Source: Northern Escape Heli-Skiing, 29-Nov-12

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Helicopter Association of Canada reports on Board elections

Helicopter Association of Canada reports on Board elections

On November 5 2012 in Calgary, Jen Norie of VIH was re-elected to the HAC Board by acclamation. Only one Board position was up for re-election in Calgary. Congratulations, Jen!   There were also some changes to the Officers of the HAC Board. Teri Northcott stepped-down as the Chair of the HAC Board after two… Read more »

Source: HAC, 29-Nov-12

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Whistler Heli-Skiing offers savings package

Whistler Heli-Skiing offers savings package

To commemmorate the season opening, the company is offering a new Whistler Experience Package, including five nights’ lodging in a four-star hotel in Whistler Village (the fifth night is free of charge), three days skiing at Whistler Blackcomb, one day of heli-skiing, with access to four powder-filled runs, about 6,000 to 10,000 vertical feet. (see… Read more »

Source: Vancouver Sun, 29-Nov-12

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Transport Canada admits shortage of aviation safety inspectors

Transport Canada admits shortage of aviation safety inspectors

Transport Canada admitted Tuesday it is short of nearly 100 inspectors (see full story)

Source: Vancouver Sun, 28-Nov-12

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Telecoms company Telus passes $1M barrier in STARS donations

Telecoms company Telus passes $1M barrier in STARS donations

The Telus logo was added to the STARS helicopter in a ceremony on Wednesday morning for surpassing the $1 million mark in giving to the charity. (see full story)

25-Nov-12

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22-Nov-12 Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King Halifax, Canada

Emergency landing after hydraulic failure.  5 POB, no injuries

22-Nov-12

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Bristow S92s at Aberdeen – one out, one in

Bristow S92s at Aberdeen – one out, one in

Bristow Helicopters have had a fleet move, with one Sikorsky S92 coming in and another going out. Arriving, after being airfreighted in to Prestwick Airport during last week, G-XCII has arrived in the UK for operations on the North Sea.  The odd looking registration reflects the fact that 92 in Roman numerals is XCII. Going… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Nov-12

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19-Nov-12 C-GSQG Mosquito XE Lac Britannique, Canada

Single-seat helicopter crashed into lake and sank after pilot apparently misjudged his altitude due to the glassy surface on approach to a landing site on the edge of the lake.  Pilot rescued by his brother who was watching the approach and kayaked out to reach him.   Aircraft sank.  CADAORS 2012Q2643

19-Nov-12

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HNZ Group reports 2012 Q3 results

HNZ Group reports 2012 Q3 results

HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ.A, HNZ.B) (“the Company”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, today announced its financial and operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012. THIRD QUARTER RESULTS The Company generated revenue of $70.0 million, compared with revenue of $85.4 million in the third quarter of 2011…. Read more »

Source: HNZ Group, 13-Nov-12

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HNZ Group delares monthly dividends

HNZ Group delares monthly dividends

HNZ Group Inc. (“HNZ”) (TSX: HNZ.A, HNZ.B) announced today that its Board of Directors has declaredmonthly dividends of $0.091875 per Common Share and Variable Voting Shares, payable on each of February 15, 2013, March 15, 2013 and April 15, 2013 to holders of record at the close of business January 31, 2013, February 28, 2013… Read more »

Source: HNZ Group, 13-Nov-12

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ORNGE whistleblower sues scandal-plagued air ambulance

ORNGE whistleblower sues scandal-plagued air ambulance

A former employee of ORNGE is suing Ontario’s scandal-plagued air ambulance service, saying she was fired for helping to expose alleged wrongdoing. (see full story)

Source: Hamilton Spectator, 13-Nov-12

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SkyTrac Systems to Exhibit at ATAC AGM and Tradeshow

SkyTrac Systems to Exhibit at ATAC AGM and Tradeshow

SkyTrac Systems will exhibit at the Air Transport Association of Canada’s (ATAC) 78th Annual General Meeting and Tradeshow in Vancouver, BC from November 13-15, 2012. ATAC is the premier national gathering for operators, suppliers and government stakeholders involved in commercial aviation and flight training in Canada. SkyTrac currently works with numerous Canadian Air Transport companies,… Read more »

Source: SkyTrac Systems, 11-Nov-12

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Canadian pilot gets 10 years for flying drugs into US

Canadian pilot gets 10 years for flying drugs into US

One of the Canadian masterminds behind a massive northern border drug smuggling operation was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Wednesday for conspiracy to import marijuana. Henry Rosenau, 61, of Armstrong, British Columbia, was indicted in 2006 following a cross-border investigation dubbed “Operation Frozen Timber” led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland… Read more »

Source: US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 09-Nov-12

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Vector Aerospace reduces lighting costs

Vector Aerospace reduces lighting costs

Digital Lumens today announced that Vector Aerospace, an industry-leading provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft operators around the globe, has upgraded a 158,000-square-foot helicopter maintenance facility to the Digital Lumens Intelligent LED Lighting System. Replacing 400 Watt Metal Halide lamps, the System is saving 72% of… Read more »

Source: Digital Lumens, 07-Nov-12

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Register Update – Canada – October 2012

Register Update – Canada – October 2012

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 05-Nov-12

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Canada – North Shore Rescue hoist equipment used, but not certified

Canada – North Shore Rescue hoist equipment used, but not certified

HETS Issue Resolved! Transport Canada and Manufacturer have come to an agreement that will get HETS teams back in the air. Recently, due to the meticulous work of North Shore Rescue’s equipment officer, a serious issue relating to all the helicopter external transport system (HETS) kits in Canada was brought to light. Although this problem… Read more »

Source: North Shore News, 05-Nov-12

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Royal Inland Hospital’s new heliport unveiled

Royal Inland Hospital’s new heliport unveiled

“The opening of the new heliport at Royal Inland Hospital is good news for rural and remote communities surrounding Kamloops,” said Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake. “The new heliport will support physicians and patients living in these smaller communities by providing them with better and faster access to critical care.” The project was completed at… Read more »

Source: Interior Health, 05-Nov-12

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Saskatchewan – temporary helipad for Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert

Saskatchewan – temporary helipad for Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert

Prince Albert Parkland Health Region maintenance staff will this week begin construction of a temporary helicopter landing pad at the Victoria Hospital, to accommodate flights from the STARS helicopter ambulance service. The helicopter landing pad will be built on the triangle of grassed land just east of the southeast corner of Herb Bassett Home and… Read more »

Source: Prince Albert Parkland Health Region, 02-Nov-12

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Canadian Forces members receive International Award for Gallantry

Canadian Forces members receive International Award for Gallantry

At a ceremony in London, U.K., Canadian Forces Search and Rescue personnel received the Award of Gallantry from the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators for their heroic actions in saving the lives of two Inuit hunters stranded in icy waters near Igloolik, Nunavut, on October 27, 2011. “This award highlights the exemplary skill,… Read more »

Source: GAPAN, 02-Nov-12

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Ledcor Air to acquire Trinity Helicopters

Ledcor Air to acquire Trinity Helicopters

Ledcor Air Limited, a member of The Ledcor Group of Companies, announced today that it has entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire Trinity Helicopters Limited, based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. “We are hopeful that following a confirmatory due diligence period, a definitive purchase and sale agreement will be concluded. The effective date of… Read more »

Source: Ledcor Group, 31-Oct-12

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STARS expanding flight hours in Manitoba

STARS expanding flight hours in Manitoba

We understand the importance of the life-saving service that STARS provides and the need for this vital assistance to be available 24/7 (see full story)

Source: Winnipeg Sun, 29-Oct-12

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Prism Helicopters achieves Medallion Foundation Safety Award

Prism Helicopters achieves Medallion Foundation Safety Award

Recognizing excellence in aviation safety, Prism Helicopters, Inc. has been honored by Alaska Gov. Parnell as the first helicopter-only commercial operator in Alaska to achieve a Medallion Shield. “We are happy to have accomplished this hallmark in aviation safety,” said Mark Stigar, president of Prism Helicopters, Inc. “We’ve worked hard to achieve the Medallion Foundation Shield –… Read more »

Source: Medallion Foundation, 18-Oct-12

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18-Oct-12 C-FBHV Bell 206L British Columbia, Canada

Loud bang heard with an associated yaw to the right and loss of power. An autorotative landing was carried out into a nearby stream. The pilot and 1 passenger were uninjured.  CADAORS ref 2012P1768

18-Oct-12

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18-Oct-12 Robinson R44 Innisfail, Canada

Two people uninjured when helicopter crashed at Innisfail Airport, 120 miles N of Calgary.  Helicopter was approx 6m altitude on take off.  CADAORS ref 2012C4679

18-Oct-12

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13-Oct-12 Logan Lake, Canada

Helicopter made emergency landing on the Coquihalla Highway

13-Oct-12

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Vector Aerospace appoints VP of Sales and Marketing

Vector Aerospace appoints VP of Sales and Marketing

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services, Inc. (Vector), one of the world’s leading independent providers of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for rotary wing aircraft is pleased to announce that Chris McDowell has joined the Helicopter Services North America team as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Chris has extensive experience in the MRO industry as… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 12-Oct-12

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Canadian offshore workers petition against night flights

Canadian offshore workers petition against night flights

Workers at the Hibernia and Terra Nova oil fields are circulating petitions against a resumption of helicopter flights at night, just as the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board reviews a report saying conditions have improved enough to make the flights safe and practical. (See full story)

Source: CBC, 12-Oct-12

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Canada renegotiating H-92 contract with Sikorsky

Canada renegotiating H-92 contract with Sikorsky

Senior officials at Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., maker of the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter, recently told financial analysts the company is bargaining with Canada’s Dept of Public Works to “reach agreement on an alternative contractual solution” for the troubled program, already five years behind schedule. (see full story)

12-Oct-12

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Register Update – Canada – September 2012

Register Update – Canada – September 2012

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 11-Oct-12

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AgustaWestland marks 10 years of AW101 with Royal Canadian Air Force

AgustaWestland marks 10 years of AW101 with Royal Canadian Air Force

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that its fleet of AW101 (formerly EH101) “Cormorant” search and rescue helicopters has achieved dual milestones of 10 years active service with the Royal Canadian Air Force and 50,000 operating hours. “Canada’s Cormorants are the benchmark for AW101s around the world,” said Jeremy Tracy, AgustaWestland’s Head of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Oct-12

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Canadian report recommends return to offshore night flights

Canadian report recommends return to offshore night flights

A report on night flights by helicopters in the offshore oil industry recommends a return to transporting workers to and from offshore drilling facilities during night time hours. (see full story)

10-Oct-12

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CHC prices private offering of US$200M senior secured notes due 2020

CHC prices private offering of US$200M senior secured notes due 2020

CHC Helicopter (“CHC” or “the Company”) announced today that it has priced a private offering that is exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), of an additional US$200 million aggregate principal amount of its 9.250% Senior Secured Notes due 2020 (the “Notes”). Other than with respect to… Read more »

Source: CHC, 07-Oct-12

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Invermere and District Hospital helipad recertified

Invermere and District Hospital helipad recertified

INVERMERE-Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett, Kootenay East Regional Hospital District Chair John Kettle, Invermere Mayor Gerry Taft, and Interior Health representatives officially reopened the Invermere and District Hospital’s heliport recently. “The completion of the heliport project is great news for the community and the Invermere and District Hospital,” said Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett. “Our… Read more »

Source: Interior Health, 07-Oct-12

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