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Eagle Pass Heliskiing Perfects the ‘New Wave’ in Heliskiing by Utilizing New Technology

Eagle Pass Heliskiing Perfects the ‘New Wave’ in Heliskiing by Utilizing New Technology

In order to increase the level of safety, Eagle Pass Heliskiing is taking advantage of new technologies and development, supplying each participant with a ‘SnowPulse Lifebag’ inflatable backpack. This device represents a revolution in Avalanche safety technology.

Source: Eagle Pass Heliskiing, 01-Oct-09

Eagle Pass Heliskiing and Mustang Powder Combine Forces

British Columbia’s Eagle Pass Heliskiing and Mustang Powder snowcat skiing have joined forces for combined packages to ski and ride deep Monashee powder this winter.

Source: First Track Online, 01-Oct-09

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Vector responds to IMP Group press release and announces Can$45M equity financing

The special committee of independent directors formed in response to the IMP Group proposal does not believe that the partial insider bid, as currently proposed by IMP Group, is in the best interest of the Corporation

Source: Vector Aerospace, 30-Sep-09

SkyTrac Systems Appoints Major Stephen Fuhr to Key Leadership Role

SkyTrac Systems Appoints Major Stephen Fuhr to Key Leadership Role

SkyTrac Systems is pleased to announce that Major Stephen Fuhr (retired), formally of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has joined SkyTrac’s executive team as Vice President and Director of Business Development. Working closely with the President and CEO, Fuhr will lead and manage the growth of SkyTrac’s business development activities worldwide.

Source: SkyTrac Systems, 30-Sep-09

Ornge chooses Aerolite Medical Interiors for new Fleet of AW139s

Aerolite announced that it had received an order for ten medical interiors for Agusta Westland AW139 helicopters from Ornge, Canada’s leading provider of transport medicine services.

Source: RotorNews, 29-Sep-09

Eurocopter Canada and BCIT announce a new specialized training program

Eurocopter Canada Limited and the British Columbia Institute of Technology announced a Memorandum of Understanding today that will see the future development of a specialized training program in airframe and engine maintenance.

Source: BCIT, 28-Sep-09

Blackcomb Aviation Names Sacha McLean AS CEO

This appointment follows the successful expansion of Blackcomb Aviation from a group of distinguished independent aviation companies into a medium sized business operating under a single management team.

Source: Blackcomb Aviation, 25-Sep-09

Major Helicopter Purchase Lands Important Work in Canada

Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley, on behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, today announced that The Boeing Company has awarded a contract to Avcorp Industries Inc. for the nose enclosure and sub-assemblies in support of 400 Boeing CH-147 Chinook helicopters, including 15 Boeing CH-147 Chinook helicopters purchased by the Government… Read more »

Source: Industry Canada, 25-Sep-09

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Niagara Helicopters’ President and Chief Pilot, Nominated for Aviator of the Year

Ruedi Hafen, President and Chief Pilot of Niagara Helicopters has been nominated under Aviator of the Year for his daring rescue of the man who went over Niagara Falls this past March 11, 2009.

Source: Niagara Helicopters, 25-Sep-09

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AgustaWestland And Heli-One Sign Repair & Overhaul Agreement

AgustaWestland And Heli-One Sign Repair & Overhaul Agreement

AgustaWestland announces it has signed an agreement with Heli-One for the establishment of a Repair & Overhaul Centre in Vancouver, Canada. Under this agreement the Centre will provide repair and overhaul services for the AW139 fleet of the CHC Helicopter group of companies as well as for 3rd party AW139 operators.

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Sep-09

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23-Sep-09 C-…. Sikorsky S92 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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DART Helicopter Services Announces TC Approval of Safety Enhancement Kits for Medium Bell Models

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada approval for their Safety Enhancement Kits for the Medium Bell aircraft model types.

Source: Vertical, 22-Sep-09

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Yellow helicopter stolen from Sorel-Tracy, Quebec

Provincial police are still looking for a bright-yellow helicopter that was stolen in broad daylight Friday in Sorel-Tracy, about an hour’s drive northeast of Montreal.

Source: Montreal Gazette, 21-Sep-09

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21-Sep-09 N97CP Robinson R22 Brampton, Ontario, Canada (1F)

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French host CSAR training exercise

CSAR units from across Europe have gathered at Cazaux airbase in South West France for a Combined Joint Personnel Recovery Standardisation Course.

Source: Rotorhub, 18-Sep-09

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Newfoundland Premier calls on feds to set up SAR helicopter unit at St. John’s

Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams called on Ottawa on Tuesday to immediately establish a search and rescue presence in St. John’s, days after a fishing boat sank off the province’s coast, killing at least one crewman.

Source: MetroNews, 18-Sep-09

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HeliJet crew sniffs out pot shipment

Victoria police arrested a man trying to smuggle marijuana into Victoria via a HeliJet from Vancouver Friday.  The crew on the aircraft noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from some black duffel bags.

Source: Times Colonist, 17-Sep-09

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Edmonton’s new police helicopter unveiled

The Edmonton Police Service’s newest member of its flight operations unit went to work right after its unveiling ceremony Wednesday where it was made welcomed by police Chief Mike Boyd and other civic officials.

Source: Edmonton Journal, 10-Sep-09

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Winnipeg Police Service “could have a helicopter as early as 2010”

The author of a 2002 study into a police helicopter for Winnipeg is willing to do it all over again, but this time he’d like a reply.  Kim Hards, a quality assurance manager for an Alberta helicopter company, said recently he’s willing to put together another report, but only if the Winnipeg Police Service is… Read more »

Source: Winnipeg Free Press, 08-Sep-09

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Canadian registered crop-sprayer violates Washington DC restricted airspace

The helicopter, tail number C-GKCW, landed at a regional airport in Leesburg, Va., after the intrusion. The aircraft is a Bell 206L Long Ranger equipped with spraying bars used for agricultural crop dusting. The helicopter is operated by Sunrise Helicopters, Inc.

Source: Examiner, 05-Sep-09

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6th Annual Bragg Creek Benefit Dinner for STARS

The 6th Annual Bragg Creek Benefit Dinner for STARS is taking place September 12, 2009 at the Bragg Creek Community Centre. Tickets are $75 per person, or $600 for a table for eight

Source: STARS, 03-Sep-09

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Erickson Air-Crane Helitankers Dampen Wildfires from Southern California and Canada to Europe and Down Under

The summer of 2009 has been another season fighting inferno for Erickson Air-Crane, manufacturer of the world-renowned Helitanker and heavy-lift helicopters

Source: Vertical, 02-Sep-09

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CMH Heli-Skiing Announces Sale on High Season Ski Trips to BC’s Kootenay Mountains

CMH Heli-Skiing is offering the most cost-effective way to reach the deep powder slopes of the Selkirk and Monashee ranges of British Columbia. The rate for an all-inclusive heli-ski trip to CMH Kootenay is only $975 CAD per day – but only for those who book before September 15, 2009

Source: CMH Heli-Skiing, 02-Sep-09

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Winter Olympic security may ground airlines, heliskiers

The Olympic rings have a whole new meaning for helicopter and small aircraft operators in the Sea to Sky corridor.  That’s because airspace security during February’s Olympics is laid out in rings like the ripples on a pond and many aviators say the rings are making it all but impossible to carry on with business.

Source: Pique, 28-Aug-09

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Robson Helimagic Launches New Website and Facebook Page

Robson Helimagic introduces their new website which contains information on helicopter tours, winter heli ski, Valemount weather conditions, ski rental rates, sightseeing tours, bus tours and need to know information. Join their Facebook group “Robson Helimagic Inc.” to see what a real Canadian Rockies tour is all about.

Source: Robson Helimagic, 28-Aug-09

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River City Choppers Announces “Flight Authority” from TC for EC120 Equipped with FLIR EVS3

The system uses a 2.9 lb thermal imaging camera complimented by “FLIGHT DISPLAY SYSTEMS” FD90AID-HMT 5 inch LCD display.

Source: Vertical, 26-Aug-09

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STARS too slow for area rescues

A new helicopter at STARS Air Ambulance might be bigger, faster and have the range to travel into southeastern Alberta, but according to the MedicAir Society it isn’t fast enough.

Source: Medicine Hat News, 24-Aug-09

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New Canadian Navy H-92 falls short of endurance requirement for flight time

he Canadian officer who will oversee the first flights of Canada’s new fleet of navy helicopters next year says the choppers currently can’t pass an endurance test that requires them to fly for nearly three hours in extreme conditions.

Source: Canadian Press, 21-Aug-09

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New STARS AW139 too big for helipad

The possible grounding of a Medicine Hat helicopter medivac service will leave STARS as the lone service for southern Alberta. MedicAir announced that funding problems could leave them grounded by the end of the month. But even though STARS is available, without the expansion of the helipad at the Brooks Health Centre, their days of… Read more »

Source: Brooks Bulletin, 21-Aug-09

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Dart Announces TC Approval for AKV’s Dual Engine Cycle Counter for the BK117

Dart Announces TC Approval for AKV’s Dual Engine Cycle Counter for the BK117

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, AKV Inc. has received Transport Canada approval for their Dual Engine Cycle Counters for all of the BK117 series helicopters. FAA approval has been previously received. EASA and CASA approvals are pending.

Source: RotorNews, 20-Aug-09

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Canadian Helicopters Reports 2009 Second Quarter Results

Canadian Helicopters Reports 2009 Second Quarter Results

Source: Canadian Helicopters, 16-Aug-09

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Canadian Helicopters Income Fund declares monthly distribution

Canadian Helicopters Income Fund declares monthly distribution

Canadian Helicopters Income Fund announced today its monthly distribution covering the period of August 1 to 31, 2009

Source: Canadian Helicopters, 15-Aug-09

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B.C. helicopter schools hope to weed out drug smugglers

A Kelowna helicopter school is considering criminal record checks on potential students after a recent trainee pleaded guilty in the U.S. to using his new skill for cross-border drug smuggling.

Source: Vancouver Sun, 14-Aug-09

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Helicopters becoming easy way to smuggle drugs

Colin Martin was on bail, appealing his sentence for leading a U.S.-Canada drug conspiracy involving aircraft. But he was still able to obtain three helicopters, two of which ended up being flown by drug smugglers.

Source: KVAL, 14-Aug-09

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Follow STARS air ambulance on Twitter

Media and the public can now receive ongoing updates about STARS missions, events and general news by following the new “STARSambulance” Twitter account.

Source: STARS, 14-Aug-09

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2010 Winter Olympic Games Inspire Heli Skiing Packages in Top British Columbia Ski Destination

Robson HeliMagic prepares for the Olympic Winter games with Olympic Heli Ski Packages in anticipation of the interest in Canadian Rockies experiences throughout the games and beyond

Source: Robson HeliMagic, 14-Aug-09

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14-Aug-09 C-GTKE Bell B212 between Lillooet and Lytton, Canada (1F)

14-Aug-09 C-GTKE Bell B212 between Lillooet and Lytton, Canada

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Profile: Durham Regional Police Service “Air 1” unit

Source: News Durham Region, 13-Aug-09

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Cougar S92 inquiry to hear victims’ families

Source: CBC, 13-Aug-09

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Vector Aerospace announces transition of Breeze Eastern product support

Vector Aerospace Corporation wishes to inform its customers and affected operators that they once again have a Canadian support alternative for Breeze Eastern Corporation products.

Source: Vertical, 11-Aug-09

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Boeing Receives $1.15B Contract for 15 Canadian Chinooks

Source: Boeing, 11-Aug-09

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05-Aug-09 C-GVQQ Enstrom F28C Mont-Laurier, Quebec, Canada (2F)

5-Aug-09 C-GVQQ Enstrom F28C Mont-Laurier, Quebec, Canada

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04-Aug-09 C-GNYT Robinson R44 Nahanni Butte, NWT, Canada (2F)

4-Aug-09 C-GNYT Robinson R44 Nahanni Butte, NWT, Canada

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Pilot My-Cast℠ by Garmin Coming to the iPhone™ and iPod Touch® for US, Canadian subscribers

iPhone and iPod Touch users can soon download Pilot My-Cast by Garmin, a premier cell phone application that provides critical aviation weather data, flight planning and flight filing services to U.S. and Canadian based subscribers.

Source: Garmin, 31-Jul-09

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Dead teen’s parents win right to sue for slow dispatch of air ambulance

Source: Toronto Star, 30-Jul-09

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Bell Helicopter cuts 150 more workers at its Quebec plant amid weak demand

Source: Canadian Business, 24-Jul-09

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22-Jul-09 C-FKAJ Robinson R44 Creston, BC, Canada (1F)

22-Jul-09 C-FKAJ Robinson R44 Creston, BC, Canada

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17-Jul-09 C-GNLK Bell B206L Nunavik, Canada (1F)

17-Jul-09 C-GNLK Bell B206L Nunavik, Canada

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Canadian Helicopters Income Fund Declares Monthly Distribution

Canadian Helicopters Income Fund Declares Monthly Distribution

Source: Canadian Helicopters, 15-Jul-09

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Niagara Helicopters Announces Special Offer for Niagara Falls GO Train Visitors

Source: Niagara Helicopters, 15-Jul-09

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Alberta health board CEO admits helipad error

Source: Calgary Herald, 15-Jul-09

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Transport Canada refutes non-compliance claims over Alberta EMS helipads

Source: Alberta Local News, 12-Jul-09

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Canada reaches deal on 16 additional Chinooks

Source: National Post, 10-Jul-09

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Helijet’s Daniel Sitnam named Pacific finalist for 2009 Entrepreneur Of The Year

Source: Ernst & Young, 09-Jul-09

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Mining drives expansion at Ontario operator Forest Helicopters

Source: Northern Ontario Business, 08-Jul-09

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STARS issues message to Alberta regarding emergency helipads

Source: STARS, 06-Jul-09

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Transport Canada Grants Additional STC for ALERTS System

Source: Vertical, 01-Jul-09

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Unspecified safety concerns behind Alberta helipad closures

Source: Calgary Herald, 01-Jul-09

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Edmonton Police Service take delivery of their second Eurocopter EC120

Edmonton Police Service take delivery of their second Eurocopter EC120

“The addition of this helicopter to our fleet is a resource multiplier,” says Staff Sargeant Dave Berry of the EPS. “We can be on site faster, increase the speed and efficiency of investigations and provide better support for our officers on the ground, especially during pursuit situations.”

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 01-Jul-09

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Gander mayor hopes Heli-One layoffs will be short-lived

Source: CBC, 30-Jun-09

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TC regulations temporarily close Edmonton’s Royal Alexandra Hospital helipad

Source: Calgary Herald, 30-Jun-09

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Police helicopter for Winnipeg looking likely to be approved

Source: Winnipeg Sun, 24-Jun-09

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TSB Canada issues an investigation update on S-92 accident

Source: TSB, 19-Jun-09

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Heli-One Composites plans to avoid layoffs

Source: Gander Beacon, 19-Jun-09

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FAA orders flight manual change after crash off Newfoundland

Source: CBC, 19-Jun-09

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TransCanada Orders Three AW119 Ke Helicopters

TransCanada Orders Three AW119 Ke Helicopters

TransCanada’s ANR Pipeline Company, has ordered a total of three AW119s plus options to support offshore operations in the Gulf of Mexico

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Jun-09

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Efficient Helicopter Hangars Move Air with Big Ass Fans

Source: Helicopters Magazine, 17-Jun-09

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Eurocopter and National Research Council Canada Sign Cooperation Agreement at Paris Air Show

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 16-Jun-09

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15-Jun-09 C-GAPJ Bell B204 Easterville, Man, Canada

15-Jun-09 C- Bell B204 Easterville, Man, Canada

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Canadian Helicopters Income Fund Declares Monthly Distribution

Canadian Helicopters Income Fund Declares Monthly Distribution

Source: Canadian Helicopters, 12-Jun-09

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Cougar helicopter rescuers given lifesaving honours

Source: CBC, 11-Jun-09

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Precision Aviation Group adds VP & General Manager for Canadian Division

Source: Vertical, 10-Jun-09

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Hunting the hunters: HMCS Winnipeg continues to disrupt piracy with Sea Kings

Source: Rotorhub, 05-Jun-09

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4-Jun-09 C-FYNP Bell B206L Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada

4-Jun-09 C- Bell B206 Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada

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Helijet relaunches website

Source: Helijet, 02-Jun-09

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