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CMH Heli-Skiing signs MoU with Shuswap Indian Band

CMH Heli-Skiing signs MoU with Shuswap Indian Band

The Shuswap Indian Band, an aboriginal community located in Invermere, B.C. and CMH, the world’s first heli-skiing and heli-hiking operator, announced today that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to enhance information sharing and cross-cultural understanding, and develop environmental stewardship and community-based initiatives within Southeastern British Columbia’s East Kootenay region. The MoU… Read more »

Source: Shuswap Indian Band, 24-Feb-16

Bell cuts 200 more jobs at Mirabel

Bell cuts 200 more jobs at Mirabel

Bell has announced today its decision to reduce the workforce further at its plant at Mirabel in Canada by 200 next month, following a reduction by 50 in December, 300 in spring 2015 and a further 150 back in summer 2014.  The latest 200 will be across both production and administrative functions. Looking to the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Feb-16

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First class of Canadian Chinook aircrews graduates

First class of Canadian Chinook aircrews graduates

During a ceremony held today at Garrison Petawawa, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) formally graduated its first class of CH-147F Chinook helicopter aircrews who took part in the new, comprehensive Field Trials Course. Photos of the event will be available for download at www.cae.com/photos. A total of ten RCAF CH-147 Chinook aircrew – six… Read more »

Source: CAE, 09-Feb-16

Erickson renews another logging contract

Erickson renews another logging contract

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, has renewed a longstanding contract for aerial timber harvesting with Vancouver-based Western Forest Products (WFP), one of the largest lumber producers in Canada. This is Erickson’s second timber harvesting contract renewal this year. Last month, the company renewed a separate timber harvesting contract with Helifor… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 08-Feb-16

06-Feb-16 C-???? Eurocopter EC120 Toronto, Canada

The privately-registered Eurocopter EC-120B helicopter was on a local VFR flight from Toronto Billy Bishop/Toronto City Centre Airport, ON (CYTZ). The helicopter was being flown in circuits at Brampton Airport, ON (CNC3) when it experienced a loss of power. The helicopter crashed near the southern end of the airport property. Two (2) souls on board… Read more »

06-Feb-16

Register Update – Canada – January 2016

Register Update – Canada – January 2016

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… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 01-Feb-16

Erickson renews British Columbia S64 timber contract for fifth time

Erickson renews British Columbia S64 timber contract for fifth time

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, has renewed a contract with Canadian aerial heavy lift company Helifor Canada (“Helifor”), a subsidiary of Columbia Helicopters, to continue providing aerial timber harvesting services in British Columbia and western Canada. The contract is the fifth renewal with Helifor and provides for year-round services with… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 01-Feb-16

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

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PEI hospital helipad closed for night flights for 9 months so far

PEI hospital helipad closed for night flights for 9 months so far

The helipad at Prince County Hospital in Summerside has been closed to night flights since Transport Canada made the recommendation in April 2015, CBC News has learned. See Full Story

Source: CBC News, 25-Jan-16

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Guardian Mobility announces new dealership in Toronto

Guardian Mobility announces new dealership in Toronto

Guardian Mobility Inc. (GMI), a Knowmadics company, today announced that it has appointed Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) as an authorized dealer. Under this agreement MC2 will add GMI’s Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) solutions to their list of services available to customers. The agreement includes the entire set of Aircraft Business Intelligence solutions developed and brought… Read more »

Source: Guardian Mobility, 25-Jan-16

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STARS prepares for CAMTS accreditation audit

STARS prepares for CAMTS accreditation audit

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) will conduct a site visit of the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) on Feb. 22 and 23, 2016. STARS has been accredited by CAMTS since 1998 with renewal occurring every three years. CAMTS accreditation standards deal with standards of patient care and safety in the… Read more »

Source: STARS, 22-Jan-16

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20-Jan-16 C-GOFH Bell 206L-1 Twin Lakes Camp, Canada

The Custom Helicopters Bell 206L-1, C-GOFH, was hovering prior to touchdown at a remote camp in north eastern Manitoba when an unsecured canvas portion of a Quonset hut was blown into the rotor disc. The aircraft landed without further incident. The helicopter sustained damage to one rotor blade and will remain on location pending inspection… Read more »

20-Jan-16

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New President at Pratt & Whitney as Adams retires

New President at Pratt & Whitney as Adams retires

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) today announced the appointment of Robert Leduc as President of Pratt & Whitney. Leduc, who most recently served UTC as President of Sikorsky Aircraft prior to its sale, succeeds Paul R. Adams, who is retiring at the end of February. Adams and Leduc will work over the next weeks to… Read more »

Source: UTC, 15-Jan-16

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Winnipeg hospital rooftop helipad to open this spring

Winnipeg hospital rooftop helipad to open this spring

A new helipad slated to open this spring at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg is expected to speed up helicopter transport times by as much as half an hour. The opening of the helipad located atop the new Diagnostic Centre for Excellence building will allow the Shock and Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) air ambulance helicopter… Read more »

Source: HSC, 14-Jan-16

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Great Slave Helicopters reduce engineer hours by 40%

Great Slave Helicopters reduce engineer hours by 40%

Great Slave Helicopters has reduced the work hours of 23 of its 56 employees in the Northwest Territories in response to the continued slowdown of the mining and oil and gas sectors. See Full story

Source: CBC News, 14-Jan-16

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Maxcraft Avionics adds support contract specialist to team

Maxcraft Avionics adds support contract specialist to team

Maxcraft Avionics Ltd, a leading avionics facility in Canada, announced today that they are pleased to welcome Mitchell Chiang to the Maxcraft team. Mitchell has decades of experience in the business and commercial segments of aviation and has been focusing on avionics support contract sales. He has strong connections with key players in the YVR… Read more »

Source: Maxcraft Avionics, 06-Jan-16

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What About Heli-Snowshoeing?

What About Heli-Snowshoeing?

The helicopter didn’t so much take off as sling itself high into the blue skies above Canada mountain country, halfway between Calgary and Banff. See Full Story

Source: C N Traveler, 06-Jan-16

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Ornge pilots testing NVGs

Ornge pilots testing NVGs

The pilots who fly Ornge’s air ambulance helicopters may soon have a new skill to guide them through the skies — the ability to see in the dark. See Full Story

Source: The Hamilton Spectator, 06-Jan-16

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Register Update – Canada – December 2015

Register Update – Canada – December 2015

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… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 04-Jan-16

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Canadian man pleads guilty in helicopter drug-smuggling case

Canadian man pleads guilty in helicopter drug-smuggling case

A Canadian man pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge Monday for his involvement in a ring that used low-flying helicopters to smuggle cocaine and marijuana across the U.S. border in 2008 and 2009. See Full Story

Source: Kiro 7, 16-Dec-15

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Canadian Helicopters aircraft seized after illegal hunting complaint

Canadian Helicopters aircraft seized after illegal hunting complaint

The provincial government has confirmed that a tip from the public about an illegal big game hunt using an aircraft has led to the seizure of a helicopter from a Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro facility near Bishop’s Falls. See Full Story

Source: CBC News, 16-Dec-15

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Lack of visual clues was key contributor to Canadian Bo105 accident

Lack of visual clues was key contributor to Canadian Bo105 accident

In its investigation report (A13H0002) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that a strong probability of a lack of visual cues to judge altitude led to the fatal September 2013 crash of a Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm BO 105 helicopter in the M’Clure Strait, Northwest Territories. On 9 September 2013,… Read more »

Source: TSB, 09-Dec-15

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Ornge and STARS collaborate on snowmobile safety initiative

Ornge and STARS collaborate on snowmobile safety initiative

– STARS and Ornge air ambulance services are partnering to raise awareness of snowmobile safety in an effort to reduce snowmobile related injuries and fatalities in Canada this winter season. The partnership marks the first time two air ambulance services in Canada have jointly promoted safe riding. Since 2013, Ornge has transported more than 140… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 09-Dec-15

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Register by year end for 2016 CHC Safety and Quality Summit discount

Register by year end for 2016 CHC Safety and Quality Summit discount

CHC Helicopter is offering discounts for early registration to the 12th annual CHC Safety and Quality Summit, one of the world’s premier aviation-safety conferences. Early bird registration for the 2016 CHC Safety and Quality Summit is open now until Dec. 31. During that period, enrolling in the April 04-06 conference costs C$1085 plus tax –… Read more »

Source: CHC, 07-Dec-15

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Register Update – Canada – November 2015

Register Update – Canada – November 2015

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… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 02-Dec-15

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Northern Lights Regional Health Centre helipad delayed again

Northern Lights Regional Health Centre helipad delayed again

The construction of a helipad on the roof of the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre is delayed again. See Full Story

Source: Fortmcmurray Today, 30-Nov-15

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Bell prepares to fly 300th 429

Bell prepares to fly 300th 429

Bell has reached a point at the factory in Mirabel, Canada, that it has now registered the 300th 429.  This likely means the aircraft is close to manufacture completion and start on the flight test phase. Serial #57300 will carry the local test registration C-FLZC.  There is no indication at this stage which customer has… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-15

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New 104,000 sq ft Vector facility in Langley targeted for January completion

New 104,000 sq ft Vector facility in Langley targeted for January completion

Construction of a new Vector Aerospace helicopter repair facility at Langley airport is underway. See Full Story

Source: The Langley Times, 20-Nov-15

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STARS and NJ State Police sign long-term AW139 training contracts

STARS and NJ State Police sign long-term AW139 training contracts

AgustaWestland announced today that long term training service contracts have been signed with customers operating AW139 intermediate twin helicopters in the United States and Canada. Signing a five year training contract, helicopter emergency medical services provider STARS, operating three AW139s throughout Western Canada, is extending its agreement with AgustaWestland to provide recurrent training for its… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Nov-15

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BC Hydro wins Safety Innovation award

BC Hydro wins Safety Innovation award

BC Hydro has been awarded the 2015 Airbus Helicopters Canada “Innovation in Safety” Award for their dedicated and collaborative approach to ensuring many years of safe operations. This award is presented to a nominee or organization whose business initiatives have demonstrated a great impact on the overall goal of safe flying operations, including skill development,… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-Nov-15

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Precision Heliparts Canada signs 5 year contract with Coast to Coast Helicopters

Precision Heliparts Canada signs 5 year contract with Coast to Coast Helicopters

Precision Heliparts Canada (PHP-C), a Precision Aviation Group Company (PAG), located in Vancouver, Canada, announced today that the company has signed a five-year repair, overhaul, and supply chain agreement with Coast to Coast Helicopters. “Coast to Coast is one of the largest and most highly respected operators not only in Canada, but also throughout the… Read more »

Source: PAG, 16-Nov-15

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Alpine Aerotech provides floor protectors for Canadian Coast Guard Bell 429s

Alpine Aerotech provides floor protectors for Canadian Coast Guard Bell 429s

Alpine Aerotech proudly introduces the new Cabin and Cargo Floor Protection Kits for the Bell 429 Aircraft, constructed from high-quality impact, wear and heat resistant material to protect the cabin and cargo floor from damage. Cabin and Cargo Floor Protection Kits for the Bell 429 Aircraft are very light, easy to install and maintain. The… Read more »

Source: Alpine Aerotech, 16-Nov-15

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Calgary hospital helipad named after STARS founder

Calgary hospital helipad named after STARS founder

The heliport at Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) will be officially named the Dr. Gregory Powell Helipad in recognition of Dr. Powell’s role as founder of STARS air ambulance and the STARS Foundation, and his exemplary service over a 35-year career. Since retiring as STARS President and CEO in March 2012, Dr. Powell continues to volunteer… Read more »

Source: Alberta Health Services, 12-Nov-15

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Cascade Valley Hospital builds helipad

Cascade Valley Hospital builds helipad

Local patients in critical condition will soon be able to be airlifted to Cascade Valley Hospital instead of taking ambulances there.See full story.

Source: North County Outlook, 12-Nov-15

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JSSI to Present at HAC 2015 in Vancouver

JSSI to Present at HAC 2015 in Vancouver

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, will be participating in a Product Presentation Forum at this year’s Helicopter Association of Canada (HAC) Convention and Trade show, November 14-15, 2015 at the Vancouver Convention Center. The JSSI presentation will highlight the benefits that hourly… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 12-Nov-15

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Latitude Technologies Exhibiting at HAC 2015

Latitude Technologies Exhibiting at HAC 2015

Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data management, flight following, and Satcom solutions for helicopter operators, will be showcasing Latitude’s complete product family at the Helicopter Association of Canada’s 20th Annual Convention and Trade Show in Vancouver, November 13-15, at Booth #409.  The Latitude sales team will be at the Latitude booth meeting… Read more »

Source: Latitude, 12-Nov-15

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Ramm Aerospace expands into helicopter interiors

Ramm Aerospace expands into helicopter interiors

RAMM Aerospace is now offering quality upholstery, soft goods, cabinetry and custom solutions to the helicopter industry. Several helicopter operators have already benefitted from the products and services offered by RAMM Aerospace. Focusing on the unresolved needs of helicopter operators has lead RAMM to several new product development opportunities. “Our core capabilities and everything that… Read more »

Source: RAMM Aerospace, 11-Nov-15

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Heli ski application bordering Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park denied

Heli ski application bordering Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park denied

The Ministry of Forests has denied Kootenay Heli-Ski Inc.’s tenure application to operate a daily heli-ski operation on 14,666 acres of crown land in the Selkirk mountains bordering portions of Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park.See full story.

Source: Nelson Star, 11-Nov-15

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VIH Aerospace Exhibiting at HAC 2015

VIH Aerospace Exhibiting at HAC 2015

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services is exhibiting at the Helicopter Association Canada 2015 Conference (BOOTH # 618) in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada from November 13-15, 2015. Arne Arneson, General Manager of VIH Aerospace explains that 2015 has been a banner year for business… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 11-Nov-15

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Helipad from day one at new Saskatchewan hospital

Helipad from day one at new Saskatchewan hospital

A new hospital has officially opened in Moose Jaw that features a helicopter pad, a hyperbaric chamber and the first permanent MRI scanner outside Regina and Saskatoon. See Full Story

Source: CTV News, 09-Nov-15

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Register Update – Canada – October 2015

Register Update – Canada – October 2015

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… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 01-Nov-15

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Pacific Pilotage Authority issues RFP for pilot transfers by helicopter

Pacific Pilotage Authority issues RFP for pilot transfers by helicopter

The Pacific Pilotage Authority, based in the Canadian city of Vancouver, placed an advertisement in the Vancouver Sun on Saturday 31st October seeking expressions of interest from operators interested in providing “helicopter hoisting services for marine pilot transfers”.  The location was given as the “British Columbai Southern Coastal Region”. Interested parties can request an RFP… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Nov-15

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Garmin adds Canada to Obstacle Database Coverage

Garmin adds Canada to Obstacle Database Coverage

Garmin is pleased to announce expanded availability of our comprehensive obstacle database to now include Canada for select Garmin portables and certified avionics. Man-made structures such as towers that are greater than 200 feet AGL are included within this database. Additionally, an obstacle database tailored to helicopter operators includes man-made structures that are greater than… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 30-Oct-15

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Cougar Helicopters launches SAR suit

Cougar Helicopters launches SAR suit

Cougar Helicopters, the company that brings workers back and forth to offshore oil facilities, is showing off its latest search and rescue suits. See Full Story

Source: CBC, 27-Oct-15

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CMH Heli-Skiing Unveils 2015/16 Ambassador Trips

CMH Heli-Skiing Unveils 2015/16 Ambassador Trips

CMH announced today that big mountain skier, Chris Benchetler, will join CMH Heli-Skiing as trip ambassador at CMH Cariboos, December 17-22, 2015. The California-based skier, who is a fixture in ski films and boasts his own pro model ski with Atomic, “The Bent_Chetler,” will experience the deliciously deep mountains of B.C.’s Cariboo region alongside CMH… Read more »

Source: CMH, 27-Oct-15

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27-Oct-15 C-GIFY Bell 206 Kinley, Canada (1F)

1976 Bell 206 crashed into a farm field after reporting severe icing.  En route from Calgary to Saskatoon

27-Oct-15

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New helipad opened closer to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon

New helipad opened closer to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon

STARS and the Saskatoon Health Region (SHR) are now able to transport emergency patients faster, thanks to a new temporary medical helicopter landing pad on the University of Saskatchewan campus. See Full Story

Source: Global News, 26-Oct-15

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Kitchener Aero increases Helicopter Helmet Sales and Service

Kitchener Aero increases Helicopter Helmet Sales and Service

Kitchener Aero Avionics (KAAV) – is one of Canada’s premiere avionics sales, service, design and special missions modifiers. The firm is also well respected for their long-time sales and service support for the Gentex line of aviation flight helmets. KAAV are pleased to announce the recent addition of the full ALPHA product line to their… Read more »

Source: Kitchener Aero, 26-Oct-15

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22-Oct-15 C-FOHE MD Helicopters MD500D Paynton, Canada (2F)

A 55-year-old male pilot from Campbell River, B.C., and a 35-year-old male passenger from Prince Albert, Sask., were the only 2 POB when it crashed. They were pronounced dead at the scene.  Helicopter was contracted by electric utility SaskPower to access and repair power poles and struck a powerline causing the aircraft to crash.  Post crash… Read more »

22-Oct-15

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Port Metro Vancouver donates IR camera to North Shore Rescue

Port Metro Vancouver donates IR camera to North Shore Rescue

Port Metro Vancouver has donated a specialized infrared camera to North Shore Rescue. When required by North Shore Rescue the camera will be mounted to a helicopter and used as a tool to help locate missing people in challenging terrain. The camera, a SeaFlir II-C stabilized imaging system, utilizes FLIR (forward looking infrared radiometer) technology… Read more »

Source: Port Metro Vancouver, 16-Oct-15

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Canadian hospital helipad lights vandalised

Canadian hospital helipad lights vandalised

Police are investigating after vandals struck the helicopter pad lights at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance early Sunday. See Full Story

Source: Chatham Daily News, 13-Oct-15

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Ornge considers replacing six-year-old AW139 fleet

Ornge considers replacing six-year-old AW139 fleet

Something very interesting is happening at Ornge. See Full Story

Source: Toronto Sun, 12-Oct-15

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Avialta Helicopter Maintenance

Avialta Helicopter Maintenance

Airbus Helicopters Canada is pleased to announce they have chosen Avialta Helicopter Maintenance Ltd. to increase proximity support in the west. Avialta is a Transport Canada approved helicopter repair and overhaul maintenance facility who service a wide range of utility and corporate customers. “Enhancing customer support and services is key to Airbus Helicopters, a part… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 12-Oct-15

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10-Oct-15 Sikorsky S92 St John’s, Canada

Turned back to base after indicator light came on

10-Oct-15

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Coulson Aircrane CEO recognized by the B.C. Aviation Cou

Coulson Aircrane CEO recognized by the B.C. Aviation Cou

Wayne Coulson’s interest in aircraft was sparked in 1984 when his family’s company bought its first helicopter. See Full Story

Source: AV Times, 06-Oct-15

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06-Oct-15 Sikorsky S92 Hibernia rig, Canada

Cougar Flight 232 was shut down upon arrival at the Hibernia Gravity Based Structure (GBS) after experiencing engine fuel bypass indications on both engines. The aircrew awaited the arrival of maintenance crew. Overnight the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, in consultation with the engine manufacturer, conducted all required maintenance procedures. The helicopter was subsequently flight tested and… Read more »

06-Oct-15

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Register Update – Canada – September 2015

Register Update – Canada – September 2015

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… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 01-Oct-15

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Helijet to face fast cat competition next summer?

Helijet to face fast cat competition next summer?

Riverside Marine is planning daily catamaran sailings between the downtown Vancouver Convention Centre and downtown Victoria.  The three-hour, 59 nautical mile trip would be for passengers only — no vehicles — and would cost about $80 per trip.  Helijet offers 35 minute flights and peak-time cost is $313 one-way, including GST, or $164 for off-peak… Read more »

Source: Business in Vancouver, 01-Oct-15

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Viterra partners with STARS Air Ambulance

Viterra partners with STARS Air Ambulance

Viterra is pleased to announce that it has partnered with STARS to sponsor its 2016 calendar. As part of the agreement, the calendars will be available for purchase at many Viterra facilities across Western Canada. The partnership was formally launched earlier today at an event at Viterra’s Balgonie grain terminal, with farm customers, employees and… Read more »

Source: STARS, 30-Sep-15

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STARS long-standing supporter Rawlco Radio donates $250K

STARS long-standing supporter Rawlco Radio donates $250K

Rawlco Radio Ltd. has announced a gift of $250,000 to the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) in Saskatchewan. The donation reinforces the company’s ongoing support of the service, helping to ensure that STARS can continue to maintain its vital service of providing time, hope and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients. This… Read more »

Source: STARS, 29-Sep-15

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25-Sep-15 C-FTJU Bell 407 Goose Bay, Canada

Helicopter was landing at a gravel pit near a hunting camp. While manoeuvring to land to refuel the helicopter, the tail rotor struck a fuel drum. The rotor blade was destroyed, the tail rotor drive train was damaged and one main rotor blade was damaged by debris. The helicopter landed safely and the pilot, the… Read more »

25-Sep-15

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Canada approves Mecaer Bell 429 interior

Canada approves Mecaer Bell 429 interior

Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) announced it has successfully validated their luxury interior for the Bell 429 with Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA). MAG developed and branded the MAGnificent for the Bell 429 under an EASA STC in May of 2015. Since then, MAG has applied for various validations around the globe.  These certifications were initially… Read more »

Source: Mecaer, 24-Sep-15

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Transport Canada approves Metro Aviation EC135 and AS350 simulators

Transport Canada approves Metro Aviation EC135 and AS350 simulators

Since opening in 2012, the Helicopter Flight Training Center has hosted several global customers for state-of-the-art flight and maintenance training. Canadians will now join the list of international customers due to the recent Transport Canada certification of the training center’s EC135 Level D full motion simulator and AS350 Level 7 flight training device. Transport Canada… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 22-Sep-15

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22-Sep-15 C-GNET Schweizer S300C Dawson City, Canada

Helicopter was hovering approximately 40 feet AGL to assess the landing area. The helicopter moved laterally to the right in order to increase the visibility of the landing area. During this time, the helicopter rotated to the right and started to spin about the vertical axis. An attempt to control the rotational spin was made,… Read more »

22-Sep-15

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Ontario Provincial Police proposed base move under financial scrutiny

Ontario Provincial Police proposed base move under financial scrutiny

The Ontario Provincial Police decision to pull its search-and-rescue helicopter from Sudbury and station it in Orillia is penny-wise and pound-foolish. See full story 

Source: Timmins Press, 14-Sep-15

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Canada re-selects Vector as sole T-58 engine MRO provider

Canada re-selects Vector as sole T-58 engine MRO provider

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce it has signed a contract with the Department of National Defense (DND) to perform all MRO services for their T-58 engines, effective 30 July 2015. “We are thrilled to have been re-selected by DND to be… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 11-Sep-15

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09-Sep-15 C-GZFX Robinson R44 Foleyet, Canada (2F)

Helicopter crashed into trees, dropping vertically nose-first between the trees down to the ground, killing both on board – named as 24-year-old Jeremie Belanger and 41-year-old Ken Mielke – both were pilots were pilots for Apex Helicopters, which was performing aerial spraying for a forestry company in the area. CADORS 2015O2625

09-Sep-15

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STARS Rescue on the Prairie raises more than $425,000

STARS Rescue on the Prairie raises more than $425,000

More than $425,000 was raised by five community and business leaders at the first annual Rescue on the Prairie fundraising event for STARS air ambulance, held at a remote location near Dundurn, SK, on Wednesday. “It’s a pleasure to be here and be able to raise these funds for STARS,” said participant Ron Carson, founder… Read more »

Source: STARS, 04-Sep-15

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Heli-One expands service range with Heli-One Total Solutions

Heli-One expands service range with Heli-One Total Solutions

Helicopter operators purchasing pre-owned aircraft will benefit from the extensive customization, engineering and maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services offered by Heli-One’s new aircraft sales business line, Heli-One Total Solutions. Heli-One is one of the world’s leading independent providers of helicopter MRO services and as such is uniquely positioned to provide customers with “Turn Key”… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 03-Sep-15

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Power Hydraulics move to larger facility in Langley

Power Hydraulics move to larger facility in Langley

Power Hydraulics Corp.announces the move of its main office and shop to a larger, strategically planned facility in the Gloucester Industrial Park, located in Langley, British Columbia. Supporting all in-house capabilities, the now fully operational facility allows Power Hydraulics to provide more services faster in the growing helicopter industry. “Our ultimate vision is to accommodate… Read more »

Source: Power Hydraulics, 02-Sep-15

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Register Update – Canada – August 2015

Register Update – Canada – August 2015

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… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 02-Sep-15

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02-Sep-15 C-GYBK Bell 206B Sept Iles, Canada (2F)

Heilcopter with 5 POB went down on a wide rock adjacent to a river, with the tail boom detached. Two fatalities, three seriously injured Blandine Pinette-Fontaine and Pierre-Michel Fontaine have been identified by the Quebec coroner as the two fatalities.  The pilot was reported as Gabriel Turbide CADORS 2015Q1696

02-Sep-15

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Shimco Breaks Ground at New Headquarters

Shimco Breaks Ground at New Headquarters

Shimco, a world-wide leader in the manufacture of precision parts and gap management solutions, announced today the inauguration of its new headquarters was held at their future 25,000 square foot facility site in Cambridge, Ontario. Relocation of Shimco’s current headquarters in Markham, Ontario to Cambridge is planned for December 2015. In attendance at the ground-breaking… Read more »

Source: Shimco, 01-Sep-15

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01-Sep-15 C-GFCH Sikorsky S92 St Johns, Canada

Press report of Cougar Helicopters flight CGR151 outbound to a rig when it turned back to base as a result of an “intermittent fire warning,” the operator was quoted as saying.  Uneventful and safe landing back at St John’s, it’s departure point.  According to a company spokeswoman, Cougar Helicopters maintenance staff have since inspected the… Read more »

01-Sep-15

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01-Sep-15 Sikorsky S92 St John’s, Canada

while approximately 100 nm from St. John’s and en route to the GSF Grand Banks drilling rig, Cougar Flight CGR151 experienced an intermittent Fire Warning Light on the #2 engine. There were no secondary indications of fire

01-Sep-15

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