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Critics want Ontario government to pay air ambulance bills

Critics want Ontario government to pay air ambulance bills

Critics say the Ontario government should pay the bill when patients are forced to take air or ground ambulances because their local hospital doesn’t offer the service or treatment they need. See Full Story

Source: CTV News, 18-Aug-15

18-Aug-15 CHR Safari Nanaimo, Canada

The helicopter landed on a gravel bar about 15 nm west of Nanaimo Airport, BC (CYCD). Shortly after landing the pilot engaged the cyclic control lock and exited the helicopter to take a photograph with the engine running and rotors turning. After re-entering the helicopter, it was lifted off into a hover with the cyclic… Read more »

18-Aug-15

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Airbus Helicopters Canada Seeking Nominations for Safety Innovation award

Airbus Helicopters Canada Seeking Nominations for Safety Innovation award

As in previous years, the winner(s) of the ‘Innovation in Safety Award’ will be selected by a committee of industry professionals.  The award ceremony will take place during the Helicopter Association of Canada’s annual conference, November 13th-15th in Vancouver, BC. The award recipient will receive a cash prize of $10,000.00 in addition to recognition from… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 13-Aug-15

STARS Lottery Winners Take Home Big Prizes

STARS Lottery Winners Take Home Big Prizes

Celebrations are taking place across Saskatchewan today following the announcement of the 2015 STARS Saskatchewan LOTTERY WINNERS. This is the first sell-out in the event’s four-year history and organizers are grateful to supporters for helping them reach a milestone for the annual lottery. The Lottery offered 2,100 prizes worth more than $4.1 million and netted… Read more »

Source: STARS, 13-Aug-15

Bell Customer Support VP moves to Eagle Copters

Bell Customer Support VP moves to Eagle Copters

Eagle Copters Ltd. is proud to announce that Barry Kohler has accepted the position of President and CEO of the company, effective August 11th, 2015. Barry is a seasoned professional who has spent the last 30 years working in the aerospace sector. Mike O’Reilly, who currently holds the position of President and CEO, will join… Read more »

Source: Eagle Copters, 10-Aug-15

Aberta Dinosaur Museum premiers helicopter tours

Aberta Dinosaur Museum premiers helicopter tours

Leading up to the September 3rd soft opening, the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum will begin offering helicopter tours from August 5th throughout the summer over one of the world’s densest dinosaur bone-bed sites. The tours will showcase stunning aerial views of the museum, Pipestone Creek and Wapiti River, snaking through heavily wooded terrain to the mass gravesite of… Read more »

Source: Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum, 06-Aug-15

Public says no to Kootenay Heli-Ski application

Public says no to Kootenay Heli-Ski application

Many concerned Nelson area citizens believe they will have to say goodbye to peace and quiet in their backcountry should a land tenure application by Kootenay Heli-Ski inc. be approved. See Full Story.

Source: Nelson Star, 06-Aug-15

Register Update – Canada – July 2015

Register Update – Canada – July 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-Aug-15

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Heli-One showcases extensive MRO capabilities with new website

Heli-One showcases extensive MRO capabilities with new website

Heli-One, one of the world’s leading independent providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has launched a website redesign with new functionality. Residing at the current website address (http://heli-one.ca), the refreshed website has improved functionality that allows visitors to see the full extent of Heli-One’s capabilities and quickly understand the different ways Heli-One can… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 30-Jul-15

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30-Jul-15 C-GBPS Airbus AS350BA Rigolet, Canada (1F)

While operating in the vicinity of Rigolet, Newfoundland & Labrador, the helicopter contacted wires and crashed. CADORS 2015A0667

30-Jul-15

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Solo R22 pilot rescued after 32 hours on ice floe

Russian pilot Sergey Ananov was most of the way to completing a solo circumnavigation in a Robinson R22. He had refuelled in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and was on a 500 mile leg to Nuuk in Greenland when contact was lost. He was reported overdue at 3.20pm Eastern time on Saturday 25th July. Weather conditions were hazardous… Read more »

28-Jul-15

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HNZ appoints new VP/CFO

HNZ appoints new VP/CFO

HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ.A, HNZ.B) (the “Corporation”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, announced today the appointment of Matthew Wright as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Wright, formerly Manager of Investor Relations and Financial Analysis, has been with the Corporation since January 2014. Mr. Wright holds a Masters… Read more »

Source: HNZ, 28-Jul-15

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NYSE warns CHC after share price dips below compliance level

NYSE warns CHC after share price dips below compliance level

CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE: HELI; the “Company”), the parent company of CHC Helicopter, today announced that on July 23, 2015, the Company was notified by the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) that the trading price of HELI is not in compliance with the NYSE’s continued listing standard that requires a minimum average closing price of… Read more »

Source: CHC, 27-Jul-15

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25-Jul-15 D-HDIM Robinson R22 Davis Strait, Canada

Helicopter was operating VFR from CYFB Iqaluit, NU to BGGH Nuuk, Greenland as part of a solo circumnavigation attempt. The pilot (Sergey Ananov from Russia) autorotated and ditched the aircraft in the Davis Strait, 204 nm east of CYFB, reportedly due to a broken drive belt. He was wearing an immersion suit and managed to… Read more »

25-Jul-15

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

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

24-Jul-15

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24-Jul-15 C-FRAP Robinson R44 Strathroy, Canada

Helicopter was being used to spray fungicide on fields of corn. The pilot approached and overflew one field checking for hazards and wind conditions, and then began a spray swath across the field. Midway through the first swath, the pilot heard the low rotor horn sound. Manually rolling the throttle up did not prevent the… Read more »

24-Jul-15

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CMH Launches 2015 Summer Season

CMH Launches 2015 Summer Season

The world’s leading Heli-Skiing operator swapped its skis and snowboards for hiking boots and backpacks with the launch of the 2015 summer season this week. Best known as the pioneers of Heli-Skiing, Canadian-based CMH also invented Heli-Hiking 37 years ago and continues to offer travellers unparalleled opportunities to explore the most beautiful and least-visited parts of… Read more »

Source: CMH, 22-Jul-15

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Pratt & Whitney Canada CFO moves to Bombardier

Pratt & Whitney Canada CFO moves to Bombardier

Bombardier Inc. announced today the appointment of John Di Bert as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective August 10, 2015. Mr. Di Bert was selected following an international search to find a successor to Pierre Alary, who is retiring. “I’m very pleased to announce the appointment of John Di Bert as our… Read more »

Source: Bombardier, 20-Jul-15

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Calgary Police celebrate 20 years in the air

Calgary Police celebrate 20 years in the air

With a large gathering watching, the first dedicated Calgary Police Service helicopter touched down.  See full story

Source: Calgary Sun, 20-Jul-15

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Vancouver-based helicopter pilot starts epic YouTube channel

Vancouver-based helicopter pilot starts epic YouTube channel

Bradley Friesen lives in Vancouver but spends most of his free time hovering above the mountains just north of our city.  See Full Story

Source: Vancitybuzz, 17-Jul-15

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First sell out for STARS Lottery in Saskatchewan

First sell out for STARS Lottery in Saskatchewan

The STARS organization is thrilled to announce their annual lottery in Saskatchewan has sold out for the first time in the event’s four year history. The lottery provides significant funding for STARS’ bases in Saskatoon and Regina. “Approximately 50 per cent of the funding for our two bases in Saskatchewan comes from local supporters. Each… Read more »

Source: STARS, 17-Jul-15

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Ontario must sort ATC black holes for Ornge

Ontario must sort ATC black holes for Ornge

Summer’s here and you’re heading to the cottage. See full story

Source: Toronto Sun, 13-Jul-15

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AgustaWestland sell an AW169 to Canadian customer Fig Air

AgustaWestland sell an AW169 to Canadian customer Fig Air

Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today the sale of an AW169 to Canadian customer Fig Air Inc., a Toronto-based VIP and corporate charter service. Fig Air Inc., a current operator of the AW109 Grand, is upgrading to the AW169 in order to better serve their Toronto – NewYork City charter customers with the most modern, state-of-the-art twin-turbine helicopter… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 13-Jul-15

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11-Jul-15 C-FWTK Bell 412 Slave Lake, Canada

Crashed on firefighting ops, pilot to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

11-Jul-15

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10-Jul-15 C-FTJG Robinson R44 Canmore, Canada

There were no reported injuries among the 4 souls on board. Search and rescue located the site via emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal and extracted the occupants. Unknown damage to the aircraft. CADORS 2015C2524

10-Jul-15

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Power Systems gives salvaged parts a second life

Power Systems gives salvaged parts a second life

Corey Steinberg and Kelly Loewen are thrilled to announce the formation of their newest business venture, Power Systems Ltd., a company focused on making salvaged parts available for Bell and Sikorsky helicopters. In a society where everything seems disposable, Steinberg and Loewen found that they could provide quality parts to customers at a lower cost… Read more »

Source: Power Systems, 09-Jul-15

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Northern Ontario Ornge service hampered by black holes

Northern Ontario Ornge service hampered by black holes

Ornge is the new black hole in northern Ontario, as the troubled air ambulance company now refuses to land on many helipads in isolated communities. See full story

Source: Toronto Sun, 08-Jul-15

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Northern Ontario Ornge service hampered by black holes

Northern Ontario Ornge service hampered by black holes

Ornge is the new black hole in northern Ontario, as the troubled air ambulance company now refuses to land on many helipads in isolated communities. See full story

Source: Toronto Sun, 07-Jul-15

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07-Jul-15 12414 Sikorsky S61 Lawrencetown, Canada

helicopter was on a routine flight when the crew noticed a drop in hydraulic pressure and were forced to land

07-Jul-15

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Register Update – Canada – June 2015

Register Update – Canada – June 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-Jul-15

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30-Jun-15 C-GXLD Airbus AS350B2 Fort Simpson, Canada

conducting forest fire fighting operations in the area of Fort Simpson, NT. Prior to landing in CYFS, the pilot maneuvered to set down the water bucket. While preparing to set down on the landing pad beside the bucket, the tail rotor blades contacted a fuel drum. The helicopter touched down shortly thereafter and remained upright…. Read more »

30-Jun-15

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30-Jun-15 St John’s, Canada

 helicopter en route to the West Hercules drilling rig returned to base due to a low oil pressure indication in one of its two engines. The incident occurred on Tuesday, June 30 when the helicopter was 20 km outside St. John’s. The helicopter returned to St. John’s without incident and the seven passengers on board… Read more »

30-Jun-15

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Regional District calls for public meeting on heli-ski application

Regional District calls for public meeting on heli-ski application

The Regional District of the Central Kootenay board will ask FrontCounterBC for a public meeting regarding a proposed heli-ski operation bordering Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park. See Full Story.

Source: Nelson Star, 26-Jun-15

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Winnipeg Police broadcast lewd conversation on helicopter PA system

Winnipeg Police broadcast lewd conversation on helicopter PA system

Winnipeg police have apologized and launched an investigation after officers flying in a helicopter mistakenly broadcast a cockpit conversation that one person says referred to a sex act. See Full Story.

Source: CTV News Winnipeg, 26-Jun-15

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Ontario budgets for a new police helicopter

Ontario budgets for a new police helicopter

With its sights on the airport, the City Council has unanimously approved a structurally balanced budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. See Full Story.

Source: Daily Bulletin, 26-Jun-15

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Garmin Expands Chart Coverage within Canada

Garmin Expands Chart Coverage within Canada

Garmin is pleased to announce select products now support the display of helicopter route charts throughout the United States, as well as Canadian IFR and VFR sectional charts. The aera 795/796, G3X Touch and Garmin Pilot for iOS now support the display of these charts with the most recent system software installed. Additionally, helicopter route… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 25-Jun-15

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Lappe Trout Lake helipad fixed: new lights, posts coming

Lappe Trout Lake helipad fixed: new lights, posts coming

The only night-approved helipad for air ambulances in the Lappe area, near Thunder Bay, Ont., will soon be back in service after vandals caused nearly $4,000 in damage about a year ago. See Full Story

Source: CBC, 23-Jun-15

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Sikorsky Delivers Six CH-148 Cyclone Helicopters to Canada

Sikorsky Delivers Six CH-148 Cyclone Helicopters to Canada

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today delivered six CH-148 Cyclone helicopters to the CANADIAN GOVERNMENT during an acceptance celebration joined by Canada’s Defense Minister Jason Kenney, Public Works and Government Services Minister Diane Finley, Justice Minister Peter MacKay and Regional Ministers.  Representing Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), was William Gostic, Vice President of… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 22-Jun-15

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21-Jun-15 C-FQGY Enstrom 280C Sidney, Canada

The helicopter was landing on an unprepared, deeply cultivated field. During the vertical landing, the left skid settled into the soft ground and the helicopter entered into a dynamic rollover. There was substantial damage to the helicopter. There were no injuries to the pilot or passenger. CADORS 2015C2439

21-Jun-15

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Airbus Helicopters opens new office in Mirabel, Quebec

Airbus Helicopters opens new office in Mirabel, Quebec

Airbus Helicopters is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new office located in the Mirabel Helico complex in Mirabel, Quebec. The Mirabel Helico complex is a state of the art facility that will serve to support the Quebec rotary wing community. Additionally the facility provides an outlet for corporate events and fly-ins. “We… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Jun-15

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STARS receives biggest single donation of $2.5M

STARS receives biggest single donation of $2.5M

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (Canadian Natural) announced a gift of $2.5 million to the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) at the STARS Calgary base today. This 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… Read more »

Source: STARS, 12-Jun-15

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New Airbus maintenance center for Quebec and Eastern Canada

New Airbus maintenance center for Quebec and Eastern Canada

Airbus Helicopters Canada is pleased to announce that they have chosen Mirabel HeliSupport to increase their proximity support in the east.  Mirabel HeliSupport is a Transport Canada approved helicopter repair and maintenance facility who servicesa range of private/corporate customers in both Quebec and Eastern Canada. “Increasing proximity support for our customers is very important, we… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 12-Jun-15

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Helicopter fills in for river ferry

Helicopter fills in for river ferry

The Society of Quebec ferries Would like to inform customers icts That annual Maintenance and dry dock work on the MV Ivan-Quinn is planned up to June 15, due to an unexpected technical problem. Until Then, with helicopter service is Maintain flights entre Island Havre-aux-Maisons (Cap-aux-Meules) and airports Entry Island. Scheduled flights are offert by… Read more »

Source: Society of Quebec ferries, 11-Jun-15

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09-Jun-15 Schweizer 300 Lac Central, Canada

A private Schweitzer 269C helicopter took off from a sandy beach at Lac Central for Lac Kénogami with a pilot and a passenger on board. During the initial climb, the aircraft (Lycoming HIO-360-D1A engine) experienced a loss of lift for an undetermined reason and crashed in the lake. The occupants were not injured in the… Read more »

09-Jun-15

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05-Jun-15 Enstrom F280FX Harrison River, Canada

The privately owned Enstrom 280FX helicopter, was being flown from Bralorne to Langley. The pilot/owner ditched the aircraft in the Harrison River. The pilot was not injured but the aircraft was significantly damaged. CADORS 2015P0926

05-Jun-15

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FCC commits $500,000 over five years to STARS air ambulance

FCC commits $500,000 over five years to STARS air ambulance

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) today announced a $500,000 contribution over five years to STARS air ambulance, providing life-saving transportation to patients in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. “STARS provides critical care and transportation for rural residents who don’t have quick or easy access to health care in emergency situations,” said Michael Hoffort, FCC president and CEO…. Read more »

Source: FCC, 02-Jun-15

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Register Update – Canada – May 2015

Register Update – Canada – May 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 some… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 01-Jun-15

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01-Jun-15 C-GRJI Safari 400 Conception Bay South, Canada

The Safari 400 homebuilt helicopter was being operated on the owner’s property. The engine was being tested to ensure the governor was correctly installed. The helicopter became airborne by 2-3 feet and the operator lost control. The helicopter went sideways and struck the ground rolling on its side. The helicopter was destroyed but the pilot… Read more »

01-Jun-15

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28-May-15 C-GJID Bell 206 Cochrane, Canada

The Expedition Helicopters Bell 206B (C-GJID) was flying with a pilot and three passengers. The passengers were checking land claims and were dropped off before the helicopter proceeded to an area where it landed and waited for the passengers. The ground was soft and the pilot landed with caution to ensure the skid gear would… Read more »

28-May-15

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STARS refunds $5M to Manitoba Government

STARS refunds $5M to Manitoba Government

The STARS air ambulance service has paid back almost $5 million to the Manitoba government in the last two years. See Full Story

Source: CBC News, 12-May-15

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Why Ontario Provincial Police is Centralizing Helicopter Maintenance

Why Ontario Provincial Police is Centralizing Helicopter Maintenance

With lots of local backlash, the Ontario Provincial Police felt the need to issue the following statement:- While I can understand and I am sympathetic to the desire of the people of the Sudbury area to keep one of the OPP’s helicopters based at the Sudbury Airport, I need to set the record straight on why… Read more »

Source: OPP, 06-May-15

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Register Update – Canada – April 2015

Register Update – Canada – April 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 some… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 06-May-15

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04-May-15 C-GOHT Robinson R22 Salmon Arm, Canada

R22 piloted by a student on a solo flight from Kelowna (CYLW) to Salmon Arm (CZAM) crashed beside the runway at CZAM. The pilot first approached the airport and crossed mid-field to assess the wind direction; however, it was determined that the aircraft was not into wind. On the second approach from the opposite direction,… Read more »

04-May-15

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04-May-15 Sikorsky S92 St John’s, Canada

While in the hover and conducting preflight checks, Cougar flight CGR181 experienced a #2 engine power loss. The aircraft was in a 10 foot hover when the incident occurred. With the remaining engine the aircraft landed safely without further incident. All 8 passengers were briefed by the two crew members onboard the helicopter as well… Read more »

04-May-15

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Ontario Provincial Police to consolidate maintenance and extend flying hours

Ontario Provincial Police to consolidate maintenance and extend flying hours

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will begin using the existing aviation facility at General Headquarters in Orillia as the maintenance base for both helicopters in the Helicopter Aviation Unit. This strategic move will enable the OPP to extend aviation service hours and improve aviation response for the entire province. Currently, the OPP helicopters are based for maintenance… Read more »

Source: OPP, 01-May-15

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Canadian CSAR capability not a priority at this time

Canadian CSAR capability not a priority at this time

Most Canadians are aware that Canada possesses a sophisticated search and rescue capability, with its aircraft and helicopters primarily flown by Canada’s Air Force.  See Full Story

Source: Ottawa Citizen, 30-Apr-15

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Bell to lay off 1,100 workers, including 300 in Mirabel

Bell to lay off 1,100 workers, including 300 in Mirabel

Bell Helicopter is reducing its global workforce by 1,100 employees, including about 300 in Mirabel, north of Montreal, due to weak sales of military and commercial aircraft. See Full Story

Source: Montreal Gazette, 29-Apr-15

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Kelowna Flightcraft evolves into KF Aerospace

Kelowna Flightcraft evolves into KF Aerospace

After 45 years, it was time to perform a little maintenance on our brand. Our services have evolved over time, and we needed to better reflect who we are today — a modern aerospace company with a timeless approach to our craft. After some time in the hangar, we’re proud to roll the new KF… Read more »

Source: KF Aerospace, 27-Apr-15

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New home at Victoria airport has helicopter unit flying high

New home at Victoria airport has helicopter unit flying high

Canada’s Pacific coast helicopter unit has moved into a $155-million facility at Victoria International Airport, bringing together operations that had been spread among aging structures. See Full Story

Source: Times Colonist, 17-Apr-15

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Transport Canada Certifies Sikorsky S-92 Rig Approach

Transport Canada Certifies Sikorsky S-92 Rig Approach

Rig Approach is a first of its kind functionality on the S-92 helicopter that provides helicopter operators with an automated approach to offshore rigs and platforms. Rig Approach is available as an option on the S-92 helicopter, providing a fully coupled and automated approach capability with a higher safety margin than currently is available with… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Apr-15

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06-Apr-15 C-GSIT Bell 205A.1 Key Lake, Canada

After landing, the pilot exited the helicopter with the engine running to attach a longline. The force trim was not set, and the aircraft started to spin and rotated off the helipad with nobody onboard. The aircraft collided with a metal container that was located by the helipad causing substantial damage to the boom, left… Read more »

06-Apr-15

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Register Update – Canada – March 2015

Register Update – Canada – March 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 some… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 02-Apr-15

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Proposed heli-ski tenure application borders Kokanee Glacier Park

Proposed heli-ski tenure application borders Kokanee Glacier Park

There could be another adventurous activity near Nelson next winter if everything goes as planned for Kootenay Heli-Ski. Owner Wendell Maki has applied for crown land to offer day heli-skiing 30 km north of Nelson, hugging the boundaries of Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park. See Full Story

Source: Nelson Star, 01-Apr-15

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Airbus Helicopters Canada given Ontario Provincial Government grant

Airbus Helicopters Canada given Ontario Provincial Government grant

New strategic partnerships announced this week have leveraged almost $44 million in new investments and helped to create or retain over 1,400 jobs in Southwestern Ontario. The latest investment under the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund is with Airbus Helicopters Canada in Fort Erie. Funding will support the company’s new production line, equipment and facility upgrades,… Read more »

Source: Ontario, 30-Mar-15

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27-Mar-15 C-GVHA Bell 47G.2 Chilliwack, Canada

1 POB with minor injuries.  CADORS 2015P0442

27-Mar-15

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First Canadian F-model Chinook flight engineer earns his wings

First Canadian F-model Chinook flight engineer earns his wings

Corporal Reid Bellamy achieved a significant milestone for his squadron – 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron – late last month. On February 24, 2015, the squadron’s commanding officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Chris McKenna, presented CH-147F Chinook helicopter flight engineer (FE) wings to Corporal Bellamy. To earn his wings, Corporal Bellamy successfully completed operational cadre training for the new… Read more »

Source: RCAF, 20-Mar-15

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Canada – 443 Maritime Helicopter Sqn invests new honorary colonel

Canada – 443 Maritime Helicopter Sqn invests new honorary colonel

Colonel Patrick MacNamara, commanding officer of 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron, invested the squadron’s new honorary colonel in a December 8, 2014, ceremony in Patricia Bay, British Columbia. Honorary Colonel Michael Sudul stepped into the position vacated by outgoing Honorary Colonel Jeffrey Morris, who served since 2009. Colonel Lise Bourgon, 12 Wing’s commander, presided over the… Read more »

Source: RCAF, 20-Mar-15

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Register Update – Canada – February 2015

Register Update – Canada – February 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 some… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 09-Mar-15

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Turbomeca strengthens worldwide support network

Turbomeca strengthens worldwide support network

Turbomeca (Safran) is developing a new strategy to further improve the proximity service it offers to its customers. Taking advantage of the planned introduction of new light helicopters, Turbomeca will enlarge its support network to offer a best-in-class service tailored to small fleet operators. To offer the most comprehensive and reliable support network, Turbomeca is… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 03-Mar-15

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Helijet starts Vancouver-Nanaimo route this month

Helijet starts Vancouver-Nanaimo route this month

Already-known as the fastest way to get between the Lower Mainland and Victoria, Helijet International’s passenger helicopter service begins its new harbour-to-harbour service between downtown Nanaimo and downtown Vancouver on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015. Travel time is just 18 minutes, and Helijet’s familiar 12-passenger, twin-engine, two-pilot Sikorsky helicopters are equipped to operate in both daylight,… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 03-Mar-15

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02-Mar-15 C-GLVI Bell 205 Revelstoke, Canada

The Pilot was repositioning 12 passengers from the bottom to the top of the Ghosts Drimie ski run. Upon departure, the Pilot elected to take-off downhill and downwind due to the terrain. The aircraft started to settle as it transited across a field and entered a ‘snowball’ at which time the pilot lost visual reference…. Read more »

02-Mar-15

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Heroux-Devtek Chooses Ontario, Canada for Aerospace Expansion

Heroux-Devtek Chooses Ontario, Canada for Aerospace Expansion

Ontario, Canada is helping Héroux-Devtek grow its aerospace landing gear business with a new manufacturing facility in Cambridge. The state-of-the-art facility will play a key role in the company fulfilling a major contract to supply Boeing. The total investment is valued at $54.2 million, with $7.05 million in support from the Canadian province. The project further strengthens the province’s aerospace sector, particularly… Read more »

Source: Heroux-Devtek, 01-Mar-15

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STARS Horizons – Spring 2015

Source: STARS, 01-Mar-15

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18-Feb-15 Sikorsky S92 Hibernia rig, Canada

 Cougar Flight 231 was shut down on arrival at the Hibernia Gravity Based Structure (GBS) on February 18 due to an issue related to anti-vibration control and a chip light indication. Two Aircraft Maintenance Engineers deployed by Cougar to investigate determined that replacement parts are necessary. The parts are being shipped to Hibernia by vessel… Read more »

18-Feb-15

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Vector Aerospace apprentice wins prestigious award

Vector Aerospace apprentice wins prestigious award

Vector Aerospace UK (Vector – www.vectoraerospace.com), a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is delighted to announce that one of its apprentices has won a regional Apprentice of the Year award. James Clement (pictured), aged 23, who lives in Havant, has won the Outstanding Performance by a Final Year Apprentice award… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 17-Feb-15

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