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21-May-16 C-GSHX Bell 206L4 North West Territories, Canada

A Great Slave Helicopter Bell 206L-4 (C-GSHX) rolled over when pilot exited helicopter to unhook sling load. The pilot contacted Ektaki, NT (CYOA) radio. CADORS 2016C1746

21-May-16

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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26-Oct-15 C-GSLY Airbus AS350B2 Deadhorse, US-Alaska

The pilot reported he was conducting an approach in flat light conditions, visibility was decreasing, and during a turn, the right skid impacted terrain. The pilot reported the helicopter then came to rest on its side and he egressed from the cockpit. Substantial damage sustained to the helicopter. The purpose of the flight was to… Read more »

26-Oct-15

27-Jul-14 C-FGSG Bell 206L Ekati Diamond Mines, Canada

In visibility of 1 mile in smoke, the helicopter overflew a lake with a glassy surface. The pilot lost visual reference and the helicopter collided with the water surface, pitched inverted, and sank. The pilot and both passengers egressed from the helicopter with only minor injuries. CADORS 2014C2858

27-Jul-14

Great Slave Helicopters introduces BK117

Great Slave Helicopters introduces BK117

Great Slave Helicopters (GSH) has taken delivery of a BK117 from the Eurocopter Canada Service Center after customization. The BK117 was originally purchased in Germany, with Eurocopter Canada performing various modifications to customize the aircraft. Great Slave Helicopters BK117 complements their existing fleet of twenty-four Eurocopter aircraft. Their extensive Eurocopter fleet consists of the following… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 03-May-13

Retired helicopter pilot appointed to board of Discovery Air

Retired helicopter pilot appointed to board of Discovery Air

Discovery Air Inc. announced today the appointment of General (Ret’d) Raymond Henault to its Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting. General Henault retired in 2008 from a very distinguished career in the Canadian Forces. During his operational flying career, General Henault served as a fighter pilot (CF-101 Voodoo and T-33), flight instructor (CT-134… Read more »

Source: Discovery Air, 18-Jun-12

Great Slave Helicopters completes acquisition of Northern Air Support

Great Slave Helicopters completes acquisition of Northern Air Support

Dave Jennings, President and CEO of Discovery Air stated, “We are very fortunate to have secured a company like Northern Air Support. Their professional approach to operations and their focus on safety is well aligned with the culture at Great Slave Helicopters. We welcome Mark McGowan, Chief Operating Officer of Northern Air Support, to the… Read more »

Source: Discovery Air, 07-May-12

Great Slave Helicopters acquires Northern Air Support

Great Slave Helicopters acquires Northern Air Support

Discovery Air subsidiary, Great Slave Helicopters Limited (GSH) announced today that it has expanded into British Columbia with the purchase of its newest subsidiary Northern Air Support (NAS) pending approvals from the regulatory authorities. NAS is a profitable, safety-oriented helicopter charter company that has been serving its mining, forestry and oil and gas seismic clients… Read more »

Source: Discovery Air, 21-Feb-12

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Chile’s Servicios Aéreos Helicopters sold to Canadian group

Chile’s Servicios Aéreos Helicopters sold to Canadian group

Discovery Air subsidiary, Great Slave Helicopters Limited (GSH) announced today that it has completed the purchase of Servicios Aéreos Helicopters.cl Ltda (“SAL”) in Chile. Founded in 2002, SAL provides helicopter services to domestic and multinational customers in the mining, power construction, and forestry sectors of the Chilean economy. With two main operating bases in north… Read more »

Source: Discovery Air, 03-Feb-12

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Auyuittuq Aviation launches helicopter ops on Baffin Island

Auyuittuq Aviation launches helicopter ops on Baffin Island

Discovery Air Inc. subsidiaries Air Tindi Ltd. and Great Slave Helicopters Ltd. have formed a new partnership – Auyuittuq Aviation – with a group of Inuit shareholders from the Kivalliq and Baffin regions of Nunavut to better serve the needs of the burgeoning mining industry on Baffin Island. “The mining and exploration industries in Nunavut… Read more »

Source: Discovery Air, 29-Sep-11

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Discovery Air FY2012 Q2 results call on Tuesday 13th

Discovery Air FY2012 Q2 results call on Tuesday 13th

Discovery Air Inc. (TSX: DA.A, DA.DB.A) (http://www.discoveryair.com) announced today that it will host an analyst call on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 4:00 pm ET to discuss its fiscal 2012 second quarter results. Dave Jennings, President and CEO, and Andy Min, Chief Financial Officer, will host the call. The Company is expected to report its… Read more »

Source: Discovery Air, 08-Sep-11

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Great Slave Helicopters parent co Discovery Air releases June newsletter

Great Slave Helicopters parent co Discovery Air releases June newsletter

Discovery Air Inc. is thrilled to share the June 2011 edition of Flight Plan – the Newsletter of Discovery Air. Within this issue, you will learn about Great Slave Helicopters’ latest contract with Peregrine Diamonds, as well as Air Tindi’s Aqsaqniq Partnership agreement with Sabina Gold & Silver. Flight Plan also discusses Discovery Air Technical… Read more »

Source: Discovery Air, 24-Jun-11

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Great Slave Helicopters parent Discovery Air completes debt repayment and equity swap

Great Slave Helicopters parent Discovery Air completes debt repayment and equity swap

Discovery Air Inc. (“Discovery Air” or the “Corporation”) announced today that it has completed its previously announced transaction to repay approximately $13.2 million in aggregate debt owed by the Corporation to a senior officer of Discovery Air and a senior officer of Great Slave Helicopters Ltd. (“Great Slave”, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Corporation) (the “Related Parties”)…. Read more »

Source: Discovery Air, 04-May-11

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Discovery Air announces Can$30M public offering

Discovery Air announces Can$30M public offering

Discovery Air Inc. today announced that it has entered into an agreement with GMP Securities L.P. (the “Underwriter”) pursuant to which the Underwriter has agreed to purchase $30 million principal amount of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures (“Convertible Debentures”) at a price of $1,000 per debenture. Discovery Air has also granted the Underwriter an over-allotment option… Read more »

Source: Discovery Air, 28-Apr-11

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Discovery Air clears debt to senior officer of Great Slave Helicopters

Discovery Air clears debt to senior officer of Great Slave Helicopters

Discovery Air Inc. (“Discovery Air” or the “Corporation”) announced today that it has entered into an agreement (the “Agreement”) to repay approximately $13.5 million in aggregate debt owed by the Corporation to a senior officer of Discovery Air and a senior officer of Great Slave Helicopters Ltd. (“Great Slave”, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Corporation) (the “Related… Read more »

Source: Discovery Air, 21-Apr-11

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Denendeh Helicopters secures five-year fire contract

Denendeh Helicopters secures five-year fire contract

Discovery Air Inc. subsidiary Great Slave Helicopters Ltd. is pleased to announce its majority aboriginal-owned partnership Denendeh Helicopters Ltd. has been awarded a five-year contract to provide firefighting support and suppression services out of Hay River, NT. Denendeh Helicopters brings together the investment arms of K’atlodeeche First Nation, of the Hay River Reserve, and the… Read more »

Source: Discovery Air, 31-Mar-11

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Great Slave, Dehcho Regional Helicopters secure five-year fire contract

Great Slave, Dehcho Regional Helicopters secure five-year fire contract

Discovery Air Inc. subsidiary Great Slave Helicopters Ltd., working in partnership with 100% aboriginal-owned Dehcho Regional Helicopters LP, has been awarded a five-year contract to provide firefighting support and suppression services out of Fort Simpson, NT. Dehcho Regional Helicopters brings together the the business arms of the Fort Simpson Metis Nation; Liidlii Kue First Nation;… Read more »

Source: Discovery Air, 31-Mar-11

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08-Mar-11 C-FYKD Eurocopter AS350B2 Pellett Lake, Canada

Sudden white-out when flying at 150ft agl then rolled-over after hitting the ground. Believed to be weather-related and not mechanical. Visibility in the area was reduced to 1.6 km by blowing snow and the temperature was -24 C – -38 C with the windchill. Occupants got out OK but then post-crash fire destroyed the aircraft… Read more »

08-Mar-11

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Great Slave Helicopters signs multi-aircraft contract with Peregrine Diamonds

Great Slave Helicopters signs multi-aircraft contract with Peregrine Diamonds

Discovery Air Inc. subsidiary Great Slave Helicopters Ltd. is pleased to announce it has been contracted by Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. to support its 2011 diamond exploration program on the 980,000 hectare Chidliak Project. Great Slave Helicopters will have multiple intermediate helicopters contracted to Peregrine Diamonds for the entire six- to seven-month 2011 field season. “We… Read more »

Source: Great Slave Helicopters, 03-Mar-11

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Superior Helicopters awarded 2 year forest fire and emergency services contract

Superior Helicopters awarded 2 year forest fire and emergency services contract

Superior Helicopters Canada Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc.’s Great Slave Helicopters Ltd., has been awarded a new two-year contract with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR). The contract with the OMNR is for three Bell medium helicopters for aviation, forest fire and emergency services in Northern Ontario, with the three contracted… Read more »

Source: Superior Helicopters, 18-Feb-11

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Dehcho Regional Helicopters welcomes Liidlii Kue First Nation as newest owners

Dehcho Regional Helicopters welcomes Liidlii Kue First Nation as newest owners

Dehcho Regional Helicopters is pleased to announce that its ownership group has grown to include the business arm of Liidlii Kue First Nation (LKFN) of Fort Simpson, the largest First Nation in the region. “This is a very satisfying milestone for our partnership,” said JoAnne Deneron, Dehcho Regional Helicopters President. “We have always been 100… Read more »

Source: Great Slave Helicopters, 23-Dec-10

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Great Slave Helicopters welcomes new aboriginal partnership K’ahsho Got’ine Helicopters

Great Slave Helicopters welcomes new aboriginal partnership K’ahsho Got’ine Helicopters

Great Slave Helicopters Ltd. (GSH), has signed a new joint-venture partnership agreement related to the K’ahsho Got’ine Land District of Sahtu Settlement Area of the Northwest Territories. The deal is a three-way partnership including Yamoga Energy Services of Fort Good Hope, Behdzi Ahda First Nation Economic Development Trust of Colville Lake, and GSH of Yellowknife… Read more »

Source: Great Slave Helicopters, 24-Sep-10

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Great Slave Helicopters wins contract with Enbridge Pipelines

Great Slave Helicopters wins contract with Enbridge Pipelines

Discovery Air Inc. is pleased to announce that its Great Slave Helicopters (GSH) subsidiary has been awarded a contract to provide helicopter services to Enbridge Pipelines NW Inc. (Enbridge), operator of the liquids pipeline running between Norman Wells, NT, and Zama, Alta. Commencing July 1, the two-year contract will see GSH fly regular monitoring flights… Read more »

Source: Discovery Air, 26-May-10

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Great Slave Helicopters Inks Fire Services Contract with Manitoba

Great Slave Helicopters Inks Fire Services Contract with Manitoba

Discovery Air Inc. is pleased to announce that its Great Slave Helicopters subsidiary (GSH) has signed a new three-year contract with the Province of Manitoba to provide forest fire suppression support services. The deal commits one Bell medium helicopter, operated by GSH subsidiary Hudson Bay Helicopters, to the province for each fire season over the… Read more »

Source: Discovery Air, 18-May-10

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Great Slave Helicopters Wins Two-Year Newmont Mining Contract

Great Slave Helicopters Wins Two-Year Newmont Mining Contract

Discovery Air Inc. is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Great Slave Helicopters (GSH), has been awarded a new two-year contract with Newmont Mining Corp./Hope Bay Mining Ltd. The contract, operated through GSH’s majority Inuit-owned joint-venture partner Kitikmeot Helicopters, covers this year’s five-month exploration program out of the Doris Camp as well as next year’s… Read more »

Source: Discovery Air, 14-May-10

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Great Slave Helicopters Expands to Peru

Great Slave Helicopters Expands to Peru

Discovery Air Inc. is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Great Slave Helicopters (GSH), has extended its reach into South America through a one-year Master Service Agreement signed May 3 in support of ongoing oil and gas seismic exploration activity with South American Exploration LLC’s Peruvian operations. An initial high-utilization, through this Agreement is now… Read more »

Source: Great Slave Helicopters, 04-May-10

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Matawa First Nations chiefs sign MoU with Great Slave Helicopters

A new helicopter service is closer to getting off the ground after a letter was signed Friday morning

Source: TB News Watch, 13-Feb-10

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Value of Great Slave Helicopters written down as parent Discovery Air declares Can$130M loss

Source: CBC, 06-May-09

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