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Helijet Renews Resort Fishing Lodge Service Contracts to 2019

Helijet Renews Resort Fishing Lodge Service Contracts to 2019

Helijet has extended its existing helicopter air service contracts with six of BC’s world-renowned fishing resort lodge clients located on the Haida Gwaii Islands and Bella Bella, along the Central-West coast of British Columbia. Collectively, the air service provisions are valued at over $5 million. Helijet will provide exclusive seasonal helicopter service to resort lodge… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 21-Apr-17

Sikorsky Recognizes Helijet for 30 Years of Safe S-76 Flight Operations

Sikorsky Recognizes Helijet for 30 Years of Safe S-76 Flight Operations

Sikorsky also recognized Helijet President & CEO Daniel Sitnam for his dedication and commitment to safety, leadership and training throughout the 30-year journey. “It is with great pride that we highlight this long-standing relationship and recognize Helijet for the trust placed in Sikorsky helicopters for the past three decades,” said Sikorsky Vice President for Strategy… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 13-Mar-17

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Heli-One and Helijet Sign Letter of Intent for Five-Year Sikorsky S76C+ Supply

Heli-One and Helijet Sign Letter of Intent for Five-Year Sikorsky S76C+ Supply

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the signing of a Letter of Intent with Helijet International to provide fleet upgrade helicopter services utilizing Sikorsky S-76C+ aircraft. As part of the agreement, up to six Sikorsky S-76C+ aircraft will be supplied and custom-completed for Helijet…. Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 09-Mar-17

Helijet now flies weekend flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver

Helijet now flies weekend flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver

Effective December 24, Helijet International will expand its service to include weekend flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver. Helijet currently offers six roundtrips each day between its Nanaimo Harbour Heliport and Vancouver Harbour locations. The expanded service will see Helijet offer three roundtrips a day on Saturdays and Sundays. “Since starting service to Nanaimo and the… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 09-Jan-17

Helijet air ambulance service resumes at all hospital heliports in B.C.

Helijet air ambulance service resumes at all hospital heliports in B.C.

Helijet International Inc. has received the necessary regulatory approvals from Transport Canada to re-establish full 24-hour emergency air ambulance service to all hospital heliports in B.C., including Vancouver General Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital and Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. Full service resumes Friday, December 02, at 8:30 a.m. Questions raised by Transport Canada last… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 06-Dec-16

Helijet extends flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver

Helijet extends flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver

Effective December 24, Helijet International will expand its service to include weekend flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver. Helijet currently offers  six roundtrips each day between its Nanaimo Harbour Heliport and Vancouver Harbour locations. The expanded service will see Helijet offer three roundtrips a day on Saturdays and Sundays. “Since starting service to Nanaimo and the… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 24-Nov-16

BC Aviation Council & Helijet Announce $3500 Bursary

BC Aviation Council & Helijet Announce $3500 Bursary

The British Columbia Aviation Council (BCAC) is pleased to announce that Helijet International has established a five-year annual corporate award of $3500 dollars aimed at mid-career candidates. The Helijet International Bursary Award will assist qualified candidates in completing Helicopter IFR training and on alternate years AME Certification Training. Helijet CEO Danny Sitnam commented, “we are… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 01-Nov-16

HeliJet Restrictions for British Columbia

HeliJet Restrictions for British Columbia

HeliJet, the air ambulance company, has been restricted in their use of helipads and is no longer allowed to land at seven hospitals in the province of British Columbia. Although they have temporary exemptions for five of these hospitals, they still cannot land at Surrey Memorial and Royal Columbian and are not allowed to land… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Sep-16

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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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Helijet Extends Resort Fishing Lodge Service Contracts to 2019

Helijet Extends Resort Fishing Lodge Service Contracts to 2019

Helijet has extended its existing helicopter service contracts with two of BC’s world-renowned fishing resort lodge clients located on Haida Gwaii, off the North-West coast of British Columbia. Together, these extended service agreements are valued at over $7 million. Helijet will provide exclusive summer season helicopter service to these resort lodge locations utilizing twin-engine Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 01-Apr-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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Helijet Eyes Kitimat as Heliport Location

Helijet Eyes Kitimat as Heliport Location

A major helicopter company has announced it’s proposing a year-round heliport facility at Kitimat. See Full Storey

Source: CFTK TV, 04-Nov-14

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Helijet to launch Nanaimo-Vancouver weekday service

Helijet to launch Nanaimo-Vancouver weekday service

Helijet has begun the process of establishing scheduled helicopter service between its downtown Vancouver Heliport and Nanaimo’s Cruise Ship Centre facility, utilizing its fleet of familiar 12-passenger, twin engine, two-pilot Sikorsky helicopters. In recognition of a growing demand for fast, convenient air service between the two centres, especially for business travellers and commuters, Helijet plans… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 17-Oct-14

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Helijet Appoints Rick Hill as Vice President – Commercial & Business Programs

Helijet Appoints Rick Hill as Vice President – Commercial & Business Programs

Daniel Sitnam, President and CEO for Richmond based Helijet International Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Rick Hill as VP – Commercial & Business programs effective September 30, 2014. Over the past 7 years Rick has been responsible for overseeing and guiding fixed and rotary flight operations along with commercial revenue generating… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 01-Oct-14

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Helijet Appoints Director of Flight Operations & Safety

Helijet Appoints Director of Flight Operations & Safety

Daniel Sitnam, President and CEO for Richmond based Helijet International Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Ted Houston as Director of Flight Operations & Safety, effective September 29, 2014. Ted has held the capacity of Helijet’s Chief Pilot for fixed wing operations for the past seven years, and will now oversee all facets… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 01-Oct-14

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Helijet renews $12M fishing resort contracts in the Haida Gwaii Islands

Helijet renews $12M fishing resort contracts in the Haida Gwaii Islands

Helijet announced it has renewed helicopter service contracts with world famous Fishing Resorts in the Haida Gwaii Islands located on the North-West Coast of British Columbia. Together, the 3 year service contracts with renewal options exercised are valued at over $12 million. Helijet will provide exclusive summer-season helicopter service to the resort lodge locations utilizing… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 13-Jun-14

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Profile – Danny Sitnam, President and CEO of Helijet

Profile – Danny Sitnam, President and CEO of Helijet

When Danny Sitnam started a scheduled passenger helicopter service between Vancouver and Victoria 27 years ago, a potential partner told him it was the stupidest idea ever. Sitnam went for it anyway.  See full story

Source: Vancouver Sun, 01-Jan-14

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Helijet takes off with multi-million dollar partnership

Helijet takes off with multi-million dollar partnership

For the past 27 years, British Columbian residents and tourists alike have likely heard of, or used Helijet, a locally based and operated aviation company that offers regularly scheduled flights between Vancouver and Victoria. Since its establishment, Helijet has steadily grown its business and recently they sought out the expertise and funding from First West… Read more »

Source: First West Capital, 24-Oct-13

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Helijet Expands B.C. Central Coast Presence

Helijet Expands B.C. Central Coast Presence

Richmond-based Helijet International continues to firmly develop its presence in the Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii region of British Columbia’s North Coast. Helijet announced it has secured four-year air service agreements with two significant BC sport fishing lodges located in the Whale Channel and Caamano Sound regions of the Central Coast of British Columbia. Together,… Read more »

Source: Helijet International, 02-May-13

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British Columbia’s Air Ambulance audit raises questions

British Columbia’s Air Ambulance audit raises questions

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today called on B.C. political parties to review air ambulance service in the province and support a transition to a cheaper, not-for-profit model in their election platforms. On Thursday, B.C. Auditor General John Doyle released a report on the air ambulance service, finding that “the B.C. Ambulance Service is unable… Read more »

Source: Canadian Taxpayers Federation, 26-Mar-13

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Helijet Grants Options

Helijet Grants Options

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA. Helijet International Inc. (TSX VENTURE:HJI) (the “Company”) as previously disclosed in its quarterly disclosure MD&A, Helijet has granted an aggregate of 1,566,400 common share purchase options (“Options”) to employees and management which have a ten year term until September 1, 2022, and of which 311,200 were granted to insiders. All of the… Read more »

Source: Helijet International Inc, 04-Mar-13

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13-Aug-12 C-GHJT Sikorsky S76A Haida Gwaii, Canada

After losing power to the number 2 engine, the pilot successfully landed the helicopter onto the water. The auto-floatation device deployed, one side reportedly deflated and as the main rotor brake was being applied, the helicopter rolled over. CADAORS 2012P1300

13-Aug-12

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Helijet launches Vancouver sightseeing tours with LongRanger

Helijet launches Vancouver sightseeing tours with LongRanger

Helijet, based in Vancouver and best known for their scheduled services with Sikorsky S76s, has recently launched sightseeing tours of the British Columbia city with a Bell LongRanger.  Three tours are available, 10, 20 or 30 minutes in length:- From Vancouver Harbour Heliport, fly along the tree‐lined coast of Stanley Park to English Bay, before… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 27-Jun-12

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Helijet releases summer 2012 schedule and fares

Helijet releases summer 2012 schedule and fares

Vancouver based operator Helijet has just released its summer 2012 schedule and fares.  This covers its long-standing route between its heliports at Vancouver Harbour and Victoria Harbour which they operate using Sikorsky S76s. For more details, see http://www.helijet.com/helijet-schedule-information—effective-22may12.pdf   Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-May-12

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Helijet operates highest time S76 at 37,025 airframe hours

Helijet operates highest time S76 at 37,025 airframe hours

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today recognized Helijet International as operator of the world’s highest airtime Sikorsky S-76® airframe — an S-76A helicopter (serial number 760074) with 37,025 flight hours. Vancouver-based Helijet operates North America’s largest scheduled helicopter service. Since 1986, aircraft 760074, an S-76A helicopter operating in Helijet’s airline… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 14-Feb-12

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Helijet celebrates 2,000,000th passenger milestone

Helijet celebrates 2,000,000th passenger milestone

Richmond’s Helijet International celebrated its two millionth passenger on Thursday, a major industry milestone the scheduled helicopter carrier has achieved after 25 years in business and flying more than 22 million kilometres. The milestone passenger, Godfrey D. Archbold, President and CEO, Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia, arrived at the Vancouver Harbour terminal… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 05-Feb-12

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Max-Viz and Helijet announce S-76 EVS installations for EMS contract

Max-Viz and Helijet announce S-76 EVS installations for EMS contract

Max-Viz and Helijet of Vancouver, B.C. Canada announces the cooperative installation of the Max-Viz EVS-1500 on three (3) S-76 helicopters supporting EMS operations under contract with the B.C. Government. “After thorough evaluation of NVIS technologies, we determined that EVS would provide Helijet EMS helicopters with the most cost effective and safe solution to both day… Read more »

Source: Max-Viz, 18-Jan-12

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Helijet to hold 25th Anniversary Reunion

Helijet to hold 25th Anniversary Reunion

Join Helijetters past and present to celebrate 25 years since the first flight November 26th 1986. Come together on November 26th 2011 at Jewel Ballroom, 4th Floor – 1495 West 8th Ave Vancouver (near Granville), for food, drinks, dancing and reminiscing. Alumni please confirm your tickets above, due to venue size limited tickets available. Current… Read more »

Source: Eventbrite, 20-Oct-11

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Helijet partners with pair of Fairmont hotels

Helijet partners with pair of Fairmont hotels

Helijet’s regularly-scheduled Victoria to Vancouver passenger service landed Tuesday morning with a special delivery: the Fairmont Empress’ famous tea and scones and a freshly-logoed helicopter to promote a new business partnership between North America’s largest scheduled helicopter carrier and Fairmont Hotels. The new partnership between The Fairmont Waterfront, The Fairmont Empress and Helijet means great Helijet rates (up… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 23-Aug-11

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Helijet launches air services from Prince Rupert

Helijet launches air services from Prince Rupert

Richmond-based Helijet International (TSX: HJI) has opened its Prince Rupert base located at Seal Cove and  is now expanding helicopter charter and air ambulance services along British Columbia’s north coast. The Prince Rupert base will be overseen by Steve Morrow and Andrew Scott. Morrow will oversee air medical operations and Scott will develop Helijet’s general… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 05-Apr-11

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16-Mar-11 C-GHJT Sikorsky S76A Pitt Meadows, Canada

EMS flight. Clipped and snapped telephone wire on take-off damaging blade tips. Landed safely in adjacent field. No injuries. CADAORS ref 2011P0343

16-Mar-11

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Milestone Aviation Group announces $205M of Helicopter Lease transactions

Milestone Aviation Group announces $205M of Helicopter Lease transactions

Milestone Aviation Group, the first global specialty finance company focused exclusively on the helicopter and private jet markets, announced today $205 million in transactions. With this announcement, which was made at the Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo, Milestone has closed on 20 new and pre-owned helicopters totalling $141 million as well as signed Letters of Intent… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation Group, 06-Mar-11

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Helijet appoints Director of Sales

Helijet appoints Director of Sales

Rick Hill, vice president Operations and Commercial Programs of Richmond-based Helijet International Inc. is pleased to announce Troy MacDonald as the new Director of Sales, effective February 1, 2011. In his new role, MacDonald is responsible for revenue generation for Helijet’s scheduled and charter services, with the support of a highly qualified management team. MacDonald… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 15-Feb-11

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Helijet awarded 8 year air ambulance contract

Helijet awarded 8 year air ambulance contract

Richmond-based Helijet International (TSX: HJI) has secured an eight year contract with the BC Ambulance Service to provide three helicopters, flight and maintenance personnel for rotary air ambulance services based in Vancouver and Prince Rupert. The contract, valued at $94.7 million, also includes a four year extension option. The contract commences on April 1, 2011…. Read more »

Source: Helijet, 28-Oct-10

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Helijet expands operations in Haida Gwaii

Helijet expands operations in Haida Gwaii

This past July, Helijet completed the purchase of all of VIH Helicopters’ assets and business operations in Haida Gwaii (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands), an island archipelago off the coast of central British Columbia. The purchase marks an expansion of Helijet’s operations in the island chain, where it already supports a number of sport fishing… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 11-Oct-10

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Helijet awarded 2010 Winter Olympic air ambulance contract

Helijet awarded 2010 Winter Olympic air ambulance contract

Helijet International will play a critical emergency role in the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games after being awarded a new contract with the BC Ambulance Service to operate two additional Sikorsky S-76 air ambulance helicopters during the Games.

Source: Helijet, 30-Dec-09

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Helijet announces flight plans for 2010 Games: Clear skies ahead

Helijet announces flight plans for 2010 Games: Clear skies ahead

Charter flights from downtown Vancouver to Whistler will be available seven days a week during the morning and late afternoons.

Source: Helijet, 01-Dec-09

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Helijet offsets 900 tonnes CO2e with Pacific Carbon Trust

Helijet offsets 900 tonnes CO2e with Pacific Carbon Trust

Helijet International, the first private sector partner with British Columbia’s Pacific Carbon Trust, has completed its first round of carbon offset purchases by retiring 900 tonnes of CO2e.

Source: Helijet, 16-Nov-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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Helijet’s Daniel Sitnam named Pacific finalist for 2009 Entrepreneur Of The Year

Source: Ernst & Young, 09-Jul-09

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Helijet relaunches website

Source: Helijet, 02-Jun-09

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Helijet offsets greenhouse gas emissions

Source: Helijet, 24-Mar-09

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Helijet goes carbon-neutral

Source: Helijet, 23-Mar-09

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Rugby Canada Signs Sponsorship Agreement with HeliJet

Source: Helijet, 10-Mar-09

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Milestones – Helijet Achieves 140K Accident-FreeFleet Hours With S-76A

Source: Helijet, 25-Feb-09

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