British Columbia operator Ascent Helicopters adds new H125

British Columbia operator Ascent Helicopters adds new H125

20-May-2016 Source: Airbus Helicopters Canada.

Ascent Helicopters expands their fleet with a new H125 and the aircraft will be operated in Fernie, B.C. Known for its performance, versatility and low maintenance costs, the H125 is the ideal choice to expand and compliment the working fleet of Ascent Helicopters.

“Because the work we do varies and can change at any moment, the multi-mission capability of the H125 is a perfect choice to include in our expanding fleet of aircraft” said Trent Lemke, President of Ascent Helicopters.  “We must always be able to anticipate and meet the specific needs of our customers and the H125 will ensure that we will achieve just that.”

“The H125 aircraft ensures outstanding reliability, simplified maintenance and low operating costs, qualities that Ascent Helicopters were looking for in an aircraft”  said  Romain Trapp, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Canada. “Ascent Helicopters offers specialized service and responsiveness throughout the Western region; the H125 is perfectly suited to support and assist Ascent with these missions.”

With operations in Parksville and Fernie B.C., Ascent Helicopters is a specialized helicopter charter company offering flight services to a variety of government and industry clientele such as; B.C. Hydro, MOFLNR Rapattack Program, Crescent Spur Heli-Skiing, B.C. Air Ambulance Medevac, film crews and the mining/resource sector. Ascent offers a Transport Canada approved hoisting program, used primarily  as a work access method in the powerline utility market. With an experienced and skilled aircrew and maintenance crew, Ascent’s personnel have years of operational experience in all aspects of the helicopter charter business. This expertise allows Ascent Helicopters to manage operations in a way that affords their customers the highest industry standard of helicopter utilization, safety and customer service.


From Left to right:


Brian Reid, Director – Support and Service Sales, Airbus Helicopters Inc.

Frank Walcher, Chief Pilot, Ascent Helicopters

Wayne Woytkiw, Regional Sales and Key Account Manager – Western Canada and Alaska, Airbus Helicopters Canada

Trent Lemke – Owner, Ascent Helicopters

Jeff William –  AME Ascent Helicopters

Romain Trapp – President & CEO Airbus Helicopters Canada

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