Transwest Helicopters returns to operations

Transwest Helicopters returns to operations 4 Sep, 20, Source: Transwest Helicopters

Transwest Helicopters has re-entered operations with a well-equipped Bell 412EP aircraft (C-GTWJ) perfectly suited for utility and fire firefighting applications. The aircraft has undergone a full refurbishment at the Transwest facility and is outfitted with a wire strike kit, the BLR Fast Fin, Strake Kit and BAMBI Max water bucket system as well as several of the Transwest supplemental kits including the Transwest Helicopters Co-Pilot Seat Modification Kit and LH Vertical Reference Door STC which provides added comfort and improved visibility.

Honouring Transwest’s former Chief Pilot of 20+ years, Jeff Brown, the 412EP is affectionately known as ‘(TW) J for Jeff’ and the company designed a special memorial aircraft nose decal.

“We are pleased to be back flying with a Bell 412EP and it has already been out working on fires. Our Chief Pilot and Operations Manager; Jason Brown has over 13,000 hours total time in flying helicopters both domestically and internationally,” explains Alison Maas, Co-owner at Transwest Helicopters. “Jason brings a wide range of experience in various environments including fire suppression, mountain, heli-skiing and wire-line and is a great addition to our team.”

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