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South African court cancels Antarctic tender award

South African court cancels Antarctic tender award

The Pretoria High Court has set side a four-year tender that was awarded to Ultimate Heli after it was discovered that Indwe Aviation was unfairly excluded from the bidding process. The tender was for helicopter support to the Environmental Affairs Department’s yearly research and resupply expeditions to Antarctica. Ultimate Heli has already spent two years,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Dec-18

Antarctic helicopter pilot seriously injured in crevasse fall

Antarctic helicopter pilot seriously injured in crevasse fall

A helicopter pilot is in a critical condition after he fell 20 metres down an Antarctic crevasse on Monday evening. See full story.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald, 13-Jan-16

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Southern Lakes Helicopters wins three year Antarctic contract

Southern Lakes Helicopters wins three year Antarctic contract

The contract requires an AS 350 B3 Squirrel on the ice between November 1 and late February each summer. Operating from Scott Base, they would carry Antarctica NZ crew (mostly scientists) and their equipment. (see full story)  File photo

Source: Eurocopter, 03-Sep-12

Helicopters NZ operating two AS350s for Korean Polar Research Institute

Helicopters NZ operating two AS350s for Korean Polar Research Institute

The company has secured a high-value contract with the Korean Polar Research Institute (Kopri) to provide air support for its mission looking at options for setting up a new Antarctic research station.

Source: Stuff, 15-Jan-10

Kaman Ka32 joins ship for Chinese Antarctic research programme

CHINA’S polar explorer ship Xuelong will carry a new helicopter for its next Antarctic trip following the fatal crash of its last service chopper in April.

Source: Shanghai Daily, 14-Aug-09

Tasmanian helicopter pilot awarded top Antarctic honour

Source: The Australian, 22-Jun-09