Antarctica

Ultimate HELI Deploys four helicopters to Antarctica

Ultimate HELI Deploys four helicopters to Antarctica

4-Jan-2021Source: Ultimate HELI

Ultimate HELI is a South African based world class provider of helicopter services, supplying the safest and the most efficient helicopter charter, helicopter maintenance, advanced helicopter training, utility helicopters and helicopter support worldwide. We are proud to announce that we have started our annual Antarctica deployments.  We will be operating off two separate ice breakers... Read more

Quark Expeditions new ship has two helipads and two helicopters

Quark Expeditions new ship has two helipads and two helicopters

12-Jun-2019Source: Quark Expeditions

Quark Expeditions®, the leader in polar adventures operating exclusively in the Arctic and Antarctica, announced the name of their new polar expedition ship scheduled to set sail late in 2020. The technologically-advanced vessel will be named Ultramarine. The highly-anticipated new ship takes its name from the precious colour of the same name: ultramarine, which means... Read more

Ultimate Heli deploys three helicopters to Antarctica

Ultimate Heli deploys three helicopters to Antarctica

24-Jan-2019Source: Ultimate Heli

Ultimate HELI is a world class provider of helicopter services, supplying the safest and the most efficient helicopter charter, helicopter maintenance, advanced helicopter training, utility helicopters and helicopter support worldwide. We are proud to announce that we have deployed 2 x Bell 412EP’s and 1 x Airbus Helicopter AS350B2 to Antarctica that departed Cape Town... Read more

US Antarctic Program recognized for SAR efforts

US Antarctic Program recognized for SAR efforts

20-May-2014Source: NSF

The New Zealand Search and Rescue Council has recognized the U.S. Antarctic Program, which is managed by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Polar Programs, for its cooperation with Antarctica New Zealand in response to the January 2013 loss of a Twin Otter aircraft and its crew in the Antarctic. On Tuesday May 13 (New... Read more

02-Dec-13 Eurocopter VH-HRQ AS350 Amery Ice Shelf, Antartica

02-Dec-13 Eurocopter VH-HRQ AS350 Amery Ice Shelf, Antartica

2-Dec-2013

Two helicopters flying in tandem and one experienced issue which led to hard landing and all three occupants injured.  Crew from second helicopter on hand to ensure injured kept safe and warm until further rescue arrives.  The two are operating for the Australian Antarctic Division... Read more

Canadian Helicopters completes name change to HNZ

Canadian Helicopters completes name change to HNZ

24-Sep-2012Source: HNZ Group

Canadian Helicopters Group Inc. (TSX: CHL.A, CHL.B), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, announced today that, further to its news release dated May 14, 2012, the change of its name to HNZ Group Inc. (the “Company”), as approved by its shareholders at its annual meeting on May 11, 2012, will be... Read more

17-Dec-11 Eurocopter Bo105 Antarctica (2 of 2)

17-Dec-11 Eurocopter Bo105 Antarctica (2 of 2)

17-Dec-2011

Flight conditions further rapidly deteriorated and became extremely bad, one of the helicopters had an accident during the flight back to the Germany research ship Polarstern. Fortunately, the passengers were only slightly injured. Instant support could be given by the other helicopter team, which at the same time had a hard but safe landing... Read more

17-Dec-11 Eurocopter Bo105 Antarctica (1 of 2)

17-Dec-11 Eurocopter Bo105 Antarctica (1 of 2)

17-Dec-2011

Flight conditions further rapidly deteriorated and became extremely bad, one of the helicopters had an accident during the flight back to the Germany research ship Polarstern. Fortunately, the passengers were only slightly injured. Instant support could be given by the other helicopter team, which at the same time had a hard but safe landing... Read more

08-Dec-11 B-7810 Kamov Ka32 Antarctica

08-Dec-11 B-7810 Kamov Ka32 Antarctica

8-Dec-2011

Chinese Antarctic Expedition... Read more

28-Oct-10 Eurocopter AS350B3 Antarctica (4F)

28-Oct-10 Eurocopter AS350B3 Antarctica (4F)

28-Oct-2010

report that they have found debris scattered over 150 meters, which would indicate, according to the two crews, a significant impact with the ground. Reports of three bodies so far located in the impact zone.... Read more

Antarctica New Zealand honours HNZ pilot

Antarctica New Zealand honours HNZ pilot

7-Jul-2010Source: Antarctica New Zealand

The spectacular ridge of wind-sculpted granite towers at the entrance to Antarctica’s Wright Valley has been named the McPhail Turrets recognising Rob McPhail’s huge contribution to scientific research on the Ice. Rob McPhail, well-known to all Antarcticans, who has flown for Helicopters New Zealand for four months of each of the past 19 years in... Read more

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