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CMH Heli-Skiing Unveils 2015/16 Ambassador Trips

CMH Heli-Skiing Unveils 2015/16 Ambassador Trips

CMH announced today that big mountain skier, Chris Benchetler, will join CMH Heli-Skiing as trip ambassador at CMH Cariboos, December 17-22, 2015. The California-based skier, who is a fixture in ski films and boasts his own pro model ski with Atomic, “The Bent_Chetler,” will experience the deliciously deep mountains of B.C.’s Cariboo region alongside CMH… Read more »

Source: CMH, 27-Oct-15

27-Oct-15 C-GIFY Bell 206 Kinley, Canada (1F)

1976 Bell 206 crashed into a farm field after reporting severe icing.  En route from Calgary to Saskatoon

27-Oct-15

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New helipad opened closer to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon

New helipad opened closer to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon

STARS and the Saskatoon Health Region (SHR) are now able to transport emergency patients faster, thanks to a new temporary medical helicopter landing pad on the University of Saskatchewan campus. See Full Story

Source: Global News, 26-Oct-15

Kitchener Aero increases Helicopter Helmet Sales and Service

Kitchener Aero increases Helicopter Helmet Sales and Service

Kitchener Aero Avionics (KAAV) – is one of Canada’s premiere avionics sales, service, design and special missions modifiers. The firm is also well respected for their long-time sales and service support for the Gentex line of aviation flight helmets. KAAV are pleased to announce the recent addition of the full ALPHA product line to their… Read more »

Source: Kitchener Aero, 26-Oct-15

22-Oct-15 C-FOHE MD Helicopters MD500D Paynton, Canada (2F)

A 55-year-old male pilot from Campbell River, B.C., and a 35-year-old male passenger from Prince Albert, Sask., were the only 2 POB when it crashed. They were pronounced dead at the scene.  Helicopter was contracted by electric utility SaskPower to access and repair power poles and struck a powerline causing the aircraft to crash.  Post crash… Read more »

22-Oct-15

Port Metro Vancouver donates IR camera to North Shore Rescue

Port Metro Vancouver donates IR camera to North Shore Rescue

Port Metro Vancouver has donated a specialized infrared camera to North Shore Rescue. When required by North Shore Rescue the camera will be mounted to a helicopter and used as a tool to help locate missing people in challenging terrain. The camera, a SeaFlir II-C stabilized imaging system, utilizes FLIR (forward looking infrared radiometer) technology… Read more »

Source: Port Metro Vancouver, 16-Oct-15

Canadian hospital helipad lights vandalised

Canadian hospital helipad lights vandalised

Police are investigating after vandals struck the helicopter pad lights at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance early Sunday. See Full Story

Source: Chatham Daily News, 13-Oct-15

Ornge considers replacing six-year-old AW139 fleet

Ornge considers replacing six-year-old AW139 fleet

Something very interesting is happening at Ornge. See Full Story

Source: Toronto Sun, 12-Oct-15

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Avialta Helicopter Maintenance

Avialta Helicopter Maintenance

Airbus Helicopters Canada is pleased to announce they have chosen Avialta Helicopter Maintenance Ltd. to increase proximity support in the west. Avialta is a Transport Canada approved helicopter repair and overhaul maintenance facility who service a wide range of utility and corporate customers. “Enhancing customer support and services is key to Airbus Helicopters, a part… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 12-Oct-15

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10-Oct-15 Sikorsky S92 St John’s, Canada

Turned back to base after indicator light came on

10-Oct-15

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Coulson Aircrane CEO recognized by the B.C. Aviation Cou

Coulson Aircrane CEO recognized by the B.C. Aviation Cou

Wayne Coulson’s interest in aircraft was sparked in 1984 when his family’s company bought its first helicopter. See Full Story

Source: AV Times, 06-Oct-15

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06-Oct-15 Sikorsky S92 Hibernia rig, Canada

Cougar Flight 232 was shut down upon arrival at the Hibernia Gravity Based Structure (GBS) after experiencing engine fuel bypass indications on both engines. The aircrew awaited the arrival of maintenance crew. Overnight the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, in consultation with the engine manufacturer, conducted all required maintenance procedures. The helicopter was subsequently flight tested and… Read more »

06-Oct-15

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Register Update – Canada – September 2015

Register Update – Canada – September 2015

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 01-Oct-15

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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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Viterra partners with STARS Air Ambulance

Viterra partners with STARS Air Ambulance

Viterra is pleased to announce that it has partnered with STARS to sponsor its 2016 calendar. As part of the agreement, the calendars will be available for purchase at many Viterra facilities across Western Canada. The partnership was formally launched earlier today at an event at Viterra’s Balgonie grain terminal, with farm customers, employees and… Read more »

Source: STARS, 30-Sep-15

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STARS long-standing supporter Rawlco Radio donates $250K

STARS long-standing supporter Rawlco Radio donates $250K

Rawlco Radio Ltd. has announced a gift of $250,000 to the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) in Saskatchewan. The donation reinforces the company’s ongoing support of the service, helping to ensure that STARS can continue to maintain its vital service of providing time, hope and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients. This… Read more »

Source: STARS, 29-Sep-15

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25-Sep-15 C-FTJU Bell 407 Goose Bay, Canada

Helicopter was landing at a gravel pit near a hunting camp. While manoeuvring to land to refuel the helicopter, the tail rotor struck a fuel drum. The rotor blade was destroyed, the tail rotor drive train was damaged and one main rotor blade was damaged by debris. The helicopter landed safely and the pilot, the… Read more »

25-Sep-15

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Canada approves Mecaer Bell 429 interior

Canada approves Mecaer Bell 429 interior

Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) announced it has successfully validated their luxury interior for the Bell 429 with Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA). MAG developed and branded the MAGnificent for the Bell 429 under an EASA STC in May of 2015. Since then, MAG has applied for various validations around the globe.  These certifications were initially… Read more »

Source: Mecaer, 24-Sep-15

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Transport Canada approves Metro Aviation EC135 and AS350 simulators

Transport Canada approves Metro Aviation EC135 and AS350 simulators

Since opening in 2012, the Helicopter Flight Training Center has hosted several global customers for state-of-the-art flight and maintenance training. Canadians will now join the list of international customers due to the recent Transport Canada certification of the training center’s EC135 Level D full motion simulator and AS350 Level 7 flight training device. Transport Canada… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 22-Sep-15

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22-Sep-15 C-GNET Schweizer S300C Dawson City, Canada

Helicopter was hovering approximately 40 feet AGL to assess the landing area. The helicopter moved laterally to the right in order to increase the visibility of the landing area. During this time, the helicopter rotated to the right and started to spin about the vertical axis. An attempt to control the rotational spin was made,… Read more »

22-Sep-15

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Ontario Provincial Police proposed base move under financial scrutiny

Ontario Provincial Police proposed base move under financial scrutiny

The Ontario Provincial Police decision to pull its search-and-rescue helicopter from Sudbury and station it in Orillia is penny-wise and pound-foolish. See full story 

Source: Timmins Press, 14-Sep-15

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Canada re-selects Vector as sole T-58 engine MRO provider

Canada re-selects Vector as sole T-58 engine MRO provider

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce it has signed a contract with the Department of National Defense (DND) to perform all MRO services for their T-58 engines, effective 30 July 2015. “We are thrilled to have been re-selected by DND to be… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 11-Sep-15

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09-Sep-15 C-GZFX Robinson R44 Foleyet, Canada (2F)

Helicopter crashed into trees, dropping vertically nose-first between the trees down to the ground, killing both on board – named as 24-year-old Jeremie Belanger and 41-year-old Ken Mielke – both were pilots were pilots for Apex Helicopters, which was performing aerial spraying for a forestry company in the area. CADORS 2015O2625

09-Sep-15

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STARS Rescue on the Prairie raises more than $425,000

STARS Rescue on the Prairie raises more than $425,000

More than $425,000 was raised by five community and business leaders at the first annual Rescue on the Prairie fundraising event for STARS air ambulance, held at a remote location near Dundurn, SK, on Wednesday. “It’s a pleasure to be here and be able to raise these funds for STARS,” said participant Ron Carson, founder… Read more »

Source: STARS, 04-Sep-15

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Heli-One expands service range with Heli-One Total Solutions

Heli-One expands service range with Heli-One Total Solutions

Helicopter operators purchasing pre-owned aircraft will benefit from the extensive customization, engineering and maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services offered by Heli-One’s new aircraft sales business line, Heli-One Total Solutions. Heli-One is one of the world’s leading independent providers of helicopter MRO services and as such is uniquely positioned to provide customers with “Turn Key”… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 03-Sep-15

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Power Hydraulics move to larger facility in Langley

Power Hydraulics move to larger facility in Langley

Power Hydraulics Corp.announces the move of its main office and shop to a larger, strategically planned facility in the Gloucester Industrial Park, located in Langley, British Columbia. Supporting all in-house capabilities, the now fully operational facility allows Power Hydraulics to provide more services faster in the growing helicopter industry. “Our ultimate vision is to accommodate… Read more »

Source: Power Hydraulics, 02-Sep-15

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Register Update – Canada – August 2015

Register Update – Canada – August 2015

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 02-Sep-15

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02-Sep-15 C-GYBK Bell 206B Sept Iles, Canada (2F)

Heilcopter with 5 POB went down on a wide rock adjacent to a river, with the tail boom detached. Two fatalities, three seriously injured Blandine Pinette-Fontaine and Pierre-Michel Fontaine have been identified by the Quebec coroner as the two fatalities.  The pilot was reported as Gabriel Turbide CADORS 2015Q1696

02-Sep-15

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Shimco Breaks Ground at New Headquarters

Shimco Breaks Ground at New Headquarters

Shimco, a world-wide leader in the manufacture of precision parts and gap management solutions, announced today the inauguration of its new headquarters was held at their future 25,000 square foot facility site in Cambridge, Ontario. Relocation of Shimco’s current headquarters in Markham, Ontario to Cambridge is planned for December 2015. In attendance at the ground-breaking… Read more »

Source: Shimco, 01-Sep-15

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01-Sep-15 C-GFCH Sikorsky S92 St Johns, Canada

Press report of Cougar Helicopters flight CGR151 outbound to a rig when it turned back to base as a result of an “intermittent fire warning,” the operator was quoted as saying.  Uneventful and safe landing back at St John’s, it’s departure point.  According to a company spokeswoman, Cougar Helicopters maintenance staff have since inspected the… Read more »

01-Sep-15

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01-Sep-15 Sikorsky S92 St John’s, Canada

while approximately 100 nm from St. John’s and en route to the GSF Grand Banks drilling rig, Cougar Flight CGR151 experienced an intermittent Fire Warning Light on the #2 engine. There were no secondary indications of fire

01-Sep-15

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Critics want Ontario government to pay air ambulance bills

Critics want Ontario government to pay air ambulance bills

Critics say the Ontario government should pay the bill when patients are forced to take air or ground ambulances because their local hospital doesn’t offer the service or treatment they need. See Full Story

Source: CTV News, 18-Aug-15

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18-Aug-15 CHR Safari Nanaimo, Canada

The helicopter landed on a gravel bar about 15 nm west of Nanaimo Airport, BC (CYCD). Shortly after landing the pilot engaged the cyclic control lock and exited the helicopter to take a photograph with the engine running and rotors turning. After re-entering the helicopter, it was lifted off into a hover with the cyclic… Read more »

18-Aug-15

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Airbus Helicopters Canada Seeking Nominations for Safety Innovation award

Airbus Helicopters Canada Seeking Nominations for Safety Innovation award

As in previous years, the winner(s) of the ‘Innovation in Safety Award’ will be selected by a committee of industry professionals.  The award ceremony will take place during the Helicopter Association of Canada’s annual conference, November 13th-15th in Vancouver, BC. The award recipient will receive a cash prize of $10,000.00 in addition to recognition from… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 13-Aug-15

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STARS Lottery Winners Take Home Big Prizes

STARS Lottery Winners Take Home Big Prizes

Celebrations are taking place across Saskatchewan today following the announcement of the 2015 STARS Saskatchewan LOTTERY WINNERS. This is the first sell-out in the event’s four-year history and organizers are grateful to supporters for helping them reach a milestone for the annual lottery. The Lottery offered 2,100 prizes worth more than $4.1 million and netted… Read more »

Source: STARS, 13-Aug-15

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Bell Customer Support VP moves to Eagle Copters

Bell Customer Support VP moves to Eagle Copters

Eagle Copters Ltd. is proud to announce that Barry Kohler has accepted the position of President and CEO of the company, effective August 11th, 2015. Barry is a seasoned professional who has spent the last 30 years working in the aerospace sector. Mike O’Reilly, who currently holds the position of President and CEO, will join… Read more »

Source: Eagle Copters, 10-Aug-15

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Aberta Dinosaur Museum premiers helicopter tours

Aberta Dinosaur Museum premiers helicopter tours

Leading up to the September 3rd soft opening, the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum will begin offering helicopter tours from August 5th throughout the summer over one of the world’s densest dinosaur bone-bed sites. The tours will showcase stunning aerial views of the museum, Pipestone Creek and Wapiti River, snaking through heavily wooded terrain to the mass gravesite of… Read more »

Source: Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum, 06-Aug-15

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Public says no to Kootenay Heli-Ski application

Public says no to Kootenay Heli-Ski application

Many concerned Nelson area citizens believe they will have to say goodbye to peace and quiet in their backcountry should a land tenure application by Kootenay Heli-Ski inc. be approved. See Full Story.

Source: Nelson Star, 06-Aug-15

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Register Update – Canada – July 2015

Register Update – Canada – July 2015

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 04-Aug-15

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Heli-One showcases extensive MRO capabilities with new website

Heli-One showcases extensive MRO capabilities with new website

Heli-One, one of the world’s leading independent providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has launched a website redesign with new functionality. Residing at the current website address (http://heli-one.ca), the refreshed website has improved functionality that allows visitors to see the full extent of Heli-One’s capabilities and quickly understand the different ways Heli-One can… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 30-Jul-15

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30-Jul-15 C-GBPS Airbus AS350BA Rigolet, Canada (1F)

While operating in the vicinity of Rigolet, Newfoundland & Labrador, the helicopter contacted wires and crashed. CADORS 2015A0667

30-Jul-15

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Solo R22 pilot rescued after 32 hours on ice floe

Russian pilot Sergey Ananov was most of the way to completing a solo circumnavigation in a Robinson R22. He had refuelled in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and was on a 500 mile leg to Nuuk in Greenland when contact was lost. He was reported overdue at 3.20pm Eastern time on Saturday 25th July. Weather conditions were hazardous… Read more »

28-Jul-15

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HNZ appoints new VP/CFO

HNZ appoints new VP/CFO

HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ.A, HNZ.B) (the “Corporation”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, announced today the appointment of Matthew Wright as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Wright, formerly Manager of Investor Relations and Financial Analysis, has been with the Corporation since January 2014. Mr. Wright holds a Masters… Read more »

Source: HNZ, 28-Jul-15

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NYSE warns CHC after share price dips below compliance level

NYSE warns CHC after share price dips below compliance level

CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE: HELI; the “Company”), the parent company of CHC Helicopter, today announced that on July 23, 2015, the Company was notified by the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) that the trading price of HELI is not in compliance with the NYSE’s continued listing standard that requires a minimum average closing price of… Read more »

Source: CHC, 27-Jul-15

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25-Jul-15 D-HDIM Robinson R22 Davis Strait, Canada

Helicopter was operating VFR from CYFB Iqaluit, NU to BGGH Nuuk, Greenland as part of a solo circumnavigation attempt. The pilot (Sergey Ananov from Russia) autorotated and ditched the aircraft in the Davis Strait, 204 nm east of CYFB, reportedly due to a broken drive belt. He was wearing an immersion suit and managed to… Read more »

25-Jul-15

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24-Jul-15 C-FNOB Bell 407 Bugaboo Provincial Park, Canada

Transporting 6 workers from the Bobbie Burns lodge when the engine lost power. The pilot carried out an emergency landing to an area of new growth trees. The landing with low rotor rpm was hard, but the helicopter stayed upright. The tail section of the helicopter was struck by a main rotor blade and severed…. Read more »

24-Jul-15

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24-Jul-15 C-FRAP Robinson R44 Strathroy, Canada

Helicopter was being used to spray fungicide on fields of corn. The pilot approached and overflew one field checking for hazards and wind conditions, and then began a spray swath across the field. Midway through the first swath, the pilot heard the low rotor horn sound. Manually rolling the throttle up did not prevent the… Read more »

24-Jul-15

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CMH Launches 2015 Summer Season

CMH Launches 2015 Summer Season

The world’s leading Heli-Skiing operator swapped its skis and snowboards for hiking boots and backpacks with the launch of the 2015 summer season this week. Best known as the pioneers of Heli-Skiing, Canadian-based CMH also invented Heli-Hiking 37 years ago and continues to offer travellers unparalleled opportunities to explore the most beautiful and least-visited parts of… Read more »

Source: CMH, 22-Jul-15

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Pratt & Whitney Canada CFO moves to Bombardier

Pratt & Whitney Canada CFO moves to Bombardier

Bombardier Inc. announced today the appointment of John Di Bert as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective August 10, 2015. Mr. Di Bert was selected following an international search to find a successor to Pierre Alary, who is retiring. “I’m very pleased to announce the appointment of John Di Bert as our… Read more »

Source: Bombardier, 20-Jul-15

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Calgary Police celebrate 20 years in the air

Calgary Police celebrate 20 years in the air

With a large gathering watching, the first dedicated Calgary Police Service helicopter touched down.  See full story

Source: Calgary Sun, 20-Jul-15

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Vancouver-based helicopter pilot starts epic YouTube channel

Vancouver-based helicopter pilot starts epic YouTube channel

Bradley Friesen lives in Vancouver but spends most of his free time hovering above the mountains just north of our city.  See Full Story

Source: Vancitybuzz, 17-Jul-15

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First sell out for STARS Lottery in Saskatchewan

First sell out for STARS Lottery in Saskatchewan

The STARS organization is thrilled to announce their annual lottery in Saskatchewan has sold out for the first time in the event’s four year history. The lottery provides significant funding for STARS’ bases in Saskatoon and Regina. “Approximately 50 per cent of the funding for our two bases in Saskatchewan comes from local supporters. Each… Read more »

Source: STARS, 17-Jul-15

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Ontario must sort ATC black holes for Ornge

Ontario must sort ATC black holes for Ornge

Summer’s here and you’re heading to the cottage. See full story

Source: Toronto Sun, 13-Jul-15

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AgustaWestland sell an AW169 to Canadian customer Fig Air

AgustaWestland sell an AW169 to Canadian customer Fig Air

Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today the sale of an AW169 to Canadian customer Fig Air Inc., a Toronto-based VIP and corporate charter service. Fig Air Inc., a current operator of the AW109 Grand, is upgrading to the AW169 in order to better serve their Toronto – NewYork City charter customers with the most modern, state-of-the-art twin-turbine helicopter… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 13-Jul-15

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11-Jul-15 C-FWTK Bell 412 Slave Lake, Canada

Crashed on firefighting ops, pilot to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

11-Jul-15

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10-Jul-15 C-FTJG Robinson R44 Canmore, Canada

There were no reported injuries among the 4 souls on board. Search and rescue located the site via emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal and extracted the occupants. Unknown damage to the aircraft. CADORS 2015C2524

10-Jul-15

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Power Systems gives salvaged parts a second life

Power Systems gives salvaged parts a second life

Corey Steinberg and Kelly Loewen are thrilled to announce the formation of their newest business venture, Power Systems Ltd., a company focused on making salvaged parts available for Bell and Sikorsky helicopters. In a society where everything seems disposable, Steinberg and Loewen found that they could provide quality parts to customers at a lower cost… Read more »

Source: Power Systems, 09-Jul-15

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Northern Ontario Ornge service hampered by black holes

Northern Ontario Ornge service hampered by black holes

Ornge is the new black hole in northern Ontario, as the troubled air ambulance company now refuses to land on many helipads in isolated communities. See full story

Source: Toronto Sun, 08-Jul-15

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Northern Ontario Ornge service hampered by black holes

Northern Ontario Ornge service hampered by black holes

Ornge is the new black hole in northern Ontario, as the troubled air ambulance company now refuses to land on many helipads in isolated communities. See full story

Source: Toronto Sun, 07-Jul-15

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07-Jul-15 12414 Sikorsky S61 Lawrencetown, Canada

helicopter was on a routine flight when the crew noticed a drop in hydraulic pressure and were forced to land

07-Jul-15

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Register Update – Canada – June 2015

Register Update – Canada – June 2015

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 01-Jul-15

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30-Jun-15 C-GXLD Airbus AS350B2 Fort Simpson, Canada

conducting forest fire fighting operations in the area of Fort Simpson, NT. Prior to landing in CYFS, the pilot maneuvered to set down the water bucket. While preparing to set down on the landing pad beside the bucket, the tail rotor blades contacted a fuel drum. The helicopter touched down shortly thereafter and remained upright…. Read more »

30-Jun-15

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30-Jun-15 St John’s, Canada

 helicopter en route to the West Hercules drilling rig returned to base due to a low oil pressure indication in one of its two engines. The incident occurred on Tuesday, June 30 when the helicopter was 20 km outside St. John’s. The helicopter returned to St. John’s without incident and the seven passengers on board… Read more »

30-Jun-15

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Regional District calls for public meeting on heli-ski application

Regional District calls for public meeting on heli-ski application

The Regional District of the Central Kootenay board will ask FrontCounterBC for a public meeting regarding a proposed heli-ski operation bordering Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park. See Full Story.

Source: Nelson Star, 26-Jun-15

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Winnipeg Police broadcast lewd conversation on helicopter PA system

Winnipeg Police broadcast lewd conversation on helicopter PA system

Winnipeg police have apologized and launched an investigation after officers flying in a helicopter mistakenly broadcast a cockpit conversation that one person says referred to a sex act. See Full Story.

Source: CTV News Winnipeg, 26-Jun-15

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Ontario budgets for a new police helicopter

Ontario budgets for a new police helicopter

With its sights on the airport, the City Council has unanimously approved a structurally balanced budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. See Full Story.

Source: Daily Bulletin, 26-Jun-15

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Garmin Expands Chart Coverage within Canada

Garmin Expands Chart Coverage within Canada

Garmin is pleased to announce select products now support the display of helicopter route charts throughout the United States, as well as Canadian IFR and VFR sectional charts. The aera 795/796, G3X Touch and Garmin Pilot for iOS now support the display of these charts with the most recent system software installed. Additionally, helicopter route… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 25-Jun-15

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Lappe Trout Lake helipad fixed: new lights, posts coming

Lappe Trout Lake helipad fixed: new lights, posts coming

The only night-approved helipad for air ambulances in the Lappe area, near Thunder Bay, Ont., will soon be back in service after vandals caused nearly $4,000 in damage about a year ago. See Full Story

Source: CBC, 23-Jun-15

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Sikorsky Delivers Six CH-148 Cyclone Helicopters to Canada

Sikorsky Delivers Six CH-148 Cyclone Helicopters to Canada

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today delivered six CH-148 Cyclone helicopters to the CANADIAN GOVERNMENT during an acceptance celebration joined by Canada’s Defense Minister Jason Kenney, Public Works and Government Services Minister Diane Finley, Justice Minister Peter MacKay and Regional Ministers.  Representing Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), was William Gostic, Vice President of… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 22-Jun-15

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21-Jun-15 C-FQGY Enstrom 280C Sidney, Canada

The helicopter was landing on an unprepared, deeply cultivated field. During the vertical landing, the left skid settled into the soft ground and the helicopter entered into a dynamic rollover. There was substantial damage to the helicopter. There were no injuries to the pilot or passenger. CADORS 2015C2439

21-Jun-15

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Airbus Helicopters opens new office in Mirabel, Quebec

Airbus Helicopters opens new office in Mirabel, Quebec

Airbus Helicopters is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new office located in the Mirabel Helico complex in Mirabel, Quebec. The Mirabel Helico complex is a state of the art facility that will serve to support the Quebec rotary wing community. Additionally the facility provides an outlet for corporate events and fly-ins. “We… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Jun-15

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STARS receives biggest single donation of $2.5M

STARS receives biggest single donation of $2.5M

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (Canadian Natural) announced a gift of $2.5 million to the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) at the STARS Calgary base today. This reinforces the company’s ongoing support of the service, helping to ensure that STARS can continue to maintain its vital service of providing time, hope and life-saving transport to… Read more »

Source: STARS, 12-Jun-15

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New Airbus maintenance center for Quebec and Eastern Canada

New Airbus maintenance center for Quebec and Eastern Canada

Airbus Helicopters Canada is pleased to announce that they have chosen Mirabel HeliSupport to increase their proximity support in the east.  Mirabel HeliSupport is a Transport Canada approved helicopter repair and maintenance facility who servicesa range of private/corporate customers in both Quebec and Eastern Canada. “Increasing proximity support for our customers is very important, we… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 12-Jun-15

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Helicopter fills in for river ferry

Helicopter fills in for river ferry

The Society of Quebec ferries Would like to inform customers icts That annual Maintenance and dry dock work on the MV Ivan-Quinn is planned up to June 15, due to an unexpected technical problem. Until Then, with helicopter service is Maintain flights entre Island Havre-aux-Maisons (Cap-aux-Meules) and airports Entry Island. Scheduled flights are offert by… Read more »

Source: Society of Quebec ferries, 11-Jun-15

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09-Jun-15 Schweizer 300 Lac Central, Canada

A private Schweitzer 269C helicopter took off from a sandy beach at Lac Central for Lac Kénogami with a pilot and a passenger on board. During the initial climb, the aircraft (Lycoming HIO-360-D1A engine) experienced a loss of lift for an undetermined reason and crashed in the lake. The occupants were not injured in the… Read more »

09-Jun-15

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