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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

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

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

05-Jun-15 Enstrom F280FX Harrison River, Canada

The privately owned Enstrom 280FX helicopter, was being flown from Bralorne to Langley. The pilot/owner ditched the aircraft in the Harrison River. The pilot was not injured but the aircraft was significantly damaged. CADORS 2015P0926

05-Jun-15

FCC commits $500,000 over five years to STARS air ambulance

FCC commits $500,000 over five years to STARS air ambulance

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) today announced a $500,000 contribution over five years to STARS air ambulance, providing life-saving transportation to patients in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. “STARS provides critical care and transportation for rural residents who don’t have quick or easy access to health care in emergency situations,” said Michael Hoffort, FCC president and CEO…. Read more »

Source: FCC, 02-Jun-15

Register Update – Canada – May 2015

Register Update – Canada – May 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 some… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 01-Jun-15

01-Jun-15 C-GRJI Safari 400 Conception Bay South, Canada

The Safari 400 homebuilt helicopter was being operated on the owner’s property. The engine was being tested to ensure the governor was correctly installed. The helicopter became airborne by 2-3 feet and the operator lost control. The helicopter went sideways and struck the ground rolling on its side. The helicopter was destroyed but the pilot… Read more »

01-Jun-15

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28-May-15 C-GJID Bell 206 Cochrane, Canada

The Expedition Helicopters Bell 206B (C-GJID) was flying with a pilot and three passengers. The passengers were checking land claims and were dropped off before the helicopter proceeded to an area where it landed and waited for the passengers. The ground was soft and the pilot landed with caution to ensure the skid gear would… Read more »

28-May-15

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STARS refunds $5M to Manitoba Government

STARS refunds $5M to Manitoba Government

The STARS air ambulance service has paid back almost $5 million to the Manitoba government in the last two years. See Full Story

Source: CBC News, 12-May-15

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Why Ontario Provincial Police is Centralizing Helicopter Maintenance

Why Ontario Provincial Police is Centralizing Helicopter Maintenance

With lots of local backlash, the Ontario Provincial Police felt the need to issue the following statement:- While I can understand and I am sympathetic to the desire of the people of the Sudbury area to keep one of the OPP’s helicopters based at the Sudbury Airport, I need to set the record straight on why… Read more »

Source: OPP, 06-May-15

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Register Update – Canada – April 2015

Register Update – Canada – April 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 some… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 06-May-15

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04-May-15 C-GOHT Robinson R22 Salmon Arm, Canada

R22 piloted by a student on a solo flight from Kelowna (CYLW) to Salmon Arm (CZAM) crashed beside the runway at CZAM. The pilot first approached the airport and crossed mid-field to assess the wind direction; however, it was determined that the aircraft was not into wind. On the second approach from the opposite direction,… Read more »

04-May-15

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04-May-15 Sikorsky S92 St John’s, Canada

While in the hover and conducting preflight checks, Cougar flight CGR181 experienced a #2 engine power loss. The aircraft was in a 10 foot hover when the incident occurred. With the remaining engine the aircraft landed safely without further incident. All 8 passengers were briefed by the two crew members onboard the helicopter as well… Read more »

04-May-15

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Ontario Provincial Police to consolidate maintenance and extend flying hours

Ontario Provincial Police to consolidate maintenance and extend flying hours

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will begin using the existing aviation facility at General Headquarters in Orillia as the maintenance base for both helicopters in the Helicopter Aviation Unit. This strategic move will enable the OPP to extend aviation service hours and improve aviation response for the entire province. Currently, the OPP helicopters are based for maintenance… Read more »

Source: OPP, 01-May-15

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Canadian CSAR capability not a priority at this time

Canadian CSAR capability not a priority at this time

Most Canadians are aware that Canada possesses a sophisticated search and rescue capability, with its aircraft and helicopters primarily flown by Canada’s Air Force.  See Full Story

Source: Ottawa Citizen, 30-Apr-15

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Bell to lay off 1,100 workers, including 300 in Mirabel

Bell to lay off 1,100 workers, including 300 in Mirabel

Bell Helicopter is reducing its global workforce by 1,100 employees, including about 300 in Mirabel, north of Montreal, due to weak sales of military and commercial aircraft. See Full Story

Source: Montreal Gazette, 29-Apr-15

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Kelowna Flightcraft evolves into KF Aerospace

Kelowna Flightcraft evolves into KF Aerospace

After 45 years, it was time to perform a little maintenance on our brand. Our services have evolved over time, and we needed to better reflect who we are today — a modern aerospace company with a timeless approach to our craft. After some time in the hangar, we’re proud to roll the new KF… Read more »

Source: KF Aerospace, 27-Apr-15

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New home at Victoria airport has helicopter unit flying high

New home at Victoria airport has helicopter unit flying high

Canada’s Pacific coast helicopter unit has moved into a $155-million facility at Victoria International Airport, bringing together operations that had been spread among aging structures. See Full Story

Source: Times Colonist, 17-Apr-15

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Transport Canada Certifies Sikorsky S-92 Rig Approach

Transport Canada Certifies Sikorsky S-92 Rig Approach

Rig Approach is a first of its kind functionality on the S-92 helicopter that provides helicopter operators with an automated approach to offshore rigs and platforms. Rig Approach is available as an option on the S-92 helicopter, providing a fully coupled and automated approach capability with a higher safety margin than currently is available with… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Apr-15

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06-Apr-15 C-GSIT Bell 205A.1 Key Lake, Canada

After landing, the pilot exited the helicopter with the engine running to attach a longline. The force trim was not set, and the aircraft started to spin and rotated off the helipad with nobody onboard. The aircraft collided with a metal container that was located by the helipad causing substantial damage to the boom, left… Read more »

06-Apr-15

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Register Update – Canada – March 2015

Register Update – Canada – March 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 some… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 02-Apr-15

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Proposed heli-ski tenure application borders Kokanee Glacier Park

Proposed heli-ski tenure application borders Kokanee Glacier Park

There could be another adventurous activity near Nelson next winter if everything goes as planned for Kootenay Heli-Ski. Owner Wendell Maki has applied for crown land to offer day heli-skiing 30 km north of Nelson, hugging the boundaries of Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park. See Full Story

Source: Nelson Star, 01-Apr-15

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Airbus Helicopters Canada given Ontario Provincial Government grant

Airbus Helicopters Canada given Ontario Provincial Government grant

New strategic partnerships announced this week have leveraged almost $44 million in new investments and helped to create or retain over 1,400 jobs in Southwestern Ontario. The latest investment under the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund is with Airbus Helicopters Canada in Fort Erie. Funding will support the company’s new production line, equipment and facility upgrades,… Read more »

Source: Ontario, 30-Mar-15

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27-Mar-15 C-GVHA Bell 47G.2 Chilliwack, Canada

1 POB with minor injuries.  CADORS 2015P0442

27-Mar-15

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First Canadian F-model Chinook flight engineer earns his wings

First Canadian F-model Chinook flight engineer earns his wings

Corporal Reid Bellamy achieved a significant milestone for his squadron – 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron – late last month. On February 24, 2015, the squadron’s commanding officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Chris McKenna, presented CH-147F Chinook helicopter flight engineer (FE) wings to Corporal Bellamy. To earn his wings, Corporal Bellamy successfully completed operational cadre training for the new… Read more »

Source: RCAF, 20-Mar-15

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Canada – 443 Maritime Helicopter Sqn invests new honorary colonel

Canada – 443 Maritime Helicopter Sqn invests new honorary colonel

Colonel Patrick MacNamara, commanding officer of 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron, invested the squadron’s new honorary colonel in a December 8, 2014, ceremony in Patricia Bay, British Columbia. Honorary Colonel Michael Sudul stepped into the position vacated by outgoing Honorary Colonel Jeffrey Morris, who served since 2009. Colonel Lise Bourgon, 12 Wing’s commander, presided over the… Read more »

Source: RCAF, 20-Mar-15

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Register Update – Canada – February 2015

Register Update – Canada – February 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 some… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 09-Mar-15

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Turbomeca strengthens worldwide support network

Turbomeca strengthens worldwide support network

Turbomeca (Safran) is developing a new strategy to further improve the proximity service it offers to its customers. Taking advantage of the planned introduction of new light helicopters, Turbomeca will enlarge its support network to offer a best-in-class service tailored to small fleet operators. To offer the most comprehensive and reliable support network, Turbomeca is… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 03-Mar-15

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Helijet starts Vancouver-Nanaimo route this month

Helijet starts Vancouver-Nanaimo route this month

Already-known as the fastest way to get between the Lower Mainland and Victoria, Helijet International’s passenger helicopter service begins its new harbour-to-harbour service between downtown Nanaimo and downtown Vancouver on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015. Travel time is just 18 minutes, and Helijet’s familiar 12-passenger, twin-engine, two-pilot Sikorsky helicopters are equipped to operate in both daylight,… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 03-Mar-15

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02-Mar-15 C-GLVI Bell 205 Revelstoke, Canada

The Pilot was repositioning 12 passengers from the bottom to the top of the Ghosts Drimie ski run. Upon departure, the Pilot elected to take-off downhill and downwind due to the terrain. The aircraft started to settle as it transited across a field and entered a ‘snowball’ at which time the pilot lost visual reference…. Read more »

02-Mar-15

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Heroux-Devtek Chooses Ontario, Canada for Aerospace Expansion

Heroux-Devtek Chooses Ontario, Canada for Aerospace Expansion

Ontario, Canada is helping Héroux-Devtek grow its aerospace landing gear business with a new manufacturing facility in Cambridge. The state-of-the-art facility will play a key role in the company fulfilling a major contract to supply Boeing. The total investment is valued at $54.2 million, with $7.05 million in support from the Canadian province. The project further strengthens the province’s aerospace sector, particularly… Read more »

Source: Heroux-Devtek, 01-Mar-15

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STARS Horizons – Spring 2015

Source: STARS, 01-Mar-15

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18-Feb-15 Sikorsky S92 Hibernia rig, Canada

 Cougar Flight 231 was shut down on arrival at the Hibernia Gravity Based Structure (GBS) on February 18 due to an issue related to anti-vibration control and a chip light indication. Two Aircraft Maintenance Engineers deployed by Cougar to investigate determined that replacement parts are necessary. The parts are being shipped to Hibernia by vessel… Read more »

18-Feb-15

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Vector Aerospace apprentice wins prestigious award

Vector Aerospace apprentice wins prestigious award

Vector Aerospace UK (Vector – www.vectoraerospace.com), a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is delighted to announce that one of its apprentices has won a regional Apprentice of the Year award. James Clement (pictured), aged 23, who lives in Havant, has won the Outstanding Performance by a Final Year Apprentice award… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 17-Feb-15

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Canadian celebrity to speak on Leadership at CHC Safety Summit

Canadian celebrity to speak on Leadership at CHC Safety Summit

Dr. Dave Williams, a health care chief executive and record-breaking Canadian astronaut and aquanaut, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the gala dinner at the 11th-annual CHC Safety & Quality Summit. The Tuesday, March 24, dinner at the Westin Bayshore hotel is expected to attract 600 people – many of the people attending… Read more »

Source: 2015 CHC Safety & Quality Summit, 16-Feb-15

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Transport Canada certifies Aero Design MEGA Basket for Bell 205 and 212

Transport Canada certifies Aero Design MEGA Basket for Bell 205 and 212

Aero Design is ecstatic to announce the Canadian certification of The Aero Design MEGA Basket for the Bell 205 and 212. The cargo basket features a huge 108.8” length, massive 29” width and is available with a low profile lid offering 21” inside height or a high profile lid offering an exceptional 27.1” inside height…. Read more »

Source: Aero Design, 15-Feb-15

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Ornge considering dropping AW139

Ornge considering dropping AW139

Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services, announced today it has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for helicopter fleet renewal. As part of its three year strategic plan, Ornge has been assessing whether the organization has the most effective and efficient aircraft for its mission moving forward. While the current Ornge fleet… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 13-Feb-15

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11-Feb-15 C-FBCW Bell 206 Sprout Mountain, Canada

Heliski operation landing atop Sprout Mountain with 2 pax in an area cleared of snow accumulation, when the main rotor struck a nearby cabin. The helicopter tail section was severed but the helicopter remained upright and all occupants exited uninjured. The area which had been prepared for the arrival of the helicopter was located beside… Read more »

11-Feb-15

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British Columbia state government recognises Wildcat Helicopters

British Columbia state government recognises Wildcat Helicopters

B.C. Jobs Minister Shirley Bond says the province needs more apprentices. See Full Story

Source: Capital News, 09-Feb-15

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05-Feb-15 C-FAHI Bell 407 Revelstoke, Canada

During a run-on downwind landing, the main rotor contacted the helicopters tail boom. The tail rotor driveshaft cover was damaged and the tail rotor driveshaft was creased. The aircraft’s vertical winglets were also struck by the main rotor blades. The helicopter’s occupants were not injured. CADORS 2015P0188

05-Feb-15

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05-Feb-15 C-FAHI Bell 407 Revelstoke, Canada

conducting heliski operations with one pilot and five passengers aboard. During a run-on downwind landing, the main rotor contacted the helicopters tail boom. The tail rotor driveshaft cover was damaged and the tail rotor driveshaft was creased. The aircraft’s vertical winglets were also struck by the main rotor blades. The helicopter’s occupants were not injured…. Read more »

05-Feb-15

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Register Update – Canada – January 2015

Register Update – Canada – January 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 some… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 04-Feb-15

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04-Feb-15 C-FTGK Bell 205A-1 Springbank, Canada

2 POB both injured, one seriously.  Heavy vertical landing with skids splayed out.  Main rotor had chopped tail boom but main blades still attached to rotor head CADORS 2015C0395

04-Feb-15

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ORNGE puts four air ambulances up for sale

ORNGE puts four air ambulances up for sale

For sale: Four air ambulances from ORNGE. Price? Just under $7 million. See Full Story

Source: The Star, 30-Jan-15

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21-Jan-15 C-GJPW Airbus AS350B2 Key Lake, Canada

Helicopter was involved with long line operations on a power-line construction project 11 nm SE of Key Lake, SK. After a power-line cable was moved, the long line did not release. The helicopter descended and struck the ground. The pilot was injured and was transferred to La Ronge Hospital for medical attention. The helicopter sustained… Read more »

21-Jan-15

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Airbus Helicopters Delivers AS350 to Southwind Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Delivers AS350 to Southwind Helicopters

Southwind Helicopters took delivery of an AS350 B2 from Airbus Helicopters Canada’s Fort Erie, ON facility.The leasing company, based in British Columbia, will be leasing the aircraft for heli-adventures, aerial delivery and forestry work. “The AS350 B2 is a perfect fit for the multi-dimensional missions flown in the rugged terrain of British Columbia,” said Mr…. Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-Jan-15

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Boeing Delivers Advanced Chinook Maintenance Training Devices to Canada

Boeing Delivers Advanced Chinook Maintenance Training Devices to Canada

Boeing [NYSE: BA] recently delivered a maintenance training system to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) that will help prepare technicians to keep the RCAF’s CH-147F Chinook helicopters mission ready. The Chinook Maintenance Trainer includes a complete airframe and an interactive display system that allow the technicians to gain experience addressing a number of scenarios…. Read more »

Source: Boeing, 13-Jan-15

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Register Update – Canada – December 2014

Register Update – Canada – December 2014

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 some… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 05-Jan-15

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29-Dec-14 C-FITZ Robinson R44 Grande Prairie, Canada

On take off, main rotor blade(s) contacted the wind sock mast. A vibration was felt and the pilot landed immediately at the same site. An inspection of the main rotor revealed damage to one of the blades. CADORS 2014C5006

29-Dec-14

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Okanagan Mounties track down stolen helicopter parts

Okanagan Mounties track down stolen helicopter parts

Police have recovered stolen helicopter parts valued at nearly $400,000. See Full Story

Source: Global News, 22-Dec-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS355to Hydro One Inc.

Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS355to Hydro One Inc.

Hydro One’s AS355 NPwill provide support for the utility’swork across Ontario, including pole and power line patroland maintenance.The aircraft will be based in Oro Station, Ontario and is the firsttwin-engine from the 350 series acquired by Hydro One. “Selection of a twin-engine aircraft was a natural next step for today’s hydro operations. The AS355 is… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 18-Dec-14

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CD&R Completes Investment in CHC with third share purchase

CD&R Completes Investment in CHC with third share purchase

Funds affiliated with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC (CD&R) have completed the third stage of CD&R’s investment in CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI) through the purchase of convertible preferred shares in a private placement. Consistent with terms of an investment agreement that CHC and CD&R entered into on Aug. 21, CD&R has purchased an additional 100,000… Read more »

Source: CHC, 17-Dec-14

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Bluedrop Training & Simulation works closer with Allied Wings Consortium

Bluedrop Training & Simulation works closer with Allied Wings Consortium

Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc., a subsidiary of Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (“Bluedrop”) (TSX-V: BPL), was recently awarded two new contracts by Allied Wings, operators of the Contracted Flight Training and Support (CFTS) program, to develop Phase III Multi-Engine & Helicopter courseware. These projects are part of a larger scope of work that sees Allied… Read more »

Source: Bluedrop, 16-Dec-14

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STARS stocks blood on board to perform transfusions on missions

STARS stocks blood on board to perform transfusions on missions

STARS is the first helicopter air ambulance service in Canada to begin stocking blood in advance for life-saving transfusions on air medical missions. The STARS base in Edmonton is now the fourth to carry blood, following STARS locations in Regina, Saskatoon and Calgary. This initiative, in conjunction with Alberta Health Services Transfusion Services and Canadian… Read more »

Source: Stars, 15-Dec-14

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CHC reports 3% revenue growth, 14% Increase in Adjusted EBITDAR in FY2015Q2

CHC reports 3% revenue growth, 14% Increase in Adjusted EBITDAR in FY2015Q2

CHC reported revenue of $458 million for the quarter ended Oct. 31, up 3 percent. The company had a net loss of $177 million. Adjusted EBITDAR (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and helicopter lease and other costs), excluding special items, rose 14 percent to $125 million. All references to EBITDAR in this release represent… Read more »

Source: CHC, 10-Dec-14

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Springhill prison helicopter sighting probed by Transport Canada

Springhill prison helicopter sighting probed by Transport Canada

Transport Canada is investigating a strange incident involving a black helicopter at a prison in northern Nova Scotia last week. See Full Story

Source: CBC News, 10-Dec-14

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Early Bird Registration Opens for 2015 CHC Safety and Quality Summit

Early Bird Registration Opens for 2015 CHC Safety and Quality Summit

Attending one of the world’s premier aviation-safety conference’s costs a little less for a limited time. Early bird registration for the 11th-annual CHC Safety and Quality Summit is open now until Dec. 31. During that period, enrolling in the March 23-25 conference costs C$1085 plus tax – a discount of C$100. The summit, which will… Read more »

Source: CHC, 05-Dec-14

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Register Update – Canada – November 2014

Register Update – Canada – November 2014

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 some… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 04-Dec-14

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STARS CEO one of top 100 most powerful women in Canada

STARS CEO one of top 100 most powerful women in Canada

STARS air ambulance is pleased to announce that today STARS President and CEO Andrea Robertson has been named a Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN) 2014 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner. The Top 100 Awards recognize Canada’s strong, fearless female leaders who have become agents of change in reshaping Canadian organizations at the highest… Read more »

Source: STARS, 27-Nov-14

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STARS and Alberta Snowmobilers partner to spread safety awareness

STARS and Alberta Snowmobilers partner to spread safety awareness

STARS air ambulance is looking to prevent injuries involving snowmobiles for the upcoming winter season. In 2013, the helicopter air ambulance service responded to 20 serious snowmobiling and related incidents. It’s about mass times velocity and the potential for injury with these machines now is huge,” agreed Chad Hegge, flight paramedic with STARS. “They are… Read more »

Source: STARS, 26-Nov-14

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STARS and Snoman partner to reduce risks

STARS and Snoman partner to reduce risks

STARS air ambulance and Snoman (Snowmobilers of Manitoba) Inc. are partnering to promote snowmobile safety this winter, as more than 34,500 Manitoba snowmobilers get ready to hit the trails. There were seven fatalities in total last season, including five off-trail, and two on-trail incidents. Media are invited to the STARS Winnipeg base on Tuesday, Nov…. Read more »

Source: STARS, 26-Nov-14

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AETE team tests Chinooks in Canada’s North

AETE team tests Chinooks in Canada’s North

How vast is Canada’s North? Five Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE) personnel from 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, flew to Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert in August to test navigation systems on two CH-147F Chinook helicopters. Their mission – from Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Petawawa, Ontario, to Alert, Nunavut, and then to Iqaluit, on Baffin… Read more »

Source: RCAF, 19-Nov-14

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Blackcomb Aviation wins the Airbus Helicopter Canada’s “Innovation in Safety” Award

Blackcomb Aviation wins the Airbus Helicopter Canada’s “Innovation in Safety” Award

Helicopter Association of Canada, Montreal, QC, November 8, 2014 –Blackcomb Aviation has been awarded the 2014 Airbus Helicopters Canada’s “Innovation in Safety” Award for their dedicated and collaborative approach to ensuring 25 years of safe operations. This award is presented to a nominee or organization whose business initiatives have demonstrated a great impact on the… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 11-Nov-14

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CHC shareholders approve private placement with CD&R

CHC shareholders approve private placement with CD&R

CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI), the parent company of CHC Helicopter, today announced that its shareholders have approved the issuance of preferred shares to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC and certain of its affiliates (CD&R) in a private placement of up to $600 million and related proposals. The shareholder approval was obtained at CHC’s extraordinary general… Read more »

Source: CHC, 11-Nov-14

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50 years of heli-skiing – now with Atomic skis

50 years of heli-skiing – now with Atomic skis

As a part of the partnership, Atomic will provide CMH a full fleet of award­-winning men’s and women’s skis including the Automatic 117, Automatic 109 and Century 109. “Based in the heart of the Alps, Atomic has always taken pride in being a brand that is rooted in the history of skiing while also progressing… Read more »

Source: Atomic skis, 10-Nov-14

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CMH Heli-Skiing to Offer This Year’s Prices on Next Year’s Trips

CMH Heli-Skiing to Offer This Year’s Prices on Next Year’s Trips

CMH Heli‐Skiing, the world’s largest and longest serving Heli‐Ski operator and the company that invented the sport 50 years ago, has just announced their upcoming 50‐ hour promotion for guests who book their 2015‐2016 Heli‐Ski trip. From 8:30 a.m. (MT) on November 19, 2014 until November 21, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. (MT), powder enthusiasts can secure the very… Read more »

Source: CMH Heli-Skiing, 10-Nov-14

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Bell reveal MSN sequence for 505 JetRanger X

Bell reveal MSN sequence for 505 JetRanger X

As Bell release a video on YouTube of the 505 JetRanger X prototype ground running, the company has also filed the registration papers with Transport Canada.  C-FTVI is the first Bell 505 to be registered on a national register worldwide, and is filed as serial 65002.  It is thus clear that the series starts at… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Nov-14

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Helijet Eyes Kitimat as Heliport Location

Helijet Eyes Kitimat as Heliport Location

A major helicopter company has announced it’s proposing a year-round heliport facility at Kitimat. See Full Storey

Source: CFTK TV, 04-Nov-14

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Register Update – Canada – October 2014

Register Update – Canada – October 2014

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 some… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 04-Nov-14

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CMH Unveils Refurbishment To Its Most Exclusive Lodge

CMH Unveils Refurbishment To Its Most Exclusive Lodge

CMH Heli‐Skiing will reveal a fresh look to its most exclusive lodge as the world’s largest and longest serving Heli‐Ski operator enters its 50th year. CMH Valemount, the iconic destination catering to intimate groups and rated by SKI Magazine as “one of the world’s five most luxe ski lodges,” will receive upgrades to its common… Read more »

Source: CMH, 03-Nov-14

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CMH Unveils First Ever Single Day Heli-Skiing Experiences

CMH Unveils First Ever Single Day Heli-Skiing Experiences

CMH Heli‐Skiing, the world’s largest and longest serving heli‐ski operator, unveiled its first ever one day experiences to explore the epic Revelstoke terrain in the heart of the Columbia Mountains. The new three and five run packages will enable powder enthusiasts to experience deep snow with big, open alpine runs, glacier terrain and stellar tree… Read more »

Source: CMH, 03-Nov-14

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31-Oct-14 C-FRCG Robinson R44 Calgary, Canada

Traffic monitoring helicopter makes emergency landing in school field.  No damage to helicopter

31-Oct-14

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Minister Raitt launches national campaign on drone safety

Minister Raitt launches national campaign on drone safety

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today launched the Government of Canada’s safety awareness campaign for unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), or drones. The national campaign will help ensure UAV users—both recreational and commercial—understand the rules of the skies and always think safety first. The first phase of the campaign, unveiled today, provides the public… Read more »

Source: Government of Canada, 24-Oct-14

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23-Oct-14 C-GLVP Hughes 300C Chemin du Lac Mourier, Canada

During the landing approach at a height of about 20-30 feet above the ground, a quick right yaw occurs. Pilot lost control resulting in a hard landing and the helicopter rolled to the side and suffered significant damage, but the pilot was not injured. CADORS 2014Q2226

23-Oct-14

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