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Helijet to launch Nanaimo-Vancouver weekday service

Helijet to launch Nanaimo-Vancouver weekday service

Helijet has begun the process of establishing scheduled helicopter service between its downtown Vancouver Heliport and Nanaimo’s Cruise Ship Centre facility, utilizing its fleet of familiar 12-passenger, twin engine, two-pilot Sikorsky helicopters. In recognition of a growing demand for fast, convenient air service between the two centres, especially for business travellers and commuters, Helijet plans… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 17-Oct-14

Peru to acquire five Seasprite helicopters

Peru to acquire five Seasprite helicopters

The governments of Peru and Canada have recently signed an accord that will allow the Andean nation to acquire up to five Seasprite multipurpose helicopters for the Peruvian Navy. See Full Story

Source: Andina, 14-Oct-14

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Telephonics appoints Chief Technology Officer

Telephonics appoints Chief Technology Officer

Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), announced today that Mr. Richard Hines has been appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this role, Mr. Hines will be responsible for establishing and directing Telephonics’technical strategic vision as well as leading all technology development. Mr. Hines will report directly to Mr. Kevin McSweeney, Telephonics’… Read more »

Source: Telephonics, 14-Oct-14

12-Oct-14 C-FTAW Heliot Bagotsville, Canada

Rolled over during initial lift-off from wooded area.  2 POB uninjured The helicopter sustained damage mainly to its rotor blades.  Amateur design/build type CADORS 2014Q2171

12-Oct-14

Victims of Cougar 491 and 1985 Universal Helicopter Crashes Honoured

Victims of Cougar 491 and 1985 Universal Helicopter Crashes Honoured

A beacon of remembrance was lit at Quidi Vidi Lake yesterday as the Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, officially dedicated the Offshore Helicopter Accident Memorial. The memorial pays tribute to the victims of Cougar 491 and the 1985 Universal Helicopter crashes. “After centuries of making our living from the sea, our province… Read more »

Source: NFL, 08-Oct-14

Register Update – Canada – September 2014

Register Update – Canada – September 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, 07-Oct-14

06-Oct-14 Bell CH-124 Eastern Passage, Canada

Emergency landing after gearbox sensor detected an anomaly. Landed at Hartland Point Golf Course and was then towed by road to 12 Wing Shearwater.

06-Oct-14

Military surgeon, researcher and healthcare leader appointed Chief Medical Officer for Ornge

Military surgeon, researcher and healthcare leader appointed Chief Medical Officer for Ornge

Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services, is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Homer Chin-Nan Tien, an internationally-renowned, award-winning physician, administrator and educator, as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Tien joins Ornge from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre where he is Medical Director for the Tory Regional Trauma Centre, Canada’s largest trauma unit…. Read more »

Source: Ornge, 02-Oct-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada – Oct/Nov/Dec 2014

Source: Airbus Helicopters Canada, 01-Oct-14

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Business leaders raise almost $1 Million for STARS during annual CEO Rescue in the Rockies

Business leaders raise almost $1 Million for STARS during annual CEO Rescue in the Rockies

STARS has announced that the annual CEO Rescue in the Rockies fundraiser has once again been a staggering success, raising $974,869.77 in one day. Since it started in 2010, the fundraiser has seen the Alberta community come together and raise close to $4 million for STARS. Earlier this morning, STARS partnered with influential business leaders… Read more »

Source: STARS, 30-Sep-14

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29-Sep-14 Bell 412CF Shaw Island, Canada

Precautionary landing after rotor blades struck a wire on the Canadian Coast Guard vessel Sir William Alexander

29-Sep-14

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JSSI covers Blackcomb Aviation EC135T2e Engines

JSSI covers Blackcomb Aviation EC135T2e Engines

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, has announced the enrollment of Turbomeca Arrius 2B2plus engines for Blackcomb Aviation’sAirbus EC135 T2e helicopter. “Predictable maintenance budgets are difficult to maintain for any helicopter operation, and our programs are designed to provide just that, plus the… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 26-Sep-14

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Ornge and Cambrian College Establish Partnership in Advanced Care Paramedicine

Ornge and Cambrian College Establish Partnership in Advanced Care Paramedicine

Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services, is proud to announce a partnership with Cambrian College. This is Ornge’s first partnership with a community college. Through this partnership, Cambrian College will deliver an Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) graduate certificate program beginning September 2014, which will develop and support the training of highly-skilled flight… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 25-Sep-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS350 for Muti-Mission Use

Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS350 for Muti-Mission Use

HUBI-FLY takes possession of 3rd Ecureuil Aircraft, reinforcing commitment to the aircraft family. Fort Erie, ON, September 17th, 2014 – HUBI-FLY has taken delivery of an AS350 B2 to support a variety of missions including; Power line inspection, utility, training and filmography. The aircraft will be based in Vienna, Austria and will join the Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 23-Sep-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Airbus Helicopters Canada Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Airbus Helicopters Canada employees, customers and stakeholders celebrated with elected officials and Airbus Group senior management to mark the company’s 30th Anniversary. With 190 customers operating over 680 aircraft, Airbus Helicopters Canada is marking 30 years of providing quality customer service and technology to the Canadian helicopter industry.Over the past 30 years, Airbus Helicopters has… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 22-Sep-14

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20-Sep-14 Rotorway Exec 162F Pitt Meadows, Canada

Helicopter experienced a power loss and landed hard in a field adjacent to the airport CADORS 2014P1639

20-Sep-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS350 for Muti-Mission Use

Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS350 for Muti-Mission Use

HUBI-FLY has taken delivery of an AS350 B2 to support a variety of missions including; Power line inspection, utility, training and filmography. The aircraft will be based in Vienna, Austria and will join the Airbus Helicopters fleet of a previously delivered AS350 B2 and AS355F2. “We have chosen the AS350 B2 because it is a… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 18-Sep-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada accepting nominations for ‘Innovation in Safety Award’

Airbus Helicopters Canada accepting nominations for ‘Innovation in Safety Award’

Airbus Helicopters Canada is looking to recognize outstanding achievement in the rotary wing industry with the 3rd Annual ‘Innovation in Safety Award’. Fort Erie, ON, September 12th, 2014 – 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… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 15-Sep-14

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13-Sep-14 C-FNRR Bell 206B Tumbler Ridge, Canada

Repositioning to another landing spot after dropping off 3 passengers when it suffered a tail rotor strike and hard landing. CADORS 2014P1608

13-Sep-14

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Cougar offshore contract extended, new hangar planned

Cougar offshore contract extended, new hangar planned

Cougar Helicopter’s contract to fly workers to the offshore installations has been extended for at least another six years.  See full story

Source: CBC, 08-Sep-14

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BK117 Transport Canada – Certifications Received by Airwork

BK117 Transport Canada – Certifications Received by Airwork

Airwork proudly announces it has recently received Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificates (STC’s) for the BK117 Particle Separator, Lightweight High Density Seating and 1200 kg Cargo Hook. These STC’s complement Airwork’s existing Transport Canada BK117-850D2 STC, which exchanges the Honeywell -750 engine’s for higher powered -850 engine’s. The BK117-850D2 STC is also approved by EASA,… Read more »

Source: Airwork, 03-Sep-14

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Register Update – Canada – August 2014

Register Update – Canada – August 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, 02-Sep-14

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STARS Horizons – Fall 2014

Source: STARS, 01-Sep-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS350 for Private Use in Quebec

Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS350 for Private Use in Quebec

Business owner and aviation enthusiast, Harvey Stever has taken delivery of an AS350 B2 for private use, based in Quebec City. “I have chosen the AS350 B2 for the fact that it is a well-proven aircraft in Canada, with low operating costs, powerful capabilities, enhanced safety and comfort,” said Mr. Harvey Stever.“It will allow for… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Aug-14

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18-Aug-14 N720HT Sikorsky S64E Lindsay Lake, Canada

The helicopter was slinging a hydro tower into position. After positioning the tower, the ground crew secured two of the support cables to their foundations. The pole was then shifted to accommodate securing of the remaining two support cables. As the two secured cables became taut, the pilot felt a bump and the helicopter became… Read more »

18-Aug-14

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18-Aug-14 C-GSSS Airbus AS350B2 Matagami, Canada

On a local flight 32 NM northwest of Matagami, QC, when the engine (Honeywell LTS-101-700-D2) failed on final for the helipad. The aircraft was not damaged and the pilot, alone on board, was not injured. The TSB will implement a plan to examine some of the components CADORS 2014Q1697

18-Aug-14

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Summit Announces New Executive Appointments

Summit Announces New Executive Appointments

The Summit Aviation Group today announced the appointment of Walter Heneghan, Vice President, Health, Safety and Environmental Protection for Summit Air (fixed-wing) and Summit Helicopters, and Todd Tomecek as Vice President, Business Development, Summit Helicopters. Walter Heneghan brings with him over thirty-five years of aviation experience. Most recently, Walter was Vice President, Safety & Quality… Read more »

Source: Summit Air, 14-Aug-14

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CHC sets dates for FY2015 Q1 Earnings, First Analyst Meeting

CHC sets dates for FY2015 Q1 Earnings, First Analyst Meeting

CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI), the parent company of CHC Helicopter, plans to issue its earnings release for the fiscal-year 2015 first quarter, which ended July 31, after market close on Monday, Sept. 8. The following day, Tuesday, Sept. 9, the company will hold its quarterly call for analysts at 8 a.m. (Eastern Time). The call… Read more »

Source: CHC, 14-Aug-14

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North Flight Data Systems receives Canadian STC approval for EC135

North Flight Data Systems receives Canadian STC approval for EC135

North Flight Data Systems, LLC (“NFDS”) is pleased to announce Transport Canada has validated their FAA STC approval for their flight data system installation in the Airbus EC135 helicopter. The first Canadian installations will be performed on two (2) EC135’s owned and operated by Phoenix Heli-Flight in Ft.McMurray. The flight data system is comprised of… Read more »

Source: NFDS, 14-Aug-14

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12-Aug-14 C-FANC Bell 206B Whitecourt, Canada

Crashed west of Whitecourt, AB after experiencing tail rotor problems. Four occupants suffered minor injuries, two were taken to hospital. The aircraft had significant damage.  Helicopter was contracted to Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development and carrying out a pine beetle survey CADORS 2014C3111

12-Aug-14

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06-Aug-14 C-FXAH Eurocopter AS350 Fairview, Canada

Shortly after liftoff, in the climb through 3000 feet ASL (800 feet above ground), the pilot experienced an uncommanded yaw and complete loss of engine power. The pilot performed an autorotation into a wheat field. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to tail boom and tail rotor driveshaft from main rotor blade contact. There were no… Read more »

06-Aug-14

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Manitoba Health releases report on STARS Air Ambulance Service

Manitoba Health releases report on STARS Air Ambulance Service

The Manitoba government has released the report and recommendations of the Clinical Oversight Committee on the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) air ambulance service, led by Dr. Brian Postl, Health Minister Erin Selby said today. “Our first priority is to deliver safe, high-quality care to Manitoba families.  We are confident these recommendations and the… Read more »

Source: Manitoba, 05-Aug-14

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Register Update – Canada – July 2014

Register Update – Canada – July 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-Aug-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada delivers AS350 B3e to Lakeshore Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Canada delivers AS350 B3e to Lakeshore Helicopters

Lakeshore Helicopters’ newest AS350 B3e will be joiningthe company’sexisting Airbus Helicopters fleet of 3 AS350 B3/B3e’s. This aircraft, which will be based in Fort McMurray, Alberta,will support numerous missions including Onshore Oil &Gas, Research & Development, Hydro, Mining, Construction, Forestry and Charters. “The AS350B3e is able to provide a flexible and reliable solution for the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Aug-14

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30-Jul-14 C-GTSU Robinson R44 Saint-Damasse, Canada

During the run-up before takeoff at night, the aircraft rapidly rotated about 180 degrees to the left. The pilot initiated a takeoff and the helicopter rolled onto its left side. The pilot and passenger suffered minor injuries and the aircraft sustained substantial damage. CADORS 2014Q1491

30-Jul-14

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SmartPilot.ca – A Year After Launch – Great Results and More!

SmartPilot.ca – A Year After Launch – Great Results and More!

Canada’s single source web portal for all things related to flying safely recently celebrated the first anniversary of its launch. By all accounts it is proving that the need and interst for a simple, one stop site for general aviation is very real. SmartPilot.ca continues to grow and refine itself with more new, purpose developed… Read more »

Source: SmartPilot, 29-Jul-14

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New partners at Stellar Heliskiing

New partners at Stellar Heliskiing

Jason Remple has two new partners in Stellar Heliskiing  See full story

Source: Kelowna Daily Courier, 29-Jul-14

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27-Jul-14 C-FGSG Bell 206L Ekati Diamond Mines, Canada

In visibility of 1 mile in smoke, the helicopter overflew a lake with a glassy surface. The pilot lost visual reference and the helicopter collided with the water surface, pitched inverted, and sank. The pilot and both passengers egressed from the helicopter with only minor injuries. CADORS 2014C2858

27-Jul-14

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24-Jul-14 C-GMJQ Schweizer 300C Saint-Lazare-de-Bellechasse, Canada

Struck cables while crop spraying, extensively damaged. CADORS 2014Q1500

24-Jul-14

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Edmonton Police seek $22M for twin turbine helicopters and new heliport

Edmonton Police seek $22M for twin turbine helicopters and new heliport

Edmonton Police are to put a budget request in for twin turbine helicopters and a new heliport closer to the centre of town  – one $7M helicopter this autumn and a second in 2019.  see full story  They currently operate two EC120s bought in 2001 and 2009

Source: Edmonton Journal, 23-Jul-14

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23-Jul-14 C-GTEQ Airbus AS350B3 Points North Landing, Canada

In the initial climb at less than 20ft agl and engine lost power and the pilot observed illumination of the overtorque warning light and heard the low rotor RPM warning tone. A forced landing was completed. There were no injuries to the pilot or passenger; the helicopter sustained substantial damage to the tail boom. After… Read more »

23-Jul-14

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Phoenix Heli-Flight unveils new EC135T2e

Phoenix Heli-Flight unveils new EC135T2e

Phoenix Heli-Flight have held a launch party for a newly arrived EC135T2e, emblazoned with a graphic of the Northern Lights.  It will go into EMS service in September.  See full story

Source: Fort McMurray Today, 18-Jul-14

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Loss of situational awareness and control likely caused fatal 2013 Manitoba JetRanger accident

Loss of situational awareness and control likely caused fatal 2013 Manitoba JetRanger accident

In the release of its investigation report (A13C0073) today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada cited the loss of situational awareness and loss of control as the likely causes of a fatal helicopter crash at Gull Lake, Manitoba, in July of 2013. At 4 pm Central Daylight Time, on 1 July 2013, the Bell 206B helicopter, operated… Read more »

Source: TSB Canada, 18-Jul-14

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Airbus Helicopters promote in-house 12-year inspections

Airbus Helicopters promote in-house 12-year inspections

Law enforcement operators across the United States and Canada continue to rely on Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) and Airbus Helicopters Canada (AHC) for 12-year Inspections on the popular AS350-series and EC120 helicopters. The 12-Year Inspection effectively resets the inspection cycles to zero (0) and allows the aircraft to be completely updated by incorporating all existing… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 17-Jul-14

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Vandals block night landings at Trout Lake helipad

Vandals block night landings at Trout Lake helipad

The only night-certified helipad in the Lappe area, north of Thunder Bay is no longer safe for helicopters to use after dark.  See full story

Source: CBC, 14-Jul-14

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CHC reports FY2014 full year results and provides FY2015 guidance

CHC reports FY2014 full year results and provides FY2015 guidance

CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI), the parent company of CHC Helicopter, said it entered fiscal 2015 well positioned to deliver on its long-term financial priorities of strengthening the balance sheet, generating free cash flow and delivering profitable growth. Along with operating results for fiscal 2014, which ended April 30, the company today provided the first long-term… Read more »

Source: CHC, 10-Jul-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

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is the first medical service in Canada to begin stocking blood in advance for life-saving transfusions on air medical missions. The STARS base in Saskatoon is now the third base to come on line. This new approach, spearheaded by Saskatoon Health Region’s Hospital Transfusion Lab staff, allows the… Read more »

Source: STARS, 08-Jul-14

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First EC130T2 delivered into Canadian market

First EC130T2 delivered into Canadian market

Fox Aviation of Montreal, Quebec has taken delivery of the first EC130 T2 helicopter in Canada. The aircraft will be flown privately and is the third Airbus Helicopters (formally Eurocopter) aircraft in the past 13 years to beselected by Fox Aviation.The initial purchase was for an EC120, followed by an EC130 B4 and now the… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 07-Jul-14

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Transport Canada approves PW206B3 engine for EC135P3

Transport Canada approves PW206B3 engine for EC135P3

Transport Canada has given its seal of approval to Pratt & Whitney Canada’s new PW206B3 engine, selected to power the new Airbus Helicopters EC135 P3 light, multipurpose twin-engine helicopter. The updated EC135 P3, announced at Heli-Expo 2013, is scheduled to enter service in the first quarter of 2015. The PW206B3, which received Transport Canada certification… Read more »

Source: PWC, 07-Jul-14

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Inappropriate control inputs led to January 2013 in-flight breakup of R44

Inappropriate control inputs led to January 2013 in-flight breakup of R44

In its investigation report (A13W0009) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that a Robinson R44 helicopter broke up in flight over Fox Creek, Alberta on 27 January 2013 due to inappropriate control inputs that caused the main rotor blade to make contact with the fuselage. The Gemini Helicopters Robinson R44 was… Read more »

Source: TSB, 07-Jul-14

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Register Update – Canada – June 2014

Register Update – Canada – June 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, 02-Jul-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada – Jul/Aug/Sep 2014

Source: Airbus Helicopters Canada, 01-Jul-14

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Helicopter flying school opens at Slemon Park

Helicopter flying school opens at Slemon Park

Heli-Flight is setting up shop at Slemon Park and will be offering training as well as helicopter tours of Prince Edward Island.  See full story

Source: Journal Pioneer, 26-Jun-14

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25-Jun-14 Robinson R44 Bagotville, Canada

During the descent for landing, the pilot was not able to stop the descent and yaw. The pilot pushed the cyclic to exit the vortex and pick up speed, but the main rotor collided with the ground and the aircraft rolled to a stop on the ground. CADORS 2014Q1246

25-Jun-14

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Canada signs amended CH-148 Cyclone contract with Sikorsky

Canada signs amended CH-148 Cyclone contract with Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. welcomed the signing of a contract amendment today with the government of Canada to bring the Canadian Maritime Helicopter Program to completion and accelerate the CH148 Cyclone helicopter’s entry into operational service. [Editor note.  Interesting use of words here given they are years behind on this contract and the Canadian Government had… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 19-Jun-14

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Canada approves PA100 PUREairsystem for AS350/EC130

Canada approves PA100 PUREairsystem for AS350/EC130

Transport Canada has awarded DART Aerospace a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the PA100PUREairsystem for the AS350 and EC130 helicopters.Operators can now install the PA100 PUREairsystem in markets where the TCCA approval is recognized. The PA100 PUREair System, co-developed by Pall Aerospace and DART Aerospace, is a totally redesigned, reengineered, and retested engine air protection… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 18-Jun-14

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Airmedic acquires two new AgustaWestland 109 GrandNew

Airmedic acquires two new AgustaWestland 109 GrandNew

Airmedic is announcing the acquisition of two AgustaWestland 109GrandNew helicopters specifically configured for emergency medical services (EMS)—a first in Quebec. “These two new Category A twin-engine helicopters will provide us with greater latitude to fulfill our mission,” points out Airmedic president Christian Trudeau. “Our ultimate goal is to be able to fly to the rescue… Read more »

Source: Airmedic, 17-Jun-14

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Rotary Club of Estevan purchases hospital helipad naming rights

Rotary Club of Estevan purchases hospital helipad naming rights

Rotary Club of Estevan president-elect Charles Olsen presented a cheque for $20,000 to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation executive director Becky Conly last night at Lobsterfest. It’s the first payments in our $120,000 commitment for the naming rights to the helipad at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Last night’s presentation included $10,000 from the Rotary Club of Estevan… Read more »

Source: Rotary Club of Estevan, 13-Jun-14

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Helijet renews $12M fishing resort contracts in the Haida Gwaii Islands

Helijet renews $12M fishing resort contracts in the Haida Gwaii Islands

Helijet announced it has renewed helicopter service contracts with world famous Fishing Resorts in the Haida Gwaii Islands located on the North-West Coast of British Columbia. Together, the 3 year service contracts with renewal options exercised are valued at over $12 million. Helijet will provide exclusive summer-season helicopter service to the resort lodge locations utilizing… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 13-Jun-14

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CHC Group Sets FY2014 Q4 Earnings Release & Analyst Call

CHC Group Sets FY2014 Q4 Earnings Release & Analyst Call

CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE: HELI), the parent company of CHC Helicopter, plans to issue its earnings release for the fiscal-year 2014 fourth-quarter, which ended April 30, after market close on Wednesday, July 9. The following day, Thursday, July 10, the company will hold a call for analysts at 8 a.m. (Eastern Time). The call also… Read more »

Source: CHC, 13-Jun-14

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Second helicopter jailbreak in Quebec in 15 months

Second helicopter jailbreak in Quebec in 15 months

For the second time in just over a year, inmates used a helicopter to make a brazen escape from jail in Quebec.  See full story

Source: Huffington Post, 09-Jun-14

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EuroTec Canada signs service center and distribution agreement with Dynamic

EuroTec Canada signs service center and distribution agreement with Dynamic

Dynamic Solutions Systems, Inc (DSS), the Original Equipment Manufacturer of the popular MicroVib II Aircraft Vibration Control System has chosen EuroTec Canada, Ltd as a factory authorized agent and certified calibration laboratory for Canada. Widely used by civil, government and military rotary and fixed wing operators worldwide, the MicroVib II Analyzer is the industry leader… Read more »

Source: Eurotech, 06-Jun-14

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Canada Certifies Robinson R66 Police Helicopter

Canada Certifies Robinson R66 Police Helicopter

Robinson Helicopter Company received Transport Canada’s certification for the R66 Turbine Police Helicopter. Robinson’s R66 Police model is specially configured for law enforcement and meets the latest FAA crashworthiness regulations. Modestly priced at $1,129,000 USD, the four-place R66 Police helicopter combines R66 power, altitude performance, and payload with the latest in surveillance technology. Turn-key ready,… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 04-Jun-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers EC135 to Blackcomb Aviation

Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers EC135 to Blackcomb Aviation

Blackcomb Aviation’s EC135 will provide support for the company’s multi-year contracts with various organizations, including power line maintenance and support missions in western Canada. The aircraft will be based in Whistler, British Columbia and will complete missions requiring state-of-the-art twin engine aircraft capabilities. This is the first of two EC135’s set to be delivered to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jun-14

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Bell announces New Regional Sales Manager in Western Canada

Bell announces New Regional Sales Manager in Western Canada

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today a new addition to the Western Canada team. Effective immediately, Frank Carmichael will assume the role of Regional Sales Manager in Western Canada, responsible for overseeing marketing and sales activities within Canada. “We are excited to welcome the newest member to the Bell Helicopter family…. Read more »

Source: Textron, 03-Jun-14

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Nova Scotia’s energy minister satisfied with offshore safety rules

Nova Scotia’s energy minister satisfied with offshore safety rules

Nova Scotia’s energy minister says he’s satisfied with federal legislation aimed at improving safety in the offshore energy sector even though it doesn’t call for an independent safety agency, a measure he pushed for while in Opposition.  See full story

Source: CTV, 02-Jun-14

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Register Update – Canada – May 2014

Register Update – Canada – May 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, 02-Jun-14

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Ornge faces 17 labour code charges over S76 crash

Ornge faces 17 labour code charges over S76 crash

All 17 charges relate to an incident that occurred on May 31, 2013, when four Ornge employees — two pilots and two paramedics — were killed after the Sikorsky S-76A helicopter they were travelling in crashed  See full story See also HeliHub.com page for this accident

Source: CBC, 01-Jun-14

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Industry, EASA, FAA raise concerns over handling of Canadian Coast Guard contract

Industry, EASA, FAA raise concerns over handling of Canadian Coast Guard contract

The Canadian government’s decision to grant Bell a special weight exemption for the 429 strained relations between Transport Canada and aviation safety regulators in the U.S. and Europe, federal documents show.  See full story

Source: Ottawa Citizen, 01-Jun-14

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31-May-14 AgustaWestland AW139 Balsam Lake, Canada

Door came open in flight. en route to Haliburton from Toronto

31-May-14

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West Coast Helicopters adds R44 Clipper to fleet

West Coast Helicopters adds R44 Clipper to fleet

West Coast Helicopters is excited to announce that we have added the Robinson R44 Clipper to our fleet of helicopters. The R44 Clipper with pop out floats is ideal for over water transportation or photography. The R44 can carry up to three passengers and small amount of baggage and still have good legs for distance… Read more »

Source: West Coast Helicopters, 30-May-14

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Soft ice ingested by engine led to January 2012 fatal crash of RCMP AS350B3

Soft ice ingested by engine led to January 2012 fatal crash of RCMP AS350B3

In its investigation report (A12P0008) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that the ingestion of soft ice into the engine led to a complete loss of power and the crash after takeoff of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) helicopter near Cultus Lake, British Columbia. The pilot was fatally injured. On… Read more »

Source: TSB, 29-May-14

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Custom Helicopters Invests in SkyTrac’s Flight Following Solution

Custom Helicopters Invests in SkyTrac’s Flight Following Solution

Custom Helicopters has chosen SkyTrac’s flight following solution to optimize their operations. Custom provides a variety of services in mainly remote locations that include mineral exploration, power line maintenance, forest fire suppression and wildlife surveys. In a multi-year service contract, Custom will use SkyWeb and SkyWeb Mobile to monitor its fleet from their operations center… Read more »

Source: SkyTrac Systems, 29-May-14

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Pratt & Whitney Canada Site Named AHS International Vertical Flight Heritage Site

Pratt & Whitney Canada Site Named AHS International Vertical Flight Heritage Site

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s important role in the development of the global helicopter industry has been recognized with the naming of its Longueuil, Canada site as a Vertical Flight Heritage Site by American Helicopter Society (AHS) International, the world’s leading technical society dedicated to the advancement of vertical flight technology and its applications. A plaque… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 28-May-14

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23-May-14 C-GVTM Bell 206 Chamiss Bay, Canada

Dynamic roll over on take-off after catching a fuel drum with a skid. The pilot, the sole occupant, sustained minor injuries. The 406 ELT activated and was shut off immediately. CADORS 2014P0717

23-May-14

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