Canadian Coast Guard

Canada makes a donation to Northern Lights College

Canada makes a donation to Northern Lights College

9-May-2019Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

The Government of Canada is supporting the development of well-trained, skilled personnel to serve the aerospace industry of the future, by donating surplus Coast Guard assets to colleges and universities across Canada. These donations are helping to support aircraft maintenance training in Canada, providing practical and hands-on experience to students. The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans... Read more

Canadian Coast Guard picks Dart wearplates for Bell 429 fleet

Canadian Coast Guard picks Dart wearplates for Bell 429 fleet

20-Mar-2019Source: DART Aerospace

DART Aerospace has been known to offer Full-Length Wearplates designed specifically to prevent premature damage to OEM Skidtubes on a variety of aircraft models. The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) owns a fleet of Bell 429 that operate in some of the most demanding, challenging and severe operational and environmental conditions and therefore, cannot afford any... Read more

Canada donates surplus Coast Guard Bo105 to BCIT

Canada donates surplus Coast Guard Bo105 to BCIT

21-Feb-2019Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

The Government of Canada is supporting the development of well-trained, skilled personnel to serve the aerospace industry of the future, by donating surplus Coast Guard assets to educational institutions across Canada. These donations are helping to support aircraft maintenance training in Canada, providing practical and hands-on experience to students. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the... Read more

Canadian Coast Guard announces new facility in New Brunswick

Canadian Coast Guard announces new facility in New Brunswick

21-Nov-2018Source: Canadian Coast Guard

The Government of Canada is investing in new infrastructure for Canadian Coast Guard operations.The Canadian Coast Guard plays a vital role in one of the safest marine systems in the world, and its members go to work every day to ensure the safety of mariners and the marine environment. On behalf of the Honourable Jonathan... Read more

Canadian Coast Guard donates surplus Bo105s for technical training

Canadian Coast Guard donates surplus Bo105s for technical training

19-Nov-2018Source: The Government of Canada

The Government of Canada is supporting the development of well-trained, skilled personnel to serve the aerospace industry of the future, by donating surplus Coast Guard assets to educational institutions across Canada. These donations are helping to support aircraft maintenance training in Canada, providing practical and hands-on experience to students. On behalf of the Honourable Jonathan... Read more

Government of Canada Accepts New Helicopters for the Canadian Coast Guard

Government of Canada Accepts New Helicopters for the Canadian Coast Guard

13-Dec-2016Source: Canadian Coast Guard

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, today accepted two new medium-lift helicopters into the Canadian Coast Guard fleet. These are the first of seven new medium-lift helicopters being constructed by Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd. as part of the Coast Guard’s Fleet Renewal Plan. The acquisition of... Read more

Canadian Coast Guard accepts last of 15 Bell 429s

Canadian Coast Guard accepts last of 15 Bell 429s

15-Mar-2016Source: Canadian Coast Guard

The Honourable Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, and Jody Thomas, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, accepted today the last new light-lift helicopter into the Canadian Coast Guard fleet. After being awarded a contract in May 2014, Bell... Read more

CAE awarded contract to provide Bell 412/429 helicopter simulator to Canadian Coast Guard

CAE awarded contract to provide Bell 412/429 helicopter simulator to Canadian Coast Guard

26-Feb-2016Source: CAE

CAE today announced it has been awarded a contract by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) to provide the Canadian Coast Guard with a CAE 3000 Series helicopter simulator that will feature cockpits for both the Bell 412EPI and Bell 429 helicopters. The CAE 3000 Series helicopter simulator will feature CAE’s revolutionary roll-on/roll-off cockpit... Read more

Alpine Aerotech provides floor protectors for Canadian Coast Guard Bell 429s

Alpine Aerotech provides floor protectors for Canadian Coast Guard Bell 429s

16-Nov-2015Source: Alpine Aerotech

Alpine Aerotech proudly introduces the new Cabin and Cargo Floor Protection Kits for the Bell 429 Aircraft, constructed from high-quality impact, wear and heat resistant material to protect the cabin and cargo floor from damage. Cabin and Cargo Floor Protection Kits for the Bell 429 Aircraft are very light, easy to install and maintain. The... Read more

Solo R22 pilot rescued after 32 hours on ice floe

Solo R22 pilot rescued after 32 hours on ice floe

28-Jul-2015

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

Coast Guard Atlantic Constructing New Helicopter Landing Sites in Labrador

Coast Guard Atlantic Constructing New Helicopter Landing Sites in Labrador

19-Sep-2014Source: CCGA

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced today that the Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic will construct 45 new helicopter landing pads over the next three years along the coast of Labrador. The landing pads will help ensure safe access for CCG staff and provide faster year-round accessibility to land-based marine navigational aids... Read more

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

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

1-Jun-2014Source: Ottawa Citizen

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... Read more

Canadian Coast Guard tender won by Bell 429

Canadian Coast Guard tender won by Bell 429

13-May-2014Source: Canadian Government

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced a contract of up to $172 million awarded to Bell Helicopter for the procurement and delivery of 15 light-lift helicopters within the context of the Canadian Coast Guard’s Fleet Renewal Plan. This... Read more

Airbus Helicopters Canada statement on Canadian Coast Guard contract award

Airbus Helicopters Canada statement on Canadian Coast Guard contract award

13-May-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters Canada

“Airbus Helicopters Canada deeply regrets that the federal government has moved forward and awarded the Canadian Coast Guard Light-lift Helicopter contract. Our lawsuit against Public Works & Government Services Canada on this tender is currently before the Federal Court and has not been resolved. Airbus Helicopters Canada maintains that the government’s Request for Proposals for... Read more

Canadian Coast Guard helicopter procurement facing delays

Canadian Coast Guard helicopter procurement facing delays

26-Jan-2014Source: Calgary Herald

The project to replace the Canadian Coast Guard Bo105 fleet has ground to a halt after Eurocopter filed a lawsuit against the government following allegations that Bell had been given an unfair advantage.  See full story... Read more

Canadian Coast Guard Bo105 recovered from the Arctic Ocean

Canadian Coast Guard Bo105 recovered from the Arctic Ocean

27-Sep-2013Source: TSB Canada

The sunken Canadian Coast Guard helicopter, which crashed on 9 September 2013, has been successfully recovered from the Arctic Ocean. A team consisting of the Canadian Coast Guard’s CCGS Amundsen and CCGS Henry Larsen, ArcticNet and the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has been working to recover the helicopter since its discovery on Monday afternoon. Thanks to the technical expertise... Read more

09-Sep-13 C-GCFU Eurocopter Bo105S McClure Strait, Canada (3F)

09-Sep-13 C-GCFU Eurocopter Bo105S McClure Strait, Canada (3F)

9-Sep-2013

A  Canadian Coast Guard Bo105 operating from the research icebreaker Amundsen crashed at night into the Arctic Ocean, killing all three on board.  They were named as Marc Thibault, commanding officer of the CCGS Amundsen, Daniel Dubé, helicopter pilot and Klaus Hochheim, an Arctic scientist affiliated with the University of Manitoba. CADORS 2013C3920... Read more

Canada issues RFP for Coastguard Bo105 replacement

Canada issues RFP for Coastguard Bo105 replacement

8-Apr-2013Source: Canadian Government

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, today announced that Public Works and Government Services Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the procurement of light helicopters, under the Coast Guard helicopter fleet renewal procurement. “Our Government... Read more

Canadian Coast Guard helicopter fleet to be modernized

Canadian Coast Guard helicopter fleet to be modernized

23-Aug-2012Source: Canadian Government

The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, today announced that the Government of Canada is setting the stage for the purchase of new helicopters for the Canadian Coast Guard. A Letter of Interest to invite aerospace representatives to an Industry Day has been... Read more

Thales to supply Canadian Coast Guard’s Flight Following System

Thales to supply Canadian Coast Guard’s Flight Following System

11-Feb-2012Source: Thales Canada

Thales Canada announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) for a Flight Following System (FFS) to provide improved helicopter tracking. The project includes installing Flight Following Equipment in 22 helicopters, plus 17 helicopter-capable ships. “This FFS project further reinforces our position as a premier electronic systems integrator... Read more

Coast Guard S-61 being retired from duty in Prince Rupert

Coast Guard S-61 being retired from duty in Prince Rupert

3-Dec-2010Source: Northern View

When the Sikorsky S-61 is retired, one of the Bell 212 helicopters will be moved to Prince Rupert to maintain service... Read more

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