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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

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

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Helicopter memorial unveiled in Newfoundland

Helicopter memorial unveiled in Newfoundland

There was no real reason for the family members of those named to wait before laying their flowers. So they didn’t. They had long ago waited enough — for news, for remains, for investigations and reports. See full story

Source: The Telegram, 02-Oct-14

GE Capital finances acquisition of Universal Helicopters

GE Capital finances acquisition of Universal Helicopters

GE Capital today announced that it is providing a $10 million senior credit facility to a group of investors to purchase and operate Universal Helicopters Newfoundland and Labrador (“UHNL”), a regional helicopter services company. The new owners, through a limited partnership formed by Nunatsiavut Group of Companies, Tasiujatsoak Trust and CAPE Fund LP, are acquiring UNHL from its majority… Read more »

Source: GE Capital, 09-Dec-13

Universal Helicopters Newfoundland sold to joint venture

Universal Helicopters Newfoundland sold to joint venture

Universal Helicopters Newfoundland Limited (“UHNL”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to sell its helicopter operations to Universal Helicopters Newfoundland and Labrador LP, a limited partnership formed by Nunatsiavut Group of Companies (“NGC”), Tasiujatsoak Trust and CAPE Fund. “Parting with valued and dynamic assets is never easy and it was… Read more »

Source: Universal Helicopters, 17-Sep-13

Universal Helicopters Newfoundland orders AS350B3e

Universal Helicopters Newfoundland orders AS350B3e

Universal Helicopters has chosen its fifth A-Star aircraft, an AS350 B3e, to assist with utility and transport missions throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. The sale was confirmed today with Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL) at Heli-Expo 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   “The AS350 B3e’s extraordinary versatility and reputation as the ultimate work horse made it the… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 06-Mar-13

Eurocopter Canada name “Innovation in Safety” award winner

Eurocopter Canada name “Innovation in Safety” award winner

Eurocopter Canada presents the first “Innovation in Safety” award to Mr. Geoff Goodyear, President and Chief Operating Officer, Universal Helicopters Newfoundland Limited (UHNL). Committee members have selected an outstanding individual in Mr. Geoff Goodyear who personifies what Eurocopter Canada’s Innovation in Safety Award is all about.  Active in the industry for over 33 years, Geoff… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 18-Mar-12