A Blackcomb Helicopters Airbus EC130 B4 flies a group of tourists over the mountains surrounding the resort village of Whistler in British Columbia. Heath Moffatt Photo

From sea to sky: Blackcomb Helicopters

An MD 500, Bell 206 B JetRanger and AS350 B2 belonging to West Coast Helicopters fly over the spectacular coastline of northern Vancouver Island. Heath Moffatt Photo

Behind the scenes with West Coast Helicopters

Coldstream Helicopters has begun operations with its Super Puma, which it has converted into a Firecat. Coldstream Photo

Utility Super Pumas arrive in Canada

Heli-One aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) Josh Bonderoff performs a visual main rotor hub inspection on a Sikorsky S-76. Heath Moffatt Photo

A modified course: Heli-One


Utility innovator: Slave Lake Helicopters


A Nova Scotian service

Two coast guard helicopters in flight

Better, Faster, Stronger

Lafayette, LA based PHI is acquiring Montreal, QC-based HNZ’s offshore helicopter business that it conducts in New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. North American offshore operations will continue under HNZ. Previously, PHI and HNZ provided offshore helicopter services under a joint venture where PHI supplied it with Sikorsky S-92 helicopters. Mike Reyno Photo
Heli Muskoka is based in the region of Muskoka, about two hours' drive north of Toronto, Ontario. Dotting the shorelines of its many lakes are some truly spectacular country retreats.

Cottage Country Support: Heli Muskoka

A P&WC engineer assembles a PW206C at the manufacturer’s plant in Longueuil. P&WC Photo

Power People: Pratt & Whitney Canada

A Dutch-registered CHC Helicopter Leonardo AW139 flies over the North Sea. The operator plans to make the AW139 one of the core types in its future fleet. Simon Pryor Photo

CHC Helicopter: Normal service resumed?

The Donaldson IBF for the Robinson R66 Turbine is available as an option in new aircraft or as a kit for retrofit, and replaces an existing Robinson filter. Donaldson Photo

Donaldson IBF for Robinson R66 certified

The helicopter training and R&D centre, located in Mount Pearl, N.L., was built and is run by Montreal, Que.-based CAE. It contains a Sikorsky S-92 simulator that is the first Level D simulator in Canada to be compatible with night vision goggles. Heath Moffatt Photos

An immersive experience

The H160 was ferry flown to the cold weather testing site in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, in December 2016, and began flight trials in the first week of January. Jerome Deulin Photos

H160 completes cold weather trials

Four Seasons Aviation began operating a Sikorsky S-58ET in Toronto, Ontario, in October 2016. The aircraft, brought to the company through a partnership with local mechanical construction firm Sprint Mechanical, will be used to perform lifts on aerial construction projects in the city. Photos by Mike Reyno and Andy Cline

A classic for all seasons

Helicopter rests on helipad

H1 heliport headache