In the News
Font Size

HNZ Group is constantly making news as we continue to grow and deliver world-class service. Learn more about what we’ve been up to lately by reviewing the following news stories and articles.

HNZ Topflight offers NVG Training!

Looking for NVG training?   Canadian Helicopters’ advanced flight training facility, HNZ Topflight, is a world leader in NVG flight training for basic, advanced and mountain NVG in the Bell 407, AS350B3 and EC120. For more information please contact the school at info@hnztopflight.com

Acquisition of HNZ Group Inc.

Effective December 29, 2017, HNZ Group Inc. entered into an agreement that resulted in the Corporation’s assets being split between two purchasers, with shareholders receiving CAD$18.70 in cash per share. HNZ Group Inc. shares will be voluntarily delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange shortly. The operations of Canadian Helicopters (onshore and Halifax offshore), HNZ Topflight,

PHI HNZ Australia PTY Limited Performs First Flight

On April 3, 2017 PHI HNZ Australia PTY Limited performed its first flight for the Inpex-led Ichthys LNG Project, based out of Broome, Western Australia. The entity PHI HNZ supplies up to four Sikorsky S-92 heavy helicopters providing transportation services for the Ichthys LNG Project’s massive offshore facilities in Australia. This new contract builds on

Canadian Helicopters receives extension of Nova Scotia Emergency Health Services Contract

Canadian Helicopters is pleased to announce the extension of the Emergency Health Services (“EHS”) LifeFlight air ambulance helicopter services contract with the Province of Nova Scotia.  Canadian Helicopters will supply two Sikorsky S-76C+ helicopters, an upgrade from one currently employed Sikorsky S- 76A model, to be used for critical patient transport.    The S-76C+ helicopters will

HNZ Topflight is Awarded the ‘Airbus Helicopters Canada 2016 Innovation in Safety Award’

HNZ Topflight and Don Wall, President & CEO of HNZ Group, were the recipients of the Airbus Helicopters Canada 2016 Innovation in Safety Award.   The award was presented in recognition of a contribution toward outstanding rotary wing aviation safety by a commitment to sustaining safe flying practices through a ground breaking approach. HNZ Topflight’s recently

HNZ Partner Norsk Helikopterservice Contributes to the Sikorsky S-92’s First Million Hours of Flight Time

HNZ and its partner company, Norsk, attended Sola Conference 2016 from Sept 19-21 in Stavanger, Norway. The conference was attended by customers, manufacturers, operators and other industry stakeholders with a view to addressing current safety, regulatory and economic issues in the industry. While at the conference HNZ Partner Norsk Helikopterservice received recognition of its contribution

HNZ Group Showcases New Flight Training Device “FTD” at HELI-EXPO 2016

HNZ Group teamed up with Frasca International by displaying HNZ Topflight’s new combined Airbus AS350 B2/H125 Level 7 Flight Training Device at HELI-EXPO 2016. Complimentary “test-flights” were offered to interested parties. The “FTD” will move to its permanent location at the Edmonton International Airport in the Fall of 2016. It will be available, through HNZ

HNZ Group Expands in Northern Canada with Acasta HeliFlight

HNZ Group is pleased to announce it has enhanced its presence North of 60 through the creation of Acasta HeliFlight Inc. Acasta will be based in Yellowknife, NT and will provide specialized Northern Canadian VFR helicopter transportation services throughout the region. Acasta will be primarily under the leadership of President Adam Bembridge, a local aviation

HNZ Group Wins US Department of Defense North Warning System Contract

HNZ Group is pleased to announce it has received a notice of intent to award a contract from the United States Department of Defense in support of the North Warning System (“NWS”). The NWS is an early warning radar system, comprised of 47 radar sites spanning the Canadian Arctic. HNZ Group, operating under brand Canadian