Humanitarian Support for Families in Ukraine.

When Canadian Helicopters’ employees donated to the Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal Fund, the company matched the donation to make a total donation of $15,170.00 to help those affected by the war in Ukraine.  As we head into winter, our thoughts remain with the families and communities impacted during these troubling times.

Celebrating 75 Years (1947-2022)

  2022 is a monumental year in Canadian Helicopters’ history.  On April 18th of this year, Canadian Helicopters celebrated the 75th Anniversary of its incorporation. Our story began in 1947 when three Royal Canadian Air Force veterans (Barney Bent, Carl Agar, and Alf Stringer) purchased a Bell 47B3 helicopter, call sign CF-FZX, and founded Okanagan […]

Antarctic Operations Makes the News

Canadian Helicopters and its subsidiaries have been providing helicopter transportation service to Antarctic scientific research expeditions for the past four decades.    The research projects involve a variety of activities including base building, ship support, a variety of LIDAR and Aeromagnetic surveys,  Meteorite hunting and ice reconnaissance.    Canadian Helicopters has worked with a number of research […]

Support to Arctic and Antarctic Exploration Expeditions

Canadian Helicopters provides helicopter support to Arctic and Antarctic exploration expeditions.   We have been operating in the Arctic since the early 1960s and in Antarctica since 1979.   Pictured above is an AS355N on board an adventure and exploration cruise ship currently operating in Antarctica.  Canadian Helicopters provides all operations and maintenance support including pilots and […]

Sikorsky S-61N Aircraft Ready for Service in Canada

Two of Canadian Helicopters’ Sikorsky S-61N helicopters recently returned to Canada at the conclusion of an overseas contract.  Pictured above, GJQN is being offloaded at the Edmonton International Airport.    The aircraft have undergone maintenance updates and are ready for service in Canada; one has already been busy supporting fire suppression activities in Quebec.  The S-61N […]

Topflight is a BC Export Award Recipient!

On Assignment: Filming of Documentary Series


Topflight Rescue – Pincushion Mountain

Topflight Elite Training and Charters was happy to assist in a Class D rescue operation in Peachland on Friday August 28.
Working with Penticton Search and Rescue, Topflight evacuated a hiker from the top of Pincushion Mountain.


March 24, 2020 – Canadian Helicopters and its partner companies have taken strong action against COVID-19. The company has briefed its employees on safe health practices and is keeping its employees current on relevant and credible information. We have taken steps to minimize the risk of infection to our employees, customers and the general public in all provinces and territories and at our international locations.

Canadian Helicopters is Unveiled as a SkyAlyne Team Member

SkyAlyne has officially unveiled its team of strategic team members with which it will pursue the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) program. Canadian Helicopters is proud to be a part of this team. Canadian Helicopters already has an extensive background providing pilot training and maintenance services to the Canadian Forces and […]

Major Upgrades for C-GJQG

July 23, 2020 – One of Canadian Helicopters’ Sikorsky S-61N helicopters (C-GJQG) has undergone a significant maintenance project including a major Phase (1 to 7) 10,500 hour inspection, new interior lining installation and application of complete interior and exterior paint. It also went through a major avionics upgrade including the installation of dual State-of-the-art Garmin […]

Returning from Antarctica

March 2, 2020 – Canadian Helicopters returns from Antarctica after completing the first of a multi-year contract with the French Antarctic program. Picture taken in Hobart, Australia.

Îles de la Madeleine Harp Seal Tours

March 2, 2020 – Canadian Helicopters currently has four helicopters in the Îles de la Madeleine providing transportation for tour groups organized by Hôtels Accents – Château Madelinot. The tours provide the unique opportunity to view Harp Seals on the ice floes around the islands. More information on the tours can be found here.

Heliwelders is an Approved Airbus Service Centre

  March 25, 2019 – Canadian Helicopters’ sister company, Heliwelders, is an approved airbus service centre.    In this photo an Airbus H125 helicopter arrives at Heliwelders Canada  in Langley B.C. for completion. Heliwelders will  install avionics, interior and customer kits, in addition to painting the aircraft for the manufacturer.