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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 […]

HNZ Group Annouces Investment in Norsk Helikopterservice AS

HNZ Group Inc. announced today it has acquired an interest in Norsk Helikopterservice AS (“NHS”), an offshore helicopter provider based in Stavanger, Norway. NHS’s offshore operations provide crew transport to oil and gas customers within the Norwegian continental shelf. It currently operates one Sikorsky S-92 heavy aircraft in support of Lundin Petroleum’s offshore facilities and […]

HNZ Group to acquire an Airbus Helicopters AS350B2/B3E Level 7 Flight Training Device

HNZ Group Inc. has entered into an agreement to purchase a state-of-the-art Airbus Helicopters AS350 B2/B3E Level 7 Flight Training Device (“FTD”) from Frasca International, Inc. The FTD is to be housed at the Edmonton International Airport (“EIA”) main terminal building, and will be the first of its kind in Canada. Upon certification of the […]

HNZ Group is Awarded a New Nova Scotia Offshore Oil and Gas Support Contract

HNZ Group has been awarded a contract by Shell Canada Energy (“Shell”) to provide offshore personnel and cargo transport, medevac and search and rescue services from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The services will be delivered by HNZ’s subsidiary Canadian Helicopters Ltd, which has provided emergency medical services support to Nova Scotia’s Emergency Health Services from […]

HNZ’s Nampa Valley Receives Airbus Keycopter Award

Joe Gray from Airbus Helicopters, awards Chris Rekemeyer, Chief Exchange Officer at Nampa Valley Helicopters, a Keycopter Award at the Airbus Helicopters Customer Service Symposium held in Grapevine, Texas in September. Chris received the award for “Most Improved Ordering” as Nampa Valley Helicopters had the biggest change in E-Commerce ordering from 2013 to 2014 for […]

HNZ Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Shell Philippines Contract

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – September 2014 – Shell Philippines management is presented with a picture of the AW139 helicopter in commemoration of the first anniversary of the start of HNZ’s contract with Shell Philippines. The contract involves the provision of crew change helicopter services in support of the Shell Philippines Malampaya Deep Water Gas-to-Power Project. From […]

HNZ Group is pleased to announce the addition of two members to its team

Mr. Rick Burt joined the HNZ Global team as ‘Vice President Offshore Operations, Business Development and Strategy’ adding considerable strength to its international offshore oil and gas support capability. Rick brings 35 years of increasingly responsible experience commencing as a pilot on Canada’s east coast and various international locations. Rick has held several international executive […]

New President & CEO at Edmonton Airports

Don Wall (right) President & CEO of HNZ Group Inc. welcomes Tom Ruth to his new position as President & CEO of Edmonton Airports. Edmonton International Airport’s new office tower is home to HNZ Group’s and Canadian Helicopters’ executive/administrative offices.

Funds Raised for Regions Affected by Typhoon Haiyan

  HNZ Group recently concluded an internal fund raising effort in support of those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.    A combination of employee contributions, company contributions, and government matching raised a total of $21,210.  The funds will be donated towards ongoing aid for those affected by the typhoon. HNZ Group has operations in the […]

Terrace Hangar Grand Opening

February 6, 2014 – Canadian Helicopters recently hosted a Grand Opening and Open House of its newly built hangar and office facility in Terrace,British Columbia,Canada.    The event was well attended by various customers, suppliers, local media, and the HNZ Board of Directors.      The 13,000 square foot facility includes areas for reception, offices, pilot lounge, […]