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, […]

Ribbon Cutting at Edmonton International Airport

On October 1, Canadian Helicopters and HNZ Group celebrated the Edmonton branch’s relocation from the soon-to-be decommissioned City Centre Airport to the Edmonton International Airport (EIA). An Open House/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was organized to mark the occasion The event drew a crowd of over 150 clients, vendors, EIA employees and neighbouring businesses who were treated […]

Inaugural Flight – Shell Philippines Offshore Contract

HNZ recently embarked on the first flight of a multi-year contract in the Philippines in support of the Malampaya Deep Water Gas-to-Power Project. The AW139 helicopter is contracted to Shell Global Solutions International B.V. to provide crew change helicopter services from Manila and Puerto Princesa to Shell’s offshore petroleum platform. The contract, which commenced on […]

Recent Tour of New Nampa Valley Helicopters Facility

HNZ President & CEO, Don Wall, along with senior managers from Willis Aerospace recently toured Nampa Valley Helicopters’ new facility in Meridian, Idaho. Pictured from left to right: Dean Tromburg, General Manager – Nampa Valley Helicopters; Don Wall, President & CEO – HNZ Group; John Rooley, CEO – Willis Aerospace Americas; Glenn Beadling, Senior Vice […]

HNZ Group on LinkedIn

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the HNZ corporate page on LinkedIn! The HNZ Group page on LinkedIn, provides information about our services, videos, pictures, news and recent updates. Existing and prospective employees will find information about our recruitment initiatives as well as details of current career opportunities from each of our operating […]

We’ve Moved!

Effective May 6, 2013 Canadian Helicopters’ Edmonton office has moved from the Edmonton City Centre Airport to the Central Tower (Level 4) at the Edmonton International Airport (EIA). This move coincides with the imminent closure of the City Centre Airport. We are excited to move to this newly built office space. Being located at the […]


HNZ Group unveiled its new exhibit at Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 5-7, 2013.    Teams from Nampa Valley Helicopters, Heli-Welders Canada and HNZ Topflight took part in the busy event. HNZ’s newest AW139 helicopter was also on display at AgustaWestland’s booth.      This aircraft is destined for work in the Philippines through HNZ […]

HNZ Introduces the AW109SP “GrandNew” Light Twin

HNZ is pleased to announce the arrival of the first AW109SP “GrandNew” light twin helicopter to its fleet (pictured below arriving in Perth, Australia). Three AW109SPs are being introduced to the Australian market and will offer clients outstanding performance, generous cabin space, and the most advanced developments in safety and avionics. As previously disclosed, beginning […]

Our name has changed…our passion has not

Canadian Helicopters Group has a new name – HNZ Group. When Canadian Helicopters Group acquired Helicopters (N.Z.) – known in the international market as ‘HNZ’ – the Group was well aware of the strength of the existing HNZ brand, and the associated benefits of adopting the HNZ name. While the name change affects the corporate […]

HNZ Topflight Grand Opening!

HNZ Group is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of its purpose built campus for advanced flight and mountain training.   In conjunction with the grand opening, the flight school, formerly known as the Canadian Helicopters School of Advanced Flight Training, has been rebranded as HNZ Topflight.  Located in Penticton, BC, the HNZ Topflight facility includes classrooms, […]