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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.

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. Helicopter Class D operations use a longline with an attached harness and/or stretcher, and are useful for rescues

COVID-19

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

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.

Canadian Helicopters Achieves BARS Safety Program “Silver” Status

March 22, 2019 – Canadian Helicopters has been audited by Flight Safety Foundation against the Basic Aviation Risk Standard (BARS) and currently holds Silver level status. Canadian Helicopters is pleased to be acknowledged by an internationally recognized safety standard and we are committed to upholding industry best practices in every aspect of our operations.

Looking for NVG training?

May 17, 2018 – Topflight Elite Training in Penticton is a world leader in Night Vision Goggle (NVG) flight training for basic, advanced and mountain NVG in the Bell 407, AS350B3 and EC120 helicopter types. For more information, please contact us. Topflight 3130 Airport Road Penticton, BC phone: 250-492-0637 email:  at info@topflightelite.ca

Approval of Acquisition of HNZ Group Inc.

December 21, 2017 – Shareholders have voted to approve the acquisition of HNZ Group Inc. by the Corporation’s President & CEO, Don Wall, through a wholly-owned acquisition company, and the subsequent sale of certain assets to PHI, Inc., with shareholders receiving CAD$18.70 in cash per share. The closing of the transaction is expected to be