Business Operations
Vancouver Island Helicopters commenced operations in a very modest manner in 1955 with a single Bell 47G2, but today, having grown by leaps and bounds, the VIH Aviation Group operates more than a dozen helicopter types in operations worldwide through a network of subsidiary companies.
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Jan. 10, 2013, Fort McMurray, Alta. - Beginning in April, Phoenix Heli-Flight has announced the purchase of a 24/7 dedicated emergency response helicopter to help serve the overnight emergency medical needs of Wood Buffalo residents.
Jan. 3, 2013, Mississauga, Ont. - Ornge, Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services is further improving accountability and transparency by introducing a whistleblower policy.
Dec. 17, 2012, Fort Erie, Ont. - On December 14, 2012, Eurocopter Canada delivered an AS350 B3e to Kootenay Valley Helicopters to assist with utility missions throughout British Columbia.
Dec. 10, 2012, Mississauga, Ont. - Today, Ornge announced the appointment of Rob Giguere to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Nov. 1, 2012, Vancouver - Ledcor Air Limited, a member of The Ledcor Group of Companies, announced today that it has entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire Trinity Helicopters Limited, based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Oct. 23, 2012, Hartford, Conn. - United Technologies Corp. posted higher third-quarter net income and revenue Tuesday on rising orders in key businesses, but said it expects the U.S. economic recovery to remain anemic and offered a gloomy assessment of business in Europe.
Oct. 23, 2012, Fort Worth, Tx. - Bell Helicopter has commenced construction for its new global headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. Governor Rick Perry, U.S. Congresswoman Kay Granger, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley and Mayor Betsy Price joined John Garrison, President and CEO of Bell Helicopter, to commemorate the occasion at a groundbreaking ceremony today at Bell Helicopter's headquarters in Fort Worth.
Sept. 26, 2012, Washington, D.C. - The board of directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has approved Eurocopter as the association’s newest member. GAMA now has 80 member companies worldwide.
Sept. 11, 2012, Sydney, Aus. - Australian author and aviation consultant, Rob Collins’ has been honoured, as a winner at the prestigious annual Global E-Book Awards.
Aug. 27, 2012, Lisle, Il. - Navistar International Corp. said Monday that its chairman and CEO has stepped down and named an interim replacement.
Aug. 24, 2012, Dallas, Texas — The newly formed Night Vision Advisory Council (NVAC) is seeking additional members with a desire to aid in shaping the future of the night vision industry.
Aug. 17, 2012, Montreal - Canadian Helicopters Group expects its mission in Afghanistan providing air support to the U.S. military will come to an end in a few years as NATO looks to wind down its operations in the war-torn country.
Keeping Canada’s economic engine humming is an important role helicopter operators serving resource-based sectors play: however, mining an entirely different resource base is proving to be a growing challenge for operators nationwide.

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