Trinity Helicopters opens new base in Iqaluit
Dec. 19, 2011, Yellowknife, N.W.T. - Trinity Helicopters has started full-time operations in Iqaluit, providing faster response, better access, and lower costs for helicopter services in Nunavut.
By Carey Fredericks
Dec. 19, 2011, Yellowknife, N.W.T. – Trinity Helicopters has started
full-time operations in Iqaluit, providing faster response, better
access, and lower costs for helicopter services in Nunavut.
Trinity Helicopters began operations in the Baffin Region in May 2011 with a commitment to open up full time operations by October 2011. In September, Trinity began leasing space in the Keewatin Air Hanger in Iqaluit. The additional hangar space has allowed the company to make the transition from a support base to a fully operational one.
The move supports Trinity’s plan to operate full time across all three territories. The new, full service base in Iqaluit complements the services provided by Trinity Helicopters out of its Yellowknife headquarters. The company is now planning to begin full time operations in Cambridge Bay by January 2012 to support its partner, Qillaq Innovations.
“As a northern company, we’re committed to providing full service to all the Territories,” says Rob Carroll, President of Trinity Helicopters. “The new base in Iqaluit, along with our planned full time operation in Cambridge Bay, gives us the ability to respond even more quickly to our clients’ needs within Nunavut.”
Carroll also points to the expansion of the base in Iqaluit as an example of Trinity Helicopters’ commitment to northern communities, as well as First Nations and Aboriginal people. “In addition to providing better service for our clients, this creates opportunities for people living in Iqaluit. We’re committed to hiring and training a truly northern workforce and becoming a part of the community.”