GSH Introduces the BK 117 B2 to its fleet
GSH is pleased to announce the addition of the BK117 B2 to our fleet. The BK 117 B2 is a twin-engine medium transport helicopter with a global reputation as a reliable, versatile aircraft ideally suited to both rescue and utility operations. This high performance twin engine helicopter compares favourably with the benchmark Bell 212. It can carry up to ten passengers in safety and comfort at a 35% faster speed while burning almost 25% less fuel. It is popular for passenger and VIP transport, and is also used in aerial crane and sling work, seismic operations, law enforcement, firefighting, military support, and is exceptional in an air ambulance and search and rescue platform.
Helicopters.cl SpA involved in forest fire suppression
On February 14th – 16th 2013 four of our Helicopters.cl.SpA aircraft were involved in forest fire suppression bucketing operations in Cerro San Roque, near Valparaiso Chile. Pictured here is a Bell 205 A1+.
Discovery Air participates in Martin Baker Ejection Seat Course
On November 26th – 30th seven Discovery Air employees participated in a Martin Baker Ejection Seat Course held in Bagotville, Quebec. The course was delivered by Mick Cameron, Senior After Sales Executive at Martin-Baker Aircraft Co Ltd. Direct training from the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) is an investment in our Maintenance Team. The ejection seat is obviously an important piece of kit for the safety of the Alpha Jet aircrew, so increasing our in-house knowledge and experience across our operating bases is great for the whole operation.
Discovery Mining Services completes camp for Cameco
Pictured here is one of two 30-man camps that Discovery Mining Services constructed in Saskatchewan, Alberta on February 3rd for Cameco. These camps are expected to be open until the end of September for an exploration drill program.
Discovery Aviation Academy participates in the Cambrian College Career and Job Fair
On Tuesday February 5th 2013, Discovery Aviation Academy will be participating in Cambrian College's Career and Job Fair located in Cambrian College's gymnasium from 10am - 3pm. Come visit the Discovery Aviation Academy booth to learn more about a career in aviation and how you can achieve your dreams through DAA's Career Pilot Program.
Great Slave Helicopters participates in the 2012 Yellowknife Santa Claus Parade
On Saturday November 17th 2012, Great Slave Helicopters participated in the 25th Annual Santa Claus Parade themed “A Classic Christmas.” Pictured here is a 350B3 helicopter festively decorated with over 4500 lights.
Great Slave Helicopters participates in the 2012 CAGC Seismic in Motion demonstration
From October 2 - 4 GSH participated in the 2012 Canadian Association of Geophysical Contractors (CAGC) Seismic in Motion demonstration. An annual demonstration, Seismic in Motion is a three day field trip that showcases a variety of activities encompassing seismic in the Oil and Gas Industry, including some of the latest technologies. GSH participated in the event by doing various presentations to multiple industry and student groups followed by a drill moving exercise each afternoon. Pictured here is pilot Jeff Groom getting ready for a demonstration in a IFR certified Bell 212.
Airbus Military and Canadian partner Discovery Air join forces on bid for Canadian Search and Rescue (SAR) contract
On October 10, 2012 Airbus Military and Canadian partner Discovery Air announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly offer a solution for the Canadian Fixed Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) Program. Under the terms of the MoU, Discovery Air, as the Airbus Military (AM) primary Canadian partner, will provide the in-service support for the program.
Discovery Air announces three year extension of Top Aces’ Standing Offers for interim contracted airborne training services
Discovery Air Inc. (“Discovery Air”) announced on September 28, 2012 that the Government of Canada has extended Top Aces’ interim contracted airborne training services (“ICATS”) Standing Offers for a further three year term commencing in June 2013 and ending in June 2016.
DADS participates in the 2012 Army Run
On September 23rd, a Team from Discovery Air Defence Services ran in the 5th annual Canada Army Run in Ottawa. The fastest growing marathon in Canada, which hosted over 15,000 runners this year, the Army Run aims to honour and commemorate loved ones involved in the military as well as raise funds for Foundations such as, Soldier On and the Military Families Fund. Pictured here are Marc Taillefer, Brigitte Taillefer, Chloe Taillefer, Zach Taillefer, Victoria Glossop, Gillian Baranowsky, Eric LeBlanc, Brittany Paterson, Ray Wilkins, Samantha Venman and Garry Venman moments before the start of the race. Missing from the photo, but who also ran are: Brian Bower, Cynthia Ballesteros, Karin Van Dyke and Dan Ezard. Experience matters.