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  • Great Slave Helicopters was honored to be featured on Global News in recognition of our Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) program.   more...
  • GSH is proud to be recognized for Search and Rescue efforts.      more...
  • Media Release April 4, 2016 Great Slave Helicopters 32nd Anniversary Celebration Supports Yellowknife Community Foundation Yellowknife – The Yellowknife Community Foundation was plea  more...
  • January 18, 2016 Great Slave Helicopters (GSH) is proud to announce that it has earned certification to carry hazardous materials by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline an  more...
  • GSH's BK 117 was recently featured in Vertical Magazine and took the top prize for beauty in the respective category. Congratulations to Talon Gillis for capturing this spectacular shot.   more...
  • Yellowknife Based Operations Coordinator, Jennifer Burry was featured in the Fall 2015 Edition of Mining North.  Jennifer was nominated by our valued customers to be featured in the magazine. more...
  • GSH was proud to be featured on Global News along with the Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development's RAP Attack program. WATCH: What does it take to battle Alberta wildfires by air  more...
  • Late afternoon on Friday June 12th,  GSH Operations received a call from the Department of Emergency Services Nunavut asking us to assist in picking up two hunters that were stranded on the ice.   more...
  • May 23, 2015 GSH Assists with the Evacuation of Oil Sands Facilities GSH and our Aboriginal Partners, the Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation were proud to provide emergency hel  more...
  • GSH AME Will Ward was awarded a Medal of Bravery on April 24, 2014, by Canada's Governor General for his efforts in rescuing two stranded Inuit Hunters from the icy waters of Frobisher Bay Nunavut in   more...
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Auyuittuq

Auyuittuq Aviation

Auyuittuq Aviation Inc. is the Qikiqtaaluk’s premier Inuit-owned helicopter provider serving Baffin Island. Its ownership includes a group of business savvy Inuit investors who control 68% of the company as well as minority owners Great Slave Helicopters and Air Tindi, each of which own a 16% stake in the company. All helicopter flight operations for Auyuittuq Aviation are conducted by its minority partner Great Slave Helicopters.

Pronounced “Ah-you-we-took” the company takes its name from Auyuittuq National Park located on the Cumberland Peninsula. Auyuittuq means “land that does not melt” in Inuktitut.

This partnership is well positioned to support mineral exploration activities, search and rescue missions, wildlife surveys, airborne geophysical work, utility development, land and water surveys and other applications.

Under the leadership of President Victor Tootoo, Auyuittuq Aviation is a federally incorporated joint-venture company based in Iqaluit, NU, where it has an office and separate airside hangar facility to properly support its customers. Auyuittuq Aviation is an Inuit Firm pursuant to Article 24 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. It is also registered under the Government of Nunavut’s Nunavummi Nangminiqaqtunik Ikajuuti (NNI) policy as a Nunavut-based business.

As a Nunavut-based, majority Inuit-owned business, Auyuittuq Aviation has a core philosophy that contracts awarded to companies in Nunavut should be done so in such a way that it ensures an open and fair process for all Nunavummiut. It is committed to creating training and employment opportunities for Inuit.

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