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  • 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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Havgun

Havgun Helicopters

Created in 2008, Havgun Helicopters is a majority Inuvialuit-owned and controlled joint-venture partnership operating in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in the NWT’s Beaufort-Delta, which extends from Inuvik to Banks Island.

Based in Tuktoyaktuk, its ownership includes E. Gruben’s Transport and Northwind Industries which together control 51% of the company as well as minority owner Great Slave Helicopters. All flight operations for Havgun Helicopters are conducted by its minority partner Great Slave Helicopters.

Pronounced “Huv-goon” in the traditional Inuvialuktun language, the company was named as a memorial to James “Havgun” Gruben, in recognition of his love for all aspects of the aviation industry.

Havgun Helicopters is under the leadership of President Merven Gruben, Vice President Kurt Wainman and Secretary Treasurer Al Martin, who is also the President of Great Slave Helicopters.

As a majority Inuvialuit-owned company, under the terms of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement Havgun Helicopters should always be considered as a preferred supplier by companies or organizations requiring contract rotary-wing services within the in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.

Havgun Helicopters is well-positioned to meet the needs of companies involved in infrastructure planning and development, mineral exploration, as well as oil and gas industry activity given its proximity to the proposed Mackenzie Valley Highway route and the Mackenzie Gas Project.

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