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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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Sahtu

Sahtu Helicopters

Created in 2004, Sahtu Helicopters is a majority Aboriginal-owned joint-venture partnership operating in the Tulita District of the NWT’s Sahtu region.

Based in Norman Wells, its ownership group includes the Fort Norman Metis Nation Local #54 Land Corporation which holds 51% of the company and minority owner Great Slave Helicopters. It has access to all Great Slave Helicopters equipment, pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers on an as needed basis, but unlike all other Aboriginal-owned helicopter partnerships operating in the region, Sahtu Helicopters holds its own operating certificate. Sahtu Helicopters also owns and operates its own airside hangar/office complex in Norman Wells.

As the most established majority Aboriginal-owned helicopter company in the Tulita District, Sahtu Helicopters is proud to provide contracted forest fire suppression and support services to the Territorial Department of Environment and Natural Resources. It is also well-positioned to meet the needs of companies involved in infrastructure planning and development, wildlife surveys, search and rescue missions, mineral exploration, as well as oil and gas industry activity given its proximity to the existing Enbridge pipeline as well as the proposed Mackenzie Gas Project and the Mackenzie Valley Highway route.

Sahtu Helicopters is under the leadership of Al Martin as the President and Accountable Executive and Danny Yakaleya as the Chairman.  Under the Sahtu Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement business and contracting opportunities in the Tulita District, which includes the communities of Norman Wells and Tulita, are to give preference to Aboriginal-owned businesses based in those communities. As a majority Aboriginal-owned company, Sahtu Helicopters should always be considered as a preferred supplier by companies or organizations requiring contract rotary-wing services within the in the Tulita District of the Sahtu Region.

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