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  • 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...
  • Vertical Magazine announces winners of 2013 Photo Contest 2013-11-27 16:00:00 MHM Publishing Press Release www.verticalmag.com/digital   more...
  • GSH and our sister company Air Tindi are very pleased to announce the signing of our first Alberta based partnership with the Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation.  We are very pleased to add this ven  more...
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Skeena River Helicopters

MatherPropDesign

Since 2013, SKEENA RIVER HELICOPTER’S (GSH Ltd. and partners, The TSIMSHIAN First Nations of Lax Kw’alaams and Metlakatla) newly established facility in Seal Cove, Prince Rupert, is GSH’s first West Coast Base. Great Slave Helicopters has worked in partnership with  Coast Tsimshian Enterprises to service the rotary-wing aviation needs of the Prince Rupert area. The partnership includes the majority owner Coast Tsimshian Enterprises and the minority partner Great Slave Helicopters, which conducts all flight operations for the partnership.

Prince Rupert is the fastest Loading (quickest “turn around”) port in North America, and as such, sees high volumes of freighter traffic. It isn’t entirely uncommon to see 17-20 ships at anchor, in the tranquil (sometimes) waters of the area. Cutting almost 2 days off the sailing time to Asia doesn’t hurt either. Prince Rupert has also been the railroad gateway to overseas markets for many decades.
The Spacious (if not modern) hangar (approx.6500 square feet) can conservatively hold 4-7 Aircraft, depending on blade configuration, and is strategically located close to all proposed pipeline terminuses (Kitimat, Lelu Island, Ridley Island, Digby Island & Grassy Point).
Clients gain access through the roadside door beneath an 8’ x 8’ illuminated sign that is impossible to miss. A hallway leads past the Manager’s office into the Waiting room/lounge, where coffee and other amenities are readily available. Comfortable couches and tables highlight this room that connects through a locking door to our designated stores, where aircraft parts are kept. There is a Dry room on the way to the A/C area, where numerous hooks and benches are set up for clients or employees to hang their wet apparel to dry overnight, and be ready for the next morning. Heaters and an exhaust fan are in place.
The hangar is equipped with an AME office and visiting AME/Pilot office, Dangerous goods shipping/receiving area, shelves for visiting A/C to store ops gear, fuel drain/sample test cabinet, wheeled buggies for equipment transfer and a helicopter wash station w/brushes, soap and hose. There is a 5,670 square foot (90’ X 63’) leased pad outside the sliding Hangar doors, providing ample room for 2-3 machines.
Skeena River Helicopters is uniquely positioned to meet the helicopter service needs of companies and public organizations involved in oil and gas activity, environmental assessment, and exploration.

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