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August 26, 2016
Summit Helicopters Assists in Combatting Fort McMurray Wildfires

Since May 1st, Summit Helicopters crews put in an overwhelming number of hours and effort towards fighting the forest fire that devastated Fort McMurray on May 3rd.  Since first dispatched, Summit’s Bell 407 and a Bell 412 have been working under contract with Alberta Forestry, with over 450 hours of flight time between the two […]

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Summit Helicopter Tours at the Long John Jamboree
April 1, 2016
Summit Helicopter Tours at the Long John Jamboree

Summit Helicopters is proud to support the Long John Jamboree in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, by providing helicopter tours at the three-day-long festival. The fifth annual jamboree took place from March 25 to March 27 on the ice of Yellowknife Bay and provided fun activities for the whole family. The festival brings the Yellowknife community together […]

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November 6, 2015
Summit Helicopters Contracted By CBC Documentary Wild Canada

Summit Helicopters has been contracted to carry a film crew as they capture caribou migration for the documentary, Wild Canada, presented by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)’s The Nature of Things. It is an epic four-part series that takes place across the vast scale of the Canadian landscape, revealing the country as it has never been […]

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December 17, 2014
Summit Team Donates Toys for the Family Housing Program at Rockhill

At Summit we look for ways to go beyond our business and engage with the local community, building lasting relationships while supporting local charitable initiatives. This holiday season we were all proud to support the YWCA Toy Drive for the Family Housing Program at Rockhill. Through the generous support of our team we were able to […]

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July 17, 2014
Summit Announces New Executive Appointments

Yellowknife, NT, Canada, July  17, 2014 The Summit Aviation Group today announced the appointment of Walter Heneghan, Vice President, Health, Safety and Environmental Protection for Summit Air (fixed-wing) and Summit Helicopters, and Todd Tomecek as Vice President, Business Development, Summit Helicopters. Walter Heneghan brings with him over thirty-five years of aviation experience. Most recently, Walter […]

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Summit Group and Det'on Cho Corporation Announce Aviation Partnership
June 17, 2014
Summit Group and Det’on Cho Corporation Announce Aviation Partnership

Yellowknife, NT, Canada, June 16, 2014 The Summit Aviation Group and Det’on Cho Corporation announced today that together they have formed Det’on Cho Summit Aviation LP, a new entity that will provide aviation services within the Yellowknives’ Dene First Nation territory. “Our partnership with Det’on Cho Corporation will allow us to extend our services and […]

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April 29, 2014
Summit Becomes First Northern Operator To Join The Arctic Coordination Centre (ArCC) SafetyNet

Yellowknife, NT, Canada, April 28, 2014 Arctic Coordination Centre (ArCC) partners Scarlet Security and Absolute Trac are pleased to announce that Summit Aviation will become the first Northern operator to support ArCC by having their entire fleet of aircraft and helicopters added to the ArCC SafetyNet Monitor. “After seeing the ArCC’s SafetyNet concept, we believe […]

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March 18, 2014
Summit Launches Avro RJ85 Program, Forms Partnership with Det’on Cho and First Air

PRESS RELEASE Yellowknife, NWT  – March 17, 2014  –  The Summit Aviation Group is pleased to announce the launch of its Avro RJ85 program that will initially help service Diavik Diamond Mine’s transportation needs through a partnership with Det’on Cho Logistics and First Air. “The introduction of the Avro RJ85 to Summit’s fleet is a […]

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March 11, 2014
Summit Helicopters Acquires Kamloops’ CC Helicopters

Ledcor, its subsidiary Summit Helicopters, and CC Helicopters announced today that they have concluded a definitive agreement for Ledcor to acquire CC Helicopters, subject to regulatory approval. “Ledcor has been seeking to expand the capability and capacity of Summit Helicopters, and add new operational bases,” said Paul McElligott, President of Ledcor Resources and Transportation. “CC […]

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February 6, 2014
Summit Group and Haisla Nation Form Aviation Partnership

The Summit Aviation Group and the Haisla Nation announced today that they have jointly formed a new entity called Summit Kitimaat Aviation Limited Partnership to provide aviation services within the Haisla Traditional Territory near Kitimat, British Columbia. “We are honoured to be selected as their partner and look forward to helping foster economic development within […]

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