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HNZ Group has led by innovation and a commitment to service excellence. We invite you to review just a few of our accomplishments and initiatives that have transformed us into a helicopter company that is world renowned, and worlds apart.


Okanagan Air Services Ltd. established in Penticton, BC


Series of mergers and acquisitions of a number of helicopter operators, resulting in the largest helicopter operator in Canada, and one of the largest in the world based on fleet size


Management led buy-out formed domestic ‘on-shore’ helicopter service provider, retaining the brand of Canadian Helicopters


Initial Public Offering of Canadian Helicopters Income Fund; listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange


Acquired 49% interest in Heli-Welders Canada Ltd., a Langley, BC based airframe repair business


Nampa Valley Helicopters, Inc., a helicopter component repair business, is acquired (indirectly through Heli-Welders). Ownership of Heli-Welders increased to approximately 80% from 49%

Conversion from an income trust structure to a public corporation named Canadian Helicopters Group Inc., on December 31, 2010


Canadian Helicopters Group Inc. acquires Helicopters (N.Z.), including operations in New Zealand, Australia, and Cambodia


Canadian Helicopters Group announces rebranding and change of corporate name to HNZ Group, Inc.