|Founded||St. John's, Newfoundland (1963)|
|Headquarters||Goose Bay, Labrador|
|Geoff Goodyear, President and COO|
Number of employees
While operating primarily in Newfoundland and Labrador with operations sometimes extending into the Ungava Peninsula and the Arctic, Universal Helicopters holds an International Operating Certificate and has completed several contracts in Greenland.
The company started operations in 1963 and was a subsidiary of Okanagan Helicopters. It is currently owned by a partnership of companies formed by Nunatsiavt Group of Companies, Tasiujatsoak Trust and CAPE Fund.
Universal Helicopters corporate head office, main stores and accounting services are situated in Goose Bay, Labrador with other bases situated at St. John's, Pasadena and Gander. Each location has permanent base personnel and hangar support facilities for year-round operations and maintenance.
Universal Helicopters currently operates a fleet of:
- Bell 407 - 5
- Bell 206 L - 10
- Bell 206 L4 - 1
- Eurocopter AS350 BA - 1
- Eurocopter AS350 B2 - 3
- Eurocopter AS350 B3 -1
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has had extensive contracts with the company, using them for medical evacuation, clinic support, forest fire surveillance and suppression, aerial searching, survey and mapping and personnel transport.
- Universal Helicopters (2003). "Universal Helicopters Profile". Retrieved 2009-01-24.
- Endres, Gunter G (1982). World Airline Fleets 1983. Feltham: Aviation Data Centre. p. 66. ISBN 0946141029.
- "Universal Helicopters Signs Agreement with Nunatsiavut Group Of Companies". uhnl.nf.ca. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
- Transport Canada (March 2011). "Canadian Civil Aircraft Register". Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
- Salter, Dave (March 2006). "Government extends contract with Universal Helicopters Newfoundland Limited". Retrieved 2009-01-13.
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