At Qwest Helicopters, we utilize a reliable fleet of helicopters capable of taking on a wide number of challenges. You can take a look at some of our vehicles in the gallery of images, or also check out some of our videos, including our clip from the Discovery Channel. We’ve also provided some recent press releases here for further reading. If you still have questions, or would like to get started with our services, contact us today.
Construction of Hangar #3 at the Fort Nelson Airport in Fort Nelson is completed for aircraft storage. We expect to boost our customer service options with this new building as it is large enough to accommodate mid-size fixed wing aircraft. We will have the option for our charter fixed wing partners to park inside overnight or during inclement weather in the near future.
Hangar #2 has been operational since March of this year, and serves as Qwest Helicopters’ terminal for large volume passenger handling and to house our medium-category helicopters.
It has proven very advantageous to separate ourselves from usage of Fort Nelson airport's main terminal, and to use our own facility. Our Hangar #2 boasts seating for sixty-plus passengers, coffee, snack, and cold beverage vending.
"From an operational standpoint, our ability to direct and monitor both in-coming and out-going passengers in an orderly fashion is of huge benefit and is entirely necessary when dealing with large volumes of traffic as we do. Passengers will be able to avail themselves of our snacks and coffee while waiting for their flight as well as allowing us to list and weigh passengers and cargo or baggage. Further to enhance safety, we have much safety briefing information on hand. Passengers are briefed orally as a group prior to boarding, but we also have all our aircraft-specific safety information posted in the hangar and large flat-screen monitors to play safety and boarding information specific to the helicopter they will be transported in."
3rd Eurocopter Dauphin
Qwest Helicopters’ third Eurocopter Dauphin has now been operational for several weeks and joins our other two Dauphins and our Bell 205 in servicing northeast BC with high-capacity medium-lift helicopter VIP and crew transport.
3rd Eurocopter Dauphin
Owing to our success of employing the Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin Series helicopters, Qwest Helicopters will shortly take delivery of our third Dauphin for high-capacity crew transfer and VIP/executive service to northeastern British Colombia. In blazing orange and flying the Qwest Helicopters logo, our third Dauphin should be operational in late May and begin servicing our valued clientele with speed, efficiency and comfort. Stay tuned to learn more.
2nd Eurocopter Dauphin
Qwest Helicopters is proud to announce that we have launched our second Eurocopter AS 365 Dauphin helicopter for the domestic utility/transport market in northeast British Columbia.
"Final certification is complete and we have introduced our second ship for twin-engine crew transport, VIP, and utility service to the northeast BC market," says company spokesman and training pilot Mike Koloff.
Mike adds, "Our first Dauphin came into service in the summer of 2010 and has proven itself to be a reliable, safe and useful tool for the high-volume crew transport sector in the Fort Nelson and Fort St. John areas, and Qwest Helicopters has positioned itself well to adapt to the changing face of helicopter air service in these areas."
Qwest Helicopters is owned and operated by Cameron Allan and Zvonko Dancevic, both long-term icons in the Fort Nelson area. Qwest Helicopters operates up to 16 helicopters between its two bases and offers for service four types of helicopters, ranging from the venerable Bell 206 Jetranger, Eurocopter AS 350 A Stars to the Bell 205 A-1 Huey and now the Eurocopter Dauphin series helicopters.