A Message from our Chief Operating Officer regarding COVID-19



March 17, 2020

Highland Helicopters is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and would like to update you on our preparedness. Foremost, Highland would like to assure you that we continue to fly. As always, the safety and health of our customers and employees is our top priority.

Highland has proactively taken steps to mitigate the risk of contracting COVID-19 within our facilities and on our aircraft. To ensure all staff have been made aware of the threat of the virus and steps to mitigate the threat Highland has published the Public Health Agency of Canada information fact-sheet regarding the virus and being prepared.

We require that all visitors or passengers to Highland bases or offices complete a mandatory self declaration form to confirm that they have not traveled overseas in the last 14 days and do not have any COVID-19 symptoms. Daily aircraft cleaning will include cleaning headsets, seatbelt buckles, and door handles with a disinfecting wipe. Additionally, prior to each flight, disinfecting wipes (when available) shall be provided to passengers to wipe down their headsets, seatbelt buckle or door handle. Used wipes are to be placed in a zip lock bag and disposed of at the end of each day. During the Safety Orientation, or at a suitable time, Highland pilots will instruct passengers on the usage of the disinfecting wipes.

Highland Management are monitoring the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website to determine if there has been a reassessment of the public health risk associated with the COVID-19 virus.

We hope this gives you confidence in the actions we are taking on your behalf. Highland remains committed to providing you with a safe travel environment. If you have any questions regarding Highland’s preparedness please contact me directly.



Simon Laight

Chief Operating Officer

Highland Helicopters Ltd.

4240 Agar Drive, Richmond, BC

V7B 1A3

Office: 604.273.6161

Cell: 604.813.4207


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Highland Helicopters Ltd. provides its customers with one of the safest, most cost effective and reliable helicopter services in Western and Northern Canada.


The interactive map below indicates our current base locations.

Our fleet of over 35 light and intermediate turbine helicopters provides a broad range of flight services throughout our wide-reaching base network.

Since 1959, Highland's experienced and professional crews have flown many thousands of demanding and challenging hours servicing resource-based industries, government, telecommunication providers and the motion picture industry.


To get you into and out of some of the most rugged and remote locations in Canada, Highland operates Bell and Airbus aircraft that provide proven reliability and performance. Our fleet is maintained to exacting standards with regular daily maintenance at our bases, together with full component and airframe overhauls at our Transport Canada approved maintenance facility in Richmond, BC. To further support our maintenance efforts Highland operates an extensive parts department.


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