Our Helicopters

We currently operate 2 helicopters, a BO 105 LS A3 Super Lifter and AS350 B2+. These lightweight aircraft are suitable for many utility and passenger transport missions. The twin capabilities of the BO 105 are ideal for low and slow aerial work in hazardous terrain. View full BO105 technical details (PDF File)

Oct 10th 2014:
Dam Helicopters has taken delivery of an AS350 B2 to support a variety of missions including; Power line inspection, search and rescue, utility, training and filmography. The aircraft will be based in Kaslo and Castlegar BC and will join the Airbus Helicopters fleet of a previously delivered BO 105 LS A3 – Superlifter.

“We have chosen the AS350 B2 because it is a well-proven aircraft for muti-mission performance, with low operating costs, powerful capabilities and enhanced safety features,” said Virginia Wassick, CFO, Dam Helicoptres. “We have customized the aircraft configuration to meet the specific mission requirements of our customers, ie advanced mapping Avalex AMS7100, laser equipped FLIR, day and night camera, and SX5 night sun”

The aircraft has been customized at the Regent Aircraft Services in their Calgary Alta facility with a variety of optional equipment including; Cargo swing, floor windows, radar altimeter, transponder, Garmin 500W, air conditioning.

“We are pleased that Dam Helicopters has decided to expand their fleet with the Airbus B2 Helicopter,” said Al Craft, Crew Chief, Kootenay Heli Rescue. “We are looking froward to utilize the capabilities of the customize aircraft here in the Kootenays.”

The multipurpose, single-engine AS350 B2, powered by a Turbomeca Arriel 1D1 engine, has an outstanding proven track record. Its flexibility has made it a very sought-after helicopter capable of performing a wide range of missions including; passenger transportation, aerial work, training, observation, firefighting and law enforcement, among others. With its spacious and comfortable cabin accommodating one pilot plus up to 5 passengers, the AS350 B2 is especially appreciated for its passenger transportation capabilities for VIP missions, tourist flights and public service tasks. Its wide cabin and panoramic view ensures optimum visibility for both passengers and crew.

 BO 105 LS-A3 Superlifter

Reg # C-GKWW Year Built 2009
Passenger Seats 4 Cruising Speed 131 kts
Endurance 2.5 hours Internal/External Gross Weight 5732/6283 lbs
Max Sling Load 2200 lbs # of Engines 2 x 550hp


AS350 B2+

Reg # C-**** Year Built December 2006
Passenger Seats 5 Cruising Speed 130 kts
Endurance 3 hours Internal/External Gross Weight 4960/5512 lbs
Max Sling Load 2200 lbs # of Engines 1 x 732hp