Cougar Helicopters

Cougar Helicopters Incorporated
Founded Halifax, Nova Scotia
Commenced operations 1987
Hubs St. John's, Newfoundland
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Destinations Hibernia GBS
White Rose oil field
Terra Nova
Parent company VIH Aviation Group
Headquarters St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Key people Ken Norie, President and CEO
Hank Williams, General Manager[1]

Cougar Helicopters (a VIH Aviation Group Company) is a St. John's based commercial helicopter company servicing offshore oil and gas fields off the coast of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Cougar has permanent facilities in St. John's and Halifax.



Sikorsky S-92 landing at Ilulissat Airport, Greenland.

Cougar Helicopters currently services platforms and ships located off Newfoundland and Nova Scotia in the:


Cougar Helicopter, St. Johns, NflL

Cougar Helicopters operates a fleet of heavy and medium class helicopters:

Incidents and accidents

On 12 March 2009, Cougar Helicopters Flight 91, a Cougar Sikorsky S-92A helicopter carrying 18 passengers and crew en route to an oil platform off the coast of Newfoundland, ditched and sank in 178 metres of water. 17 of the 18 people on board perished in the crash.[2]


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