January 13th, 2003

Aurora Helicopters is incorporated in Fort McMurray, Alberta, with one Bell JetRanger, operating under the registered trade name "Wood Buffalo Helicopters".

March 5th, 2004

Aurora Helicopters receives it's Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from Transport Canada.

2005

Aurora Helicopters opens it's second base at Plamondon, Alberta, serving the Oil & Gas Industry.

2006

Aurora Helicopters opens it's base at Lac La Biche, Alberta, serving the Oil & Gas Industry & Alberta Forest Service.

April 3rd, 2008

Aurora Helicopters receives it's Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) Certificate from Transport Canada, allowing us to carry out our own Fleet maintenance, and offering Helicopter Maintenance Services to third-party Owners & Operators.

January 6th, 2009

Aurora Helicopters moves into it's new, 10,800 sq. ft. custom designed Headquarters Office & Hangar facility, at the Fort McMurray Airport.

April 29th, 2013

Aurora Helicopters opens it's base at Peace River, Alberta, serving the Oil & Gas Industry & Alberta Forest Service.

November 14th, 2014

Aurora Helicopters opens it's base at Oliver, BC, serving the BC Forest Service.

May 16th, 2016

Aurora Aviation Group HQ moves to the Okanagan!

December 5th, 2016

Aurora Helicopter Academy is incorporated.


Aurora Helicopters opens it's base at High Level, Alberta, serving the Oil & Gas Industry & Alberta Forest Service.


Aurora Helicopters opens it's base at Whitecourt, Alberta, serving the Oil & Gas Industry & Alberta Forest Service.

May 1st, 2017

Aurora Aviation Group moves into it's new HQ Office / Hangar Facility at the Vernon Airport.

2017

Aurora Helicopters opens it's base at North Bay, Ontario.

August 17th, 2018

Aurora Aerotech is incorporated.

February 21st, 2019

Aurora Aviation Academy is incorporated.

August 27th, 2019

Aurora Aviation Academy receives it's Flight Training Unit (FTU) Certificate from Transport Canada, and immediately commences operations from our Vernon location.

May 27th, 2020

Aurora Aviation is incorporated.

May 28th, 2020

Aurora Aviation Academy adds it first Twin-Engine Airplane, facilitating Advanced Pilot Training, including Multi-Engine and Multi-IFR Ratings.

January 5th, 2021

Aurora Aviation Academy opens it's third location, at the Kelowna International Airport.

March 25th, 2021

Aurora Aerotech receives it's Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) Certificate from Transport Canada.

June 10th, 2021

Aurora Aviation Academy opens it's second location, at the Kamloops Airport.

September 15th, 2021

Aurora Aviation Academy opens it's fourth location, at the Chilliwack Airport.

January 21st, 2022

Aurora Aviation Academy opens it's first Alberta location, at the Villeneuve Airport, serving the Edmonton & Central Alberta area.

Contact Information


Mail us at:

6200 Tronson Road

Vernon, BC, Canada, V1H 1N5


Call us at:

1-236-600-9500

Covid-19 Protocols

Please note that COVID-19 Protocols are in effect at all Aurora Aviation locations.


A self-declaration must be completed on arrival.


Masks must be worn at all times.


Visitors must sign in on arrival.


Our Covid-19 Protocols are driven by Transport Canada requirements.


These protocols will be updated as required, with changes to the Federally mandated requirements.


If you have any questions or concerns about our Covid-19 Protocols, please let us know.

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