Proud to serve Saskatchewan communities and industry with a comprehensive and cutting-edge fleet.
Northern Shield Helicopters currently operates two Bell 206 Jet Rangers, one Bell 206 L4 Long Ranger, three Bell 407s, and two Bell 205s. The fleet is spread across the province, ensuring that the perfect helicopter to suit your needs is never out of reach. Northern Shield attracts the best and brightest flight and ground crews from across Canada who provide our customers with their years of experience and a focus on safety and efficiency.
Northern Shield’s two Bell 205s are multipurpose helicopters that are extremely versatile in handling remote jobs. Capable of carrying up to 14 passengers, this helicopter is primarily used to transport personnel or for external longline operations. With an airspeed of 100 knots (185 km/h) and weighing just over 6,000 lbs (2,721 kg), with full fuel, the Bell 205 is capable of carrying a remaining load of 2,591 lbs (1,175 kg) which can be utilized for passengers, cargo, or both. The Bell 205 is ideal for cargo lifting, fuel hauls, drilling rig moves, MEDEVAC services or aerial firefighting.
The Bell 407 represents speed, performance and maneuverability, and reliability beyond measure. Northern Shield’s three Bell 407s provide spacious cabins that seat up to 6 passengers and are configurable for an array of tasks and payloads. With a full fuel range of 208 nm (386 km) and a four bladed rotor system, the Bell 407 can accommodate any longline job. With an empty weight of just over 3,000 lbs (1,360 kg) and a remaining useful load of 2119 lbs (1324 kg), the Bell 407 is the first choice of those who put service and safety first.
Northern Shield operates two Bell 206 Jet Rangers, each with a cruising speed of 86 knots (160 km/h) and a full fuel range of three hours or 260 nm (482 km). Seating 3 passengers comfortably and capable of lifting approximately 600 lbs (272 kg) on a longline, the Bell 206 Jet Ranger is the perfect option for a variety of jobs such as: crew changes, MEDEVACs, videography and surveying, and general sightseeing.
The Bell 206LIV Long Ranger offers additional lifting capabilities over our Bell 206. The maximum “all-up” internal gross take-off weight is 4,450 lbs (2,018 kg), with a maximum “all-up” external gross take-off weight of 4,550 lbs (2063 kg). Our LIV is equipped with a high altitude tail, enabling optimum performance in hot and high altitude conditions, and is ideally equipped for external load operations and includes a logging window for winter vertical reference operations.