A Vancouver-based company, MCM Aviation, has bought the long-standing local operation Blackcomb Helicopters.
The deal was announced on Dec. 21.
MCM Aviation is a joint venture between The McLean Group and Omega Aviation. The purchase was designed to meet the increasing demand for aviation services, particularly along the Sea to Sky corridor.
Blackcomb Helicopters has been operating in the area since 1989, providing a range of services from sight-seeing tours to fire fighting and film and movie production services.
Owner Steve Flynn will join MCM Aviation as the general manager.
“Having an integrated operation right through the corridor positions us as the dominant helicopter operator in the whole area,” said Flynn. “Having built this company up with my wife Michele over 17 years, I am really excited about the opportunity to take it to the next level.”
The financial details of the deal were not made public. Blackcomb Helicopters will continue to operate under that name.