East West Helicopters is located in Salmon Arm, BC. We have been in business since 1997 and were re-incorporated under our current name (East West Transportation (2000) Inc.) in May 2000 due to new ownership. East West Transportation (2000) Inc. is an accident free company.
Heavy Lift

Heavy Lift

East West Helicopters provides skilled experience to all types of heavy‐lift work, from erecting ski towers and transmission structures and flying cement, to moving drills, engines, equipment, vehicles, and buildings. East West has completed some very precise lift jobs, such as replacing a flare tip on the top of a 400‐foot flare stack. The Bell 214b is capable of lifting or moving anything up to around 6,000 pounds and as high in elevation as 6,000 feet. The Bell 214B1 can cruise at 100 knots with a sling load and up to 130 knots with no load, making long distance multiple pick projects more cost effective.

Fire Fighting

Fire Fighting

East West Helicopters has been fighting fires with the Bell 214B1 in Canada and the US for the past decade. Our pilots have over 15,000 flying hours, of which most is long‐line–related. This experience gives our flight crew the precision on the fire that Fire Command is looking for.

Our helicopter, the Bell 214B1, was specifically designed to operate in hot temperatures and at high elevations, making it the perfect firefighting machine for our Canadian summers.

East West uses a Torrentula Bambi bucket with a Sacksafoam injection system. This bucket allows our pilots to make multitude drops and control dumping flow to make the most out of every delivery to the fire.

East West always arrives with a spare Bambi bucket plus a fully self‐contained service trailer with a full complement of spare parts. This keeps maintenance on site and reduces any helicopter down time.

Bell 214 AMO

Bell 214 AMO

All our maintenance is done in house and we have our team of engineers on the road when our aircraft leaves for work. Our maintenance department have over 20 years experience servicing and maintaining the Bell 214.


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1961 44th Street, SE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1X9

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Office : (250) 833-4271 Fax:  (250) 833-4291 Email:

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