A Trusted Helicopter Service Company in Alberta

Based in Fort McMurray, AB, Vortex Helicopters Inc. is a family-owned local business that provides excellent helicopter solutions. Our company has been offering reliable aviation services to our clients since 2003.

Our Mission

We strive to provide top-notch customer service.

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Ryan McAssey, President of Vortex Helicopters Inc.

Our owner and pilot, Ryan McAssey, grew up in Northern Alberta. With more than 25 years of experience in the Alberta oil sands, he is knowledgeable in environmental/oil field support, aerial surveying, power line work, seismic operations, reforestation, precision long-lining, firefighting, photography, infrared scanning, and global positioning system (GPS) mapping.

Because of our work in Vortex Oil Sands Contracting Inc., (lease building for oil sands exploration companies) Ryan has experienced both ground and air terrain and is familiar with the oil field activity across Wabasca, Fort McMurray, and Cold Lake. This experience is passed on to our piloting staff.

Professional Pilots to Meet Your Needs

We have a policy to hire high-time, experienced, and agreeable team players to complete your missions. They are provided continuous high-calibre training, which includes knowledge of the area and the job functions of our clients, enabling them to be more effective in serving you.


Why Choose Us

Vortex Helicopters Inc. is committed to giving you the best service to get your job done in a secure, timely, and cost-effective manner. Our company can do this by:

  • Taking clear and quality information about your booking to ensure that we are fully prepared for your arrival. Because we are a service-driven company, we will offer logistical help beyond your flight requirements to guarantee that your mission is completed. (e.g. airport pickups and drop-offs)

  • Offering our experience and knowledge of the area to navigate and enhance your perspective on your project.

  • Providing high-time and capable pilots who will get you to and from your destination more efficiently and safely. With more than 56,000 hours of safe and efficient flight between 6 pilots, you are in good hands.

  • Configuring our aircraft by making them as light as possible to offer the highest airtime-to-fuel ratio.

  • Regular upkeep of the aircraft to provide scratch-free windows and a clean interior.

  • Providing wireless access to the internet, refreshments, and a boardroom for planning and safety meetings.

  • Providing showers to clean up after a dirty, sticky, and hot or cold/wet day in the bush.

We are members of the Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association (NAABA). Our company is 100% aboriginally owned.