OTTAWA, ON, June 14, 2018—Members of the media are invited to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum to welcome the donation of a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter on June 18, 2018.
Graciously donated by Ornge, the decommissioned Sikorsky S-76 has flown for over 14,000 hours and logged 47,554 landings. Retired from Ornge’s fleet, the Sikorsky S-76 has been replaced by AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters.
The helicopter will directly support the museum’s ongoing efforts to enrich the learning experience for visitors. Through a national network of more than two dozen academic, industry, government, and national museum partners, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum – one of three museums under Ingenium – is engaging young Canadians in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines and inspiring a new generation to pursue opportunities within the mobility field.
WHEN: Monday, June 18, 2018, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Canada Aviation and Space Museum, 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, Ontario
“We would like to express our gratitude to Ornge for their generous donation of the Sikorsky S-76, an aircraft with a rich history that provides a significant contribution to Canada’s aviation heritage. We look forward to including the Sikorsky S-76 in our national program, to enrich the learning experience for all visitors.”
Christopher Kitzan, Director General, Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation
Ornge is a vital part of Ontario’s health care system, providing high quality air ambulance service and medical transport to people who are critically ill or injured. In the air or on the ground, their job is to be there for patients so they can get safe and timely care, transport and access to health services they need.
About the Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Located on a former military air base just 5 kilometres from the Prime Minister’s residence at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa, the museum focuses on aviation in Canada within an international context, from its beginnings in 1909 to the present day. As Canada’s contribution to aviation expanded to include aerospace technology, the museum’s collection and mandate grew to include space flight. The Collection itself consists of more than 130 aircraft and artifacts (propellers, engines) from both civil and military service. It gives particular, but not exclusive, reference to Canadian achievements. The most extensive aviation collection in Canada, it is also considered one of the finest aviation museums in the world.
About Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
Launched in June 2017, Ingenium is a new national brand established to preserve and share Canada’s story of scientific and technological heritage. This corporate brand, which celebrates ingenuity, encompasses three national institutions—the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Under the Ingenium brand, these three museums are places where the past meets the future, with spaces where visitors can learn and explore, play and discover. Ingenium also has an eye to the future with a state-of-the-art Collections Conservation Centre under construction, digital and social media platforms, and travelling national and international exhibitions to educate, entertain, and engage audiences across Canada and around the world. For more, visit us: IngeniumCanada.org