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By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News 

Helicopter support services take off

Local companies enlarge fleets, while other providers land in market to meet growing demand for mining-related transportation

 

Last updated 4/24/2011 at Noon



As mining activity heats up in Yukon Territory, vendors and suppliers are flush with a corresponding rise in demand for their services.

Business is booming, in particular, for helicopter support services as exploration and development companies rush to mount their 2011 field programs as soon as weather permits north of the 60th parallel this spring.

In 2010, mining exploration and development...



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