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Blackcomb Helicopters names board director

January 4, 2024 | By MRO Magazine

Nick Salisbury - Director, Blackcomb Helicopters (CNW Group/Blackcomb Helicopters)

Blackcomb Helicopters names Nick Salisbury as a director of each of the Blackcomb Helicopters companies. This is Blackcomb’s first new director appointment since McLean Group ownership started.

With over 25 years of experience in geotechnical drilling and more than 10 years’ experience in design and construction of specialty foundations, Salisbury is listed as a primary inventor on five U.S. patents and has two international patents pending.

Salisbury founded Crux Subsurface, a geotechnical exploration and construction company in 1998 and in 2012 sold the business to Quanta Services Company. He continued as president of Crux, a Quanta Services Company, until 2020. Throughout his tenure at Crux and Quanta, a large percentage of their infrastructure design and construction projects have been completed using helicopter operations.

Through much of his career he has overseen utility scale electrical transmission construction including, greenfield, congested corridor, and fire hardening projects. He has lead processes and procedures for helicopter assisted foundation and overhead structure and conductor installation on some of North Americas critical projects. Through this experience, he has developed a working relationship with helicopter operators in Canada and the USA.


More recently, Salisbury acquired and serves as CEO of EmpireAir, LLC which is a Spokane-based air charter operator which is pursuing full Part 135 operations with a fleet of turbo prop aircraft primarily serving the Pacific Northwest region.


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