CHC Helicopter Corporation

CHC Helicopter Corporation

November 20, 2008 13:41 ET

Heli-One Supports Era Helicopters

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 20, 2008) - Heli-One, an operating division of the CHC Group, announced today it has been awarded two new contracts by Era Helicopters, LLC ("Era") to support major components in thirteen helicopters and overhaul six CT58 engines in Era's fleet.

The first contract is for a three-year power-by-the-hour support of four Sikorsky S-76C++ helicopters, six Sikorsky S-76A++ helicopters, and three Sikorsky S-61 helicopters. Major components, including main, tail and intermediate gearboxes, are covered under the agreement.

The second contract is for repair and overhaul of various S-76 and S-61 components, including overhaul of six CT58 engines installed in Era's S-61 helicopters. The first CT58 engine overhaul is expected to take place in July 2009.

Chris McDowell, Vice President of Business Development and Sales at Heli-One said, "We're looking forward to expanding our ongoing relationship with Era and we are confident our exceptional service and support will give Era increased flexibility in its operations. This contract further strengthens the relationship between Era and Heli-One - two of the most experienced companies in the industry."

Era's Director of Maintenance, Stuart Stavley, commented, "Era has an unwavering commitment to excellence through safety in every aspect of its business. Our customers around the world depend on us to provide and maintain a safe and reliable fleet. We are pleased to partner with Heli-One for our support needs."

About Heli-One

Heli-One is the world's largest, independent helicopter support company, providing engine and component repair and overhaul, modifications, inspections, completions and logistics support for 20 different aircraft types, operated by customers around the world. For more information visit www.heli-one.ca.

Contact Information

  • Heli-One
    Chris McDowell
    Vice President, Business Development and Sales
    (604) 952-7770 or (778) 990-0370
    Rick Davis
    Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
    (604) 279-2471 or (778) 999-0314
    Website: www.heli-one.ca