CHC Helicopter Corporation

CHC Helicopter Corporation

February 06, 2005 09:30 ET

CHC Launches Heli-One, a New Worldwide Helicopter Support Company

ANEHEIM, CALIFORNIA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 6, 2005) - CHC Helicopter
Corporation ("CHC") (TSX:FLY.SV.A)(TSX:FLY.MV.B)(NYSE:FLI), announced
today the creation of the world's largest independent helicopter support
company, Heli-One.

The mandate of the new organization is to provide helicopter
leasing and a complete array of helicopter support services to
civilian and military helicopter operators worldwide. These
support services include integrated logistics, engineering and
design, base maintenance, safety equipment, inventory management,
parts supply, and repair and overhaul services for engines and
components. Heli-One leases and supports several different
helicopter types, including Eurocopter Super Puma and Dauphin,
Sikorsky S76, S61 and S92 and Bell 212/412.

Heli-One combines under one banner all CHC helicopter support
subsidiaries and divisions including Astec Helicopter Services,
Multifabs Survival Limited, AeroTurbine Support Ltd. and Overhaul
International Pty.

CHC has appointed Mr. Neil Calvert as president of Heli-One. Mr.
Calvert began his career as a helicopter engineer and has served
the Company for more than 20 years, most recently as Managing
Director of CHC European Operations, and as President of CHC
Global Support.

Managing a global fleet of more than 225 aircraft and employing a
team of more than 800 professionals worldwide, Heli-One is the
world's largest independent helicopter support company. Heli-One
is a wholly owned subsidiary of CHC Helicopter Corporation.

CHC Helicopter Corporation is the world's largest provider of
helicopter services to the global offshore oil and gas industry,
with aircraft operating in more than 30 countries and a team of
approximately 3,400 professionals worldwide.

If you wish to be added to, or removed from, the Company's
distribution list, please contact communications(at)

This press release may contain projections and other forward-
looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbour"
provision of the United States Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. While these projections and other statements
represent our best current judgement, they are subject to risks
and uncertainties that could cause actual results to vary. These
statements may involve risks and uncertainties including, but not
limited to, factors detailed in CHC's Annual Report on Form 20-F
and in other filings with the United States SEC. Should one or
more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should
underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary
materially from those indicated.

Contact Information

  • CHC Helicopter Corporation
    Neil Calvert
    (604) 276-7500


    Chris Flanagan
    Director of Communications
    (604) 279-2493