RZESZOW, POLAND--(Marketwire - Feb. 28, 2013) -
- Heli-One Rzeszow in Full Operation
- First Aircraft Project Now in Hangar
- Company Creating Skilled Jobs in Poland's Aviation Valley Region
The newest location for Heli-One, the world's largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is now in full operation in Rzeszow, Poland.
Work is underway on Heli-One Poland's first project - a major overhaul (G-Check), repaint and modification of a CHC Helicopter Super Puma AS322L - with others expected to follow soon.
The Rzeszow facility, Heli-One's fourth major workshop location, was established to satisfy growing customer demand for helicopter MRO around the globe. Heli-One Poland provides an extensive range of high-quality base-maintenance services at its temporary facility, which will be replaced by a new, customized hangar by the end of 2013.
Heli-One Poland is expected to grow to more than 100 employees within two years, creating new, high-skill jobs and providing extensive development opportunities for professionals in the country's Aviation Valley Region. The company expects to initially invest more than $15 million in building costs, purchasing, training and other expenses related to the operation.
Heli-One is based in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, and has MRO operations in Delta; Stavanger, Norway; Fort Collins, Colo., in the United States; and Rzeszow. Heli-One is part of CHC Helicopter, the world's largest helicopter services company, which, in addition to MRO services, provides transportation to offshore oil and gas platforms and ships and search-and-rescue agencies. CHC is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and operates more than 250 aircraft in about 30 countries around the world.