CHC Helicopter

CHC Helicopter

December 24, 2010 12:31 ET

Traditional Ceremony Marks the Official Opening of CHC's New Regional Headquarters in Bangkok

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 24, 2010) - Following a traditional ceremony that saw nine Buddhist monks bless the office, CHC Helicopter, the world's leading offshore helicopter services provider, is pleased to announce that the company's new SEA regional headquarters is fully operational from its new location in Bangkok.

Located on the 21st floor at Sun Tower B on Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road, Chomphon, Chatuchak, Bangkok, the new regional head office consolidates most of CHC South East Asia's operations under one roof.

"This will help us to achieve synergies and leverage our broad spectrum of capabilities – to serve our customers and our partners even better," said Nico Van Der Ploeg, CHC's Regional Director.

"CHC Helicopter operates in some 30 countries around the world and we like to respect the customs and traditions of our local staff members," added Van Der Ploeg.

The official blessing ceremony began at 8 a.m., with CHC management and staff making merit at all four of the Sun Tower spirit houses before proceeding to the office for the official blessing. The Buddhist monks performed a traditional ceremony that included chanting and the sprinkling of holy water on all staff and the office before completing an anointing ceremony to seven office rooms.

After the ceremony, all honoured guests visited the CHC office to see the new working environment and friendly atmosphere before enjoying lunch together.

The event was attended by some 50 people, including CHC SEA employees, Thai Aviation Services employees and invited guests.

CHC Helicopter is the world's largest helicopter services company, specializing in the transport of personnel to offshore oil platforms. The CHC Helicopter group of companies is also a world-leader in provision of civilian Search-and-Rescue operations with major contracts in the UK, Ireland and Australia and a world leader in helicopter maintenance through its Delta-based division, Heli-One.

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