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CHC Uses Aircraft Orders to Build Maintenance Capability

By Jim McKenna | November 2, 2007

CHC Helicopter Corp. is using its latest orders for new aircraft as leverage to build the overhaul and maintenance capability of its Heli-One unit. The Vancouver, B.C. operator's worldwide helicopter support division has ordered 12 new S-92s and 13 new AW139s, many of which CHC says are committed to customer contracts. In exchange, Heli-One gains the right to complete post-delivery modifications on Sikorsky Aircraft S-76s owned or operated by CHC and third parties and overhaul and repair the main, tail and intermediate rotor transmissions of CHC S-92s. It also gains the right to complete post-delivery mods on CHC AgustaWestland AW139s. If Heli-One meets certain requirements, it could extend its completions and overhaul work to aircraft owned or operated by third parties and to CHC's GE CT7-8A (on the S-92) and Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67Cs (on the AW139). For related news


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