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Helijet Moves Forward with Fleet Expansion Under MoU with PHI

By S.L. Fuller | January 12, 2018
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Helijet International has signed a letter of intent for PHI Inc. to procure Sikorsky helicopters. Helijet said it wants up to six newer-model S-76C++s.

The two parties have signed definitive agreements for three S-76C++s. These are to be prepared at PHI’s maintenance facilities in Lafayette, Louisiana, and delivered during the first half of this year.

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“Helijet has been planning its aircraft fleet expansion and upgrade for the past 24 months,” said Danny Sitnam, Helijet CEO, “and is now committed to bringing in newer, more advanced technology to the communities it serves.”

The helicopters would feature a complete re-paint to Helijet livery, avionics changes and operating equipment to Helijet’s specifications. Helijet said it would rdesign and refurbish the 12-passenger cabin interiors. The aircraft would fly scheduled and general charter missions in Canada, once in service.

Helijet said it and PHI plan to continue collaborating to better accommodate their respective fleet rationalization in the “ever-changing” market.

PHI recently acquired HNZ Group’s offshore business in New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea.

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