Pictured Left to Right: Chris Kramer, aviation safety and compliance manager, Shell; Marcelo Soares, regional director - LAM, CHC; Luis Teixeira, logistics manager, Shell; and Vinicius Vieira, Campos City Development Secretary. Photo courtesy of CHC
CHC Group made two major announcements this week, including the the inauguration and start of operations from its new base at Bartolomeu Lisandro Airport, Campos dos Goytacazes. Elsewhere, the global helicopter operator is launching a new hoist-training facility, certified to train offshore workers, search-and-rescue hoist operators and technical crew members in on and offshore hoist operations.
New Latin America Base
CHC announced its new base at Bartolomeu Lisandro Airport, attended by executives from Shell, city hall, local press and the president of FIRJAN in the Campos region, Fernando Aguiar. The facility will house Leonardo AW139s and approximately 30 employees supporting Shell’s operations. It began operations this week.
New Hoist-Training Facility
CHC’s new hoist-training facility is located within CHC’s Den Helder base. It has been designed to resemble a Leonardo AW139 cabin and can also be used to simulate helicopter hoist operations conditions from an AW169.
The company’s one-day helicopter hoist operations course, with an optional second day on the aircraft, is designed to offer theory and practice to between four to six candidates.