Heli-One Announces North American Helicopter Maintenance Facility
Heli-One, announced today, the establishment of a new helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul facility
VANCOUVER, Aug. 3 /CNW/ – Heli-One, an operating subsidiary of CHC Helicopter Corporation ("CHC") announced today the establishment of a new helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at Boundary Bay Airport in Delta, B.C., Canada, approximately 20 kilometres southeast of Vancouver.
Heli-One will establish a 235,000 square-foot facility including aircraft hangar, workshops and office space, with completion anticipated in October 2007. This new facility will support a wide range of components, engines and aircraft types including AgustaWestland, Bell, Eurocopter and Sikorsky. CHC will invest approximately $30 million in establishing the new facility, which will allow Heli-One to provide total helicopter support and improved efficiency for CHC's rapidly expanding fleet of aircraft and for third-party customers around the world. The facility will consolidate Heli-One's existing workshops and facilities in the Vancouver area, and create additional capacity. This new facility will complement Heli-One's major
European Repair and Overhaul centre in Stavanger, Norway, which specializes in tip-to-tail support of Eurocopter aircraft.
Heli-One is the world's largest independent helicopter support company, providing logistics, maintenance and power-by-the-hour support for 14 different aircraft types operated by customers around the world.