AW139 Main Rotor Blade Repair in Norway
Heli-One, CHC MRO service, announce plans to add in-house AW139 main rotor blade repair capability at its Stavanger, Norway facility by July 2017
Heli-One, March 02, 2016 - Stavanger, Norway – Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce plans to add in-house AW139 main rotor blade repair capability at its Stavanger, Norway facility.
This new capability is expected to be fully implemented by July 2017.
AgustaWestland has approved the capability and will begin training Heli-One’s technicians on the repair.
The added in-house capability allows Heli-One to reduce turnaround time on the AW139 main rotor blade repair from 45 days to 14 days or less depending on the scope of repair. This can enable customers to return their aircraft to flight in as much as a third of the time.
“Our Stavanger facility continues to grow its AW139 capabilities and expertise, reducing downtimes and allowing customers to return their aircraft to operational service quickly,” said Anthony DiNota, President, Heli-One. "Pursuing new repair opportunities with our OEM partners enables us to continuously expand our MRO capabilities so we can provide our customers with industry leading service.”
Heli-One offers more than eighty Heli-One developed repairs and mission-specific modifications for the AW139 including first and second generation exhaust duct repair, Fatigue Technology Inc. bushings replacement, main landing gear, and nose landing gear wheels, tail rotor scissors, and seat replacement and refurbishment.
Heli-One’s Stavanger facility also offers extensive rotor blade repair services for the AS332L/L1/L2 and S-92 aircraft.
About Heli-One: Heli-One is based in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, and has MRO operations in Delta, Canada; Stavanger, Norway; Fort Collins, Colorado; and Rzeszow, Poland. Heli-One is the world’s largest independent helicopter MRO and hold certifications and expertise on a broad range of airframes and components from major helicopter and engine manufacturers, including Airbus, Sikorsky, Finmeccanica (AgustaWestland), Bell, Turbomeca, Pratt & Whitney and General Electric.
Heli-One is a segment of CHC Helicopter, the operating company of CHC Group Ltd. (OTCQX: HELIF)