Heli-One, September 17, 2015 - Stavanger, Norway - The Japanese Coast Guard (JCG) has selected Heli-One, the world’s largest independent helicopter MRO, to deliver a major overhaul to an AS332L1 aircraft at Heli-One’s facility in Stavanger, Norway.
Using a mixed fleet of aircraft, the Japanese Coast Guard delivers border security and search and rescue services on behalf of the Japanese Government.
Anthony DiNota, President of Heli-One, said that this is the first time the Japanese Coast Guard has sent major maintenance work outside of Japan.
“The decision to award the contract to Heli-One reflects the Japanese Coast Guard’s confidence in our commitment to work to a world-class standard and to return their aircraft to its valuable work in Japan as soon as possible,” said Mr. DiNota.
The contract, calls for Heli-One to complete a major overhaul, or G-Check, on the AS332L1. The work began last month and will be completed at Heli-One’s facility in Stavanger, Norway.
The 215,000 square foot facility is known for its expertise and experience in supporting helicopter operations in Europe and around the world.
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’s 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, AgustaWestland, Bell, Turbomeca, Pratt & Whitney and General Electric.
Heli-One is a segment of CHC Helicopter, the operating company of CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI).