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    News about CHC Helicopters Australia


    Wet Floor Barrier for AW139, 03-Feb-21 : #wetFloor CHC Helicopters (Australia) is the launch customer for the AW139 Wet Floor protective barrier from Airwork (NZ) and specially designed for offshore missions

    40,000 Flight Hours for CHC Australia AW139s, 28-Oct-20 : #AW139 CHC exceeds 40,000 flight hours on its Australian AW139 Fleet. CHC was the first commercial operator of the model in the country and currently operates 10 helicopters for search and rescue (SAR) under contracts with Department of Defence, NSW Government and oil and offshore companies

    CHC S-92 Renewed with Shell’ Browse Basin, 19-Jun-19 : #oilandgas CHC renewed it’s six-year relationship with Shell’s Prelude FLNG facility in the Browse Basin, Australia providing S-92 helicopter flights from Broome

    CHC Karratha Base Takes on Cyclone Veronica, 30-Mar-19 : #CycloneVeronica CHC Helicopters based in Karratha flown 67 extra flights in the past two weeks evacuating multiple rigs offshore Australia’s North West Shelf due category 4 Cyclone Veronica

    CHC Australia AW139 Ready for Rescue Service, 27-Feb-19 : Avalon 2019 The six AW139 helicopters operated by CHC under contract of the Australian DoD for rescue services for RAAF, RAN and Army are now operational

    CHC Announces Australian Apprentices, 17-Oct-18 : #Apprentices CHC Australia has appointed its first two engineering apprentices since February 2010, two local Broome employees.

    CHC AW139/189 Contracts for Northwest Australia, 17-Sep-18 : #oilandgas CHC signed 5-year contract to provide AW139/AW189 +10 daily offshore flights for Woodside, Jadestone Energy, Vermilion Energy and BHP from Karratha, Learmonth and Onslow Airports in Australia from July 2019

    CHC Renewed SAR Service with RAAF, 16-Apr-18 : CHC signed 30-month contract continuation with Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to provide search and rescue at five bases replacing current six S-76 with AW139. CHC also provides SAR to Army and Navy

    CHC Australia Naming Ceremony for Two AW189, 12-Apr-18 : CHC Australia holds a naming ceremony in Karratha for 2 new AW189. Ngarluma Elders chose the names Garlawirrura and Warduwardura, Ngarluma words for dragonfly and a small inland grass bird

    CHC 15,000 Passenger for Shell’s Prelude FLNG, 12-Mar-18 : CHC 4 S-92 has flown 15,000 passengers to and from Shell’s Prelude floating liquid natural gas (FLNG) facility since mid-2012

    Lobo Leasing AW139 to CHC Australia, 18-Dec-17 : Lobo Leasing from Ireland placed a offshore configured AW139 helicopter with CHC to be based in Karratha, Western Australia

    CHC to Bring AW189 Into Australia, 05-Nov-17 : CHC will be the first to operate the AW189 helicopter in Australia

    CHC’ Bell 412 SAR Crew Recognized in Australia, 19-Oct-17 : Bell 412 ‘Rescue 651’ crew from Western Australia’s Rescue Helicopter Service, operated by CHC, recognised with Commendation Award for their mission with vessel ‘Fatal Attraction’ on November 6, 2016

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