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Mortyman
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CHC Helikopter Service - World Largest Contract

Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:23 pm

CHC Helikopter Service ( CHC Helicopter Service ) at Sola in Norway has signed the worlds largest known civilian contract with the norwegian oil company StatoilHydro. The contract is on 6 billion Norwegian Kroner ( NOK ) and is for flights on Norwegian continetal shelf ( between mainland and oil / gas platforms in the North Sea ) for a little over 5 years from 2010. With an option for another 4 years.

The deal is flights between mainland and installations in the Norwegian sector as well as rescue operations.

At the mainoffice of CHC in Vancouver in Canada, one has looked through the contract and come to the conclusion that there is no other contract in the world that is bigger than the one between their sister company in Norway and StatoilHydro.

It's a huge new operation for CHC Helikopter Service at Sola in Stavanger, Norway. The contract mean that 110 new people needs to be employed. 70 pilots and 40 technicians.

For the new flights, the company will have to buy 12 new hellicopters at the cost of 1,5 billion NOK:

6 x Sikorsky S-92
6 x Eurocopter EC-225

2 of the EC-225 will be earmarked for rescue missions.

There is up to a 3 year delivery time on the hellicopters.


Article in Norwegian:

http://web3.aftenbladet.no/innenriks/okonomi/article525394.ece
 
AF340
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RE: CHC Helikopter Service - World Largest Contract

Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:34 am

Good for CHC!
It is the world's largerst helicopter operator after all. They have around 330 helicopters, and 11 fixed-wing aircraft, including a 737.
Here's an article in English from their website:
http://www.chc.ca/press_releases_det...key=1506292633&view=2123-0&Start=0


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RE: CHC Helikopter Service - World Largest Contract

Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:52 am

I was always under the impression CHC was headquartered in St John's.

Great news nevertheless!!
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RE: CHC Helikopter Service - World Largest Contract

Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:23 am

I do not know about this company but wish them good luck. I am just curious as to why two different models of helicopters.

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Oroka
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RE: CHC Helikopter Service - World Largest Contract

Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:31 am

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 3):
I was always under the impression CHC was headquartered in St John's.

I thought CHC originated in Newfoundland, but with massive expansions moved its operations HQ to BC.

I never knew CHC had a 737! Looks like CHC is still marching on strong as ever!


::edit:: CHC was founded by a business man from St Johns who bought a helicopter company from BC and merged it with his own Helecopter company, Sealand Helicopters.

[Edited 2007-10-09 20:36:27]
 
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RE: CHC Helikopter Service - World Largest Contract

Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:33 am

Quoting DYK (Reply 2):
I was always under the impression CHC was headquartered in St John's.

They moved their head office to YVR in 2004.
 
Mortyman
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RE: CHC Helikopter Service - World Largest Contract

Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:21 pm

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 3):
I am just curious as to why two different models of helicopters.

The article does'nt say. Maybe for different range ?

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