10-Feb-2011 Source: CHC
CHC Helicopter wishes to express its disappointment at the government’s decision to cancel the SAR-H programme.
CHC wishes to make it a matter of public record that in November of last year CHC became aware that a small number of its employees acting without its knowledge or authorization of the company’s senior management may have violated the company’s high standard of ethics during its participation in the competitive bid process.
As soon as CHC became aware of the perceived irregularities it upheld those standards. It proactively and speedily approached the government to advise them of the circumstances – without regard to the potential consequences of raising the matter. Since then CHC Helicopter and its partners in Soteria have co-operated fully with the government.
CHC has a distinguished history of service in the UK and in more than 30 other countries around the world and we take our commitment to ethical conduct very seriously. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with the UK government.