7-Mar-2011 Source: Heli-One
Heli-One, the worldâ€™s largest independent helicopter MRO company, has earned S-76 Customer Support Centre status, adding to a long list of approvals already held by the company. The approval applies to all variants of the S-76.
“Heli-One is a tip-to-tail maintenance shop and we pride ourselves on continually expanding the capabilities and services we are able to offer to customers,â€ said Neil Calvert, president of Heli-One. â€œThe S-76 is a very popular aircraft and represents a significant market that Heli-One is well positioned to serve.â€
The S-76 Customer Support Centre designation is in addition to the previous dynamic component approval that Heli-One previously held, allowing Heli-One to expand its range of services to include the complete airframe.
â€œEarning a Customer Support Centre designation means that you are among the best of the best,â€ said Mr Calvert. â€œWe pride ourselves on the quality of our work and our focus on customer service and itâ€™s the reason why we now have approvals on some 17 different aircraft types from a range of OEMs.â€
Heli-One has three primary maintenance bases; its headquarters in Vancouver, Canada; in Stavanger, Norway, and Fort Collins, Colorado. Each maintenance base has a specific range of capabilities.
In addition to the new S-76 designation, the list of approvals also includes AW139, B212/412, S-61, S-92, AS332, AS365, AW139, B214ST, EC225, Alouette, AS350, AS355, BO105, EC120 and SA315B.
Heli-One is part of the CHC Helicopter group of companies and provides all maintenance to the 250-strong CHC fleet, including almost 80 S-76 helicopters.
â€œCHC has one of the best safety and operational records in the industry and our maintenance activities are a direct contributor to that success,â€ said Calvert.
Heli-One can be found at booth 2814 at HAIâ€™s Heli-Expo show, March 6-8 in Orlando.
For more information about Heli-One and its approvals, please drop by our stand or visit our website: www.heli-one.ca