22-Aug-2014 Source: Heli-one
AAR Airlift has selected Heli-One to provide vital CT58 engine and component support for its 20 Sikorsky S-61 aircraft. The agreement spans three years and includes renewal options.
Heli-One is a segment of CHC Helicopter, the operating company of CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI).
AAR Airlift and Heli-One combine expertise to maintain safe and consistent operations in challenging environments. AAR Airlift operates the largest fleet of S-61s in the world, transporting personnel, supplies and mail in support of contingency operations worldwide.
“We are often flying in unforgiving places and it is critical that we can trust our equipment and the people who service it,” said Jeff Wehrenberg, chief operating officer for AAR Airlift Group. “For the past six years Heli-One has consistently earned our confidence. Whatever our customers’ missions, we must keep aircraft flying and return grounded helicopters to service without delay.”
“We are continually creating, applying and improving techniques specific to AAR Airlift, so that we are always increasing reliability and reducing turnaround times for the customer,” said Anthony DiNota, vice president, Commercial Group, Heli-One.
The agreement between AAR Airlift and Heli-One includes dedicated customer support; access to Heli-One’s industry-leading engineering knowledge and capabilities; and an extensive parts inventory to keep AAR Airlift’s S-61 helicopters in the air.
Heli-One is based in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, and has MRO operations in Delta; Stavanger, Norway; Fort Collins, Colorado; and Rzeszow, Poland. Heli-One is part of CHC Helicopter, a leader in enabling customers to go further, do more and come home safely. In addition to MRO services, CHC provides offshore transportation to oil-and-gas companies and flight services to search-and-rescue agencies. CHC is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and operates about 240 aircraft in approximately 30 countries around the world.
About AAR Airlift
AAR Airlift provides expeditionary airlift services in support of contingency operations worldwide. The company operates a fleet of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft to transport personnel, supplies, and mail for the U.S. Department of Defense in Afghanistan and Africa, and provide vertical replenishment (VERTREP) services to the Military Sealift Command in the Western Pacific. AAR Airlift is a subsidiary of AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR), a global aerospace and defense contractor that employs more than 6,000 people in 17 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial, government and defense customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Technology Products. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.