17-Oct-2014 Source: Heli-one
Helicopter leasing customers around the world rely on Waypoint Leasing to help them modernize, grow and manage their fleets. Waypoint, in turn, depends on Heli-One to skillfully and efficiently provide mission-ready helicopters that their customers demand.
Heli-One is a segment of CHC Helicopter, the operating company of CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI).
Waypoint recently chose Heli-One, the largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, to modify two Sikorsky S-76 C+ aircraft that leased to a customer servicing an oil-and-gas customer operating in Indonesia.
Working on an aggressive timeline, Heli-One used its extensive knowledge and certifications of the S-76 to deliver 13 vital modifications in just 12 weeks. Modifications included installation of a cockpit voice and flight-data recording system and, an enhanced VXP health and usage monitoring system (HUMS) and an external life raft.
“Our customers count on us for punctual delivery of aircraft that are fully suited to their specifications, so that they can promptly and safely perform critical flight operations,” said David Gorsky, vice president, Operations & Technical, Waypoint. “Heli-One’s expertise on the S-76 helps us fulfill those expectations.”
“Heli-One has completed more than 50 modifications on S-76 aircraft since we started supporting this platform,” said Anthony DiNota, vice president, Commercial Group, Heli-One. “In the process we have distinguished ourselves as an MRO leader on that airframe, consistently demonstrating our ability to deliver innovative solutions and reduce turnaround times.”
Heli-One is based in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, and has maintenance, repair and overhaul (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 230 aircraft in approximately 30 countries around the world.