7-Dec-2021 Source: Milestone
The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced that they are to provide two Sikorsky S-92 Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopters to CHC Helicopters (“CHC”), one of the world’s leading helicopter services and maintenance, repair and overhaul providers.
The two Milestone S-92 SAR helicopters will be used to support a multi-year contract recently awarded to CHC by Norway’s Ministry of Justice for search and rescue (SAR) services. Delivering in January 2022, the helicopters will be based in Tromsø, Norway, and will commence missions shortly thereafter.
Michael York, Head of Emerging Markets at Milestone, said, “Thanks to the strength and depth of our expert team, Milestone was uniquely placed to deliver these bespoke configuration SAR S-92 helicopters. This agreement also further expands Milestone’s deep commitment to mission critical lifesaving SAR operations, and we are therefore immensely proud to support CHC in their SAR missions across Norway.”
Brady Nicholls, Vice President Sales at CHC, said, “We are delighted to expand our fleet with the delivery of these two SAR S-92 helicopters from Milestone. CHC is proud to have won the contract with Norway’s Ministry of Justice and these aircraft will help us meet our obligations in providing exceptional SAR service.”
Milestone is a valued partner to CHC and already leases to CHC aircraft deployed across a variety of its missions, including oil and gas, EMS (Emergency Medical Services) and SAR.