CHC starts 10 year Norwegian SAR contract

CHC starts 10 year Norwegian SAR contract

26-May-2022 Source: CHC


CHC Helikopterservice (CHC HS) started a new civilian-operated rescue helicopter service for the Governor’s Helicopter Service at Svalbard.

Under the 10-year contract, CHC HS will provide 24/7 emergency rescue helicopters, with a six person crew, including a doctor, flying two Airbus AS332L1 plus one backup aircraft.

EMEA’s General Operations Manager, Per Andre Rykhus said: “We are honoured that the Norwegian Ministry of Justice has placed their trust in CHC HS to provide this vital service. I know our team will work diligently and with great pride, continuing the highest standards of emergency preparedness and safety at Svalbard.  Our pilots and rescue crews are among the most highly trained and experienced in the world.”

Vice-President, Heli-One, Kevin Spengler said: “We are pleased to have collaborated with our colleagues in CHC HS on this critical project. Heli-One has extensive experience of numerous aircraft types, including the AS332. We offer a one-stop solution for design, manufacturing and installation of modifications that modernize and enhance the operational capabilities of mission critical aircraft.”

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