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CHC Australia completes roll out of Leonardo AW139

CHC Australia completes roll out of Leonardo AW139

13-Mar-2019Source: CHC

CHC Group announced that the Australian business unit has completed the roll out of six new generation Leonardo AW139 aircraft to replace the S-76 SAR helicopter fleet flying for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The final AW139 will be on base in East Sale by mid-March after the first aircraft was introduced in Victoria... Read more

CHC Announces Australian Apprentices

CHC Announces Australian Apprentices

29-Oct-2018Source: CHC

CHC Australia has appointed its first two engineering apprentices since February 2010, promoting two local Broome employees into the roles. Stuart Mackenzie and James Brown are CHC’s newest apprentices after successfully applying for the Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical) apprenticeships at the Broome base. Prior to the apprenticeship opportunity, James was a long-time ground crew employee... Read more

CHC Australia Announces Australian Apprentices

CHC Australia Announces Australian Apprentices

18-Oct-2018Source: CHC

CHC Australia has appointed its first two engineering apprentices since February 2010, promoting two local Broome employees into the roles. Stuart Mackenzie and James Brown are CHC’s newest apprentices after successfully applying for the Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical) apprenticeships at the Broome base. Prior to the apprenticeship opportunity, James was a long-time ground crew employee... Read more

CHC Australia secures Search and Rescue Continuation with RAAF

CHC Australia secures Search and Rescue Continuation with RAAF

18-Apr-2018Source: CHC

CHC Group announced they have signed a 30-month contract continuation with Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to provide search and rescue services at five bases around Australia. As part of the continuation, six new generation AW139 aircraft will replace the current S76 SAR helicopter fleet flying for RAAF. The first of these aircraft have already... Read more

CHC Australia Names Two New AW189 Helicopters

CHC Australia Names Two New AW189 Helicopters

17-Apr-2018Source: CHC

CHC Helicopter unveiled the Ngarluma names of their two new AW189 helicopters in Karratha. The chosen names, Garlawirrura and Warduwardura, are the Ngarluma words for dragonfly and a small inland grass bird that hovers. The two twin-engine aircraft carry up to 16 passengers per flight to and from Woodside’s installations on the North West Shelf.... Read more

CHC introduces AW189 in Australia

CHC introduces AW189 in Australia

26-Feb-2018Source: HeliHub.com

CHC now has three AW189 helicopters added to their fleet. The helicopters can transport up to 16 passengers, while having a noticeably quieter flight and less vibrations. The three Aw189s are the first in all Australia. They will be used to help transfer offshore oil and gas workers, reports Australian Aviation. They are joined in... Read more

CHC hit by fallout from Australian training scandal

CHC hit by fallout from Australian training scandal

7-Sep-2017Source: HeliHub.com

After a national air safety audit, it was found out that TAFE SA did not assess their students to the correct standards. This means that numerous aircraft maintenance engineers working for CHC Helicopters have had parts of their licences suspended. While the Civil Aviation Safety Authority carries out an investigation, airlines are not approving or... Read more

CHC Australia Recognized for Advancement and Safety of NVG Technology

CHC Australia Recognized for Advancement and Safety of NVG Technology

1-Aug-2017Source: CHC

CHC Australia, part of CHC Group, was selected to receive the International Advancement Award as part of the 2017 Night Visions Awards Show. The event, held in Reno, Nevada at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s (ALEA) annual conference, awards flight operations that are driving new technology and safety through night vision systems within their operation. “For... Read more

CHC Helicopter Launch New Reconciliation Action Plan

CHC Helicopter Launch New Reconciliation Action Plan

5-Jul-2017Source: CHC

CHC Australia is proud to launch its 2017 – 2019 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) after receiving final endorsement from Reconciliation Australia. The RAP launched by CHC will help inform and drive existing initiatives, in addition to building long-term relationships and collaborative practices with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups in areas where they, and... Read more

CHC Australia Reaches 25,000 Hour Milestone on AW139

CHC Australia Reaches 25,000 Hour Milestone on AW139

23-Jan-2017Source: CHC

CHC Group (OTC Pink Sheets: HELIQ) announced it had recently reached the 25,000 flight hour milestone on its fleet of AW139s in Australia. CHC was the first commercial operator to fly AW139s in Australia and has used the aircraft to fly critical emergency medical service (EMS) missions in New South Wales as well as provide... Read more

Bristow and CHC EC225 training captains like EC175 too

Bristow and CHC EC225 training captains like EC175 too

5-Dec-2013Source: Eurocopter

Participants of the Oil & Gas Symposium had a great night networking during a party organized at the Sky Bar, on level 33 of the Traders Hotel after the first day of presentations and workshops. It was a great vantage point from which they had a panoramic view of the Kuala Lumpur city skyline. The... Read more

21-Jul-11 VH-LAG Eurocopter AS332 Wadeye, Australia

21-Jul-11 VH-LAG Eurocopter AS332 Wadeye, Australia

21-Jul-2011

While taxiing at Port Keats airport, the helicopter collided with a light pole and rolled onto its side. The crew, passengers and a person on the ground sustained minor injuries.... Read more

05-Mar-11 VH-SYB Eurocopter EC145 Lithgow, Australia

05-Mar-11 VH-SYB Eurocopter EC145 Lithgow, Australia

5-Mar-2011

Warning light came on mid-air while transporting patient from Mudgee Hospital to Lithgow Hospital.  Emergency crews were in attendance for its arrival, which passed off without incident.  Helicopter checked over and returned to its base at Orange... Read more

CHC airfreights first two helicopters to Australia for Woodside contract

CHC airfreights first two helicopters to Australia for Woodside contract

18-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Over three months ahead of contract start date on 1st June, CHC yesterday air freignted the two AW139s it needs for the Woodside Energy contract in an Antonov An124 of Volga-Dnepr Airlines.  The pair had been delivered from the factory in Italy to CHC in the UK and then ferried to CHC’s Norwegian base at... Read more

CHC moves Australian HQ to Perth

CHC moves Australian HQ to Perth

15-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Following the company’s success at winning the Woodside Energy contract from Bristows, AUstralia’s largest commercial operator is moving its local office from Adelaide to Perth.  CHC will  be flying four Eurocopter EC225 and two AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters on the contract, based out of Karratha in Western Australia – nearly 1,000 miles north of Perth.  The... Read more

Audit raises big questions over NSW air ambulance under CHC contract

Audit raises big questions over NSW air ambulance under CHC contract

23-Sep-2010Source: Sydney Morning Herald

The NSW government’s decision to award a contract for medical helicopter services to a private company instead of the charity CareFlight has led to slower services that are three times more expensive, an audit has found.... Read more

14-Mar-09 VH- AgustaWestland AW139 Children's Hospital, Westmead, Australia

14-Mar-09 VH- AgustaWestland AW139 Children's Hospital, Westmead, Australia

14-Mar-2009

14-Mar-09 VH- AgustaWestland AW139 Children's Hospital, Westmead, Australia... Read more

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