Canadian Helicopters to move headquarters to EIA
June 28, 2012, Edmonton - Canadian Helicopters Group Inc. will be keeping its western Canadian headquarters in Edmonton, Alta., but is to move from the City Centre Airport to Edmonton International Airport (EIA) following the expiry of its current lease in September.
By Carey Fredericks
The company, soon to be known as HNZ Group Inc. following recent shareholder approval of the name change, has been based in the Albertan capital city for the past 60 years. But it is having to move out of its current home at the City Centre Airport due to the latter’s phased closure. The airport is to be replaced with a residential development.
The company’s new base will be in offices at EIA’s new Central Tower, to be opened in late fall.
“We are pleased to continue contributing to Edmonton’s thriving business community and supporting our national and international operations from EIA,” said Don Wall, Canadian Helicopters president and CEO. “Edmonton will serve as an expanded training centre for the company and EIA is a convenient transportation hub to support this initiative. EIA is also well positioned to provide improved logistic support to our fleet and to the movement of our personnel on domestic and international assignments.”
Reg Milley, EIA president and CEO, said: “[Canadian Helicopters Group] are an exciting addition to our growing mix of business aviation services at EIA and we are equally delighted they are leasing the fourth floor of our beautiful new Central Tower.”