Heli-One Leads in PBH Helicopter Service Contracts
March 11, 2011, Vancouver - Heli-One, the world's largest independent helicopter MRO company, has solidified its position as an industry leading provider of power-by-the-hour (PBH) helicopter maintenance contracts with the recent conclusion of new deals to support aircraft in locations from Brazil to India to Denmark.
By Carey Fredericks
In recent weeks Heli-One has added sixteen new aircraft to its customer list of more than 350 PBH-supported aircraft operating around the world.
"Power-by-the-hour is a very popular concept with our customers because it offers them predictable costs, reliable service and the ability to tailor their contracts to meet their own specific requirements," said Neil Calvert, president of Heli-One. "We have built a reputation for ourselves on customer service and safety and PBH allows us meet the highest standards on both those points."
Heli-One is a global provider of helicopter support with facilities in Vancouver, Canada; Stavanger, Norway; and Fort Collins, Colorado. Heli-One's network of maintenance centers and its industry-leading AOG service means that customers can get the service they require quickly and without long shipping delays. Heli-One's full spectrum of capabilities is also a major success factor.
"Heli-One specializes in tip-to-tail support," said Mr Calvert. "Our ability to handle almost any maintenance task in-house, whether airframe, engine or component overhaul means that customers seeking PBH contracts can rely on us to completely support their aircraft."
Heli-One has approvals for more than 17 different aircraft types and continues to add new approvals to its list. Heli-One is part of the CHC Helicopter group of companies and provides all maintenance to the 250-strong CHC fleet. "CHC has one of the best safety and operational reliability records in the business and our maintenance activities are a direct contributor to that success," said Mr. Calvert.