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Heli-One Supports Brazilian Operator

Heli-One, announced it has a new contract with Lider Taxi Aéreo S.A - Air Brasil.


September 20, 2007
By Brooke Shaw

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Aug. 29, 2007- Heli-One, an operating subsidiary of CHC Helicopter Corporation ("CHC"), announced today it has secured a new maintenance support contract with Lider Taxi Aéreo S.A – Air Brasil ("Lider Aviaçao") of Brazil.

Lider Aviaçao will send various major component units to Heli-One for overhaul on an exchange basis. Main, intermediate and tail gearboxes, along with other major components from Lider Aviaçao's fleet of Sikorsky S76, Bell 212 and Bell 412 aircraft will be overhauled by Heli-One, and exchange units will be provided.

Chris McDowell, Heli-One's Vice President of Business Development and Sales said, "We are excited to work with South America's largest operator, and are confident that our major component exchange program will provide Lider Aviaçao with operational solutions and increased flexibility. We're looking forward to forging a long-term relationship with Lider Aviaçao."

Lider Aviaçao's Chief Financial Officer, Ronaldo Ribeiro, said, "With more than 48 years in the industry, we need a maintenance organization that can uphold the same high standards we're known for – we believe we've found that in Heli-One. We're confident Heli-One's extensive experience and broad support network will assist us in providing uninterrupted service to our customers."


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