VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada --- CHC Helicopter Corporation announced today that the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration has awarded the company an $18 million (CDN) contract for the refurbishment of three AS332M1 Super Puma helicopters.
The helicopters will be upgraded by Heli-One, CHC's leasing and helicopter support division, for MEDEVAC operations as a part of the Nordic Battle Group.
As a part of the upgrade program, the helicopters will be equipped with new Electronic Flight Instrument System, Multi Function Display and mission-specific equipment. The first helicopter will undergo modifications at Heli-One's facility in Stavanger, Norway, during the autumn and winter 2006/2007, with the remaining aircraft to be completed during 2007.
Managing a global fleet of more than 225 aircraft and employing a team of more than 800 professionals worldwide, Heli-One is the world's largest independent helicopter support company. Heli-One is a wholly owned subsidiary of CHC Helicopter Corporation.
CHC Helicopter Corporation is the world's largest provider of helicopter services to the global offshore oil and gas industry, with aircraft operating in more than 30 countries around the world.