Sunday, November 1, 2009
Rotorcraft Report: Heli-One Plans AW139 Repair Center
|A CHC Europe AgustaWestland AW139 based in the Netherlands.|
Canadian helicopter support services provider Heli-One is planning to establish an AgustaWestland AW139 repair and overhaul center at its facility in Vancouver. Heli-One will carry out repairs on aircraft in operation with CHC Helicopter companies, as well as third-party AW139 operators around the world. AgustaWestland added Heli-One—which has Transport Canada and EASA maintenance organization approval—to its AW139 service center network in February.
CHC has ordered a total of 33 AW139s since the Heli-One parent first incorporated the helicopter into its fleet in 2005. The AW139s conduct offshore transport, EMS and search and rescue missions.