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Monday, October 1, 2007

Rotorcraft Report: Heli-One Wins Work from Brazil’s Lider Taxi

SERVICES/MAINTENANCE

Heli-One has secured a new maintenance support contract with Lider Taxi Aéreo S.A – Air Brasil ("Lider Aviação") of Brazil.

Lider Aviação 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 Aviação’s fleet of Sikorsky Aircraft S-76s, Bell Helicopter 212s and 412s will be overhauled by Heli-One, and exchange units will be provided. Heli-One is an operating subsidiary of CHC Helicopter Corp.

"We are excited to work with South America’s largest operator, and are confident that our major component exchange program will provide Lider Aviação with operational solutions and increased flexibility," Chris McDowell, Heli-One’s vice president of business development and sales said. "We’re looking forward to forging a long-term relationship with Lider Aviação."

Lider Aviação 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."

Heli-One is the world’s largest, independent helicopter support company, providing engine and component repair and overhaul, modifications, inspections, completions and logistics support for 20 different types, operated by customers around the world.

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