CHC Helicopter orders 20 more EC225 helicopters

CHC
Helicopter and Eurocopter have announced that it has ordered 20 more Eurocopter
EC225 Super Puma helicopters.

Deliveries
of the newly ordered EC225s, including an option for four additional aircraft
beyond the initial 20, the aircraft will be delivered over the next few years
and into 2016. The helicopters will be needed to accommodate anticipated growth
from both current and future customers. The aircraft are expected to be
deployed to serve oil-and-gas customers in the UK,
Norway, Australia and Brazil.

“We
are extremely optimistic about the future of this industry and CHC’s place in
it,” said CHC president and chief executive officer William Amelio. “The EC225
is an excellent aircraft for extending CHC’s global reach, responsiveness and
leadership in safety – qualities that enable us to provide great value to our
customers.”

Amelio
added that the EC225 has a “well-deserved reputation for high reliability in
the most demanding operational conditions.”

CHC
is the largest operator of Eurocopter’s Super Puma family helicopters in the
world, including the most extensive fleet with the EC225 version. By 2016, CHC
could have as many as 50 EC225s in operation on behalf of its customers.

“The EC225’s success story
could not have been written without CHC, and it is an honor for Eurocopter to
have CHC as the EC225’s flagship operator throughout the world,” said Lutz
Bertling, Eurocopter’s president and chief executive pfficer. “We are
especially proud of the long-term relationship and mutual confidence that has
been built with our valued partner, and we look forward to further contributing
to the success of CHC’s operations with the newly-ordered EC225s.”

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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