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CHC Helicopter

CHC Helicopter
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Company nameCHC Helicopter
Company typePrivate
PredecessorSealand Helicopters & Okanagan Helicopters
Founded1987 in St. John's, Newfoundland
Founder(s)Craig Dobbin
HeadquartersRichmond, British Columbia, Canada
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleWilliam Amelio, CEO
Rick Davis, CFO
ServicesHelicopter services
Revenue(+)$1.34 billion US (2010)
Owner(s)First Reserve
Employees4,439 (2008)

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CHC Helicopter is one of the world’s largest helicopter services company specializing in: Transportation to offshore oil and gas platforms; Civilian search and rescue services; Helicopter maintenance repair and overhaul

CHC Helicopter is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada and operates more than 250 aircraft in 30 countries around the world. CHC's major international operating units are based in the United Kingdom, Norway, the Netherlands, Brazil, and Australia.

CHC Helicopter is one of several global providers of helicopter transportation services to the offshore oil and gas industry (the others including Bristow Helicopters) and claims to be the most experienced helicopter operator in the world. CHC has capabilities in precision flying techniques and technical support.

CHC has long-term working relationships with most of the major oil and gas companies. CHC operates the marine search and rescue service for the Irish Coast Guard at Shannon, Waterford and Dublin airports and provides commercial Search and Rescue helicopter services for the United Kingdom Maritime and Coastguard Agency. CHC provides helicopter services in Australia for the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia, the Victoria Police Force and Ambulance Service of New South Wales.

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