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Sazma Aviation to Receive Maintenance and On-Site Spare Part Support from Heli-One

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Sazma Aviation, a new helicopter operator based in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, has selected Heli-One to provide tip-to-tail, power-by-the-hour (PBH) support to its first Sikorsky S-76 C++ aircraft.

Sazma Aviation, a subsidiary of Sabah Air, provides helicopter services to customers operating in the Malaysian offshore oil-and-gas sector, where there has seen rapid growth in recent years. Sazma’s S-76 C++ aircraft is expected to average 80 flight hours per month.

Heli-One is a segment of CHC Helicopter, the operating company of CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI) .

As well as PBH support, the five-year deal includes a dedicated consignment stock of S-76 parts on-site in Malaysia, as well as access to Heli-One’s expansive spare-parts inventory.

“As a new and growing operator, our ability to provide customers with safe, on-time flight services is vital to establishing our place in the market,” said Manu Sasidharan, executive director, Sabah Aviation. “Heli-One’s extensive experience supporting the S-76C++, combined with its tailored supply chain solutions, gives us great long-term confidence in our ability to consistently meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.”

“Our knowledge of the S-76 C++ and experience helping operators optimize their use of a PBH program will help Sazma to maximize dispatch reliability while safely transporting customers to and from their offshore installations,” said Anthony DiNota, vice president, Commercial Group, Heli-One.

Heli-One’s helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul services include certifications and expertise on aircraft and engines from a broad range of manufacturers, including, Airbus, Sikorsky, AgustaWestland, Turbomeca, Pratt & Whitney and General Electric.

About Heli-One

Heli-One is based in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, and has maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations in Delta; Stavanger, Norway; Fort Collins, Colorado; and Rzeszow, Poland. Heli-One is part of CHC Helicopter, a leader in enabling customers to go further, do more and come home safely. In addition to MRO services, CHC provides offshore transportation to oil-and-gas companies and flight services to search-and-rescue agencies. CHC is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and operates about 230 aircraft in approximately 30 countries around the world.

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