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Heli-One and Avion Pacific Bring Expanded Helicopter Maintenance Support to China February 29, 2016

February 29, 2016 – Delta, British Columbia, Canada – Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services company, has entered an agreement with Avion Pacific Limited to jointly explore developing helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services as well as helicopter product services in China.

Avion Pacific is the leader in China's general and business aviation service industry. They provide international OEMs and Chinese operators with services and products including: part services, aviation operations support, training programs, leasing and financing facilitation, and aviation consulting. 

Heli-One is a Certified Maintenance Organization by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and has four helicopter MRO facilities with locations in Canada, the United States, Poland, and Norway. Heli-One’s capabilities include nose-to-tail services for helicopter airframes, components, and engines and an extensive design and Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) portfolio.

Heli-One and Avion Pacific have worked together for a number of years and will now explore the requirements of helicopter operators in China to better understand how they can provide maintenance support.

"We are delighted this new collaboration will allow us to do more in the dynamic, rapidly-growing Chinese market. There is great potential in the Chinese civil helicopter sector and signs of encouraging growth make this an opportune time to expand our relationship with Avion Pacific,” said Anthony DiNota, President, Heli-One. “Avion’s experience and knowledge of the Chinese market, combined with their reputation for service, was key in bringing this joint venture together. We already enjoy strong relationships with a number of operators in China and look forward to providing expanded support to existing and new customers. We will deliver the same standards of innovation and exceptional customer service in China that we provide around the globe.”

Wu Zhendong, President of Avion Pacific added, “We are proud to be working with Heli-One and to be able to leverage their expertise to bring industry-leading helicopter maintenance to operators in China. Their global presence and extensive capabilities providing services to a wide range of helicopter types and operational requirements is a great fit with our experience working with Chinese operators.

About Heli-One

Heli-One is based in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, and has MRO operations in Delta, Canada; Stavanger, Norway; Fort Collins, Colorado; and Rzeszow, Poland. Heli-One is the world’s largest independent helicopter MRO and hold certifications and expertise on a broad range of airframes and components from major helicopter and engine manufacturers, including Airbus, Sikorsky, Finmeccanica (AgustaWestland), Bell, Turbomeca, Pratt & Whitney and General Electric.

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

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