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Heli-One Approved to Develop AW139 Main Gear Box MRO Capability April 28, 2021

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, April 28, 2021—Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, announced today that it is working with Leonardo Helicopters to establish their AW139 Main Gear Box (MGB) MRO capability as an Authorized Component Repair Center for Leonardo. This new capability is being established at the Heli-One Canada facility in Delta, British Columbia, and will give operators additional options for MGB maintenance services.

Leonardo’s AW139 helicopters are flown globally in a variety of missions including: EMS (emergency medical services), SAR (search and rescue), VIP (very important persons), law enforcement and offshore transport as well as public service and government applications. This new capability will enable AW139 operators with more support options from an Authorized Component Repair Center. Heli-One Canada has been supporting the AW139 platform since 2008 and implemented Intermediate and Tail Gear Box (IGB, TGB) capability in 2020.

Heli-One has been working with Leonardo to coordinate training and tooling to establish MGB capability. Both companies have maintained a long-term collaborative working relationship and successfully launched the IGB and TGB overhaul capability in 2020. Building on that success, the decision to progress to the MGB is an opportunity for both companies to offer more maintenance options to global AW139 operators.

“We are excited to continue working with Leonardo helicopters to establish this new capability at Heli-One Canada,” said Christian Drouin, Vice President of Heli-One. “Our technicians have worked diligently to implement capability and perform IGB and TGB overhaul services and the MGB will be a great challenge and opportunity to develop their dynamics experience further. AW139 operators will have the added benefit of expanded service options for their gear boxes from an authorized maintenance provider.”

Heli-One is a Leonardo Helicopters Authorized Component Repair Center and Leonardo Helicopters Authorized Service Center (Airframes) and offers MRO services ranging from major inspections to small component repair. Heli-One also offers extensive Avionics and Rescue Equipment maintenance services to AW139 operators. Custom modifications and repairs developed by Heli-One design engineers are also available to operators.

About Heli-One

Heli-One is based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, and has MRO operations in Richmond; Delta, Canada; Stavanger, Norway; and Rzeszow, Poland. Heli-One is a leading independent helicopter MRO with certifications and expertise in a broad range of airframes and components from major helicopter and engine manufacturers, including Airbus, Sikorsky, Leonardo, Bell, Safran Helicopter Engines, Pratt & Whitney Canada and General Electric.

Heli-One is a segment of CHC Helicopter, the operating company of CHC Group LLC. For more information about Heli-One, visit:

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