September 25, 2019 – Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced that Christian Drouin will be promoted from his current role as Vice President of Global Operations, where he manages Heli-One’s three global bases, to Vice President, Heli-One, where he will serve as the lead executive for the entire organization. Drouin replaces Eddie Lane, who is leaving Heli-One for a new opportunity.
“Eddie has built a strong foundation for Heli-One and helped us truly differentiate and focus our global MRO,” said Dave Balevic, President and CEO of CHC Helicopter, the parent company of Heli-One. “He has worked closely with Christian to make sure he understands not only our operation, but our overall strategy and how all aspects of the organization can best work together to continue to provide outstanding solutions for our customers.”
Drouin joined Heli-One in May 2019 after a 33-year military service career, achieving the rank of Major-General in the Royal Canadian Air Force. In that role, he oversaw approximately 300 aircraft across the Canadian fleet and managed more than 11,000 personnel.
“Since joining Heli-One, I have been impressed by the caliber of the teams at the bases as well as the expertise and professionalism of our staff,” said Drouin. “I am eager to build on the great work Eddie did and continue to deliver for our current and future customers.”
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Heli-One is based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, and has MRO operations in Richmond, Canada; Delta, Canada; Stavanger, Norway; Fort Collins, Colorado; and Rzeszow, Poland. Heli-One is the world’s largest independent helicopter MRO and holds certifications and expertise on a broad range of airframes and components from major helicopter and engine manufacturers, including Airbus, Sikorsky, Leonardo, Bell, Safran, Pratt & Whitney and General Electric. Heli-One is a segment of CHC Helicopter, the operating company of CHC Group Ltd.
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