CHC Helicopter has been awarded a four-year contract renewal by Apache North Sea Limited for the provision of helicopter services in support of Apache's offshore operations. In support of this contract, CHC will deploy a Sikorsky S-92 out of Aberdeen, Scotland, the first deployment of the S-92 in the UK sector of the North Sea. The contract commences September 1, 2006. Additional support for the Apache contract will be provided from CHC's fleet of Super Puma aircraft.
CHC now operates four S-92 aircraft in Norway and one in Malaysia and plans to introduce three S-92s in Denmark, one in Norway and four search and rescue-configured S-92s in the UK commencing in 2007.