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EC225LP Helicopters Grounded in UK, Norway after 13 Killed in Crash
Saturday, April 30, 2016UK Civil Aviation Authority joins Norway in banning EC225LP helicopter flights, as Statoil confirms that employees from Halliburton, Aker Solutions, Schlumberger, Welltec and Karsten Moholt were on the flight.

Statoil Awards Mariner Helicopter Contract to CHC
Wednesday, June 18, 2014CHC Helicopter will provide transportation to and from Statoil's Mariner field in the UK North Sea after a five-year contract is signed by the two companies.

North Sea Crash: CHC Resumes Super Puma Flights
Monday, August 26, 2013CHC resumes flights of AS332L/L1 and EC225 Super Puma helicopters outside of the UK but keeps AS332L2 variant grounded worldwide after Friday's fatal North Sea crash.

North Sea Crash: 4 Dead, AS332-L2 Super Puma Grounded
Saturday, August 24, 2013CHC Helicopter suspends Super Puma variant after North Sea crash kills four people.

Centrica Signs New Helicopter Services Deal with CHC
Friday, June 21, 2013Centrica signs $45-million contract for North Sea helicopter services with CHC Helicopter.

CHC Clinches North Sea Contract with Apache
Friday, July 30, 2010CHC Helicopter has been awarded an £11m/year contract to provide crew change services for Apache North Sea.

New President of European Ops Flies High at CHC
Wednesday, March 03, 2010Leading international helicopter services provider CHC has announced Tilmann Gabriel as President of the organization's European Operations.

CHC Updates Completion of Acquisition of First Reserve Corporation
Thursday, June 19, 2008CHC Helicopter Corporation announced that it no longer expects that the completion of the arrangement involving CHC and an affiliate of a fund managed by First Reserve Corporation will occur by the end of June 2008.

CHC Shareholders Approve Acquisition of CHC by First Reserve Corp.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008The arrangement involves the acquisition of all of CHC's outstanding Class A Subordinate Voting Shares and Class B Multiple Voting Shares for cash consideration of Cdn$32.68 per share.

First Reserve Acquires CHC in Largest-Ever Oilfield Services Buyout
Friday, February 22, 2008CHC and First Reserve believe that the all-cash transaction, which values the company at an adjusted enterprise value of Canadian $3.7 billion, is the largest-ever buyout in the oilfield services industry.

CHC Adds 3 New Choppers to N. Sea Fleet for Total Contract
Tuesday, January 15, 2008The new-technology aircraft have been delivered to service a new five-year contract with Total E&P UK Limited in support of its North Sea operations.

CHC Awarded Contract Renewal in the UK Central North Sea
Wednesday, December 12, 2007CHC Helicopter Corporation has been awarded a contract renewal by Venture Production for helicopter services in support of oil and gas operations in the Central North Sea.

CHC Helicopter to Deploy and Additional SAR EC225 in the North Sea
Friday, November 16, 2007CHC Helicopter has secured contract renewal and upgrade with StatoilHydro or the provision of one Eurocopter EC225 all-weather search and rescue helicopter in support of StatoilHydro's offshore operations in the North Sea.

Maersk Renews Contract with CHC in the North Sea
Friday, July 27, 2007CHC Helicopter has been awarded a five year contract renewal by Maersk Oil North Sea UK Limited, for the provision of helicopter services in support of oil and gas operations in the North Sea.

CHC Renews Two Contracts in the North Sea
Tuesday, July 10, 2007CHC Helicopter Corporation has secured contract renewals with Statoil ASA and GDF Production Nederland B.V.

CHC to Give Statoil a Lift
Friday, June 29, 2007Statoil has signed agreements with CHC Helikopter Service AS covering flights between Norwegian continental shelf installations and Bergen and Floro, as well as the standby helicopter stationed at the Statfjord B platform.

CHC Orders 16 Aircraft from Eurocopter
Friday, March 02, 2007Eurocopter and CHC Helicopter Corporation jointly announced at Heli-Expo that they have entered into a contract for the delivery of 16 new EC225 helicopters.

CHC to Deploy First S-92 in U.K. North Sea
Friday, July 14, 2006CHC 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.

Changes Underline Business Development Focus at CHC
Tuesday, July 04, 2006Helicopter services provider CHC has established a new-look business development and marketing team in Europe designed to support the existing customer base and grow its key markets.

CHC to Provide New Aircraft to Support Petrobras Ops
Wednesday, June 14, 2006CHC Helicopter has won, through BHS-Brazilian Helicopter Services Taxi Aereo (BHS), a new 5-year contract for the provision of eight Sikorsky S-76C+ helicopters in support of Petrobras' operations offshore Brazil.

Statoil Awards CHC Three Helicopter Contracts
Friday, May 12, 2006CHC Helikopter Service has been awarded contracts for transport services from Sola and Bronnoysund to Statoil-operated fields, and the search and rescue service in the Halten/Nordland area.

CHC Awarded Two North Sea Contracts
Tuesday, April 25, 2006CHC Helicopter has been awarded a three-year contract renewal, plus options, by Tullow, for the provision of a sole-use AW139 helicopter commencing in July, 2006, and a seven-year contract renewal, plus options, by Perenco UK Limited.

CHC Wins Contract Renewal in Danish North Sea
Thursday, April 06, 2006CHC Helicopter has been awarded a five-year contract renewal by Maersk Oil & Gas AS for for service in the Danish Sector of the North Sea.

CHC Awarded Contract for New Aircraft Technology
Friday, February 24, 2006CHC has been awarded a contract from Tullow Oil for the provision of a sole use Agusta Bell AB139 helicopter.

CHC Appoints New Operations Director for Europe
Tuesday, February 21, 2006CHC Helicopter has appointed of Nick Mair as new Operations Director for its European business.

ConocoPhillips Renews Contract with CHC Helicopter
Thursday, January 05, 2006CHC Helicopter has been awarded a five-year contract renewal by ConocoPhillips Australia Pty Ltd for the provision of helicopter transportation services in support of its offshore gas operations in East Timor.

CHC Acquires Equity Stake in Brazilian Helicopter Services
Friday, December 09, 2005CHC Helicopter Corporation has exercised its option to acquire a significant equity position in Brazilian Helicopter Services.

CHC Awarded Southern North Sea Contract by Tullow Oil
Tuesday, November 22, 2005CHC Helicopter has been awarded a new contract by Tullow Oil for a dedicated Sikorsky S76A+ aircraft to support development activity in the Ketch and Schooner Fields.

CHC Wins Renewal Contract from ConocoPhillips
Tuesday, November 08, 2005CHC Helicopter has been awarded a five-year contract renewal by ConocoPhillips (U.K.) Limited for the provision of helicopter services in support of its Southern North Sea operations.

CHC Wins Five-Year North Sea Contract from Total
Wednesday, October 19, 2005CHC Helicopter has been awarded a five-year contract by Total E&P UK PLC for the provision of two Eurocopter EC 225 aircraft plus one Super Puma MK2 to support Total's North Sea operations.

CHC to Acquire Equity Stake in Brazilian Helicopter Services
Thursday, August 18, 2005CHC Helicopter has been granted an irrevocable option to acquire an equity position in Brazilian Helicopter Services and provide, on an exclusive basis, operational expertise including: safety management systems, maintenance procedures, technical support and flight standards.

CHC to Sell Remaining Stake in Canadian Helicopters Limited
Monday, August 01, 2005CHC Helicopter is entering into an arrangement to sell its remaining interest in Canadian Helicopters Limited, which operates onshore helicopter services in Canada.

CHC Wins New North Sea Contracts
Friday, July 08, 2005CHC Helicopter has signed a new five-year contract, plus two two-year options, with Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited for the provision of helicopter services in support of Nexen's UK Central and Northern North Sea operations.

CHC Completes Sale of Non-Core Operation
Wednesday, January 05, 2005CHC Helicopter has completed the sale of Schreiner Canada Ltd, for net proceeds of CDN$6.8 million in cash, to Meggitt Trading Canada Inc, a subsidiary of Meggitt PLC.

CHC Awarded Expanded Contract Renewal in North Sea
Friday, December 10, 2004CHC Helicopter's subsidiary, Schreiner Northsea Helicopters, has signed a new five-year contract renewal (plus two one-year options) with Total E&P Nederland/Wintershall Noordzee/Petro-Canada Netherlands.

CHC to Acquire Coulson Aero Technologies Ltd.
Thursday, December 09, 2004CHC Helicopter Corporation's new helicopter support division, CHC Global Support, has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets and capabilities of Coulson Aero Technologies Ltd.

CHC Wins Two Contract Renewals in the North Sea
Thursday, August 19, 2004CHC Helicopter has been awarded two contract renewals in the North Sea with a combined value of approximately CDN $14.5 million per annum.

CHC Acquires Multifabs Survival Ltd.
Wednesday, August 18, 2004CHC Helicopter has acquired Multifabs Survival Ltd. (Multifabs), an Aberdeen-based company specializing in the production of cold-water survival suits for military forces, emergency services and offshore oil and gas transportation companies around the world.

CHC Helicopter Corporation Launches Private Placement
Thursday, April 08, 2004CHC Helicopter Corporation intends, subject to market and other customary conditions, to make private offerings of up to $250,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of senior subordinated notes due 2014.

CHC Begins Cash Tender to Purchase Outstanding Senior Notes
Wednesday, April 07, 2004CHC Helicopter is commencing a cash tender offer (the "Offer") to purchase any and all of its outstanding (euro) 94.25 million principal amount of 11 3/4% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2007.

CHC Awarded North Sea Contracts Worth $720 Million
Friday, February 13, 2004CHC Helicopter's European operating division has been awarded expanded multi-year contract renewals by Statoil and Norsk Hydro for the provision of heavy helicopter transportation services in the Norwegian North Sea.

CHC Wins $34 Million Contract in North Sea
Thursday, January 15, 2004CHC Helicopter's European operating division has been awarded a new three-year contract (plus a two-year option) in the North Sea.

CHC Awarded New Contracts in North Sea
Monday, December 01, 2003CHC Helicopter's operating division CHC Scotia Limited has been awarded two new contracts in the North Sea from Technip Offshore and Venture Production.

CHC to Acquire Schreiner Aviation Group
Monday, December 01, 2003CHC Helicopter has executed a Letter of Intent to acquire 100 percent of Schreiner Aviation Group of Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, for a cash payment of approximately 83 million EUROS.

CHC Expands Offshore Contract in West Africa
Monday, November 17, 2003CHC Helicopter has won a five-year contract renewal (plus one option year) for the provision of two new, dedicated Sikorsky S-76C+ aircraft to Mobil Equatorial Guinea Inc. operations off the coast of West Africa.

CHC Awarded $14 Million Contract Renewal in Thailand
Thursday, November 13, 2003CHC Helicopter's contract with PTTEP for work in Thailand has renewed.

CHC Wins Contract from Canadian Superior
Tuesday, November 11, 2003Canadian Superior Energy will use CHC Helicopters International as the provider of helicopter and other related flight services ssupporting the initial drilling program for the Mariner Natural Gas Project offshore Nova Scotia.

CHC Awarded New Contract in India
Tuesday, October 28, 2003CHC Helicopter in cooperation with United Helicharters Pvt. Ltd. of India, will two new Sikorsky S76C+ helicopters to Transocean and Dolphin Drilling in support of their deepwater programs offshore India.

CHC Signs New Contract in Ecuador & Renews Pact in Kuwait
Monday, September 15, 2003CHC Helicopter has won a new three-year contract award with EnCana for the provision of one Bell 212 helicopter to be based at Tarapoa, Ecuador.

CHC and TAS Win Contract Extension from Unocal
Wednesday, September 03, 2003CHC Helicopter says Unocal Thailand willing to extend its contract for another five years.