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CHC Announces Partnership with Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School

Monday, December 11, 2017
CHC Agrees to Provide Scholarship Support and Other Resources to Invest in Local Aviation Training


CHC Announces Partnership with Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School
CHC Agrees to Provide Scholarship Support and Other Resources to Invest in Local Aviation Training

GEORGETOWN, GUYANA – Today, CHC Helicopter and the Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School announced the beginning of a local partnership in Guyana that will include four scholarships for deserving students to continue to pursue their Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence as well as the provision of additional educational resources, such as time-expired helicopter parts and airframes, in the future. The partnership may also be expanded to include instruction from CHC engineers as well as internships and future placement opportunities for graduates of the school.

“We are proud to be the first helicopter company to make this type of investment in the future success of the Guyana Aviation community,” said Karl Fessenden, president and CEO of CHC Helicopter. “We have made a commitment to invest in the communities we operate in across the world and remain committed to helping build a passion for safety and professionalism in aviation and the rotorcraft industry everywhere we operate.”

The partnership formally began with the selection of four deserving students that will receive financial scholarships worth $1000 USD each. They were chosen using the Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School’s ISO 9001 QMS procedures for student performance. CHC has also created a local internship position that will allow one student the opportunity to join the operation for three months while building their skills in both maintenance and ground operations through both work experience and additional safety and operational training and educational opportunities.

“I want to congratulate our students on being the first to receive this scholarship reward and thank CHC for their support of our school,” said Capt. Malcolm Chan-a-Sue, A.A., M.S., CEO.  “We look forward to building additional programs and opportunities for our students to receive financial support, add new opportunities for hands on training for helicopters and open up new career opportunities with CHC as they grow their careers at and beyond our campus.”

About CHC
For 70 years, CHC Helicopter has provided safe, reliable, cost-effective helicopter service in some of the most remote and challenging environments around the world. With extensive experience transporting customers in the oil and gas industry, supporting search-and-rescue and EMS contracts, and providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services, our dedication to safety and reputation for quality and innovation help our customers reach beyond what they thought possible. Visit www.chcheli.com for information.

About Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School
The Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School housed at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport, Ogle, Guyana, School is accredited and certified by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, the Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System of CARICOM, Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Suriname.

The United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority audited the School in February 2008 and has found the school acceptable for certification within the British Overseas Territories in the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean, inclusive of Bermuda and the Falkland Islands.

The School was certified on July 24, 2006 by the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards to the ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems Standards. This School is the First Tertiary Educational Institution in CARICOM with an ISO 9001 Certified Quality Management System and has maintained this approval to date.

This School is also a full Member of Flight Safety Foundation, based in Virginia, USA and the International Federation of Airworthiness based in the United Kingdom.

Brian Bianco
Senior Manager, Communications
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