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CHC Brazil Opens New Hangar in Macaé

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
CHC Brazil, a subsidiary of CHC Helicopter (CHC), today officially opened its new hangar at Benedito Lacerda Airport, in Macaé.


RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - CHC Brazil, a subsidiary of CHC Helicopter (CHC), today officially opened its new hangar at Benedito Lacerda Airport, in Macaé. The new 1,270 square meter facility is designed to fit up to three aircraft internally and will support flying of the S-76, S-92 and AW139 aircraft for customers in the region. The company invested three million reals on the construction of this new space, which was completed on a challenging timeframe of only six months.

“We took this opportunity to invest in a facility that will allow us to better support our customers,” said Marcelo Luiz Da Silva Soares, regional director for Latin America. “Since we initially began operations in Macaé back in 1996, we were more than ready to upgrade our facilities. Our previous hangar was aging, could only house two aircraft at a time, and was further from the airport’s main entrance. The new hangar shows our ongoing commitment with Macaé and the national oil and gas market through our 60 employees in the city and a total of 400 all over Brazil.’

“The last three years have been challenging for CHC and all oil and gas based companies,” he added. “However, we decided to move forward and continue investing, to be ready when the market trends back up. This brand new facility will provide a larger, modern space while helping us create a safer environment, streamline our operation and reduce costs.”

About CHC Brazil/CHC
CHC Brazil is a subsidiary of CHC Helicopter. 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.

Brian Bianco
Senior Manager, Communications
+1 214.262.7426

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