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Heli-One To Conduct Helicopter Inspections For ‘SonAir Serviço Aéreo’


Heli-One has stepped in front by providing world-class helicopter service facilities which will be availed by SonAir.

Heli-One’s Rzeszow facility based at Poland will prove beneficial to the “SonAir Serviço Aéreo, S.A.” The latter is a helicopter service provider to “Angolan oil facilities” which takes into consideration both the categories being onshore and offshore; while under the facility of the former SonAir Serviço Aéreo will avail world-class services like overhaul, maintenance and repair.
Likewise, Heli-One will carry on “G-Check inspections” along with “custom painting” on four of SonAir’s “ASS332L2 Super Puma helicopters”. The C.E.O of SonAir, Me Joao Andrade remarked:
“Heli-One’s Poland facility provides us with a service quality, efficiency and affordability that was previously unavailable for the Super Puma in our region. Working with Heli-One we will be able to save money and quickly have our Super Pumas back in the air, safely flying people to and from work.”
At present, Heli-One has four such facilities under it around the continents of “Africa, Europe and the Middle East” whereby the one situated at Rzeszow is the most recent one among the lot, which has “customized 65,000 square-foot hangar”, while the company offers top notch facilities. The customer group includes the ones operating “large-capacity, long-range “heavy” helicopters” which requires “a convenient, highly skilled option” in order to refurbish the aircrafts in a major way. Heli-One’s president, Anthony DiNota informs:
“With in-depth knowledge of the AS332L2 aircraft, our crew will be able to put these helicopters back in service in the shortest amount of time, while maintaining an exceptionally high rate of quality. Our people and capabilities in Rzeszow demonstrate our commitment to the region and to delivering value for our customers. We are proud and honored to be serving SonAir.”
Talking about Heli-One, BusinessWire writes:
“Heli-One is based in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, and has MRO operations in Delta, Canada; Stavanger, Norway; Fort Collins, Colorado; and Rzeszow, Poland. Heli-One’s is the world’s largest independent helicopter MRO and hold certifications and expertise on a broad range of airframes and components from major helicopter and engine manufacturers, including Airbus, Sikorsky, AgustaWestland, Bell, Turbomeca, Pratt & Whitney and General Electric”.
Heli-One functions as an operating branch of “CHC Helicopter” which in turn comes under the CHC Group Ltd. Further information about Heli-One can sought at
On the other hand, SonAir falls under the “largest helicopter owner(s)” that is operating from Africa. In total it runs “56 aircraft(s)”, while thirty two among them are helicopters and rest twenty four are airplanes. The company has been in proud service of the Oil & Gas industry for over the past thirty five years. all along, SonAir has been taking passengers to “Offshore and Onshore destinations” even chartering across the international borders. As far as the mission of the company goes, SonAir aims:
“...to provide safe and reliable passenger transportation services. Complementary to its helicopter operations (rotary wing), SonAir also provides aircraft (fixed wing) services on a spot charter (Ad-Hoc) basis, as well as, commercial charter services to Angola Oil & Gas onshore destinations”.