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Friday, 27 August 2010 20:29

Additional U.S. Helicopters to Deploy to Support Pakistan Flood-Relief Effort

The Department of Defense announced today the deployment of 18 additional helicopters to Pakistan as part of the expanding U.S. contribution to flood-relief efforts. 

The aircraft, which include 10 CH-47 Chinook and eight UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, and associated personnel are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, based at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.  The unit will operate in partnership with the Pakistani military throughout flood-impacted areas. 

These helicopters are expected to begin flood-relief efforts in Pakistan in mid-September. 

Tuesday, 17 August 2010 09:04

MD Helicopters Delivers MD 902® to People’s Republic of China

MD Helicopters, have completed the delivery of a new MD 902 to the Huaxi Village Group.  The early delivery took place at a ceremony at MD’s Mesa completion facility.  

Huaxi Village, also known as “The No.1 Village of China,” located east of Jiangyin city in Jiangsu Province has a population of thirty thousand and a physical size of approximately 30 square kilometers.  Over the past 40 years, the village and region have become industrial and commercial powerhouses offering a wide range of opportunities to residents. Huaxi is considered the richest village in China, and claims nearly 2 million tourists a year.

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Friday, 13 August 2010 09:19

CHC Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

CHC Helicopter, the world's leading offshore helicopter services provider today announced the appointment of William J. "Bill" Amelio as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

Amelio replaces Sylvain Allard who recently retired after a successful 25-year career with CHC that saw the company grow from a small domestic helicopter operator to a global leader in offshore oil worker transportation, helicopter maintenance and civilian search and rescue services.

"We have found the right person to take CHC Helicopter to the next level of performance," said Mark McComiskey, Managing Director of First Reserve Corporation, the private equity firm that purchased CHC Helicopter in a CDN$3.7 billion transaction in 2008. "Bill is an experienced CEO who grows businesses using his international perspective, a disciplined management approach and an ability to build and enhance a corporate culture that blends competitiveness with high standards of safety and performance."

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