CHC Helikopter Service, previously just Helikopter Service is the Norwegian division of Canadian Helicopter Corporation. The airline was an independent company until 1999. It operates primarily to oil platforms on the Norwegian continental shelf in the North Sea, with crew change, infield shuttle and search and rescue operations. Though the global headquarters lay in Vancouver, Canada, the company has its main base at Stavanger Airport, Sola.
The company also operates out of the airports Bergen Airport, Flesland, Brønnøysund Airport, Brønnøy, Florø Airport and Kristiansund Airport, Kvernberget in addition to the oil installations Ekofisk and Statfjord. It also operates a public service obligation on the route Bodø-Værøy.
In 1982 the company started to renew its fleet, introducing the Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma and later the Eurocopter Super Puma 2. In 1993 it also started operating the Eurocopter Dauphin with possibilities for search and rescue purposes.
CHC Helicopter bought Helikopter Services Group in 1999 and in 2000 the company changed name to CHC Helikopter Service. In 2000 the company sold the subsidiaries Lufttransport to Norwegian Air Shuttle and Heliflyg to Osterman Aero.
CHC BUYS MORE HELIKOPTER SERVICE.(Canadian Helicopters acquires 1,100,000 more shares of Norway's Helikopter Service Group)(Company Business and Marketing)
Mar 26, 1999; Canadian Helicopters (CHC) [FLYAF] has acquired approximately 1,100,000 more shares of Norway's Helikopter Service Group (HSG)....