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Norway-based oil-and-gas company Statoil said Tuesday it award CHC Helicopters Canada Inc. a contract to provide helicopter transportation to Statoil’s new exploration rig in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Newfoundland.

The 18-month contract calls for CHC Canada to operate two Sikorsky S-92 aircraft on behalf of Statoil.

The helicopters will fly between their home base in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where CHC Canada is establishing a local presence, and Statoil’s West Hercules rig.

The service is expected to begin in the fall of 2014.


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