Canadian Helicopters Income Fund - Welcomes Mathieu Gauvin, as new Trustee



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    MONTREAL, April 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Canadian Helicopters Income Fund (the
"Fund") (TSX: CHL.UN) is pleased to announce that Mr. Mathieu Gauvin, CA, CFA,
CBV has agreed to join the Board of Trustees and become Chair of the Audit
Committee of the Fund.
    Mathieu Gauvin is currently Vice-President at RSM Richter Inc. and is a
member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of
Richelieu Hardware Limited. From 1991 to 2006 Mr. Gauvin was Vice-President
and Partner of Schroders & Associates Canada Inc. He is also a member of the
Ordre des Comptables Agréés du Québec, of the CFA Institute and of the
Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators.
    Jean Guertin, the Fund's Chairman said:" With over 23 years of experience
in the field of mergers & acquisitions, Mr. Gauvin's contribution will be
important to the growth strategy of the Fund".

    Through Canadian Helicopters Limited, Canadian Helicopters Income Fund is
the largest helicopter transportation services company operating in Canada and
one of the largest in the world based on the size of its fleet. From over
40 base locations across Canada, Canadian Helicopters provides helicopter
services to a broad range of sectors, including emergency medical services,
infrastructure maintenance, utilities, oil and gas, forestry, mining and
construction. In addition to helicopter transportation services, Canadian
Helicopters operates three flight schools and provides third party repair and
maintenance services. With almost 60 years of experience, Canadian Helicopters
is an industry leader in establishing safety standards and operating
procedures.
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For further information:

For further information: Jean-Pierre Blais, President, Canadian
Helicopters Limited, (450) 452-3007; Don Wall, Senior Executive Vice
President, Canadian Helicopters Limited, (780) 429-6919


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