VANCOUVER, Feb. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ledcor Group of Companies, its subsidiary Summit Helicopters, and CC Helicopters announced today that they have concluded a definitive agreement for Ledcor to acquire CC Helicopters, subject to regulatory approval.
"Ledcor has been seeking to expand the capability and capacity of Summit Helicopters, and add new operational bases," said Paul McElligott, President of Ledcor Resources and Transportation. "CC Helicopters, with its Kamloops location and Central BC client base will be an attractive addition to Summit's Western Canada operations."
Summit Helicopters is part of the Ledcor Group and operates a fleet of helicopters based in the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Alberta and British Columbia. Summit Helicopters specializes in arctic operations, mining exploration, crew movements, oil & gas, environmental surveys, and business travel.
"We were impressed with CC Helicopters' executive management, flight operations, maintenance and fleet," said Rob Mauracher, President, Summit Helicopters. "The acquisition of CC will grow Summit's twin engine, medium, IFR helicopter service offering, and bring us fully into rotary wing air ambulance operations."
"We are pleased that CC Helicopters will become part of Summit Helicopters and increase the range of opportunities available for the company, its clients and employees," said Ralph Emsland, President Westcan Aircraft Sales, former owner of CC Helicopters. "Together with Ledcor, we developed a new vision for helicopter services in the Interior and I look forward to seeing CC reach its new potential."
CC Helicopters has over 30 years of experience in the BC Interior and operates a fleet of light, intermediate and medium helicopters with IFR and VFR crews based in Kamloops and Lillooet. CC Helicopters specializes in BC Air Ambulance medevac, oil and gas exploration and support, forestry survey and protection, environmental and wildlife survey, and power line support.
"CC's success directly relates to our high level of customer satisfaction and excellent crew support," said Keith Palmer, General Manager / Chief Pilot, CC Helicopters. "We look forward to becoming part of Summit Helicopters and the Ledcor organization."
"We look forward to working with CC's executives, management and employees to integrate the company with Summit Helicopters and better serve our clients," said Rob Mauracher.
About Summit Helicopters
Summit Helicopters delivers remote helicopter aviation solutions in Northern and Western Canada with one of the largest and most diverse fleets in the industry. Summit Helicopters is owned and operated by The Ledcor Group of Companies. Ledcor is one of North America's most diversified construction companies, serving the building, oil & gas, infrastructure, mining, power and communications sectors. Ledcor also owns operations in wastewater treatment, property investment, forestry, and transportation services.
Current Fleet: Bell 407, Bell 206, Bell 206 L, Airbus Helicopters; AS 350 B3, AS 355N and FX2
About CC Helicopters
For over 30 years CC Helicopters has provided rotary wing services in the Southern Interior of British Columbia and across Canada. Its head office is located at the Kamloops airport and operates a permanent base in Lillooet, BC.
Current Fleet: Bell 412, Bell 407, Bell 206, Bell 206L, Robinson R44
SOURCE: Ledcor Industries
For further information:
President, Resources and Transportation, Ledcor
(604) 681 - 7500