Helicopter Company notifies new redundancy of resources

A helicopter from helicopter company CHCA helicopter from helicopter company CHC.Photo: Torstein Bøe / NTB scanpix

CHC Helicopter Service have to cut the staff once again. Now 120 jobs will be redundant.

– The helicopter companies do not make money, oil companies pushing prices down and the helicopter industry in Norway be downsized, says CEO Arne Roland in CHC Helicopter Service.

Now he warns that an additional 80 to 120 people could lose confidence in the company, wrote the newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad.

– We are forced to reduce staff to a minimum. It is the time to ask whether based on the procurement strategies we are now seeing from the oil companies will cause us to fail to achieve the goals of improved safety.

Offshore Helicopter industry is already unprofitable, says Roland.

– The companies did not earn money, even in the good times. The business is highly skills-intensive.

The losses have ranged from 10 to over 300 million NOK.
In 2015 CHC had 495 employees but since then they have cut down to 377 employees.
– We will continue cutting down and we go daily in discussion meetings, says Roland.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today