Latin America (LAM)

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Latin America (LAM)

CHC’s history providing helicopter transport in Latin America dates back to 1992. Formally Brazilian Helicopter Services (BHS), the company partnered with CHC to further expand its capabilities throughout the region. With its regional headquarters in Rio de Janiero, we provide transportation for oil and gas operators across Brazil. We have served a number of Brazil’s largest oil and gas companies, including as Petrobrás, ExxonMobil, Transpetro, El Paso, CGG Veritas, Transocean, Noble, Brasdril, BP, Saipem, Pride, Navis Drilling, Queiroz Galvão, WesternGeco, and more. We currently operate the AW139, S-92 and variants of the S-76 fleet types in accordance with CHC’s global fleet experience and standards.

Our experience that includes providing the first search and rescue operation supporting oil and gas in Uruguay as well as flying for customers in Suriname, the Falkland Islands, and more. CHC is certified by ANAC (National Civil Aviation Agency), according to RBHAC 135 and RBHA 145. We also provide our own maintenance certified by RBHA 145 that allows us to ensure high aircraft availability throughout the region.

Regional Director: Marcelo Luiz da Silva Soares
Regional Sales Manager: Carlos Barroso Madaleno
BHS-Brazilian Helicopter Services Taxi Aereo S.A.
Av. Embaixador Abelardo Bueno
199 sala 202 - Barro
Cep 22775-040 – Rio de Janeiro – RJ, Brasil
Tel: +55 21 2189-0050

Marcelo Luiz da Silva Soares

Marcelo Luiz da Silva Soares
Regional Director, Latin America (LAM)

Mr. Soares joined CHC in 2016 as the regional director for Latin America, coming to CHC following a lengthy career in various leadership and corporate executive roles in the aviation, oil and gas, and energy industries. Prior to joining CHC, he served for two years as President and CEO of Tecsis, a Brazilian-based manufacturing company for wind power blades. Before that, Mr. Soares worked with GE for 35 years in a number of roles within GE affiliate organization both in and outside of Brazil, including as President and CEO of CELMA (purchased by GE Aviation). Following that, he was the Latin America President and CEO for GE’s Energy business – a position he held for three years where he held responsibility over 16 countries and 10,000 employees with a $7 billion portfolio. He also worked with GE WELLSTREAM as the CEO, running manufacturing sites in Brazil and Newcastle, United Kingdom.