Helicopter lessor Milestone Aviation Group has delivered two Sikorsky S-92 helicopters to China's CITIC Offshore Helicopter (COHC). COHC is a Shenzhen Stock Exchange-listed company that operates offshore helicopter services and is part of the CITIC Group. The S-92s will support COHC’s offshore oil and gas passenger flight services. Milestone already has one S-92 on lease to COHC and has worked with the company since 2014.
COHC has the largest civil helicopter fleet in Asia and operates 83 helicopters comprising 15 types. It owns four helicopter airports in Shenzhen, Zhanjiang, Dongfang and Tianjin and has eight main operating bases in Beijing, Qingdao, Lianyungang, Wenzhou, Fuzhou, Sanya, Yunnan, and Heilongjiang. Its helicopter airports and bases form a network covering all provinces, cities, and autonomous regions (excluding Tibet), maritime areas such as the South China Sea, the East China Sea, the Bohai Sea, the Yangtze River Delta, and the Pearl River Delta, and overseas regions including the North and South Poles and Myanmar.
COHC is also the only general aviation (GA) company that engages in offshore oil flights overseas and the only GA company with a domestic port helicopter pilotage service. It is the sole service provider of helicopters for China's national arctic scientific expeditions, the country’s first offshore wind power helicopter service provider, and the single helicopter medical services provider for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games and Paralympic Winter Games.