Agusta Westland and Caverton Helicopters of Nigeria signs contract

Terry Spruce

AgustaWestland and Caverton signingAgustaWestland
has announced that Caverton Helicopters of Nigeria has recently signed a
contract for three AW139 medium twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be
used for offshore transport duties in support of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. This
order further strengthens the presence of AgustaWestland in Nigeria where the company has
already supplied 18 helicopters for government and commercial applications.

Patrick
Chabrat, vice president Sales Sub-Saharan Region, AgustaWestland said “We are
happy to add another important operator to our list of customers. This sale
will expand our presence in the Nigerian helicopter market and in the oil and
gas market in Western Africa. We are confident
that more AW139s will be flying in Nigeria and neighbouring countries
in the near future, not only in the oil and gas market but for other roles as
well.”

Caverton
Helicopters chief executive officer Mr. Sola Falola, said “It gives us great
pleasure to introduce the AgustaWestland AW139 into our growing fleet. Having
invested in the best-in-class fleet of aircraft, we are confident that the
AW139 will be pivotal to ensuring that we continue improving the support we
offer our customers. This order further strengthens our strategy to operate the
youngest fleet of rotary-wing aircraft in the sub Saharan African region and
going forward, the AW139 will form the backbone of our offshore fleet.”

Headquartered
in Lagos,
Caverton Helicopters is the first wholly indigenous civil helicopter company to
work in the oil and gas industry. Operating from facilities around the country
Caverton Helicopters provides a range of services including transportation, maintenance,
search and rescue and related services to the offshore as well as other
business sectors.

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