Caverton Helicopters Limited, a subsidiary of Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc. has secured a contract from Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), for provision of aviation services with a two year renewable option.
Under the term, “Caverton will service this contract with 11 Bell manufactured helicopters in line with CNL’s requirement. It will provide guaranteed medevac response to CNL 24 hours a day, seven days a week, covering their entire area of operations.”
Moreso, Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced in a press release this week that it has signed a purchase agreement with Caverton for eight new Bell 407GXPs . The aircraft is scheduled to be delivered later in the year.
“Our company offers logistics and support services to the Nigerian oil and gas companies located along the West African shelf,” said Josiah Choms, Ph.D., managing director, Caverton Helicopters. “Identifying the best aircraft to effectively carry out the mission is key and we believe the Bell 407GXP’s proven track record particularly its speed and efficient operating cost make it the perfect light single helicopter for this job.”
In addition, The group signed the eight 407GXPs for Bell Helicopter’s Customer Advantage Plan (CAP) support solution.
“With nearly 1,400 Bell 407s in operation around the world, the aircraft continues to be a success in global markets with sales steadily growing in Africa,” said David Sale, Bell Helicopter, managing director for Middle East and Africa. “Together with their fleet of Bell 412EPs, the new Bell 407GXP helicopters will be used for offshore logistics support, maritime and coastal surveillance, emergency medical services and search and rescue.”