ExecuJet Africa has teamed up with Acher Aviation, the South African off-shore helicopter operator, to offer a range of services including helicopter management and charter, as well as specialised support to the oil, gas, mining and resource exploration sectors.
ExecuJet's fleet now includes three helicopters from Acher Aviation, including a Bell 407, an Agusta 109 Power and the Eurocopter EC130, plus access to other models. The six-passenger Eurocopter EC130 is currently based at ExecuJet's Lanseria facility and completed its first charter flight during November.
The specialised services available to the oil, gas and mining sectors include hoisting operations, oil pipeline inspections, equipment and cargo transportation, and remote location support.
"ExecuJet is continuously exploring solutions for the business and private charter industry and the inclusion of helicopters within the fleet is a welcome addition to our world-class business and private charter services," says Chris Frost, charter business development manager, ExecuJet Africa. "We believe our helicopter charter and management services will be of particular interest to our customers in the mining sector, due to the remote areas and harsh conditions in which employees have to operate."
The company says that its clients will have access to all the benefits of helicopter ownership without the time-consuming management responsibilities. The company ensures that matters such as aviation legislation compliance, aircraft maintenance coordination, staff recruitment and productive aircraft operation are effectively and efficiently managed.