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New clients in the west African sub-region have led Caverton Helicopters to order three more AW139 helicopters for its deep water oil and gas support missions. With a roster of six in its fleet already, Caverton is said to be the largest operator of the type in the region.
Adeniyi Makanjuola, executive vice chairman, says: “This order represents another major milestone for Caverton as we broaden our client base and continue to increase our capacity in Africa. The choice of the AW139 is a testament to its unrivalled performance and capability in our operating environment and we remain confident that it will continue to deliver exceptional results for us.”
Caverton Helicopters was appointed an AgustaWestland authorised service centre for the AW139 intermediate twin helicopter in July last year. Based in west Africa's commercial hub Lagos, the service centre provides maintenance and repair services and an extensive spare parts inventory.
Operating from facilities around the country and more recently in other parts of west Africa, Caverton Helicopters provides a range of services including transportation, maintenance, SAR and related services to offshore oil companies and other sectors. It says it is the first wholly indigenous civil helicopter company to work in the oil and gas industry.