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PAS soups up offshore offering with sixth AW139
Over the last decade Petroleum Air Services’ AW139 fleet has logged in excess of 12,900 flight hours. It expects delivery of its sixth unit soon, to support expansion of O&G ops in the eastern Med.
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Petroleum Air Services (PAS) will add a sixth AW139 intermediate twin helicopter to its fleet by the end of the year, for offshore transport operations in Egypt. PAS has been deploying AW139 helicopters in support of the oil and gas industry in the country since 2009. Since then over 12,900 flight hours have been logged and more than 95,000 passengers have been carried safely.

The AW139 has proven to be a key asset for the company, perfectly suited for deep water operations and possessing a more than 60 minutes run dry capable main gearbox. The addition of its sixth unit allows the company to further support expansion plans for future offshore transport activities and exploration in the Eastern area of the Mediterranean Sea.

PAS currently has a fleet of 35 helicopters and eight fixed wing aircraft. It plans to expand its helicopter fleet in the near future to fulfil the demands of the current and new customers who have obtained new concession rights in Egypt for offshore activities either in the Red Sea or the Mediterranean.

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