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CSAGA opts for S-92 courtesy of Milestone
China Southern Airlines General Aviation has chosen a Sikorsky S-92 that is likely to be deployed on a range of missions including oil and gas, turbine maintenance, power-line patrol, firefighting, SAR, passenger and cargo.
The Sikorsky rotorcraft will unlock many aviation opportunities.

China Southern Airlines General Aviation (CSAGA) has invested in a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter from Milestone Aviation Group. The helicopter is configured for offshore passenger transport and will be deployed on critical offshore oil and gas missions in China.

CSAGA chairman Li Erbao says: “This transaction marks the beginning of our partnership with Milestone Aviation. With the growing demand for offshore oil and gas exploration and production, as well as the continuing development of the broader Chinese aviation industry, I believe there will be many opportunities in the future for further collaboration with the Milestone team.”

Milestone CEO Pat Sheedy adds: ”We are very pleased to welcome China Southern as a new customer to Milestone, following a long and successful business relationship with our parent company, AerCap. We thank the team at China Southern for the confidence they have placed in Milestone and look forward to working with them in the future.”

CSAGA, a China Southern Airlines company, is a leading general aviation corporation in China with more than 40 years of helicopter and fixed-wing operation experience. CSAGA currently manages more than 30 helicopters of 11 types and is fully experienced in all kinds of flying missions such as offshore oil and gas, offshore turbine maintenance, power-line patrol, live-line maintenance, insulator flushing, tower erection, firefighting, SAR, passenger and cargo transport.

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