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Ecocopter renews offshore contract for ENAP Magallanes
Ecocopter will provide helicopter transportation to offshore oil and gas platforms in the Magallanes. It has made two Airbus EC135s permanently available at the Helipuerto PosesiĆ³n for the exclusive use of ENAP.
Ecocopter has been awarded the tender to provide helicopter services to ENAP in the southern part of Chile, for which it has dedicated two Airbus EC135s.

Since the end of 2014, Chile-based air services company Ecocopter has been operating transfers of personnel and cargo for state-owned oil and gas company ENAP's oil platforms located in the Magallanes region of Chile. The company has been developing offshore flights to ENAP's Strait of Magellan facilities, and the fleet complies with all the requirements established by DGAC, the Chilean aeronautical authority, and the norms and protocols of ENAP. This service has become the fastest, most practical, safest and efficient way to take personnel to isolated or difficult to access locations.

In this context, for the second consecutive time, Ecocopter has been awarded the tender to provide helicopter services to ENAP in the southern part of the country, in a new contract that begins in June of this year.

Ecocopter's mission will be to provide the air transport service in helicopters enabled for off shore operation, to offshore oil and gas platforms.

"We are proud to continue providing this important service with the installed capabilities and solid experience to contribute to the country's development. It has been years where we have consolidated with a first class professional team, with the highest standard in terms of efficiency, high technology and safety that have resulted in the success of our operations and the confidence of our client ENAP," says operations manager Francisco Javier Diaz Torres.

Ecocopter has made two Airbus EC135 helicopters permanently available at the Helipuerto PosesiĆ³n for these tasks and for the exclusive use of ENAP. This type of helicopter is practical and functional, incorporating the most modern technological systems, both in terms of instrumentation and materials and engineering, highlighting the Fenestron type fairing on the tail rotor, which increases safety.

The cockpit features instruments equipped with a modern, fully digitalised display system.

In addition, Ecocopter crews, available 24/7, have extensive experience with this type of aircraft in offshore operations. "The flight hours and the constant training of the pilots in the company's simulators allow us to maintain a very high professional and service level, with the objective of developing operations in a safe and professional manner," adds Diaz.

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