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PHI celebrates 75 year anniversary
It started with three Bells and now has more than 200 helicopters. From being the launch customer for several different types to logging over 12 million flight hours, PHI has a history of innovation and performance.

PHI is celebrating its 75 year anniversary this year. Founded in Lafayette, Louisiana in 1949, Petroleum Bell Helicopters, later to be renamed Petroleum Helicopters, Inc and known today as PHI Group, established itself in helicopter transportation for seismic crews exploring for oil and gas in the marshlands of south Louisiana. From three Bell 47 helicopters and seven employees, PHI now operates and maintains a fleet of more than 200 helicopters and has over 2,500 employees with operations across the globe.

"PHI has pioneered many firsts over its 75 year history," says CEO Scott McCarty. "From being the launch customer for several different airframe types to logging over 12 million flight hours, PHI has a rich history of innovation and performance, one that we're extremely proud to continue today."

Over the last 75 years, the PHI brand has expanded to include PHI Aviation, its global energy services division; PHI Air Medical, its US-based air ambulance provider; PHI MRO Services, its maintenance, repair and overhaul division; and Helipass, its end-to-end logistics solution.

Longstanding employees continue to assist and support PHI in its efforts to grow, support customers and provide the highest standards of safety and operational integrity.

"Congratulations to the PHI team on this incredible accomplishment," adds McCarty. "Every employee, past, present and future, plays a pivotal role in shaping our story. We look forward to celebrating this milestone with our people, our customers and partners and our entire PHI family and community throughout 2024. On behalf of all PHI, thank you to all our customers past and present for your continued trust. Thank you to the communities in which we operate for welcoming us with open arms. And, of course, thank you to all past and present employees for making PHI what it is today."

The company has anniversary activities planned throughout 2024.

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