Caverton Helicopters orders three more AW139s

Caverton Helicopters of Nigeria have ordered a further three AW139 helicopters to support new clients in the oil and gas industry in the West African sub-region.

Caverton currently operates six AW139’s performing offshore transport missions in support of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria and is the largest operator of the type in the region.

Geoff Hoon, managing director Business, AgustaWestland, said at the signing ceremony: “I am delighted Caverton Helicopters have ordered the AW139 to meet their requirements for a long range helicopter to serve deepwater oil and gas rigs. This contract highlights the continued success of the AW139 in West Africa and grows our successful partnership with Caverton Helicopters, who are not only the largest operator of the type in the region but are also our authorised service centre.”

Adeniyi Makanjuola, executive vice chairman of Caverton, said: “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 Nigeria in July 2012. Caverton’s service centre, based in Lagos, provides maintenance and repair services and a spare parts inventory for the AW139 he;licopter operators across the region.

Photograph (left to right) Geoff Hoon and Adeniyi Makanjuola

Terry Spruce

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