Caverton Helicopters to purchase eight Bell 407GXPs

Caverton Helicopters, a subsidiary of Caverton Offshore Support Group, has ordered eight Bell 407GXPs.

The Group operates in the marine and aviation logistics sectors for the oil and gas industry in Nigeria.

Josiah Choms, managing director of Caverton Helicopters, said: “Identifying the best aircraft to effectively carry out the mission is key and we believe the Bell 407GXP’s proven track record, particularly its speed and efficient operating cost, make it the perfect light single helicopter for this job.”

In addition, the Group signed the eight 407GXPs for Bell Helicopter’s Customer Advantage Plan (CAP) support solution.

David Sale, Bell Helicopter’s managing director for the Middle East and Africa, added: “With nearly 1,400 Bell 407s in operation around the world, the aircraft continues to be a success in global markets with sales steadily growing in Africa.

“Together with their fleet of Bell 412EPs, [Caverton Helicopters will be using] the new Bell 407GXP helicopters… for offshore logistics support, maritime and coastal surveillance, emergency medical services and search and rescue.”

Caverton Helicopters operates out of a flight facility at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos and several purpose-built facilities in Victoria Island, Port Harcourt, Warri and Cameroon.

Bell Helicopter released a short video, which you can see below.

Terry Spruce

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