Milestone delivers a Sikorsky S-92 to Caverton Helicopters
Helicopter leasing company Milestone Aviation Group recently delivered a Sikorsky S-92 to Caverton Helicopters, based in Lagos, Nigeria.
The S-92 will be deployed on facilitating Caverton Helicopter’s new contract for deep offshore support helicopter logistics services, mainly involving crew change missions.
Milestone will also provide Caverton with a training and entry-into-service package to support the inclusion of the S-92 into its helicopter fleet. The deal marks the first S-92 to be operated by Caverton and the first to be operated by a wholly locally-owned African company.
Michael York, head of Emerging Markets at Milestone, said, “The S-92 continues to be the workhorse of the offshore sector and through this transaction, we are not only cultivating a new operator for this aircraft type but expanding its footprint which is critical for the industry.” This is the sixth aircraft Caverton has leased from Milestone and joins three AW139s and two S-76C++ helicopters.
Rotimi Makanjuola, MD/accountable manager of Caverton Helicopters, said: “The introduction of the S-92 onto our fleet marks a significant milestone for the company and further demonstrates our commitment to meet the service requirements of our clients and grow our scope of capabilities as a Nigerian operator. This is yet another testament to our continued success as the leading indigenous aviation logistics service provider in West Africa.”
Becoming an S-92 operator will enable the company to expand into service provision for clients who require additional payload and extended range for their missions, he added.”
Sikorsky’s Vice President, Commercial Systems & Services, Audrey Brady said: “Sikorsky is proud to welcome Caverton to the S-92 helicopter family and values our longstanding relationship with Milestone. We are confident this aircraft will support the demanding needs of Caverton’s offshore oil and gas transportation missions with its industry-leading safety and reliability record.”