SonAir resumes service with EC225 helicopters
SonAir of Angola, has resumed EC225 helicopter operations into Africa’s offshore oil & gas fields.
The company performed three flights to two offshore platforms using two EC225 helicopters.
“The three flights were routine, confirming that the EC225’s service restart is backed by strong safety measures that give confidence to our clients,” said said João Andrade, SonAir’s Chairman and CEO.
SonAir has a total of 11 EC225s located at its Luanda, Angola operating base, of which nine are dedicated to crew-change missions for offshore oil and gas platforms. SonAir’s Eurocopter fleet of aircraft also includes four AS332 L2 and three AS365 N3 helicopters.
“Eurocopter thanks SonAir and for its confidence in the EC225,” stated Guillaume Faury, president and CEO Eurocopter. “These first flights were possible thanks to a strong collaboration. Eurocopter remains fully committed to supporting this major oil and gas industry service provider in performing its very demanding missions.”
Photograph: Copyright Eurocopter Anthony Pecchi