HELI-UNION LEASED A NEW AW139 HELICOPTER TO SUPPORT ITS HELICOPTER OFFSHORE OPERATIONS IN GABON
Heli-Union has signed a contract with Milestone Aviation to lease a new AW139 helicopter. The medium twin-engine helicopter join Heli-Union’s existing fleet of more than 30 helicopters providing offshore passenger transport for oil and gas companies worldwide. The aircraft was delivered to Gabon, where Heli-Union currently operates four helicopters of the same model.
Established in 1961, Heli-Union is one of the biggest helicopter operators, providing safe and reliable offshore helicopter related services such as air transport, Medical Evacuation, Search and Rescue, helicopter maintenance, pilot and engineer training to civil and government organisations. With permanent bases in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, the company has the experience and resources to meet the demands of the oil and gas market.
“Milestone was an ideal leasing partner for this mission,” said Patrick Molis, Heli-Union Chairman and CEO. “They can provide flexibility for our global operations and they have great experience delivering new aircraft from their orderbook. We are pleased to begin a relationship with Milestone and look forward to working with them on other opportunities.”
“Heli-Union has been operating in Gabon since 1975,” said Jonathan Cosson, Deputy Managing Director of Heli Union. “AW139 has become one of the most demanded helicopter types in the Oil and Gas industry. We are pleased to lease yet another AW139 to support our offshore helicopter operations. This addition of a new AW139 into our fleet allows us to continue to grow our decades of experience supporting offshore Oil and Gas companies in Gabon.”
Daniel Rosenthal, Milestone President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “By seeking to understand Heli Union’s unique needs, Milestone offered an individualized solution for their growing fleet. We look forward to growing our relationship with Heli Union as they develop their presence in the global oil and gas industry.”