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After a rigorous tender process, Caverton Helicopters Limited had been selected as the preferred air transport provider for the NNPC/Chevron Nigeria Limited Joint Venture based in Escravos, Nigeria.

 

To this end, the airline took delivery of eleven new helicopters; an investment that gulped several millions of dollars.

 

To celebrate this feat, the carrier at the weekend hosted a formal Business Luncheon at its Executive Flight Facility at Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Ikeja where the fleet of new helicopters to be used for the venture was unveiled.

 

Among the dignitaries that attended were Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, representative of Chief of Army Staff, former Group Managing Diretor, NNPC, King Edmond Dakoru, Mrs. Yoyin Makanjoula, Dr. Oba Otudeko, MD, Sales, Middle East and Africa, Bell Helicopters, David Sale, managing Director/CEO, Nigerian Stock Exchange, , Mr. Oscar Onyema.

 

Others were representatives of Bell Helicopters, Mr. Monday Ovuede, Managing Director of Access Bank, Mr. Herbert Wigwe, representative of Minister of State for aviation, Hadi Sirika, United States Consul General, Mr. John Bray, expatriates partners, Managing director, Caverton Helicopters, Captain Josiah Choms, CEO, Caverton Offshore Support Group, Mr. Bode Makanjuola, Chairman, THISDAY Editorial Board, Mr. Segun Adeniyi and other too numerous to mention.

 

The new fleet of aircraft that includes the state-of-the-art Bell 407 GXP and the industry workhorse Bell 412 EP. The Bell 407GXP incorporates new avionics, an upgraded engine, and new executive interior design options. Fitted with Rolls-Royce M250-C47E/4 dual channel turbine engine, this aircraft delivers exceptional hot and high performance, with efficient fuel economy.

 

The Bell 412 EP is highly reliable aircraft that has been known to perform extremely well even in inimical climatic conditions. With a spacious cabin, the aircraft can be configured to in a variety of ways to accommodate up to 14 passengers.

 

Both helicopter types are equipped with a variety of safety features which include rupture resistance fuel cells, wire strike protection system, vibration and engine exceedance monitoring systems, flight data monitoring.

 

In his speech, the Chairman, Caverton Offshore Support Group, Mr. Remi Makanjuola said the unveiling of Caverton fleet of Helicopters is a feat and a day that Nigeria and Nigerian should be proud off, describing it as a day that the aviation industry should be proud off that a Nigerian went to America to acquire 11 helicopters.

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