Bristow Helicopters (Nigeria) Limited on Wednesday said it had recently increased its Nigerian fleet size with the introduction of six additional aircraft in the past six months.
The airline made the announcement in a statement signed by its Managing Director, Dapo Oyeleke, in Lagos.
Oyeleke said the newly acquired aircraft include the Sikorsky S76D and S92, the Leonardo AW139 and AW189 helicopters, and also the Embraer ERJ 145 Jet aircraft.
He said the aircraft would provide more optionality and resilience to its operations in Nigeria and further strengthen the company’s continuing support and commitment to its varied client base, and particularly to the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry as a whole.
According to him, these additions to the Bristow Nigeria fleet signify the importance, growth potential and confidence the company has in the Nigerian market.
He said: “Nigeria continues to be a very important market for Bristow.
“Besides an unwavering commitment to safety and exceptional service delivery, our business strategy revolves around our understanding of individual client’s future requirements and ability to accurately forecast the needs of the Oil & Gas market.
“We also pride on proactively delivering safe, best in class and cost effective solutions tailored to fully meet those requirements.
“The twin-engined, air-conditioned Helicopters with 12, 16 and 19 passenger seat configurations in the medium, light heavy and heavy type categories offer our clients choice, flexibility and the ability to ‘breathe in, and breathe out’.”
Oyeleke said Bristow would continue to invest heavily in new innovative technology, its processes and its personnel.
He said: “These additional aircraft will provide an excellent opportunity for us to continue to attract and retain the industry’s best.
“It will also provide employment, train and ‘throughput’ our Nigerian national pilots, engineers and support personnel, in line with the market opportunities.”