Heliwest wins first Australian offshore contract and expands operations

29 March 2011 © David Eyre

Heliwest has won a contract (previously operated by Bristow Helicopters) to provide crew transfers for Roc Oil’s Cliff Head project off the WA coast near Dongara.

An MBB BO105LS helicopter and a Bell 212 (acquired under an alliance with Abu Dhabi Aviation) will be used on the contract.

Heliwest also recently won:

  • a helicopter support contract with Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations);
  • a contract with the APA Group to perform aerial gas pipeline surveys (media release HERE); and
  • a contract to the WA Department of Health to control mosquitoes in the South West of WA (media release HERE).

Other expansion:

  • HeliWest is expanding its joint venture with Helifix operating Bell 212s in Papua New Guinea
  • Opened operating bases at Toowoomba and Mt Isa in Queensland
  • Bidding for another contract in the Northern Territory.

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

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