AVINCIS buys three new 225 helicopters from Eurocopter

Avincis Group is the world leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, today Eurcopter announced the purchase of three new EC225 helicopters.

Avincis Group is the world leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, today Eurcopter announced the purchase of three new EC225 helicopters.

The helicopters will be used by Avincis’ subsidiary Bond Helicopters Australia to service its multi-million dollar contract with the PTTEP Australasia Group of Companies, part of Thailand’s national petroleum production and exploration Company. This is Bond’s first major contract in the region and marks the entry into one of the fastest growing offshore markets in the world.

The three 11-ton EC225s integrate the latest innovations of the Super Puma family of aircraft, and are specifically made for offshore flight. The aircraft type is used on missions all around the world, and has flown over 300,000 flight hours.

Avincis CEO James Drummond said: “We are delighted to have secured these aircraft for our new Bond business in Australia. This strengthens our strategic relationship with Eurocopter, who are an important partner in Avincis’ future growth.”

“Our long-term relationship with the Avincis Group has been built on a basis of mutual confidence, and I look forward to furthering this partnership with the delivery of three more EC225s,” said Eurocopter CEO Guillaume Faury. “Avincis Group can count on Eurocopter’s continued support in ensuring the full service of the helicopters in their vital missions for the oil and gas industry.”

The latest additions to the Avincis’ global fleet of roughly 35 aircraft will be support PTTEP’s operations in the Timor Sea. The first two aircraft will be delivered in December of 2013, with the third EC225 to arrive in the second half of 2014.

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As part of its commitment to maintain the highest standards of safety and operational excellence, Avincis continues to invest in the purchase of new aircraft, allowing it to operate one of the most modern technologically advanced fleets in Europe. Headquartered in the UK, the Group provides central resources, global standards and systems and expertise to its 13 local operating companies.