17-Jul-2014 Source: Australian Helicopters
Australian Helicopters has been awarded an extension to continue its partnership with Newcastle Port Corporation in providing marine pilot transfers by helicopter to vessels utilising the port.
The one-year extension will allow the Australian Helicopters aircraft to continue using the latest specialised technology for over-water operations, including transferring marine pilots, equipment, dangerous goods and the capability for precision load-lifting.
Managing Director of Australian Helicopters John Boag said the extension of the contract recognised the confidence placed in the company’s ability to deliver Marine Pilot Transfers.
“Australian Helicopters has successfully delivered a reliable helicopter transfer service at the Newcastle Port for over ten years and we are extremely pleased to be able to continue our work there,” Mr Boag said.
“We look forward to continuing to transfer personnel to support the Newcastle Port Corporation.”
Australian Helicopters operate 365 days a year in all weathers at any time of the day or night, with highly trained pilots and engineers to deliver a complete package of marine support.
Australian Helicopters is part of Avincis, one of the world’s leading providers of aviation services for mission-critical operations such as marine pilot transfer, medical emergency, civil protection, search & rescue, coast and city surveillance, firefighting and energy support services. Avincis is itself part of Babcock International Group.
The aircraft utilised on the contract will continue to operate from the helicopter base at the Newcastle Port Corporation site in Newcastle, NSW.