Caverton Helicopters

Caverton goes live on Ramco MRO software

Caverton goes live on Ramco MRO software

15-Mar-2021Source: Ramco Systems

Global aviation software provider Ramco Systems announced that it has gone live at Caverton Helicopters Limited, a Nigerian aerospace company serving the Nigerian and West African offshore oil and gas industry and other business sectors, with its Aviation M&E MRO Suite V5.8, thereby integrating and digitally transforming Caverton Helicopters’ business processes. With modules for Engineering... Read more

Caverton Helicopters moves into S76D operations

Caverton Helicopters moves into S76D operations

19-Feb-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Nigerian operator Caverton Helicopters is moving into operations with Sikorsky S76D helicopters. This may be a response to the Bristow Helicopters flying eight S76Ds in their Nigerian fleet – the only location that the Houston-based global operator flies the D model on a regular basis.  Caverton’s offshore operations have in recent years been based around... Read more

Nigerian AF partners with Caverton Helicopters for maintenance

Nigerian AF partners with Caverton Helicopters for maintenance

15-Jan-2021Source: defenceWeb

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will partner with Caverton Helicopters on the maintenance of its rotary wing aircraft as it seeks to improve serviceability. The NAF on 12 January said Caverton Helicopters would also help develop capacity with its engineers, technicians and pilots. Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said Caverton... Read more

Caverton launches S92 operations in Nigeria

Caverton launches S92 operations in Nigeria

5-Jan-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Caverton Helicopters is heralding the arrival of their new Sikorsky S92 as the first operated by a Nigerian-owned operator. Evidently they are distinguishing themselves from US-based Bristow, who have operated S92s in the West African country for many years. The aircraft’s arrival also marks the first time that a helicopter shipped into the port has... Read more

Milestone delivers first S92 to Caverton Helicopters

Milestone delivers first S92 to Caverton Helicopters

2-Dec-2020Source: Milestone

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GECAS company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, announces that it has recently delivered a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter to Caverton Helicopters Limited (“Caverton”). This marks the first S-92 to be operated by Caverton and the first to be operated by a wholly locally-owned African company. The deal... Read more

Rivers State Government withdraws charges against Caverton Helicopters

Rivers State Government withdraws charges against Caverton Helicopters

25-May-2020Source: This Day

Rivers State Government has withdrawn the charges it preferred against two pilots of Caverton Helicopters Ltd: Samuel Ugorji and Samuel Buhari, and their 10 passengers before the Port Harcourt Chief Magistrate’s Court. See Full Story. ... Read more

Caverton signs for AW139 simulator from Thales

Caverton signs for AW139 simulator from Thales

4-Mar-2020Source: Daily Trust

Helicopter services company, Caverton and Thales of France, has signed the Factory Acceptance of the AW139 Reality HFull-Flight Simulator, the first helicopter full flight simulator Level ‘D’ tobe installed in Africa. See Full Story.... Read more

Caverton Embarks on a Digital Transformation with Ramco Aviation

Caverton Embarks on a Digital Transformation with Ramco Aviation

19-Apr-2019Source: Caverton Helicopters Limited

Global aviation software provider Ramco Systems announced that it has secured an order to digitise the maintenance and engineering (M&E) operations of Caverton Helicopters Limited, a leading aviation and marine logistics player in Nigeria. Part of the Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc, Caverton Helicopters handles Emergency Medical Evacuation and Search & Rescue operations as well... Read more

Heli-One and Caverton Sign Support Agreement

Heli-One and Caverton Sign Support Agreement

18-Apr-2019Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, and Caverton Helicopters have signed a multi-year maintenance support agreement for a Sikorsky S-76C++. Heli-One will be providing Caverton’s S-76C++ with comprehensive maintenance support covering airframe, components (including dynamics), avionics, rotor blades, rescue equipment and more. Caverton will benefit from Heli-One’s experience and... Read more

Caverton Helicopters picks Thales for AW139 simulator

Caverton Helicopters picks Thales for AW139 simulator

20-Mar-2019Source: Thales Group

Caverton, a key aviation and marine logistics player for the Nigerian oil and gas industry sector, aims to deliver AW139 Simulator training to pilots. This move is a key step forward in Caverton’s strategic move into flight simulation training services. They have chosen to rely on Thales’s AW139-configured Reality H Full-Flight Simulator to accomplish this... Read more

02-Feb-19 5N-CML Leonardo AW139 Kabba, Nigeria

02-Feb-19 5N-CML Leonardo AW139 Kabba, Nigeria

2-Feb-2019

Helicopter was carrying Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osibanjo and his aides, none of whom were seriously injured.  There was a total of 12 POB including crew.  Brown out on approach was contributory to the end result – helicopter on its starboard side.  ... Read more

Caverton Helicopters buys eight Bell 407GXPs

Caverton Helicopters buys eight Bell 407GXPs

23-Aug-2017Source: Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signature of a purchase agreement with Caverton Helicopters Limited, a subsidiary of Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc, for eight Bell 407GXPs. The Group operates in the marine and aviation logistics sectors for the oil and gas industry and employs over 700 employees in Nigeria.... Read more

Caverton Helicopters completes payment of $55m AW139 Loan from Shell

Caverton Helicopters completes payment of $55m AW139 Loan from Shell

1-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Caverton Helicopters has officially paid off their loan of $55 million from Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC). The loan was in order for Caverton to purchase three AW139 helicopters. In 2010 Shell had awarded Caverton a five-year contract for facilitating helicopter services. It was the largest contract given by Shell to a... Read more

Nigerian Oil and Gas Sector Takes a Knock

Nigerian Oil and Gas Sector Takes a Knock

21-Dec-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Companies such as Caverton and Bristow have taken a knock in the Nigerian oil and gas sector, due to the price decline of crude oil. Many clients have cancelled contracts or reduced them, causing the companies to struggle to stay afloat. The economic recession has caused many grievances for the employees of these two companies.... Read more

Retrenched Caverton Workers Protest

Retrenched Caverton Workers Protest

5-Dec-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Caverton Helicopters recently let go 150 of their staff without a severance package, only a month’s pay. The two leading aviation unions; National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association (ATSSSAN) took up the issue and for two hours protested at the Caverton office inside the Murtala Muhammed International... Read more

150 Caverton Employees Retrenched

150 Caverton Employees Retrenched

25-Nov-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Caverton Helicopters has recently retrenched 150 of its workers. The decision came without warning, with letters being delivered to the affected workers lastThursday. Most of the employees had been working for the company for over 10 years, reports Sahara Reporters. The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) has taken up the matter, claiming that... Read more

Nigeria – Caverton expects H1 profit to be substantially down

Nigeria – Caverton expects H1 profit to be substantially down

23-Aug-2016Source: Caverton

Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc (Bloomberg: Caverton NL) the leading provider of marine, aviation and logistics services to local and international oil and gas companies in Nigeria expects to report materially lower earnings for the period ending 30th June 2016 largely due to the unavoidable impact of the recent Naira devaluation which took place within the second quarter of... Read more

Shell extends Caverton contract with six AW139s

Shell extends Caverton contract with six AW139s

1-Jul-2015Source: The Business Dispatch

Caverton Offshore Support Group PLC (COSG), a leading provider of marine, aviation and logistics services to local and international oil and gas companies in Nigeria has announced that Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has exercised contract extension options with its subsidiary, Caverton Helicopters Limited for a two year period. See Full Story  ... Read more

Waypoint announces AW139/B412 Leasing Transaction with Caverton Helicopters

Waypoint announces AW139/B412 Leasing Transaction with Caverton Helicopters

26-Feb-2015Source: Waypoint Leasing

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Caverton Helicopters Limited (“Caverton”), a leading provider of aviation and logistics services to local and international oil and gas companies in Nigeria, to lease one new AgustaWestland AW139 and one Bell 412EP, both of... Read more

Caverton Helicopters adds ninth AW139

Caverton Helicopters adds ninth AW139

8-Dec-2014Source: HeliHub.com

In recent days, Caverton Helicopters has added the ninth AW139 to their fleet, as part of its expansion plans to increase market share in the oil and gas offshore support business. in 2010, the company edged out long-established foreign operators to win a multi-year multi-million dollar contract from Shell involving six helicopters. A seventh helicopter... Read more

CAE signs agreement with Caverton Helicopters for AW139 training centre in Nigeria

CAE signs agreement with Caverton Helicopters for AW139 training centre in Nigeria

12-Jun-2014Source: CAE

CAE (NYSE:CAE)(TSX:CAE) today announced that it has signed an agreement with African-based Caverton Helicopters to provide training centre operation services over six years. The pioneer training centre will be located in Lagos, Nigeria and is scheduled to be ready for operation in mid-2015. CAE will be providing turnkey solutions that include the start-up, maintenance and... Read more

Caverton Helicopters orders three more AW139s

Caverton Helicopters orders three more AW139s

7-Mar-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Caverton Helicopters has signed a contract for an additional three AW139 helicopters to support new clients in the West African sub-region. Caverton currently operates six AW139’s performing offshore transport missions in support of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria and is the largest operator of... Read more

Caverton Helicopters gets $85M loan from Shell Nigeria

Caverton Helicopters gets $85M loan from Shell Nigeria

19-Mar-2012Source: Shell Nigeria

Shell companies in Nigeria have supported an indigenous company, Caverton Helicopters, to upgrade its fleet with more advanced aircraft, the AW 139. By providing a loan of $85 million, Shell Nigeria empowered Caverton to place orders for six AW 139s, making it the largest operator of the aircraft in Sub-Saharan Africa. Two aircraft would be... Read more

Nigerian CAA commits to work towards approval of night flying

Nigerian CAA commits to work towards approval of night flying

21-Feb-2012Source: HeliHub.com

The Nigerian CAA have rejected a recent application from helicopter operators to commence night flying in the West African cuontry.  Director-General, Dr Harold Demuren, confirmed the situation during a meeting with major oil companies and helicopter operators in his office in Lagos – including representatives from the Directorate of Petroleum Regulations, Total, Chevron Oil, ConOil,... Read more

Caverton Helicopters takes delivery of three AW139s

Caverton Helicopters takes delivery of three AW139s

30-Dec-2011Source: Caverton Helicopters

Caverton Helicopters of Nigeria has recently taken delivery of three (3) medium twin Agusta Westland helicopters to be used for offshore transport duties in support of the Oil and Gas industry in Nigeria. The helicopters are to be ferried from the Agusta factory in Vergiate, Italy to Nigeria and expected to commence commercial operations in... Read more

Caverton Helicopters signs for three AW139s

Caverton Helicopters signs for three AW139s

26-Jun-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Caverton Helicopters of Nigeria has recently signed a contract for three AW139 medium twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used for offshore transport duties in support of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. This order further strengthens the presence of AgustaWestland in Nigeria where... Read more

Aero Contractors loses offshore oil and gas operations to Caverton

Aero Contractors loses offshore oil and gas operations to Caverton

6-Sep-2010Source: This Day

Aero Contractors rotary wing, which carries out over 35 per cent of offshore shuttle services for oil and gas companies, has lost a major Shell contract to Caverton Helicopters and multibillion naira major services in the off-shore operations... Read more

DanCopter provides details of $630M Shell Nigeria contract

DanCopter provides details of $630M Shell Nigeria contract

3-Jun-2010Source: DanCopter

[HeliHub.com was the first aviation website to break this story two days ago.  This press release merely confirms the fact and provides more details] The Norwegian based helicopter group Blueway has won its largest contract ever within the offshore sector. It has been awarded a five year contract, with an extension option of 2 x... Read more

Shell Nigeria signs big contract with Caverton/Dancopter partnership

Shell Nigeria signs big contract with Caverton/Dancopter partnership

1-Jun-2010Source: Capital.gr

The contract, which would last for five years and is renewable for another two years, is the biggest aviation contract between an international oil company and an indigenous one.... Read more

Scam in Lagos State: Helicopters purchased for crime fighting are converted to commercial use

Scam in Lagos State: Helicopters purchased for crime fighting are converted to commercial use

22-Nov-2009Source: Sahara Reporter

Investigations by Saharareporters revealed that the revamping of Caverton was not the product of hard work on the part of its owners. Instead, it resulted from a questionable, and possibly fraudulent, attempt to convert helicopters belonging to the Lagos State government into private commercial use – and for private corporate profit.... Read more

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