Oil & Gas
AgustaWestland names new oil and gas manger for Gulf of Mexico
November 19, 2013 By Carey Fredericks
Nov. 19, 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands - AgustaWestland has appointed Neill Osborne as a new Business Development Manager for the Oil & Gas helicopter market in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM).
Osborne’s role includes commercial advisory and relationship development with large and small Oil & Gas Companies, Helicopter Operators and any related entities to the Helicopter Oil & Gas Industry.
Emilio Dalmasso, senior vice president of the commercial business unit said, “I am very pleased that Neill has accepted to join AgustaWestland and reinforce our team. Neill brings a wealth of experience to AgustaWestland and particular to our Oil & Gas Business.”
Neill has more than 40 years’ experience in aviation and enjoys an extensive experience in the helicopter business with executive level positions held at Era Helicopters LLC, Offshore Logistics, Bristow Helicopters Limited and Petroleum Helicopters. During his career all companies experienced considerable growth and success.
Said Osborne: “I feel exceptionally fortunate to be working with AgustaWestland and its highly capable people. As a past customer I grew to appreciate the company’s approach to Safety and Service. It is my desire to contribute to the continued expansion of the AgustaWestland product acceptance and to use my operator experiences to further our service to our clients where possible.”
AgustaWestland has a significant and growing presence in the Gulf of Mexico with currently more than 70 helicopters operating for the oil and gas industry, including the AW119, AW109 and AW139. During 2014 the AW189 will be introduced with Era which will further complement the AgustaWestland oil and gas fleet.
The GoM fleet is extensively supported by; a new state-of-the-Art 24/7 Fleet Operations Center in Philadelphia for immediate spares and engineering support, a new spares supply center in Broussard and 6 resident technical representatives. Furthermore 2 AW139 simulators are fully operational with ETC (AW139 FTD Level 6 FAA) and FSI (AW139 FFS Level D FAA) respectively in Lake Charles and Lafayette.