November 15, 2023 By Helicopters Staff
Bell Textron signed a purchase agreement with Caverton Helicopters for a Bell 429, which will be utilized for offshore operations in Cameroon. This is the first Bell 429 to operate in the oil and gas market in West Africa.
“Caverton’s choice to introduce the Bell 429 into its fleet not only demonstrates the strengthening of our relationship with Caverton, but also the Bell 429’s ability to exceed the critical requirements of West Africa’s offshore utility market,” said Patrick Moulay, senior vice president, International Sales. “The hard-working men and women who are the core of the most important industries in West Africa will come to count on the Bell 429 to ensure mission success.”
Caverton Helicopters is a subsidiary of the Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc (COSG), which is a fully integrated offshore support company providing aviation and marine logistics services to businesses operating in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria and across West Africa.
“Introducing the Bell 429 into our fleet is an exciting milestone for us and will enable us to provide the best support for our oil and gas clients across the continent,” said Rotimi Makanjuola, Chief Operating Officer, Caverton Offshore Support Group.
There are currently more than 450 Bell 429s operating around the world, with over 602,000 global flight hours.