ExecuJet Africa adds helicopters to managed aircraft fleet

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ExecuJet Africa has teamed up with off-shore helicopter operator Acher Aviation to offer a range of services, including helicopter management and charter, as well as specialised support to the oil, gas, mining and resource exploration sectors.

ExecuJet's fleet now includes three helicopters from Acher Aviation, including a Bell 407, an Agusta 109 Power and a Eurocopter EC130, plus access to other models.

The six-passenger EC130 is currently based at ExecuJet's Lanseria facility, and completed its first charter flight last month.

The specialised services available to the oil, gas and mining sectors include hoisting operations, oil pipeline inspections, equipment and cargo transportation and remote location support.

"ExecuJet is continuously exploring solutions for the business and private charter industry," says Chris Frost, charter business development manager at ExecuJet Africa. "We believe our helicopter charter and management services will be of particular interest to our customers in the mining sector, due to the remote areas and harsh conditions in which employees have to operate," he adds.