Heli-Expo 2005 saw a spate of orders. Seacor Holdings purchased 20 Bell/Agusta Aerospace AB139s for offshore operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Seacor subsidiary Era Aviation bought two Sikorsky S-76C+s and three S-76C++s, and CHC Helicopters ordered five S-76s, for offshore operations. Petroleum Helicopters purchased 10 Eurocopter EC135s and six Bell 407s for air medical and offshore use; CJ Systems Aviation Group 10 EC135 and two EC145 air ambulances; and Sweden's SOS Helicopter Gotland one EC145 for air medical service. Rotorcraft Leasing ordered six Bell 206L-4s and Chevron Texaco one Model 427. Mexico's Aerolineas Ejecutivas bought two AgustaWestland A109 Powers and two Grands. Total Air Management Services ordered four Schweizer 333s for UK pipeline patrol and UK distributor Caseright Aviation ordered 10 Model 300CBis.

Source: Flight International