Caverton unveils 11 new Bell Helicopters fleet

Caverton Helicopters Limited has unveiled a set of 11 brand new Bell Helicopters to boost its offshore operations.

The helicopters, unveiled at an event in Lagos on Thursday, is in lieu of the airline becoming the preferred air transport provider for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)/Chevron Nigeria Limited Joint Venture, based in Escravos, Delta State.

The fleet includes the state-of-the-art Bell 407 GXP and the industry’s workhorse, Bell 412 EP.

The Bell 407GXP incorporates new avionics, an upgraded engine and new executive interior design options.


Fitted with Rolls-Royce M250-C47E/4 dual channel turbine engine, this aircraft delivers exceptional hot and high performance, with efficient fuel economy.

Chairman of Caverton Offshore Support Group, Remi Makanjuola, described the new helicopters as a feat, not only for the company, but also the whole country.

Makanjuola said: “This is groundbreaking event. Over the past few years, we went through many phases of development as a company and in less than favourable circumstances. Nevertheless, we have been able to operate existing contracts successfully, as well as secure a few new contracts.

“The largest and most significant of these new contracts, the NNPC-Chevron Joint Venture Helicopter Services Contract, is of course the reason we are here today to unveil the helicopters that would be used for that activity.

“We are recording some successes in our desire to be a financially strong and sustainable group that puts all stakeholders at the heart of everything.”

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