Fri, Mar 07, 2008
One Of India's Fastest Growing Helicopter Operators
On Thursday, Bell Helicopter announced the recent sale to Global
Vectra Helicorp Ltd. (GVHL) in Mumbai of two Bell 412s, increasing
their fleet to 22 Bell 412s. GVHL continues to be one of the
fastest growing helicopter operating companies in India.
CEO Allan Brown of GVHL, India's largest private helicopter
operator, said, "The Bell 412 has a range/payload combination best
adaptable to Indian offshore operational requirements. We were the
first to introduce the Bell 412 helicopter to the offshore market
in India and are today the largest player in offshore air logistics
support to the oil and gas industry."
Today, with 20 Bell 412s flying on the east and west coasts of
India, GVHL is serving some of the biggest names in India's oil
exploration sector and their customers include ONGC, Reliance
Industries, British Gas, Trans Ocean and Gujarat State. Brown
states the 412 plays an integral part of GVHL strategy of keeping
customers satisfied -- adding this high level of customer
satisfaction remains one of the major reasons that they continue to
add Bell 412s to their fleet.
GVHL is also India's first aviation company to be certified for
the ISO 9001-2000, 14001-2004 and OHSAS 18001-1999 standards by
"We are proud to be a major part of the largest offshore
operator's fleet in India," said Max Wiley, vice president Bell
Helicopter Asia. "GVHL's confidence in our helicopters is reflected
by maintaining the single largest fleet of Bell 412s in India."
Bell says its Model 412 helicopter has become the preferred
medium twin helicopter in the offshore oil industry because of its
reliability, payload, single engine performance and safety record.
This model has the lowest cost of operation of any helicopter in
its class. The roomy and versatile 412 has a useful load of 5,039
lbs. (2,286kg) making it an excellent helicopter for offshore oil
and gas support.
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