Era is AgustaWestland Service Centre in USA

AgustaWestland, March 07, 2011 - AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Era Group (Era) has been appointed an AgustaWestland Authorized Service Centre in Lake Charles (Louisiana, USA) for the range of AgustaWestland commercial helicopters including the AW119Ke single engine, the AW109 Power light twin and the AW139 medium twin models.

This latest step further expands the partnership with Era as well as the level of service in the region and is also part of AgustaWestland’s continuous effort to enhance its global presence through the provision of total support solutions for its customers. By doing so the company aims to support its customers at locations close to where they are based and have their business in order to maximize the operational effectiveness of their helicopters. The number of AgustaWestland Service Centres worldwide now exceeds 70, providing local support to customers, whilst a programme is underway to further expand this network of Service Centres.

Era boasts a large AgustaWestland fleet today including 22 AW119Ke single engine, 7 AW109 Power light twin and 25 AW139 helicopters. Primarily operating in the oil-rich waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska, the company offers offshore transport, pipeline surveillance and other services, but its aircraft also operate in Mexico, Argentina, India, Thailand and Brazil where part of its AW139 fleet has been is deployed.

Operating for more than 60 years, Era Helicopters LLC is at the forefront of the oil & gas industry. Era provides services in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and more than two dozen countries. Era also provides services to numerous other industries, including medical facilities, tourism, and government. In addition, Era provides third-party leasing with aircraft outfitted to fulfill an extensive variety of mission profiles, including personnel transport, air medical services and fire fighting. Furthermore Era offers comprehensive training services through a range of courses to hone the skills of helicopter pilots to the specific aircraft and missions, e.g. offshore and EMS.

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