ERA Group, June 25, 2015 - HOUSTON, TX - Era Group Inc., a leading helicopter transport operator based in the United States, today announced the grand opening of its 35-acre super base in Houma, Louisiana.
The new passenger terminal and fully climate-controlled hangar are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and safety systems, increased security screening and value-added conveniences and processes for both passengers and employees. Designed with safety in mind, the new Houma base features enhanced storm protection, reduced flyaway limitations and an infrastructure equipped to provide increased reliability of flight operations in all weather conditions.
"As the premier heliport serving the U.S. Gulf Coast area, Era's new Houma base directly reflects our commitment to delivering safe, efficient and reliable transportation services to our customers," said Chris Bradshaw, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Era Group. "In addition to supporting our existing customers, the enhanced facilities and infrastructure will help drive the expansion of our customer base."
The implementation of automated kiosks, increased baggage transfer capabilities, enhanced security screening and additional customer service functions will streamline passenger processing. The new terminal's customer waiting area is equipped with a variety of amenities including real-time Era flight status screens, televisions and guest wi-fi. Other amenities include expanded parking areas and shuttle services.
The Houma Super Base will house more than 30 aircraft and facilitate approximately 15,000 passengers per month traveling to and from offshore oil and gas installations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
About Era Group: Era Group is one of the largest helicopter operators in the world and the longest serving helicopter transport operator in the U.S. In addition to servicing its U.S. customers, Era Group also provides helicopters and related services to third-party helicopter operators and customers in other countries, including Brazil, India, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom. Era Group's helicopters are primarily used to transport personnel to, from and between offshore installations, drilling rigs and platforms.