Published on November 24th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer0
Milestone Delivers First S-92 to Caverton Helicopters
Dublin based Milestone Aviation announced that it has recently delivered a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter to Caverton Helicopters Limited. Caverton is an African based offshore support company that provides aviation logistics to the oil and gas industries. This marks the first S-92 to be operated by Caverton and the first to be operated by a wholly locally-owned African company. The deal will support a recently awarded deep offshore support contract to Caverton for helicopter logistics services, mainly crew change activities. In addition to the helicopter, Milestone will also provide Caverton with a training and “Entry Into Service” package to support the phasing-in of this new type into its fleet. Caverton currently have a fleet of 27 aircraft ranging from Airbus H125, Bell 412’s, Sikorsky S-76’s, Agusta AW-139’s as well as a fixed wing Twin Otter.
Speaking as the delivery of the S-92 was announced, Michael York, Head of Emerging Markets at Milestone said “The S-92 continues to be the workhorse of the offshore sector and through this transaction, we are not only cultivating a new operator for this aircraft type but expanding its footprint which is critical for the industry. This is the sixth aircraft Caverton is leasing from Milestone, complementing the three (3) AW139s and two (2) S-76C++ helicopters and the team has worked hard to put together a creative training program and ‘Entry Into Service’ package for them. These packages are key differentiators for Milestone and illustrate the depth of service capability we offer: bringing tailor-made solutions to our customers with certainty of execution. Milestone is proud to have been selected by Caverton as their leasing partner in this transaction.”