Monday, June 18, 2012

Heli Solutions wins K13.7 million deal

Nationally-owned helicopter company Heli Solutions has been awarded a K13.7 million contract by the Electoral Commission to carry out election-related work, The National reports.
Owner James Pima announced this on Saturday night when welcoming seven Australian helicopter pilots who will be flying for Heli Solutions during the election period.
This will be the biggest job for Heli Solutions, which was formed last August and has two helicopters.
The seven pilots flew in on five Squirrel AS350 helicopters from Newcastle and Melbourne in Australia.

Pima (centre) and two of his staff with the seven Australia helicopter pilots who arrived on Saturday night.-Nationalpic by EKAR KEAPU
Pima said because it was a big job that required more helicopters, Heli Solutions signed an agreement with The Helicopter Service Australia to provide an additional five helicopters.
“We have a joint venture agreement with The Helicopter Service Australia to supply us with five helicopters,” he said.
“They’ll be here for the whole polling period.
“This, for Heli Solutions, will be out biggest task to date since being set up last August.
“Otherwise, we wouldn’t have been able to do it with only two helicopters.”

One of the five Squirrel AS350s touches down on Saturday night.
Pima said the helicopters would serve Morobe, Madang, East Sepik, West Sepik, Gulf, Western, West New Britain and East New Britain provinces.
Luke Davidson, on behalf of the seven Australian pilots, said they were looking forward to the challenge.
“We’re very happy to be here and looking forward to working in the elections,” he said.
Pima, meantime, said business had been so good that Heli Solutions would be looking at acquiring a third helicopter when it celebrates its first anniversary in August.

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