Bell delivers first 429 for West Africa offshore market

Caverton Helicopters is to operate the first Bell 429 in West Africa’s oil and gas operations following the delivery of the first aircraft into Cameroon.

Bell hands over the first 429 helicopter to Caverton for operations off of Cameroon (Image: Textron Aviation)

“Caverton’s choice to introduce the Bell 429 into its fleet not only demonstrates the strengthening of our relationship with Caverton, but also the Bell 429’s ability to exceed the critical requirements of West Africa’s offshore utility market. The hard-working men and women who are the core of the most important industries in West Africa will come to count on the Bell 429 to ensure mission success,” said Patrick Moulay, senior vice president, International Sales at Bell.

Caverton is a fully integrated offshore support company providing aviation and marine logistics services to the oil and gas industry in Nigeria and across West Africa.

Rotimi Makanjuola, chief operating officer, Caverton Offshore Support Group said: “Introducing the Bell 429 into our fleet is an exciting milestone for us and will enable us to provide the best support for our oil and gas clients across the continent.”