KUALA LUMPUR, April 21, 2011 – MHS Aviation Berhad (MHS) sealed a RM3 billion contract to provide helicopter services for leading oil and gas companies operating in Malaysia..
The contract was signed between officials from MHS and Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc and Newfield Peninsular Malaysia Inc. Spanning over a period of ten years, the contractual date commences April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2021 with an option to extend to March 31, 2026. MHS will be providing its services to more than 100 offshore oil rigs and installations via Kerteh Airport, Terengganu.
Commenting at the signing ceremony, Ir Ma’som Mahadi, Chief Executive Officer of MHS said, “We are thankful to our esteemed clients for their continued faith in MHS especially with this latest contract and we look forward to this long-term partnership. We are confident with our extensive experience of over 28 years, with more than 1,000,000 flights flown, more than 600,000 flying hours, more than 8,200,000 passengers flown and more than 182,000,000lbs of freight carried, we will be able to provide quality service that our clients have come to expect from us.”
“Additionally, with five new additions of Eurocopter EC225 helicopters to our fleet, we look forward to cater to our customer needs by utilising the latest technological equipment and facilities. These five new helicopters will be the main carriers during the tenure of this contract.”
EC225 is fitted with the latest technology in its class with full glass cockpit, a five-bladed main rotor design and incorporates the latest safety devices. It can accommodate various seating arrangements of up to 19 passengers.
MHS, which started operations in 1983, is at present the leading provider of helicopter transport services, emergency medical services as well as search and rescue for Malaysia’s oil and gas industry. MHS also charters aircraft including helicopters and aeroplanes as well as providing flight training, engineering and technical services. Among international operations MHS were involved in includes those is Sudan, Myanmar, Timor Leste and Mauritania. MHS is the first helicopter operator in Malaysia to be certified by the Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation for its Safety Management System.