Helicopter operator Era Group has entered into a new contract with the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Era said on Monday that the contract was for an initial term of five years that is subject to annual renewals.
The helicopter operator will continue to provide helicopters and related services, including the provision of flight crews, helicopter maintenance and management of flight operations to BSEE and the U.S. Coast Guard.
BSEE utilizes Era’s services to transport personnel and cargo in support of its inspection and oversight of offshore oil and gas platforms and vessels located on the Outer Continental Shelf in the US part of the Gulf of Mexico.
The company has added that under the terms of the new contract, Era will provide twenty-four exclusive use of helicopters, five on-call helicopters and seven optional helicopters that BSEE may use during the contract term.
Christopher Bradshaw, Era’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “We have been honored to serve BSEE in support of its mandate to ensure regulatory compliance and enhance safety in the Gulf of Mexico over the last ten years and look forward to continuing this important relationship.”