New helicopter company: Atlantic Aviation
Atlantic Aviation has been issued an air-operating certificate (AOC). Twin engine medium aircraft (Sikorsky S76C+ helicopters) are already in country, soon to be followed by several of the Agusta Westland AW139 helicopters. With this fleet of medium-lift helicopters, Atlantic Aviation is able to serve all of the offshore operators in Nigeria with more than sufficient range to access even deepwater rigs and installations. Atlantic Aviation has already established a permanent base on Snake Island. Atlantic Aviation is currently developing an operational hub in Port Harcourt.
CHC Helicopter was already active in Nigeria, but terminated its partnership with Aero Contractors in 2010.