AgustaWestland, the Anglo-Italian helicopter company owned by Italy’s Finmeccanica, is a total capability provider in the vertical lift market. Through its rotorcraft systems design, development, production and integration capabilities, its experience in the training business and its customer focused Integrated Operational Support solutions, the Company delivers unrivalled mission capability to military and commercial operators around the world. Caverton Helicopters has been appointed an AgustaWestland Authorized Service Centre for the AW139 intermediate twin helicopter in Nigeria. Caverton’s Service Centre based in West Africa’s commercial hub, Lagos, will provide maintenance and repair services and an extensive a spare parts inventory for the type, offering an even greater level of service to AW139 operators across the region.
Airbus Helicopters SAS (formerly Eurocopter Group) is the helicopter manufacturing division of Airbus. It is the largest in the industry in terms of revenues and turbine helicopter deliveries. Its head office is located at Marseille Provence Airport in Marignane, France, near Marseille. The main facilities of Airbus Helicopters are at its headquarters in Marignane, France and in Donauwörth, Germany, with additional production plants in Brazil (Helibras), Australia, Spain and the United States. The company was renamed Airbus Helicopters on 2 January 2014
HELI-UNION was founded in 1961 to rapidly become France’s largest helicopter operator. With over 70 % of its activity conducted internationally, the company is present on four continents and ranks among the world leaders on its market. Heli-Union’s teams of professionals are recognized for their high level of skills and experience as well as for their ability to perform their works under virtually all types of environments, including the most hostile ones.
NHV Group is specialized in business-to-business helicopter services, both offshore & onshore. Today, NHV Group is the only helicopter service provider with presence in all Oil and Gas producing countries in the North Sea region. Furthermore, the company has a very strong presence in West Africa.
In 2014, NHV Group was the global launching customer of Airbus Helicopters’ H 175. The first two H 175s were operational by the end of December 2014 for Oil and Gas missions in Den Helder, The Netherlands. In 2014 NHV Group acquired the Blueway Group, including DanCopter, Blueway Offshore Norway, Airlift and Vertech Offshore.
Leonardo S.p.A., formerly Leonardo-Finmeccanica and Finmeccanica, is an Italian global high-tech companyand one of the key players in aerospace, defence and security. Headquartered in Rome, the company has 180 sites worldwide. It is the ninth largest defence contractor in the world based on 2014 revenues. The company is partially owned by the Italian government through the Ministry of Economy and Finance, which holds 30.2% of the company's shares and is its largest shareholder.
Leonardo is active in the helicopter market, managing: development to production, pilot training and after sales support. Leonardo produces a range of helicopters for the commercial and defence markets, including all the main weight categories, from 1.8-tonne single-engined to 16-tonne three-engined helicopters.
Honeywell Aerospace is a manufacturer of aircraft engines and avionics, as well as a producer of auxiliary power units and other aviation products. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, it is a division of the Honeywell International conglomerate.
Honeywell Aerospace has confirmed Caverton Helicopters Ltd (CHL) as an approved helicopter and military avionics dealership in West Africa. Now operators of helicopter and military platforms equipped with Honeywell International technologies can service and upgrade their aircraft locally, without flying outside of West Africa.
With access to spares, repairs, modifications and upgrades in the region, customers benefit from faster turnaround times and reduced inventory spares holdings, while decreasing cost and improving equipment reliability and passenger safety. Under this agreement helicopter and military operators can now use CHL's Lagos facility as a service point for their aircraft, limiting downtime and making upgrades easier.