Global Helicopter Services is pleased to announce the approval of a new Part-145 – Maintenance Line Station facility, in Bamako Mali.
This new facility is part of GHS expansion into African Markets and provides the company with a base from which to service the East African region in all aviation services.
The base within the Bamako Senou International Airport provides first-world facilities, which includes multiple, permanent, purpose-made hangars, an inter-base operations centre and a hotel and canteen.
Within the Line Station hangar, there is a defined, well-established and a well-equipped maintenance bay, adequate storage room for tools and parts all environmentally controlled and secure.
GHS has all of the required ground support equipment and the hangar is equipped with flood lights facilitating maintenance and ground operations at night.
GHS is a global helicopter operator, unsurpassed in our commitment to superior performance and safety. With access to more than 40 aircraft, our operational and geographic flexibility is second to none. GHS pilots and team are counted upon around the world to navigate extremely challenging weather conditions, terrain, and high-stakes situations.
Whether rapidly deploying humanitarian aid in a conflict-stricken region, transporting staff and cargo to offshore oil drilling platforms, or securely supporting governmental operations, our accomplished and flexible team consistently exceeds expectations.
SINCE THE VERY START OF THE COMPANY
GHS have had a presence in West Africa, assisting MSF with medical evacuation, transporting symptomatic EVD patients, blood samples and
vaccines during the Sierra Leone Ebola crisis.
We have since continued our footprint in the region and have been a strategic partner with United Nations World Food Program in Nigeria providing transportation for humanitarian aid since 2015. The operational fleet has increased to six (6) aircraft onsite in Maiduguri, for continuous operations with the WFP and ICRC. With our fleet expansion, we have established a significant presence in the region and are continuously recognized as an outstanding helicopter aviation service provider and partner. With over 5,000 flight hours, 40,000 passengers and over 210,000 kg of transported cargo in 2018 in Nigeria alone, it is easy to distinguish our uncompromising commitment to our clients. Our extensive operational experience has provided us with extensive knowledge and insight into the local environment and it’s predominate culture.
GHS aims to grow its continued involvement within the local community and assist in projects to transfer skills and develop local residents such as the employment and training of the first local female as a helicopter technician at the Maiduguri airport.
Our team has continued to show excellence while succeeding to provide all our services to the highest safety and flying standards even in the most hostile and challenging environments which has led GHS having gained national recognition and gratitude from the Nigerian government and local police enforcement.