Petroleum air services PAS adopts 2019 business results.

Published on : 2020-03-19

Engineer Tariq Al Mulla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, stressed the importance of continuing to raise the efficiency of the fleet of the Petroleum air Services Company meeting the highest global safety standards, training and raising the efficiency of pilots and technicians in this vital field and work continuously on  Modernizing and increasing the numbers of aircraft of all kinds to raise the efficiency of air transport in the petroleum sector, which is one of the important ingredients in the project to transform Egypt into a regional center for oil and gas, and to give Egypt a priority in providing transportation services  And whether inside Egypt or in the Eastern Mediterranean region, indicating that with the beginning of exploration drilling operations early next year in the western Mediterranean region through major international oil companies such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP and Total, the fleet of air services will have an important role in providing The services required in this vital activity.

This came during the presidency of the Minister of Petroleum for the work of the General Assembly of the  Petroleum air Services Company to approve the results of the work in 2019 in the presence of Eng. Abed Ezz Al-Rijal, CEO of the Petroleum Authority and representative of American Presto Group and representative of the Central Auditing Authority.

For his part, Major General Yahya Hussein, President of the company, stressed the continuation of the policy of modernizing its fleet and increasing it with planes with a longer range and greater capacity to achieve the highest rates of safety and passenger comfort on board its aircraft in accordance with international standards, noting that the company contracted to purchase two helicopters to meet the expected demand for research, exploration and production  In the Mediterranean and other regions, he added that the current fleet size of the company is 33 helicopters of various models and 8 fixed-wing aircraft.

He pointed out that the company contracted with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company to wash the electricity towers by using the helicopter for the towers with a voltage of about 15 thousand insulators during the year and the target was fully implemented during a period of 6 months which led to reducing the rate of electricity losses and contributing to strengthening the national electricity grid.

He also pointed out that the accreditation of the global helicopter manufacturer Leonardo Company, the Air Petroleum Services Company as an authorized service center in Egypt for the marketing, repair and maintenance of spare parts, will contribute to saving time and foreign currencies as a result of reform in Egypt instead of sending it abroad, as well as contributing to raising the skills of Egyptian cadres In this vital activity.

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