About Acher Aviation (Pty) Ltd

Acher is a licensed Part 127 (operations) and Part 141 (training) operator founded on OGP standards. The organisation has specialised in 24 hour offshore marine service activities by helicopter for the past thirteen years. Highly developed safety structures, administration, training and carefully selected and specified twin engined helicopters have allowed in excess of one hundred and forty thousand safe hoist operations to be conducted with this number growing at a rate of over thirty five per day/night. This is complemented by many thousands of deck landings. As a result of routine successful international Shell and Chevron aviation audits OGP crew transfers are routinely performed for all major Oil and Gas company vessels and rigs passing South African Ports.

The Acher hazard identification and risk management structures are also founded on OGP principles and have been developed and matured through over a decade of servicing international shipping and offshore SAR operations. Within the helicopter aviation community, these services are seen as far more demanding in respect of operational safety, than routine offshore operations. To this end, over and above routine OGP operations, Acher can additionally add a highly skilled safety base, CRM procedures, specialised skills training and emergency response capability to any offshore helicopter operation.

Services

Acher was founded on OGP standards and has specialised in 24 hour offshore ship service activities by helicopter for the past thirteen years. Highly developed safety structures, administration, training and carefully selected and specified twin engined helicopters have allowed in excess of one hundred and forty thousand safe hoist operations to be conducted with this number growing at a rate of over thirty five per day/night. This is complemented by several thousand deck landings. OGP crew transfers are routinely performed for all major Oil and Gas company vessels and rigs passing South African Ports.

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Acher Aviation recently expanded its service offering to include charter operations. Our strategic partnership with ExecuJet Aviation and the addition of the technologically advanced Eurocopter EC 130 B4-type aircraft to our fleet has led to the development of a satellite charter base in Johannesburg which now allows us to offer a seamless solution when it comes to helicopter charter.

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Resource extraction and Exploration within remote areas posesses a range of challenges – Acher’s experience as a highly specialised rotary-wing operator would ensure that these challenges are assertively overcome. Whether your requirement is to move equipment to remote base locations, carry out site inspections or support those at the rock face – We have the solution for you.

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Acher Avitaion is a South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA), approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO), which has been in operation since 1998 with category B and E ratings and an FAA A&P. Our capabilities comprise of Inspections, Line Maintenance & Servicing, composite and sheet-metal repairs, modifications, refurbishments, rebuilds, C of A inspections and pre-purchase inspections. We have a well-equipped workshop and highly qualified and skilled staff. We have very efficient and effective maintenance planning and budgeting systems in place Specialise in Agusta A109 Series helicopters.

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Acher’s Aircraft Management structure combines vast experience and proven capability in order to provide all the benefits of aircraft ownership without the time-consuming management responsibilities attached to helicopter operations. Our helicopter management offering insures that complex matters such as aviation legislation compliance, aircraft maintenance coordination, staff recruitment and productive aircraft operation are effectively and efficiently handled. Our dedicated team of management professionals is available 24 hours, 365 days of the year and will ensure that your helicopter is well taken care of; and should you wish, we are able to utilise your aircraft for charter operations in order to generate revenue for the aircraft on your behalf.

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Acher believes the traditional pilot boat that has been around for hundreds of years now has a limited and very costly future in all but the smallest harbours around the world. Reducing costs of helicopter operations and helicopter purchase costs combined with exceptional safety and multifunctional capability dictate that the multi engine helicopter will inevitably take over this pilot boat role.

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