Acher Aviation (Pty) Ltd. 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.