Petroleum Air Services (PAS) has signed a contract for purchasing two helicopters as a response to the expected demand for discovery, exploration and production (E&P) activities in the Mediterranean as well as other areas, the Chairman of PAS, Yehia Hussein said, according to a press release.

This came during the general assembly of the company, headed by the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, to approve the annual results of 2019. The meeting was attended by Abed Ezz El Regal, CEO of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC); in addition to a representative from American Presto Courier and Logistic Services and a representative from the Accountability State Authority.

Hussein added that the company owns an air fleet of 33 helicopters of different models, in addition to eight of fixed wing aircraft, nothing that PAS is continuing to update its fleets and enhance its scope and capacity to achieve the safety standards and comfort for passengers.

Additionally, he pointed to the contract that the company signed with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission (EETC) to clean the electric transmission towers, which was achieved in six months and helped in strengthening the national electricity grid.

Furthermore, the chairman said that the aerospace company, Leonardo’s accreditation for PAS as an official service center in Egypt for marketing and repairing spare parts will contribute to raising Egyptian’s skills in this vital business activity.

For his part, El Molla confirmed the importance of increasing the efficiency of air fleets as well as the qualification of the pilots, in addition to achieving the highest international safety standards and increasing the number of airplanes.