PHI AVIATION, AMERICAS IS A LEADER IN PROVIDING OFFSHORE HELICOPTER SUPPORT TO COMPANIES OPERATING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO AS WELL AS ACROSS THE GLOBE IN MORE THAN 45 FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
With bases spanning the entire Gulf Coast region, PHI meets the needs of over 1,000,000 passengers each year.
PHI has flown more types of helicopters, under a greater variety of conditions, over a longer period of time, than any other civilian helicopter operator. In achieving more than ten million flight hours, we have maintained a safety record that is preeminent in the commercial helicopter industry.
Service to major producers and independents in the domestic offshore oil and gas industry continues to be the largest segment of our operation. While there have been massive changes in the oil and gas industry, particularly in the offshore environment, we have sustained our longtime leadership position by helping customers achieve maximum efficiency and productivity- essential components of success in an environment where exploration, drilling, and production take place at greater depths each year.
A new level of cooperation between companies operating in this environment has allowed PHI to become more than a service provider. Alliances have been formed in which we support customer goals and objectives by providing value-added services that are unique in the commercial helicopter industry.
Part of our strength in serving the oil and gas industry, as well as our customers in other markets, is the broad range of helicopters that we offer. To provide our customers with the aircraft exactly suited to their needs, we offer Models from Bell, American Eurocopter and Sikorsky.
Throughout the history of the offshore petroleum industry, most advances in helicopter transportation have been made as a result of PHI innovations. The experience and capabilities we developed and our dedication to excellence in serving this industry has enabled us to maintain our position of leadership.
PHI is a leader in support of deepwater oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, serving installations more than 200 miles offshore in nearly 10,000 feet of water. PHI's fleet is well suited to meet the deepwater needs of our customers with specific Sikorsky and Bell aircraft. As companies venture farther into the Gulf of Mexico, PHI is prepared to handle any transportation needs now and for years into the future.
PHI’s strategic focus outside of the US is in specialized helicopter support for oil and gas as well as other industries requiring helicopter services. In 2017, we acquired the offshore segment of our long-time, highly successful partner, HNZ, bringing together over 50 years of helicopter operating experience and valuable local resources.
PHI believes in becoming conversant with and respectful of the cultures, conditions and traditions of each country where it operates or has associations. With worldwide resources combined with a local focus, PHI is ready to meet the challenges of any international opportunity.
Locally focused and globally resourced, PHI’s International team offers levels of Safety and service which are the highest in the industry, and we continue to take great strides in diversifying our customer base, business offerings and geographical footprint to better serve customers across the globe.
PHI has operated in many different countries and cultures including Angola, Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Bolivia, Cameroon, Canada, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guyana, Guyana, Honduras, Republic of Ireland, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sinai, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Surinam, Taiwan, Trinidad, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and Vietnam.