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Global Helicopter Service (GHS) has been awarded a unique helicopter service contract by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to provide passenger and cargo flights for ICRC personnel in Borno, Nigeria.
The contract commenced in March 2019 and includes standby services utilizing the Bell 412 for immediate tasking to meet their requirements in the region. GHS is proud to be selected by the ICRC who has put its trust in the company to provide these services. GHS is extremely confident that with the experience gained in providing similar services to other humanitarian organizations in the region over the last three-and-a-half years that it can deliver a robust, safe, cost-effective and fit-for-purpose service on a long-term basis.
GHS is one of Germany’s leading helicopter service providers, with its headquarters in Ainring, Germany, and bases in Abuja, Nigeria, and Durban, South Africa.
GHS has proven its capabilities whilst assisting with the Ebola virus crises in West Africa for a period of more than two years and is now providing transportation for humanitarian organizations in Nigeria starting in 2016 with an operational fleet of six aircraft onsite in Maiduguri to meet the demanding daily requirements of the humanitarian community in the region.
In 2018, GHS flew in excess of 5,000 flight hours, transported approximately 45,000 passengers and moved over 210,000 kilograms (462,970 pounds) of cargo.