Ultimate Heli deploys 2 Bell 412EPs to Antarctica for scientific support

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The helicopters have already started operating in the Dronning Maud Land in Northern Antarctica for the South African Antarctica program, but are also providing aerial support to international scientific teams as well as back up search-and-rescue throughout Northern Antarctica. Ultimate Heli Photo
The helicopters have already started operating in the Dronning Maud Land in Northern Antarctica for the South African Antarctica program, but are also providing aerial support to international scientific teams as well as back up search-and-rescue throughout Northern Antarctica. Ultimate Heli Photo

Ultimate Heli has announced that it has deployed two Bell 412EPs to Antarctica. The helicopters and crews departed Cape Town on the SA Agulhas II scientific research vessel in early December 2017 and are expected back towards the end of February 2018.

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The helicopters have already started operating in the Dronning Maud Land in Northern Antarctica for the South African Antarctica program, but are also providing much needed aerial support to international scientific teams from various European and Scandinavian countries, as well as back up search-and-rescue throughout 2.7-square-kilometer Dronning Maud Land in Northern Antarctica.

“This is now our fourth successive season in Antarctica and it is wonderful to be providing aerial support scientists for a growing number of countries,” said Shaun Roseveare, CEO of Ultimate Heli. “Being able to deploy in such harsh environments is a true testament to the capabilities of our crews and maintenance personnel that have the extensive experience to work in these environments. We look forward to many more safe flying years in Antarctica.”

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