Sharjah, UAE-based AAL Group Ltd (Hall B, Stand B022) has added AAL Pacific to the group’s global family of specialist helicopter operators.
AAL Pacific started operations in Indonesia in June 2014, bringing rotary-wing professionals to Southeast Asia, all experienced in operations in remote and challenging environments. ese include firefighting, off shore oil and gas support, search and rescue, personnel and cargo transportation, and salvage operations.
AAL Pacific is proud to partner the Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency in critical fire-fighting programmes in the Sumatra and Kalimantan areas. Other ongoing local projects include the transportation of construction equipment and materials in remote areas of Indonesia to support the development of local infrastructure.
The new division specialises in the operation of the renowned Russian Mil Mi-17 and Mi-8MTV-1 medium twin-turbine helicopters, which have been built in large numbers and continue in production, having been exported to more than 100 countries around the world, for a multitude of tasks, both civil and military. AAL Paci c’s current eet comprises four Mi-171 and two Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters, as well as a number of Western platforms.
The fleet is continuously being expanded to meet the growing number of customers in the region. Almost all maintenance is done in house, and AAL Pacific will add depot-level maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services in the near future. Together with its global network of logistics partners, it has the capability and capacity to provide rapid response to meet customers’ demands.