FairLifts is the industry leader in the arrangement of offshore helicopter support services across the state of Alaska and beyond. With an extensive global network of operators and variety in single or double engined fleet capabilities, FairLifts can mobilize helicopter support anywhere at anytime. From logistical transport of crews to offshore or remote communication destinations, in the movement of repair components for drill installation or repair on offshore oil platforms to executive transport to rigs situated in the Gulf of Mexico, or the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, FairLifts will source the appropriate solution to get the task completed, under budget, on time and efficiently.
Offshore oil and gas operations provide the lion’s share of the oil and gas supply to the United States. Massive oil and gas reservoirs are found offshore, beneath the sea in Louisiana, Texas, California, and Alaska. The state of Alaska is a veritable hotbed of indigenous natural resources from mined resources like gold and coal to natural gasses and oil as well as a number of minerals. Oil and gas in Alaska are produced from offshore locations situated within the Cook Inlet and the Arctic Ocean. In recent years, oil production companies have started to construct artificial islands as opposed to traditional steel rigs to use for offshore oil production. The subject of island versus rig is still hotly debated, currently, there are four artificial islands being used for drilling off the shores of Alaska. Alaska‘s Endicott Island is an artificial island built to produce oil from beneath the Beaufort Sea.
In the oil and gas industries, location is key and there is no better way to access offshore rigs, islands, platforms, etc than via helicopter flight. Helicopters allow for a range of diversified alternatives to be used as landing locations including those which are remote, offshore, high elevation, low lying and in underserved areas. Helicopters can easily land on platforms located several miles out to sea and take off from the same location sans runway. As a result of their numerous inherent attributes, helicopters have become a mainstay in utility, oil and gas operations across the world. The aircraft has proven itself to be a critical component in the on-demand transportation of personnel, equipment, and emergency response to offshore locations.
Not only is the helicopter, itself, an excellent resource to have at the oil and gas industries disposal, FairLifts access to experienced operators located throughout Alaska and her neighboring communities, make the process of delivering suitable helicopter support convenient and easy. The process to secure offshore helicopter support goes as follows, simply place a call to FairLifts, an operator will gather your project details and will then work to uncover a feasible and effective solution. Helicopter operators we reserve services for are audited for compliance and the pilots are IFR and VFR certified and can travel in excess of 200 miles offshore.
As a premier helicopter support reservation specialist, FairLifts is dedicated to sourcing the most proficient aircraft to satisfy your service request. Dependent upon the operation specifics, a number of options will be presented to you. We can deliver access to more competitively priced alternatives, like smaller aircraft for single passenger transport or lightweight cargos, mid-sized solutions to be utilized in the movement of entire work crews, and heavy lift alternatives to convey large equipment and outsized freights. Helicopter aircraft you may see used by operators include the following: Bell 206 or 407, Twin-Stars, Sikorsky S-76, Bell 212 and S-61.
As safety is a priority for FairLifts, fleet helicopters are routinely inspected and are outfitted with appropriate safety gear including floats, rafts, life vests, and ELTs. Aircraft are audited routinely for compliance with standard flight procedures for operating minimums, flight following, and overdue aircraft reporting.
When it comes to professional, safe, and reliable transport of personnel and equipment to specialized vessels, drilling rigs, production platforms, and pipeline terminals, FairLifts is the leader in securing expert helicopter support for energy resource production. Helicopter access can be reserved when you call FairLifts for offshore operations as well as onshore services. From energy product transport, lightering, supply transport, emergency response including Medevac and SAR, surveying and site inspections and logistical conveyance of work crew and executive shuttle services, FairLifts delivers access to safe, cost effective and customized alternatives for the oil and gas industries.