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Columbia Helicopters To Deploy Two Additional Chinooks To Papua New Guinea


Columbia Helicopters


DAC International Wins AEA Award


DAC International Inc. was honored recently by the


AEA (Aircraft Electronics Association) as the Associate Member of the Year. The prestigious award is given to the associate member of the year nominee that receives the most votes from the AEA membership at large. The winners of the award are being recognized by their peers for their services and their participation in the industry and the association. From left to right, Doug Cowan - Director of Corporate Aviation Sales, Mike Marie - Regional Sales Manager, Eastern Region, Cisco Hernandez - Vice President Sales, Russ Mullins – Manager Corporate Aviation Sales, Julie Westcott – Program & Products Sales Manager & Jim Glodfelty – Regional Sales Manager Western Region of DAC International.


recently announced that they would soon deploy two addition- al Columbia Model 234 Chinook helicopters to the southern Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Both aircraft will work on petroleum exploration opera- tions, flying entire petroleum drilling rigs piece by piece over the top of Papua New Guinea’s ecologically sensitive rain forests. “We are pleased that Oil


Search Limited and Talisman Energy appreciate our services to the point that each of them has decided to expand our contracts,” said Columbia Helicopters President Michael Fahey. “The petroleum industry has long rec- ognized that the Chinook’s incredible lifting capacity makes them the ideal aircraft to support exploration activities.”


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