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TAL moves to boost local content in oil industry

By Lawani Mikairu

LAGOS—Tropical Arctic Logistics, TAL, a Baywood company, weekend in Lagos launched its  newly acquired six fleet of AW139 helicopter, S92 and a Challenger fixed wing business Executive Jet to boost Nigerian local content in the oil and gas industry.

Speaking during the press conference at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, before the launching of the fleet, Mr Emperor Chris Baywood Ibe, President & CEO, Tropical Arctic Logistics Ltd said TAL was established in 2013 to provide professional solutions with particular emphasis on safety and efficiency.

According to Ibe : “ Our helicopter company offers  business-beneficial services to the  Oil and Gas industry,  Executive Spot Charter, Banking Industry ,  Medical Emergency Evacuation (MEDVAC) and allied Services as well as Executive  private  Aircraft Charter. TAL was founded in accordance with the Nigerian Content Monitoring Development Board (NCMDB) policy to develop local capacity. Indeed, apart from the technical support from our off-shore partners, Rose Aviation, based in the Republic of Ireland, TAL is a company by Nigerians and for Nigerians with international best practices”.

He further said Tropical Arctic Logistics Ltd crew are certified FAA/EASA trained personnel in alignment with the industry and country of operation regulatory requirements, adding that the company’s operational safety policy both onshore and offshore is one of the key attributes which will achieve tremendous resonance among  stakeholders.



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