China Southern Airlines General Aviation (CSAGA) has invested in a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter from Milestone Aviation Group.
The helicopter has been configured for offshore passenger transport and will be deployed on critical offshore oil and gas missions in China.
It is also likely to be used for turbine maintenance, powerline patrol, firefighting, search and rescue (SAR), passenger and cargo missions.
CSAGA Chairman Li Erbao said: “This transaction marks the beginning of our partnership with Milestone Aviation.
“With the growing demand for offshore oil and gas exploration and production, as well as the continuing development of the broader Chinese aviation industry, I believe there will be many opportunities in the future for further collaboration with the Milestone team.”
Pat Sheedy, CEO of Milestone, added: “We are very pleased to welcome China Southern as a new customer to Milestone, following a long and successful business relationship with our parent company, AerCap.
“We thank the team at China Southern for the confidence they have placed in Milestone and look forward to working with them in the future.”