AGG AVIATION, A SUBSIDIARY OF AGG INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF ITS OIL & GAS MEDEVAC SERVICE FROM IRAQ

AGG AVIATION, A SUBSIDIARY OF AGG INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF ITS OIL & GAS MEDEVAC SERVICE FROM IRAQ

AGG Aviation has announced the operation of their Beech 1900C Medevac Service between Basra and the new Al Seef Hospital in Kuwait. This much needed Medevac service will provide the Oil & Gas companies operating in Iraq the emergency 30 minute direct flights in and out of Basra they necessitate – eliminating the lengthy and sometimes dangerous land crossing currently used in emergencies.

AGG’s service links a fully equipped Medevac fixed wing aircraft with the capabilities to have 3 critical patients looked after by trauma specialists and with the full telemetry for direct communication with specialist doctors at the five star Al Seef Hospital

AGG’s experience and in-depth knowledge of business practice and procedure in the Middle East is proven, allowing them to set up this innovative program with local links and partnerships.

AGG Aviation’s Chief of Security, Phillip Forsyth said: “International Oil Companies and a range of Service Companies are now operating in Southern Iraq. They face obvious security concerns for their personnel, especially at times of emergencies, in an area which is still subject to conflict. We provide a reactive Medevac service operating 24 hours per day, this service is manned by trauma specialists who are very experienced in the types of injuries associated with oil field services. Iraq brings a wealth of opportunity but following years of sanctions and conflict lacks essential infrastructure, some of which is vital to achieve the highest possible industry standards. AGG have reached out and will continue to expand this Medevac service to meet the requirements the energy industry depends on”.

The service is available from Mid October 2010.

Notes to Editor

AGG International is a privately-owned oilfield Services Company focused on the oil and gas service sector, primarily within the Middle East. By focusing on only this sector and in specific regions such as Kuwait and Iraq we are able to incorporate local knowledge into a comprehensive strategy that utilises our own specialists.

AGG Aviation is a Subsidiary focused on the air transport requirements for oil and gas companies and their associated service contractors within Iraq. Medevac, crew transfers in and out of the oilfields and an integrated worldwide aviation cargo strategy ensures a comprehensive service to our clients. Airframes include Beech 1900c, Beech 1900d, BAe146, Super Puma Helicopters and IL76 and 747 cargo planes.

Contact: Helen Guest-Guinnee, Marketing Department
Tel: +44 (0) 116 2578055
email: helen@agg-int.com

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