Petroleum Air Services

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Petroleum Air Services
Petroleum Air Services logo.png
Founded 1982
Focus cities Alexandria, Port Said, Ras Gharib, Ras Shukeir, Abu Rudeis
Fleet size 9 and 39 helicopters
Destinations Alexandria, Port Said, Ras Gharib, Luxor, Ras Shukeir, Abu Rudeis, El Tor, Marsa Matrouh
Headquarters Cairo, Egypt
Key people Gamil Morad (Chairman & MD)

Petroleum Air Services (PAS) is an airline based in Cairo, Egypt. It provides oil industry support services and has extensive helicopter operations. The airline also operates commercial passenger services within Egypt and to regional cities. Its main base is Cairo International Airport.[1]


The airline was established and started operations in 1982. It is owned by Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (75%) and Bristow Group Inc. (25%).[1]

The airline's headquarters is in Nasr City, Doctor Batrawy Street; it moved operations there in 1990.

During the 2011 Dubai Airshow, the airline signed an order with Bombardier for their first jet aircraft, the Bombardier CRJ900. The aircraft will be delivered in 2012.


Main Operations[edit]

PAS main operations focus on serving the petroleum industry in Egypt. All petroleum operations are conducted and flown by the Bell-212, Bell-412, Bell-206, and Eurocopter-135 helicopters.

The main bases/cities of operations are:

Alexandria – Port Said – Sidi Kerir – Abu Rudeis – Ras Gharib – Ras Shukeir

Charter Flights[edit]

PAS Air provides charter flights to all domestic destinations inside Egypt plus other international destinations within the region

VIP Flights[edit]

PAS Air operates the Bombardier DHC-7, DHC-8 and CRJ-900 airplanes, regional category Aircraft. PAS offer also Helicopter VIP flight to domestic destinations.

Airline Feeder Services[edit]

PAS is capable of providing Tour Operators, Aerial Photography, Petroleum Industry Flights, and short flights to connect with other scheduled airline flights through PAS's fleet of Airplanes and Helicopters.


The Petroleum Air Services consists of the following (at April 2012):

Petroleum Air Services Aircraft Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers
Bombardier Dash 7 Series 100 3 50
Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 5 2 options 52
Bombardier CRJ900 1 1 option 86
Total 9
Petroleum Air Services Helicopter Fleet
Aircraft In
Orders Passengers
Bell 212 10 0 -
Bell 412 HP/EP 13 0 -
Bell 206 L3 (Long Ranger) 6 0 -
Bell 206 B3 (Jet Ranger) 2 0 -
Eurocopter EC135 P2+ 3 0 -
AgustaWestland AW139 2 0 -
Total 33 0

As of April 2012, the average age of the Petroleum Air Services fleet is 6.8 years ([1]).


  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 63. 

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