Offshore Helicopter Operations - Gulf of Mexico 821366
The Gulf of Mexico along the Louisiana and Texas coasts, is a vast area requiring helicopter transportation for oil and gas exploration and production workers. Aviation services from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Weather Service have been minimal until recently. A new aviation network in the Gulf of Mexico has been developed and is now being implemented. This communications, navigation, weather, and potential surveillance system is improving the safety of flight for 36, 000 offshore workers.