Exactly ten years ago on the 1st of October, Peterson began management of the SNS Pool Aviation, also known as the Air Logistics Centre (ALC). The ALC is a consortium including 7 operators. Based on the model of vessel sharing, Peterson developed a new model applicable to the aviation services in the offshore industry. Using the Vantage POB system Peterson efficiently plans and arranges structural shares for helicopters between operators. On crew change flights, a fixed number of helicopter chairs were assigned to an operator.
Jan Willem Cornelissen, Business Manager Peterson aviation services explains: “The ultimate goal is to operate safely and efficiently, while at the same time creating maximum flexibility.”
Logistics and base manager Mr. Ton de Vries from ENGIE E&P Nederland B.V. and SNS Pool aviation steering committee member stated: “In addition to arranging helicopter shares, the ALC is responsible for rescheduling people flight arrangement in case of disturbed flights due to weather circumstances. Booking hotel rooms, taking care of transport to hotels, often this involves hundreds of people. These hectic periods requires craftsmanship, helicopter view and a pragmatic approach, which the ALC is doing very well.”