Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria Limited – Ratings and Reviews


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Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria Limited, known as Aero Contractors or simply Aero, is a Nigerian aviation company that is state-controlled and is based at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria. It operates helicopter services and fixed wing domestic and international scheduled passenger services, air charter and third party aircraft operations, largely in support of Nigeria’s extensive oil and gas industry. Aero Contractors was formed in 1959 and officially registered in Nigeria in 1960. At that time, it was a wholly owned by Schreiner Airways B.V. of the Netherlands. The West African  Aviation Company well over 50 years old and is a well-respected aviation service provider in scheduled commercial and helicopter offshore oil and gas sector operation. Through the technical support offered by the Canadian Helicopters Corporation (CHC), the world’s largest commercial helicopter operator, Aero has played a key role in the oil and gas operation in Nigeria. Aero operates a fleet of around 20 helicopters. Aero is a well-respected aviation service provider in the rotary wing (helicopter) offshore oil and gas sector plus the fixed wing scheduled and charter passenger sector.  Aero is uniquely placed in the Nigerian market to offer both rotary and fixed wing services to the highest international standards of safety. Aero is currently the fastest growing Nigerian carrier passenger fleet, and is focused on bringing customers world class aviation services with affordable fares, quality on-board services, good customer relations with effective online services and operational competence. Aero pride itself in its punctuality and safety record. Aero has established itself as the leading regional and innovative carrier in West Africa. Aero was wholly owned by the Ibru family but the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) now owns 60% of the shares, with the remainder owned by Ibru family interests. Aero has two divisions: Aero Nigeria – provides scheduled passenger services in Nigeria and western Africa. Rotary Wing – provides helicopter services for the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. Aero still has a technical partnership with CHC regarding its rotary wing division. With recent emphasis on innovation, especially as regards its online presence, Aero has introduced some ground breaking products to cement its position as the innovative and e-airline company in sub-Saharan Africa. Some of these products are:

  • Online Checking
  • Online Excess Baggage Voucher
  • Online Ticket Voucher
  • Online Travel Insurance
  • Webmoblie

Aero Contractors have the mission to “Provide a safe, reliable, efficient and competitive service to our customers” and a vision to accomplish the following: • To be the leading business-to-business aviation service provider. • To provide tailor-made aviation solutions for the oil and gas industry, in particular, and other industries in general. • To combine Rotary Wing, Fixed Wing, maintenance and logistical support in one package. • To deliver the highest quality and safety standards, anywhere in the world. Since then, Aero has gone on to provide both rotary and fixed wing services to all the major oil and gas companies and supporting industries working in Nigerian and in the West African region. Whilst the Rotary Wing Division looks to expand services as required by its clients, the Fixed Wing Scheduled Service Operation will be bringing more firsts to the travelling public. The airline is expanding domestically and will be expanding regionally and internationally over the next few years aiming to become the largest low cost carrier in Africa. Aero wishes to empower more people, to fly more often by offering the most affordable fares whether for business, leisure or visiting family and friends to different destinations on time. With the dynamism of cutting edge technology, Aero promises to make air travel safe, easy, convenient, affordable, fun and simple!


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Founded:            1959 Hubs:                    Murtala Muhammed Airport, Airport lounge, Heritage Lounge Fleet size:           16 Destinations:     14 Slogan:                 the reliable way to fly… Parent:                 Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (60%) Headquarters:  Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria Website     

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