Operation History

AISB has secured all necessary license and certificate to provide the aviation services. The two most important of these are the:

  • June 2008 : Air Operating Certificate by the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) Malaysia.
  • July 2008 : Registered & licensed service provider by PETRONAS

On 19th November 2008, Awan Inspirasi Sdn Bhd received the letter of award from PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd for the provision of offshore helicopter aviation services to PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd and Sarawak Shell Berhad/Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Limited/Shell Oil And Gas (Malaysia) LLC.

The effective date of the contract was 1st October 2008 and mobilisation/commencement of work is as of that date. The contract tenure is for 5 years with an automatic extension of 7 years which will remain active until 30th September 2020.

Transition from the previous service provider to Awan Inspirasi group and commencement of operations at Miri Sarawak were carried out without any disruptions.

With the strategic tie-up with CHC Helicopter Services (CHC) and 5 years of track record under Awan Inspirasi’s belt, the division is pursuing new projects to expand its helicopter aviation service business.