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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Era Opens “Super Base” on U.S. Gulf Coast

Era Group has opened a 35-acre “super base” in Houma, La., serving offshore oil and gas helicopter transport companies operating in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the company said June 25.

The base consists of a passenger terminal that will allow transit of about 15,000 passengers a month and climate-controlled hangar that will house more than 30 aircraft.

Safety features include enhanced storm protection, reduced flyaway limitations and an infrastructure equipped to provide increased reliability of flight operations in all weather conditions.

The base also provides automated kiosks, increased baggage transfer capabilities, enhanced security screening and additional customer service functions to streamline passenger processing. The new terminal’s customer waiting area is equipped with a variety of amenities including real-time Era flight status screens, televisions and guest wi-fi. Other amenities include expanded parking areas and shuttle services.

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