Wiking Helikopter Service is the sole operator on German soil for Performance Class One IFR/HHO twin-turbine twin-pilot rotorcraft fully fitted with the equipment required for offshore deployment.
Over 53.000 accident-free hoisting missions on ships and wind turbines under demanding North Sea conditions are testimonies of invaluable expertise and rigorous safety standards.
Wiking operates the following equipment:
- AgustaWestland A109S Grand helicopters for for up to 6 passengers
- Sikorsky S-76 for for up to 10 passengers
- AgustaWestland AW 139 for up to 12 passengers.
- Personnel and equipment transport to ships, offshore wind turbines, sea based platforms etc.
- Sea pilot deliveries / transfers
- Helicopter Emergency Medical Service
- General air medical transport
- Joint venture with the ADAC for emergency medical services to and from offshore locations
- 7/24 operability in 10+ Beaufort / 55+knot wind speeds
- Salvage operations under the mandatory of the Havariekommando* and ARGE Küstenschutz**
*German Central Command of Maritime Emergencies
**German Coastal Protection Scheme
Helicopter safety, paramount for any rotorcraft, is upheld at the Wiking EASA Part-145/EASA approved CAMO+ workshop run by a team of dedicated, meticulous technicians. The 365-day-a-year 7/24 helicopter service centre at the Mariensieler airport in Wilhelmshaven provides North European operators with:
- A fully certified Sikorsky Aircraft customer service centre
- A fully certified Pratt & Whitney helicopter engine service centre
- Allison (Rolls-Royce) and Turboméca Arriel helicopter engine workshops
- A service base for AgustaWestland, Bell and Eurocopter rotorcraft
- Inspectors for airframes, engines and avionics meeting the B1, B2 and C categories
- Maintenance, overhauls, alterations as well as major repairs on components and safety equipment
- Electrical / avionics equipment workshops
- A purpose built hangar with overhead cranes
- Flying squads for emergencies around the globe.
- Training programmes.
Wiking operates a service base in Bursa covering the maintenance requirements of rotorcraft in the Mediterranean area.