Era has a private heliport in Galveston, TX located at Scholes International Airport (KGLS). From this heliport, we support deep-water production crew changes in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. We also have light utility helicopters that support offshore gas pipeline operations. We have a diverse mix of medium twin-engine helicopters as well as light single-engine helicopters working there. We also support the United States Coast Guard with oil tanker inspection when they arrive at the Galveston Offshore Lightering Area (GOLA).
Oil & Gas
Era primarily supports oil & gas clients from our Galveston heliport. We fly our Leonardo AW139 and Sikorsky S76 C++ helicopters to oil fields as far as 160 miles south of Galveston. Our helicopters are equipped with the best available equipment that the industry has to offer.
Search and Rescue
Era's Search and Rescue (SAR) operation is second to none. Regardless of where your emergency may be located in the Gulf of Mexico, you are assured that your employees can, and will, be reached in the fastest time possible. Adding to the aircraft’s basic SAR capabilities are enhancements such as the Goodrich dual hoist system, night vision (NVG), Nightsun, and an integrated auto hover with search pattern modes.
Emergency Medical Services
Together, Era and Priority 1 Air Rescue (P1AR) offer full-service SAR/EMS capability and turnkey solutions to offshore oil & gas companies located in the Gulf of Mexico for a 24-hour SAR and advanced life support paramedic resource.
Era has light single-engine helicopters that can be used to support utility missions such as pipeline inspections and aerial survey work. We recently were very busy assisting with Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts.
Era has a diverse fleet of helicopters that are available for leasing around the world. Please contact us with your leasing needs and we can customize a leasing program that meets them.
Era's maintenance staff is comprised of highly skilled professionals and work hard to ensure that our helicopters are maintained to the highest level. All of our helicopters are on maintenance programs that exceed both Federal Aviation Administration and the Original Equipment Manufacturer requirements.
Unmanned Aerial Solutions
Era's Unmanned Aerial Solutions (UAS) offer state of the art data collection and inspection services to the Oil & Gas industry, municipality, aerial photograph and land surveying. Our UAS can perform leak detection, 3D mapping, asset inspection, disaster recons and much more. This is a nationwide service with professional pilots and 2 drones with triple dynamic positioning reliability.
Era has collaborated with manufactures and built the most diverse fleet of state of the art helicopters that you will find anywhere. Safety is what we do and our helicopters are equipped with additional systems that put our aircraft in a league above the others.
Hours of Operation & Contact
Customer Service Representatives are available from 4 a.m. – 4 p.m.
However, someone is always available to answer your call 24/7
Feel Like a Local
While visiting Galveston Helicopters, make sure you swing by Moody Gardens while you are in Galveston. There are also many historical walking areas by The Strand. On your way through, you should take a drive down the nearby seawall.
“Era is the best, wouldn’t want to fly with anyone else!”