Lake Charles is the operational headquarters for Era, housing multiple administrative offices including those of the Director of Operations, Chief Pilot/Director of Training, Director of Ground Operations and Director of Supply along with other senior managers. A majority of Era’s heavy maintenance is performed here through its CFR part 145 Repair Station.
Oil & Gas
Era's Lake Charles terminal provides oil and gas air transport services to the central and western Gulf of Mexico. Quick access to commercial airline services, United and American, for fast offshore transport to and from Lake Charles to any place in the country.
Era operates out of Lake Charles Regional Airport Transport Center servicing the Vermilion and East Cameron, High Island, Galveston, Sabine, Garden Banks, East Breaks, Alaminos Canyon, Keathley Canyon blocks in central and western Gulf of Mexico. Era provides storm protection to our customers rather than low line coastal exposure.
Search and Rescue
Search and Rescue (SAR) AW139 helicopters have advanced life support and operate with a professional team comprised of dual pilots, a paramedic, a hoist operator and a swimmer aboard, providing complete coverage for SAR operations. The AW139 twin engine helicopters have a cruising speed of 146 knots, with 2,792 pounds of available payload, two passengers, air-conditioned cabin, and a range of 449 nautical miles.
Emergency Medical Services
Era has access to a number of Urgent care facilities and four full-service hospitals and emergency care units. All have heliports approved for transporting offshore personnel directly to the hospital.
Operations consist of personnel and cargo transportation to and from the Gulf of Mexico and any other transportation needs for the local area.
Aircraft leasing is available and supported by the Lake Charles facility.
The Lake Charles facility has a staff of AMTs, full part supplies, fuel, a large waiting room, and a large parking area. Era has a full heavy repair station to cover all assets on the gulf coast. Additionally, Era has a fully-staffed Operational Control Center for flight planning, monitoring and a SAR response center and training center with flight training devices for our fleet. The Lake Charles Transport Center has a large parking lot and large capacity passenger waiting room.
Unmanned Aerial Solutions
Era offers state of the art data collection and inspection services to the Oil & Gas industry, municipality, aerial photograph and land surveying. These Unmanned Aerial Solutions (UAS) can perform leak detection, 3D mapping, asset inspection, disaster recons and much more. This is a nationwide service with professional pilots and two drones with triple dynamic positioning reliability.
Airbus AS350 B2
The Airbus AS350 B2 is a single engine aircraft with a cruising speed of 116 knots, an available payload of 1,540 pounds, 5-passenger capacity, an air condition cabin, and a range of 285 nautical miles.View Aircraft
The Leonardo AW119 (Koala and MKII) has a single engine, a cruising speed of 130 knots, an available payload of 1,668/1895 pounds, 7-passenger capacity, an air condition cabin, and range of 279/286 nautical miles.View Aircraft
The Leonardo A109E features a light, twin-engine, a cruising speed of 136 knots, an available payload of 1,797 pounds, 7-passenger capacity, an air condition cabin, and a range of 355 nautical miles.View Aircraft
The Airbus EC135 P2E is a light, twin-engine aircraft with a cruising speed of 122 knots, an available payload of 1,890 pounds, 4-6 passenger capacity, an air condition cabin, and a range of 226 nautical miles.View Aircraft
The Sikorsky S76C++ is a medium, twin-engine aircraft with a cruising speed of 143 knots, an available payload of 3,517 pounds, 12-passenger capacity, an air condition cabin, and a range of 297 nautical miles.View Aircraft
The Leonardo AW139 features a medium, twin-engine, a cruising speed of 146 knots, an available payload of 4,488 pounds, 12-passenger capacity, an air condition cabin, and a range of 449 nautical miles.View Aircraft
The Leonardo AW189 is a twin-engine aircraft with a cruising speed of 144 knots, an available payload of 6,558 pounds, 16-passenger capacity, an air condition cabin, and a range of 443 nautical miles.View Aircraft
The Sikorsky S92 GWE (Gross Weight Expansion) is a heavy, twin-engine aircraft with a cruising speed of 143 knots, an available payload of 9,508 pounds, 19-passenger capacity, an air condition cabin, and a range of 458 nautical miles.View Aircraft
Hours of Operation & Contact
Lake Charles hours of operation are 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Our phone number is (800) 256-2372 toll-free.
Feel Like a Local
Era is located near the Lake Charles Terminal building at the regional airport. We invite you to visit any of the local restaurants in Lake Charles. Relax and unwind at one of two large casinos in the area, each featuring top-quality entertainment with in-house restaurants. Lake Charles also offers a wide selection of golf courses for those who like to get out and be active.
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