Oil Patch Bits: Safety milestone at the Deadhorse Aviation Center
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The Deadhorse Aviation Center said Oct. 16 that it would like to formally recognize the DAC staff for the outstanding achievement of working well over 100,000 incident free hours since it became operational in 2012. The achievement is even greater when you consider that the DAC, our clients and contractors have been incident free since its initial construction in 2009, the center said.
Located in Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope of Alaska, the DAC operates in a harsh and relentless Arctic environment, and serves as the main hub for ConocoPhillips and BP’s crew changes. Shared Services Aviation safely brings approximately 1,000 passengers per operational day with their Boeing 737, Casa and Otter aircraft commuting between Anchorage, Deadhorse, Kuparuk and Alpine.
The DAC also supports various other operations on the North Slope serving as full service home base for short- and long-term projects. We want to recognize the companies currently performing work in the DAC; NAMS, ConocoPhillips, BP, ICE Services, GCI and the US Military; your safety leadership has been vital to this milestone, the center said.
“I attribute DAC’s success and strong safety culture, in large part, to the collaboration between our team and DAC’s great contractors and clients,” says Rick Fox, CEO of Fairweather LLC who is part owner and operates the DAC, “as well as our shared commitment to operational performance without compromise, to the safety and well-being of people and/or assets.”
For more information visit www.deadhorseaviation.com.