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Vol. 13, No. 46 Week of November 16, 2008
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


40 Years at Prudhoe Bay: Oil rush lifts aviation fortunes

Exploration boom takes off with history-making airlifts to North Slope

Rose Ragsdale

For Petroleum News

The immense size of the North Slope and its challenging terrain and uncharted waters left the oil hunters with but two options: learn to fly or find a good pilot. Wien Alaska Airlines, Interior Airways, Alaska Airlines and Economy Rotor Aids, predecessor to Era Aviation, among others eagerly accepte....

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ARCO drafts C-130

BP chartered C-130s, too

Aviation heyday


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