In the late 1950s and early 1960s, large oil reserves were discovered in the toe of the Arabian Peninsular boot, primarily under Oman and the emirates that, in 1971, were to unite to form the United Arab Emirates. As exploration and development of the oil and gas industry moved offshore, the need for use of helicopters soared and, in 1976, led to the creation of two helicopter companies within the U.A.E. to support the industry — Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerogulf Services. The purpose of ...


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