Petroleum Air Services

Petroleum Air Services
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1982
Focus cities Alexandria, Port Said, Ras Gharib, Ras Shukeir, Abu Rudeis
Fleet size 8 and 36 helicopters
Destinations Alexandria, Port Said, Ras Gharib, Luxor, Ras Shukeir, Abu Rudeis, El Tor, Marsa Matrouh
Headquarters Cairo, Egypt
Key people Gamil Morad (Chairman & MD)

Petroleum Air Services (PAS) is an airline based in Cairo, Egypt. It provides oil industry support services and has extensive helicopter operations. The airline also operates commercial passenger services within Egypt and to regional cities. Its main base is Cairo International Airport.[1]


The airline was established and started operations in 1982. It is owned by Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (75%) and Bristow Group Inc. (25%).[1]

The airline's headquarters is in Nasr City, Doctor Batrawy Street; it moved operations there in 1990.

During the 2011 Dubai Airshow, the airline signed an order with Bombardier for their first jet aircraft, the Bombardier CRJ900. The aircraft will be delivered in 2012.


Main Operations

PAS main operations focus on serving the petroleum industry in Egypt. All petroleum operations are conducted and flown by the Bell-212, Bell-412, Bell-206, and Eurocopter-135 helicopters.

The main bases/cities of operations are:

Alexandria – Port Said – Sidi Kerir – Abu Rudeis – Ras Gharib – Ras Shukeir

Charter Flights

PAS Air provides charter flights to all domestic destinations inside Egypt plus other international destinations within the region

VIP Flights

PAS Air operates the Bombardier DHC-7, DHC-8 and CRJ-900 airplanes, regional category Aircraft. PAS offer also Helicopter VIP flight to domestic destinations.

Airline Feeder Services

PAS is capable of providing Tour Operators, Aerial Photography, Petroleum Industry Flights, and short flights to connect with other scheduled airline flights through PAS's fleet of Airplanes and Helicopters.


The Petroleum Air Services fleet consists of the following (fixed-wing) aircraft (as of August 2016):[2]

Petroleum Air Services Aircraft Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers Notes
Bombardier Dash 7-100 1
Bombardier Dash 8-Q300 5 50
Bombardier CRJ900ER 2 88
Total 8
Petroleum Air Services Helicopter Fleet
Aircraft In
Orders Passengers
Bell 212 10 0 -
Bell 412 HP/EP 13 0 -
Bell 206 L3 (Long Ranger) 6 0 -
Bell 206 B3 (Jet Ranger) 2 0 -
Eurocopter EC135 P2+ 3 0 -
AgustaWestland AW139 2 0 -
Total 36 0


  1. 1 2 "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 63.
  2. "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 13.
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