Era Launches Unmanned Aerial Solutions Operations and Announces Collaboration With Total Safety

HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 08/08/16 -- Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) ("Era"), a leading helicopter transport operator, announced today the launch of its Unmanned Aerial Solutions (UAS) service offering and an exclusive agreement with Total Safety.

Era's UAS offering utilizes unmanned aerial and related sensory technologies for multiple applications such as inspections, surveys, mapping, imagery, and construction and engineering to service numerous industries. These solutions provide significant benefits over traditionally-delivered services, including increased safety and enhanced efficiencies through reduced manpower needs.

Era has executed an alliance and collaboration agreement with Total Safety, the world's premier provider of industrial inspection and integrated safety solutions. Pursuant to the agreement, Era serves as Total Safety's exclusive provider of UAS services, and Total Safety serves as the exclusive inspection service provider in support of Era's UAS offering. This collaboration combines world class rotary wing experience and safety services leadership to provide an unparalleled offering to a diverse customer base.

"Era's Unmanned Aerial Solutions offering results from our continuing commitment to develop innovative and efficient technologies to better serve our partners," said Paul White, Senior Vice President, Commercial of Era. "The adoption of these technologies is growing rapidly, and its application presents nearly limitless use cases due to numerous available flight platforms and sensory applications. We are excited to partner with Total Safety, a leading company in the safety services industry, and believe that the collaboration will provide unique benefits to our collective customer bases."

About Total Safety

Total Safety®, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company, is the world's premier provider of integrated safety and compliance services and the products necessary to support them, including gas detection, respiratory protection, safety training, fire protection, compliance and inspection, comprehensive flare services, industrial hygiene, onsite emergency medical treatment/paramedics, communications systems, engineered systems design, and materials management. It operates from 150 locations in 21 countries to ensure the safe Wellbeing of Workers Worldwide (W3). For more information about Total Safety and its unwavering commitment to safety, visit

For additional information concerning Total Safety, contact Scriven Hoefs at (325) 650-6469 or by email

About Era Group

Era Group is one of the largest helicopter operators in the world and the longest serving helicopter transport operator in the U.S. In addition to servicing its U.S. customers, Era Group also provides helicopters and related services to third-party helicopter operators and customers in other countries, including Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, India, Spain, Suriname and the United Kingdom. Era Group's helicopters are primarily used to transport personnel to, from and between offshore oil and gas production platforms, drilling rigs and other installations.

For additional information concerning Era, contact
Andrew Puhala
(713) 369-4646
or visit Era Group's website at

Source: Era Group Inc.