DAP Helicopteros is a Helicopter operator based in Punta Arenas, Chile. It operates scheduled and charter services in the southern Patagonia area, and also operates flights on behalf of the state-owned oil company, ENAP. Its main base is Carlos Ibanez Del Campo International Airport, Punta Arenas.
The airline is the helicopter division of Aerovias DAP which was established in 1979 and is wholly owned by the Pivcevic family. Its name DAP is the acronym of its creator, Domingo Andres Pivcevic, a Punta Arenas businessman.
DAP helicopteros fleet comprises:
4 Eurocopter AS355F Twinstar for off-shore petrol ops,
5 MBB Bo 105CB-4 for Emergency medical services operations; three are based at Santiago-Lo Aguirre helipad while one is based at Punta Arenas and one in Antarctica.
1 Eurocopter EC-135 (to be operated by DAP Helicopteros Argentina SA)
The recent agreement between DAP and Chile's oil Company implied the renovation of the helicopters currently in use.
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