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Basil S. Skenderis 
Exportfin Machinery and Engineering 
3725 Macomb Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20016.            March 11, 1968
Tel. (202) 362-4759


[[note]] Mr Wheatland - Perhaps you could follow-up and see this fellow - and work Godfrey into this picture. Also our external load project might have some use.
G3/,5 [[/note]]

Mr. Robert L. Cummings
P.O. Box 426
La Guardia Airport Station 
Flushing, New York 11371

Dear Mr. Cummings, 

I am writing to you to inquire about the availability of one or two 107's for offshore oil rig support in the North Sea-Europe. 

Arrangements are underway to finalize our organizational and operational structure in the Benelux countries so that we may be among the first operators in the area offering our lease equipment and services to drilling contractors. The Boeing/Vertol 107 is among the ships we have been considering as suitable for the North Sea Operations. 

I have some specifications of the 107 through the courtesy of the Washington Office of the Boeing Company. I have also been told that the Iranian Government is planning the use of 107's for offshore operations in the Persian Gulf. No one doubts that the 107 would perform just as well as some of the other ships considered such as the S-61. It is important for us, however, that we find out whether the 107's are available. We would like to know whether your company would consider such operation. 

The general requirements for a lease can be summarized as follows: 

1. Length of lease: One (1) to three (3) years with options. 

2. Condition of Equipment: "0" hours, time on, etc. 

3. a. The ships must be offered complete with crew (pilots and mechanics-how many per ship?). 

b. Mechanical support: Spares, major overhaul services, and the exchange of time retirement items when due. Maintenance services must be complete.

c. Insurance: All insurance costs are assumed by the helicopter supplier. 

4. The following would be for the lessee's account: 

a. Living quarters for personnel.
b. Fuel and lubricants. 

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all set Unable to transcribe the writing in the upper right corner Able to transcribe most of^^ And I believe the only undetermined word that hasn't been transcribed yet is a signature of a person's initial. Looks good to go.

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