About Deadhorse Aviation Center
Deadhorse Aviation Center (DAC) is wholly owned by Offshore Support Services, LLC (an Edison Chouest Company), Fairweather, LLC and the Kaktovik Iñupiat Corporation (KIC). Fairweather, LLC is an Alaskan company founded in 1976 by Sherron Perry with an initial focus on providing aviation weather observation services to remote regions. In response to the growth of the emerging oil and gas industry, Fairweather quickly expanded its operations to include a variety of logistics and expediting services. Today, Fairweather provides a wide range of highly advanced remote services, including medical support; remote sensing and scientific surveys; meteorological and oceanographic forecasting; aviation and airstrip support; and navigation and expediting services. Fairweather's team includes licensed Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) professionals and expertly trained bear guards.
The decision to partner with the Kaktovik Iñupiat Corporation was a logical choice due to Fairweather's long-time relationship with this native corporation and the wide-ranging local knowledge KIC brings to the project. ECO has a close relationship with the village of Kaktovik as well, providing opportunities for villagers to train at ECO's headquarters in Louisiana for positions in vessel operations.