Bristow starts first contract in South Korea with AW139

Bristow starts first contract in South Korea with AW139 27 Oct, 15, Source: Bristow

After many months of hard work and coordination to overcome numerous obstacles, Bristow began its first-ever commercial flight for a contract at Busan, South Korea September 25, 2015, marking an important milestone for the Asia Pacific Region. The company will utilize an AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter, along with a back-up Sikorsky S-76C+ from local partner HeliKorea for the contract.

“We have an exceptional opportunity in this campaign under a tripartite arrangement,” said Acting Regional Director Dapo Oyeleke in a progress overview after the first 36 hours of operation. “The associated complexities of aircraft mix, operational challenges and language barrier, is arguably one without precedent in our industry.

“The personnel mix, common standards and seamless management of change achieved by the Asia Pacific Region are a true testament to our core values as an organization, and an excellent template and roadmap for similar efforts in new geographies with the Asia Pacific Region and beyond.”

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