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Nigerian Oil and Gas Sector Takes a Knock

Nigerian Oil and Gas Sector Takes a Knock

Companies such as Caverton and Bristow have taken a knock in the Nigerian oil and gas sector, due to the price decline of crude oil. Many clients have cancelled contracts or reduced them, causing the companies to struggle to stay afloat. The economic recession has caused many grievances for the employees of these two companies…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Dec-16

Bristow launches SAR AW139 in Nigeria

Bristow launches SAR AW139 in Nigeria

Bristow Helicopters (Nigeria) Limited today announced a new dedicated helicopter rescue and recovery (RRS) service for Nigeria’s oil and gas industry to provide critical life-saving assistance currently not available in the country’s aviation landscape. The new service is expected to launch in August 2016. Bristow’s new RRS service complements the company’s suite of industrial aviation… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 22-Jun-16

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Bristow brings S92 back from Nigeria for North Sea cover

Bristow brings S92 back from Nigeria for North Sea cover

As the grounding of the EC225 continues, the North Sea operators are looking around their fleets to see how they can cover the shortfall.  Bristow has identified a Sikorsky S92 in its Nigerian operation, and the aircraft is currently on its ferry flight north. The particular aircraft only departed Aberdeen on 23rd March and ferried… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-May-16

Bristow Helicopters Employees Walk for World Autism Awareness Day

Bristow Helicopters Employees Walk for World Autism Awareness Day

Bristow Helicopter employees at Port Harcourt joined together for the three-kilometer Port Harcourt Walk 4 Autism April 2, 2016, raising more than $500 to benefit Blazing Heart Autism Center (BHAC). BHAC aims to create awareness, support and understanding for individuals living with autism and other related disabilities. The event coincided with Autism Awareness Month, which… Read more »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 13-Apr-16

03-Feb-16 5N-BQJ Sikorsky S76C++ off Lagos, Nigeria

Ditched into the sea shortly after take off from offshore installation.  All nine passengers and two crew safely rescued

03-Feb-16

Bristow launches jet service between Lagos and Port Harcourt

Bristow launches jet service between Lagos and Port Harcourt

Bristow Africa’s new jet charter service between Lagos and Port Harcourt has grown steadily since its launch in November 2015, with passengers praising the reliability, convenience and comfort of the new flights. Regular clients include oil and gas, logistics, shipping and infrastructure development companies, and groups booking private VIP charter flights. “We’ve seen growing interest… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 19-Jan-16

12-Aug-15 5N-BGD Sikorsky S76C Oworonshoki, Nigeria (6F)

Crashed into Lagos Lagoon, on approach to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at Lagos.Names were released by the AIB and published by Vanguard:- 6 recovered,named as Joshua Emekeme, Dolu Ebiejuara, Onoriode Onojete, Solomon Udeh, Iniala Opaimi, Chukwudi Onah 6 fatalities, named as pilot Peter Bello co-pilot Jay Wyatt, Chukwuma Erise, Chidi Ukwunta, Ita Ekpeyong, and… Read more »

12-Aug-15

Bristow Nigeria details pilot and engineer training plans

Bristow Nigeria details pilot and engineer training plans

Bristow Nigeria currently has 15 students at Bristow Academy in Florida, with 20 more to follow.  Another 40 students are undergoing helicopter engineering training at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology  See full story

Source: National Mirror, 11-May-14

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Bristow Super Puma heavily damaged in Nigerian hangar fire

Bristow Super Puma heavily damaged in Nigerian hangar fire

Bristow Helicopters recently suffered a hangar fire at its Port Hardcourt base in Nigeria. As the photo below shows, there was extensive damage to the hangar roof and two Super Pumas were damaged, one heavily. The fire is believed to have started in one of the stores housing aircraft spares and consumables – seen in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Apr-14

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20-Mar-14 5N-BGP Eurocopter AS332L1 Port Hardcourt, Nigeria

Heavily damaged in hangar fire.  A second Super Puma was also damaged in the same fire

20-Mar-14

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20-Mar-14 5N-BNC Eurocopter AS332L2 Port Hardcourt, Nigeria

Substantially damaged in hangar fire.  A second Super Puma was destroyed in the same fire

20-Mar-14

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Bristow Nigeria working with local schools in CSR programne

Bristow Nigeria working with local schools in CSR programne

Bristow Helicopters has distributed school kits to 400 pupils from four community schools as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme (see full story)

Source: Daily Trust, 05-Feb-13

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Nigerian CAA commits to work towards approval of night flying

Nigerian CAA commits to work towards approval of night flying

The Nigerian CAA have rejected a recent application from helicopter operators to commence night flying in the West African cuontry.  Director-General, Dr Harold Demuren, confirmed the situation during a meeting with major oil companies and helicopter operators in his office in Lagos – including representatives from the Directorate of Petroleum Regulations, Total, Chevron Oil, ConOil,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Feb-12

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Bristow Nigeria appoints two Directors

Bristow Nigeria appoints two Directors

Bristow Helicopters Nigeria Ltd has announced the appointment of Lawrence Fubara-Anga and Andrew Magowan into its Board of Directors. A graduate of Yale University, Fubara-Anga is one of the founding partners at LEX, a full service law firm and one of the largest law firms in West Africa. Fubara-Anga heads the firm’s Transportation, Banking and… Read more »

Source: Bristow Nigeria, 10-Oct-11

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Nigeria’s NCAT to start helicopter school

Nigeria’s NCAT to start helicopter school

The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria,  is to commence the training of rotor craft pilots in Q3.  The organisation is purchasing two B206s from Canada.  (see full story)

Source: AllAfrica, 29-Aug-11

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BATS – new maintenance company created by Bristow Nigeria

BATS – new maintenance company created by Bristow Nigeria

After our previous reports of Bristow divesting themselves of Pan African Airlines, HeliHub.com has now heard that their maintenance department has been hived off into a separate company.  This will allow them to provide maintenance at arms-length to PAA, as well as their own operations – Bristow Helicopters (Nigeria) Ltd. The new organisation, BGI Aviation… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Jun-11

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Bristow Nigeria recruiting pilots

Bristow Nigeria recruiting pilots

Bristow is one of the world’s largest providers of helicopter services. The first civil helicopter company to work in the oil and gas industry, Bristow has earned an international reputation for speed of response and quality of service.Bristow is a truly global organization, working together from facilities around the world to offer a wide-ranging array of services…. Read more »

Source: Bristow Nigeria, 04-Mar-11

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Bristow Helicopters Nigeria completes $2m hangar

Bristow Helicopters Nigeria completes $2m hangar

The $2 million facility saves for the company about $1.5 million that would have been spent in overseas maintenance

Source: The Nation, 16-Feb-11

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Bristow Nigeria lost $1m to bird strikes

Bristow Nigeria lost $1m to bird strikes

This was made known by the Managing Director of Bristow Helicopters, Capt Akin Oni, briefing journalists on efforts at repositioning the company and the aviation safety conference tagged, “Target Zero,” in Lagos recently.

Source: Independent Online, 06-Feb-11

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Bristow Helicopters Nigeria invests $100M on aircraft fleet renewal

Source: Guardian, 23-Jun-09

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03-Aug-07 5N-BIQ Bell 412EP Eket, Nigeria (1F)

Crashed while manuevering over Qua Ibom Terminal Airfield (QUA) at Eket, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The pilot, the sole occupant, was fatally injured. The helicopter was destroyed. There was no fire

03-Aug-07

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