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GKN Aerospace congratulates Bell on first flight of 525 Relentless

GKN Aerospace congratulates Bell on first flight of 525 Relentless

GKN Aerospace congratulates Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, on the recent successful first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless. This is a key milestone in the test program to achieve FAA certification. The Bell 525 brings cutting edge capability to the new super-medium class by combining best-in-class performance characteristics and passenger amenities,… Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 13-Jul-15

Bristow announces FY2016 Q1 earnings and concall schedule

Bristow announces FY2016 Q1 earnings and concall schedule

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced today it will release financial results for its fiscal year 2016 first quarter ended June 30, 2015, after the market closes on Thursday, August 6, 2015. In conjunction with the release, Bristow has scheduled a conference call, which… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 13-Jul-15

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Pilots union challenges Sumburgh crash black box ruling

Pilots union challenges Sumburgh crash black box ruling

A ruling that investigators should hand over the black box from a North Sea helicopter crash to Scotland’s top law officer is being challenged. See full story

Source: BBC News, 08-Jul-15

Bell 525 Relentless Makes Successful First Flight

Bell 525 Relentless Makes Successful First Flight

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the successful first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless. The maiden flight of the super-medium helicopter took place at the company’s aircraft assembly center in Amarillo, Texas. “The Bell 525 was announced at Heli-Expo in 2012, and we are proud to have achieved this milestone. … Read more »

Source: Bell, 02-Jul-15

Shell extends Caverton contract with six AW139s

Shell extends Caverton contract with six AW139s

Caverton Offshore Support Group PLC (COSG), a leading provider of marine, aviation and logistics services to local and international oil and gas companies in Nigeria has announced that Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has exercised contract extension options with its subsidiary, Caverton Helicopters Limited for a two year period. See Full Story  

Source: The Business Dispatch, 01-Jul-15

CHC reports Q4 and FY2015 Results

CHC reports Q4 and FY2015 Results

CHC Group (NYSE:HELI), the parent company of CHC Helicopter, reported revenue of $374 million and a net loss of $119 million for its fiscal 2015 fourth quarter, which ended April 30, 2015. Full-year consolidated revenue was $1.7 billion, a decline of 3 percent year-over-year, driven by the impact of currency translation as the U.S. dollar… Read more »

Source: CHC, 30-Jun-15

Airbus heads for 1,000th Dauphin 2 delivery

Airbus heads for 1,000th Dauphin 2 delivery

Airbus Helicopters is on the point of delivering the 1,000th Dauphin 2 – by which we are including the 365N models including the EC155 (technically the AS365N4).  Starting at serial 6001, the authorities in Japan have issued the registration JA08AR to an AS365N3+ with serial 7001.  That marks the passing of the 1,000th delivery and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jun-15

Bond Offshore Helicopters opens new Norwich passenger terminal

Bond Offshore Helicopters opens new Norwich passenger terminal

The new facilities, which can accommodate more than  25,000 passengers a year, include new departure gates, new security areas and a new passenger lounge, all specifically designed with safety, security and comfort in mind. Catering is provided by a local supplier and the building is equipped with wifi, large LCD screens and all the other… Read more »

Source: Bond, 30-Jun-15

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Africair signs LOI for two Bell 525s and an order for a 407GXP

Africair signs LOI for two Bell 525s and an order for a 407GXP

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a letter of intent (LOI) for two Bell 525s and an order for a 407 GXP signed during the Paris Air Show. Africair will use the helicopters for multiple purposes including corporate VIP transport and oil and gas. “The Bell 525 Relentless is proving to… Read more »

Source: Bell, 29-Jun-15

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MYU Helicopters exasperated by slow progress on new HQ

MYU Helicopters exasperated by slow progress on new HQ

Although 29th District Court Judge Timothy Marcel ruled against Tim Mayeaux’s proposed heliport on Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, the Luling resident said he is appealing the decision. See Full Story

Source: Herald Guide, 29-Jun-15

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Houston Employees Celebrate Bristow’s Birthday with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Houston Employees Celebrate Bristow’s Birthday with Big Brothers Big Sisters

On June 20, Houston employees partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) to celebrate Bristow’s 60th birthday. The celebration was part of Bristow’s sponsorship as the official BBBS Birthday Sponsor of 2015. The volunteers accompanied 15 unmatched “Littles” (children who are on a waiting list for a big brother or big sister through the program)… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 29-Jun-15

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Bristow Capitalizes on its Rich Heritage to Create a Single Brand

Bristow Capitalizes on its Rich Heritage to Create a Single Brand

In the mid-2000s, Bristow had operations across the globe and was capitalizing on the rich heritages of Bristow Helicopters, Air Logistics and Production Management Services. Over the next few years during an unprecedented period of strong market conditions, the company began making several changes to support its vision of one global team setting the standard… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 25-Jun-15

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Bristow Supports Safety Course that Relieves Flight Concerns

Bristow Supports Safety Course that Relieves Flight Concerns

It’s something many people flying offshore have experienced – bumpy air, foggy skies, an unusual sound – all of which can conspire to get the passenger thinking “What am I doing here?” Bob Egan, an offshore worker for more than 20 years, had those thoughts even though he doesn’t fear flying on helicopters. But a… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 24-Jun-15

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Bristow Adds Global Tracking for Advanced Operations Support

Bristow Adds Global Tracking for Advanced Operations Support

Need to know the exact location of your inbound AW189 to Galliano to make the next crew change as efficient as possible? Bristow has you covered by rolling out its most sophisticated tracking system yet to provide real-time aircraft visibility. With the introduction of web-based eFlight Global Tracking (GT), both Bristow and its clients can… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 24-Jun-15

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Bristow celebrates 60th birthday

Bristow celebrates 60th birthday

If you’ve been in business for 60 years, you have some stories to tell. With a series of articles, interviews and visuals, Bristow is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a look back on the historic events that helped create one of the world’s largest civilian helicopter companies. 1) Alan Bristow formed Bristow Helicopters in 1955… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 23-Jun-15

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Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll announces investigation of CHC

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll announces investigation of CHC

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is conducting an investigation to determine whether CHC Group Ltd. (“CHC” or the “Company”), certain of its senior executives and directors who signed the Registration Statement (as defined below) in connection with the Company’s January 16, 2014 initial public offering (the “Offering”), and each of the underwriters for the… Read more »

Source: Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, 19-Jun-15

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Airbus to overhaul two AS332L2 for Southern Vietnam Helicopters

Airbus to overhaul two AS332L2 for Southern Vietnam Helicopters

Southeast Asian oil & gas operator Southern Vietnam Helicopters (VNHS) today signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters to overhaul two of its AS332 L2 rotorcraft. Flying offshore operations on a daily basis, these two aircraft will feature a new enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS) once the overhaul work has been completed. The overhaul will… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 18-Jun-15

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North Sea helicopter crash survivors seek £5m payout

North Sea helicopter crash survivors seek £5m payout

SURVIVORS of a North Sea helicopter crash in which four people were killed are seeking compensation of over £5 million. See Full Story

Source: The Scotsman, 16-Jun-15

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Milestone signs LOI for 20 Bell 525s

Milestone signs LOI for 20 Bell 525s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Milestone Aviation Group, a GE Capital Aviation Services company announced today plans to move forward with a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire 20 Bell 525 Relentless helicopters. These aircraft will serve a variety of roles with Milestone’s lessees around the world, including oil and gas,… Read more »

Source: Bell, 15-Jun-15

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Milestone orders up to 28 Airbus H175s

Milestone orders up to 28 Airbus H175s

Airbus Helicopters, a division of Airbus Group, and Milestone Aviation Group, a GE Capital Aviation Services company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that Milestone has increased its combined orders and options to a total of 28 H175s, the largest order for Airbus’ new super-medium-lift twin-engine rotorcraft. “We have full confidence in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Jun-15

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EASA Certifies Sikorsky S-92 Rig Approach

EASA Certifies Sikorsky S-92 Rig Approach

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) of Rig Approach™ for the S-92® helicopter. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Rig Approach provides operators with an automated approach to offshore rig and platform landings. Rig Approach is available as an option on the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 15-Jun-15

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Falcon Aviation Services take delivery of two AW189s

Falcon Aviation Services take delivery of two AW189s

Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation Services are about to receive the two AgustaWestland AW189s they have had on order since at least October 2014 when it was announced by the manufacturer.  The pair of helicopters – registered A6-FHB and A6-FHC – are currently en route from the factory in Italy to their new base in the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Jun-15

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Bond pilots sue Airbus over 2012 EC225 ditching

Bond pilots sue Airbus over 2012 EC225 ditching

Timothy Cousins and David Pountain were at the controls of the Super Puma when it was forced down in May 2012. See Full Story

Source: stv, 26-May-15

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Bristow reports Q4 and full year results to 31 March 2015

Bristow reports Q4 and full year results to 31 March 2015

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) today reported net income for the March 2015 fiscal fourth quarter of $15.1 million, or $0.43per diluted share, compared to net income of $30.3 million, or $0.83 per diluted share, in the same period a year ago. Adjusted net income, which excludes special items and asset disposition effects, decreased 35.3% to $31.8 million, or $0.91 per diluted share, for the March 2015quarter,… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 20-May-15

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Outerlink answers the call of Oil & Gas helicopter operators

Outerlink answers the call of Oil & Gas helicopter operators

Operators who support global Oil & Gas producers are known for their high standard of helicopter operations. In recent years, the desire to increase connectivity to the aircraft coupled with the sharp decline in world oil prices has posed a particularly difficult economic challenge to those companies. As the need for enhanced safety and reliability… Read more »

Source: Outerlink, 13-May-15

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UK CAA plans to certify offshore helidecks

UK CAA plans to certify offshore helidecks

Proposals for how the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) could take on the safety certification and approval of offshore helidecks, raising safety levels through a CAA-directed scheme that would have powers to stop flights to helidecks that fail to meet the minimum standards, were announced today as part of a consultation on the area. The… Read more »

Source: CAA, 12-May-15

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Helioffshore CEO promotes Inclusion, Engagement, And Delivery

Helioffshore CEO promotes Inclusion, Engagement, And Delivery

HeliOffshore Chief Executive Officer Gretchen Haskins, in closing remarks yesterday, commended “inclusion, engagement and delivery” to more than 150 leaders attending the Annual Conference and General Meeting of global offshore helicopter association, HeliOffshore. Speaking at the inaugural HeliOffshore conference, Ms. Haskins told industry leaders that, with their commitment and collective might, the offshore helicopter industry… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 12-May-15

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Bristow Academy Supports Nigerian Aviation College to Train Future Engineers

Bristow Academy Supports Nigerian Aviation College to Train Future Engineers

Four instructors from Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria (NCAT) recently completed an intensive training course on helicopter maintenance and engineering at Bristow Academy, with the purpose of bringing the curriculum back to Nigeria to teach future engineers in their home country. The month-long training at the Academy was the culmination of a year-long joint… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 11-May-15

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Era Group reports FY 2015 Q1 results

Era Group reports FY 2015 Q1 results

 Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) today reported break-even net earnings for its first quarter ended March 31, 2015 (“current quarter”) on operating revenues of $67.4 million. Net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 (“prior year quarter”) was $4.4 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $79.4 million. Earnings before interest,… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 06-May-15

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North Sea – Falck upgrades its fire training rig at Aberdeen

North Sea – Falck upgrades its fire training rig at Aberdeen

​Falck Safety Services has recently enhanced its fire training asset, installing a new three-storey fire rig, working in partnership with The Fire Training Group (FTG) located at Aberdeen Airport. The recent investment will enable Falck to continue to provide offshore workers with relevant, bespoke and OPITO-approved fire training courses using state-of-the-art facilities. Falck’s investment will allow… Read more »

Source: Falck, 01-May-15

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UK CAA announces new heli safety proposals for unattended offshore installations

UK CAA announces new heli safety proposals for unattended offshore installations

he UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today announced at the Offshore Helicopter Safety Action Group (OHSAG) a new set of proposals aimed at improving the safety of helicopter operations to the 116 normally unattended offshore installations in the North Sea. The proposals build upon an independent report compiled by Cranfield University, commissioned by the CAA,… Read more »

Source: CAA, 30-Apr-15

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How IT service management tools help Bristow Helicopters

How IT service management tools help Bristow Helicopters

Flying through cloud: Helicopter firm Bristow says ServiceNow ITSM has elevated levels of service. See Full Story

Source: Computing, 30-Apr-15

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Oil ministry’s opinion on Pawan Hans IPO sought

Oil ministry’s opinion on Pawan Hans IPO sought

Moving ahead its plan to list public sector helicopter operator Pawan Hans, the nodal civil aviation ministry has asked ministry of petroleum and natural gas (MoPNG) to give their views on the proposed initial public offering (IPO). See Full Story

Source: mydigitalfc, 21-Apr-15

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Transport Canada Certifies Sikorsky S-92 Rig Approach

Transport Canada Certifies Sikorsky S-92 Rig Approach

Rig Approach is a first of its kind functionality on the S-92 helicopter that provides helicopter operators with an automated approach to offshore rigs and platforms. Rig Approach is available as an option on the S-92 helicopter, providing a fully coupled and automated approach capability with a higher safety margin than currently is available with… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Apr-15

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Bristow Helicopters Australia Selects ATMS from AQT Solutions

Bristow Helicopters Australia Selects ATMS from AQT Solutions

AQT Solutions is pleased to announce that Bristow Helicopters Australia (BHA), part of the global Bristow Group (NYSE:BRS), has selected ATMS (Advanced Training Management System) to manage the currency and training requirements for the BHA aircrew group. ATMS will be used to build BHA’s training curriculums, track and manage qualifications and streamline training processes for… Read more »

Source: AQT Solutions, 06-Apr-15

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Weststar awarded five year contract for two AW139s

Weststar awarded five year contract for two AW139s

Weststar Aviation Services has today started a new contract operating two AW139 helicopters to expand operations for oil and gas exploration under the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority.  Weststar are providing the helicopters to Carigali Hess Operating Company and Carigali PTTEPI Operating Company Sdn Bhd. The contract is worth 370 million Malaysian Ringgit ($100M), and will see the pair of helicopters… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Apr-15

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Offshore workers could end up stranded under new helicopter rules

Offshore workers could end up stranded under new helicopter rules

OFFSHORE workers who fail to comply with new helicopter regulations could end up stranded, according to an offshore medical provider. See Full Story

Source: Evening Express, 01-Apr-15

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CHC appoints General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer

CHC appoints General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer

Hooman Yazhari started with CHC this week as general counsel and chief administrative officer. Mr. Yazhari is succeeding Michael O’Neill as general counsel. Mr. Yazhari has more than a decade of experience as an executive in the aviation sector, most recently as senior vice president and general counsel of International Lease Finance Corporation, one of… Read more »

Source: CHC, 19-Mar-15

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CHC promotes from within for new President of Heli-One

CHC promotes from within for new President of Heli-One

Anthony DiNota has been promoted to president of Heli-One, CHC’s helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) segment. For most of the past year he has been vice president, Commercial, for Heli-One. Mr. DiNota now oversees the entire organization of the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter MRO services, including MRO operations in Boundary Bay, British… Read more »

Source: CHC, 18-Mar-15

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H175 tours Mexico, the US and Brazil

H175 tours Mexico, the US and Brazil

The H175 has embarked upon a three-month demo-tour in Mexico, the United States and Brazil following its appearance at the Heli-Expo 2015 industry show in Orlando, Florida, earlier this month.

Source: Airbus, 18-Mar-15

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CHC Group Reports FY2015 Q3 Results

CHC Group Reports FY2015 Q3 Results

CHC Group (NYSE:HELI), the parent company of CHC Helicopter, reported revenue of $415 million and a net loss of $465 million for its fiscal-2015 third quarter, which ended Jan. 31. Revenue declined 9 percent, largely driven by the impact of currency. Excluding the impact of currency, revenue declined about 2 percent. The company had an… Read more »

Source: CHC, 17-Mar-15

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Attourney announces investigation of CHC Group

Attourney announces investigation of CHC Group

Scott+Scott, Attorneys at Law, LLP (“Scott+Scott”), a national shareholder and consumer rights litigation firm, announces the commencement of an investigation into CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI) (“CHC Group”) related to potential violations of federal securities laws. If you are a CHC Group shareholder, you are encouraged to contact Scott+Scott for additional information. CHC Group (NYSE:HELI) is… Read more »

Source: Scott Scott, 17-Mar-15

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Four Bell 412EPs Delivered to Heliservicio Campeche

Four Bell 412EPs Delivered to Heliservicio Campeche

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced the final delivery of four Bell 412EPs to Heliservicio Campeche to support their oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico. “Heliservicio has been an operator of the Bell 412 for nearly 25 years, so we know it has the superior performance capabilities that fit… Read more »

Source: Bell, 17-Mar-15

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Oil & Gas UK Appoints New Chief Executive

Oil & Gas UK Appoints New Chief Executive

The Board of Oil & Gas UK, the leading trade association for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Deirdre Michie as the organisation’s new Chief Executive, following a comprehensive search led by The Curzon Partnership. Deirdre Michie will take up her position from 1 May 2015, replacing… Read more »

Source: Oil & Gas UK, 08-Mar-15

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Airbus Helicopters announces updated release of its H225 Flight Crew Operating Manual

Airbus Helicopters announces updated release of its H225 Flight Crew Operating Manual

Airbus Helicopters has expanded on its initial Flight Crew Operating Manual (FCOM) for H225 (formerly EC225) aircraft in oil and gas missions – the first such source document produced by a rotorcraft manufacturer – and has announced the release of an updated version, now extended to include emergency procedures. Airbus Helicopters worked closely on the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Mar-15

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Widow sues helicopter company, alleging wrongful death

Widow sues helicopter company, alleging wrongful death

A woman has sued a Galveston County helicopter transport company in the death of her husband. See Full Story

Source: The Southeast Texas Record, 05-Mar-15

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Bristow increases H175 order to seventeen helicopters

Bristow increases H175 order to seventeen helicopters

Bristow Group today raised its total firm orders for Airbus Helicopters’ H175 to 17, and also signed a comprehensive support services agreement for its new seven-metric-ton-category rotorcraft. H175 is the new name of the twin-engine EC175. Airbus Helicopters announced at the Heli-Expo 2015 helicopter industry trade show in Orlando, Florida, the renaming of its products… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 04-Mar-15

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PHI’s AW139 Fleet Passes 25,000 Flight Hours Milestone

PHI’s AW139 Fleet Passes 25,000 Flight Hours Milestone

AgustaWestland announced today that PHI’s AW139 fleet has passed a key milestone of 25,000 flight hours. The important result was achieved by a fleet of ten helicopters performing offshore transportation missions in the Gulf of Mexico since 2011, with the PHI AW139 fleet leader aircraft having accrued more than 3,500 flight hours in less than… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 04-Mar-15

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Waypoint Signs Letter of Intent to Purchase 20 Bell 525’s Plus Options

Waypoint Signs Letter of Intent to Purchase 20 Bell 525’s Plus Options

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”) has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire 20 Bell 525 Relentless helicopters with options for additional aircraft. Waypoint plans to provide the Bell 525 Relentless to operators servicing a wide range of missions, including oil and gas, emergency… Read more »

Source: Bell, 03-Mar-15

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Heli-Expo caps a strong first quarter for LCI Helicopters

Heli-Expo caps a strong first quarter for LCI Helicopters

LCI Helicopters touches down at the 2015 HAI Heli-Expo with new lessee customer commitments and expansions of its helicopter fleet to meet sustained growth in demand. Further announcements are planned for this week in Orlando, with the company at HAI Stand 4604. In recent days, the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group has concluded… Read more »

Source: LCI, 03-Mar-15

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Era Group accepts First Baseline S-92

Era Group accepts First Baseline S-92

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced that Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) recently accepted delivery of a baseline S-92® helicopter. The announcement was made at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). In January of 2014, Era signed a multi-year contract for four S-92 helicopters, and today they accepted delivery of… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Mar-15

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Sikorsky S-76D Kicks off International Demo Tour

Sikorsky S-76D Kicks off International Demo Tour

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that an S-76D™ helicopter will embark on an international demonstration tour beginning next week in Southeast Asia. The announcement was made at Sikorsky’s booth at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The aircraft will conduct a series of… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Mar-15

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Sikorsky and Saab launch new North Sea S-92 Support Center

Sikorsky and Saab launch new North Sea S-92 Support Center

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that the defense and security company Saab has become a Sikorsky-authorized S-92® helicopter Customer Support Center. The Customer Support Center will operate out of Aircontact Aviation Maintenance AS facility in Stavanger, Norway, and will offer maintenance services for North Sea operators of S-92 helicopters. The announcement was made at the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Mar-15

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CHC’s AW139 Fleet Leader Passes 10,000 Flight Hours Milestone

CHC’s AW139 Fleet Leader Passes 10,000 Flight Hours Milestone

HeliHub.com copies the press release below from AgustaWestland as a courtesy.  Avid readers will know that we ran this story a week ago AgustaWestland announced today that CHC Helicopter’s AW139 fleet leader has set a major operational milestone by reaching 10,000 flight hours. This significant milestone was achieved by the aircraft in less than nine… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 03-Mar-15

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AW189 Certification Validated by the FAA

AW189 Certification Validated by the FAA

AgustaWestland today announced that the AW189 medium twin engine helicopter achieved FAA validation of its EASA certification, allowing deliveries and operations to begin shortly with customers in the United States. The vidation was received following US flight testing activities that took place in early 2015. The AW189 is ideal for long range and high capacity… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 03-Mar-15

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Era Group announces Record Date and Meeting Date for 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Era Group announces Record Date and Meeting Date for 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) (the “Company” or “Era Group”) today announced that its 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held at the Company’s principal executive offices located at 818 Town & Country Blvd., Suite 200, Houston, Texas 77024 on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. local time. The Company fixed April 27, 2015 as… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 02-Mar-15

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PHI announces Results for FY2014

PHI announces Results for FY2014

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Global Market: PHII (voting) PHIIK (non-voting)) today reported financial results for the year ended December 31, 2014. Consolidated operating revenues for the year ended December 31, 2014 decreased $20.2 million compared to the year ended December 31, 2013. Oil and Gas segment revenues increased $27.8 million primarily as a result of… Read more »

Source: PHI, 01-Mar-15

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Spectro| Jet-Care join HeliOffshore Organisation

Spectro| Jet-Care join HeliOffshore Organisation

Spectro®| Jet-Care®, the recognised leader in the provision of condition monitoring services to the aviation industry, is pleased to announce their Alliance membership of HeliOffshore, the global safety-focused organisation formed by major providers of offshore helicopter transportation. “Spectro |Jet-Care have been involved in providing vital analysis services to the offshore helicopter market for almost 40… Read more »

Source: MINT Turbines, 01-Mar-15

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New board members at Oil & Gas UK includes helicopter CEO

New board members at Oil & Gas UK includes helicopter CEO

Oil & Gas UK, the representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, today (26 February 2015) confirms the appointment of three member company representatives to its Board. Craig May, managing director of Chevron Upstream Europe Limited, is appointed to the Board as a representative of the operator community bringing experience gained in… Read more »

Source: Oil & Gas UK, 01-Mar-15

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Oil & Gas UK paints bleak picture for offshore industry

Oil & Gas UK paints bleak picture for offshore industry

Oil & Gas UK’s new report on offshore exploration, investment and production published today (24 February) provides striking evidence of how rising costs, taxes and inadequate regulation have taken their toll on the UK industry’s international competitiveness. The Activity Survey 2015 highlights the urgency with which measures are needed to secure new investment and address the collapse… Read more »

Source: Oil & Gas UK, 26-Feb-15

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First AW139 reaches milestone 10,000 airframe hours

First AW139 reaches milestone 10,000 airframe hours

AgustaWestland has marked the milestone event of the first AW139 to reach 10,000 airframe hours.  Serial 31041 was first registered to CHC in June 2006 and has remained on the same PH-SHL registration ever since.  This equates to just over 1,100 hours a year on average John Burcote – HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Feb-15

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​Bond Helicopters Australia Begins Service with the S-92

​Bond Helicopters Australia Begins Service with the S-92

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the delivery of two S-92® helicopters to Bond Helicopters Australia at the 2015 Avalon Airshow. Bond Helicopters Australia will operate a total of four S-92 helicopters, the first of its kind in this Australian fleet. Sikorsky will deliver the remaining two S-92 aircraft to Bond Helicopters Australia later this year…. Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 26-Feb-15

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How world oil prices are affecting helicopter demand

How world oil prices are affecting helicopter demand

The reaction to the price of oil dropping below $50 a barrel has been amazing in the helicopter industry. Financiers have had coronaries. Some are jumping out of first-story windows. There have been several articles printed that suggest that since the “hysteric lows”, oops, I mean, “historic lows” of the price per barrel of oil,… Read more »

Source: HeliValue$, 18-Feb-15

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Bristow ships second and third S92s to the Falklands for new contract

Bristow ships second and third S92s to the Falklands for new contract

On Monday 16th February, Bristow Helicopters ferried two Sikorsky S92 helicopters from their base at Aberdeen to Prestwick Airport southwest of Glasgow for shipment to the Falkland Islands.  The pair will join a third S92 already on the islands in the South Atlantic in support of oil/gas exploration work in the region – and the… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 17-Feb-15

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LCI places $125M order for AgustaWestland AW139, AW169 and AW189

LCI places $125M order for AgustaWestland AW139, AW169 and AW189

LCI, the aviation leasing arm of The Libra Group, has today committed to expand its helicopter fleet with firm orders for a further 11 AgustaWestland aircraft valued at US $125 million (€110 million). The new aircraft, which are converted from options held by the helicopter lessor, are made up of a mix of AW139, AW169… Read more »

Source: LCI, 13-Feb-15

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FlightSafety location in Louisiana becomes AgustaWestland Authorised Training Centre

FlightSafety location in Louisiana becomes AgustaWestland Authorised Training Centre

AgustaWestland announced today the approval of the FlightSafety International Learning Centre in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA as an AgustaWestland Authorised Training Centre. FlightSafety International has been providing AW139 Training since May, 2013. Courses for the popular AW139 intermediate helicopter delivered from the Learning Centre benefit from an AW139 Level D qualified Full Flight Simulator which features… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 13-Feb-15

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Era Group announces Q4 and FY2014 Earnings Release Call

Era Group announces Q4 and FY2014 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Inc. ERA, +0.36% (“Era”), a leading helicopter transport operator based in the United States, today announced it will release financial results for its fiscal year and fourth quarter 2014 after the market closes on Tuesday, March 10,2015. In connection with the release, Era has scheduled a conference call for Wednesday, March 11, 2015,… Read more »

Source: Era, 12-Feb-15

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Indian Government to divest stake in Pawan Hans

Indian Government to divest stake in Pawan Hans

Pawan Hans will see an ownership change by the end of 2016, as the Indian Government announces plans to divest its 51% stake in the operator. With a fleet of 46 helicopters, Pawan Hans is one of the largest operators in Asia. Investment bank SBI Capital Markets has been appointed to advise the government on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Feb-15

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Waypoint buys ten Bell 206L and 407 from RLC on leaseback

Waypoint buys ten Bell 206L and 407 from RLC on leaseback

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on a multi-aircraft agreement with RLC, the largest privately held helicopter operator in the Gulf of Mexico. The initial transaction includes the purchase and leaseback of 10 helicopters, including the Bell 407 and Bell 206L4, supporting near-shore… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 11-Feb-15

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Statoil plans unmanned offshore rigs with no helipads

Statoil plans unmanned offshore rigs with no helipads

The investment decision is expected next winter. Three various concept studies have been made for an unmanned wellhead platform. This platform has no living quarters, helicopter deck or lifeboats. “The alternative was to place the wells on the seabed, but the costs of subsea wells have been tripled during the last decade. We have therefore… Read more »

Source: Statoil, 11-Feb-15

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Bond Offshore Helicopters CEO quits for airline job

Bond Offshore Helicopters CEO quits for airline job

Just over two years since he was appointed as CEO of Bond Offshore Helicopters, Luke Farajallah has been announced as the new CEO of British airline Flybe effective from 1st April.  This sees a return to his roots, given Bond’s announcement in early November 2012 said he had experience with Spanish startup low-cost airline Volotea… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Feb-15

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CHC Group Sets Dates for Fiscal-2015 Q3 Earnings

CHC Group Sets Dates for Fiscal-2015 Q3 Earnings

CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE: HELI), the parent company of CHC Helicopter, plans to issue its earnings release for the fiscal-year 2015 third quarter, which ended Jan. 31, after market close on Monday, March 16. The following day, Tuesday, March 17, the company will hold its quarterly call for analysts at 8 a.m. (Eastern Time). The… Read more »

Source: CHC, 05-Feb-15

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CAA reports on progress to improve safety of offshore helicopter operations

CAA reports on progress to improve safety of offshore helicopter operations

Substantial progress has been made on measures to improve offshore helicopter safety but there is still more to do, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said today as it published a progress report on the recommendations and actions from its comprehensive review of offshore helicopter operations from February 2014. Safety improvements introduced since the CAA… Read more »

Source: CAA, 29-Jan-15

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Oil price not affecting Era and PHi at Houma

Oil price not affecting Era and PHi at Houma

In spite of the recent downturn in oil prices, officials said service expansions planned for the Houma-Terrebonne Airport should move forward as planned. See Full Story

Source: Dailycomet, 28-Jan-15

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Era Helicopters expands in Gulf of Mexico

Era Helicopters expands in Gulf of Mexico

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) today announced that it has secured contracts for three additional medium helicopters in the Gulf of Mexico. The helicopters, which include two Sikorsky S-76s and one AgustaWestland AW139, will be used to support drilling programs and various projects for three of the Company’s oil and gas partners. “Era’s proven ability… Read more »

Source: ERA, 15-Jan-15

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