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India – Pawan Hans to start AW139 operations

India – Pawan Hans to start AW139 operations

Indian operator Pawan Hans has filed an advertisement this week seeking AgustaWestland AW139 pilots, despite not currently having any of the type in their fleet.  Indeed the job filing notes that they operate a fleet of 46 “MI-172, Bell 206L4, Bell 407, Dauphin 365N/N3, AS350B3 & Dhruv Helicopters”. So, while the advert does say “contract”… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jan-15

Happy Christmas from the HeliHub.com team

The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2015. This is the time of the year we celebrate the birth of Jesus, and we trust many of our readers will take time to consider what that means to the world, perhaps through attending a church… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Dec-14

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CD&R Completes Investment in CHC with third share purchase

CD&R Completes Investment in CHC with third share purchase

Funds affiliated with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC (CD&R) have completed the third stage of CD&R’s investment in CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI) through the purchase of convertible preferred shares in a private placement. Consistent with terms of an investment agreement that CHC and CD&R entered into on Aug. 21, CD&R has purchased an additional 100,000… Read more »

Source: CHC, 17-Dec-14

CHC adds to board of directors

CHC adds to board of directors

CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI), the parent company of CHC Helicopter, today announced that William G. Schrader was appointed to its board of directors on Friday (Dec. 12). An independent, Class II director, Mr. Schrader’s term is until the company’s 2015 annual general meeting of shareholders. He was also elected to serve on the board’s audit… Read more »

Source: CHC, 16-Dec-14

CHC may close North Denes HP after contract moves to Norwich

CHC may close North Denes HP after contract moves to Norwich

The future of Great Yarmouth’s heliport has been put in jeopardy with the news that a major contract is ending next year. See Full Story

Source: BBC, 15-Dec-14

Airbus hands over first two EC175s

Airbus hands over first two EC175s

A double-handover ceremony today marked Airbus Helicopters’ first deliveries of its new-generation EC175, with two of these 7-metric-ton category rotorcraft provided to NHV for oil and gas missions in the North Sea. The milestone EC175s will be utilized on core applications for which Airbus Helicopters developed this medium-sized rotorcraft: the airlift of crews and supplies… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 11-Dec-14

Vietnam Helicopter Corp orders two AW189s for offshore ops

Vietnam Helicopter Corp orders two AW189s for offshore ops

AgustaWestland announced today that Vietnam Helicopter Corporation (Vietnam Helicopters/VNH) has signed a contract for two AW189 super medium twin engine helicopters. These aircraft will perform medium/long range offshore transport operations. The first helicopter will be operated by VNH South by the end of 2015 while the second AW189 will be used by VNH North starting… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Dec-14

Gulf Helicopters Celebrates AW189 Entry into Service

Gulf Helicopters Celebrates AW189 Entry into Service

AgustaWestland announced today that Gulf Helicopters of Qatar celebrated the entry into service of its first batch of AW189 super medium helicopters during an official ceremony held on November 23rd in presence of national authorities and representatives from the industry. Four AW189s have now been delivered and entered service, with two aircraft supporting offshore oil… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Dec-14

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CHC reports 3% revenue growth, 14% Increase in Adjusted EBITDAR in FY2015Q2

CHC reports 3% revenue growth, 14% Increase in Adjusted EBITDAR in FY2015Q2

CHC reported revenue of $458 million for the quarter ended Oct. 31, up 3 percent. The company had a net loss of $177 million. Adjusted EBITDAR (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and helicopter lease and other costs), excluding special items, rose 14 percent to $125 million. All references to EBITDAR in this release represent… Read more »

Source: CHC, 10-Dec-14

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Caverton Helicopters adds ninth AW139

Caverton Helicopters adds ninth AW139

In recent days, Caverton Helicopters has added the ninth AW139 to their fleet, as part of its expansion plans to increase market share in the oil and gas offshore support business. in 2010, the company edged out long-established foreign operators to win a multi-year multi-million dollar contract from Shell involving six helicopters. A seventh helicopter… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Dec-14

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Bristow to present at Capital One Energy Conference

Bristow to present at Capital One Energy Conference

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, today announced that the Company will be attending the Capital One Securities 9th Annual Energy Conference to be held in New Orleans, December 10-11, 2014. Jeremy Akel, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and John Briscoe, Senior Vice… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 04-Dec-14

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HNZ Group Inc. declares monthly dividends

HNZ Group Inc. declares monthly dividends

HNZ Group Inc. (“HNZ”) (TSX: HNZ.A, HNZ.B) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared monthly dividends of $0.091875 per Common Share and Variable Voting Shares, payable on each of February 13, 2015, March 13, 2015 and April 15, 2015 to holders of record at the close of business January 30, 2015, February 27,… Read more »

Source: HNZ, 28-Nov-14

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HNZ hires offshore industry strategic advisor

HNZ hires offshore industry strategic advisor

HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ.A, HNZ.B) (the “Corporation”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, announces the addition of Ms. Christine Baird as Strategic Advisor effective immediately. Christine brings over 30 years of relevant experience to the business and will strengthen the Corporation’s international offshore oil and gas growth initiatives. Under her… Read more »

Source: HNZ, 28-Nov-14

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Chile – Ecocopter prepares for new ENAP offshore contract

Chile – Ecocopter prepares for new ENAP offshore contract

Chilean operator Ecocopter is preparing for a new contract with ENAP (Empresa Nacional del Petróleo), the national petroleum company, which starts on 1st December. The company has ferried two EC135s and an AS350B3 down south to Punta Arenas – the South American continent’s southerly-most town.  From here, the three will support offshore rigs in the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Nov-14

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CHC cancels rights issue as CD&R invests $100M more

CHC cancels rights issue as CD&R invests $100M more

CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE: HELI), the parent company of CHC Helicopter, today announced that it has cancelled a rights offering of preferred shares in the company that had been made to existing shareholders. Completion of the rights offering to holders of CHC’s ordinary shares was dependent upon receiving at least $50 million in total demand… Read more »

Source: CHC, 27-Nov-14

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Era Group to present at Cowen Energy Conference

Era Group to present at Cowen Energy Conference

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) (“Era”), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, will present at the Cowen and Company Ultimate Energy Conference to be held in New York on December 2-3, 2014. Era’s Acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Chris Bradshaw, will present on Tuesday, December 2 at 3:35 p.m…. Read more »

Source: Era Group, 27-Nov-14

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Helideck Analytics acquires Helideck Certification Agency

Helideck Analytics acquires Helideck Certification Agency

Helideck Analytics Ltd. is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Helideck Certification Agency (HCA), the world’s recognised leading provider of inspection and certification services for offshore helidecks. HCA is based in Aberdeen, Scotland and has satellite offices in Norwich, England and Bergen, Norway. HCA is responsible for the inspection and certification of all helidecks… Read more »

Source: Helideck Analytics, 26-Nov-14

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Praesidian Capital Europe finances acquisition of Helideck Certification Agency

Praesidian Capital Europe finances acquisition of Helideck Certification Agency

Praesidian Capital Europe (“Praesidian”), which provides senior and subordinated debt along with growth capital predominantly to UK companies, announced today that it has provided first lien debt to support the acquisition of Helideck Certification Agency Limited (“HCA”) by a group of private investors. Headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, HCA is the leading provider of inspection and… Read more »

Source: Praesidian, 26-Nov-14

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Bristow To Present At The Cowen 4th Annual Ultimate Energy Conference

Bristow To Present At The Cowen 4th Annual Ultimate Energy Conference

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, today announced that the Company will be attending the Cowen 4th AnnualUltimate Energy Conference to be held in New York, December 2-3, 2014. John Briscoe, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is scheduled to present on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 8:10 a.m. Central Standard Time (9:10… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 26-Nov-14

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North Sea – Ekofisk rig helipad audit identifies issues

North Sea – Ekofisk rig helipad audit identifies issues

The audit was performed with assistance from the Civil Aviation Authority Norway (CAA Norway). Objective The objective of this audit was to review and evaluate the company’s management of emergency preparedness and helicopter operation at Ekofisk 2/4-L. We requested a presentation of the processes that COPSAS has established to ensure that prerequisites, limitations and recommendations… Read more »

Source: PSA, 17-Nov-14

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CD&R Completes Second Stage of CHC Group Investment

CD&R Completes Second Stage of CHC Group Investment

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC (CD&R) today completed the second stage of a private-placement investment in CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE: HELI), purchasing 384,000 convertible preferred shares for a price of $384 million. The transaction was consistent with terms of an investment agreement that CHC and CD&R entered into on Aug. 21. As part of the… Read more »

Source: CHC, 14-Nov-14

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COHC accepts delivery of its first Sikorsky S-92

COHC accepts delivery of its first Sikorsky S-92

Sikorsky today announced China’s CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company (COHC) has accepted delivery of its first S-92® helicopter. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced the delivery at Airshow China in Zhuhai, China. In June of 2013, COHC and Sikorsky signed for two S-92 helicopters to be used for offshore oil and gas… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Nov-14

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Pawan Hans to be Stock Exchange listed in 2015

Pawan Hans to be Stock Exchange listed in 2015

State-owned Airports Authority of India (AAI) and national helicopter company Pawan Hans will be listed on the stock exchanges early next year. See Full Story

Source: Yahoo Finance, 11-Nov-14

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PHI reports results for 2014 Q3 Ended September 30th

PHI reports results for 2014 Q3 Ended September 30th

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Global Market: PHII (voting) PHIIK (non-voting)) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014. Consolidated operating revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2014 were $216.3 million, compared to $200.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013, an increase of $15.5 million. Oil and Gas… Read more »

Source: PHi, 10-Nov-14

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Bristow Group Reports Results for 2015 Q2

Bristow Group Reports Results for 2015 Q2

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) today reported GAAP net income for the September 2014 quarter of $26.1 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, compared to net income of $110.6 million, or $3.01 per diluted share, in the same period a year ago. Adjusted net income, which excludes special items and asset disposition effects, decreased 33% to $31.1 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, for the September 2014quarter, compared… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 10-Nov-14

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Indonesian offshore operators sign for three AW139s

Indonesian offshore operators sign for three AW139s

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that contracts for three AW139 intermediate twin helicopters were signed with various Indonesian operators. These aircraft which will be used to support the offshore oil and gas industry in Indonesia will be delivered in 2015 and 2016. The contracts add another customers in South East Asia for the bestselling AW139… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 09-Nov-14

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Colombia – Helistar buys two offshore AW139s

Colombia – Helistar buys two offshore AW139s

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Helistar de Aviacion of Colombia has signed a contract for two AW139 intermediate twin helicopters, marking the entrance of the type in the Latin American country and the first offshore AW139 in Spanish South America. These aircraft, whose delivery is expected in 2015, will be used to support the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 09-Nov-14

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Erickson signs oil support contract in Ecuador

Erickson signs oil support contract in Ecuador

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today that the Portland-based company has entered the Ecuadorian market by partnering with Avioandes S. A. and signed a contract with Agip Oil Ecuador. Based in Quito, the oil and gas provider is owned by parent company Eni SpA (BIT:ENI), an integrated energy company… Read more »

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CHC announces $100M rights offering

CHC announces $100M rights offering

CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI), the parent company of CHC Helicopter, today announced that it has commenced a rights offering for up to $100 million of convertible preferred shares. For each ordinary share of the company owned on the record date of Nov. 3, 2014, shareholders will receive at no charge a nontransferable right to purchase… Read more »

Source: CHC, 06-Nov-14

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Bristow Director panelist at International Aviation Women’s Association Conference

Bristow Director panelist at International Aviation Women’s Association Conference

Bristow Fleet Management Director Nina Jonsson was a panelist at the International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA) 26th Annual Conference. Jonsson is one of the few women in the aviation industry globally with technical, operational and strategic responsibilities, and for this speaking engagement, leveraged her expertise gained from more than 25 years with the airlines and… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 06-Nov-14

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Waypoint Leasing acquires 31 CHC aircraft to surpass $1 Billion of assets

Waypoint Leasing acquires 31 CHC aircraft to surpass $1 Billion of assets

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has reached an agreement with First Reserve, the largest global private equity and infrastructure investment firm exclusively focused on energy, to acquire a portfolio of 31 in-demand, new technology aircraft. The portfolio includes 18 AgustaWestland AW139s, 11 Sikorsky S-92s and two Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 04-Nov-14

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Total E&P awards CHC long-term North Sea contract

Total E&P awards CHC long-term North Sea contract

Total E&P UK is extending a decades-long relationship with CHC Helicopter in the North Sea, awarding CHC a long-term helicopter transportation contract to support Total’s offshore operations across the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS). The contract calls for CHC to operate two Sikorsky S-92 and two Airbus EC225 helicopters on behalf of Total. The helicopters… Read more »

Source: CHC Helicopter, 28-Oct-14

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Oil & Gas UK comments on UK Government’s response to offshore helicopter safety report

Oil & Gas UK comments on UK Government’s response to offshore helicopter safety report

The Transport Select Committee published its report on offshore helicopter safety in July. Oil & Gas UK Chief Executive Malcolm Webb responded in a letter to the Committee report at the time. Today (October 27), the Government published its response to the Transport Select Committee Report alongside comments from Malcolm Webb’s letter. Oil & Gas… Read more »

Source: Oil Gas, 28-Oct-14

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Elilombarda win Black Sea offshore contract with two AW139s

Elilombarda win Black Sea offshore contract with two AW139s

Elilombarda have won a multiyear contract from a Russian Oil company to support an offshore installation in the Black Sea.  The company will operate two AW139s from Constanta in Romania. Unusually for an Italian operator, the aircraft concerned have both come from the US production line in Philadelphia.  I-VEGB (msn 41375) and I-VEGC (msn 41379)… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Oct-14

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Helicopter Operators Formally Launch HeliOffshore

Helicopter Operators Formally Launch HeliOffshore

Five major helicopter operators today officially announced a new industry association – HeliOffshore – for organisations with an interest in working together on safety in offshore helicopter transport. The new association was introduced at a launch event at its offices in London. Founded by five major helicopter operators, HeliOffshore will use cross-industry cooperation as a… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 21-Oct-14

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Heli-One Completes major mods for Waypoint Leasing on two S-76s

Heli-One Completes major mods for Waypoint Leasing on two S-76s

Helicopter leasing customers around the world rely on Waypoint Leasing to help them modernize, grow and manage their fleets. Waypoint, in turn, depends on Heli-One to skillfully and efficiently provide mission-ready helicopters that their customers demand. Heli-One is a segment of CHC Helicopter, the operating company of CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI). Waypoint recently chose Heli-One,… Read more »

Source: Heli-one, 17-Oct-14

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Bel Air takes delivery of first AW189 and signs for a third

Bel Air takes delivery of first AW189 and signs for a third

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Bel Air of Denmark has taken delivery of its first AW189 super medium helicopter during an official ceremony held at Helitech International today (Amsterdam, October 14th – 16th). The aircraft will be used for offshore oil and gas transport missions in the North Sea while a second helicopter will… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 16-Oct-14

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Bond to move Blackpool rig support flights to Warton

Bond to move Blackpool rig support flights to Warton

Bond have confirmed to HeliHub.com that they will be moving their rig support flights from Blackpool Airport to Warton.  This airfield, better known as the production line for Eurofighters for BAE Systems, is approximately 8 miles to the south east. John Fyall from Bond said “To ensure continuity of services, Bond Offshore Helicopters is transferring… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Oct-14

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Milestone Aviation sold for $1.8 billion to GE Capital

Milestone Aviation sold for $1.8 billion to GE Capital

 GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the aircraft leasing unit of GE (NYSE: GE), today announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Milestone Aviation Group, the Dublin-based helicopter lessor, for $1.775 billion. “The Milestone acquisition is a great fit for GE – it combines GECAS’ global reach and 45+ years in leasing commercial jets with… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 13-Oct-14

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Nigeria: Bristow Helicopters Invests US$1M in Power

Nigeria: Bristow Helicopters Invests US$1M in Power

Offshore logistics and service provider, Bristow Helicopters, has said it is investing over $1million in a gas-to-power project, for its Logistics Base at the NAF Base, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. See Full Story

Source: All Africa, 10-Oct-14

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Abu Dhabi Aviation purchases full-flight Bell 412EP simulator

Abu Dhabi Aviation purchases full-flight Bell 412EP simulator

CAE today announced it has signed a series of civil aviation training solutions contracts worth more than C$200 million with airlines and aircraft operators in the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle-East. One of these orders is from Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA), the largest commercial helicopter operator in the Middle East, who has purchased a… Read more »

Source: CAE, 09-Oct-14

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New Chairman & Managing Director selected for Pawan Hans

New Chairman & Managing Director selected for Pawan Hans

India’s Public Enterprises Selection Board has reportedly picked BP Sharma, an executive director at AAI and the current director of Kolkata airport for the top job at Pawan Hans – under the title of Chairman & Managing Director.  The standard process is for Sharma’s name to be sent to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Oct-14

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Bristow Unveils First AW189 SAR Aircraft at Energy Ball

Bristow Unveils First AW189 SAR Aircraft at Energy Ball

Bristow’s Europe Business Unit (EBU) unveiled the first AW189 search and rescue aircraft at this year’s Energy Ball. Several pilots and engineers worked very hard over the weekend to ensure the aircraft’s presence at the event went well. Bristow and AgustaWestland were title sponsors of the event. The evening started with a private reception for… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 08-Oct-14

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Victims of Cougar 491 and 1985 Universal Helicopter Crashes Honoured

Victims of Cougar 491 and 1985 Universal Helicopter Crashes Honoured

A beacon of remembrance was lit at Quidi Vidi Lake yesterday as the Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, officially dedicated the Offshore Helicopter Accident Memorial. The memorial pays tribute to the victims of Cougar 491 and the 1985 Universal Helicopter crashes. “After centuries of making our living from the sea, our province… Read more »

Source: NFL, 08-Oct-14

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INAER wins two year AW139 offshore contract in Cyprus

INAER wins two year AW139 offshore contract in Cyprus

INAER Aviation Italia, a leading provider of offshore transportation, medical emergency and resuce services and fire-fighting, has recently been awarded a contract for the provision of off-shore transportation and medevac services by ENI Cyprus. The two helicopters will transport passengers engaged in the exploration project in Cyprus onto the vessel ‘Saipem 10.000’ which is equipped… Read more »

Source: Avincis, 08-Oct-14

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New rules for ‘larger’ workers on offshore helicopter flights

New rules for ‘larger’ workers on offshore helicopter flights

New rules are to be introduced on the size of oil workers travelling to and from offshore installations by helicopter. See Full Story

Source: BBC, 07-Oct-14

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Future of Helicopter Safety Outlined at Oil & Gas UK Breakfast Briefing

Future of Helicopter Safety Outlined at Oil & Gas UK Breakfast Briefing

The continuing steps being taken to improve further the safety of offshore helicopter flights will be outlined to the oil and gas sector on Thursday (October 2). Seven months after the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) published its ‘CAP1145’ report containing a series of actions and recommendations for helicopter safety, Oil & Gas UK is… Read more »

Source: Oil & Gas UK, 03-Oct-14

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VRR develops new AW139 cargo loading system

VRR develops new AW139 cargo loading system

VRR is developing, in close collaboration with AgustaWestland, a new Cabin Cargo Container and Restraint System for the AW139 helicopter. Not only is this new terrain for VRR but it’s also a new development in helicopters. Partnering a world-class helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland, the Anglo-Italian helicopter company, delivers unrivalled mission capability to military and commercial operators… Read more »

Source: VRR, 02-Oct-14

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Helicopter memorial unveiled in Newfoundland

Helicopter memorial unveiled in Newfoundland

There was no real reason for the family members of those named to wait before laying their flowers. So they didn’t. They had long ago waited enough — for news, for remains, for investigations and reports. See full story

Source: The Telegram, 02-Oct-14

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CHI Aviation awarded Gulf of Mexico S92 contract

CHI Aviation awarded Gulf of Mexico S92 contract

CHI Aviation has won a five-year contract to provide search and rescue services, and helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) using a Sikorsky S-92 for a major oil and gas producer in the Gulf of Mexico. See Full Story

Source: offshore, 02-Oct-14

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UK – Bond prepares for threatened closure of Blackpool base

UK – Bond prepares for threatened closure of Blackpool base

British operator Bond has been supporting gas rigs on the Irish Sea since at least 1978 when they took delivery of an initial pair of SA365C Dauphins.  In reality very little has changed over the years apart from a short term change of operator – Bond still fly Dauphins from Blackpool, but these days they… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Oct-14

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Sikorsky S-92 marks 10 years of service

Sikorsky S-92 marks 10 years of service

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that September marks the 10-year anniversary of delivery of the first production S-92® helicopter. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). “On behalf of Sikorsky, I would like to congratulate and thank all of our customers, suppliers and employees upon reaching this milestone,” said Carey Bond,… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 29-Sep-14

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Get On Board for the First Flight of the Breakthrough AW189

Get On Board for the First Flight of the Breakthrough AW189

When clients said they wanted more versatility and affordability in the helicopters they use for offshore oil and gas activities, Bristow listened. We worked closely with AgustaWestland throughout the development of the AW189, and the end result is a superb aircraft built to the most advanced technical specifications and state-of-the-art safety technology. As the launch… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 25-Sep-14

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Bristow To Present At The Johnson Rice Energy Conference

Bristow To Present At The Johnson Rice Energy Conference

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, today announced that the Company will be attending the Johnson Rice Energy Conference to be held in New Orleans, September 29 – October 1, 2014. Jonathan Baliff, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bristow Group, and John Briscoe, Senior… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 17-Sep-14

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CHC to Host 2015 Q1 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast Live on Tuesday

CHC to Host 2015 Q1 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast Live on Tuesday

CHC Group Ltd. HELI, -1.89% the parent company of CHC Helicopter, will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss the results of the first quarter 2015, to be held Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 8:00 AM Eastern Time. To participate in this event, dial 877-407-0778 domestically, or 201-689-8565 internationally, approximately 5 to 10… Read more »

Source: CHC, 09-Sep-14

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Euro-Asia Air to be sold to a private investor

Euro-Asia Air to be sold to a private investor

Euro-Asia Air is set to be sold to a private investor in early 2015, President of the company Askar Dzhanzharkenov announced Friday.  See full story

Source: KazInform, 08-Sep-14

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Cougar offshore contract extended, new hangar planned

Cougar offshore contract extended, new hangar planned

Cougar Helicopter’s contract to fly workers to the offshore installations has been extended for at least another six years.  See full story

Source: CBC, 08-Sep-14

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CGX Energy contracts with Bristow Helicopters in Guyana

CGX Energy contracts with Bristow Helicopters in Guyana

CGX Energy Inc. today provided an operational update on its exploration assets in Guyana. CGX Energy is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the provision of helicopter services for use in the drilling of its first commitment well on its Corentyne Block scheduled to be spudded before October 31, 2015. … Read more »

Source: CGX, 19-Aug-14

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Era Group Inc. Announces Share Repurchase Authorization

Era Group Inc. Announces Share Repurchase Authorization

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) (“Era”) today announced that its Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $25 million in value of its common stock from time to time. The repurchase authorization permits the Company to make repurchases on a discretionary basis as determined by an Executive Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors,… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 15-Aug-14

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PHI reaches highest level of FAA Safety Management System

PHI reaches highest level of FAA Safety Management System

PHI, Inc. announced today that the company has achieved the highest level (Level 4) of the Federal Aviation Administration’s voluntary Safety Management System (SMS) pilot program. SMS is rapidly becoming a worldwide standard throughout the aviation industry and is recognized by the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and Civil… Read more »

Source: PHi, 14-Aug-14

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CHC sets dates for FY2015 Q1 Earnings, First Analyst Meeting

CHC sets dates for FY2015 Q1 Earnings, First Analyst Meeting

CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI), the parent company of CHC Helicopter, plans to issue its earnings release for the fiscal-year 2015 first quarter, which ended July 31, after market close on Monday, Sept. 8. The following day, Tuesday, Sept. 9, the company will hold its quarterly call for analysts at 8 a.m. (Eastern Time). The call… Read more »

Source: CHC, 14-Aug-14

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CHC to present at 2014 Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference

CHC to present at 2014 Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference

On Wednesday, Sept. 3, William Amelio, CHC president and chief executive officer, and Joan Hooper, the company’s chief financial officer, will present at the 2014 Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference. Mr. Amelio and Ms. Hooper will speak at 4:25 p.m. (Eastern Time) at the conference, which will take place at the Sheraton Times Square in New… Read more »

Source: CHC, 14-Aug-14

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Era Group CEO Sten Gustafson on FY2014 Q2 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Era Group CEO Sten Gustafson on FY2014 Q2 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Welcome everyone to the ERA Group Earnings Call. See Full Story

Source: Seeking Alpha, 13-Aug-14

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Era Group reports FY2014 Q2 Results

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) today reported net income for its second quarter ended June 30, 2014 of $5.2 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $86.6 million compared to net income of $5.1 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $74.2 million in the prior year second quarter. Excluding… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 13-Aug-14

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Bristow Group CEO Jonathan Baliff on FY2015 Q1 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Bristow Group CEO Jonathan Baliff on FY2015 Q1 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Welcome to the Bristow Group’s First Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call See Full Story

Source: Seeking Alpha, 13-Aug-14

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Bristow Group Reports Financial Results For FY 2015 Q1 to June 30, 2014

Bristow Group Reports Financial Results For FY 2015 Q1 to June 30, 2014

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) today reported net income for the June 2014 quarter of $44.1 million, or $1.23 per diluted share on a GAAP basis, compared to net income of $26.9 million, or $0.74 per diluted share, in the same period a year ago. Adjusted net income, which excludes special items and asset disposition effects, increased 30% to $47.4 million, or $1.32 per diluted share, for… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 13-Aug-14

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Pawan Hans seeking new Chairman & Managing Director

Pawan Hans seeking new Chairman & Managing Director

The Public Enterprises Selection Board of the Indian Government has recently put out advertisements for the post of Chairman & Managing Director of the Government-owned operator Pawan Hans.  The current Chairman & Managing Director Anil Srivastava, who has 29 years experience in various Government roles, and has been in office just short of two and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Aug-14

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Heliconia Aero Solutions Takes Delivery Of Two AW139s

Heliconia Aero Solutions Takes Delivery Of Two AW139s

Heliconia Aero Solutions Takes Delivery Of TAgustaWestland and Heliconia Aero Solutionsare pleased to announce the delivery of two AW139 intermediate class twin-engine helicopters to perform offshore transport missions in Morocco. The first aircraft has already entered service while the second one will enter operational servicethis week.The contract signed by the customer also included options for… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 06-Aug-14

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Bristow reports results for FY2015 Q1 to June 30, 2014

Bristow reports results for FY2015 Q1 to June 30, 2014

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) today reported net income for the June 2014 quarter of$44.1 million, or $1.23 per diluted share on a GAAP basis, compared to net income of $26.9 million, or $0.74 per diluted share, in the same period a year ago. Adjusted net income, which excludes special items and asset disposition effects, increased 30% to $47.4 million, or $1.32 per diluted share, for… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 05-Aug-14

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OPITO makes Gulf of Mexico travel safer with new survival training standard

OPITO makes Gulf of Mexico travel safer with new survival training standard

With 2.3 million passengers travelling to work on offshore installations by helicopter in the Gulf of Mexico every year, OPITO is making sure every worker has the necessary training to get to work and return home safely every trip. The oil and gas industry’s training standards body has set new and higher standards for Tropical… Read more »

Source: OPITO, 01-Aug-14

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Gulf Helicopters take delivery of two AW189s

Gulf Helicopters take delivery of two AW189s

HeliHub can report that Gulf Helicopters are now flying at least two AW189s, although there has been no confirmation yet from manufacturer AgustaWestland regarding their delivery.  Observers have noted helicopters A7-GAA and A7-GAB flying from Doha in recent days.  It is not clear whether these flights are for revenue, training, local certification or experience building… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jul-14

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Super Puma co-pilot death preventable, says coroner

Super Puma co-pilot death preventable, says coroner

A helicopter crash which killed its co-pilot and 15 other men could have been prevented, an inquest has found.  See full story

Source: BBC, 28-Jul-14

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Bristow Certified to Fly AgustaWestland AW189

Bristow Certified to Fly AgustaWestland AW189

Bristow announced on 17th July that it has been certified to fly the much anticipated new generation AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter. Bristow is the launch customer for the aircraft which has now been fully certified by the UK Civil Aviation Authority. The company is due to commence flights with its first two new AW189 aircraft from… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 18-Jul-14

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Weststar accepts first AW189; Passes 50,000 hours on AW139 fleet

Weststar accepts first AW189; Passes 50,000 hours on AW139 fleet

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Weststar Aviation Services SdnBhd (WASSB) of Malaysia has taken delivery of the first of two AW189 super medium helicopters. Weststar will use its AW189s to perform long range offshore transport missions in Malaysia. The official handover ceremony was held today at the Farnborough International Air Show. The customer also… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Jul-14

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EASA and UK CAA approve world’s first Category A Emergency Breathing System

EASA and UK CAA approve world’s first Category A Emergency Breathing System

The world’s first Category A Emergency Breathing System (EBS), developed by the Survitec Group, has gained approval and certification by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This is the first major response to the government inquiry and report into helicopter safety, which followed a fatal crash in the waters… Read more »

Source: Survitec, 15-Jul-14

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