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CHC Group Reports FY2016 Q1 Results

CHC Group Reports FY2016 Q1 Results

CHC Group (NYSE:HELI) reported fiscal 2016 first quarter (ended July 31, 2015) consolidated revenue of $376 million, a decline of 18 percent year-over-year driven by unfavorable currency translation effects and challenging operating conditions in the global oil sector. On a constant currency basis, revenue decreased 9 percent. The Company reported a net loss of $47… Read more »

Source: CHC, 09-Sep-15

Helibras opens new simulator training center

Helibras opens new simulator training center

Facilities at the modern Training and Simulation Centre (CTS) of Helibras were inaugurated on Friday (21/08) in Rio de Janeiro. The event was attended by Defence Minister Jaques Wagner, Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro Luiz Fernando Bigfoot, City Mayor Eduardo Paes and several civil and military authorities. Strategically located in Rio de Janeiro,… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 03-Sep-15

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Heli-One expands service range with Heli-One Total Solutions

Heli-One expands service range with Heli-One Total Solutions

Helicopter operators purchasing pre-owned aircraft will benefit from the extensive customization, engineering and maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services offered by Heli-One’s new aircraft sales business line, Heli-One Total Solutions. Heli-One is one of the world’s leading independent providers of helicopter MRO services and as such is uniquely positioned to provide customers with “Turn Key”… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 03-Sep-15

Bond Offshore Helicopters picks Heli-One to overhaul H225

Bond Offshore Helicopters picks Heli-One to overhaul H225

Stavanger, Norway -Heli-One, one of the world’s largest independent providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has been chosen as Bond Offshore Helicopters’ service partner for an H225G-REDR, 9,000 hour G check. The contract, to be serviced at Heli-One’s Stavanger facility in Norway, constitutes the first major H225 inspection in Bond Offshore Helicopter’s… Read more »

Source: Heli-one, 02-Sep-15

Airbus Helicopters H175 reaches 1,000 flight hours with NHV

Airbus Helicopters H175 reaches 1,000 flight hours with NHV

NHV Group has logged the first 1,000 flight hours with the H175, proving this super-medium-sized rotorcraft’s capabilities and reliability in highly demanding operations, especially the transportation of crews and supplies to off-shore oil and gas platforms – the primary mission for which it was designed. The 1,000 hours have been accumulated by NHV’s initial two… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 02-Sep-15

Whirly-Girls Award more Scholarships in 2016 than ever before

Whirly-Girls Award more Scholarships in 2016 than ever before

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund has announced an additional five scholarships to be awarded to women in the helicopter aviation industry.  The additional scholarships available are due to the commitment of the Bristow Group to support advancing the careers of the international organization’s members.  According to Colleen Chen, Whirly-Girl Vice President of Scholarships, the number of… Read more »

Source: Whirly-Girls, 02-Sep-15

Bristow to present at 2015 Barclays Energy – Power Conference

Bristow to present at 2015 Barclays Energy – Power Conference

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, today announced that the Company will be presenting at the Barclays CEO Energy – Power Conference to be held in New York City, September 8 – 10, 2015. Jonathan E. Baliff, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bristow Group,… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 02-Sep-15

CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre plans to become ATO

CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre plans to become ATO

The CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC), a joint venture of CAE and the Ministry of Finance of Brunei Darussalam, today announced that it plans to become an Approved Training Organization (ATO) according to the guidelines and procedures established by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The CAE Brunei MPTC will be adding a turnkey… Read more »

Source: CAE, 01-Sep-15

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01-Sep-15 C-GFCH Sikorsky S92 St Johns, Canada

Press report of Cougar Helicopters flight CGR151 outbound to a rig when it turned back to base as a result of an “intermittent fire warning,” the operator was quoted as saying.  Uneventful and safe landing back at St John’s, it’s departure point.  According to a company spokeswoman, Cougar Helicopters maintenance staff have since inspected the… Read more »

01-Sep-15

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01-Sep-15 Sikorsky S92 St John’s, Canada

while approximately 100 nm from St. John’s and en route to the GSF Grand Banks drilling rig, Cougar Flight CGR151 experienced an intermittent Fire Warning Light on the #2 engine. There were no secondary indications of fire

01-Sep-15

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HNZ announces new VP and CFO appointment

HNZ announces new VP and CFO appointment

HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ.A, HNZ.B) (the “Corporation”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, announced today the appointment of Matthew Wright as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Wright, formerly Manager of Investor Relations and Financial Analysis, has been with the Corporation since January 2014. Mr. Wright holds a Masters… Read more »

Source: HNZ Group, 28-Aug-15

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Unite union renews call for North Sea safety inquiry

Unite union renews call for North Sea safety inquiry

Ahead of the second anniversary of the Sumburgh offshore helicopter tragedy, Unite has called on the UK government to urgently revisit the recommendation of the previous parliament’s Transport Select Committee for a public inquiry into offshore helicopter safety. The death of four offshore workers when their helicopter ditched in the waters off the Sumburgh coast… Read more »

Source: Unite The Union, 27-Aug-15

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Long-Term Demand for Helicopters Evolves

Long-Term Demand for Helicopters Evolves

The recent decline in OIL PRICES has affected dozens of support industries that provide services used in producing oil and natural gas. See Full Story

Source: Cit, 27-Aug-15

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North Sea pilots consider strike action

North Sea pilots consider strike action

Over a third of helicopter pilots operating in the North Sea met last night in Aberdeen at a meeting convened by BALPA to hear an update on the negotiations over planned redundancies. The meeting was appalled to hear the employers’ approach to the redundancies, at the ruthless exploitation of the weak market by the oil… Read more »

Source: Balpa, 18-Aug-15

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CHC Group Sets Dates for FY2016 Q1 Results

CHC Group Sets Dates for FY2016 Q1 Results

CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI), the parent company of CHC Helicopter, plans to issue its release for the fiscal-year 2016 first quarter, which ended July 31, 2015 after MARKET close on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. The following day, Wednesday, September 9, 2015, the company will hold its quarterly results call at 8 a.m. (Eastern Time). The… Read more »

Source: CHC, 18-Aug-15

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Era group Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Era group Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA), a leading helicopter transport operator based in the United States, today announced that Andrew Puhala has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, Chief FINANCIAL Officer, effective September 14, 2015. Mr. Puhala (45) has an extensive background in senior financial leadership positions in the energy industry, most recently… Read more »

Source: ERA, 18-Aug-15

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Bristow Group Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Bristow Group Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, today announced it is combining its CFO group with its Mergers, Acquisitions and Integration group, and has appointed Don Miller as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Miller is replacing John Briscoe, who will be leaving… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 18-Aug-15

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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

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Lider does sale and leaseback on S92 with Waypoint Leasing

Lider does sale and leaseback on S92 with Waypoint Leasing

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent helicopter lessor, announced that it has closed its second transaction with Lider Taxi Aereo S/A (“Lider”), the leading provider of helicopter services to the Brazilian offshore energy industry. The transaction included the purchase and leaseback of a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter, which will operate in support of offshore… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 11-Aug-15

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Bristow Group Announces Quarterly Dividend

Bristow Group Announces Quarterly Dividend

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced today that its Board of Directors approved a quarterly dividend of $0.34 per share of common stock issued and outstanding at the close of business on September 1, 2015 (the “Record Date”). The dividend will be payable on… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 10-Aug-15

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Bristow Group Reports Results FY 2016 Q1 Ended June 30, 2015

Bristow Group Reports Results FY 2016 Q1 Ended June 30, 2015

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) today reported a net loss for the June 2015 quarter of $3.3 million, or $0.27 per diluted share on a GAAP basis, compared to net income of $44.1 million, or $1.23 per diluted share, in the same period in the prior year. Adjusted net income, which excludes special items and asset disposition effects, decreased 58% to $19.8 million, or $0.56 per diluted… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 10-Aug-15

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Era Group reports Q2 2015 Results

Era Group reports Q2 2015 Results

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) today reported net income of $11.3 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, for its second quarter ended June 30, 2015 (“current quarter”) on operating revenues of $70.7 million compared to net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 (“prior year quarter”) of $5.2 million, or $0.26 per diluted share,… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 10-Aug-15

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PHi Announces Results for Q2 Ended June 30, 2015

PHi Announces Results for Q2 Ended June 30, 2015

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Global Market: PHII (voting) PHIIK (non-voting)) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. Consolidated operating revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2015 were $198.5 million, compared to $212.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014, a decrease of $13.6 million. Oil and Gas… Read more »

Source: PHi, 10-Aug-15

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CHC targets 50 job cuts in Aberdeen

CHC targets 50 job cuts in Aberdeen

About 50 jobs at Aberdeen helicopter firm CHC are at risk.See Full Story

Source: BBC, 05-Aug-15

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Offshore Helicopter Leasing – an Existential Risk?

Offshore Helicopter Leasing – an Existential Risk?

The recent announcement by the Bristow Group that 130 jobs are at risk in the UK Sector of the North Sea is an ugly enough headline for an industry that, up until 12 months ago, couldn’t get enough pilots to fill helicopter cockpits around the world. But underlying that announcement, the structural effects on the… Read more »

Source: Nova Systems, 28-Jul-15

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NYSE warns CHC after share price dips below compliance level

NYSE warns CHC after share price dips below compliance level

CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE: HELI; the “Company”), the parent company of CHC Helicopter, today announced that on July 23, 2015, the Company was notified by the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) that the trading price of HELI is not in compliance with the NYSE’s continued listing standard that requires a minimum average closing price of… Read more »

Source: CHC, 27-Jul-15

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Statoil terminates Everett/Bristow AW139 contract in Tanzania

Statoil terminates Everett/Bristow AW139 contract in Tanzania

Statoil Tanzania AS, operator of Block 2 offshore Tanzania completed a successful exploration programme in May 2015 which also saw the departure of the drillship Discoverer America from Tanzania waters.   Since the start of the programme in February 2012, the company drilled 14 wells and made eight discoveries of approximately 22 trillion cubic feet of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Jul-15

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Russian oil company Rosneft orders ten AW189s

Russian oil company Rosneft orders ten AW189s

Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today it has signed a contract for the sale of ten AW189 commercial helicopters to RN-Aircraft, a subsidiary of the oil company Rosneft. The contract foresees that the new helicopters will be used for transportation purposes. Delivery of the aircraft is expected between 2015 and 2017. Moreover, as already set out in the… Read more »

Source: Agusta Westland, 21-Jul-15

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Former Dancopter pilots begin legal proceedings after job losses

Former Dancopter pilots begin legal proceedings after job losses

Nearly 30 people have been left without a job and without redundancy pay after their former employer DanCopter UK’s deal with Shell to transport workers to and from North Sea oil platforms was taken over by CHC Helicopter. See full story

Source: Eastern Daily Press, 21-Jul-15

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130 Bristow North Sea jobs at risk

130 Bristow North Sea jobs at risk

The Aberdeen-based company said it was continuing to be hit by a downturn in the North Sea oil and gas industry. See full story

Source: BBC News, 17-Jul-15

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Bristow to redeem 3.00% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2038

Bristow to redeem 3.00% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2038

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) (“Bristow”) today announced that it has called its 3.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2038 for redemption on August 14, 2015. The redemption price is equal to 100% of the principal amount thereof plus any accrued and unpaid interest up to, but excluding, the redemption date. The notes may be converted… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 14-Jul-15

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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30-Jun-15 St John’s, Canada

 helicopter en route to the West Hercules drilling rig returned to base due to a low oil pressure indication in one of its two engines. The incident occurred on Tuesday, June 30 when the helicopter was 20 km outside St. John’s. The helicopter returned to St. John’s without incident and the seven passengers on board… Read more »

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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Era Group Inc. Expands S-92® Helicopter Fleet Opens Super Base

Era Group Inc. Expands S-92® Helicopter Fleet Opens Super Base

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that Era Group Inc. continues to expand its S-92® helicopter fleet with acceptance of a second S-92 helicopter baseline delivery. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). In January 2014, Era signed a multi-year contract with Sikorsky for S-92 helicopters. Sikorsky and Era celebrated the first… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 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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30-Jun-15 Sikorsky S92 St John’s, Canada

Turned back to base due to low oil pressure warning.   The culprit of the oil leak, according to Statoil, was likely a wrong-sized O-ring installed during maintenance.

29-Jun-15

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28-Jun-15 N311RL Bell 407 Platform 127, US-Gulf of Mexico

“Blown off the side of the platform” during run-up on offshore rig. 1 minor injury

28-Jun-15

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26-Jun-15 Aberdeen, UK

Bristow aircraft returned to base after caution light illuminated – reportedly in error

26-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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08-Jun-15 N501PH Bell 407 Fresh Water City, US-Louisiana

Emergency landing in marsh area.  Boom damaged

08-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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28-May-15 Airbus EC225 North Sea, UK

Emergency landing at Aberdeen with 19 POB plus 2 crew after alarm sounded – later reported as false

28-May-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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13-May-15 Airbus H155 Norwich, UK

Near miss between two (Eurofighter) Typhoon jets and an EC155

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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04-May-15 Sikorsky S92 St John’s, Canada

While in the hover and conducting preflight checks, Cougar flight CGR181 experienced a #2 engine power loss. The aircraft was in a 10 foot hover when the incident occurred. With the remaining engine the aircraft landed safely without further incident. All 8 passengers were briefed by the two crew members onboard the helicopter as well… Read more »

04-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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