17-May-2016 Source: HeliHub.com
Bristow Helicopters are today starting operations from Norwich using a Sikorsky S92. This is the first time the S92 has been used by any operator out of Norwich, one of two key bases for the southern sector of the North Sea and supporting offshore rigs involved in gas production.
The move has come around following the grounding of the Airbus EC225, of which Bristow have in recent months been operating two from the airport. These were, at least partly, covering for AgustaWestland AW189s while they had longer-term maintenance work completed at Aberdeen. The first AW189 was on maintenance from mid October 2015 to January 2016, and its return prompted the second AW189 to be ferried to Aberdeen not long after for the same tasks to be completed.
Three S92s of Bristow are due to arrive by ship into the UK on Thursday 19th following shipment from the Falkland Islands
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com