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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

Avincis orders two EC135T3s for UK EMS contracts

Avincis orders two EC135T3s for UK EMS contracts

The two latest-version aircraft will support Bond Air Services’ EMS operations in the UK. [Ed – as recently reported, one for Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance, and one for Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance] Airbus Helicopters is proud to build on its partnership with Avincis, a Babcock International Group company, with an order for… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-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

New Chief Executive appointed at Avincis

New Chief Executive appointed at Avincis

Avincis today announced that Bill Tame, Chief Executive of Babcock’s International Division, will additionally take the role of Chief Executive of Avincis with immediate effect. Bill takes over from James Drummond, who was brought in to oversee the creation of a single international group from two separate businesses, Bond Aviation and Grupo Inaer, which themselves… Read more »

Source: Avincis, 12-Sep-14

Cantabria renews emergency service contract with INAER

Cantabria renews emergency service contract with INAER

Babcock announces that INAER Spain (INAER), part of Avincis,  has been awarded a further four-year £5 million contract to provide helicopter transport for search and rescue operations and other civil defence missions by the local government of Cantabria, Spain. INAER will operate a 24 hour service from Santander Airport using Bell 412 helicopter. The helicopters… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 14-Aug-14

Babcock completes on the acquisition of Avincis

Babcock completes on the acquisition of Avincis

Babcock International Group PLC (“Babcock”), the UK’s leading engineering support services company, is today pleased to announce the completion of its acquisition of the Avincis Group (“Avincis”). Peter Rogers, Chief Executive of Babcock, said: “The acquisition of Avincis meets Babcock’s strategic objectives as it brings into the Babcock Group a market-leading business, delivering mission critical… Read more »

Source: Avincis, 19-May-14

Avincis Group lease two EC135s from AgustaWestland

Avincis Group lease two EC135s from AgustaWestland

A few weeks back, two Eurocopter EC135T2+ helicopters arrived in the UK at the end of a ferry flight from Azerbaijan. Previously operated by Silk Way Helicopter Services on EMS work from January 2012, the two had been replaced by new AgustaWestland AW139s and taken by the Anglo-Italian manufacturer in part-exchange. They have now been… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-May-14

All regulatory hurdles cleared for Avincis sale to Babcock

All regulatory hurdles cleared for Avincis sale to Babcock

Babcock International Group PLC (“Babcock”), the UK’s leading engineering support services company, announced today it has received approvals from the Spanish Council of the National Markets and Competition Commission and the Portuguese Competition Authority in respect of the acquisition of the Avincis Group. All conditions to completion of such acquisition have therefore been satisfied. Completion… Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 27-Apr-14

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Babcock International agrees price for Avincis

Babcock International agrees price for Avincis

Investindustrial Group (“Investindustrial”) and KKR today announce that Babcock International Group PLC (“Babcock”), the UK’s leading engineering support services company, has entered into an agreement with Investindustrial and KKR to acquire the entirety of the issued share capital of Avincis for an enterprise value of approximately €2.0 billion (the “Transaction”). The transaction brings together two… Read more »

Source: KKR, 27-Mar-14

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Avincis showcasing helicopter services at Heli-Expo

Avincis showcasing helicopter services at Heli-Expo

Avincis Group (Avincis), the world’s leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, will be present again at Heli-Expo 2014, the world’s largest international helicopter industry trade show that will take place at Anaheim (California) between the 24th and 27th of February. For Avincis, Heli-Expo offers the ability to nurture important strategic partnerships with… Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 26-Feb-14

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Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing buys two S92s for Bond Offshore Helicopters

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing buys two S92s for Bond Offshore Helicopters

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing, the helicopter leasing business of Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), announced today its first purchase and lease back transaction for Bond Offshore Helicopters, a subsidiary of the Avincis Group (Avincis), for two new Sikorsky S-92 helicopters to be configured for offshore oil-and-gas crew change operations.  The two S-92 helicopters will be… Read more »

Source: Macquarie, 25-Feb-14

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Avincis owners target £2 billion flotation

Avincis owners target £2 billion flotation

Avincis Group’s co-owner KKR and Italy’s Investindustrial are reportedly studying an IPO as a route to exiting their investment in the company after JV talks with engineering services group Babcock stalled   See full story

Source: Reuters, 25-Feb-14

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Pilots union calls for independent judicial inquiry into North Sea safety

Pilots union calls for independent judicial inquiry into North Sea safety

Pilots will call for an independent judicial inquiry into North Sea helicopter safety in evidence to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee this afternoon. Captain Colin Milne, the Chairman of BALPA’s Helicopter Affairs Committee, will give evidence to the Committee’s inquiry into helicopter safety at 1500 today, Monday, 27 January 2014 at the Committee’s… Read more »

Source: BALPA, 28-Jan-14

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INAER Spain renews Balearic EMS contract with Bell 412

INAER Spain renews Balearic EMS contract with Bell 412

INAER Spain (INAER), a leading provider of emergency aerial services and aircraft maintenance has been awarded the air ambulance contract for the Balearic Islands through public tender. The new contract will strengthen INAER’s partnership with IB-Salut, for whom it has provided aerial emergency services since 2000. The contract will last for two years with the… Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 22-Jan-14

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INAER wins four-year Madrid EMS contract with AW109 and Bell 412

INAER wins four-year Madrid EMS contract with AW109 and Bell 412

The Emergency Medical Service of Madrid, SUMMA 112, has awarded the air ambulance contract for Madrid to INAER Spain (INAER) through a public tender. The company will operate two medical helicopters under a four year contract with an option for a two year extension. The helicopters are an Agusta Westland 109 and a Bell 412EP,… Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 14-Jan-14

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INAER flies first upgraded Spanish Navy AB212

INAER flies first upgraded Spanish Navy AB212

The helicopter used as prototype in the AB212 Helicopter Life Extension Program of the Spanish Navy (PEVH-AB212) took to the air for its first test flight. This milestone caps off more than three years of concept development, led by the Spanish Navy, with the resulting project being awarded at the end of 2011 to the… Read more »

Source: Avincis, 20-Dec-13

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Avincis Group releases results overview for 2013 Q3

Avincis Group releases results overview for 2013 Q3

Avincis Mission Critical Services Group S.A.U (“Avincis”) (previously Prioris Aviation Spain S.A.U) today reported strong results for the third quarter of 2013, including improved margins, a growing order book and continuing efficiency gains.    [Editor note – This really is “selected highlights only”. We requested the full numbers, but Avincis declined to provide them] Financial Highlights  … Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 29-Nov-13

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Australian Helicopters appoints new Managing Director

Australian Helicopters appoints new Managing Director

One of Australia’s leading suppliers of mission-critical helicopter services, Australian Helicopters, has appointed respected industry veteran John Boag as its new Managing Director. Mr Boag will add the role with Australian Helicopters to his existing responsibilities at Bond Helicopters Australia, both of which are part of the Avincis Group (Avincis). CEO Avincis Northern Europe &… Read more »

Source: Australian Helicopters, 26-Nov-13

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Avincis Group confirms Joint Venture talks with Babcock International

Avincis Group confirms Joint Venture talks with Babcock International

HeliHub.com editor note – Below we reproduce the statements from Avincis and Babcock following the original article in the Sunday Times which HeliHub.com ran yesterday.  There is  a clear difference in these statements to the general media approach.  Both statements refer to “Joint Venture” while the press are saying Babcock is seeking to buy Avincis for… Read more »

Source: Avincis & Babcock, 25-Nov-13

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Babcock looks to take over Avincis in £1.5 Billion deal

Babcock looks to take over Avincis in £1.5 Billion deal

Engineering company Babcock International – who run Devonport and Rosyth military dockyards in the UK – is in advanced talks on a blockbuster £1.5bn takeover of Avincis Group.  See story 

Source: Sunday Times, 24-Nov-13

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Avincis Group sells INAER UK to management buy-out

Avincis Group sells INAER UK to management buy-out

INAER, part of the Avincis Group, has sold its UK helicopter maintenance and component overhaul business to a management buy-out.  Led by Managing Director Marc-Anton Corominas, the business will continue in its current form under the name Heliwork Services Ltd in the same premises at Thruxton Airport.  The Heliwork name brings the operation round in a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Oct-13

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North Sea operators join for their own safety review

North Sea operators join for their own safety review

Offshore helicopter operators Avincis Group, Bristow Group and CHC Helicopter announced today they have launched a review of safety practices that will deepen their commitment to share best practices and consistently operate at the highest possible level of safety. The three companies leading this effort will reach out to other helicopter operators to encourage them… Read more »

Source: Bond/Bristow/CHC, 27-Sep-13

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Avincis signs for one AW139 and two AW189s

Avincis signs for one AW139 and two AW189s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the signature of a contract for three aircraft from the AgustaWestland Family of new generation helicopters including one AW139 intermediate and two AW189 8 ton class twin engine helicopters. Furthermore contracts for two AW169 light intermediate helicopters out of a total of five preliminary agreements for the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 26-Sep-13

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Avincis buys three new EC225s

Avincis buys three new EC225s

Avincis Group (Avincis), the world’s leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, and Eurocopter today announced the purchase of three new EC225 helicopters. The helicopters will be used by Avincis’ subsidiary Bond Helicopters Australia (Bond) to service its multi-million dollar, five year contract with the PTTEP Australasia Group of Companies, part of Thailand’s… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 25-Sep-13

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Turbomeca and Avincis Group sign a Global Support Contract

Turbomeca and Avincis Group sign a Global Support Contract

During Helitech, Turbomeca (Safran) and Avincis Group are pleased to announce the signature of a global support contract that covers engines operated by Inaer, Bond Air Services, Bond Offshore Helicopters and Australian Helicopters. This agreement further enhances the strengthening relationship between Avincis and Turbomeca. This agreement includes the incorporation into Turbomeca’s Support By the Hour… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 25-Sep-13

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Avincis Group orders up to 20 Bell helicopters

Avincis Group orders up to 20 Bell helicopters

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today at Helitech International 2013 a signed agreement with Avincis Group for the sale of up to 20 helicopters comprised of the Bell 429, Bell412 and Bell 412EPI aircraft, largely for use in Life & Rescue operations. “We’re delighted to be able to further develop our… Read more »

Source: Bell, 24-Sep-13

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UK Chancellor visits Bond HQ as part of government funding launch

UK Chancellor visits Bond HQ as part of government funding launch

The scheme is designed to create new private sector sources of lending for small and medium sized businesses, to fill the gap left by the reduction in bank lending. It has so far raised £5 of lending for every £1 of taxpayers’ money. Six new lending funds have been created by the scheme and are… Read more »

Source: UK Treasury, 13-Sep-13

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Avincis closes Australian Helicopters base at Gladstone

Avincis closes Australian Helicopters base at Gladstone

Australian Helicopters, has closed its base at Gladstone after losing a contract with Heron Island Resort, leaving Gladstone Helicopters with a monopoly of the market – see full story

Source: Gladstone Observer, 24-Jun-13

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Avincis responds to losing UK SAR contract

Avincis responds to losing UK SAR contract

Avincis CEO James Drummond said: “We are pleased that Secretary of State has noted the very high quality and credibility of our bid, which drew on our global and UK expertise in providing helicopter emergency services.  Of course we are disappointed, but Bond has had  fantastic success in winning new business this year.  I’m very… Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 27-Mar-13

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Avincis and Eurocopter sign global framework agreement, including ten EC145T2

Avincis and Eurocopter sign global framework agreement, including ten EC145T2

Avincis Group (Avincis), the world’s leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, and Eurocopter today announced a global framework agreement, including the acquisition of 10 new EC145 T2 helicopters for emergency medical service (EMS) work. Announced at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, the agreement covers aftermarket support and training, as well as the purchase… Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 13-Mar-13

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Avincis and Eurocopter sign a global framework agreement

Avincis and Eurocopter sign a global framework agreement

Avincis Group (Avincis), the world’s leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, and Eurocopter today announced a global framework agreement that includes the acquisition of 10 new EC145 T2 helicopters for emergency medical service (EMS) work. Announced at the Heli-Expo industry trade show in Las Vegas, the agreement covers aftermarket support and training,… Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 09-Mar-13

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Avincis and Turbomeca sign global agreement

Avincis and Turbomeca sign global agreement

Avincis Group (Avincis), the world’s leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, has signed an agreement with Turbomeca (Safran) for support of approximately 180 helicopter engines operated by Avincis’ operating subsidiaries around the world. Announced at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, the Memorandum of Understanding extends the provision of Turbomeca’s Support By the Hour… Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 06-Mar-13

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Avincis appoints CEO Latin America

Avincis appoints CEO Latin America

Avincis Group (Avincis), the world’s leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Kümmerlin as Regional CEO Latin America, with immediate effect. Based in Santiago, Chile, Ian will be responsible for further developing Avincis’ business in the region, which includes subsidiaries Inaer Chile and Inaer Peru… Read more »

Source: Avincis, 04-Mar-13

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Bond Offshore Helicopters confirm fleet repaint

Bond Offshore Helicopters confirm fleet repaint

Bond Offshore will be changing the livery of its helicopters to dark blue to match the rest of the Avincis Group’s global offshore fleet, but the aircraft will still be branded with the Bond name.  This change is designed to allow Avincis to more efficiently direct resources to where they’re most needed, such as bringing… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Feb-13

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Bond/INAER parent company renames as Avincis; based in UK

Bond/INAER parent company renames as Avincis; based in UK

Avincis Mission Critical Services (Avincis Group) has established itself in the UK today as the world’s leading provider of mission critical aviation services. The Group’s mission is to save lives, protect the environment and provide safe transport for mission critical people and assets for public services and blue chip corporations.  Avincis’ operating companies deliver across… Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 16-Oct-12

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