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Bond completes new hangar at Aberdeen

Bond completes new hangar at Aberdeen

Bond Offshore Helicopters said yesterday it had completed the construction of a new aircraft hangar at Aberdeen International Airport. See Full Story

Source: Energy Voice, 18-Sep-15

Bristow MD replaces Babcock/Bond CEO on Oil & Gas UK board

Bristow MD replaces Babcock/Bond CEO on Oil & Gas UK board

Oil & Gas UK, the representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, today (25 August) announces a number of appointments of member company representatives to its Board with immediate effect. Alan Corbett, managing director at Bristow Helicopters, will represent the aviation sector on the Board, replacing Richard Mintern of Babcock International Group…. Read more »

Source: Oil And Gas, 14-Sep-15

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Bond Unveils Unique Helicopter System For Live Wire Maintanance

Bond Unveils Unique Helicopter System For Live Wire Maintanance

A unique helicopter system that can ‘catch’ live high-voltage wires, allowing National Grid to carry out repairs and maintenance without affecting power supplies has been unveiled by Bond Helicopters Europe (Bond). The custom-built equipment, the only one of its kind in the country, allows National Grid technicians to safely carry out essential works on live… Read more »

Source: Bond, 16-Jul-14

Clutha lawyers call for UK public enquiry into helicopter safety

Clutha lawyers call for UK public enquiry into helicopter safety

Specialist aviation lawyers representing a growing number of victims of the Clutha tragedy in Glasgow have written to Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin, urging him to launch a public inquiry into commercial helicopter safety in the UK and review the laws that exempt helicopters from having to carry crucial black box equipment. In… Read more »

Source: Irwin Mitchell, 30-Jan-14

Glasgow EC135 crash: Admission of liability welcome ‘But more to be done’

Glasgow EC135 crash: Admission of liability welcome ‘But more to be done’

Specialist aviation lawyers acting for injured victims and families who lost loved ones in the Clutha helicopter tragedy in Glasgow in November have welcomed Bond Aviation Group’s admission of liability in relation to the incident, but warned much more needs to be done to improve helicopter safety. Irwin Mitchell’s Aviation Law team, ranked as one… Read more »

Source: Irwin Mitchell, 26-Jan-14

Lawyers send claim letter to Bond over Glasgow EC135 crash

Lawyers send claim letter to Bond over Glasgow EC135 crash

Specialist aviation lawyers representing persons injured and  bereaved as a result of the Clutha helicopter crash in Glasgow have formally launched their fight for justice in relation to the tragedy and outlined their hopes that the move will lead to increased efforts to review and improve flight safety. Irwin Mitchell’s Aviation Law team, which is… Read more »

Source: Irwin Mitchell, 13-Jan-14

EC225 grounding cost Bond £4.17M

EC225 grounding cost Bond £4.17M

The company notes in full-year accounts filed with Companies House, the grounding of the Eurocopter EC225’s “resulted in reduced flying activity and revenue and also additional non-recurring costs”.  See full story

Source: Business Insider, 03-Oct-13

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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Bond wins inaugural Moral Courage Safety Award

Bond wins inaugural Moral Courage Safety Award

Bond Aviation (Bond), the UK’s largest independent emergency and mission critical helicopter operator, is proud to announce that it has been awarded the inaugural Moral Courage Safety Award by the US Department of Transportation. The award was created to celebrate helicopter companies and crew who put safety first, even when that means taking the difficult… Read more »

Source: Bond Aviation, 19-Apr-13

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Sikorsky delivers first two of 16 S-92s to Bond Aviation Group

Sikorsky delivers first two of 16 S-92s to Bond Aviation Group

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today delivered the first two S-92® baseline helicopters to Bond Aviation Group, the first of 16 to be delivered under the largest one-time acquisition of S-92 aircraft ever received by Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Bond Aviation Group, a subsidiary company of the World Helicopter Group, a global leader in… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 09-Oct-12

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Bond Aviation Group appoints new CEO

Bond Aviation Group appoints new CEO

Bond issue a two-part announcement of people changes, here is part 1… The Bond Aviation Group announces the appointment of Richard Mintern to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Mintern comes with nearly 30 years’ experience leading different functions of international aviation businesses, most recently as Group COO of The Monarch Travel Group. Prior to… Read more »

Source: Bond Aviation Group, 28-May-12

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Bond EC225 ditching – AAIB report consistent with Bond analysis

Bond EC225 ditching – AAIB report consistent with Bond analysis

Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd., one of the UK’s leading providers of energy support services concur with the initial findings of the AAIB interim Service Bulletin S2/2012 issued which indicates component failure. The bulletin states that, “An initial visual inspection of the main gearbox has identified a 360° circumferential crack on the bevel gear vertical shaft,… Read more »

Source: Bond Aviation Group, 15-May-12

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Bond issue statement on North Sea ditching

Bond issue statement on North Sea ditching

Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd, one of the UK’s leading providers of energy support services reports that at 12.13h today an Eurocopter EC225 helicopter (registration G-REDW) outbound from Aberdeen going to the Ensco102 Maersk Resilient platform made a controlled descent 24 nautical miles off-shore. The Captain and Co-pilot made the controlled descent and landed on the… Read more »

Source: Bond Aviation Group, 11-May-12

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Bond Aviation Group suffers PR failure with new website

Bond Aviation Group suffers PR failure with new website

Bond Aviation Group has merged separate websites for each of its onshore and offshore operations into one Group website.  Gone are www.BondOffshoreHelicopters.com and www.BondAirServices.com – both replaced by www.BondAviationGroup.com While the intent to merge two websites into one is understandable, and the willingness to expand on the predecessor sites with a new “Media” section, the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Apr-12

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World Helicopters acquires Bond Aviation Group for €300m

World Helicopters acquires Bond Aviation Group for €300m

Bond Aviation Group becomes an integral part of World Helicopters, together with the Inaer Helicopter Company and Australian Helicopters. Creates the world leader in the emergency helicopter services industry. Creates a leading player in the international oil and gas helicopter services industry. World Helicopters will operate ca. 360 aircrafts (rotary and fixed wing). World Helicopters,… Read more »

Source: World Helicopters, 02-May-11

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Acquisition #1 – Bond Aviation Group sold to INAER’s private equity owners

Acquisition #1 – Bond Aviation Group sold to INAER’s private equity owners

Bond Aviation Group, the UK company encompassing the onshore operator Bond Air Service and its sister company Bond Offshore Helicopters, is set to be sold by Stephen and Peter Bond for a figure thought to be around £300 million (approx $480M).  The buyers are the two private equity groups that own Spanish operator INAER, which… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Mar-11

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Bond Aviation Group seeks investor to expand

Bond Aviation Group seeks investor to expand

Bond Aviation has hired advisers to look at strategic options for the business, said sources. The family-owned company is understood to be interested in selling 30 to 60% to expand

Source: Telegraph, 08-Nov-10

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Bond awarded EASA STC for TCAS II in Super Puma

Bond awarded EASA STC for TCAS II in Super Puma

Bond Aviation Group Ltd was awarded EASA STC (Supplement Type Certificate) approval for the installation of the Honeywell CAS 100 TCAS II system into the AS332 L2 Super Puma. That this programme was completed in less than six months is due, in part, to the superb support received from Honeywell and also from the EASA… Read more »

Source: Bond Aviation Group, 19-Oct-10

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UK: Bond Aviation launch £1m helicopter design department

UK: Bond Aviation launch £1m helicopter design department

Bond Aviation Group, Britain’s fastest growing privately owned helicopter service provider, has unveiled a new £1 million Design and Completions Department at its UK headquarters

Source: Stroud Life, 29-Jul-10

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