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Bristow announces FY16 Q3 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

Bristow announces FY16 Q3 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

22-Jan-2016Source: Bristow

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 third quarter ended December 31, 2015, after the market closes on Monday, February 8, 2016. In conjunction with the release, Bristow has scheduled a conference call, which... Read more

Bristow ranked top in Oilfield Customer Satisfaction Survey

Bristow ranked top in Oilfield Customer Satisfaction Survey

19-Jan-2016Source: Bristow

EnergyPoint Research ranked Bristow first in helicopter services in the oilfield services segment in its 2015 Oilfield Products & Services Customer Satisfaction Survey, citing the companies best positioned for the difficult year ahead. “To a large extent, this year’s survey results highlight winning suppliers’ abilities to manage on behalf of customers even in times of... Read more

Bristow launches jet service between Lagos and Port Harcourt

Bristow launches jet service between Lagos and Port Harcourt

19-Jan-2016Source: Bristow

Bristow Africa’s new jet charter service between Lagos and Port Harcourt has grown steadily since its launch in November 2015, with passengers praising the reliability, convenience and comfort of the new flights. Regular clients include oil and gas, logistics, shipping and infrastructure development companies, and groups booking private VIP charter flights. “We’ve seen growing interest... Read more

Bristow takes aim at AOG issue with new initiative

Bristow takes aim at AOG issue with new initiative

16-Dec-2015Source: Bristow

Bristow plans to launch a new Global Service Center in January 2016 that will provide aircraft on the ground (AOG) management to both Bristow’s oil and gas and search and rescue (SAR) operations and coordinated support from the major airframe original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Maintenance of increasingly complex aircraft with advanced technologies requires innovative solutions... Read more

UK – Second SAR S92 arrives at Prestwick

UK – Second SAR S92 arrives at Prestwick

16-Dec-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Helicopters is all set for the opening of two more UK SAR bases, with the second Sikorsky S92 arriving at Prestwick on Sunday. This means that both Newquay and Prestwick have their compliment of aircraft – two S92s each at the present time – in preparation for live operations. The Sikorsky S92s at Prestwick... Read more

Bristow retires last AS332 Super Pumas

Bristow retires last AS332 Super Pumas

9-Dec-2015Source: Bristow

Bristow is retiring its last two Aerospatiale AS332 Super Puma aircraft — VH-BHY and VH-BHX — in December after many long years of dedicated service to the company. These retirements are part of Bristow’s ongoing fleet rationalization strategy. The company has been actively managing its fleet by renewing older aircraft with newer technology aircraft, while... Read more

Bristow CEO Emeritus to receive Living Legend award

Bristow CEO Emeritus to receive Living Legend award

8-Dec-2015Source: HeliHub.com

The Living Legends of Aviation have also announced that Bill Chiles – chief executive officer emeritus of Bristow Group – will receive the “Vertical Flight Hall of Fame Award” at their award ceremony at the Beverly Hilton in January. The award is presented by Bell Helicopter. Mr. Chiles graduated from the University of Texas at... Read more

Bristow introduces self-checkin in Norway

Bristow introduces self-checkin in Norway

26-Nov-2015Source: Bristow

Bristow introduced self check-in for passengers at Sola, Norway, on October 19, 2015, improving service for customers. The self check-in system works similar to the system at airports around the world. This new service allows passengers to check in via computer, cell phone or tablet. Upon arrival at the airport, customers then use their reference... Read more

Second Bristow S92 arrives at Newquay for UK SAR contract

Second Bristow S92 arrives at Newquay for UK SAR contract

24-Nov-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Local press has confirmed the arrival of the second Sikorsky S92 at Newquay, ready for the new SAR base to open under the operation of Bristow Helicopters. As the UK SAR provision transitions from a mixture of civil and military over to a single dedicated civil contract, so Bristow is opening up bases over a... Read more

Global Offshore Helicopters Outlook to 2020

Global Offshore Helicopters Outlook to 2020

12-Nov-2015Source: Research and Markets

(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c6rwkv/global_offshore) has announced the addition of the “Global Offshore Helicopters Outlook to 2020 – Market Analysis by Geography, Helicopter Class (Medium, Heavy, Light), Competitive Landscape, Key Company Information – Growth Trends and Forecasts” report to their offering. It is estimated that by 2050, world population will reach nine billion with most of the growth occurring... Read more

Bristow winchman recognised by the Queen

Bristow winchman recognised by the Queen

9-Nov-2015Source: Bristow

Bristow winchman Duncan Tripp has been recognized as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of his service to the Royal Air Force (RAF). Tripp served as winchman paramedic based at RAF Lossiemouth with 202 Squadron for 18 years before transitioning to Bristow’s UK SAR base at Inverness in April... Read more

Bristow announces quarterly dividend

Bristow announces quarterly dividend

6-Nov-2015Source: Bristow

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 December 1, 2015 (the “Record Date”). The dividend will be payable on... Read more

First Bristow SAR S92 arrives at Prestwick

First Bristow SAR S92 arrives at Prestwick

6-Nov-2015Source: Bristow

The first of two state of the art Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue helicopters has arrived at the new HM Coastguard base at Prestwick Airport, ready to begin operations in January 2016. The aircraft and the base are operated by Bristow Helicopters Ltd on behalf of HM Coastguard after the company was awarded the ten... Read more

Bristow UK cuts back on apprentice program

Bristow UK cuts back on apprentice program

5-Nov-2015Source: Energy Voice

Apprentices are the latest group to be affected by Bristow’s job cuts. See Full Story... Read more

New Helipad Improves Community Safety in Grimes County, Texas

New Helipad Improves Community Safety in Grimes County, Texas

27-Oct-2015Source: Bristow

Bristow joined members of the Whitehall Community Volunteer Fire Department at their annual barbecue fundraiser October 18, 2015, to mark the completion of a new medevac helipad to serve the residents of Grimes County, Texas. The helipad, which was built in part by a donation through Bristow Uplift in 2014, is the first-ever dedicated LifeFlight... Read more

Bristow starts first contract in South Korea with AW139

Bristow starts first contract in South Korea with AW139

27-Oct-2015Source: Bristow

After many months of hard work and coordination to overcome numerous obstacles, Bristow began its first-ever commercial flight for a contract at Busan, South Korea September 25, 2015, marking an important milestone for the Asia Pacific Region. The company will utilize an AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter, along with a back-up Sikorsky S-76C+ from local partner HeliKorea... Read more

Bristow SAR S92s arrive in Newquay in preparation for January start

Bristow SAR S92s arrive in Newquay in preparation for January start

22-Oct-2015Source: Bristow

The first of two state-of-the-art Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue helicopters has arrived at the new HM Coastguard base at Newquay Airport, ready to begin operations in January 2016. The aircraft and the base are operated by Bristow Helicopters Ltd on behalf of HM Coastguard after the company was awarded the ten year UK SAR... Read more

Bristow launches new hangar and offices in Falkland Islands

Bristow launches new hangar and offices in Falkland Islands

16-Oct-2015Source: Bristow

Bristow has added a new hangar and modular offices at Stanley Airport in the Falkland Islands to help improve operational efficiencies for oil and gas commercial services and search and rescue (SAR) support. The new BVE helicopter hangar facility was designed, manufactured and constructed by RUBB UK to house three Sikorsky S-92 helicopters. It measures... Read more

Bristow holds official launch ceremony for St Athan SAR base

Bristow holds official launch ceremony for St Athan SAR base

16-Oct-2015Source: Bristow

The launch of the St Athan civilian UK search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service was marked today (Thursday 15 October) in a ceremony held at the new SAR base at St Athan airfield. Bristow Helicopters Ltd is operating the search and rescue helicopter service for the UK on behalf of HM Coastguard. The UK limited... Read more

Bristow has busy first six months at Lydd SAR base

Bristow has busy first six months at Lydd SAR base

12-Oct-2015Source: Kentnews

Search and rescue group Bristow, which has recently opened a base at Lydd, says its first six months of operation have been busy. See Full Story... Read more

Royal Air Force bows out of UK SAR responsibility

Royal Air Force bows out of UK SAR responsibility

4-Oct-2015Source: HeliHub.com

The Royal Air Force bowed out from it’s Search And Rescue role in the UK on Sunday 4th October, as the last base stood down – RAF Chivenor, it confirmed on Twitter.  Although planned for 30 September, a last minute hitch meant that Bristow Helicopters were not able to start operations until Sunday, with their... Read more

Bristow to Present at Johnson Rice Energy Conference

Bristow to Present at Johnson Rice Energy Conference

24-Sep-2015Source: Bristow

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 Johnson Rice Energy Conference to be held in New Orleans, September 28 – 30, 2015. Jonathan E. Baliff, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bristow Group, and L. Don... Read more

Bristow to import four more SAR S92s in place of AW189s

Bristow to import four more SAR S92s in place of AW189s

23-Sep-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Helicopters in the UK continues to experience delays with the introduction of the AgustaWestland AW189, and has no plans to operate the type on the national Maritime and Coast Guard Agency contract until all of its issues are sorted. The contractual requirement is for 20 helicopters, two at each of ten bases, and the... Read more

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

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

14-Sep-2015Source: Oil And Gas

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

Bristow S92 responds to 100 callouts in first two months at Caernarfon

Bristow S92 responds to 100 callouts in first two months at Caernarfon

7-Sep-2015Source: Daily Post

A search and rescue base tackled 100 call outs in its first two months of operation. See Full Story... Read more

Bristow Helicopters Australia Implements ATMS from AQT Solutions

Bristow Helicopters Australia Implements ATMS from AQT Solutions

3-Sep-2015Source: AQT

Bristow Helicopters Australia (BHA), part of the global Bristow Group, has successfully implemented and gone live with AQT Solutions’ ATMS (Advanced Training Management System) that will manage the currency and training requirements for the BHA’s helicopter aircrew group. AQT Solutions is pleased to announce that Bristow Helicopters Australia Pty Ltd (BHA), part of the global... Read more

Whirly-Girls Award more Scholarships in 2016 than ever before

Whirly-Girls Award more Scholarships in 2016 than ever before

2-Sep-2015Source: Whirly-Girls

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

Bristow SAR base at Lydd goes fully live Friday 14th

Bristow SAR base at Lydd goes fully live Friday 14th

14-Aug-2015Source: Kent Online

A new Kent search and rescue base is set to leap into action tomorrow. See Full Story... Read more

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

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

10-Aug-2015Source: Bristow Group

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

Bristow SAR Framework Recognized with 2015 Green Apple Award

Bristow SAR Framework Recognized with 2015 Green Apple Award

6-Aug-2015Source: Bristow

Bristow search and rescue (SAR) framework was recognized as the Green Champion for Scotland in the 2015 Green Apple Awards. The award provides recognition for framework in which sustainability has played a key role and associated objectives have been exceeded. Balfour Beatty led the £40 million construction framework of seven new SAR facilities and refurbishment... Read more

Statoil terminates Everett/Bristow AW139 contract in Tanzania

Statoil terminates Everett/Bristow AW139 contract in Tanzania

22-Jul-2015Source: HeliHub.com

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

130 Bristow North Sea jobs at risk

130 Bristow North Sea jobs at risk

17-Jul-2015Source: BBC News

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... Read more

Bristow starts UK SAR operations from Caernarfon and Lydd

Bristow starts UK SAR operations from Caernarfon and Lydd

1-Jul-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Helicopters has moved to the next phase of the UK SAR contract, with operations starting today from Caernarfon and Lydd. Caernarfon sees two Sikorsky S92s – G-MCGJ and G-MCGK – and a new hangar built by Balfour Beatty added to the privatised SAR service today.  The base is in the north of Wales, and... Read more

26-Jun-15 Aberdeen, UK

26-Jun-15 Aberdeen, UK

26-Jun-2015

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

Sikorsky confirm HeliHub.com report on Bristow SAR S92 deliveries

Sikorsky confirm HeliHub.com report on Bristow SAR S92 deliveries

16-Jun-2015Source: Sikorsky

Today, 16th June, Sikorsky have put out the press release below.  It is worth noting that HeliHub.com reported these details on 20th May, almost four weeks ago – see here   Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has fulfilled its contract to deliver seven S-92® helicopters to Bristow Helicopters Ltd. for UK Search and Rescue. There are now... Read more

Bristow UK picks Danzer modular buildings for Lydd SAR base

Bristow UK picks Danzer modular buildings for Lydd SAR base

3-Jun-2015Source: AV Group

UK SAR provider Bristow Helicopters have entered into a substantial agreement with AV Group for a series of steel modular buildings that will provide exclusive accommodation and welfare facilities for its new helicopter search and rescue (SAR) team, operating out of Lydd Airport in Kent. The SAR operation due to launch in July 2015 from... Read more

Bristow UK holds topping out ceremony for new SAR hangar at Newquay

Bristow UK holds topping out ceremony for new SAR hangar at Newquay

22-May-2015Source: Bristow

A traditional topping off ceremony took place yesterday (Tuesday, 19 May 2015) to mark the ongoing construction of the new search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base at Newquay Cornwall Airport. The base will house two Sikorsky S92 helicopters operated by Bristow Helicopters Ltd, who are taking over delivery of helicopter SAR services throughout the UK... Read more

More AW189 questions as Bristow UK considers extra Coast Guard S92s

More AW189 questions as Bristow UK considers extra Coast Guard S92s

20-May-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Yesterday saw the Bristow UK SAR fleet of Sikorsky S92s reach the expected compliment of 11 – filling the plans for two allocated to each of five bases, and a further aircraft as a maintenance spare.  The eleventh aircraft G-MCGK was ferried Tuesday afternoon and evening from Southampton Docks via fuel stops at Southampton and... Read more

Airbox wins PANDA UK SAR contract

Airbox wins PANDA UK SAR contract

18-May-2015Source: Bristow

Airbox, the specialist navigation and mission system developer, has today confirmed that Bristow Helicopters Limited is to use Airbox PANDA to support its UK SAR operations and Gap SAR bases in Sumburgh and Stornoway. The company will provide its mission visualisation platform to all of Bristow Helicopter’s SAR aircraft and bases enabling efficient and safe... Read more

Billy Deacon SAR Memorial Trophy awarded for 2015

Billy Deacon SAR Memorial Trophy awarded for 2015

8-May-2015Source: Bristow

The Billy Deacon SAR Memorial Trophy will be presented at the Air League’s Annual Awards Ceremony at St James Palace, on Tuesday 05th May 2015 by HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh. Sponsored by Bristow Helicopters Ltd and Breitling UK, the Trophy has been established to further the memory of Mr Billy Deacon who was... Read more

How IT service management tools help Bristow Helicopters

How IT service management tools help Bristow Helicopters

30-Apr-2015Source: Computing

Flying through cloud: Helicopter firm Bristow says ServiceNow ITSM has elevated levels of service. See Full Story... Read more

Bristow announces FY2015Q4 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

Bristow announces FY2015Q4 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

24-Apr-2015Source: Bristow

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 2015 fourth quarter ended March 31, 2015, after the market closes on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.  In conjunction with the release, Bristow has scheduled a conference call, which... Read more

Bristow Group Names Government Portfolio Director

Bristow Group Names Government Portfolio Director

17-Apr-2015Source: Bristow

Bristow Group today announced that Carl Dixon has joined Bristow as Director, Government Portfolio. Dixon will lead Bristow’s activity to build its global search and rescue (SAR) business, engaging with governments and public sector institutions around the world. Dixon has a military background; as Air-Vice Marshal, he served as Commander of the UK Joint Helicopter... Read more

North Sea – Shell to quit Scatsa airport and consolidate on Aberdeen

North Sea – Shell to quit Scatsa airport and consolidate on Aberdeen

17-Apr-2015Source: Shetland News

SHETLAND MSP Tavish Scott has called on Shell to explain its sudden change in safety policy after the oil company confirmed it is withdrawing from Scatsta airport later this year. See Full Story... Read more

Bristow Helicopters Australia Selects ATMS from AQT Solutions

Bristow Helicopters Australia Selects ATMS from AQT Solutions

6-Apr-2015Source: 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

01-Apr-15 G-CGUB Airbus EC225 North Sea, UK

01-Apr-15 G-CGUB Airbus EC225 North Sea, UK

1-Apr-2015

Aircraft turned back to Aberdeen before reaching destination.  7 POB.  Reported as a Cowling Open warning light... Read more

Inverness SAR Helicopter Service Launched

Inverness SAR Helicopter Service Launched

18-Mar-2015Source: Bristow

The launch of the Inverness civilian UK search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service was marked today (Tuesday 17 March) in a ceremony held at the new SAR base at Inverness Airport. Bristow Helicopters Ltd, a UK limited company, was awarded the ten year UK SAR contract by the Department for Transport in March 2013 and... Read more

Bristow to Present At Scotia Howard Weil Energy Conference

Bristow to Present At Scotia Howard Weil Energy Conference

17-Mar-2015Source: Bristow

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 Scotia Howard Weil 43rd Annual Energy Conference to be held in New Orleans on March 22 – 26, 2015. Jonathan E. Baliff, President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to... Read more

Rockwell Collins brings innovative avionics to Bristow Helicopters for U.K. search and rescue program

Rockwell Collins brings innovative avionics to Bristow Helicopters for U.K. search and rescue program

5-Mar-2015Source: Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins’ newest technologies for helicopters will be playing a key role in advancing search and rescue services being provided by Bristow Helicopters Ltd on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for the UK’s search and rescue (SAR) program, commencing in April. Rockwell Collins’ flight decks are featured on the new fleet of specially... Read more

Bristow increases H175 order to seventeen helicopters

Bristow increases H175 order to seventeen helicopters

4-Mar-2015Source: Airbus

Bristow Group today raised its total firm orders for Airbus Helicopters’ H175 to 17, and also signed a comprehensive support services agreement for its new seven-metric-ton-category rotorcraft. H175 is the new name of the twin-engine EC175. Airbus Helicopters announced at the Heli-Expo 2015 helicopter industry trade show in Orlando, Florida, the renaming of its products... Read more

Sikorsky and Bristow Embark on New Era of Search and Rescue

Sikorsky and Bristow Embark on New Era of Search and Rescue

4-Mar-2015Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today recognized Bristow Helicopters Ltd.’s upcoming launch of the U.K. search and rescue (SAR) contract and the company’s dedication to SAR over the past 40 years. The recognition ceremony was held at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show in Florida. Bristow Helicopters Ltd. is an affiliate of Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE:... Read more

AgustaWestland and Bristow Sign Exclusive AW609 Development Agreement

AgustaWestland and Bristow Sign Exclusive AW609 Development Agreement

3-Mar-2015Source: Bristow

AgustaWestland and Bristow announced today the signing of a platform development agreement for the AW609 TiltRotor programme. The announcement was made at Heli-Expo (Orlando, FL) on the occasion of the ‘on static’ public premiere of a real AW609 aircraft at the US exhibition, featuring a dedicated Bristow/Eastern Airways paint scheme. The development agreement envisages AgustaWestland... Read more

UK civilian SAR launched with ceremony

UK civilian SAR launched with ceremony

27-Feb-2015Source: Bristow

The launch of the civilian UK search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service was marked today (Thursday, February 26, 2015) in a ceremony held at the new SAR base at Humberside Airport. Bristow Helicopters Ltd, will operate the Search and Rescue Helicopter service for the UK on behalf of HM Coastguard. The UK limited company was... Read more

UK – Work starts on new Bristow SAR Base at Glasgow Prestwick

UK – Work starts on new Bristow SAR Base at Glasgow Prestwick

26-Feb-2015Source: Bristow

A ground-breaking ceremony on February 24, 2014, marked the start of construction of a new Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter base at Glasgow Prestwick Airport. The base will house two state-of-the-art helicopters operated by Bristow Helicopters Ltd, who will take over delivery of helicopter Search and Rescue services throughout the UK on behalf of the Maritime... Read more

UK – Bristow considering SAR from Lydd after Manston closure

UK – Bristow considering SAR from Lydd after Manston closure

20-Feb-2015Source: Thanet Gazette

Bristow were due to use Manston airport as a base for its south east SAR services, provided on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, from July 1 this year.  See full story... Read more

Bristow ships second and third S92s to the Falklands for new contract

Bristow ships second and third S92s to the Falklands for new contract

17-Feb-2015Source: Bristow Group

On Monday 16th February, Bristow Helicopters ferried two Sikorsky S92 helicopters from their base at Aberdeen to Prestwick Airport southwest of Glasgow for shipment to the Falkland Islands.  The pair will join a third S92 already on the islands in the South Atlantic in support of oil/gas exploration work in the region – and the... Read more

22-Jan-15 G-GALC Sikorsky S92 nr Sumburgh, UK

22-Jan-15 G-GALC Sikorsky S92 nr Sumburgh, UK

22-Jan-2015

Bristow flight BHL60A has declared an emergency just NE of Shetland and returned to Sumburgh.  Press article refers to an unspecified cockpit warning light.... Read more

Chivenor Sea King switchover delayed until October

Chivenor Sea King switchover delayed until October

16-Jan-2015Source: North Devon Gazette

The transfer of Chivenor’s search and rescue helicopter service to Wales has been postponed, the Gazette understands. See Full Story... Read more

UK – Wattisham issues closure date for Sea King SAR

UK – Wattisham issues closure date for Sea King SAR

15-Jan-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Once a fully operational RAF Station, Wattisham is now only home to a search and rescue helicopter unit, ‘B’ Flight of No 22 Squadron, equipped with 2 Sea king HAR3A helicopters. The final bell is now being prepared for this operation, as it has been announced the Sea Kings will cease operations on 1st July.... Read more

CEO Jonathan Baliff Talks About Bristow Group’s Future and Priorities

CEO Jonathan Baliff Talks About Bristow Group’s Future and Priorities

14-Jan-2015Source: Bristow

Aviation was always my first passion, and I had wanted to fly since I was 10 years old. I remember being obsessed with aviation in books and on TV. Like many kids at the time, I pursued my aviation interest by building balsa wood and then radio-controlled models. Joining the United States Air Force was... Read more

Bristow Achieves Target Zero the next Phase

Bristow Achieves Target Zero the next Phase

14-Jan-2015Source: Bristow

In the mid-2000s, Bristow confirmed safety as its primary core value, launched Target Zero as a company-wide framework and set a safety target for Bristow employees worldwide: Zero accidents. Zero harm to people. Zero harm to the environment. The goal was to encourage people to understand and believe in their hearts that an accident-free, injury-free... Read more

Bristow builds on a strong heritage for a brighter future in Europe

Bristow builds on a strong heritage for a brighter future in Europe

14-Jan-2015Source: Bristow

With more than 1,000 employees and 60 years of experience in offshore operations, Bristow’s Europe Business Unit (EBU) has earned a reputation for safety and service. In recent months, new people have arrived and processes are being put into place to meet anticipated growth in both the oil and gas and search and rescue (SAR)... Read more

Bristow Prepares for Start of UK SAR Contract

Bristow Prepares for Start of UK SAR Contract

14-Jan-2015Source: Bristow

UK SAR marks milestones as expansion proceeds on schedule. As Bristow Helicopters continues its preparations towards the go-live of the UK SAR contract on behalf of the UK’S Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), it has already scored significant achievements at its existing bases in Northern Scotland. Working under the Gap SAR contract with the MCA,... Read more

Ceremony Marks Construction Work On New SAR Base at St Athan

Ceremony Marks Construction Work On New SAR Base at St Athan

9-Dec-2014Source: Bristow

A ceremony was held yesterday (December 2, 2014) to mark construction of a new Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter base at St Athan Aerospace Business Park within the Enterprise Zone. The base will house two state-of-the-art SAR helicopters, operated by Bristow Helicopters Ltd, their crews and support team. It is due to become fully operational... Read more

Bristow first to deploy SAR applications using Iridium OpenPort

Bristow first to deploy SAR applications using Iridium OpenPort

3-Dec-2014Source: Bristow

Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) today announced Bristow Helicopters Limited will use Iridium OpenPort® broadband service via LiveAero, a Thales product, to enable high-speed connectivity on their Sikorsky S-92 helicopters for search and rescue applications. Iridium with LiveAero is the only mobile satellite network that has demonstrated the capability of providing reliable in-flight broadband connectivity on... Read more

Milestone finances 11 S92s and an AW189 for Bristow UK SAR fleet

Milestone finances 11 S92s and an AW189 for Bristow UK SAR fleet

12-Nov-2014Source: Milestone

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has closed seven of 12 helicopter leases to Bristow Helicopters Limited, an affiliate of the Bristow Group. The helicopters will be used for civilian search and rescue (SAR) services when Bristow Helicopters takes over delivery of UK SAR services on behalf of... Read more

Bristow Director panelist at International Aviation Women’s Association Conference

Bristow Director panelist at International Aviation Women’s Association Conference

6-Nov-2014Source: Bristow

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

Bristow’s Aircraft Acceptance Representatives Transforming Civil Helicopter Industry

Bristow’s Aircraft Acceptance Representatives Transforming Civil Helicopter Industry

6-Nov-2014Source: Bristow

Bristow is pioneering a new role in the civil helicopter industry by having aircraft acceptance representatives work directly out of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) facilities. Bristow’s Will Gearing in Europe and Jeff Ryhti in the U.S. work side by side with the OEMs on the aircraft delivery process, service, support and future aircraft design. By... Read more

Bristow Nigeria to spend N50 million on 20 cadet engineers

Bristow Nigeria to spend N50 million on 20 cadet engineers

4-Nov-2014Source: Bristow

As part of its contributions to the development of human resources in the aviation sector, Bristow Helicopter said it will spend over N50 million for the training of 20 cadet engineers at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology ( NCAT), in Zaria, Kaduna State. The 20 cadet engineers, according to the human resources manager of... Read more

Bristow ramp up SAR S92 fleet in readiness for national UK contract

Bristow ramp up SAR S92 fleet in readiness for national UK contract

29-Oct-2014Source: HeliHub.com

In March 2013 it was announced that Bristow Helicopters will take over as the single operator for SAR helicopters around the UK, with an operational fleet of 10 Sikorsky S92 and 10 AgustaWestland AW189 helicopters. In fact, their business model requires 11 of each type to help cover for maintenance. Bristow already have four S92s... Read more

Havelock Europa to provide Furniture Fittings and Equipment for new Bristow SAR bases

Havelock Europa to provide Furniture Fittings and Equipment for new Bristow SAR bases

23-Oct-2014Source: Havelock Europa

Balfour Beatty appointed Havelock Europa to provide a complete Furniture Fittings and Equipment (FF&E) solution for Bristow Helicopters’ new bases in Inverness, Humberside, Caernarfon and St Athan. Bristow Helicopters is the leading provider of Search and Rescue (SAR) services in the UK, with extensive experience in delivering large SAR projects, led by personnel with the... Read more

Bristow Helicopters, Sebbecly Care Partner on Breast Cancer Control

Bristow Helicopters, Sebbecly Care Partner on Breast Cancer Control

23-Oct-2014Source: Business World

Bristow Uplift, the charity arm of Bristow Helicopters weekend announced its partnership costing over N5 million with Sebbecly Cancer Care, a cancer care and support organisation, to check the mortality rate of breast cancer in Nigeria. See Full Story... Read more

Bristow Unveils First AW189 SAR Aircraft at Energy Ball

Bristow Unveils First AW189 SAR Aircraft at Energy Ball

8-Oct-2014Source: Bristow

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

26-Sep-14 G-CIGZ Sikorsky S92 Aberdeen, UK

26-Sep-14 G-CIGZ Sikorsky S92 Aberdeen, UK

26-Sep-2014

Emergency landing with 3 POB.  Declared emergency at 2.20pm and landed at airport safely 2.39pm... Read more

Get On Board for the First Flight of the Breakthrough AW189

Get On Board for the First Flight of the Breakthrough AW189

25-Sep-2014Source: Bristow

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

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