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Pratt & Whitney Canada signs FMP® Agreement with Bristow Helicopters

Pratt & Whitney Canada signs FMP® Agreement with Bristow Helicopters

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and Bristow Group, headquartered in Houston, Texas, have signed a long-term Fleet Management Program (FMP) agreement for the maintenance of PW210S engines installed on Bristow’s fleet of Sikorsky S-76D helicopters. Bristow Group is one of the leading providers of helicopter services for the worldwide offshore energy industry. P&WC’s FMP agreements… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 03-Mar-14

GE signs first CT7 engine service agreement for AW189

GE signs first CT7 engine service agreement for AW189

GE Aviation and Bristow Group signed the first engine service agreement for the CT7-2E1 turboshaft engine powering the new, twin-engine AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter. This agreement expands the companies’ long-standing partnership by adding new AW189 helicopters to Bristow’s global fleet of Maintenance Cost Per Hour (MCPH) engines. “We’re pleased to sign the first service agreement for… Read more »

Source: GE Aviation, 27-Feb-14

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Amur HFS buys entire Bristow fleet of 28 LongRanger IVs

Amur HFS buys entire Bristow fleet of 28 LongRanger IVs

Amur Helicopter Financial Services (Amur HFS) is pleased to announce that the company has entered into an agreement to complete a major fleet transaction with Bristow Group Inc. The transaction involves purchasing the entire Bristow fleet of twenty-eight (28) Bell 206-L4 helicopters. As part of completing this transaction, Amur HFS provided short-term operating leases to Bristow… Read more »

Source: Amur HFS, 26-Feb-14

Microturbo and Bristow sign first Support By the Hour agreement for AW189 APU

Microturbo and Bristow sign first Support By the Hour agreement for AW189 APU

Microturbo (subsidiary of Safran) and Bristow Group are pleased to announce the signature of the first Support By the Hour (SBH®) agreement for the Microturbo e-APU60 on the AW189 helicopter. Supporting 11 search and rescue aircraft and 6 operating in the Oil & Gas sector, this contract is the first of its kind in support… Read more »

Source: Microturbo, 24-Feb-14

Bristow Helicopters responds to CAA statement

Bristow Helicopters responds to CAA statement

Bristow Helicopters Ltd welcomes today’s report issued by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Offshore Helicopter Safety. Bristow is renowned for its Target Zero safety philosophy and we always support initiatives which enhance the safety of offshore oil and gas operations. In the meantime we are closely examining the recommendations made by the CAA… Read more »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 20-Feb-14

DLA Piper advises Bristow Helicopters on acquisition of Eastern Airways stake

DLA Piper advises Bristow Helicopters on acquisition of Eastern Airways stake

DLA Piper has advised Bristow Helicopters Limited (Bristow Helicopters) on its acquisition of a 60% interest in the privately owned Eastern Airways International Limited. Eastern Airways will continue to operate as normal and under its own brand, led by the current management team. Bristow is the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore… Read more »

Source: DLA Piper, 11-Feb-14

EASA certifies the AgustaWestland AW189

EASA certifies the AgustaWestland AW189

Late last week, the AgustaWestland AW189 was certified by EASA.  First deliveries are expected shortly, perhaps as early as this week with Bristow Helicopters expecting the first at their Norwich base for operations on oil rig support in the southern North Sea.  Their helicopter – photographed below – is serial 49007 and is seen here… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Feb-14

Bristow return two SAR S61s to UK at end of Dutch contract

Bristow return two SAR S61s to UK at end of Dutch contract

Bristow Helicopters have now ferried both of their Sikorsky S61s back to the UK at the end of their SAR contract in the Netherlands. Earlier this year we reported that Belgian operator NHV had won the North Sea offshore SAR contract from Bristow and will operatetwo AS365N Dauphin helicopters from Den Helder Airport. Bristow ferried one… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Feb-14

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Bristow Helicopters Invests in Eastern Airways

Bristow Helicopters Invests in Eastern Airways

Bristow Helicopters Ltd has made a strategic investment acquiring a 60 percent interest in Eastern Airways International Ltd. Eastern Airways will continue to operate as normal, independently from Bristow, and under its own brand led by the current management team. This formalised agreement builds on a strong relationship between Bristow and Eastern Airways that dates… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 07-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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Bristow adds four S92s – two in Australia and two in UK

Bristow adds four S92s – two in Australia and two in UK

Bristow Australia has recently registered two new Sikorsky S92 helicopters on the local VH- aircraft register.  VH-ZUO is the 203rd off the production line, while sister aircraft VH-ZUQ is the 205th.  Both were officially registered on 23rd December, and are leased from VIH Group – the parent company of Cougar Helicopters in which Bristow have… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Jan-14

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First S-76D delivered – to Bristow Helicopters

First S-76D delivered – to Bristow Helicopters

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that it delivered its first fully configured S-76D™ helicopter, the latest in the long and highly successful Sikorsky S-76® commercial aircraft family, to the Bristow Group Inc. in December. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The delivery follows an announcement in March 2013 that Bristow would acquire up to… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 06-Jan-14

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UK – Norwich Airport offshore operators face noise complaints

UK – Norwich Airport offshore operators face noise complaints

Representatives from Hellesdon Parish Council will meet with Norwich International Airport chiefs and helicopter operators to discuss concerns about noise from helicopters based at the airport.  See full story The accompanying photo is from Norwich Airport, but is only representative.  Other operators at the airport include Bristow, NHV and Dancopter.

Source: EDP24, 05-Jan-14

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NHV takes over Dutch SAR contract from Bristow

NHV takes over Dutch SAR contract from Bristow

On 20th December, NOGEPA signed a contract with North Sea Helicopters Vlaanderen (NHV) for Search and Rescue (SAR) services. The contract entails provision of SAR services from 1/1/2014 and has a minimum duration of 6 months. NHV will operate from Den Helder Airport with two AS365N (Dauphin) helicopters, supported by additional AS365N helicopters from the Botlek area. The… Read more »

Source: NOGEPA, 02-Jan-14

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Bristow World – Issue 1/2014

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 01-Jan-14

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13-Dec-13 Sikorsky S92 Sumburgh, UK

“Pan Pan” message following cockpit warning light.  Bristow aircraft landed safely with 18 pax and 2 crew

13-Dec-13

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Bristow wins five-year BP contract for two S92s

Bristow wins five-year BP contract for two S92s

Following a competitive tender process Bristow Helicopters Ltd has been successful in securing a significant new contract to provide helicopter services to BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd. The contract is for a five year term, with an option to extend, and has a value around £125million. Bristow will provide helicopter support for BP’s offshore installations… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 11-Dec-13

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Bristow UK SAR Team Meets Local Operational Partners

Bristow UK SAR Team Meets Local Operational Partners

In the past few weeks, Bristow SAR management has been “on the road,” giving presentations at meetings scheduled across the UK, attended by an extraordinary array of operational partners with which Bristow will collaborate in years to come. Everyone working in search and rescue operations understands the importance of establishing good working relationships with Bristow’s… Read more »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 02-Dec-13

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Bristow celebrates 30 years of SAR from Sumburgh

Bristow celebrates 30 years of SAR from Sumburgh

On Saturday, November 30, Bristow celebrates its contribution to achieving a significant milestone — 30 years of delivering search and rescue (SAR) services from Sumburgh on behalf of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). Bristow crew members past and present, the MCA, Sikorsky and representatives of local search and rescue operational partner organizations will gather… Read more »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 01-Dec-13

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Trakkabeam A800 Searchlight selected for UK SAR

Trakkabeam A800 Searchlight selected for UK SAR

Trakka Corp Pty Ltd today announced that the A800 Trakkabeam Tactical Searchlight has been selected by Bristow Helicopters for all 22 of its new UK Search and Rescue aircraft.  Bristow has been awarded the contract to deliver the UK SAR helicopter service from 2015 by the Department for Transport. Bristow will be utilizing the unique,… Read more »

Source: Trakka, 15-Nov-13

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Union campaign sends strong message to North Sea operators

Union campaign sends strong message to North Sea operators

Unite’s Back Home Safe campaign was formally launched in Aberdeen by Tommy Campbell, Unite Regional Officer, and Chris Gordon from Thompson’s Solicitors. In attendance were Unite representatives from throughout the Oil & Gas Industry. The importance of the campaign was emphasised by Tommy who demanded that Oil and Gas UK take immediate and meaningful action…. Read more »

Source: Unite, 10-Nov-13

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Bristow gets planning approval for St Athan SAR base

Bristow gets planning approval for St Athan SAR base

Plans for an SAR base have been given the go-ahead by councillors.  The helicopter base can now be created at the former RAF St Athan base after the Vale of Glamorgan council awarded planning permission.  See full story

Source: Wales Online, 28-Oct-13

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HAI advances HUMS initiatives in UK

HAI advances HUMS initiatives in UK

During the week of September 23, Ed DiCampli, executive vice president of HAI; and Dave Green, health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS) program manager for HAI, traveled to London to attend Helitech and meet with safety experts, HUMS design engineers, and regulatory personnel. Prominent in this group were Bob Sheffield, AgustaWestland senior advisor, safety and… Read more »

Source: HAI, 18-Oct-13

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09-Oct-13 Sikorsky S92 Scatsa, UK

S92 returned to airport after burning smell in cabin.  Safe landing

09-Oct-13

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Balfour Beatty to build new UK SAR bases for Bristow

Balfour Beatty to build new UK SAR bases for Bristow

Bristow Helicopters Ltd yesterday (Wednesday, 11 September 2013) appointed Balfour Beatty as its infrastructure delivery partner to support the development of its UK Search and Rescue service. As the main contractor, the company will now begin outsourcing various aspects of the building works to local contractors in the communities in which the bases will be… Read more »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 12-Sep-13

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200th Sikorsky S92 delivered to Bristow Helicopters

200th Sikorsky S92 delivered to Bristow Helicopters

Yesterday, Bristow Helicopters took delivery at Aberdeen of the 200th Sikorsky S92 after it had been ferried from Prestwick Airport following airfreight from the US. Test flown as N200BV and now registered in the UK as G-GALC, the aircraft will join the North Sea fleet in the coming days. It also carries large “200th S92”… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Sep-13

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Everett Aviation is awarded major contract by Statoil

Everett Aviation is awarded major contract by Statoil

Norwegian Energy producer, Statoil, has awarded a multi-year contract for helicopter services to Everett Aviation in Tanzania. Everett will lease three AW139 helicopters from the Bristow Group in support of Statoil’s drilling operations offshore Tanzania and Mozambique. Two aircraft will be used for crew change work whilst the third will be a high specification, dedicated,… Read more »

Source: Everett Aviation, 30-Aug-13

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Bristow clients get early view of AW189

Bristow clients get early view of AW189

Bristow Helicopters unveiled the much anticipated AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter to its oil and gas clients last week (30 July 2013). The pre-production model was flown to Norwich International Airport where Bristow’s senior management team showcased the aircraft to a number of its clients who will be offered its services from early 2014. Bristow will be… Read more »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 08-Aug-13

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Bristow more cautious on EC225, targetting Oct-Dec quarter return to service

Bristow more cautious on EC225, targetting Oct-Dec quarter return to service

This is an extract from the Bristow quarterly financial report Eurocopter, the manufacturer of the EC225 Super Puma aircraft, has indicated that they have determined the root causes of the gear shaft failure in the EC225 that occurred in 2012. This determination has been reviewed and verified by airworthiness authorities and independent third parties. The… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 05-Aug-13

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Milestone closes US$300M credit facility to acquire/lease Bristow aircraft

Milestone closes US$300M credit facility to acquire/lease Bristow aircraft

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has closed a new US$300 million credit facility. The company will use the proceeds to acquire and lease helicopters valued at US$400 million to affiliates of Bristow Group Inc. The assets include Sikorsky S-92’s, Eurocopter EC225’s and AgustaWestland AW189 and AW139 aircraft…. Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 31-Jul-13

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Brabners advises on FB Heliservices sale for £74 million

Brabners advises on FB Heliservices sale for £74 million

Leading North West law firm Brabners has advised Bristow Helicopters Limited on its sale of 50% of FB Heliservices Limited to Cobham plc for £74 million announced today. Bristow is the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry in addition to providing search and rescue services in various countries across the… Read more »

Source: Brabners, 19-Jul-13

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20th Sikorsky S92 arrives for Bristow UK

20th Sikorsky S92 arrives for Bristow UK

The 20th Sikorsky S92 is expected to arrive at Aberdeen today or tomorrow for Bristow Helicopters as G-CHYG, having been freighted in to Prestwick Airport on an Antonov An124 yesterday.  This will bring the Bristow UK fleet of the type to sixteen – four of the UK deliveries having been transferred onwards to Bristow’s Nigerian… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jul-13

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Bristow World – Issue 3/2013

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 01-Jul-13

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Bristow restarts SAR service from Stornoway with S92

Bristow restarts SAR service from Stornoway with S92

Bristow Helicopters today restarts providing the SAR service from Stornoway in the UK’s Hebredies Islands a month after restarting at Sumburgh. Bristow was the original holder of this contract from 1993, before CHC won it in 2007. Over the last few years huge efforts have been put in to a new nationwide SAR contract with… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Jul-13

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£7m hangar for Bristow’s new air SAR service at Newquay

£7m hangar for Bristow’s new air SAR service at Newquay

A £7m hangar will be built at Newquay Airport in Cornwall by the firm behind the country’s new air search and rescue service (SAR).             (See Full Story)

Source: BBC, 06-Jun-13

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Bristow restarts SAR service from Sumburgh with S92

Bristow restarts SAR service from Sumburgh with S92

Bristow Helicopters has restarted providing the SAR service from Sumburgh Airport in the UK’s Shetland Islands from Saturday 1st June. Bristow was the original holder of this contract from 1993, before CHC won it in 2007. Over the last few years huge efforts have been put in to a new nationwide SAR contract with the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jun-13

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Bristow Helicopters publicises Nigerian pilot training plans

Bristow Helicopters publicises Nigerian pilot training plans

Bristow Helicopters is to spend $4.8million (about N758.4m) on training of its pilots, the Managing Director, Capt. Akin Oni, has said’ (See Full Story)

Source: The Nation, 31-May-13

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Bristow – EC225 situation will last another year or more

Bristow – EC225 situation will last another year or more

From Bristow’s latest financial statements comes this quote Recently, Eurocopter, the manufacturer of the EC225 Super Puma aircraft, has indicated that they have determined the root causes of the gear shaft failure in the EC225, which are being reviewed by airworthiness authorities and independent third parties. The definitive solution to the problem will be a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-May-13

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Bristow bring S92s to Sumburgh for start of “Gap SAR”

Bristow bring S92s to Sumburgh for start of “Gap SAR”

Bristow Helicopters have now completed their three month training period with their new SAR Sikorsky S92s. Accordingly the three newly delivered helicopters have now been moved from Inverness to Sumburgh ready for the start of operations on 1st June 2013. The “Gap SAR” contract, an interim period until Bristow’s nationwide SAR contract comes into force… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-May-13

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Bristow holds PR exercise at Humberside for new SAR base

Bristow holds PR exercise at Humberside for new SAR base

Residents interested in the proposed development of a new Search And Rescue (SAR) helicopter base at Humberside Airport are being invited to find out more about the plans at a drop-in community exhibition.       (See Full Story)

Source: Scunthorpe Telegraph, 15-May-13

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Bristow Helicopters to recruit ten ab initio pilots in 2013

Bristow Helicopters to recruit ten ab initio pilots in 2013

Bristow Helicopters has opened up recruitment for a raft of opportunities including engineering apprenticeships, cadet pilot training and business graduates following a successful year.(See Full Story)

Source: Pilot Career News, 26-Apr-13

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Bristow Group Now Covered by JPMorgan Chase

Bristow Group Now Covered by JPMorgan Chase

Bristow is a leading provider of helicopter transportation services to the offshore O&G industry, operating 275 aircrafts across all major offshore markets (see full story)

Source: Dailypolitical, 05-Apr-13

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Bristow World – Issue 2/2013

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 01-Apr-13

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Official – Bristow win UK SAR with ten S92s and ten AW189s

Official – Bristow win UK SAR with ten S92s and ten AW189s

A new £1.6 billion contract for search and rescue helicopter services will see the UK benefit from improved flying times and better coverage of high-risk areas. The Department for Transport has today signed a contract with Bristow Helicopters Ltd to provide search and rescue helicopter services in the UK. Helicopters will be able to reach… Read more »

Source: UK Dept for Transport, 26-Mar-13

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Bristow Helicopters becomes member of Step Change in Safety

Bristow Helicopters becomes member of Step Change in Safety

It was announced today, Monday 25 March, that Bristow Helicopters has become a full member of Step Change In Safety. The role of Step Change in Safety has become even more important in recent months with its Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG) playing a vital role in keeping the industry informed following two related controlled… Read more »

Source: Step Change In Safety, 26-Mar-13

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Reports…. Bristow win UK SAR contract worth £3 Billion

Reports…. Bristow win UK SAR contract worth £3 Billion

Ahead of any official announcement, the Sunday Times are reporting that Bristow have won the UK SAR contract worth approximately £3 billion (see full story).  HeliHub.com will run the official announcements as and when they are released in the near future.  Bristow were bidding with Sikorsky S92 and AgustaWestland AW189 helicopters.

Source: Sunday Times, 18-Mar-13

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Bristow orders up to 26 S-76D helicopters

Bristow orders up to 26 S-76D helicopters

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that  they have entered into an agreement to sell 10 S-76D™  helicopters to Bristow Group, with options for another 16, to perform the offshore oil transport mission. The S-76D is powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s compact and light-weight PW210S, which delivers the best in class power-to-weight ratio and fuel… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 05-Mar-13

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Second S92 arrives UK for Bristow “Gap SAR” contract

Second S92 arrives UK for Bristow “Gap SAR” contract

The “GAP SAR” contract requires Bristow Helicopters to supply four Sikorsky S92s for UK Search and Rescue.  The first arrival (which we reported here) is now stationed at Inverness on a training programme.  Meanwhile the second example G-MCGB was air freighted into Prestwick last week and ferried through to Aberdeen on Saturday.  This is serial… Read more »

25-Feb-13

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18-Feb-13 Sikorsky S92 North Sea, UK

Emergency shutdown on rig after overheating indication, which later turned out to be false

18-Feb-13

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Bristow unveils first S92 for UK “Gap SAR”

Bristow unveils first S92 for UK “Gap SAR”

Over ten days after HeliHub.com reported the arrival of this aircraft, Bristow issued the following press release which provides more details, including equipment fit. The first of four Sikorsky S-92 helicopters that will service the U.K. GAP SAR contract starting later this year is nearly finished and on track to begin training flights in February…. Read more »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 04-Feb-13

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Bristow moves S92 to Inverness for SAR training

Bristow moves S92 to Inverness for SAR training

Last week HeliHub.com announced that the first Sikorsky S92 had arrived in the UK for Bristow to operate in the SAR role.  Today the aircraft moves from Aberdeen to Inverness to begin training ready for going live on 1st June – this is G-MCGA, serial The first of the four Sikorsky S92s arrived at Aberdeen… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Feb-13

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Bristow takes delivery of first S92 for UK Interim SAR

Bristow takes delivery of first S92 for UK Interim SAR

In early February 2012, HeliHub.com broke the news that the “Gap SAR” contract had been split between Bristow running the two northerly bases at Sumburgh and Stornoway, while CHC would continue with the two southerly bases at Portland and Lee-on-Solent.  Not only were we first to announce this, but it took a further five days… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Jan-13

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Bristow World – Issue 1/2013

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 01-Jan-13

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Two more S92s arrive in UK for Bristow

Two more S92s arrive in UK for Bristow

Two new Sikorsky S92 helicopters were registered in the UK yesterday to Bristow Helicopters – G-CHKI (serial 920175) and G-CHMJ (920176).  The pair arrived in the UK by airfreight to Prestwick Airport on Sunday in an Antonov An124 freighter, with G-CHMJ making the 180 mile flight to Aberdeen yesterday and G-CHKI expected to follow today. … Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Dec-12

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Helihub.com apologises

Helihub.com apologises

HeliHub.com has withdrawn an article we ran yesterday regarding the way in which Bristow Helicopters chose to word an invitation for applications to a scholarship program they are running, which has an application deadline of 31 January 2013. We understood that the UK’s Equalities Act in 2010, which aims to remove discrimination on a wide… Read more »

23-Nov-12

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Bristow Helicopters article

Bristow Helicopters article

Article withdrawn.  Please see replacement article here –

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Nov-12

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Bristow S92s at Aberdeen – one out, one in

Bristow S92s at Aberdeen – one out, one in

Bristow Helicopters have had a fleet move, with one Sikorsky S92 coming in and another going out. Arriving, after being airfreighted in to Prestwick Airport during last week, G-XCII has arrived in the UK for operations on the North Sea.  The odd looking registration reflects the fact that 92 in Roman numerals is XCII. Going… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Nov-12

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Bristow orders ten S92s, options for another 16

Bristow orders ten S92s, options for another 16

In an extract from the Q2 results notice, Bristow announced the following when commenting on the current EC225 situation:- “In order to minimize or eliminate the impact on our clients, we have increased utilization of other in-region aircraft and have implemented contingency plans designed to mobilize additional available aircraft, including entering into an agreement on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Nov-12

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05-Oct-12 N406AL Bell 407 Intracoastal City, US-Louisiana (1F)

From a Bristow press release:-  A Bristow Bell 407  operating near Intracoastal City, Louisiana was involved in a fatal accident at approximately 8:00 a.m. CDT . Local press reported poor visibility.  The pilot was the only person onboard – later named as Carl Amos, from Corpus Christi, Texas

05-Oct-12

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26-Sep-12 G-CGOU Sikorsky S76C++ Humberside, UK

Emergency landing made in a field after smell of burning in the cabin.  No damage to helicopter, no injuries

26-Sep-12

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UK Government reduces SAR bidders to three

UK Government reduces SAR bidders to three

After the huge debacle of the previous round of bids (see £6bn UK SAR privatisation deal on hold – police investigate), the UK Government has announced the short-list of bidders going forward to provide SAR services around the British coastline for a 25 year period.  The successful bidder(s) will take over roles currently provided by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Aug-12

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Bristow completes Baltic AS332 contract

Bristow completes Baltic AS332 contract

Bristow recently completed a two-year contract involving a Eurocopter AS332L in the Baltic Sea for ENI Saipem. Capt. Rosh Jaypalan shares his experience during the contract and talks about the commitment, dedication and effort required to achieve success. Bristow’s International Business Unit (IBU) provided an AS332L for crew change and medevac services for the Castoro… Read more »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 27-Jul-12

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NHV acquires two EC155s from Bristow

NHV acquires two EC155s from Bristow

HeliHub.com understands that Belgian operator NHV has acquired two Eurocopter EC155s from Bristow.  One – with UK registration G-ISSU – has already been delivered to NHV’s heliport close to Ostend Airport, and will presumably move to the local OO- register and be repainted yellow in the near future.  A photo of it on arrival in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Jul-12

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20-Jul-12 N363AL Bell 206L3 Circle City, US-Alaska

Rolled over on landing

20-Jul-12

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Bristow World – Issue 3/ 2012

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UK – Royal Marines Aircrewman Receives The Billy Deacon Memorial Trophy

UK – Royal Marines Aircrewman Receives The Billy Deacon Memorial Trophy

Sponsored by Bristow Helicopters and Breitling UK, the Trophy has been established to further the memory of Mr Billy Deacon who was tragically lost while carrying out his duty as winchman with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Search and Rescue helicopter based at Sumburgh in the Shetland Isles in 1997. The Billy Deacon SAR Memorial… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 19-Jun-12

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Bristow Australia starts work on new Au$7M hangar at Karratha

Bristow Australia starts work on new Au$7M hangar at Karratha

The heliport will enable passengers to embark directly from the company’s facility to their offshore workplace, rather than from Karratha’s main airport terminal. (see full story)

Source: ABC, 12-Jun-12

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Bristow ferry EC225 half way round the world

Bristow ferry EC225 half way round the world

Bristow yesterday returned a Eurocopter EC225 to the British register as G-ZZSH, having previously been flying it in Australia for two years as VH-ZFH.  However, it is unusual for such ferry flights to be done by air, as was the case here. The EC225 finally landed at Aberdeen around 2pm on Tuesday, and while we… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-May-12

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LockMart/Bristow will not bid for Australian AIR 9000 Phase 7 project

LockMart/Bristow will not bid for Australian AIR 9000 Phase 7 project

Lockheed Martin has confirmed it is not bidding for the Australian Defence Force’s AIR 9000 Phase 7 Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) project. (see full story)

Source: Australian Aviation, 23-May-12

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Bristow adds new helicopter type to North Sea fleet

Bristow adds new helicopter type to North Sea fleet

Bristow has registered their first AW139 in the UK.  Now officially G-CHBY, the AW139 was ferried from Denmark to Norwich as OY-HLB on 3rd May.  It is expected to operate on rig shuttle flights in the Southern North Sea very soon, and we are endeavouring to find out who it is contracted to. The UK… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-May-12

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Helicopter Safety Steering Group meets over North Sea EC225 ditching

Helicopter Safety Steering Group meets over North Sea EC225 ditching

The Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG) met today, Monday 14 May, to share preliminary information on the recent helicopter ditching incident in the North Sea. Making up the HSSG are helicopter operators, oil and gas operators and contractors, offshore trade unions, the pilots’ union BALPA, the regulators HSE and CAA and Oil & Gas UK…. Read more »

Source: Oil & Gas UK, 15-May-12

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Bristow World – Issue 2/2012

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 01-Apr-12

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Bristow announces new UK SAR contract

Bristow announces new UK SAR contract

The following press release was released by Bristow Group today, following publication of the UK Government press release. However, HeliHub.com was the first aviation press outlet in the world to release this story – five days ago – here. Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry,… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 08-Feb-12

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UK Government announces UK SAR contractors for 2013-2017

UK Government announces UK SAR contractors for 2013-2017

The following press release was released by UK Government today. However, HeliHub.com was the first aviation press outlet in the world to release this story – five days ago – here. On 13 July 2011 the Department for Transport commenced a procurement competition for search and rescue helicopter services to replace the existing contracted Maritime… Read more »

Source: UK Dept for Transport, 08-Feb-12

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Bristow takes back some of UK SAR from 2013

Bristow takes back some of UK SAR from 2013

The BBC has announced that Bristow Helicopters are to take back the two Scottish bases of the British SAR service from 2013 to 2017 – the “GAP SAR” contract as it has been known.  CHC are understood to retain the southern bases at Lee-on-Solent and Portland for the same period of time – The BBC… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Feb-12

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