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

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

26-Sep-2012

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

UK Government reduces SAR bidders to three

UK Government reduces SAR bidders to three

1-Aug-2012Source: HeliHub.com

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

Bristow completes Baltic AS332 contract

Bristow completes Baltic AS332 contract

27-Jul-2012Source: Bristow Helicopters

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

NHV acquires two EC155s from Bristow

NHV acquires two EC155s from Bristow

25-Jul-2012Source: HeliHub.com

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

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

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

20-Jul-2012

Rolled over on landing... Read more

Bristow World – Issue 3/ 2012

Bristow World – Issue 3/ 2012

1-Jul-2012Source: Bristow Helicopters

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UK – Royal Marines Aircrewman Receives The Billy Deacon Memorial Trophy

UK – Royal Marines Aircrewman Receives The Billy Deacon Memorial Trophy

19-Jun-2012Source: Royal Navy

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

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

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

12-Jun-2012Source: ABC

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)... Read more

Bristow ferry EC225 half way round the world

Bristow ferry EC225 half way round the world

24-May-2012Source: HeliHub.com

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

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

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

23-May-2012Source: Australian Aviation

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)... Read more

Bristow adds new helicopter type to North Sea fleet

Bristow adds new helicopter type to North Sea fleet

17-May-2012Source: HeliHub.com

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

Helicopter Safety Steering Group meets over North Sea EC225 ditching

Helicopter Safety Steering Group meets over North Sea EC225 ditching

15-May-2012Source: Oil & Gas UK

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

Bristow World – Issue 2/2012

Bristow World – Issue 2/2012

1-Apr-2012Source: Bristow Helicopters

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Bristow announces new UK SAR contract

Bristow announces new UK SAR contract

8-Feb-2012Source: Bristow Group

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

UK Government announces UK SAR contractors for 2013-2017

UK Government announces UK SAR contractors for 2013-2017

8-Feb-2012Source: UK Dept for Transport

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

Bristow takes back some of UK SAR from 2013

Bristow takes back some of UK SAR from 2013

3-Feb-2012Source: HeliHub.com

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

Bristow Captain selected for top helicopter safety association role

Bristow Captain selected for top helicopter safety association role

24-Jan-2012Source: Bristow Helicopters

Captain Tim Glasspool, Head of Flight Operations for the European Business Unit at Bristow Helicopters Ltd, has been appointed co-chairman of the Step Change in Safety’s Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG). Step Change in Safety is a UK based partnership with the goal of making the UK the safest oil and gas exploration and production... Read more

Bristow posts increased training bookings since Helitech 2011

Bristow posts increased training bookings since Helitech 2011

5-Jan-2012Source: Bristow Helicopters

Bristow Helicopters Ltd has reported a boost in registrations for its training programs following its high profile presence at Europe’s largest helicopter exhibition, Helitech 2011. Since the event, which took place in the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, UK, on 27-29 September, Bristow has experienced a rise in enquiries for its training programmes held both... Read more

Bristow to add S76C++ full flight simulator at Aberdeen

Bristow to add S76C++ full flight simulator at Aberdeen

5-Jan-2012Source: Bristow Helicopters

Bristow Helicopters Ltd has invested around £4 million in a third flight simulator for its Aberdeen training facility. The S76C++ device, which will sit alongside the S92 and EC225 simulators, will be operational in April 2013. The CAA approved S76C++ full flight simulator duplicates all relevant aspects of the aircraft and its environment. It features... Read more

Bristow World – Issue 1/2012

Bristow World – Issue 1/2012

1-Jan-2012Source: Bristow Helicopters

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UK: Bristow lease S92 in from Cougar

UK: Bristow lease S92 in from Cougar

9-Dec-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Late on Wednesday this week, a Sikorsky S92 from Cougar Helicopters completed its ferry flight from Newfoundland to Aberdeen in the UK.  This delivery flight is the initial stage of the helicopter being leased to Bristow for operations on the North Sea.  We are awaiting Cougar’s response to our enquiries regarding the length of the... Read more

Bristow Helicopters to exhibit at Helitech

Bristow Helicopters to exhibit at Helitech

22-Sep-2011Source: Bristow Helicopters

Bristow Helicopters Ltd. today announced that it will exhibit at Helitech 2011, Europe’s largest helicopter exhibition, at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, near Cambridge in the United Kingdom, from September 27-29. Bristow will cohost Chalet #9 with Bristow Group affiliate FB Heliservices Limited. Bristow representatives will present Bristow’s offshore helicopter services to prospective customers... Read more

Bristow deploys North Sea fleet control system

Bristow deploys North Sea fleet control system

25-Aug-2011Source: Zetron

A mission-critical communications control system from Zetron has been deployed by Bristow Helicopters’ North Sea oil and gas operation in a bid to help achieve a demanding world-wide quality target – and it is already paying dividends. The Zetron DCS-5020 Digital Console, installed at Bristow’s Aberdeen logistics control room, enables three controllers to coordinate some... Read more

Bristow appoints North Sea Development Manager

Bristow appoints North Sea Development Manager

23-Aug-2011Source: Bristow Helicopters

Bristow Helicopters Ltd (Bristow) has appointed David Laskowski to oversee its operations in the busy northern North Sea energy sector. Based in Aberdeen, Scotland, Laskowski will serve as Development Manager responsible for day-to-day management of up to 250,000 passenger movements annually through the Integrated Aviation Consortium (IAC) contract. He will play a key role in... Read more

Bristow introduces TCAS2 to S92 and S76C++ fleets on North Sea

Bristow introduces TCAS2 to S92 and S76C++ fleets on North Sea

22-Aug-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Helicopters has recently begun using the TCAS2 traffic collision avoidance system on one of its seven North Sea based S92s on a flight from Scatsa to an offshore rig.  All seven of its UK Sikorsky S92 fleet – six based at Scatsa and one at Aberdeen – are expected to have the system installed... Read more

North Sea flights cancelled due to ash cloud

North Sea flights cancelled due to ash cloud

24-May-2011Source: HeliHub.com

As a number of airlines including British Airways, Flybe and Loganair cancel flights, North Sea helicopter operators appear to be following suit.  Bond Offshore Helicopters has already cancelled return flights for BP from Aberdeen to both “Well Enhancer” and “Island Constructor”, as well as another return flight for ConocoPhilips from Aberdeen to jackup rig “Ensco... Read more

05-Apr-11 G-BMCX Eurocopter AS332L Misurata, Libya

05-Apr-11 G-BMCX Eurocopter AS332L Misurata, Libya

5-Apr-2011

Helicopter damaged in hangar as a result of the local unrest in the country.  Date is approximate, not confirmed.  Helicopter returned to UK October 2012 showing damage to be superficial only.... Read more

30-Mar-11 G-IACC Sikorsky S92A Scatsa, UK

30-Mar-11 G-IACC Sikorsky S92A Scatsa, UK

30-Mar-2011

The helicopter was ground taxied onto a parking spot and brought to a stop by the commander, who was the pilot flying. He then intended to apply the parking brake but inadvertently raised the collective control lever, which caused the helicopter to become airborne. He released the collective control lever, which was lowered by the... Read more

FB Heliservices brings third SAR AW139 online to train new customer

FB Heliservices brings third SAR AW139 online to train new customer

7-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

FB Heliservices are well known in the UK as the lead supplier of MRCOA (Military Registered Civil Owned Aircraft), specifically including the Squirrel and Griffon fleets.  They also operate some of these aircraft on contract to other overseas governments, and readers may recall one of their AW139s resplendent in black/yellow colours on the AgustaWestland exhibitor... Read more

Bristow Nigeria running safety seminar 8-9 February

Bristow Nigeria running safety seminar 8-9 February

3-Feb-2011Source: World Stage

The forum with a theme “Fostering a safety Culture” is expected to bring stakeholders from aviation, oil and gas industry and government circles to discuss the latest trends in aviation safety.... Read more

Bristow Nigeria to lay-off expat pilots by 2015

Bristow Nigeria to lay-off expat pilots by 2015

2-Feb-2011

Capt. Akin Oni, Managing Director of Bristow Nigeria, has said that the company had put a policy in place to replace all its existing expatriate pilots and engineers with Nigerians by 2015. Full story here... Read more

PHi and Bristow fight new Louisiana state law

PHi and Bristow fight new Louisiana state law

3-Dec-2010Source: 3TheAdvocate

PHI and Bristow argue in a federal lawsuit filed last week in Lafayette that the law is an improper and unnecessary intrusion by the state into the realm of aviation regulation, which is generally handled by the federal government.... Read more

Bristow renews North Sea contract with IAC for 5-10 years

Bristow renews North Sea contract with IAC for 5-10 years

26-Oct-2010Source: Bristow Helicopters

Bristow Helicopters Ltd has secured a £multi-million five year deal with the Integrated Aviation Consortium (IAC) in the UK North Sea. The IAC comprises six major oil companies: BP, CNR International, Fairfield Energy, Petrofac, Shell and TAQA. The contract was renewed for a five year term with the option to extend for an additional five... Read more

Bristow becomes second UK offshore operator in wind-farm market

Bristow becomes second UK offshore operator in wind-farm market

22-Oct-2010Source: Bristow Helicopters

[HeilHub.com editor note – we are running the Bristow press release verbatim below. However, we note their careful wording “the first global helicopter operator” when there is already another UK helicopter operator in this marketplace. Bond already fly an EC135 out of Lowestoft in support of the Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm. Press release follows…]... Read more

Bristow announces further long-term contracts in UK and Malaysia

Bristow announces further long-term contracts in UK and Malaysia

9-Sep-2010Source: Bristow Group

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced today that it has secured new contracts for work in the UK North Sea, Norway and Malaysia potentially worth in excess of $1.3 billion in revenue over the next ten years. William E. Chiles, President and Chief Executive... Read more

Bristow appoint new Director of European Operations

Bristow appoint new Director of European Operations

23-Jul-2010Source: Bristow Group

Bristow Helicopters has named its new director who will drive forward the company’s European growth plans. Mike Imlach, who was previously Director of Bristow’s Nigerian Business Unit, has been appointed as the Director of European Operations. He will oversee all commercial and operational aspects of the company’s activities in the UK, Norway and Holland. Mike,... Read more

Bristow AS332 starts 18 month Baltic Sea contract

Bristow AS332 starts 18 month Baltic Sea contract

25-May-2010Source: HeliHub.com

In a previously unannounced contract, HeliHub.com reports that the International division of Bristow Helicopters have contracted a Super Puma for 18 months to Saipem.  The helicopter is supporting their “Castoro Sei” semi-submersible pipelay vessel, which is laying part of the new Nord Stream pipeline from St Petersburg to Hamburg through the Baltic Sea in the... Read more

Major Bristow Safety Initiative with TCAS-II

Major Bristow Safety Initiative with TCAS-II

16-Apr-2010Source: Bristow Helicopters

Last Friday 9th April was a very significant first for Bristow. The first commercial flight of a helicopter with the collision avoidance system TCAS-II installed. This safety system, which has been standard on fixed wing aircraft for years, was proven to work on helicopters by an Aberdeen and Redhill based team, and has now been... Read more

Icelandic volcano cancels North Sea rig support flights

Icelandic volcano cancels North Sea rig support flights

15-Apr-2010Source: HeliHub.com

The eruption under a glacier in the Eyjafjallajoekull area of Iceland is the second in Iceland in less than a month. Aberdeen Airport, central to the majority of North Sea oil rig support helicopter flights, closed at Midnight and the latest update at 04.45 local states “Following advice from the Met Office, the airspace around... Read more

Bristow urged to improve training after crash

Bristow urged to improve training after crash

27-Feb-2010Source: Evening Express

Accident investigators have now made several recommendations for Bristow Helicopters, which is based at Aberdeen Airport.  The incident on November 21, 2006, happened near the Dutch port of Den Helder... Read more

Aviall and Bristow sign parts supply agreement

Aviall and Bristow sign parts supply agreement

26-Feb-2010Source: Aviall

Aviall Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, has reached an agreement to provide a global parts supply program for the helicopter divisions and bases of Bristow Group, a leading global provider of helicopter services. The agreement gives Bristow access to Aviall’s LIFT (Logistics and Inventory Flight Team) program, thus providing Bristow with... Read more

Bristow Group Takes Delivery Of Two AW139s

Bristow Group Takes Delivery Of Two AW139s

17-Dec-2009Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Bristow Group Inc. has taken delivery of two AW139 medium twin-engine helicopters during an official ceremony held at its Philadelphia facility. These aircraft will be used to perform offshore transport missions, reinforcing the continued success of the AW139 in the oil & gas industry... Read more

Weber Shandwick picks up Bristow PR account in Australia

Weber Shandwick picks up Bristow PR account in Australia

4-Nov-2009Source: Media

Weber Shandwick has picked up a contract from Bristow Helicopters alongside Perth-based consultancy Mills Wilson.  The pair will provide PR and emergency communications expertise to Bristow... Read more

03-Aug-07 5N-BIQ Bell 412EP Eket, Nigeria (1F)

03-Aug-07 5N-BIQ Bell 412EP Eket, Nigeria (1F)

3-Aug-2007

Very heavy landing on unauthorised flight.  Pilot died from his injuries... Read more

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