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Bristow Captain selected for top helicopter safety association role

Bristow Captain selected for top helicopter safety association role

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 »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 24-Jan-12

Bristow posts increased training bookings since Helitech 2011

Bristow posts increased training bookings since Helitech 2011

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 »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 05-Jan-12

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Bristow to add S76C++ full flight simulator at Aberdeen

Bristow to add S76C++ full flight simulator at Aberdeen

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 »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 05-Jan-12

Bristow World – Issue 1/2012

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 01-Jan-12

UK: Bristow lease S92 in from Cougar

UK: Bristow lease S92 in from Cougar

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-11

Bristow Helicopters to exhibit at Helitech

Bristow Helicopters to exhibit at Helitech

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 »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 22-Sep-11

Bristow deploys North Sea fleet control system

Bristow deploys North Sea fleet control system

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 »

Source: Zetron, 25-Aug-11

Bristow appoints North Sea Development Manager

Bristow appoints North Sea Development Manager

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 »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 23-Aug-11

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

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

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Aug-11

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North Sea flights cancelled due to ash cloud

North Sea flights cancelled due to ash cloud

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-May-11

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

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.

05-Apr-11

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

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 »

30-Mar-11

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FB Heliservices brings third SAR AW139 online to train new customer

FB Heliservices brings third SAR AW139 online to train new customer

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Feb-11

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Bristow Nigeria running safety seminar 8-9 February

Bristow Nigeria running safety seminar 8-9 February

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.

Source: World Stage, 03-Feb-11

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Bristow Nigeria to lay-off expat pilots by 2015

Bristow Nigeria to lay-off expat pilots by 2015

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

02-Feb-11

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PHi and Bristow fight new Louisiana state law

PHi and Bristow fight new Louisiana state law

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.

Source: 3TheAdvocate, 03-Dec-10

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

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

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 »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 26-Oct-10

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Bristow becomes second UK offshore operator in wind-farm market

Bristow becomes second UK offshore operator in wind-farm market

[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 »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 22-Oct-10

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Bristow announces further long-term contracts in UK and Malaysia

Bristow announces further long-term contracts in UK and Malaysia

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 »

Source: Bristow Group, 09-Sep-10

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13-Aug-10 G-…. (Type TBA) Aberdeen, UK

13-Aug-10

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Bristow appoint new Director of European Operations

Bristow appoint new Director of European Operations

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 »

Source: Bristow Group, 23-Jul-10

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Bristow AS332 starts 18 month Baltic Sea contract

Bristow AS332 starts 18 month Baltic Sea contract

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-May-10

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Major Bristow Safety Initiative with TCAS-II

Major Bristow Safety Initiative with TCAS-II

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 »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 16-Apr-10

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Icelandic volcano cancels North Sea rig support flights

Icelandic volcano cancels North Sea rig support flights

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Apr-10

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Bristow urged to improve training after crash

Bristow urged to improve training after crash

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

Source: Evening Express, 27-Feb-10

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Aviall and Bristow sign parts supply agreement

Aviall and Bristow sign parts supply agreement

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 »

Source: Aviall, 26-Feb-10

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14-Jan-10 G-…. (Type TBA) Buchan Platform, North Sea, UK

14-Jan-10

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Bristow Group Takes Delivery Of Two AW139s

Bristow Group Takes Delivery Of Two AW139s

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

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Dec-09

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11-Dec-09 5N-BKJ Eurocopter AS332 Agbami oilfield, Nigeria

11-Dec-09

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12-Nov-09 5N-… Bell 412 Addax, Nigeria (2 of 2)

12-Nov-09

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Weber Shandwick picks up Bristow PR account in Australia

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

Source: Media, 04-Nov-09

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Petroleum-services firm sues PHi, Bristow and Era Helicopters

Source: Miami Herald, 19-Jun-09

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

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

03-Aug-07

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