Bristow Nigeria

Nigerian union pickets Bristow Helicopters

Nigerian union pickets Bristow Helicopters

4-Aug-2020Source: BusinessDay

Members of NAAPE who were present during at the airport told local news source BusinessDay that the strike will continue until Bristow agrees to review some of its discriminatory policies against Nigerian workers and treat them equally with its expatriate staff. – see full story... Read more

Bristow donates classrooms to Nigeria Immigration Training School

Bristow donates classrooms to Nigeria Immigration Training School

10-Dec-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Helicopters Nigeria has recently made a donation of two multi-million-naira for classrooms and two solar-powered boreholes. This donation, part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) went to the Nigeria Immigration Training School in Kano, reports The National Online NG.... Read more

Nigerian Oil and Gas Sector Takes a Knock

Nigerian Oil and Gas Sector Takes a Knock

21-Dec-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Companies such as Caverton and Bristow have taken a knock in the Nigerian oil and gas sector, due to the price decline of crude oil. Many clients have cancelled contracts or reduced them, causing the companies to struggle to stay afloat. The economic recession has caused many grievances for the employees of these two companies.... Read more

Bristow launches SAR AW139 in Nigeria

Bristow launches SAR AW139 in Nigeria

22-Jun-2016Source: Bristow

Bristow Helicopters (Nigeria) Limited today announced a new dedicated helicopter rescue and recovery (RRS) service for Nigeria’s oil and gas industry to provide critical life-saving assistance currently not available in the country’s aviation landscape. The new service is expected to launch in August 2016. Bristow’s new RRS service complements the company’s suite of industrial aviation... Read more

Bristow brings S92 back from Nigeria for North Sea cover

Bristow brings S92 back from Nigeria for North Sea cover

24-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

As the grounding of the EC225 continues, the North Sea operators are looking around their fleets to see how they can cover the shortfall.  Bristow has identified a Sikorsky S92 in its Nigerian operation, and the aircraft is currently on its ferry flight north. The particular aircraft only departed Aberdeen on 23rd March and ferried... Read more

Bristow Helicopters Employees Walk for World Autism Awareness Day

Bristow Helicopters Employees Walk for World Autism Awareness Day

13-Apr-2016Source: Bristow Helicopters

Bristow Helicopter employees at Port Harcourt joined together for the three-kilometer Port Harcourt Walk 4 Autism April 2, 2016, raising more than $500 to benefit Blazing Heart Autism Center (BHAC). BHAC aims to create awareness, support and understanding for individuals living with autism and other related disabilities. The event coincided with Autism Awareness Month, which... Read more

03-Feb-16 5N-BQJ Sikorsky S76C++ off Lagos, Nigeria

03-Feb-16 5N-BQJ Sikorsky S76C++ off Lagos, Nigeria

3-Feb-2016

Ditched into the sea shortly after take off from offshore installation.  All nine passengers and two crew safely rescued... 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

12-Aug-15 5N-BGD Sikorsky S76C Oworonshoki, Nigeria (6F)

12-Aug-15 5N-BGD Sikorsky S76C Oworonshoki, Nigeria (6F)

12-Aug-2015

Crashed into Lagos Lagoon, on approach to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at Lagos.Names were released by the AIB and published by Vanguard:- 6 recovered,named as Joshua Emekeme, Dolu Ebiejuara, Onoriode Onojete, Solomon Udeh, Iniala Opaimi, Chukwudi Onah 6 fatalities, named as pilot Peter Bello co-pilot Jay Wyatt, Chukwuma Erise, Chidi Ukwunta, Ita Ekpeyong, and... Read more

Bristow Nigeria details pilot and engineer training plans

Bristow Nigeria details pilot and engineer training plans

11-May-2014Source: National Mirror

Bristow Nigeria currently has 15 students at Bristow Academy in Florida, with 20 more to follow.  Another 40 students are undergoing helicopter engineering training at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology  See full story... Read more

Bristow Super Puma heavily damaged in Nigerian hangar fire

Bristow Super Puma heavily damaged in Nigerian hangar fire

8-Apr-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Helicopters recently suffered a hangar fire at its Port Hardcourt base in Nigeria. As the photo below shows, there was extensive damage to the hangar roof and two Super Pumas were damaged, one heavily. The fire is believed to have started in one of the stores housing aircraft spares and consumables – seen in... Read more

20-Mar-14 5N-BGP Eurocopter AS332L1 Port Hardcourt, Nigeria

20-Mar-14 5N-BGP Eurocopter AS332L1 Port Hardcourt, Nigeria

20-Mar-2014

Heavily damaged in hangar fire.  A second Super Puma was also damaged in the same fire... Read more

20-Mar-14 5N-BNC Eurocopter AS332L2 Port Hardcourt, Nigeria

20-Mar-14 5N-BNC Eurocopter AS332L2 Port Hardcourt, Nigeria

20-Mar-2014

Substantially damaged in hangar fire.  A second Super Puma was destroyed in the same fire... Read more

Bristow Nigeria working with local schools in CSR programne

Bristow Nigeria working with local schools in CSR programne

5-Feb-2013Source: Daily Trust

Bristow Helicopters has distributed school kits to 400 pupils from four community schools as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme (see full story)... Read more

Nigerian CAA commits to work towards approval of night flying

Nigerian CAA commits to work towards approval of night flying

21-Feb-2012Source: HeliHub.com

The Nigerian CAA have rejected a recent application from helicopter operators to commence night flying in the West African cuontry.  Director-General, Dr Harold Demuren, confirmed the situation during a meeting with major oil companies and helicopter operators in his office in Lagos – including representatives from the Directorate of Petroleum Regulations, Total, Chevron Oil, ConOil,... Read more

Bristow Nigeria appoints two Directors

Bristow Nigeria appoints two Directors

10-Oct-2011Source: Bristow Nigeria

Bristow Helicopters Nigeria Ltd has announced the appointment of Lawrence Fubara-Anga and Andrew Magowan into its Board of Directors. A graduate of Yale University, Fubara-Anga is one of the founding partners at LEX, a full service law firm and one of the largest law firms in West Africa. Fubara-Anga heads the firm’s Transportation, Banking and... Read more

Nigeria’s NCAT to start helicopter school

Nigeria’s NCAT to start helicopter school

29-Aug-2011Source: AllAfrica

The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria,  is to commence the training of rotor craft pilots in Q3.  The organisation is purchasing two B206s from Canada.  (see full story)... Read more

BATS – new maintenance company created by Bristow Nigeria

BATS – new maintenance company created by Bristow Nigeria

28-Jun-2011Source: HeliHub.com

After our previous reports of Bristow divesting themselves of Pan African Airlines, HeliHub.com has now heard that their maintenance department has been hived off into a separate company.  This will allow them to provide maintenance at arms-length to PAA, as well as their own operations – Bristow Helicopters (Nigeria) Ltd. The new organisation, BGI Aviation... Read more

Bristow Nigeria recruiting pilots

Bristow Nigeria recruiting pilots

4-Mar-2011Source: Bristow Nigeria

Bristow is one of the world’s largest providers of helicopter services. The first civil helicopter company to work in the oil and gas industry, Bristow has earned an international reputation for speed of response and quality of service.Bristow is a truly global organization, working together from facilities around the world to offer a wide-ranging array of services.... Read more

Bristow Helicopters Nigeria completes $2m hangar

Bristow Helicopters Nigeria completes $2m hangar

16-Feb-2011Source: The Nation

The $2 million facility saves for the company about $1.5 million that would have been spent in overseas maintenance... Read more

Bristow Nigeria lost $1m to bird strikes

Bristow Nigeria lost $1m to bird strikes

6-Feb-2011Source: Independent Online

This was made known by the Managing Director of Bristow Helicopters, Capt Akin Oni, briefing journalists on efforts at repositioning the company and the aviation safety conference tagged, “Target Zero,” in Lagos recently.... 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

Crashed while manuevering over Qua Ibom Terminal Airfield (QUA) at Eket, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The pilot, the sole occupant, was fatally injured. The helicopter was destroyed. There was no fire... Read more

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