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UK competition authority moves CHC-Babcock to Phase 2

UK competition authority moves CHC-Babcock to Phase 2

29-Nov-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The UK Government’s Competition and Mergers Authority (“CMA”) has referred the completed acquisition by CHC Group LLC of Offshore Helicopter Services UK Limited (“OHS”), Offshore Services Australasia Pty Ltd and Offshore Helicopter Services Denmark A/S for an in-depth investigation.  The latter three companies were previously named Babcock Mission Critical Services Offshore Limited, Babcock Offshore Services... Read more

UK Competition Authority raises concerns at CHC-Babcock deal

UK Competition Authority raises concerns at CHC-Babcock deal

18-Nov-2021

CHC and Babcock’s oil and gas offshore helicopter business (the Babcock Business) both provide offshore transportation in the oil and gas sector, taking workers to and from rigs in the North Sea. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) identified competition concerns relating to the deal that, unless addressed, will mean that the merger will be... Read more

Competition watchdog to dig deeper into CHC acquisition of Babcock

Competition watchdog to dig deeper into CHC acquisition of Babcock

27-Sep-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK has given notice late last week that it will dig further into the merger of the offshore operations of Babcock and CHC. Although CHC has acquired Babcock’s offshore operations in UK, Denmark and Australia, clearly the UK authority only has jurisdiction over the UK aspect of... Read more

CHC Safety & Quality Summit postponed

CHC Safety & Quality Summit postponed

20-Sep-2021Source: CHC

CHC circulated the following just before the weekend We hope this finds you and your team safe and well. We would like to share a short update on this year’s CHC Safety & Quality Summit. We are committed to holding an in-person Safety & Quality Summit in an environment that is safe and accessible for... Read more

Thai Aviation Services to replace S76Ds with AW139s

Thai Aviation Services to replace S76Ds with AW139s

7-Sep-2021Source: Milestone

The following announcement from Milestone comes as TAS is gradually getting rid of their five-strong Sikorsky S76D fleet.  Of these, two have been delivered to Caverton Helicopters in Nigeria and two of the others have not flown, one for two months and one for four months.  We understand one of the latter pair is destined... Read more

Babcock sold offshore operation to CHC for just £10M ($14M)

Babcock sold offshore operation to CHC for just £10M ($14M)

2-Sep-2021

Stock exchange returns by parent company Babcock International Group plc reveal that the company realised just £10 Million (US$13.79 at today’s rate) from the disposal of its offshore helicopter operations to CHC.  The release below refers to “about 30 aircraft” – and our sister organisation Parapex Media says it is exactly 30, made up as... Read more

CHC completes acquisition of Babcock Offshore operations

CHC completes acquisition of Babcock Offshore operations

1-Sep-2021Source: CHC

HeliHub.com editor note.  Ahead of reading this press release, please bear in mind that the UK Competition and Markets Authority still has an open investigation into this transaction – and hence one paragraph has been emboldened by us. The CMA has confirmed to HeliHub.com that their Initial Enforcement Order prevents the two organisations being integrated  ... Read more

Omni adds four H175s for new Petrobras contract

Omni adds four H175s for new Petrobras contract

9-Aug-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Brazilian operator Omni is expanding after winning new work from national oil company Petrobras. Omni will soon have an active fleet of five Airbus H175 helicopters, one delivered into Brazil in September 2020 for an earlier contract and four currently in transit for the new contract. The four being added consist of two leased from... Read more

Bristow announces FY2022 Q1 earnings release call

Bristow announces FY2022 Q1 earnings release call

29-Jul-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the global leader in vertical flight solutions, today announced it will release financial results for its first quarter fiscal year 2022 after market close on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. In connection with the release, Bristow has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, August 5, 2021 to begin at 10 a.m.... Read more

CHC General Counsel moves on

CHC General Counsel moves on

28-Jul-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Imran Hayat, the General Counsel at CHC, has moved on to scaffolding company BrandSafway.  His new employer issued a press release saying BrandSafway, a global leader in access and industrial services, has announced that Imran Hayat has joined the company as executive vice president (EVP) and chief legal officer (CLO), effective July 19, 2021. “Imran has... Read more

Milestone announces purchase leaseback with NHV for an AW169

Milestone announces purchase leaseback with NHV for an AW169

14-Jul-2021

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”) has signed a Purchase/Leaseback (PLB) arrangement for a AW169 helicopter with Belgian-based operator, NHV Group (“NHV”), a leading provider of B2B helicopter services. The AW169 helicopter delivered earlier this month will support missions in the UK for Italian oil and gas company, ENI. It will be based in Blackpool, United... Read more

Bristow Norway extends contracts with Equinor, Shell and Neptune

Bristow Norway extends contracts with Equinor, Shell and Neptune

13-Jul-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) today announced four separate two-year contract extensions through April 2024 with Equinor, Shell and Neptune to support its air transportation crew change services for their operations in the Norwegian continental shelf. Bristow has been an Equinor aviation partner for more than 20 years and will continue to use its fleet... Read more

Abu Dhabi Aviation leases two AW139s to Bestfly

Abu Dhabi Aviation leases two AW139s to Bestfly

30-Jun-2021Source: Arabian Aerospace

Abu Dhabi Aviation has leased two new AW-139 helicopters to Angola operator Bestfly with the first helicopter being handed over to the Luanda headquartered company by Leonardo today. See Full Story. ... Read more

Bristow loses another North Sea contract to CHC

Bristow loses another North Sea contract to CHC

28-Jun-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Only a matter of weeks since we reported that Apache Oil had decided to move their helicopter support operations away from Bristow, we can confirm that another oil company is taking the same route.  TAQA Bratani has decided to move away from Bristow for the North Sea support flights to their Brae fields, located 135... Read more

CHC merger with Babcock Offshore on hold

CHC merger with Babcock Offshore on hold

14-Jun-2021Source: CMA

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on CHC Group LLC, EEA Helicopter Operations B.V., CHC Scotia Limited, Babcock Mission Critical Services Offshore Limited, Babcock Offshore Services Australasia Pty Ltd, and Babcock Denmark A/S in relation to the acquisition by CHC Group... Read more

NHV Group welcomes new Chief Financial Officer

NHV Group welcomes new Chief Financial Officer

8-Jun-2021Source: NHV Group

NHV Group announced the appointment of Mr. Laurent Verhelst as Chief Financial Officer (‘CFO’). Mr. Verhelst will be a member of NHV’s Executive Committee reporting to CEO Steffen Bay. He will begin his employment mid-June 2021. Laurent Verhelst is a senior executive with a proven track record and deep financial expertise that stems from more... Read more

New AW139 lasts just two weeks with Omni in Brazil

New AW139 lasts just two weeks with Omni in Brazil

7-Jun-2021Source: HeliHub.com

A newly delivered AW139 had an accident during a night training flight last week which will likely lead to the aircraft being declared a write-off. Delivered new from the US production line in Philadelphia, PR-OTF was ferried between 10 and 17 April through to the Omni base at Macapa in north-east Brazil. A week later,... Read more

New Standards Launched for Offshore Helicopter Refueling

New Standards Launched for Offshore Helicopter Refueling

4-Jun-2021Source: OPITO

OPITO, the global safety and skills organisation for the energy industry, together with the OGUK Aviation Services Task Group, has launched new standards to ensure helicopter refuelling on offshore assets is consistently completed safely and effectively. The Helicopter Refuelling Initial Training and Workplace Competence Assessment Standards, which have been developed in collaboration with a cross-sector working group,... Read more

Bristow renews sponsorship of UK Cadet Programme

Bristow renews sponsorship of UK Cadet Programme

3-Jun-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) is investing in the next generation of offshore helicopter pilots with its latest sponsored UK cadet programme in partnership with Helicentre Aviation, designed to attract, train and retain the professional pilots of the future. Applications are now open for the programme, which will see four cadets chosen through a rigorous... Read more

New Offshore HTAWS technical standard published

New Offshore HTAWS technical standard published

5-Apr-2021Source: CAA

A new technical standard for ‘Terrain Awareness & Warning Systems’ fitted to helicopters operating offshore (Offshore HTAWS) has been published in Europe and North America. The upgrade will significantly enhance safety levels by increasing the warning time helicopter pilots receive of a potential impact by up to 600 per cent, affording flight crews a much... Read more

Bristow reorganises leadership team

Bristow reorganises leadership team

31-Mar-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) today announced changes to its executive leadership team structure that will help the Company capitalize on evolving market conditions and better position Bristow for long-term growth. The changes are effective April 1st, as the Company begins its new fiscal year. “As we continue to make progress on post-merger integration, we... Read more

NHV wins 6 month Irish offshore contract

NHV wins 6 month Irish offshore contract

24-Mar-2021Source: NHV

NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, today announced a new contract with PSE Kinsale Energy Ltd in support of its decommissioning operations in the Celtic Sea. The transfer flights towards the Stena Spey drilling rig, about 50 km off the south coast of Cork, are expected to start in April 2021 for... Read more

Apache terminate Bristow North Sea contract before it completes

Apache terminate Bristow North Sea contract before it completes

12-Mar-2021Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com understands that Apache Corporation have invoked a 120-day termination clause on Bristow Helicopters for their contract to provide helicopters between Aberdeen and the Forties and Beryl fields. In this unusual move, Bristow will have flown 75% of the original five year contract, which started in September 2017. It also puts offshore operators on warning... Read more

Babcock sells offshore helicopter business

Babcock sells offshore helicopter business

11-Mar-2021Source: Babcock

Babcock, the aerospace and defence company, has entered into a conditional agreement for the sale of its Oil and Gas aviation business to CHC Group, LLC (CHC). The Oil and Gas business, which is part of the Group’s Aviation sector, provides offshore oil and gas crew transportation services in the UK, Denmark and Australia. It... Read more

Caverton Helicopters moves into S76D operations

Caverton Helicopters moves into S76D operations

19-Feb-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Nigerian operator Caverton Helicopters is moving into operations with Sikorsky S76D helicopters. This may be a response to the Bristow Helicopters flying eight S76Ds in their Nigerian fleet – the only location that the Houston-based global operator flies the D model on a regular basis.  Caverton’s offshore operations have in recent years been based around... Read more

PHI to fly Airbus H160 for Shell on Gulf of Mexico

PHI to fly Airbus H160 for Shell on Gulf of Mexico

15-Feb-2021Source: Airbus

International energy group Shell has selected leading US offshore helicopter operator PHI to operate four Airbus H160s to service a support contract in the Gulf of Mexico. The contract marks the entry into the oil and gas market of the H160 with a wealth of design features promising new levels of safety, comfort and schedule... Read more

Babcock wins extension to North Sea SAR contract

Babcock wins extension to North Sea SAR contract

4-Feb-2021Source: Babcock

Babcock has been awarded a contract extension to continue delivering a lifesaving Search and Rescue (SAR) service in support of the men and women working in the North Sea. The four-year extension – which follows a previous one-year extension – will see the contract for the Aberdeen-based operation, which was due to complete this April,... Read more

CHC wins another UK offshore windfarm contract

CHC wins another UK offshore windfarm contract

26-Jan-2021Source: CHC

CHC Helicopter has been awarded a contract to provide helicopter services by Vestas, for three offshore wind energy projects in the northern and southern North Sea. Flying out of Aberdeen and Humberside, a combination of Sikorsky S-92 and Leonardo AW139 aircraft will be used to support the projects. CHC, a world leader in helicopter transportation... Read more

Bristow appoints Area Manager in Brazil

Bristow appoints Area Manager in Brazil

13-Jan-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) today announced Fernando Quental has been appointed to the role of Brazil Area Manager, effective today. In this role, he will be responsible for all facets of Bristow’s operations in Brazil. Quental has more than 20 years of leadership experience in various industries, and he comes to Bristow from SGS... Read more

Caverton launches S92 operations in Nigeria

Caverton launches S92 operations in Nigeria

5-Jan-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Caverton Helicopters is heralding the arrival of their new Sikorsky S92 as the first operated by a Nigerian-owned operator. Evidently they are distinguishing themselves from US-based Bristow, who have operated S92s in the West African country for many years. The aircraft’s arrival also marks the first time that a helicopter shipped into the port has... Read more

Christmas 2020 message from the HeliHub.com team

Christmas 2020 message from the HeliHub.com team

24-Dec-2020Source: HeliHub.com

The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and we pray that 2021 sees us all with a more positive view ahead, and with the expectation of getting a COVID-19 vaccine very soon.  Since HeliHub.com founder Jeremy Parkin launched the world’s first helicopter news website back in 1999, this... Read more

Gazprom Neft commissions a new heliport in the Arctic

Gazprom Neft commissions a new heliport in the Arctic

22-Dec-2020Source: Gazprom Neft

The most cutting-edge solutions for arranging flights under the harsh conditions of the Arctic have been deployed in building the heliport, which is equipped with a landing strip, apron, passenger service area complete with air-traffic control tower, and facilities-support buildings. The heliport is equipped with the latest radio and meteorological equipment, navigation and lighting systems. Up to 26 flights will leave for the... Read more

Wiking takes delivery of latest AW139

Wiking takes delivery of latest AW139

17-Dec-2020Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that WIKING Helikopter Service GmbH has taken delivery of a new AW139 7-tonne intermediate twin engine helicopter from Leonardo’s Vergiate facility, further expanding an existing fleet of three aircraft. The helicopter will be used to carry out offshore transport missions supporting energy industry operations in Northern Europe. WIKING has been an offshore transport... Read more

Rostec Starts Assembling the First Mi-171A3 Offshore Helicopter

Rostec Starts Assembling the First Mi-171A3 Offshore Helicopter

16-Dec-2020Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has started assembling the first prototype of Mi-171A3 offshore helicopter. Equipment for assembling the fuselage was put into operation at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant. Mi-171A3 comes with several significant upgrades when compared to Mi-171A2: a new airframe that integrates a crash-resistant fuel system into the cargo... Read more

CHC Norway wins S92 contract with Equinor and Var Energi

CHC Norway wins S92 contract with Equinor and Var Energi

14-Dec-2020Source: Energy Voice

Equinor has handed CHC an £85 million contract to provide flights from Stavanger airport to its Norwegian continental shelf platforms. CHC will provide crew change services in the southern part of the Norwegian North Sea, serving the Johan Sverdrup, Gina Krogh, Sleipner, Grane, Gudrun, Heimdal and Draupner fields, as well as drilling rigs in the... Read more

Denmark sets 2050 as the end of oil production

Denmark sets 2050 as the end of oil production

7-Dec-2020Source: HeliHub.com

The Danish parliament made two far-reaching decisions late last week. Firstly, to abandon the planned round of tenders for oil exploration, and secondly to stop all production from the Danish sector of the North Sea by 2050. The announcement included plans for a local initiative to support longer term development and employment in Esbjerg and... Read more

Milestone delivers first S92 to Caverton Helicopters

Milestone delivers first S92 to Caverton Helicopters

2-Dec-2020Source: Milestone

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GECAS company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, announces that it has recently delivered a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter to Caverton Helicopters Limited (“Caverton”). This marks the first S-92 to be operated by Caverton and the first to be operated by a wholly locally-owned African company. The deal... Read more

Leonardo to add extra baggage pod to AW189

Leonardo to add extra baggage pod to AW189

30-Nov-2020Source: HeliHub.com

One of the AW189 development aircraft was noted last week with a new feature at the rear of its fuselage.   Leonardo have confirmed to HeliHub.com that they are test flying a “rear pod”, to provide additional storage/baggage capabilities of up to 7-10 bags. The kit is aimed at offshore operators, ) for the AW189 super medium,... Read more

CHC starts 15 week Petrogas contract

CHC starts 15 week Petrogas contract

6-Nov-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Offshore operator CHC yesterday positioned an Airbus H175 from Aberdeen to Den Helder in the Netherlands. This is for a contract with Petrogas Exploration & Production Netherlands for crew transport to/from Maersk Resilient for their drilling activities in the A / B block. The project is expected to last approximately 15 weeks. Jeremy Parkin –... Read more

Baker Hughes Rig Count – 30 Oct 20

Baker Hughes Rig Count – 30 Oct 20

2-Nov-2020

Baker Hughes has issued the rotary rig counts as a service to the petroleum industry since 1944, when Baker Hughes Tool Company began weekly counts of U.S. and Canadian drilling activity.  Baker Hughes initiated the monthly international rig count in 1975. The North American rig count is released weekly and the international rig count monthly.  Baker Hughes... Read more

Baker Hughes Rig Count – 23 Oct 20

Baker Hughes Rig Count – 23 Oct 20

26-Oct-2020Source: Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes has issued the rotary rig counts as a service to the petroleum industry since 1944, when Baker Hughes Tool Company began weekly counts of U.S. and Canadian drilling activity.  Baker Hughes initiated the monthly international rig count in 1975. The North American rig count is released weekly and the international rig count monthly.  Baker Hughes... Read more

NHV to increase hangarage at Aberdeen

NHV to increase hangarage at Aberdeen

20-Oct-2020Source: Vail Williams

Oil and gas helicopter service provider NHV Group has struck a deal to lease a 13,368 sq ft office and industrial unit next to Aberdeen airport. MOVING IN: NHV Group has sub-let the industrial unit at Dyce next to Aberdeen Airport from Survitec in a deal brokered by property consultancy Vail Williams LLP. The deal... Read more

Baker Hughes Rig Count – 16 Oct 20

Baker Hughes Rig Count – 16 Oct 20

19-Oct-2020Source: Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes has issued the rotary rig counts as a service to the petroleum industry since 1944, when Baker Hughes Tool Company began weekly counts of U.S. and Canadian drilling activity.  Baker Hughes initiated the monthly international rig count in 1975. The North American rig count is released weekly and the international rig count monthly.  Baker Hughes... Read more

Babcock starts Total contract from Aberdeen

Babcock starts Total contract from Aberdeen

16-Oct-2020Source: Babcock

In August, Babcock won the long-term contract from CHC to transport Total workers to its central North Sea platforms. The US helicopter firm took a thinly-veiled swipe at Total over loss of the work, saying “unsustainable pricing, will ultimately see an end to future industry investment in technology, safety improvements and the next generation of... Read more

HeliHub.com adds weekly offshore rig count data to news feed

HeliHub.com adds weekly offshore rig count data to news feed

13-Oct-2020Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com is now including weekly rig count data to its news feed.  Supplied by Baker Hughes, the rig data is an important business barometer for the drilling industry and its suppliers – in our case, helicopter operations and all the support that goes with it. The active rig count acts as a leading indicator of demand... Read more

Baker Hughes Rig Count – 09 Oct 20

Baker Hughes Rig Count – 09 Oct 20

12-Oct-2020Source: Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes has issued the rotary rig counts as a service to the petroleum industry since 1944, when Baker Hughes Tool Company began weekly counts of U.S. and Canadian drilling activity.  Baker Hughes initiated the monthly international rig count in 1975. The North American rig count is released weekly and the international rig count monthly.  Baker Hughes... Read more

Milestone becomes first leasing customer for Airbus H160

Milestone becomes first leasing customer for Airbus H160

5-Oct-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Milestone Aviation and Airbus Helicopters have agreed to include six H160s in Milestone’s orderbook. The helicopters will be destined for a range of missions including offshore transportation and emergency medical services, the first of which is set to deliver in 2023. “Today’s announcement will see us enhance our orderbook to include the H160 which we... Read more

Baker Hughes Rig Count – 02 Oct 20

Baker Hughes Rig Count – 02 Oct 20

5-Oct-2020Source: Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes has issued the rotary rig counts as a service to the petroleum industry since 1944, when Baker Hughes Tool Company began weekly counts of U.S. and Canadian drilling activity.  Baker Hughes initiated the monthly international rig count in 1975. The North American rig count is released weekly and the international rig count monthly.  Baker Hughes... Read more

Airbus H175 to bolster Omni’s oil and gas operations in Brazil

Airbus H175 to bolster Omni’s oil and gas operations in Brazil

28-Sep-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Omni Taxi Aereo, Brazil’s leading oil and gas transport company and part of OMNI Helicopters International group (OHI), becomes the first operator to introduce the H175 in Brazil. The aircraft has arrived in Brazil, where it will perform cargo load and passenger transport missions for the country’s key oil and gas industry. “The H175 offers... Read more

Baker Hughes Rig Count – 25 Sep 20

Baker Hughes Rig Count – 25 Sep 20

28-Sep-2020Source: Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes has issued the rotary rig counts as a service to the petroleum industry since 1944, when Baker Hughes Tool Company began weekly counts of U.S. and Canadian drilling activity.  Baker Hughes initiated the monthly international rig count in 1975. The North American rig count is released weekly and the international rig count monthly.  Baker Hughes... Read more

LCI and Sumitomo to establish JV helicopter leasing business

LCI and Sumitomo to establish JV helicopter leasing business

23-Sep-2020Source: LCI

LCI, a leading helicopter lessor and the aviation division of the Libra Group, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL) have agreed to establish and operate a joint venture helicopter leasing business. The vehicle has launched with the initial acquisition of 19 next generation helicopters with a value of US$230 million. SMFL and... Read more

Baker Hughes rig count – 18 Sep 20

Baker Hughes rig count – 18 Sep 20

21-Sep-2020Source: Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes has issued the rotary rig counts as a service to the petroleum industry since 1944, when Baker Hughes Tool Company began weekly counts of U.S. and Canadian drilling activity.  Baker Hughes initiated the monthly international rig count in 1975. The North American rig count is released weekly and the international rig count monthly.  Baker Hughes... Read more

Brazilian operator Aeroleo rebranded as Bristow

Brazilian operator Aeroleo rebranded as Bristow

2-Sep-2020Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the largest offshore helicopter operator in the world, announced today it will rename its Aeróleo division in Brazil to Bristow and remain focused on its support of the oil and gas industry and other vertical lift solutions. Bristow has been an integral part of the oil and gas industry in... Read more

World First – Logistics supply to offshore rig by UAV

World First – Logistics supply to offshore rig by UAV

28-Aug-2020Source: Schiebel

Schiebel, together with partner Nordic Unmanned, successfully demonstrated to Norwegian energy company Equinor the cargo delivery capability of its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) CAMCOPTER® S-100 to offshore platform Troll A. This is a world’s first in terms of full-scale offshore UAV delivery from shore to an active oil and gas installation. The exercise simulated the... Read more

Bristow to close two Lousiana bases with 350 job losses, claims union

Bristow to close two Lousiana bases with 350 job losses, claims union

6-Aug-2020Source: OPEIU

More than 150 helicopter pilots and mechanics represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Locals 107 and 407 at Bristow Helicopters are shocked by the company’s unilateral decision, announced Wednesday afternoon, to close two Louisiana facilities in both New Iberia and Galliano, resulting in the loss of more than 350 good-paying, family-sustaining jobs. In June, Bristow completed a... Read more

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

Babcock wins major new contracts with Total E&P UK

Babcock wins major new contracts with Total E&P UK

3-Aug-2020Source: Babcock

Babcock has secured two new five-year contracts in the UK and Denmark to provide energy major Total with helicopter transport in the North Sea. The contracts, which were won in a competitive tender, will see Babcock’s Offshore business operate a mix of S-92 and H175 helicopters for Total in the UK. Flights from Aberdeen will... Read more

Bristow announces FY2021 Q1 Earnings Release Call

Bristow announces FY2021 Q1 Earnings Release Call

31-Jul-2020Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, today announced it will release financial results for its first quarter for fiscal year 2021 after the market closes on Thursday, August 6, 2020. In connection with the release, Bristow has scheduled a conference call for Friday, August 7, 2020 to begin at 10 a.m. ET (9... Read more

ITP Aero wins engine MRO contract for CHC S-92s and AW189s

ITP Aero wins engine MRO contract for CHC S-92s and AW189s

19-Jun-2020Source: ITP Aero

ITP Aero has signed a contract with CHC Helicopter to provide comprehensive support for its fleet of CT7-8A and CT7-2E1 engines that are flown in its Sikorsky S-92 and Leonardo AW189 helicopters. The contract spans five years and work will be carried out at ITP Aero’s Albacete and Ajalvir facilities in Spain. The contract includes... Read more

Bristow to present at 2020 JP Morgan Energy, Power & Renewables Conference

Bristow to present at 2020 JP Morgan Energy, Power & Renewables Conference

16-Jun-2020Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, will present a virtual presentation at the J.P. Morgan Energy, Power & Renewables Conference held on June 16-17, 2020. Bristow’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Chris Bradshaw, will present on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. ET and participate in... Read more

NHV extends North Sea contract with Ithaca Energy

NHV extends North Sea contract with Ithaca Energy

15-Jun-2020Source: NHV

NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, today announced it has signed a five-year contract extension with Ithaca Energy (UK) Limited, providing aviation services to the Ithaca Energy Group’s operated FPF-1 installation, Alba, Captain and Erskine fields in the Scottish North Sea. The extension covers seven-day-a-week coverage and will start in January 2021.... Read more

Bristow Completes Merger with Era

Bristow Completes Merger with Era

11-Jun-2020Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE:VTOL) and Era Group Inc. (“Era”) announced today that they have completed their combination (the “Merger”), creating a financially stronger company with enhanced size and diversification. The newly combined company will use the Bristow Group name (“Bristow”) and will remain a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange.  The newly combined company’s common... Read more

NHV wins AW169 offshore contract from Blackpool UK

NHV wins AW169 offshore contract from Blackpool UK

5-May-2020Source: HeliHub.com

NHV Group today announced a new long-term contract with Spirit Energy to provide passenger transfer services in support of their East Irish Sea operations. The operations are expected to start in December 2020, and will be based at Blackpool (UK).  The contract is currently flown by Babcock MCS Offshore. Spirit Energy has a group of... Read more

Northern HeliCopter Secures HEMS Contract for German Offshore Wind Farms

Northern HeliCopter Secures HEMS Contract for German Offshore Wind Farms

9-Apr-2020Source: offshoreWIND.biz

Northern HeliCopter GmbH has won a contract to provide rescue services for the Riffgat and Alpha Ventus offshore wind farms in Germany. See Full Story.... Read more

COVID-19 – CHC adapt AW139s with all approvals completed inside two weeks

COVID-19 – CHC adapt AW139s with all approvals completed inside two weeks

8-Apr-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Offshore operator CHC has produced an adaption for their offshore AW139s in the Netherlands to provide a safety screen between the pilots and the passengers during the COVID19 pandemic.  Quinten Hergaarden, Deputy Accountable Manager at CHC Helicopters Netherlands spoke with HeliHub.com to explain the project further. With the AW139 cabin reduced from 12 to 8 passengers (for... Read more

Babcock wins major new North Sea helicopter contract from Bristow

Babcock wins major new North Sea helicopter contract from Bristow

6-Mar-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Babcock MCS Offshore have won a significant new five-year shared contract with three oil and gas operators for helicopter transport in the northern North Sea. The contract will initially see Babcock operate over 100 helicopter flights each month from Sumburgh in Shetland, on behalf of CNR International, EnQuest and TAQA under a collaborative agreement. Flights... Read more

Babcock lowers expectations for Aviation for this financial year

Babcock lowers expectations for Aviation for this financial year

14-Feb-2020Source: HeliHub.com

British based Babcock International Group has put out a Trading Update this week which paints a very mixed situation for its Aviation division.  From the full statement below we note implementing improvement and restructuring programmes £85 million write down on assets and leases in our oil and gas business Good trading performance in UK and international... Read more

Pawan Hans appoints new chairman and managing director

Pawan Hans appoints new chairman and managing director

12-Feb-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Pawan Hans have announced that Sanjeev Razdan has been appointed as the chairman and managing director (CMD).  Razdan is at present general manager at the operator, the largest in India, and has been appointed as the CMD for a five-year tenure. Pawan Hans is owned by the Indian Government, 49% by the state-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corporation... Read more

Bristow Announces Contract Extensions with ConocoPhillips

Bristow Announces Contract Extensions with ConocoPhillips

11-Feb-2020Source: Bristow Group

Bristow Group Inc. today announced extensions to two contracts with ConocoPhillips to support its air transportation crew change and shuttle/search and rescue (SAR) services for the Greater Ekofisk Area in the North Sea. Bristow has been ConocoPhillips’s aviation partner for more than 20 years. The current two contracts started September 1, 2014 and the extension... Read more

Bell and Wintershall Dea Set Sights for Innovative North Sea Operations

Bell and Wintershall Dea Set Sights for Innovative North Sea Operations

29-Jan-2020Source: Bell

During HAI 2020, Bell announced their collaboration with Norwegian oil and gas operator, Wintershall Dea Norge AS, to bring enhanced helicopter operational safety to the North Sea. “Wintershall Dea is a pioneer in their industry and working together with Bell, we believe we will challenge industry norms and create a new standard of innovation in... Read more

Heli-One develops new H225 mods

Heli-One develops new H225 mods

28-Jan-2020Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has developed several new H225 modifications for HEMS purpose. The modifications are a modular medical equipment wall and stretcher installation. These modifications support HEMS teams with improved flexibility and efficiency while maintaining patient and crew safety. Updated Medical Wall This is the third... Read more

IOGP oil & gas companies commit to joint project with HeliOffshore

IOGP oil & gas companies commit to joint project with HeliOffshore

28-Jan-2020Source: HeliOffshore

The Safety and Aviation Committee of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) endorsed plans for a new aviation-focused Joint Industry Project (JIP) to fund work in support of its Project Safira goal of eliminating fatalities from the upstream energy business. The JIP will result in fresh investment of approximately £500,000 in the... Read more

Sikorsky introduces S-92A+ and S-92B upgrades

Sikorsky introduces S-92A+ and S-92B upgrades

28-Jan-2020Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced today it is accepting position agreements for upgrades to the best-in-class S-92 helicopter: the S-92A+™ and the S-92B™ helicopters. The announcement at the annual Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli Expo demonstrates continued investment in and commitment to commercial helicopter operators and customers. “We are excited to offer... Read more

Keith Mullett joins HeliOffshore Board

Keith Mullett joins HeliOffshore Board

28-Jan-2020Source: HeliOffshore

On Monday 27th January, 2020 HeliOffshore announced the appointment of Keith Mullett to HeliOffshore’s board of directors. Keith Mullet is President of PHI International and acting President of PHI Americas.  He has been President of PHI International since the acquisition of HNZ by PHI in December of 2017.  Before that, he was the Executive Vice... Read more

Bristow to merge with Era Helicopters

Bristow to merge with Era Helicopters

24-Jan-2020Source: Bristow Group

Letter posted by Bristow Group as an official filing with the US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission), written by L. Don Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer.:- Dear Colleagues, Today is an important day in the life of Bristow as we continue to position our global company for long term success. It is with great enthusiasm... Read more

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