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Bristow to host analyst day in New York on Thursday

Bristow to host analyst day in New York on Thursday

Bristow Group Inc., a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, will host a half-day Analyst Meeting in New York City on Thursday, November 10, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and concluding at 1:30 p.m. Management’s presentations will be webcast live beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time and will be available online in… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 08-Nov-11

Bristow reports results for six months to 30th September

Bristow reports results for six months to 30th September

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) today reported net income for the September 2011quarter of $2.7 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, compared to net income of $38.9 million, or $1.06 per diluted share, in the same period a year ago. Adjusted net income, excluding non-cash asset impairment charges of $27.3 million and asset disposition effects, for the September 2011 quarter was $23.3 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, compared… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 08-Nov-11

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World’s smallest personal locator beacon gets FCC approval

World’s smallest personal locator beacon gets FCC approval

Cobham’s ResQLinkâ„¢, the world’s smallest 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), is now being shipped to dealers in the U.S. following FCC approvals. The ResQLinkâ„¢ from ACR Electronics, a business unit of Cobham Commercial Systems, is small and light enough to hold comfortably in one hand yet powerful enough to guide rescuers to within 100… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 28-Oct-11

Bell delivers three 412s and a 429 into Mexico

Bell delivers three 412s and a 429 into Mexico

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it has delivered four Bell aircraft into Mexico – three Bell 412s and the first Bell 429 into Mexico earlier this year. The three Bell 412s were delivered to Heliservicio Campeche to support its oil & gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Bell Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-Oct-11

Bristow announces FY12 Q2 earnings release and concall schedule

Bristow announces FY12 Q2 earnings release and concall schedule

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced today it will release financial results for its fiscal year 2012 second quarter ended September 30, 2011, after the market closes on Monday, November 7. In conjunction with the release, Bristow has scheduled a conference call, which will be broadcast… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 24-Oct-11

PHI selects Sagem Avionics Analysis Ground Station

PHI selects Sagem Avionics Analysis Ground Station

Sagem Avionics (Safran group) today announced that PHI, Inc. has selected it’s AGS for their fleet of helicopters. The AGS is a comprehensive flight operations monitoring system for Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) applications, processing and analyzing all available data from aircraft recorders and producing user-configurable, customized reports. The Sagem Avionics AGS will replace the existing PHI system and offers the… Read more »

Source: Sagem Avionics, 15-Oct-11

PHI appoints Director

PHI appoints Director

PHI, Inc. has announced the appointment of Didier Keller to serve as a director on the Board of Directors of PHI, Inc. effective October 12, 2011. Mr. Keller will also serve as a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. Mr. Keller served as Chief Executive of SBM Offshore N.V., a Dutch public company… Read more »

Source: PHI, 14-Oct-11

North Sea expansion as BP launch massive investment program

North Sea expansion as BP launch massive investment program

Oil giant BP has announced that they will proceed with a new £4.5 Billion oil project west of the Shetland Islands off the north east Scottish coast of the uK.  The BP-operated scheme is an extension of the existing Clair oil field, and will also include investment by fellow oil firms Shell, ConocoPhillips and Chevron…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Oct-11

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Bristow Nigeria appoints two Directors

Bristow Nigeria appoints two Directors

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 »

Source: Bristow Nigeria, 10-Oct-11

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Vietnam’s SSFC orders third EC225

Vietnam’s SSFC orders third EC225

The Southern Service Flight Company (SSFC) of Vietnam has signed a contract with Eurocopter South East Asia for a third EC225, with an option for another, to be added to its fleet for offshore oil and gas operations. It is scheduled to be delivered in early 2013. SSFC purchased its first rotary-wing aircraft from Eurocopter… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 06-Oct-11

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SMS Success Story – Facilities Maintenance, Inspection and Management

SMS Success Story – Facilities Maintenance, Inspection and Management

Nestling on a remote headland on the western coast of Australia, Exmouth is the latest base to be added to the CHC Australia portfolio and acts as an EC225 operating base in support of two offshore installations. The base is home to only six personnel who rotate in for two weeks on and two weeks… Read more »

Source: CHC, 04-Oct-11

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Air Traffic Control Association makes award for North Sea WAM system

Air Traffic Control Association makes award for North Sea WAM system

NATS, the leading provider of air traffic services and solutions in the United Kingdom, received the 2011 Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) Earl F. Ward Memorial Award for their deployment of Saab AB subsidiary Saab Sensis Corporation’s Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) in the North Sea. Presented at the annual ATCA conference, the Ward Award is… Read more »

Source: Saab, 03-Oct-11

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CHC appoints new CFO

CHC appoints new CFO

CHC Helicopter said today that Joan Hooper has been named senior executive vice president and chief financial officer of the world’s largest helicopter-services company. Ms. Hooper, a former senior finance executive at companies including Dell and AT&T, succeeds Rick Davis, who stepped down as CHC’s CFO in early August.  Doug Yakola, a senior advisor at… Read more »

Source: CHC, 30-Sep-11

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CHC refinances two S92s and three Super Pumas

CHC refinances two S92s and three Super Pumas

CHC Helicopter, the world’s largest helicopter-services company, and Milestone Aviation Group, a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced the commencement of a significant new financing relationship. The companies have agreed to terms on the sale-leaseback of five aircraft: two Sikorsky S92 and three Eurocopter AS332L2. The first part of the transaction valued at over… Read more »

Source: Milestone, 29-Sep-11

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Bristow to present at the Johnson Rice Energy Conference

Bristow to present at the Johnson Rice Energy Conference

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, today announced that the Company will be attending the Johnson Rice Energy Conference to be held in New Orleans, October 3-6, 2011. Jonathan Baliff, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is scheduled to present on Wednesday, October 5, at 10:45 a.m. Central… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 29-Sep-11

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CHC orders 20 more EC225s

CHC orders 20 more EC225s

CHC Helicopter has ordered and will incorporate 20 more Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma twin-engine helicopters into its operations over the next several years, CHC and Eurocopter announced today. Deliveries of the newly ordered EC225s – including an option for four additional aircraft beyond the initial 20 – will occur during the next four-plus years, into… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 29-Sep-11

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NHV Helicopters contracts with SaxonAir for offshore terminal

NHV Helicopters contracts with SaxonAir for offshore terminal

SaxonAir, part of the Klyne Aviation Group announces that they have agreed terms to provide helicopter facilities and associated passenger handling services to Belgian company NHV Helicopters at their new Business Aviation centre at Norwich International Airport. SaxonAir’s new £6.5m Business Aviation Centre was opened in May this year and offers dedicated offshore facilities. It… Read more »

Source: SaxonAir, 29-Sep-11

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Blueway orders fourth AW139

Blueway orders fourth AW139

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Blueway AS of Norway has signed a contract for one more AW139 medium twin helicopter. This aircraft will be used for offshore transport operations. This order follows an initial contract for three AW139s placed in 2010 and one for a fourth unit signed earlier this year… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 27-Sep-11

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CHC adds to management team

CHC adds to management team

CHC Helicopter announced a major restructure and series of strategic appointments within its senior management team in Aberdeen to support the existing customer base and grow its key markets. Nick Mair was appointed regional vice president for the Western North Sea Division following the integration of CHC’s European and global operations into a single Helicopter Services Division…. Read more »

Source: CHC, 26-Sep-11

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Bristow Academy and Rotorworld combine expertise

Bristow Academy and Rotorworld combine expertise

Bristow Academy Inc., a division of Bristow Group Inc., today announced a joint venture agreement with Rotorworld Institute LLC to offer Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET). The first eight-hour course is planned for October 7, 2011, and includes two hours of classroom and six hours of practical instruction. Demand for HUET training has increased in… Read more »

Source: Bristow Academy, 22-Sep-11

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RLC receives 2010 California Offshore Safety Excellence Award

RLC receives 2010 California Offshore Safety Excellence Award

RLC, the largest privately-held helicopter operator in the Gulf of Mexico, today announced that RLC’s Santa Maria, California Base Operations has received PXP’s California Offshore Safety Excellence Award for 2010. This award, which was announced at the 6th Annual PXP Vendor and Contractor Safety Conference, recognizes vendors and contractors who have met the highest levels… Read more »

Source: RLC, 21-Sep-11

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RLC wins HAI Safety Award

RLC wins HAI Safety Award

RLC, the largest privately-held helicopter operator in the Gulf of Mexico, today announced it has earned the Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) 2010 Operator Safety Award. This coveted honor is bestowed upon helicopter operators who operated without accident in the previous year. HAI acknowledged RLC for its outstanding 2010 safety record of 72,000+ accident-free flight hours…. Read more »

Source: RLC, 21-Sep-11

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Zhuhai Helicopter signs for two S92s and an S76

Zhuhai Helicopter signs for two S92s and an S76

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and China Southern Airlines’  Zhuhai Helicopter Branch company held a signing ceremony today at the first China Helicopter Exposition in Tianjin for the purchase of two Sikorsky S-92® and one S-76® offshore utility helicopters by Zhuhai Helicopter.  The new acquisitions are aimed at supporting the ever-expanding offshore oil operations in the South China Sea… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 16-Sep-11

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Two more S92s for Bristow Norway

Two more S92s for Bristow Norway

Bristow Norway is set to take delivery of two more Sikorsky S92 helicopters in the next few days – and a third is due.  The pair were seen at Southampton DOcks in the UK yesterday, still in primer and carrying the Norwegian registrations LN-ONA and LN-ONB (see below), along with serial numbers 920144 and 920145… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Sep-11

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RLC appoints new CEO, COO and VP Operations

RLC appoints new CEO, COO and VP Operations

Today RLC, the largest privately-held helicopter operator in the Gulf of Mexico, announced the appointment of Dru Milke as CEO of RLC. Milke brings RLC a wealth of domestic and international management experience and a proven track record in both the offshore rotorcraft services and oil and gas industries. The company also recently named Larry… Read more »

Source: RLC, 15-Sep-11

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Private equity house invests in RLC

Private equity house invests in RLC

RLC, the largest privately-held helicopter operator for the oil & gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico, today announced that it has secured a strategic investment from Sankaty Advisors, one of the nation’s leading private managers of fixed income and credit instruments. Terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Broussard, Louisiana, RLC… Read more »

Source: RLC, 15-Sep-11

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Rotorcraft Leasing Company rebrands as RLC

Rotorcraft Leasing Company rebrands as RLC

Today in conjunction with the announcement of a strategic investment from Sankaty Advisors and a number of key leadership team appointments, helicopter services provider RLC unveiled a fresh corporate brand identity including a new logo, tagline and redesigned website. As part of this evolution, the company, previously known as Rotorcraft Leasing Company, has standardized on… Read more »

Source: RLC, 15-Sep-11

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Gulf of Mexico 1983-2009 = 178 crashes, 139 deaths

Gulf of Mexico 1983-2009 = 178 crashes, 139 deaths

Helicopters servicing drilling platforms and ships in the Gulf of Mexico crash on average six times per year, mostly from mechanical failure, a report says.

Source: UPI, 12-Sep-11

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PHI accuses Sikorsky of withholding S76C accident report

PHI accuses Sikorsky of withholding S76C accident report

In a court filing last Friday, PHI Inc. claims Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. withheld a report by one of its lead engineers because his analysis concluded Sikorsky’s faulty design caused its helicopter to crash near Morgan City.  (see full story)

Source: Houston Chronicle, 31-Aug-11

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UTair signs MoU for 20 AW139s

UTair signs MoU for 20 AW139s

Russian Helicopters (subsidiary of JSC UIC Oboronprom, part of Russian Technologies State Corporation) and AgustaWestland (a Finmeccanica company) have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a planned order of 20 AW139 helicopters to be assembled in Russia. AgustaWestland and Russian Helicopters have also recently announced the establishment of  HeliVert, a joint venture company which… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 30-Aug-11

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Bristow to present at BarCap 2011 CEO Energy-Power Conference

Bristow to present at BarCap 2011 CEO Energy-Power Conference

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, today announced that the Company will be attending the Barclays Capital 2011 CEO Energy-Power Conference to be held in New York City, September 6-8, 2011. William E. Chiles, President and Chief Executive Officer is scheduled to present on Thursday,… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 30-Aug-11

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New Bristow analysis report released

New Bristow analysis report released

New Energy research report from GlobalData is now available from Fast Market Research titled “Bristow Group Inc. (BRS) – Oil & Gas – Deals and Alliances Profile”.  A summary of its contents follows:- Bristow Group Inc. is a provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry. Bristow Group Inc. (BRS) – Oil & Gas… Read more »

Source: Fast Market Research, 30-Aug-11

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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

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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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C-NLOPB responds to second offshore safety report

C-NLOPB responds to second offshore safety report

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) today responded to the final report of the Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry entitled “Report and Recommendations arising from the Transportation Safety Board’s Report”. The submission of this report signals the completion of the inquiry. The C-NLOPB wishes to extend its gratitude to Commissioner Robert Wells, Inquiry Counsel… Read more »

Source: C-NLOPB, 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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CHC announces departure of CFO

CHC announces departure of CFO

CHC Helicopter said that Rick Davis is stepping down as executive vice president and chief financial officer of the world’s largest helicopter-services company. Doug Yakola, a senior advisor at McKinsey & Co., will assume Mr. Davis’ finance responsibilities on an interim basis.  The temporary change is effective immediately, though Mr. Davis will be assisting with… Read more »

Source: CHC, 15-Aug-11

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Bristow Group reports results for FY12 Q1 ended 30 June 2011

Bristow Group reports results for FY12 Q1 ended 30 June 2011

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) today reported adjusted net income, excluding asset disposition effects, for the first quarter ended June 30, 2011 of $20.0 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, compared to $19.6 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, in the same period a year ago. GAAP net income for the first quarter was $21.0 million, or $0.57 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 09-Aug-11

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Bristow Group announces quarterly dividend

Bristow Group announces quarterly dividend

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15per share of its common stock. The dividend will be payable onSeptember 12, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 15, 2011. ABOUT BRISTOW… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 07-Aug-11

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SMS Success Story – Crisis Management and Emergency Response

SMS Success Story – Crisis Management and Emergency Response

A duty engineer informed the duty captain that he could smell gas in the CHC hangar at Stornoway, Scotland. The smell of gas was confirmed by fellow employees, prompting the duty captain to initiate the Emergency Response Plan (ERP). Within minutes of smelling the gas, staff evacuated the entire building before the crew were relocated… Read more »

Source: CHC, 04-Aug-11

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PHi announces results for Q2 ending 30 June 2011

PHi announces results for Q2 ending 30 June 2011

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Global Market: PHII (voting) PHIIK (non-voting)) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. Oil and Gas segment revenues were $90.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2011, compared to $94.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2010, a decrease of $4.5 million. Flight… Read more »

Source: PHi, 04-Aug-11

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CHC provides update on lease agreements and FY11 results/concall

CHC provides update on lease agreements and FY11 results/concall

CHC Helicopter said today it has completed agreements with all of its aircraft lessors to successfully reset the financial covenants on the company’s operating leases. “We are very pleased with the overall outcome of the negotiations and the support we received from our lessors,” said William Amelio, CHC’s president and chief executive officer. “We are… Read more »

Source: CHC, 03-Aug-11

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New president of CHC Helicopter Services appointed

New president of CHC Helicopter Services appointed

CHC Helicopter has added another crucial member to its management team with the appointment of John Graber as president of CHC Helicopter Services. Graber, who reports directly to CHC Helicopter president and CEO, Bill Amelio, replaces interim president Scott Pinfield. “In John Graber we have a leader who brings a wealth of experience tackling the… Read more »

Source: CHC, 02-Aug-11

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Eurocopter delivers 100th EC225 to Bristow for lease to MHS

Eurocopter delivers 100th EC225 to Bristow for lease to MHS

Eurocopter today marked the 100th delivery of an EC225, which was received by Bristow Group Inc. (Bristow) – the leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry worldwide. The landmark EC225 was supplied in the oil and gas configuration, but it can be used by Bristow in other missions due to the multi-role… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 18-Jul-11

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Three EC225s being prepared for MHS by Bristow in UK

Three EC225s being prepared for MHS by Bristow in UK

Bristow Helicopters in the UK are currently carrying out completion work, including full paint, on three Eurocopter EC225 helicopters for MHS Aviation in Malaysia.  Two have been delivered thus far, both carrying British registrations to facilitate test flights.  The aircraft are serial 2790 registered G-CGUB and 2792 as G-CGUC, delivered in to Bristow’s base at… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jul-11

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Sensis ADS-B chosen for Norwegian sector of North Sea

Sensis ADS-B chosen for Norwegian sector of North Sea

Avinor AS, the Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) for Norway, has selected Sensis Corporation to deploy an Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) system for the surveillance of helicopter traffic serving oil and gas platforms in the Norwegian part of the North Sea. Sensis ADS-B’s highly accurate surveillance will enhance safety of flights by providing air… Read more »

Source: Sensis, 28-Jun-11

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Caverton Helicopters signs for three AW139s

Caverton Helicopters signs for three AW139s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Caverton Helicopters of Nigeria has recently signed a contract for three AW139 medium twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used for offshore transport duties in support of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. This order further strengthens the presence of AgustaWestland in Nigeria where… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 26-Jun-11

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Norwegian operator Blueway signs for fourth EC225

Norwegian operator Blueway signs for fourth EC225

Norwegian operator Blueway signed for a fourth additional EC225 at the Paris Air Show, completing their initial order of three EC225s signed this spring with Eurocopter.  Present at the signature was the newly appointed Blueway CEO Jakob Bae and Eurocopter President and CEO Lutz Bertling. Blueway AS has provided helicopter services since 1986 and today… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Jun-11

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Heli Union orders four EC175s for offshore ops

Heli Union orders four EC175s for offshore ops

Héli-Union is extending its long-standing relationship with Eurocopter by ordering four EC175 for offshore oil and gas missions, continuing this worldwide helicopter operator’s tradition in pioneering the introduction of highly capable new-generation rotary-wing aircraft. The contract signature was officially announced today during Héli-Union’s 50-year anniversary celebration, which was held at its Toussus-le-Noble maintenance center near… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 24-Jun-11

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Rockwell Collins initiates project to validate ADS-B requirements in Europe

Rockwell Collins initiates project to validate ADS-B requirements in Europe

Rockwell Collins, in collaboration with multiple helicopter operators*, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Eurocontrol, and the Netherlands Civil Aviation Administration, recently completed an operational evaluation to successfully validate automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) out airworthiness requirements for helicopters operating over the North Sea. The multi-year project, of which Rockwell Collins was a leading participant,… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 22-Jun-11

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AgustaWestland unveils AW189

AgustaWestland unveils AW189

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is proud to unveil the AW189, a new generation affordable multi-purpose twin-engine 8-tonne class helicopter designed in response to the growing market demand for higher payload, longer range and higher productivity. The AW189 complements the modern range of AgustaWestland commercial helicopters and will be certified in 2013 and enter service in… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Jun-11

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Offshore S-92 fleet availability rate tops 90% for third year running

Offshore S-92 fleet availability rate tops 90% for third year running

Sikorsky’s S-92® helicopter achieved an average availability rate of 96% for the offshore oil operators’ fleet during the month of April, demonstrating a trend over the last few years that the aircraft are increasingly reliable for customers worldwide. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The S-92 offshore fleet has flown more than… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 21-Jun-11

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Heli-Union takes delivery of two S-76C++

Heli-Union takes delivery of two S-76C++

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today the delivery of two S-76C++â„¢ helicopters to Heli-Union for use in offshore oil missions. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The contract for these aircraft was signed in November 2010. With this delivery, Heli-Union now has eight S-76C++ helicopters operating internationally. “We are proud that Heli-Union continues… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 21-Jun-11

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Blueway AS orders another AW139

Blueway AS orders another AW139

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Blueway AS of Norway has signed a contract for one more AW139 medium twin helicopter. This aircraft will be used for offshore transport operations. This order adds to the contract for three AW139s placed in 2010 and is part of a Framework Agreement for the purchase… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Jun-11

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CHC Helicopter launches Woodside operations in Australia

CHC Helicopter launches Woodside operations in Australia

CHC Helicopter have launched operations in Australia by providing helicopter services for Woodside Energy’s Australian operations. In June, three EC225 aircraft began operations for Woodside based out of Karratha and Broome, with a fourth aircraft starting service in August 2011 out of the third Woodside base, Exmouth. The Woodside Energy contract, a five-year agreement plus… Read more »

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BBC profile Bond Offshore Helicopters

BBC profile Bond Offshore Helicopters

Bond Offshore Helicopters are profiled in this article run today on the BBC as part of their lead-in to the Paris Air Show

Source: BBC, 17-Jun-11

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Bristow sells stake in Pan African Airlines

Bristow sells stake in Pan African Airlines

In compliance with the Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry Content Development Act and the Air Operators Recertification Process of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations, Bristow Group has announced the transfer of its shares in Pan African Airlines Nigeria (PAAN) Limited into Nigerian ownership. This opens the way for Pan African Airlines (Nigeria) Ltd to market… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jun-11

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Bond Offshore Helicopters wins £50m contract

Bond Offshore Helicopters wins £50m contract

[Note: We run the press release from Bond below verbatim.  However, we have been reporting this since 1st February 2011 – see here!] Bond Offshore Helicopters, part of the Gloucestershire-based Bond Aviation Group, has won a £50m contract to supply oil and gas company Perenco with two new Agusta Westland AW139 aircrafts. Bond has been… Read more »

Source: Bond Offshore Helicopters, 06-Jun-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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North Sea experience puts CHC on the agenda at Global Harsh Weather Summit

North Sea experience puts CHC on the agenda at Global Harsh Weather Summit

Offshore helicopter services provider CHC Helicopter will share its experience of operating in the challenging North Sea oil and gas environment at a global rescue services conference in the Netherlands later this month.

Source: OilVoice, 18-May-11

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Offshore helicopter safety progress headlines Oil & Gas UK seminar

Offshore helicopter safety progress headlines Oil & Gas UK seminar

Oil & Gas UK is to host a one-day seminar with the aim of bringing together leading figures in the oil and gas and aviation industries to discuss offshore helicopter safety. The event, which is sponsored by Aker Solutions, is the sixth annual Aviation Seminar organised by Oil & Gas UK and will feature a… Read more »

Source: Oil & Gas UK, 18-May-11

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Bond Offshore Helicopters register second AW139

Bond Offshore Helicopters register second AW139

The second AW139 for Bond Offshore Helicopters is now registered in the UK as G-PERB.  This is the second aircraft for operations on the Southern North Sea for Perenco, and will be based at Norwich.  There are reports of Bond acquiring a total of four AW139s, two leased from Era Helicopters – these first two… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-May-11

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Bristow Group report Q4 and full year to 31 March 2011

Bristow Group report Q4 and full year to 31 March 2011

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) today reported adjusted net income, excluding special items, for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2011 of $37.0 million, or $1.00 per diluted share, compared to $26.6 million, or $0.73 per diluted share in the same period a year ago. GAAP net income for the fourth quarter was$30.9 million, or $0.84 per diluted share. The quarter benefited from operating improvement… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 11-May-11

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PHi announces results for Q1 ending 31 March 2011

PHi announces results for Q1 ending 31 March 2011

PHI, Inc. (“PHI”) (The Nasdaq Global Market: PHII (voting) PHIIK (non-voting)) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011. Oil and Gas segment revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 were $77.5 million, and operating income for the segment was $7.0 million, compared to revenues of $84.9 million and operating income… Read more »

Source: PHi, 10-May-11

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Imenco awarded North Sea helicopter refuelling contract

Imenco awarded North Sea helicopter refuelling contract

The contract is for a new Helicopter Refueling System at Greater Ekofisk Area 2/4, as the platform will have the busiest Helicopter traffic in the North Sea. The contract will include delivery of a Dispenser Unit, Defueling Unit, Storage Skid, Sample Skid, Laydown Skid, Pump Unit, included necessary Engineering work for the project.  The Helicopter Refueling  package… Read more »

Source: Imenco, 09-May-11

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AgustaWestland launches OGP Safety Advisors Training Programme

AgustaWestland launches OGP Safety Advisors Training Programme

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the launch of the annual OGP Aviation Safety Advisors Training Programme. This new initiative will provide aviation safety advisors from the Oil & Gas with a high level technical overview of the AW139 helicopter, training and support infrastructure, with the first event planned for September 2011 in… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 06-May-11

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AW139 rolled out in full Bond Offshore colours

AW139 rolled out in full Bond Offshore colours

Bond Offshore Helicopters are due to start operating the AW139 on offshore operations to the Southern North Sea soon.  A key customer in this region of gas fields is Perenco, for which Bond will fly a pair of AW139s, registered G-PERA and PERB picking up the first three letters of oil company’s name. On delivery,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-May-11

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Bristow schedules FY11 Q4 and year-end earnings release/call

Bristow schedules FY11 Q4 and year-end earnings release/call

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced today it will release financial results for its fiscal year 2011 fourth quarter and year-ended March 31, 2011, after the market closes on Tuesday, May 10. In conjunction with the release, Bristow has scheduled a conference call, which will be… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 04-May-11

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Bristow confirms StatOil S92 contract award

Bristow confirms StatOil S92 contract award

[HeliHub.com editor note – we include this merely for completeness as Bristow issue this press release.  We originally ran the story on 19th April, naming the client as StatOil] Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced today that it has been awarded a renewal contract… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 04-May-11

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Tragedy pair suing Bond Offshore Helicopters for £4 Million

Tragedy pair suing Bond Offshore Helicopters for £4 Million

The partners of two crewmen killed in the April 2009 North Sea helicopter disaster are taking legal action worth more than £4million.  Captain Paul Burnham, 31, and co-pilot Richard Menzies, 24, died along with 14 oil workers when their Super Puma helicopter crashed off Peterhead on its return from BP’s Miller platform.

Source: Press & Journal, 03-May-11

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World Helicopters acquires Bond Aviation Group for €300m

World Helicopters acquires Bond Aviation Group for €300m

Bond Aviation Group becomes an integral part of World Helicopters, together with the Inaer Helicopter Company and Australian Helicopters. Creates the world leader in the emergency helicopter services industry. Creates a leading player in the international oil and gas helicopter services industry. World Helicopters will operate ca. 360 aircrafts (rotary and fixed wing). World Helicopters,… Read more »

Source: World Helicopters, 02-May-11

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Gulf Helicopters to add nine to fleet by 2015

Gulf Helicopters to add nine to fleet by 2015

Gulf Helicopters have announced plans to invest about 500M Qatari Riyals on new aircraft over the next four years – approx US $137.4M in today’s money.  In parent company Gulf International Services’ five-year business plan released this week, they state that nine new helicopters would join their fleet by 2015 and that they expected demand… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-May-11

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Weststar signs offshore contracts worth US $1.4 Billion

Weststar signs offshore contracts worth US $1.4 Billion

In Malaysia, Weststar Aviation Services has signed contracts with five major oil and gas industry organisations to provide them with helicopter support for the next 10 years.  The deals are worth an estimated RM4.2 billion (US $1.4 billion) Group MD Tan Sri Syed Azman Syed Ibrahim said the company will fly for Petronas Carigali, ExxonMobil… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Apr-11

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Bristow wins 2011 NOIA Safety-in-Seas award

Bristow wins 2011 NOIA Safety-in-Seas award

Washington, DC – Bristow Group was awarded the 2011 National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) Safety in Seas Award today, recognizing their outstanding contribution to the safety of life offshore for energy workers through their “Target Zero” program of training and safety tracking. Bristow’s award-winning nomination was selected by a blue-ribbon panel of judges from the… Read more »

Source: NOIA, 20-Apr-11

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Bristow Norway retains Statoil contract with two S92s

Bristow Norway retains Statoil contract with two S92s

Statoil has awarded Bristow Norway a new contract for offshore helicopter services running from Stavanger Airport, Norway. The estimated value of the contract is over NOK 1 billion. All installations with helicopter flights from Stavanger will be served under this contract. Statoil’s helicopter flights from Stavanger go to the Sleipner, Draupner, Volve and Glitne fields… Read more »

Source: Statoil, 19-Apr-11

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