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Eurocontrol warns North Sea pilots of kites at 1000′ agl

EUROCONTROL Agency has been informed of an incident that happened on 15 September 2009 over the Southern North Sea:

Source: Eurocontrol, 18-Sep-09

TUC joins BALPA call for North Sea air safety summit

The TUC, meeting in Liverpool threw its weight behind a call from the pilots’ union BALPA (British Airline Pilots’ Association) for a North Sea oil and gas Safety Summit.

Source: BALPA, 18-Sep-09

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Gulf Helicopter signs three-year Bell 212 contract with Saffer

Gulf Helicopter signs three-year Bell 212 contract with Saffer

Gulf Helicopters has entered into a service agreement with Saffer Company for exploration and production in order to use one Helicopter type (Bell 212) to support petroleum operations for 3 years

Source: Peninsula, 16-Sep-09

New helicopter surveillance system boosts North Sea offshore flight safety

The new system enables air traffic controllers to see helicopters on their radar screens at Aberdeen Airport at a far greater range from the shore than has previously been possible using solely shore-based radars.

Source: Oil & Gas UK, 09-Sep-09

Helicopter potential as South Carolina Committee Recommends Offshore Drilling

A South Carolina feasibility study committee will give a go-ahead this week for offshore natural gas and oil exploration while federal regulators in September are expected to put some protections of thousands of square miles of the potential drilling area where valuable deep sea coral is found.

Source: RotorNews, 28-Aug-09

Bond retires flight number assigned to Super Puma in offshore accident

Bond retires flight number assigned to Super Puma in offshore accident

Bond Offshore Helicopters has confirmed that it has retired the flight number given to the aircraft involved in one of the oil industry’s worst disasters earlier this year.

Source: Aberdeen Press & Journal, 14-Aug-09

Two Super Puma helicopters in North Sea near-miss

The near-miss happened on March 20 when an air traffic controller gave a pilot the okay to climb – not realising a second helicopter was above him.

Source: Evening Express, 14-Aug-09

Abu Dhabi Aviation looks further afield

The company has leased helicopters to air operators or to oil and gas firms in Ethiopia, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and recently signed new alliances with India’s Heligo, for the use of one Agusta Westland 139, and an offshore support firm for Petrobras

Source: The National, 30-Jul-09

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ATP Oil & Gas Corp First in Gulf to Install ADS-B Air Traffic Control System

Source: Street Insider, 29-Jul-09

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Eurocopter delivers first EC225 to Vietnam’s Southern Service Flight Company

Eurocopter delivers first EC225 to Vietnam’s Southern Service Flight Company

Eurocopter is pleased to announce the delivery of the first EC225 to Southern Service Flight Company (SSFC) based in Vung Tau City, Vietnam. Founded in 1985, SSFC belongs to the Service Flight Corporation of Vietnam (SFC VN), a long-standing partner of Eurocopter.

Source: Eurocopter, 23-Jul-09

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Chance to avoid Bond Super Puma crash missed

Source: BBC, 17-Jul-09

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Bel Air’s First AW139 Helicopter Named “Spirit of Agusta” Enters Service

Bel Air’s First AW139 Helicopter Named “Spirit of Agusta” Enters Service

This AW139 is the first of several that will be delivered to Bel Air. Additionally, Bel Air has also been appointed as official AgustaWestland Service Centre for the AW139 in Denmark.

Source: AgustaWestland, 09-Jul-09

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UK CAA hosts successful meeting on equipment needs of SAR for offshore helicopters

Source: CAA, 24-Jun-09

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Bristow Helicopters Nigeria invests $100M on aircraft fleet renewal

Source: Guardian, 23-Jun-09

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Petroleum-services firm sues PHi, Bristow and Era Helicopters

Source: Miami Herald, 19-Jun-09

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TSB Canada issues an investigation update on S-92 accident

Source: TSB, 19-Jun-09

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FAA orders flight manual change after crash off Newfoundland

Source: CBC, 19-Jun-09

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Eurocopter hands over EC155 to Dancopter, Marking the 100th EC155 and 900th Dauphin Family Delivery

Eurocopter hands over EC155 to Dancopter, Marking the 100th EC155 and 900th Dauphin Family Delivery

Eurocopter CEO, Lutz Bertling is proud to hand over the 100th EC155 B1 to Dancopter CEO Nils Skeby at the Paris Air Show today. The Scandinavian operator is a long-standing Eurocopter customer operating already 5 EC155s in the North Sea oil and gas market, and one of the launch customers of the EC175 with 2… Read more »

Source: Rotorhub, 17-Jun-09

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Blue Sky Network to supply Iridium satcoms to Belgian oeprator NHV

Blue Sky Network to supply Iridium satcoms to Belgian oeprator NHV

Source: Rotorhub, 17-Jun-09

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Bel Air Takes Delivery Of Its First AW139

Bel Air Takes Delivery Of Its First AW139

AgustaWestland announces that Bel Air of Denmark has taken delivery of the first of several AW139 medium twin turbine helicopters. This 12 seats configured aircraft will be used to perform offshore transport operations.

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Jun-09

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Oil and gas chiefs reveal PLBs set to be reinstated

Source: Press & Journal, 09-Jun-09

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CAA International wins helideck design oversight business

Source: CAA International, 03-Jun-09

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Offshore board S-92 inquiry release and terms of reference

Source: C-NLOPB, 28-May-09

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Petroleum Air Services Orders Two AW139 Helicopters

Source: Rotorhub, 22-May-09

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Cougar Helicopters orders S-92 pilots to remain below 7,000 feet

Source: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090514.wxcopter14art2237/BNStory/National/home, 14-May-09

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Bond Offshore Helicopters to resume rig support flights for BP after crash

Bond Offshore Helicopters to resume rig support flights for BP after crash

Bond Offshore Helicopters will resume crew change flights for BP from Monday in the wake of the North Sea helicopter disaster, it has been announced

Source: BBC, 13-May-09

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Confidence returning with offshore helicopter flights, says Hibernia president

Source: CBC, 11-May-09

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Chairman/CEO of PHI Inc. Recognized With Prestigious Offshore Leadership Award

Source: Vertical, 08-May-09

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AgustaWestland’s Oil & Gas Seminar Brings Operators and Industry Together in Brazil

AgustaWestland’s Oil & Gas Seminar Brings Operators and Industry Together in Brazil

The focus of the event, attended by over 60 delegates, was on oil and gas industry helicopter operations in South and Central America, particularly in the Gulf of Mexico, where a number of AgustaWestland helicopters including the AW119Ke and the AW139 models are largely used for offshore purposes.

Source: AgustaWestland, 05-May-09

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Obituary: Alan Bristow 1923-2009

Source: Telegraph, 30-Apr-09

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BP returns to Super Pumas after checks in wake of copter crash

Source: Scotsman, 28-Apr-09

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70% of AS332L2 fleet in the North Sea to fly again by April 23

Source: Eurocopter, 22-Apr-09

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Sea rescue beacons ‘a priority’ for workers flying offshore

22-Apr-09

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Eurocopter AS332L2 and EC225LP grounded for gearbox checks

Source: BBC, 18-Apr-09

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Oil & Gas UK establishes helicopter accident task group

Source: Energy Current, 11-Apr-09

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BP and Conoco suspend use of Bond Offshore Helicopters, pending review outcome

Source: Scotsman, 11-Apr-09

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Sikorsky objects to claims helicopter failed to achieve certification

Source: Globe and Mail, 11-Apr-09

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Sikorsky S92 failed vital safety test, files reveal

Source: Globe and Mail, 11-Apr-09

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C-NLOPB Announces Inquiry Into Worker Safety Associated With Cougar S92 Crash

Source: C-NLOPB, 11-Apr-09

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North Sea Super Puma report urges safety checks

Source: BBC, 11-Apr-09

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Bristow bets big on deepwater exploration, Brazil

Source: Reuters, 11-Apr-09

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BP Suspends Helicopter Passenger Ops Using Bond After Crash

Source: WSJ, 02-Apr-09

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ADS-B: The Future of Offshore Oil Aviation Video Online

Source: HAI, 02-Apr-09

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Norsk Helikcopter becomes Bristow Norway

Source: UpstreamOnline, 01-Apr-09

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Lifesaving beacons for oil workers are banned after interfering with avionics

Source: Aberdeen Press & Journal, 23-Mar-09

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Cougar S92 believed to have gone nose down into Atlantic, TSB says

Source: AM900, 20-Mar-09

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EASA issues S-92 safety advisory after North Atlantic Cougar accident

Source: Rotorhub, 18-Mar-09

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Cougar Helicopters statement on Newfoundland accident

Source: Rotorhub, 17-Mar-09

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Ocean Ranger advice never followed, inquiry head says after Cougar S92 crash

Source: CBC, 17-Mar-09

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1 confirmed and 16 presumed dead in Cougar S-92 tragedy

1 confirmed and 16 presumed dead in Cougar S-92 tragedy

The search for 16 missing passengers of a helicopter which crashed off the coast of Newfoundland was called off Friday evening, because officials said “the likelihood of finding survivors is no longer there.”

Source: CTV, 14-Mar-09

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Bond Offshore Helicopters EC225 “crashed and was not ditched” in the North Sea

Bond Offshore Helicopters EC225 “crashed and was not ditched” in the North Sea

Leaked report suggests cloudbase significantly lower than expected

Source: Press & Journal, 10-Mar-09

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Crash prompts Sikorsky to issue S-76 caution over aftermarket STC’d windscreens

Source: Flightglobal, 08-Mar-09

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Pawan Hans to order 16 helicopters – Eurocopter and Bell short-listed

Source: Financial Chronicle, 27-Feb-09

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Nigerial rig support helicopter fired at, one wounded

Source: UPI, 27-Feb-09

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Bristow defers some deliveries and freezes executive salaries

Source: AIN, 25-Feb-09

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Sikorsky helps PHI Celebrate 60 Years in Industry

Sikorsky helps PHI Celebrate 60 Years in Industry

ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 23 — Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today celebrated the 60th anniversary of PHI, a longtime Sikorsky customer flying S-92(R) and S-76(R) helicopters, with a recognition ceremony at Heli-Expo. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp

Source: Sikorsky, 23-Feb-09

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Helicopter operators head for deeper waters

Source: Flightglobal, 16-Feb-09

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Iraqi Oil Ministry Looks At AW139 For Offshore Support Needs

Source: Tactical Report, 16-Feb-09

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PHi Sets New Standard with Introduction of Offshore Air Medical Helicopter

Source: Vertical Magazine, 16-Feb-09

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NTSB issues update on investigation into crash of PHi S76 nr Morgan City, Louisiana

Source: NTSB, 13-Feb-09

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Bristow Secures New North Sea EC225 Contract

Bristow Secures New North Sea EC225 Contract

The Company will provide helicopter support for CNR International (UK) Ltd, flying workers to and from the Tiffany platform, situated in the Central North Sea, 150 miles north east of Aberdeen, commencing February 10

Source: Rotorhub, 09-Feb-09

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NTSB Wants Gulf Operators To Evaluate Post-Hurricane Communications

Source: Aero-News, 05-Feb-09

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Shell stops using S76 helicopters following crash

Source: Energy Current, 02-Feb-09

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Crashes prompt search for safer ride to Gulf of Mexico oil rigs

Source: Houston Chronicle, 02-Feb-09

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Bristow Group to Present at the 2009 Credit Suisse Energy Summit

Source: Bristow Group, 28-Jan-09

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Eurocopter to build state of the art flagship Helicopter Service and Simulator Facility in Aberdeen

Source: Eurocopter, 27-Jan-09

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Aluminium specialists Bayards announces record helideck order

Source: Rotorhub, 27-Jan-09

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NTSB Investigating Crash Of Helicopter Flying To Oil Platform

Source: NTSB, 06-Jan-09

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Heligo Charters Starts AW139 Offshore Operations In India

Heligo Charters Starts AW139 Offshore Operations In India

Source: Eurocopter, 22-Dec-08

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Eurocopter UK receives first ever UK helicopter order for offshore wind farm maintenance

Eurocopter UK receives first ever UK helicopter order for offshore wind farm maintenance

Eurocopter UK receives first ever UK helicopter order for offshore wind farm maintenance

Source: Eurocopter, 22-Dec-08

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AW139 Enters Service With Saudi Aramco

AW139 Enters Service With Saudi Aramco

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Nov-08

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Eurocopter sign for 10 EC155 B1s with Citic Offshore Helicopter and 5 AS350B3s with Allyway

Eurocopter sign for 10 EC155 B1s with Citic Offshore Helicopter and 5 AS350B3s with Allyway

Source: Eurocopter, 04-Nov-08

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Eurocopter at India Aviation 2008

Eurocopter at India Aviation 2008

Source: Eurocopter, 16-Oct-08

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Chevron Orders Two AW139 Helicopters

Chevron Orders Two AW139 Helicopters

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Oct-08

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Eurocopter offers its Helicopters as the perfect complement to yachts at Monaco Yacht Show 2008

Eurocopter offers its Helicopters as the perfect complement to yachts at Monaco Yacht Show 2008

Source: Eurocopter, 18-Sep-08

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