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

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

20-Mar-14

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

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

20-Mar-14

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CHC to host meeting at Howard Weil’s 42nd-Annual Energy Conference

CHC to host meeting at Howard Weil’s 42nd-Annual Energy Conference

The chief financial officer of CHC Helicopter (NYSE: HELI) will be meeting with investors and analysts at a premier energy-investment conference. CHC’s Joan Hooper will host a breakfast roundtable on Tuesday, March 25, at the Howard Weil’s 42nd-Annual Energy Conference in New Orleans. This is the company’s first investor conference since its initial public offering… Read more »

Source: CHC, 19-Mar-14

PHi completes Debt Offering and Initial Settlement for 8.625% Senior Notes Due 2018

PHi completes Debt Offering and Initial Settlement for 8.625% Senior Notes Due 2018

PHI, Inc. (“PHI”) (The Nasdaq Global Market: PHII (voting) and PHIIK (non-voting)) announced today that it had completed its previously-announced private offering of $500 million of 5.25% Senior Notes due 2019 (the “2019 Notes”). PHI also announced that it used a portion of the net proceeds from its sale of the 2019 Notes to concurrently… Read more »

Source: PHi, 19-Mar-14

PHi receives 97.52% response on 8.625% Senior Notes issue

PHi receives 97.52% response on 8.625% Senior Notes issue

PHI, Inc. (“PHI”) (The Nasdaq Global Market: PHII (voting) and PHIIK (non-voting)) announced today that it had received, as of 12:00 midnight, New York City time, at the end of March 14, 2014 (the “Early Tender Deadline”), tenders and consents from holders of 97.52% of the aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 8.625% Senior Notes… Read more »

Source: PHi, 19-Mar-14

FreeFlight Systems announces STC for ADS-B Out solution for S76

FreeFlight Systems announces STC for ADS-B Out solution for S76

FreeFlight Systems announced today FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for a 1090ES ADS-B Out solution for all Sikorsky S-76A/B/C model helicopters. Developed with Peregrine Avionics and DAC International, the STC enables rapid and highly cost-effective installation of a fully rule-compliant ADS-B Out system in S-76 rotorcraft. Comprising a high-integrity GPS WAAS position source and… Read more »

Source: FreeFlight Systems, 17-Mar-14

Era Group to Attend the Howard Weil 42nd Annual Energy Conference

Era Group to Attend the Howard Weil 42nd Annual Energy Conference

Era Group Inc, one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, will be attending the Howard Weil 42nd Annual Energy Conference to be held in New Orleans on March 23-27, 2014. Era’s Chief Executive Officer, Sten Gustafson, will host a breakfast table and attend investor meetings on Wednesday, March 26. He will be joined… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 17-Mar-14

Oil & Gas UK’s response to FAI conclusion

Oil & Gas UK’s response to FAI conclusion

Robert Paterson, Oil & Gas UK health, safety and employment issues director, said: “Today’s Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) conclusion into the 2009 helicopter crash provides us with a powerful reminder of the paramount importance of following procedures, and the need for effective communication. Since the publication of the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) report in… Read more »

Source: Oil & Gas UK, 13-Mar-14

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Bond Offshore Helicopters’ Response to AS332L2 Determination

Bond Offshore Helicopters’ Response to AS332L2 Determination

Bond Offshore hopes that Sheriff Principal Derek Pyle’s determination today (March 13th) brings a degree of closure to the families, friends and dependents of those who died in the tragedy of 2009. We at Bond also lost friends and colleagues that day. Although Sheriff Principal Pyle has indicated that spalling was, on balance, the most… Read more »

Source: Bond Offshore Helicopters, 13-Mar-14

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Fatal Accident Inquiry determination published on Bond AS332L2 fatal accident

Fatal Accident Inquiry determination published on Bond AS332L2 fatal accident

Summary of FAI Determination into the deaths of 16 people following the helicopter crash on 1 April 2009. On Wednesday 1 April 2009, a Super Puma helicopter, owned by Bond Offshore Helicopters Limited, was flying over the North Sea, en route from the Miller Oil Platform to Aberdeen, when it plunged into the sea killing… Read more »

Source: Judiciary of Scotland, 13-Mar-14

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CHC reports FY2014Q3 results, provides guidance for full year

CHC reports FY2014Q3 results, provides guidance for full year

CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI), the parent company of CHC Helicopter, today reported its financial performance for the fiscal-2014 third quarter, which ended Jan. 31. Revenue for the quarter was $454 million, up 3 percent. (Unless otherwise noted, all comparisons are year-over-year.) The company had a quarterly net loss of $60 million, compared to a net… Read more »

Source: CHC, 13-Mar-14

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13-Mar-14 Sikorsky S92 Aberdeen, UK

Helicopter turned round on flight to ENSCO 100 offshore rig following a technical warning and made a successful precautionary landing back at Aberdeen

13-Mar-14

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Era Group announces Q4 and FY2013 Earnings Release Call

Era Group announces Q4 and FY2013 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Inc. ERA -1.12% (“Era”), a leading helicopter transport operator based in the United States, today announced it will release financial results for its fiscal year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013 after the market closes on Monday, March 17, 2014. In connection with the release, Era has scheduled a conference call for… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 12-Mar-14

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Bristow to present at Howard Weil 42nd Annual Energy Conference

Bristow to present at Howard Weil 42nd Annual 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 Howard Weil 42ndAnnual Energy Conference to be held in New Orleans on March 23-27, 2014. Jonathan Baliff, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is scheduled to present on Tuesday, March 25, at 2:55 p.m. Central Time (3:55 p.m…. Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 11-Mar-14

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PHI prices $500M Senior Notes Due 2019

PHI prices $500M Senior Notes Due 2019

PHI, Inc. (“PHI”) (The Nasdaq Global Market: PHII (voting) and PHIIK (non-voting)) announced today that it has agreed to sell $500 million of newly-issued unsecured five-year senior notes. The senior notes due 2019 were priced at par with a coupon rate of 5.25%. The offering is expected to close on March 17, 2014, subject to the… Read more »

Source: PHI, 09-Mar-14

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PHI Announces $500 Million Private Offering of Senior Notes

PHI Announces $500 Million Private Offering of Senior Notes

PHI, Inc. (“PHI”) (The Nasdaq Global Market: PHII (voting) and PHIIK (non-voting)) announced today that it intends, subject to market and other conditions, to offer up to $500 million aggregate principal amount of fixed-rate senior notes with a five-year maturity through a private offering exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the… Read more »

Source: PHi, 06-Mar-14

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Maersk Training announces two new offshore helideck emergency courses

Maersk Training announces two new offshore helideck emergency courses

Maersk Training announced today the launch of two new offshore emergency courses, the OPITO Helideck Emergency Response Team Member Training and the OPITO 6 Day Combined Helideck and Team Member Training. These two OPITO Accredited courses will kick start this month at the company’s training centre in the North-east of Scotland and be delivered using… Read more »

Source: Maersk Training, 05-Mar-14

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Bristow Group Senior VP Commercial quits

Bristow Group Senior VP Commercial quits

Bristow have filed the following statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission:- On March 3, 2014, Mark B. Duncan, Senior Vice President, Commercial of Bristow Group Inc. (the “ Company”), made his decision to leave the Company effective March 8, 2014 in order to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Duncan and the Company are in the… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 04-Mar-14

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PHI announces Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation for Senior Notes

PHI announces Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation for Senior Notes

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Global Market: PHII (voting) and PHIIK (non-voting)) today announced that it is commencing a cash tender offer (the “Offer”) for any and all of its $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 8.625% Senior Notes due 2018 (the “Notes”) on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in PHI’s Offer to… Read more »

Source: PHI, 04-Mar-14

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Weststar Aviation starts operations in Morocco with two AW139s

Weststar Aviation starts operations in Morocco with two AW139s

Malaysian based Weststar Aviation continues their international expansion with a direct interest in operations just starting in Morroco. This country represents their third country and the first outside their Far East home region. Weststar Aviation are providing technical assistance to Heliconia Aero Solutions who are operating two AW139s on their Moroccan AOC with each party… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Mar-14

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Pratt & Whitney Canada signs FMP® Agreement with Bristow Helicopters

Pratt & Whitney Canada signs FMP® Agreement with Bristow Helicopters

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and Bristow Group, headquartered in Houston, Texas, have signed a long-term Fleet Management Program (FMP) agreement for the maintenance of PW210S engines installed on Bristow’s fleet of Sikorsky S-76D helicopters. Bristow Group is one of the leading providers of helicopter services for the worldwide offshore energy industry. P&WC’s FMP agreements… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 03-Mar-14

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LCI concludes Heli-Expo with almost $1 Billion of helicopters on order

LCI concludes Heli-Expo with almost $1 Billion of helicopters on order

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group, has this week unveiled commitments for up to 39 new helicopters worth around US$925 million and with further 2014 pipeline orders up to a total value approaching US$1 billion. The lessor’s helicopter division has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for up to… Read more »

Source: LCI, 02-Mar-14

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PHI announces results for the Year Ended December 31, 2013

PHI announces results for the Year Ended December 31, 2013

PHI, Inc. (“PHI”) (The Nasdaq Global Market: PHII (voting) PHIIK (non-voting)) today reported financial results for the year ended December 31, 2013. Consolidated operating revenues for the year ended December 31, 2013 were $856.5 million, an increase of $209.8 million over the year ended December 31, 2012. Oil and Gas segment revenues were $489.0 million… Read more »

Source: PHI, 02-Mar-14

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RAeS lecture – The Introduction of Automation to Offshore Operations

RAeS lecture – The Introduction of Automation to Offshore Operations

In the wake of recent helicopter incidents, such as the August 2013 helicopter accident, the safety of offshore helicopter operations in the north sea has been comprehensively reviewed by the British Government, european regulators, manufacturers, operators, the oil and gas industry, and end users – including trade unions. Loss of control associated with the sophistication… Read more »

Source: RAeS, 02-Mar-14

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AgustaWestland Demonstrates AW609 to Chevron

AgustaWestland Demonstrates AW609 to Chevron

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announced today that it has completed the first customer demonstration flight of the AW609 to Chevron on February 25th  The round trip flight began in Angels Stadium in Anaheim and continued off the coast of Southern California. Flying Second-in-Command was Chevron pilot Patrick Nevin, who currently flies AW139s in support of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 28-Feb-14

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Indra working on EC175 simulator for Airbus Helicopters at Marignane

Indra working on EC175 simulator for Airbus Helicopters at Marignane

Pilot training with the first Level D full-flight simulator for Airbus Helicopters’ new EC175 rotorcraft will be available from this summer, using an Indra-built system located at the Airbus Helicopters Training Services facility in Marignane, France. Its near-term availability, announced today at the Heli-Expo 2014 convention in Anaheim, California, will enable pilot training to begin… Read more »

Source: Indra, 28-Feb-14

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AW189 starts demo tour among US Oil & Gas operators on the Gulf of Mexico

AW189 starts demo tour among US Oil & Gas operators on the Gulf of Mexico

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the new generation medium twin helicopter AW189 will depart for a demo tour among US Oil & Gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico region, from March 4th to the 7th. After been showcased at Heli Expo in Anaheim, California and a few days after the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 27-Feb-14

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Bell delivers two 412EPs to Petroleum Air Services

Bell delivers two 412EPs to Petroleum Air Services

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the delivery of two Bell 412EP helicopters to Egypt’s Petroleum Air Services (PAS), both configured and fully equipped to meet oil and gas producers requirements (OGP) recommended by the leading international oil companies working in Egypt. Based in Cairo, PAS specializes in offering oil industry… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-Feb-14

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GE signs first CT7 engine service agreement for AW189

GE signs first CT7 engine service agreement for AW189

GE Aviation and Bristow Group signed the first engine service agreement for the CT7-2E1 turboshaft engine powering the new, twin-engine AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter. This agreement expands the companies’ long-standing partnership by adding new AW189 helicopters to Bristow’s global fleet of Maintenance Cost Per Hour (MCPH) engines. “We’re pleased to sign the first service agreement for… Read more »

Source: GE Aviation, 27-Feb-14

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Milestone leases three EC225s to SonAir

Milestone leases three EC225s to SonAir

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, and SonAir, the largest African helicopter operator and a subsidiary of the Angolan national oil company Sonangol, announced that three of Milestone’s record order for 30 of Airbus Helicopters’ EC225s will begin performing airlift duties for Angola’s oil and gas sector. The arrangements, announced today on… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation Group, 27-Feb-14

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Lord’s Active Vibration Control System selected for Bell 525

Lord’s Active Vibration Control System selected for Bell 525

LORD Corporation, a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control, has announced the award of an Active Vibration Control System (AVCS) contract with Bell Helicopter for the Bell 525 Relentless program. LORD will qualify its AVCS system design and manufacture the AVCS system for the new aircraft. The technology operates through the… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 27-Feb-14

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Abu Dhabi Aviation signs for 10 Bell 525s

Abu Dhabi Aviation signs for 10 Bell 525s

Today at HELI-EXPO 2014, Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a letter of intent for 10 Bell 525 RelentlessTM aircraft. Abu Dhabi Aviation chose the Bell 525 for its versatility to support a number of missions based in the UAE, including offshore oil and gas, emergency medical support, VIP transport, firefighting and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 26-Feb-14

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Atlas Air Taxi to operate AW139s in Brazil

Atlas Air Taxi to operate AW139s in Brazil

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the AW139 will enter service with ATLAS Air Taxi, an offshore operator in Brazil, who are leasing two helicopters that are planned to be delivered in March 2014. The helicopters will provide passenger transport to offshore oil and gas installations off the Brazilian coast. Approximately 30… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 26-Feb-14

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Omni signs for four AW139s and five AW189s

Omni signs for four AW139s and five AW189s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Omni Helicopters International Group (OHI) has signed a contract for a total amount of nine helicopters including four AW139 intermediate twin-engine and five AW189 8.3 ton helicopters in offshore configuration. The contract completes the framework agreement which included a total requirement for 13 AW139s and adds… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 26-Feb-14

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Sikorsky S-92 to receive new Rockwell Collins display

Sikorsky S-92 to receive new Rockwell Collins display

The Sikorsky S-92® helicopter will feature new Rockwell Collins MFD-268P2B Multi-Function Displays enabling growth to capabilities that will enhance situational awareness and flight safety. The new displays will be standard cockpit equipment for new aircraft delivered beginning in 2014. “The new MFD-268P2B Multi-Function Display features the latest technology in advanced cockpit systems,” said Troy Brunk, vice… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 26-Feb-14

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Airbus Helicopters launches enhanced Super Puma – the EC225e

Airbus Helicopters launches enhanced Super Puma – the EC225e

The new EC225e version of Airbus Helicopters’ workhorse Super Puma product line was formally launched today, offering an enhanced rotorcraft that responds to operators’ requirements for extended-range missions – particularly in support of deep-water oil and gas airlift missions. Details on the EC225e were outlined at the 2014 Heli-Expo convention in Anaheim, California, along with… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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Milestone signs for another eight S92s

Milestone signs for another eight S92s

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation announced today at Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo that Milestone has increased its S-92 order book by eight units. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Milestone is already one of the world’s largest S-92 owners and with today’s announcement, it has… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 25-Feb-14

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Lobo Leasing announces $250M Master Lease Facility Agreement with CHC

Lobo Leasing announces $250M Master Lease Facility Agreement with CHC

Lobo Leasing Limited (“Lobo Leasing”) a global commercial helicopter leasing company are pleased to announce that they have entered into a master lease arrangement with CHC Helicopter (CHC), a leading provider of crew transport, search-and-rescue and MRO services to the world-wide helicopter market. The facility provides for both the sale and leaseback and new-delivery lease… Read more »

Source: Lobo Leasing, 25-Feb-14

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Gulf Helicopters orders AW189 EASA Level-C Full Flight Simulator

Gulf Helicopters orders AW189 EASA Level-C Full Flight Simulator

Gulf International Services (“GIS” or “the group”; QE: GISS), the largest service group in Qatar, with interests in a broad cross-section of industries, ranging from insurance, re-insurance, fund management, onshore and offshore drilling, accommodation barge, helicopter transportation, and catering services, is pleased to announce an order for an AW189 EASA CS-FSTD(H) FFS Level C Simulator… Read more »

Source: Gulf Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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NHV orders 6 more EC175s – taking total to 16

NHV orders 6 more EC175s – taking total to 16

Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen (NHV) has ordered six more Airbus Helicopters EC175s, increasing its acquisitions of the new-generation rotorcraft to 16. NHV is an EC175 launch customer, booking its first contract for 10 of the mid-sized, twin-engine helicopters in 2012. “We – NHV and our customers – having experienced the EC175’s performance first-hand, have full confidence… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 25-Feb-14

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CHI Aviation Purchases Two EC175s

CHI Aviation Purchases Two EC175s

Airbus Helicopters Inc. on Tuesday announced the purchase of two EC175s by CHI Aviation, to be utilized in search and rescue missions and passenger transport for its oil and gas customers along the Gulf Coast. Established in 1980 and accident free, CHI Aviation provides search and rescue and passenger transport services to oil and gas… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing buys two S92s for Bond Offshore Helicopters

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing buys two S92s for Bond Offshore Helicopters

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing, the helicopter leasing business of Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), announced today its first purchase and lease back transaction for Bond Offshore Helicopters, a subsidiary of the Avincis Group (Avincis), for two new Sikorsky S-92 helicopters to be configured for offshore oil-and-gas crew change operations.  The two S-92 helicopters will be… Read more »

Source: Macquarie, 25-Feb-14

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Universal Avionics sees increased interest from Super Puma offshore operators

Universal Avionics sees increased interest from Super Puma offshore operators

Requests for Flight Management Systems (FMS) with mission support have increased in 2013, most notably among offshore and SAR operators of Airbus Helicopters’ AS332L and AS332L1 Super Puma models. Universal Avionics’ Multi-Mission Management System (MMMS) is the company’s flagship Special Mission FMS for installation in these helicopter models. On the forefront is Authorized Dealer, Heli-One… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 24-Feb-14

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Microturbo and Bristow sign first Support By the Hour agreement for AW189 APU

Microturbo and Bristow sign first Support By the Hour agreement for AW189 APU

Microturbo (subsidiary of Safran) and Bristow Group are pleased to announce the signature of the first Support By the Hour (SBH®) agreement for the Microturbo e-APU60 on the AW189 helicopter. Supporting 11 search and rescue aircraft and 6 operating in the Oil & Gas sector, this contract is the first of its kind in support… Read more »

Source: Microturbo, 24-Feb-14

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CHC sets March 12 for FY14Q3 Earnings Release, Analysts Call

CHC sets March 12 for FY14Q3 Earnings Release, Analysts Call

-CHC Group (NYSE:HELI), the parent company of CHC Helicopter, plans to issue its earnings release for the fiscal-year 2014 third quarter, which ended Jan. 31, after market close on Wednesday, March 12. That same day the company will hold a call for analysts at 5 p.m. (Eastern Time). The call also will be audio webcast… Read more »

Source: CHC, 24-Feb-14

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FlightSafety to offer S92 simulator in Sao Paulo from third quarter

FlightSafety to offer S92 simulator in Sao Paulo from third quarter

FlightSafety International announces that it will offer training for the Sikorsky S-92 in São Paulo, Brazil. Training using a new Level D qualified full flight simulator is expected to begin in Q3 2014. “Offering training for the Sikorsky S-92 in São Paulo demonstrates our commitment to support Sikorsky and to provide Customers with the highest… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 24-Feb-14

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Heli Expo Premiere For AgustaWestland Family

Heli Expo Premiere For AgustaWestland Family

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that at Heli Expo 2014, being held in Anaheim, CA, from 25th to 27th February, it will be displaying for the first time in North America the AgustaWestland Family of new generation helicopters, comprising the AW169, AW139 and AW189. Another helicopter making its first appearance at this year’s Heli-Expo… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Feb-14

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Step Change in Safety’s response to UK CAA’s Safety Review

Step Change in Safety’s response to UK CAA’s Safety Review

tep Change in Safety broadly welcomes today’s publication of the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) safety review and recognises that the report highlights a number of important actions and recommendations for the industry. Our focus has been and always will be making the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) the safest place to work in the worldwide oil… Read more »

Source: Step Change in Safety, 22-Feb-14

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Bristow Helicopters responds to CAA statement

Bristow Helicopters responds to CAA statement

Bristow Helicopters Ltd welcomes today’s report issued by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Offshore Helicopter Safety. Bristow is renowned for its Target Zero safety philosophy and we always support initiatives which enhance the safety of offshore oil and gas operations. In the meantime we are closely examining the recommendations made by the CAA… Read more »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 20-Feb-14

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UK CAA announces safety improvements for offshore helicopter operations

UK CAA announces safety improvements for offshore helicopter operations

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today announced a series of measures to increase the safety of offshore helicopter flights. The changes are the result of a comprehensive review of offshore helicopter operations undertaken in conjunction with the Norwegian CAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and advised by a panel of independent experts…. Read more »

Source: CAA, 20-Feb-14

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Zoning approval gives green light for MYU Helicopters new heliport

Zoning approval gives green light for MYU Helicopters new heliport

St Charles Parish Council voted yesterday 6-3 to approve a zoning change which paves the way for MYU Helicopters to build a new heliport at Luling, Louisiana See full story

Source: Nola.com, 18-Feb-14

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Travira Air to take delivery of two AW139s

Travira Air to take delivery of two AW139s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Travira Air is to take delivery of two AW139 twin intermediate helicopters. The helicopters will soon enter service for offshore passenger  transport operations in Indonesia. Vincenzo Alaimo, Head of Regional Sales SE Asia, AgustaWestland, said “I am delighted to know these helicopters will soon enter service… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 14-Feb-14

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Atlantic Aviation commences AW139 flights for Shell Nigeria

Atlantic Aviation commences AW139 flights for Shell Nigeria

Atlantic Aviation commences AW139 Commercial Helicopter Flights for Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Company (SNEPCo) New helicopter-services operator Atlantic Aviation, supported by one of the world’s leading providers of high-quality transportation to offshore oil and gas producers, has begun commercial flights of Agusta Westland 139 (AW139) helicopters from Lagos. Atlantic Aviation, a Nigerian company owned… Read more »

Source: Atlantic Aviation, 14-Feb-14

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Turbomeca signs first SBH contract for Indian offshore operation

Turbomeca signs first SBH contract for Indian offshore operation

During the Singapore Airshow, Turbomeca announced the achievement of a major milestone for both Turbomeca Asia Pacific (Singapore) and Heligo Charters Pvt Mumbai, India Ltd who have signed a new “Support By The Hour” (SBH®) contract to cover the Arriel 2C engines fitted on its fleet of two Dauphin AS 365N3 helicopters. Mr. Aurelien Blanc,… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Feb-14

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Weststar success continues with order for another 10 AW139s

Weststar success continues with order for another 10 AW139s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Weststar Aviation Services are pleased to announce that a contract for 10 AW139 intermediate twin helicopters was signed today at the Singapore Air Show by Vincenzo Alaimo, Managing Director of AgustaWestland Malaysia Sdn Bhd, and Y.Bhg. General Tan Sri Muhammad Ismail Jamaluddin (R), Weststar Aviation Services CEO. This additional order… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 12-Feb-14

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DLA Piper advises Bristow Helicopters on acquisition of Eastern Airways stake

DLA Piper advises Bristow Helicopters on acquisition of Eastern Airways stake

DLA Piper has advised Bristow Helicopters Limited (Bristow Helicopters) on its acquisition of a 60% interest in the privately owned Eastern Airways International Limited. Eastern Airways will continue to operate as normal and under its own brand, led by the current management team. Bristow is the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore… Read more »

Source: DLA Piper, 11-Feb-14

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EASA certifies the AgustaWestland AW189

EASA certifies the AgustaWestland AW189

Late last week, the AgustaWestland AW189 was certified by EASA.  First deliveries are expected shortly, perhaps as early as this week with Bristow Helicopters expecting the first at their Norwich base for operations on oil rig support in the southern North Sea.  Their helicopter – photographed below – is serial 49007 and is seen here… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Feb-14

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Bristow return two SAR S61s to UK at end of Dutch contract

Bristow return two SAR S61s to UK at end of Dutch contract

Bristow Helicopters have now ferried both of their Sikorsky S61s back to the UK at the end of their SAR contract in the Netherlands. Earlier this year we reported that Belgian operator NHV had won the North Sea offshore SAR contract from Bristow and will operatetwo AS365N Dauphin helicopters from Den Helder Airport. Bristow ferried one… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Feb-14

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Weststar starts seven year offshore contract in Thailand

Weststar starts seven year offshore contract in Thailand

Weststar Aviation Services Sdn. Bhd., a member of the Weststar Group of Companies, today announced the successful launch of its first regional expansion in Asia after its new Songkhla base in Thailand commenced operations on a seven-year PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) contract last Friday. Weststar Aviation Services expansion into Thailand comes after a joint… Read more »

Source: Weststar, 07-Feb-14

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Bristow Helicopters Invests in Eastern Airways

Bristow Helicopters Invests in Eastern Airways

Bristow Helicopters Ltd has made a strategic investment acquiring a 60 percent interest in Eastern Airways International Ltd. Eastern Airways will continue to operate as normal, independently from Bristow, and under its own brand led by the current management team. This formalised agreement builds on a strong relationship between Bristow and Eastern Airways that dates… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 07-Feb-14

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Bristow Group announces results for FY14 Q3 ended 31st December 2013

Bristow Group announces results for FY14 Q3 ended 31st December 2013

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) today reported net income for the December 2013 quarter of $18.9 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, compared to net income of $36.4 million, or $1.00 per diluted share, in the same period a year ago. Adjusted net income, which excludes special items and asset disposition effects, decreased 27% to $31.3 million, or $0.85 per diluted share, for the December 2013 quarter, compared to $42.6… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 07-Feb-14

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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 approved a quarterly dividend of$0.25 per share of common stock issued and outstanding at the close of business on February 28, 2014 (the “Record Date”). The dividend will be payable on March 14, 2014 to stockholders of record… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 07-Feb-14

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Airbus Helicopters Canada to make EC225 engine cowlings

Airbus Helicopters Canada to make EC225 engine cowlings

Airbus Helicopters Canada (formerly called Eurocopter Canada) announced today that it will be adding a new production line at its Fort Erie, ON helicopter production facility, creating approximately 40 new high-skill manufacturing jobs. Following a global competitive process the new production work has been awarded to Airbus Helicopters Canada by its parent company, Airbus Helicopters,… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 05-Feb-14

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MYU Helicopters heliport plan faces challenges from neighbours

MYU Helicopters heliport plan faces challenges from neighbours

Already operating out of the back yard behind his house (with two S76s and three B407s), Tim Mayeux is facing difficulties from the owner of a business park (away from the residential area) where he would like to build a new $3M heliport.  See full story

04-Feb-14

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Bristow Group CEO William Chiles to retire

Bristow Group CEO William Chiles to retire

Bristow Group Inc., the leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, today announced that William E. Chiles, President and Chief Executive Officer, will retire from those positions at the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders on July 31, 2014, and be succeeded by Jonathan E. Baliff, Bristow’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Following the… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 03-Feb-14

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Bristow to Present at 2014 Credit Suisse Energy Summit

Bristow to Present at 2014 Credit Suisse Energy Summit

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, today announced that it will be presenting at the 2014 Credit Suisse Energy Summitto be held in Vail, Colorado on February 10-13, 2014. Bristow Group management is scheduled to present on Wednesday, February 12, at 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time (1:00 p.m. Eastern Time).  A live broadcast of the… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 03-Feb-14

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Dancopter is one of six new European customers for Ramco Systems

Dancopter is one of six new European customers for Ramco Systems

Ramco Systems, an enterprise software product company focused on delivering ERP, HCM and Aviation MRO on Cloud, Tablets and Smart phones has witnessed good traction in the Europe region. The company has announced 5 new wins in Q3 of FY 2013-14. This includes Denmark-based, DanCopter, Eagle Air in Iceland, Ellinair in Greece, Aerogulf Sola Engine… Read more »

Source: Ramco Systems, 30-Jan-14

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INAER to provide AW139 to support Gaviota platform Enagas

INAER to provide AW139 to support Gaviota platform Enagas

INAER Spain (INAER), a leading provider of aerial emergency services, has been awarded a one-year contract to transport personnel, goods and supplies to the Gaviota underground gas storage platform, operated by Enagás. The company will operate an Agusta Westland AW139 helicopter, which can accommodate 15 passengers, and will schedule flights for crew changes on the… Read more »

Source: INAER Spain, 30-Jan-14

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Blueway to be launch customer for Thales training centre in Norway

Blueway to be launch customer for Thales training centre in Norway

Blueway is a market leader in Scandinavian on-shore and off-shore helicopter services, specialising in shuttle services and replacement of flare tips, as well as search & rescue, infrastructure and environmental operations. In particular, Blueway’s offshore activity is very well regarded in the Scandinavian oil and gas sector. The Thales training centre will answer to the… Read more »

Source: Thales, 29-Jan-14

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29-Jan-14 Eurocopter AS332L2 Sumburgh, UK

Pilot of offshore helicopter issued distress call 45 miles from Sumburgh and was escorted to a safe landing by Coast Guard helicopter.   Report suggests pilot had indication of a “pump failure” without providing more details.  Aircraft grounded awaiting engineering support

29-Jan-14

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Pilots union calls for independent judicial inquiry into North Sea safety

Pilots union calls for independent judicial inquiry into North Sea safety

Pilots will call for an independent judicial inquiry into North Sea helicopter safety in evidence to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee this afternoon. Captain Colin Milne, the Chairman of BALPA’s Helicopter Affairs Committee, will give evidence to the Committee’s inquiry into helicopter safety at 1500 today, Monday, 27 January 2014 at the Committee’s… Read more »

Source: BALPA, 28-Jan-14

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Era establishes focused service line for SAR

Era establishes focused service line for SAR

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) (Era) is pleased to announce its Search and Rescue (SAR) Program (“EraSAR”), operating in the Gulf of Mexico, has reached its 500 mission milestone. Since the initial implementation in August 2010, the program has experienced continuous growth supporting a primary membership group consisting of its initial customer, Anadarko, followed by… Read more »

26-Jan-14

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Oil & Gas UK responds to AAIB Special Bulletin

Oil & Gas UK responds to AAIB Special Bulletin

In response to today’s AAIB Special Bulletin, Oil & Gas UK Health, Safety & Employment Issues Director, Robert Paterson, said: “Oil & Gas UK fully supports the safety action made in today’s AAIB special bulletin. We are now working closely with helicopter operators to ensure safety briefings clearly explain the application of the re-breather system which… Read more »

Source: Oil & Gas UK, 24-Jan-14

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UK AAIB issues special bulletin on offshore pre-flight briefings

UK AAIB issues special bulletin on offshore pre-flight briefings

OThe AAIB has issued a Special Bulletin specifically referring to the CHC AS332L2 fatal accident of G-WNSB near Sumburgh on 23 August 2013.  The key information from this bulletin is shown below, but it is best taken in context of their full report. This Special Bulletin is published to highlight a safety concern relating to… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 24-Jan-14

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Four FlightSafety helicopter simulators with VITAL 1100 visuals receive FAA Level D approval

Four FlightSafety helicopter simulators with VITAL 1100 visuals receive FAA Level D approval

FlightSafety International announces that five of its simulators equipped with the recently introduced VITAL 1100 visual system have been qualified to Level D by EASA and the FAA. Three additional VITAL 1100 equipped simulators are scheduled to receive Level D qualification in the next few months. “The VITAL 1100 is leading the industry with unprecedented… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 22-Jan-14

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