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Bristow to Order Up to 50 Zero-Emission VA-X4 eVTOL Aircraft

Sep 22, 2021

Bristow Group, a company best known to Offshore Engineer readers for its offshore crew transfer helicopters, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with aeronautical engineering firm Vertical Aerospace Group for certification, operational planning, and potential purchase of up to 50 eVTOL aircraft.Vertical has developed the VA-X4, a piloted electric, zero-carbon operating emissions, vertical take…

Airbus Delivers First Five-bladed Helicopter for Offshore Wind Operations to HTM

Nov 17, 2021

Helicopter maker Airbus Helicopters said Wednesday it had delivered the first five-bladed H145 helicopter to be used in the offshore wind segment to its client HTM Helicopters in Germany.The aircraft will be operated from one of HTM’s bases at Norden-Norddeich…

Fugro Gets new UK CAA Accreditation as Helideck Monitoring Systems Provider

Oct 14, 2021

Dutch offshore services firm Fugro has secured accreditation from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Helideck Certification Agency (HCA) as an approved supplier of helideck monitoring systems (HMS) conforming to the new 2021 UK CAA standards…

Bristow Names Guyana Area Manager

Sep 30, 2021

Offshore helicopter group Bristow has appointed Courtney Byrne as the Area Manager, Guyana. 'In this position, Byrne will work closely with Bristow customers and across the company to deliver world-class service as we grow our operations in Guyana and foster relationships in the local community…

UK Competition Watchdog Launches Probe into Offshore Helicopter Deal

Sep 24, 2021

Offshore helicopter transportation company CHC on September 1 said it had completed the acquisition of Babcock International’s offshore oil and gas aviation business. Now, the UK competition watchdog Competition and Markets Authority has launched an inquiry to see whether the deal has resulted…

CHC Buys Babcock's Offshore Helicopter Business

Sep 03, 2021

Offshore helicopter transportation company CHC has said it has completed the acquisition of Babcock International’s offshore oil and gas aviation business. The acquisition, first announced in March, will increase CHC's offshore crew transportation…

Equinor, Shell, Neptune Extend with Bristow in Norway

Jul 12, 2021

Offshore helicopter operator Bristow on Monday said it had secured separate two-year contract extensions through April 2024 with Equinor, Shell, and Neptune.The company will support the oil firms' air transportation crew change needs for their operations in the Norwegian continental shelf…

Offshore Helicopter Firm NHV Names New CFO

Jun 07, 2021

Offshore helicopter operator NHV Group on Monday announced the appointment of Laurent Verhelst as Chief Financial Officer (‘CFO’). Verhelst will be a member of NHV’s Executive Committee reporting to CEO Steffen Bay. He will begin his employment in mid-June 2021…

Bristow Appoints Retired U.S. Air Force General to Board of Directors

May 25, 2021

Offshore helicopter services provider Bristow Group has appointed retired U.S. Air Force General Maryanne Miller to its Board of Directors. General Miller, age 62, is a retired four-star U.S. Air Force General with over 39 years of military service…

Derazona Orders Airbus' H160 Helicopter for Oil and Gas Sector in Indonesia

Apr 12, 2021

Derazona Helicopters in Indonesia has ordered an Airbus H160 helicopter to be used to support the country’s oil and gas sector's operations. 'The multi-mission H160 will play an important role in the expansion plans of the Indonesian operator for oil and gas…

PSE Kinsale Energy Taps NHV for Helicopter Services in Support of Decom Work Off Ireland

Mar 24, 2021

Offshore helicopter operator NHV Group has secured a contract in Ireland with PSE Kinsale Energy Ltd in support of its decommissioning operations in the Celtic Sea. PSE Kinsale Energy, a Petronas subsidiary, last in July said that the Kinsale…

CHC to Acquire Babcock's Oil & Gas Helicopter Business

Mar 12, 2021

Offshore helicopter operator CHC has agreed to buy the oil and gas aviation business of Babcock.Babcock's oil and gas aviation business provides offshore oil and gas crew transportation services in the UK, Denmark and Australia and is headquartered based in Aberdeen (UK)…

Allseas Taps Helicopter Firm NHV for Pipeline Project Support

Mar 03, 2021

Offshore helicopter operator NHV Group has won a contract with offshore installation firm Allseas to provide helicopter services in support of the Energinet Europipe II Branch Pipeline project. The weekly H175 flights will depart from NHV’s base in Esbjerg…

PHI to Operate Four H160 Airbus Helicopters for Shell in Gulf of Mexico

Feb 15, 2021

Oil firm Shell has picked the US offshore helicopter operator PHI to operate four Airbus H160s to service a support contract in the Gulf of Mexico, marking the entry of the H160 helicopter series into the oil and gas market, Airbus has informed…

UK: NHV to Fly Neptune Energy Crew to Seagull Offshore Field

Feb 01, 2021

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has tapped offshore helicopter operator NHV Group to provide crew transportation services in support of an oilfield development project in the UK North Sea.NHV said Monday the contract was for 18 months, and…

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