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CHC to Sell Offshore Helicopter Services UK to S. Africa-based Ultimate Aviation

Jan 18, 2023

Offshore transport firm CHC Helicopter Group (CHC), has agreed to sell Offshore Helicopter Services UK (OHS UK) to Ultimate Aviation Group, a South African headquartered international aviation business for an undisclosed fee.CHC is selling OHS UK to alleviate the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority concerns related to CHC's acquisition of Babcock's helicopter business raised on the grounds that the merger would lead to a significant loss of competition in the market…

Offshore Helicopter Services UK Wins Multi-year North Sea Deal with Serica Energy

Aug 16, 2023

Offshore Helicopter Services UK (OHSUK) has signed a new multi-year contract extension with the UK North Sea-focused oil and gas firm Serica Energy. Under the five-year deal with, Serica will use H175 and S92 aircraft to service its current North Sea operations…

Norwegian Firm to Supply Helideck for Hornbeck's Offshore Wind Vessel

Aug 07, 2023

Marine Aluminium AS has won a contract to supply the U.S. offshore vessel firm Hornbeck Offshore Services a helideck for its new conversion project. The 21-meter helideck has a landing capacity of up to Sikorsky S-92-sized helicopters.As previously reported by Offshore Engineer…

CHC Helicopter Wins Dogger Bank Wind Farm Crew Change Contract

Jul 10, 2023

Offshore helicopter transportation services firm CHC Helicopter has won a contract to support the construction of Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the UK North Sea.CHC is providing crew change support for the development of the first phase of the project – the 1…

Weststar Orders Five Helicopters from Leonardo. Signs Sustainable Fuels MoU with Petronas

May 24, 2023

Weststar Aviation Services, a company providing offshore helicopter transportation services provider in Southeast Asia, has agreed to buy five AW139 helicopters from Leonardo. The companies have also signed the AW609 tiltrotor aircraft partnership agreement…

Airbus Wins Largest Single Order for H160 Helicopters from China's GDAT

Apr 07, 2023

Airbus Helicopters said Friday it had signed a contract with China-based helicopter lessor and operator with GDAT for 50 H160 helicopters. The helicopters will be used notably for the energy sector, including offshore transportation for oil and gas platforms…

South Africa's Ultimate Aviation Expands into Europe with Acquisition of Offshore Helicopter Services

Apr 03, 2023

South Africa-based Ultimate Aviation has acquired North Sea helicopter services provider Offshore Helicopter Services.OHS UK was previously acquired by CHC from FTSE 250 company Babcock International Group plc in 2021, along with Babcock’s offshore oil and gas operations in Denmark and Australia…

NHV Wins 5-Year North Sea Helicopter Services Deal with INEOS FPS

Oct 14, 2022

Offshore helicopter services firm NHV Group has won a helicopter services contract in the Central North Sea with INEOS FPS.Under the five-year deal, which takes effect at the beginning of November, NHV will perform helicopter flights to the Forties Unity from NHV Aberdeen…

CHC Secures Dutch North Sea Offshore Transport Deal with Neptune Energy

Oct 04, 2022

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has awarded a contract worth $53 million to CHC Helicopters for offshore transport in the Dutch North Sea.CHC will provide regular transport to and from the 29 offshore platforms it operates in the Netherlands…

Airbus Sees Helicopter Lift-off on Energy Crisis, Military spend

Sep 16, 2022

Airbus Helicopters expects new orders and deliveries to keep growing this year, its chief executive told Reuters, as a scramble for new energy supplies and higher military spending accelerate a recovery in the long-sluggish rotary-wing sector…

CHC to Provide Crew Change, SAR Services for Equinor's Offshore Platforms in Norway

Jul 18, 2022

Offshore helicopter services firm CHC said Monday that the Norwegian oil firm Equinor had awarded it a contract to provide crew change and search and rescue services (SAR) for its offshore installations in central Norway.General Operations Manager…

Offshore Helicopters: Bristow in Long-term Maintenance Support Deals for AW139 Fleet

Jun 30, 2022

Offshore helicopter specialist Bristow Group has signed long-term maintenance support agreements with Leonardo Helicopters for airframes and Pratt & Whitney for engines on Bristow's global fleet of AW139 helicopters. AW139 helicopters offer seating for 12 persons…

Update: Four Dead as Helicopter with 9 Aboard Crashes Near ONGC Rig

Jun 28, 2022

A helicopter carrying seven passengers and two pilots ditched in the Arabian Sea near the Indian oil company ONGC's jack-up rig Sagar Kiran, in Mumbai High, offshore India. Four people died. According to initial tweets from the Coast Guard and…

UK Tells Offshore Helicopter Player CHC to 'Unwind' Completed Babcock Merger

Jun 01, 2022

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said Wednesday that offshore helicopter operator CHC must unwind its completed acquisition of Babcock’s oil and gas offshore helicopter services to address competition concerns.'CHC provides offshore transport in the oil and gas sector…

HeliService Bags First Ever Offshore Wind Helicopter Deal in U.S.

Apr 05, 2022

Offshore wind developers Ørsted and Eversource have awarded HeliService USA the contract for helicopter crew change operations for the two companies’ joint venture wind projects in the Northeast United States. According to Ørsted, the contract…

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