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Bristow, BP Complete First Offshore Helicopter Flight Using Sustainable Fuel

Dec 10, 2021

Offshore helicopter giant Bristow Group said Friday it had completed an offshore revenue flight using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).The company said that the operation marked one of the first SAF-powered flights to an offshore operation in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). The aircraft flew from Aberdeen to installations operated by BP.Bristow said it had used sustainable aviation fuel, fully certified to Jet A1 standards…

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

Apr 05, 2022

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

Offshore Helicopters: CHC, Babcock Merger Raises Competition Concerns in UK

Mar 17, 2022

Offshore helicopter operator CHC's acquisition of Babcock's oil and gas aviation business has raised competition concerns in the UK.Following an in-depth Phase 2 investigation of the completed acquisition, the UK Competition and Markets Authority…

PHI International to Provide Crew Transfer Services for Woodside's Scarborough Project

Feb 23, 2022

Offshore helicopter operator PHI International (PHI) has said it has won 'a significant' aviation services contract with Woodside, as an operator for and on behalf of the Scarborough Joint Venture, in Western Australia. The contract will see PHI transporting personnel from Learmonth Airport…

Vår Energi, Equinor in North Sea Helicopter-Sharing Arrangement

Jan 17, 2022

Norwegian oil and gas companies Vår Energi and Equinor have recently started a five-year helicopter-sharing agreement in the North Sea to reduce costs and environmental footprint of crew transport.  The agreement for assigning helicopters took effect on January 1…

Offshore Helicopter Firm NHV Names New COO

Dec 10, 2021

NHV Group, a company specializing in offshore helicopter transportation, has informed that Mike Gislam, the current Managing Director of NHV Helicopters Ltd is to take up the position of Chief Operations Officer of the NHV Group with immediate effect…

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…

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…

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…

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