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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 Ministry of Defence all nine people from the ill-fated Pawan Hans helicopter were recovered, four of them in critical condition. Chief PRO Mumbai, Directorate of Public Relations…

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…

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 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…

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)…

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…

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