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Global Helicopters Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019 with Bell, Airbus, Russian Helicopters, Agusta West land, Boeing, NH Industries, Kama, Robinson and Hindustan Aeronautical Dominating - Mar/05/2015, 9:32AM

DUBLIN, Mar. 04, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Helicopters Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019" report to their offering.

The global helicopter market is expected to witness a CAGR of around 5% during 2014-19

Despite having a considerably smaller share in global helicopter market, Latin America is expected to witness...Read More

Sikorsky and Bristow Embark on New Era of Search and Rescue - Mar/05/2015, 9:28AM

ORLANDO, Fla., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today recognized Bristow Helicopters Ltd.'s upcoming launch of the U.K. search and rescue (SAR) contract and the company's dedication to SAR over the past 40 years. The recognition ceremony was held at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show in Florida.

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Airbus Helicopters unveils its all-new H160 as the benchmark for medium-class rotorcraft - Mar/05/2015, 9:25AM

04 Mar 2015
In one of the industry’s most anticipated events, Airbus Helicopters presented its all-new H160, raising the standards for performance, cost effectiveness, passenger comfort and environmental impact to create the medium-class rotorcraft benchmark.

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First AW139 reaches milestone 10,000 airframe hours - Feb/26/2015, 8:57PM

26 Feb, 15, Source:

AgustaWestland has marked the milestone event of the first AW139 to reach 10,000 airframe hours. Serial 31041 was first registered to CHC in June 2006 and has remained on the same PH-SHL registration ever since. This equates to just over 1,100 hours a year on average

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Bond Helicopters Australia Begins Service with the S-92® Helicopter - Feb/25/2015, 1:00PM

25 Feb, 15, Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the delivery of two S-92® helicopters to Bond Helicopters Australia at the 2015 Avalon Airshow. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

Bond Helicopters Australia will operate a total of four S-92 helicopters, the first of its kind in this Australian fleet.

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Erickson takes on support responsibility for Bell 214B and ST models - Feb/19/2015, 10:14PM

10 Feb, 15, Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today a signed agreement with Erickson Incorporated to assume product support responsibility of the Bell 214 B and ST models, including spare parts supply, technical assistance, maintenance training, and maintenance, repair and overhaul services (MRO).

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DebMarine Namibia’s new helicopter a first for Africa - Feb/19/2015, 10:11PM

February 4th, 2015 | by Edgar Brandt

ORANJEMUND – DebMarine Namibia, through its ship-to-shore transporter, Court Helicopters Namibia (CHN), yesterday introduced the first Sikorsky S76D helicopter on the African continent.

The helicopter, built by Connecticut-based Sirkorsky helicopters in the United States of America, is the latest in the range of offshore aircraft that offers...Read More

HNZ Group Inc. announces new Nova Scotia offshore oil and gas contract - Feb/19/2015, 10:02PM

January 26, 2015

MONTREAL, Jan. 26, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ.A, HNZ.B) (the "Corporation"), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by Shell Canada Energy ("Shell") to provide offshore personnel and cargo transport, medevac and search and rescue services from...Read More

Bristow Takes Long View of Oil Price Slide - Jan/22/2015, 12:53PM

by Mark Huber and Thierry Dubois - January 22, 2015, 8:24 AM

The tumbling world price of crude oil is not expected to make a significant impact on operations at OGP helicopter service company Bristow Group, maintains the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer. Other companies, manufacturers and industry analysts expressed opinions ranging from optimism to...Read More

Erickson Awarded First Off-Shore Oil & Gas Transport Contract - Jan/19/2015, 12:34PM

January 14, 2015 05:10 PM

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today that the company will expand its relationship with HRT Participações em Petróleo, S.A. (“HRT”) with a two-year contract beginning Q1 2015.

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NHV Group acquires Blueway - Dec/29/2014, 9:48PM

2014-12-21 19:25:25
NHV Group Press Release

NHV, a fast growing international helicopter operator, announced on Dec. 19 that it has completed the acquisition of Blueway, making it one of the largest European helicopter transport operators.

In line with its growth strategy, and...

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Sikorsky delivers first S-76D in Africa to Titan Helicopter Group - Dec/29/2014, 9:46PM

2014-12-22 10:04:42
Sikorsky Press Release

Titan Helicopter Group (THG) has accepted delivery of the first Sikorsky S-76D helicopter that will operate in Africa. The aircraft is configured for offshore service. An acceptance ceremony was held on Dec. 17 at Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), a Sikorsky company based in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United...Read More

Saft batteries equip new Airbus Helicopters EC175 - Dec/29/2014, 9:42PM

Saft is supplying the on-board batteries for Airbus Helicopters’ twin-turbine EC175 helicopter that has entered series production with the first delivery on Dec. 11 to Belgian operator NHV.

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Caverton Helicopters adds ninth AW139 - Dec/29/2014, 9:40PM

In recent days, Caverton Helicopters has added the ninth AW139 to their fleet, as part of its expansion plans to increase market share in the oil and gas offshore support business.

in 2010, the company edged out long-established foreign operators to win a ...

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First EC175 delivery to NHV set for Dec. 11 - Dec/29/2014, 9:35PM

The delivery of the first EC175 is less than two weeks away, with Belgian operator Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen (NHV) to become the first customer to receive the next-generation medium-sized helicopter on Dec. 11.

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Sikorsky delivers S-92 helicopter to COHC - Nov/12/2014, 10:37AM

2014-11-11 16:48:13
Sikorsky Press Release

Sikorsky has announced that China’s CITIC Offshore Helicopter Co. (COHC) has accepted delivery of its first S-92 helicopter. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., announced the delivery at Airshow China in Zhuhai, China.

In June 2013, COHC and Sikorsky signed for two S-92 helicopters to be used for offshore oil and...Read More

Helistar of Colombia purchases two offshore AW139s from AgustaWestland - Nov/09/2014, 8:14PM

Helistar de Aviacion of Colombia has signed a contract for two AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin helicopters, marking the entrance of the type in the Latin American country and the first offshore AW139 in Spanish South America. These aircraft, whose delivery is expected in 2015, will be used to support the offshore OGP industry and will also have provisions to operate...

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NHV, Blueway To Merge Helo Operations - Oct/07/2014, 9:38AM

By: Thierry Dubois
October 6, 2014, 12:15 AM

Ostend, Belgium-based helicopter operator NHV is to take over Norway’s Blueway, the two firms announced in late August. The new company, which has not yet indicated whether it will adopt a new name–has set its sights on establishing itself as a major player in the offshore oil-and-gas market.

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Sikorsky S-92 Helicopter Marks a Decade of Trusted Service and Performance - Oct/07/2014, 9:35AM

STRATFORD, Conn., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that September marks the 10-year anniversary of delivery of the first production S-92® helicopter. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of...

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Bristow Accepts First Sikorsky S-92 Helicopter for Long-term Search and Rescue Service in UK - Oct/07/2014, 9:31AM

COATESVILLE, Pa., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Bristow Group Inc. today announced the acceptance of an S-92® helicopter by Bristow Helicopters Ltd. The helicopter, configured for search and rescue service, was accepted during a ceremony at...

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