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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.

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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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NHV and Blueway to combine forces - Aug/28/2014, 10:48AM

2014-08-28 09:19:25 NHV Press Release - NHV and Blueway have signed a merger agreement to create a new top-tier player in the helicopter services industry. Following this transaction, NHV will buy Blueway’s stakes owned by Reiten & Co. Capital Partners and Helicopter Transportation Group. The proposed transaction is conditional...

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CGX Energy contracts with Bristow Helicopters in Guyana - Aug/20/2014, 10:22AM

19 Aug, 14

CGX Energy Inc. today provided an operational update on its exploration assets in Guyana.

CGX Energy is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the provision of helicopter services for use in the drilling of its first commitment well on its Corentyne Block scheduled to be spudded before October 31, 2015. Under the terms of the agreement...Read More

Spain – Cantabria renews SAR contract with INAER - Aug/12/2014, 10:03AM

11 Aug, 14 - The Government of Cantabria Spain INAER been renewed with the shuttle by helicopter for search and rescue operations, emergency medical services and other work of civil protection. This contract has a value of 6.35 million euros and a duration of four years.

INAER Spain will continue to operate the Bell 412EP...

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Heliconia Aero Solutions Takes Delivery Of Two AW139s - Aug/06/2014, 7:18PM

6 Aug, 14 - AgustaWestland and Heliconia Aero Solutionsare pleased to announce the delivery of two AW139 intermediate class twin-engine helicopters to perform offshore transport missions in Morocco. The first aircraft has already entered service while the second one will enter operational servicethis week.The contract signed by the customer also included options for ...

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July 30, 2014 - Gulf Helicopters take delivery of two AW189s - Jul/30/2014, 9:53AM

HeliHub can report that Gulf Helicopters are now flying at least two AW189s, although there has been no confirmation yet from manufacturer AgustaWestland regarding their delivery. Observers have noted...

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STARS welcomes fastest chopper to Saskatchewan fleet - Jul/24/2014, 10:36AM

July 23, 2014 By Thomas Piller
SASKATOON – Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) will soon have a new helicopter saving the lives of injured Saskatchewanians.

The AW139 helicopter was unveiled Tuesday in the new STARS hangar at John G. Diefenbaker International Airport in Saskatoon.

The state-of-the-art air ambulance is the first of its kind in Saskatchewan....

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Airbus Helicopters Gears Up For EC175 Entry Into Service - Jul/23/2014, 1:46PM

July 14, 2014, 7:10 AM

Certification in hand, Airbus Helicopters is endeavoring to ensure a faultless entry into service of its EC175 medium twin, a critical product for the company in the highly competitive offshore oil-and-gas market. The first delivery, to Belgium-based operator NHV, is planned for...

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New generation AgustaWestland AW189 takes to the skies - Jul/23/2014, 12:29PM

2014-07-23 AgustaWestland Press Release:
The first commercial flight of the much anticipated new generation AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter took place on July 21, 2014, as Bristow flew eight passengers out to the Cygnus field in the Southern North Sea (SNS).

The aircraft is the first of two AW189s to be stationed at Bristow's Norwich base and is dedicated to...

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Weststar takes delivery of its first AW189 helicopter - Jul/21/2014, 5:34PM

2014-07-16 - Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd (WASSB) of Malaysia has taken delivery of the first of two AW189 super medium helicopters. Weststar will use its AW189s to perform long range offshore transport missions in Malaysia. The official handover ceremony was held today at the Farnborough International Air Show. The customer also...Read More

National Helicopter Services reaches 500 flight hours in S-76D helicopter - Jul/21/2014, 5:26PM

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has announced that National Helicopter Services Ltd. (NHSL) recently reached 500 flight hours in its S-76D helicopter. The announcement was made at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show in Farnborough, United Kingdom. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

In February 2014, NHSL flew the first-ever...

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Offshore helicopter market expected to surge - Apr/29/2014, 2:42PM

As energy companies search for oil and gas in deeper offshore waters, the demand for offshore helicopter services is quickly shooting up.

Douglas-Westwood, a United Kingdom-based market research firm for the energy industry, found that between 2014 and 2018, oil and gas companies will increase their spending on offshore helicopter services by 57 percent...

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Australian Helicopters awarded Ambulance Victoria contract - Apr/29/2014, 2:40PM

Following a competitive tender process, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of mission-critical helicopter services, Australian Helicopters, has been awarded a 10-year contract with the Victorian Government and Ambulance Victoria.

The agreement will see the supply of new state-of-the-art...

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North American Nickel Inc.: 2014 Planning Underway for Maniitsoq Nickel Sulphide Project; Deep EM, Helicopter, Camp Logistics and Drilling Contracts Tendered - Mar/03/2014, 12:14PM

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 3, 2014) - North American Nickel Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NAN)(OTCBB:WSCRF)(CUSIP:65704T 108) (the "Company") is pleased to announce plans are now being implemented to begin its 2014 exploration and drill programs at its 100% owned Maniitsoq nickel-copper-cobalt-PGM project in Southwest Greenland.

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TURBOMECA SIGNS FIRST SBH CONTRACT FOR INDIAN OFFSHORE OPERATION - Feb/12/2014, 9:35AM

During the Singapore Airshow, Turbomeca announced the achievement of a major milestone for both Turbomeca Asia Pacific (Singapore) and Heligo Charters Pvt Mumbai, India Ltd who have signed a new “Support By The Hour” (SBH) contract to cover...

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