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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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Weststar starts seven year offshore contract in Thailand - Feb/12/2014, 9:33AM

7 Feb, 14
Weststar Aviation Services Sdn. Bhd., a member of the Weststar Group of Companies, today announced the successful launch of its first regional expansion in Asia after its new Songkhla base in Thailand commenced operations on a seven...

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Modest Growth Forecast for U.S. Civil Helicopter Sector - Feb/04/2014, 1:06PM

While the worldwide deepwater offshore energy boom fuels an increase in civil helicopter sales, that will translate into only modest sales gains within the U.S. market, research consulting firm Frost & Sullivan (F&S) predicts. In a recently released study, F&S predicts U.S. civil helicopter purchases will rise to...

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INAER SPAIN TO PROVIDE OFFSHORE SERVICES TO THE ENAGÁS "GAVIOTA" PLATFORM - Jan/31/2014, 10:32AM

INAER Spain (INAER), a leading provider of aerial emergency services, has been awarded a one-year contract to transport personnel, goods and supplies to the Gaviota underground gas storage platform, operated by Enagás. The company will operate...

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Global Commercial Helicopter Market 2013-2023 – Market Size and Drivers - Jan/23/2014, 1:02PM

This report provides readers with a comprehensive analysis of the Commercial Helicopter market through 2013-2023, including highlights of the demand drivers and growth stimulators for Commercial Helicopter. It also provides an insight on...

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INAER Spain renews Balearic EMS contract with Bell 412 - Jan/22/2014, 10:42PM

22 Jan, 14
INAER Spain (INAER), a leading provider of emergency aerial services and aircraft maintenance has been awarded the air ambulance contract for the Balearic Islands through public tender. The new contract...

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Bristow adds four S92s – two in Australia and two in UK - Jan/15/2014, 9:21AM

15 Jan, 14
Bristow Australia has recently registered two new Sikorsky S92 helicopters on the local VH- aircraft register. VH-ZUO is the 203rd off the production line, while sister aircraft VH-ZUQ is the 205th. Both were officially registered on 23rd December, and are leased from VIH Group - the parent company of Cougar Helicopters in which Bristow have a minority shareholding.

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INAER wins four-year Madrid EMS contract with AW109 and Bell 412 - Jan/14/2014, 9:33AM

The Emergency Medical Service of Madrid, SUMMA 112, has awarded the air ambulance contract for Madrid to INAER Spain (INAER) through a public tender. The company will operate two medical helicopters under a four year contract with an option for a two year extension...

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HNZ prepares for second AW139 in Philippines - Jan/14/2014, 9:29AM

In September 2013, HNZ embarked on a new multi-year contract in the Philippines in support of the Malampaya Deep Water Gas-to-Power Project. A single AW139 helicopter was contracted to Shell Global Solutions International B.V. to provide crew change helicopter services from Manila and Puerto Princesa to Shell’s offshore petroleum platform....

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Era orders four S92s, plus options for another five - Jan/08/2014, 11:16AM

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) (Era) is pleased to announce it has signed a multi-year agreement with Sikorsky Global Helicopters, Inc. for the purchase of four Sikorsky S92 heavy helicopters for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $129 million. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery commencing the first quarter of 2016. Era also has an option to acquire five additional S92 helicopters...Read More

First S-76D delivered – to Bristow Helicopters - Jan/08/2014, 12:30AM

6 Jan, 14

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that it delivered its first fully configured S-76D™ helicopter, the latest in the long and highly successful Sikorsky S-76® commercial aircraft family, to the Bristow Group Inc. in December.

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BOND AWARDED NEW CONTRACT WITH NEXEN - Dec/10/2013, 10:55AM

Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd (Bond), one of the UK’s leading providers of energy support services, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a new contract with Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd (Nexen)....

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AGUSTAWESTLAND DELIVERS 600TH AW139 FEATURING SPECIAL PAINT SCHEME AND MISSION CONFIGURATION - Oct/29/2013, 11:47PM

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the delivery of a second AW139 intermediate twin helicopter featuring a highly customized exterior painting scheme to a South African private customer. This aircraft is also the 600th AW139 delivered by AgustaWestland to the global market and it will be used to perform corporate and passenger transport in South Africa and Emergency...Read More

KKR INVESTS IN WESTSTAR AVIATION SERVICES - Oct/29/2013, 11:44PM

Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd ("Weststar" or the "Company") announced that KKR, a leading global investment firm with more than US$83.5 billion in assets under management, has invested approximately RM642 million (US$200 million) for a substantial minority equity stake in the Company. This will be KKR's first investment in Malaysia. Additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed...Read More

First production AW189 helicopter takes off - Oct/29/2013, 11:42PM

The first production AW189 helicopter has undertaken its maiden flight at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate plant in Italy on 10 October. The flight followed the AW189 Type Board Meeting in Cologne, which is an important milestone in the completion of the Type Certification activities.

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Bristow introduces first AW189 for GDF SUEZ E&P UK - Oct/29/2013, 11:39PM

Bristow Helicopters has announced that as the launch customer for the AgustaWestland AW189, the first helicopter will enter service in support of GDF SUEZ E&P UK’s oil and gas operations in the North Sea from Q2 2014.

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Erickson Air-Crane to buy Air Amazonia Aerial Services - Jul/30/2013, 10:39PM

"Erickson Air-Crane, Incorporated (“Erickson” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: EAC) today announced that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Air Amazonia Serviços Aeronauticos Ltda. (“Air Amazonia”), the aviation services division of HRT Participações em Petróleo S.A. (“HRT”), as well as a fleet of six aircraft and ground facilities..."

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