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Bristow wins contract for two S-92s to support Statoil and Eni in Barents Sea - Sep/18/2017, 9:29AM

September 18, 2017; Statoil Press Release
Together, Statoil and Eni have awarded Bristow the contract for one search-and-rescue (SAR) helicopter, and one transport helicopter, which can be converted to a SAR helicopter when needed. Both are Sikorsky S-92 helicopters.

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CHI provides update on Harvey relief efforts - Sep/06/2017, 11:04PM

Posted on August 30, 2017; CHI Aviation Press Release
According to director of business development Patrick Pilolla, CHI is staging a Sikorsky S-61N out of Sugar Land, Texas, about 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston. CHI is working for Air Methods Corp. to supplement that company’s aircraft with a heavy helicopter operating under Federal Aviation Regulations parts 135, 133 and 91....Read More

Héli-Union obtains EASA certification of LPV capability on AS332 L1 - Sep/02/2017, 3:25PM

Posted on August 24, 2017; Héli-Union Press Release

Héli-Union has successfully obtained the first European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification of a localizer performance with vertical guidance (LPV) capability on Airbus Helicopters AS332 L1 aircraft, with both digital and analogic systems. Normally, an LPV capability on AS332 L1 utilizes either digital or analogic system....Read More

Caverton Helicopters buys eight Bell 407GXPs - Sep/02/2017, 3:23PM

23 Aug, 17, Source: Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signature of a purchase agreement with Caverton Helicopters Limited, a subsidiary of Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc, for eight Bell 407GXPs. The Group operates in the marine and aviation logistics sectors for the oil and gas industry and employs over 700 employees in Nigeria...Read More

JSSI Enrolls Sikorsky S92 onto Tip-to-Tail Program - Sep/02/2017, 3:22PM

22 Aug, 17, Source: JSSI

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading independent provider of maintenance programs to the business aviation industry, has enrolled a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter on a JSSI program in advance of this year’s Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE). The aircraft will be covered by JSSI’s exclusive Tip-to-Tail® Program, the only...Read More

Heli Holland expand offshore fleet with two H155s and an H175 - Sep/02/2017, 3:20PM

16 Aug, 17, Source:

Heli Holland have announced on their Facebook page the acquisition of three helicopters to increase their offshore work. They have acquired two EC155s previously operated by CHC, registered PH-EUB and PH-SHO, and the sole EC175 operated by Mexican operator Pegaso. The 155s are already carrying Heli Holland Offshore titles, and one is currently not...Read More

Waypoint agrees to purchase and lease-back one AW139 to HELICOL - Aug/16/2017, 1:26PM

Posted on August 15, 2017; Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited Press Release
Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (Waypoint), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced that it has agreed deal terms for the purchase and lease-back of one AW139 helicopter with Helicopteros Nacionales de Colombia, SAS (HELICOL)...

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Era and Bristow to keep H225 fleets on the ground - Aug/11/2017, 9:28AM

Posted on August 11, 2017 by Ben Forrest
Two major operators in the offshore oil-and-gas transport sector have said their H225 fleets are to remain grounded in the near term, despite the recent directives issued by the U.K. and Norway civil aviation authorities (CAAs) that allow the aircraft to return to service in those countries.

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Helivia Celebrates 30th Anniversary - Aug/10/2017, 2:59PM

10 Aug, 17, Source: Greenwich AeroGroup

Helivia Aero Taxi, S.A., a Greenwich AeroGroup company, was founded in 1987 and pioneered onshore helicopter services in the Amazon. This month, it celebrates 30 years of providing service to offshore and onshore clients in the oil and gas industry.

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Bristow adds offshore AW189 in UK – impacts SAR fleet too - Aug/10/2017, 11:11AM

4 Aug, 17, Source:

Today, Bristow Helicopters is taking delivery of another AW189 from the Leonardo factory in Italy – serial 89002 and registered G-OENC. This will join the first two Bristow offshore AW189s G-OENA and G-OENB in the near future. The crew made a lunch stop at Clermont-Ferrand in France en route to the UK.

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Caverton Helicopters completes payment of $55m AW139 Loan from Shell - Aug/08/2017, 4:29PM

1 Aug, 17, Source:

Caverton Helicopters has officially paid off their loan of $55 million from Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC). The loan was in order for Caverton to purchase three AW139 helicopters.

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GHS adds H225 to fleet - Jul/23/2017, 11:13AM

July 20, 2017; Global Helicopter Service GmbH Press Release
Global Helicopter Service GmbH (GHS) has announced its latest fleet addition, with the delivery of a brand-new, mission-ready Airbus Helicopters H225. The H225 helicopter has already demonstrated its exceptional potential and superior performance during an interesting ferry and demonstration flight through Europe.

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AW189 to support oil-and-gas operations in Russia - Jul/23/2017, 11:11AM

July 19, 2017; Leonardo Press Release
Leonardo announced that an AW189 super medium helicopter will be operated by Aviashelf to perform transport operations from Sakhalin Island in Russia, supporting the oil-and-gas industry. The aircraft will be supplied together with a support and training package. The delivery is expected in summer 2018.

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Leonardo Helicopters cuts fuel-burn figure for AW189 - Jul/14/2017, 5:11PM

13 July, 2017 SOURCE: BY: Dominic Perry Milan

Leonardo Helicopters will shortly revise downwards the official fuel consumption figure of its AgustaWestland AW189 super-medium-twin.

Based on operational feedback and information collated via flight-recorder and helicopter usage monitoring system data, the new figure will show an improvement of between 4-7%,...Read More

Airlift takes over Norwegian maritime pilot transfers - Jul/14/2017, 5:05PM

12 Jul, 17, Source: Nordic Rotors

On July 1, 2017, Airlift’s contract period starts with the Norwegian Coastal Administration (Kystverket). For six years, Airlift will ship Norwegian maritime pilots to Large Class Vessels and ships carrying dangerous goods. The contract itself is valued at approximately a hundred million NOK a year.

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Fuel Consumption Figure Drops for AW189 - Jul/14/2017, 5:01PM

14 Jul, 17, Source:

Leonardo will soon be able to boast an official fuel consumption figure drop of their AgustaWestland AW189. Monitoring systems and flight recorders have shown that the super-medium-twin helicopter has had an improvement of 4-7%. This figure has also been validated via test flights by GE Aviation, who is the supplier of the CT7 engines reports Flight...Read More

Bell 525 Relentless resumes flight test program - Jul/11/2017, 11:44AM

Posted on July 7, 2017; Bell Helicopter Press Release
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced that the Bell 525 Relentless program has resumed flight test activity after receiving experimental certificate renewal from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Sweeping changes for Westpac Helicopter announced - Jun/30/2017, 2:14PM

Claudia Jambor | 30th Jun 2017 1:34 PM

WESTPAC Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter has moved to assure donors money raised will continue to keep the chopper in the air as the service finalizes its merger with its Hunter, New England and North West Region counterparts.

It comes as sweeping changes were announced this afternoon by the service's chief executive...

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Sikorsky delivers second Coast Guard S92 to South Korea - Jun/28/2017, 10:12AM

28 Jun, 17, Source: Sikorsky

The South Korea Coast Guard has accepted delivery of its second S-92® helicopter for search and rescue following a ceremony today. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT).

The South Korea Coast Guard has operated a single S-92 helicopter since March 2014. To date, that aircraft has flown more than 850 flight hours, saving more than 30 lives...Read More

UAE coy partners OAS to provide helicopter services in Nigeria - Jun/11/2017, 2:56PM

The United Arab Emirates helicopter company, Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA), has partnered with a Nigerian indigenous aircraft charter operator, OAS Helicopters.

ADA had introduced a 15-seater full offshore equipped helicopter AW-139 with registration number A6-AWH at OAS' new terminal NAFBASE Airport, Port Harcourt.

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