Aberdeen jobs to be cut amid Bristow restructuring

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Aberdeen jobs are to be cut amid a global restructuring by helicopter operator Bristow.

The Texas-based firm is reducing corporate general and administrative costs to about 11.5% of revenues.

Bristow is integrating various sections of its business, including fleet management, maintenance operations and global supply chain.

However, it is understood only a low, single-digit number of backroom staff will be affected in Aberdeen.

The firm cut dozens of North Sea staff at the height of the oil and gas downturn.

Staff members were informed of the plans on Wednesday before Bristow announced the restructuring scheme.

A spokesman for Bristow said: “Our organisational changes are part of a continuous improvement effort to enable our support services model and put more capability and decision making into the regions.

“The majority of the impacted positions were at the corporate level and will have very little impact on our regional operations.

“The announcements were mostly made up of administrative back-office functions with limited impact on positions (three proposed) in Aberdeen.”

Bristow’s  fleet supports operations in the North Sea, Nigeria and the US Gulf of Mexico, among other major offshore oil and gas regions around the globe.