New analysis of the global helicopter services sector shows a return to pre-pandemic levels of activity, but warns a shortage of aircraft and parts will likely mean an increase in prices.
North Sea helicopter operator Bristow is looking to expand after drastically trimming its financial losses in the last year.
‘Failures and contradictions’: CHC lands scathing attack on competition watchdog over Babcock findings
CHC has launched a scathing critique of the competition watchdog for what it calls “incomplete, selective and deficient” analysis of its takeover move for Babcock.
Helicopter operator CHC has grudgingly suggested a partial divestment of the Babcock UK business in Aberdeen to get over competition hurdles.
Dozens of flights going to and from North Sea oil and gas installations have been impacted as Storm Eunice hits the region.
Helicopter operator Bristow (NYSE: VTOL) has posted a set of “disappointing financial results” as a combination of issues, including Hurricane Ida, dented profits.
The UK arm of US helicopter giant Bristow has reported a narrowing of annual losses but it continues to rely heavily on goodwill from its parent.
Dozens of North Sea helicopter flights from Aberdeen and Sumburgh face delays this morning as severe weather strikes the region.
Bristow has announced a series of contract extensions for helicopter operations with Equinor, Shell and Neptune Energy in Norway.
CHC has beat its incumbent rivals to a newly-formed Taqa helicopter contract in the central North Sea.
Bristow has narrowed its losses substantially in the first full year since emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Bristow has lost its contract with Apache North Sea to rival helicopter operator CHC.
Babcock helicopters has conditionally agreed the sale of its oil and gas aviation business to rival CHC.
The CEO of NHV hopes the restoration of oil prices can help the beleaguered helicopter market “to a more sustainable situation”.
A number of staff at an Aberdeen-based helicopter firm are self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.
The fatal Germanwings 9525 plane crash in the French Alps is bringing action on mental health for oil and gas helicopter pilots, a top UK boss has said.
Bristow has predicted “challenging conditions” will persist for the offshore oil and gas market for the next year.
A serious incident involving a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter in Norway is being investigated.
Helicopter operator CHC has warned that “unsustainable” contract pricing could affect training and development after losing a major deal with oil and gas firm Total.
Kelly Wood is a licenced aircraft engineer at Bristow Helicopters. After entering the business as an apprentice in 2011, she is now a B-licenced engineer working at one of Bristow’s busiest heliports in the UK.
Helicopter operators Bristow Group and Era have finalised their merger.
Engineering service firm Babcock International slumped into the red in 2019-20 after suffering hefty impairments largely pinned on the “deteriorating” oil and gas market.
Pilots were “distracted” by incorrectly positioned cranes leading to a helicopter landing on the wrong oil platform in the North Sea, according to investigators.
Industry chiefs are fighting in Westminster and Capitol Hill to support global helicopter firms that operate in the UK North Sea, warning some “will probably not survive”.
The closure of Scatsta Airport in Shetland has been confirmed to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), with the facility expected to close on June 30.