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.
The UK’s crippled offshore helicopter sector faces more financial restructuring, “opportunistic M&A” and possibly even government intervention, according to new analysis.
A trade union official has said the North Sea is firmly in the grip of coronavirus “fear” and lamented a perceived lack of leadership.
Working on offshore platforms and vessels offers a unique commuting experience, with most personnel travelling to work via helicopter. The aircraft has become synonymous with the energy industry, and their complexities require highly trained people in the pilot’s seat.
Helicopter operator Bristow has announced plans to merge with US rival Era, three months after emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
The boss at Bristow Group said the helicopter operator was starting a "new chapter" after emerging from bankruptcy.
Helicopter operator NHV has clinched a new contract to provide North Sea crew change flights for energy service giant Petrofac.
Pilots nearly landed a helicopter on the wrong North Sea platform because they look similar, according to air accident investigators.
Bristow Group has filed a reorganisation plan after entering the US-style Chapter 11 bankruptcy process in May.
CHC has announced it is on the trail for an acquisition opportunity in the helicopter market.
Rystad Energy has analyzed the oilfield service industry sectors with the highest percent change of employment, and found that the main driver of employment is shifting from shale to offshore.
Bristow Group has announced a new, five-year contract with BP to support its North Sea operations.
Troubled US aviation giant Bristow has sold Eastern Airways to the regional carrier’s chief executive and founder.
Bristow Group has filed for US-style Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an effort to restructure and strengthen its balance sheet.
A worker in Norway has won nearly £60,000 in lost earnings after she challenged helicopter firm Bristow.
A number of US law firms have announced investigations into Bristow Group on behalf of investors after the firm last week cast doubt on the validity of its finances.