Oil & Gas
May 8, 2014, Shetland, Scotland - The timescales for implementing safety changes for offshore helicopter flights have been changed. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said only allowing passengers to fly if they are seated next to a push-out window exit was being delayed from June until September.
"I felt my brain screaming for oxygen.” “The pressure of the water caused a stabbing pain in my eyes and ears.” “Your body is a mass of pain and you know you are dying.”
Nov. 28, 2013, St. John's - Eurocopter Canada Ltd. is showcasing the EC225 helicopter in St. John’s this week to demonstrate the rotorcraft’s features and capabilities for the offshore oil and gas community in Canada’s Newfoundland and Labrador province.
Nov. 19, 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands - AgustaWestland has appointed Neill Osborne as a new Business Development Manager for the Oil & Gas helicopter market in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM).
Sept. 25, 2013, London, U.K. - AgustaWestland today announced at Helitech International that Milestone Aviation Group has agreed a multi-aircraft, multi-year Framework Agreement for the purchase of a significant number of helicopters in a combination of the AW169, AW139 and AW189 models from the AgustaWestland Family of new generation helicopters.
Aug. 28, 2013, Shetland, U.K. - Crash investigators are continuing to search the sea around Shetland in the hope of finding the black box recorder from a helicopter that plunged into the water on Friday, killing four oil workers.
Aug. 7, 2013, Dyce, Scotland - Offshore transport services provider Bristow Helicopters has unveiled the twin-engine multirole AgustaWestland AW189 rotorcraft to its oil and gas customers, becoming the first operator to do so.
If the 2012 version of helicopter’s greatest show on earth in “Big D” was all about a heaping portion of Texas style, this year’s rendition of Heli-Expo March 4-7 in Las Vegas will best be remembered for its substance.
March 6, 2013, Las Vegas, Nv. - Milestone Aviation Group today announced an order for 14 additional Eurocopter EC225 twin-engine helicopters, which will join the 16 EC225s ordered last year – along with the company’s initial EC175 booking, covering five of these next-generation aircraft.
March 8, 2013, Las Vegas, Nv. - Mexico’s Transportes Aereos Pegaso has ordered two Eurocopter EC155s, with these long-range members of the Dauphin medium-lift twin-engine helicopter family to service oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico’s deepwater regions.
March 8, 2013, Las Vegas, Nv. - Peruvian operator Servicios Aéreos de Los Andes will operate two modernized Eurocopter Super Puma AS332L helicopters through a lease and support contract with Vector Financial Services, a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation.
In a business where simulating reality as accurately as possible is the name of the game, Montreal-based CAE is proving to be the real deal.
Oct. 9, 2012, Coatesville, Pa. - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today delivered the first two S-92 baseline helicopters to Bond Aviation Group, the first of 16 to be delivered under the largest one-time acquisition of S-92 aircraft ever received by Sikorsky.
Sept. 5, 2012, Houston, Tx. - Bristow Group Inc. and Cougar Helicopters Inc. today jointly announced that Bristow has entered into a definitive agreement with Cougar's parent VIH Aviation Group Ltd. (VIHAG) and various VIHAG affiliates to acquire a minority interest in Cougar and certain aircraft and facilities used by Cougar in its operations.
Aug. 8, 2012, Montreal - Canadian Helicopters Group Inc. says its HNZ subsidiary has won a U.S. $40-million, four-year Philippines offshore oil and gas helicopter support contract from Shell Global Solutions International B.V.
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