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NHV wins North Sea wind farm contract

NHV wins North Sea wind farm contract

NHV has signed a contract with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to fly helicopter transport missions to the Rentel Offshore Wind Farm in the Belgian North Sea. NHV will be flying workers from its base in Ostend to the wind farm

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ERA Group and Bel Air team up for European offshore operations

ERA Group and Bel Air team up for European offshore operations

Era Group has entered into an agreement with Bel Air Aviation to provide helicopter services across Europe. The agreement will see Era offer up its Leonardo fleet and support services to support offshore missions across Europe, specifically in the North

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Bristow announces organisational changes to cut costs

Bristow announces organisational changes to cut costs

Oil and gas operator Bristow is taking steps to streamline operations and reduce costs by eliminating the role of vice president and chief safety officer. Steve Predmore who filled this role has now left the company. Johnathan Baliff, president and

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PHI shareholders suggest selling PHI Air Medical to cover debt

PHI shareholders suggest selling PHI Air Medical to cover debt

Two PHI’s shareholders have sent a letter to the company’s board of directors proposing PHI sell its air medical business to help refinance debt. The two shareholders, Christopher Olin from Alesia Asset Management and private investor Timothy Stabosz, own a

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Great Slave Helicopters starts restructuring

Great Slave Helicopters starts restructuring

Canadian helicopter operator Great Slave Helicopters has begun a restructuring process after its parent company entered bankruptcy protection in April 2018. Great Slave Helicopters is one of the largest onshore helicopter operators in Canada and mainly flies missions across western

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Milestone leases five H145s to Aramco

Milestone leases five H145s to Aramco

GECAS’s leasing company Milestone Aviation and Airbus helicopters have signed a contract to provide five H145 helicopters to Saudi offshore oil company Aramco Overseas Company. The aircraft will be sourced from Milestone’s orderbook with Airbus and leased to Aramco. The

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SkyRyse comes out of stealth and reveals assisted helicopter system

SkyRyse comes out of stealth and reveals assisted helicopter system

San Francisco-based start-up SkyRyse drew back the curtains yesterday and announced that it had raised $25 million in seed and Series A funding. The funding was led by Venrock and Eclipse, Stanford University, Industry Ventures, Trucks VC, Cantos and Engage

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Bell closes Lafayette assembly facility

Bell closes Lafayette assembly facility

Bell Helicopter is closing down one of its main assembly facilities at the Lafayette Regional Airport in Louisiana after the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) cancelled the contract to support the project. The state of Louisiana signed a contract with Bell

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Leonardo finalises NH90 deal with Qatar

Leonardo finalises NH90 deal with Qatar

Leonardo has finalised the contract with Qatar for 28 multi-role NH90s. The order was first secured and signed in March this year and saw NHI Helicopters – a collaborative effort between Leonardo, Airbus and Fokker – agreeing to provide 28

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Bell completes hot weather tests on 525

Bell completes hot weather tests on 525

Bell has completed hot-weather testing of its 525 helicopter in Yuma Arizona, flying the aircraft at temperatures up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Bell flew the aircraft at high-altitudes throughout the test, reaching 14,000 feet. This follows the completion of cold-weather

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