Bond Offshore Helicopters awarded new contract

Bond Offshore Helicopters has announced that it has been awarded a new contract with BW Offshore.

This new contract, worth in the region of £16 million, is to provide crew change support for the BW Offshore (UK) Limited floating production storage and offtake (FPSO) vessel Athena which is located at the Athena Field. BW Offshore maintain production at the field, located approximately 180 kilometres north-east of Aberdeen, on behalf of Ithaca Energy.

Operations are due to commence from Aberdeen Airport in March 2013, with an AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter, for an initial contract period of three years with options to extend.

Luke Farajallah, managing director, Bond Offshore Helicopters said: “I am delighted with this new contract, our first of 2013, which cements our strong existing relationship with BW Offshore. We look forward to further growth over the course of the year”.

Richard Mintern, chief executive officer, Northern Europe and Asia Pacific, Avincis Group said: “This new win is the latest in a fantastic recent run of success for Bond, coming on the back of the new contract with Perenco in the Southern North Sea, as well as contract renewals by long-standing air ambulance customers in Scotland and the Midlands. As it grows Bond is also investing in staff and cutting-edge equipment, in order to continue providing the optimum level of service to its customers”.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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