ERA Group and Bel Air team up for European offshore operations


New CFO arriving at Era

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 Sea. Bel Air will be providing operational and technical services.

Chris Bradshaw, president and CEO at Era Group said: “We are excited to announce this new commercial partnership with Bel Air Aviation, a company that shares Era’s core focus on safety and quality.  We look forward to working together with Susanne and her team to deliver flexible helicopter fleet solutions to customers in Europe.”

Whilst ERA Group is one of the biggest offshore operators in the Americas, it only has one other base of the US (located in India). This partnership sees ERA Group branching out and moving some of its fleet over to Europe.

Bel Air already has a firm presence in Europe, being a Danish offshore helicopter operator that predominantly flies offshore oil and gas transport missions. It also provides transport services for wind farms in the North Sea, Black Sea and Baltic Sea.

Susanne Hessellund, owner and managing director at Bel Air Aviation said: “We are really happy and excited that this teaming agreement has been made possible and we are convinced that this collaboration with Chris and the entire Era team will result in even more opportunities and higher flexibility to our customers since both our companies share the same fundamental values and prioritize safety, flexibility and reliability to ensure dedicated and customized service.”