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Oil & Gas UK Appoints 4 New Board Members
Tuesday, August 25, 2015Oil & Gas UK announces four new appointments to its board of directors.

Helicopter Operators Set For Take-Off As Oil Drilling Picks Up
Tuesday, June 03, 2014A pickup in offshore drilling is swelling the orderbooks of the handful of helicopter operators that shuttle oil workers to and from remote rigs.

New AgustaWestland Helicopter to be used for North Sea Ops
Tuesday, August 06, 2013Bristow Helicopters showcases new AugustaWestland AW189 helicopter to oil and gas clients.

Bristow Welcomes New Quality and Safety Manager
Tuesday, November 29, 2011Bristow announced the appointment of Ian Taylor as the European Business Unit's new Quality and Safety Manager.

Bristow Appoints North Sea Development Manager
Monday, August 15, 2011Bristow has appointed David Laskowski to oversee its operations in the busy northern North Sea energy sector.

Bristow to Bid for SAR Contract
Friday, July 15, 2011Bristow announced its intent to offer the British Government a confident and assured solution for the new UK interim Search and Rescue (SAR) contract.

Bristow Helicopters Soars at Safety Awards
Wednesday, April 21, 2010Bristow Helicopters has reached the finals of prestigious safety awards organized by Oil and Gas UK.

Bristow Helicopters' Apprentice Soars to Top of the Class
Thursday, July 23, 2009Bristow's apprentice aircraft technician Michael Gibbs won Best Mechanical Apprentice and the Apprentice of the Year accolade at the Tullos Training awards event in Aberdeen.

Off to a Flying Start: Bristow Helicopters Offers Training to 7 Youths
Thursday, June 04, 2009Seven young men have got their careers off to a flying start with Bristow Helicopters. The youths, all aged between 17 and 21, landed modern apprenticeships with Bristow and beat off competition from almost 120 others.

Bristow to Supply Shuttle Services for Total in Central North Sea
Thursday, May 21, 2009Bristow Helicopters has won a new contract to supply shuttle services between the Safe Caledonia flotel and the Franklin platform in the Central North Sea.

Bristow Group Appoints Acting Chief Financial Officer
Tuesday, April 14, 2009Bristow Group has appointed Elizabeth R. Brumley as Acting Chief Financial Officer following the departure of Perry L. Elders, Executive VP and CFO, effective April 30.

Norsk Helicopter Now Listed Under Bristow Banner
Wednesday, April 01, 2009Norway has a new helicopter company under the Bristow banner effective from today, April 1, 2009.

Bristow Helicopter Services Reevaluates to Reduce Company Costs
Monday, March 23, 2009Bristow will evaluate and prioritize its capital expenditures as a result of the continuing decline in the demand for its helicopter services primarily in the exploration and development sector.

Bristow Helicopters to Transport Central North Sea Workers
Monday, February 09, 2009Bristow Helicopters has secured a new North Sea contract and will transport workers to and from the Tiffany platform.

Bristow to Boost Aviation Safety with Bar-Coding Tools
Tuesday, February 03, 2009Bristow, the leading supplier of helicopter services globally, is pioneering a unique initiative to boost aviation safety by introducing bar-coding to their tool control.

Bristow Helicopter Purchases Severn Aviation, Enhances Pilot Training
Monday, December 08, 2008Bristow Helicopters has purchased Gloucestershire based Severn Aviation, a multi-engine instrument flight training provider established by Peter Saunders in 2006. The flight school will become part of the Bristow Academy.

Bristow Helicopters Taps Eastern Airways for Offshore Worker Transport
Monday, November 10, 2008Bristow Helicopters confirmed that it has awarded the interim contract for the Integrated Aviation Consortium, which transports offshore workers from Aberdeen to Scatsta in Shetland, to Eastern Airways.

Revenues Increase 17% for Bristow Group
Thursday, November 06, 2008Bristow Group has reported financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2008, which is the Company's fiscal 2009 second quarter.

Bristow Helicopters Snaps Up Remaining 51% of Norsk Helikopter
Monday, October 27, 2008Bristow Helicopters has entered into an agreement to acquire the remaining 51% of Norsk Helikopter, taking its ownership to 100%.

Bristow Helicopters Invests More Than UK70 Million in N. Sea
Monday, April 28, 2008Bristow Helicopters has announced an investment of over a UK70 million in the North Sea energy industry after officially unveiling six new helicopters.

Bristow Helicopters Flies World's First Collision Avoidance Ops
Thursday, April 10, 2008Bristow Helicopters, Rockwell Collins and Shell have achieved the world's first passenger flight of a helicopter fitted with the fixed wing airline standard of collision avoidance technology.

Bristow Agrees to Sell Grasso for $22.5 Million
Wednesday, October 31, 2007Bristow has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Grasso for $22.5 million.

Helicopter Crashes In S Nigeria, Pilot Dead
Friday, August 03, 2007A civilian transport helicopter used in Nigeria's oil industry crashed Friday, killing the pilot, company officials said Friday.

Cobham Extends Barrow Island Contract with Bristow
Wednesday, January 31, 2007Cobham plc announced that Cobham Flight Operations and Services has secured a A$25 million extension to its Barrow Island personnel transport contract with Bristow Helicopters to manage increasing demand.

Bristow Introduces Safety Developments on Mi-8 Helicopters
Friday, December 15, 2006Bristow is again at the forefront in helicopter safety through the continued development of Integrated Health and Usage Monitoring Systems this time on Sakhalin Island where Bristow has a Russian joint venture company called Aviashelf.

Bristow Helicopters Secures First Contract in Libya
Friday, September 22, 2006Through its joint venture partnership with Mediterranean Aviation Company Limited (Medavia), Bristow Helicopters International has secured its first helicopter contract in Libya, supporting Woodside Energy's forthcoming offshore exploration campaign.

Bristow Helicopters Names John Cloggie as Director of European Operations
Tuesday, August 08, 2006Richard Burman, Managing Director of Bristow Helicopters announces that John Cloggie has been appointed as Acting Director of European Operations based in Aberdeen.

Goodbourn to Head Bristow's Search and Rescue Project
Wednesday, July 05, 2006Bristow Helicopters announces that Jim Goodbourn will be joining their team to secure the recently announced Search and Rescue Harmonization contract and to develop other search and rescue opportunities.

Chevron Awards Five-Year Contract to Bristow Helicopters
Wednesday, November 30, 2005Chevron North Sea has awarded a five-year contract to Bristow Helicopters Ltd. for helicopter services in the North Sea and West of Shetland.