Bristow is awarded new SAR contract in UK


UK DOT awards search and rescue contract to Bristow Group to provide services in North of Scotland

Bristow Group has announced that
The UK Department for Transport has awarded Bristow Helicopters the contract to
provide search and rescue (SAR) services in the North of Scotland.

Bristow Helicopters will provide SAR services starting July 2013, using four
Sikorsky S-92 helicopters based in the Scottish bases of Stornoway and
Sumburgh.  The contract is expected to run for four years, until a longer
term decision for such services is taken.

William E. Chiles, president and chief executive officer, said, “We are
delighted that our affiliate Bristow Helicopters will work again with the
Maritime and Coastguard Agency to provide this vital service from the Scottish
islands.  This award will place four of our large new-technology aircraft
under contract with an important client.  Bristow Helicopters has an
excellent reputation for faultless execution of search and rescue operations,
which was developed in the UK
between 1971 and 2007 with 11,500 missions.  Affiliates of Bristow also
currently operate search and rescue services in Norway,
the Netherlands, and Trinidad. We also look forward to Bristow Helicopters
participating in the recently announced UK SAR bid for ten bases in 2012.”