Norway’s Helikopter Service, now part of CHC Europe, a division of CHC Helicopter Corp. of Canada, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The company, founded in Oslo by Morten Hanke in 1956, was the first to begin civil helicopter operations in Norway, with a Bell 47.
Bristow Group celebrated its new brand identity with the unveiling of a redecorated S-76 at the Sikorsky Aircraft booth (No. 2537) yesterday. The company was formerly known as Offshore Logistics, but a survey among customers and employees last year confirmed that the Bristow brand name was stronger and should be applied to all the company’s business units, said Bristow president and CEO William Chiles.
Although one of the helicopters sharing the Eurocopter booth here in Dallas may look like a Russian attack aircraft, its true role is far less aggressive.
Norsk Helikopter’s third Sikorsky S-92 entered revenue service last month. The helicopter is under contract to BP Norge and Talisman Energy Norge, flying their employees to and from oil platforms in the North Sea.
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