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Bristow begins first North Sea flights for Petrofac

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Bristow Helicopters Limited has commenced flights for Petrofac in the North Sea.

The deal sees the helicopter logistics company directly contracted by Petrofac in the Central North Sea for the first time.

The contract began last month and is set to continue for the next three years using Eurocopter and Sikorsky aircraft.

Bristow also said the contract includes two additional one-year options.

Alan Corbett, Managing Director of Bristow Helicopters Limited, said: "The commencement of these flights for Petrofac is a milestone in our relationship as it is the first time, after many years of ad-hoc work, that Bristow has been contracted to operate directly for Petrofac.

"Using a mixed fleet of Sikorsky S-92s and EC225s, we will operate a new operations model with Petrofac as they seek to flight-share with other operators."

Bristow Helicopters offers offshore transportation, fixed wing services, Search and Rescue (SAR) services, and most recently, UAS operated offshore installation inspection services.

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