AgustaWestland aims to make the AW189 the benchmark in the medium twin-engine offshore market, as it has done with the 12- to 15-seat AW139 that has become the market leader in its class. The AW189 helicopter by AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is intended to fill a market niche between intermediate helicopters, such as its successful […]
In a market place where businesses and customers are continuing to consume resources at an ever-increasing rate, environmental sustainability efforts and practices are being enacted by airlines operating around the globe. These efforts serve to lessen their corporate carbon footprint and facilitate an enterprise-wide mindset of conservation and environmental responsibility. According to the U.S. Environmental […]
One of the biggest challenges for fleet operators is to keep costs under control. While they may have no power over the price of materials like oil, they try to forecast and plan their operational expenses. Delays and unanticipated expenditures due to parts availability and unplanned maintenance issues can pose problems. To counter these unexpected […]
Where Practicality Meets Affordability Contrary to popular belief, flight by private jet is not only for the elite. Although private jets have developed the stigma of luxury in the past, business aviation is quickly becoming the only way to travel as many energy companies need to fly in and out of remote locations. With much […]
A Milestone in Helicopter History News releases on September 4, 2012, announced that Bristow Group Inc. was to purchase a minority stake in Cougar Helicopters. The investment figure announced was $250 million, which included the purchase of eight Sikorsky S-92 helicopters as well as facilities located in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, Canada. By October 4, […]
Since its introduction in 2004, the S-92® helicopter’s ability to handle difficult missions in hostile environments has rapidly made it the aircraft of choice for the offshore oil and gas (OO&G) industry. Sikorsky Aircraft’s continuous improvement initiatives, designed to bolster safety and performance while reducing direct operating costs, have helped to reinforce the aircraft’s premier status. Currently deployed […]
There’s a familiar sighting in the skies of the beautiful, but rugged, North Atlantic. Cougar Helicopters fleet of aircraft have been providing helicopter support services to the offshore oil and gas industry in this region for the past 20 years.
For Enhanced Safety and Efficiency without Compromise Gladstone Aerospace Corporation and their Newfoundland-based operation, Gladstone Systems Solutions, have been working closely with Cougar Helicopters for the past two years to assist with key technology development programs. Cougar has an advanced approach towards challenging flight operations. They have implemented a methodical approach that leverages core expertise […]