Friday, May 1, 2009
Rotorcraft Report: Norsk Helikopter Becomes Bristow
As of April 1, the Norwegian-based Norsk Helikopter’s fleet of S-92s are flying Bristow Helicopter’s red and blue livery. The changes come in the wake of Bristow purchasing 51 percent of Norsk from Norway’s Ugland family last October. Since Bristow already owned 49 percent, the deal made it the sole owner of Norsk Helikopters. Today, the company formerly known as Norsk has been re-branded as Bristow Norway AS.
"This re-branding brings a synergy into Bristow’s whole North Sea operation and will provide efficiencies to our customers," said Meera Sikka, Bristow Group’s VP of global business development. "It also brings a global footprint to a smaller operation and will ensure a standardized approach to customer service."
Despite its change of owners, Bristow Norway will remain a Norwegian company based at Stavanger Airport in Sola. Leif Overskott is serving as Bristow’s area manager for Norway.