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Old 29th Apr 2022, 14:56
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Old 29th Apr 2022, 15:50
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https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...301536220.html

Bristow Group to Acquire British International Helicopter Services Limited, Further Enhancing its Leading Government Services Offering

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Bristow Group Apr 29, 2022, 08:15 ET
(PRNewsfoto/Bristow Group)British International Helicopters logo
  • BIH currently delivers combined search and rescue (SAR) and support helicopter services for the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) with operations in the Falkland Islands
  • BIH also delivers Fleet Operational Sea Training (FOST) helicopter support for the Royal Navy
  • All-cash transaction, expected to close in the third quarter of 2022
HOUSTON, April 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE:VTOL) today announced its plans to acquire British International Helicopter Services Limited ("BIH"), further enhancing its leading global Government Services business.

Bristow will continue to build upon BIH's strong relationships established through a longstanding history of serving both military and civilian markets. Bristow expects to realize efficiencies by leveraging its scale to continue providing safe and reliable vertical lift solutions in the region.

"Bristow looks forward to adding BIH's complementary business and capable team members to our portfolio. This acquisition will further our government services business as we look to strengthen existing relationships and develop new partnerships throughout government sectors for safe and reliable vertical lift solutions," said Chris Bradshaw, President and CEO of Bristow Group. "Bristow is the leader in vertical lift for government services today. By adding BIH's existing capabilities and experienced team members and building off its history in working with the British Armed Forces, Bristow will be well-positioned to further expand our services throughout the UK and beyond."

BIH will add to Bristow's operations in the UK and adopt the Bristow name and brand throughout its operations. BIH currently operates a fleet of two AW189 SAR-configured helicopters, three S61 helicopters, and one AS365 helicopter, performing various passenger and freight transport as well as hoist operations.

"Since stepping in to preserve an important national asset in 2013, Rigby Group's aviation division has worked diligently on strengthening British International Helicopters' operational and commercial foundations. With the right partnerships, infrastructure, and global reach, the business is now well placed for growth. We believe that ambition will best be served by BIH becoming part of an industry heavyweight like Bristow Group," said Paul Southall, Managing Director of British International Helicopters. "In Bristow, we believe we have found the perfect natural home for both the company and the team who have helped get BIH to its robust and secure position. BIH will be superbly positioned to strengthen and grow as part of Bristow."

The acquisition is an all-cash transaction and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2022, following required regulatory approvals and satisfaction of other customary closing conditions.

About Bristow Group
Bristow Group Inc. is the leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions. Bristow primarily provides aviation services to a broad base of major integrated, national and independent energy companies. Bristow provides commercial search and rescue (SAR) services in several countries and public sector SAR services in the United Kingdom (U.K.) on behalf of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency. Additionally, the Company also offers fixed wing transportation and other aviation related solutions. Bristow currently has customers in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Guyana, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Spain, Suriname, Trinidad, the U.K. and the U.S. To learn more, visit our website at www.bristowgroup.com.

About British International Helicopter Services Limited
British International Helicopter Services Limited operates both civil and military registered aircraft, regulated under separate aviation authorities, demonstrating an agile ability to meet different, yet equally demanding, regulations on a wide range of complex projects. BIH is a trusted, long-term partner to both military and commercial clients, delivering safe, agile and skilled helicopter services in some of the world's most challenging flying and environmental conditions. To learn more, visit our website at www.britishinternationalhelicopters.com.
Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding plans and expectations with respect to the proposed acquisition of BIH (the "Proposed Transaction") and the anticipated impact of the Proposed Transaction on Bristow's results of operations, financial position, growth opportunities and competitive position, including anticipated or expected revenues or other benefits, and timing for the closing of the Proposed Transaction. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements reflect Bristow's current views with respect to future events, financial performance and operational performance based on management's experience and perception of trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate, including information provided by BIH. As such, we can give no assurance that those expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements are made by using various underlying assumptions and are subject to numerous risks, contingencies and uncertainties, including, among others: the risk that a condition to the closing of the Proposed Transaction may not be satisfied or that the Proposed Transaction may fail to close on the anticipated timeline or at all; the outcome of any legal proceedings, regulatory proceedings or enforcement matters that may be instituted relating to the Proposed Transaction; conditions imposed on the companies in order to obtain required regulatory approvals; the costs incurred to consummate the Proposed Transaction; difficulties related to the integration of BIH into Bristow's business and our inability to realize the benefits of the Proposed Transaction; disruption from the Proposed Transaction making it more difficult to maintain relationships with customers, employees, regulators or suppliers; the diversion of management time and attention on the Proposed Transaction; currently unknown risks and liabilities relating to the newly acquired business and its operations; and other risks more fully discussed in our filings with the SEC, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, each of which are available on our website (www.bristowgroup.com) or the SEC's website (www.sec.gov). If one or more of these risks materialize, or if underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those expected. You should not place undue reliance on forward looking statements. This press release reflects the views of Bristow's management as of the date hereof. Except to the extent required by applicable law, Bristow undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement.

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Old 30th Apr 2022, 09:30
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What have they bought? A SAR contract and some museum pieces!
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Old 30th Apr 2022, 11:56
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Originally Posted by chcoffshore View Post
What have they bought? A SAR contract and some museum pieces!
They have bought a further step out of UK O&G
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Old 30th Apr 2022, 14:16
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Originally Posted by helicrazi View Post
They have bought a further step out of UK O&G
And a further step into UK Government contracts.

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Old 30th Apr 2022, 23:27
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Waste

I’m glad my 33 years with BIH was not a total waste!
I have only been officially retired for 8 days, if only I was a month younger I would have at least received a farewell card from Bristow, unlike British International 😾
Good luck to my former colleagues, under new management it can’t possibly be worse!
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Old 1st May 2022, 10:10
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Originally Posted by chcoffshore View Post
What have they bought? A SAR contract and some museum pieces!
I asked about this yesterday.
The response I got was that when the 189's have fallen in a heap the S61's will always get the job done!!!!!
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Originally Posted by ericferret View Post
I asked about this yesterday.
The response I got was that when the 189's have fallen in a heap the S61's will always get the job done!!!!!
Having flown the S61n for over 30 years (15,000hrs +), 23 years of which was ironically from day one on taking over the Falklands contract from Bristow on the 1st of July 1998. There is no helicopter better suited to the military support task. I have covered SAR when the 189 was down, albeit only in a MIR capacity, on numerous occasions. However on the rare occasions our “museum piece” S61 was u/s, there’s no way a 189 could take my load of 4000lbs of mixed freight and passengers to a peat bog field location!
Sensible helicopter to cover both SH & SAR in the Falklands is the S92, which Bristow already have.
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Old 1st May 2022, 14:53
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Luckyrat, You’ll be pleased to hear I didn’t get one either! All the best, Baz
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Old 1st May 2022, 17:31
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Originally Posted by luckyrat View Post
Having flown the S61n for over 30 years (15,000hrs +), 23 years of which was ironically from day one on taking over the Falklands contract from Bristow on the 1st of July 1998. There is no helicopter better suited to the military support task. I have covered SAR when the 189 was down, albeit only in a MIR capacity, on numerous occasions. However on the rare occasions our “museum piece” S61 was u/s, there’s no way a 189 could take my load of 4000lbs of mixed freight and passengers to a peat bog field location!
Sensible helicopter to cover both SH & SAR in the Falklands is the S92, which Bristow already have.

You can't beat steam gauges, keep going long after glass cockpits have gone into melt down.
Just looking at one of Leonardo's finest, one unit u/s for over a week and the other has a delivery date of May 26th (which year was the question).
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Originally Posted by luckyrat View Post
Having flown the S61n for over 30 years (15,000hrs +), 23 years of which was ironically from day one on taking over the Falklands contract from Bristow on the 1st of July 1998. There is no helicopter better suited to the military support task. I have covered SAR when the 189 was down, albeit only in a MIR capacity, on numerous occasions. However on the rare occasions our “museum piece” S61 was u/s, there’s no way a 189 could take my load of 4000lbs of mixed freight and passengers to a peat bog field location!
Sensible helicopter to cover both SH & SAR in the Falklands is the S92, which Bristow already have.
I’m sure the NMH project team would be glad to know that the 189/149 is pants in real conditions
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Old 1st May 2022, 21:38
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Originally Posted by ericferret View Post
You can't beat steam gauges, keep going long after glass cockpits have gone into melt down.
Just looking at one of Leonardo's finest, one unit u/s for over a week and the other has a delivery date of May 26th (which year was the question).
What has been the overall serviceability for the roughly 6 years the 189 has been on FISAR duty? Is it ok for off airport landings etc? Are UKSAR airframes more or less the same serviceability wise? Or is it like the 169 where each company is under NDA when something goes wrong so the user group don’t realise similar faults have occurred before but nobody can tell.
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Alan Bristow must be laughing from up on high....His company finally got one over on his arch enemy Jock Cameron ,who ran the heavily subsidised BAH for many years........

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Old 2nd May 2022, 21:25
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The AW189 is no less serviceable than any other aircraft I’ve flown.

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Old 3rd May 2022, 00:18
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Or is it like the 169 where each company is under NDA when something goes wrong so the user group don’t realise similar faults have occurred before but nobody can tell.
Is that for real?
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