Leading Provider of Industrial Aviation Services
Bristow Group is the leading provider of industrial aviation services offering helicopter transportation, search and rescue (SAR) and aircraft support services, including helicopter maintenance and training, to government and civil organizations worldwide. With headquarters in Houston, Texas, Bristow has major operations in the North Sea, Nigeria, the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and in most of the other major offshore oil and gas producing regions of the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia and Trinidad. Bristow provides SAR services to the private sector worldwide, and to the public sector for all of the UK on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
Bristow’s operations are organized in two primary geographical hubs in key areas of business, Europe and the Americas. The company is targeting the growing demand for reliable, integrated aviation services by providing fixed-wing with rotary-wing flight connectivity in the UK, Australia, Brazil and Africa, to offer convenient point-to-point scheduled and charter transportation services to clients transferring workers offshore. Bristow’s SAR capabilities and aviation training solutions are unmatched in the industry.
The company’s goal is to provide the safest and most reliable service to clients around the world. Bristow’s industry-leading safety program, Target Zero, has created a culture of safety at every level of the organization. With a team of dedicated employees who strive daily for operational excellence, Bristow is working hard to earn the confidence of its customers every day.
Bristow Academy is one of the world’s largest commercial helicopter training providers, with a global customer base that spans more than 120 countries. For more than two decades, Bristow Academy has been serving civil and government organizations worldwide with value-based training solutions. With safety at the core of its training programs and an enhanced emphasis on professionalism and theoretical knowledge, Bristow Academy prepares young aviators to grow into future aviation leaders.
Bristow Academy has prepared thousands of pilots from around the world to launch into successful, rewarding careers in offshore oil & gas, search and rescue, military operations, law enforcement, pipeline and utility services, firefighting, media, tourism, agricultural and other rotary aircraft missions.
Bristow’s service agreements and equity interests include transportation companies in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, Norway, Russia (Sakhalin), Turkmenistan and the UK, including:
- Airnorth, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bristow Helicopters Australia
- a 60-percent interest in Eastern Airways in the UK
- a 41.9-percent interest in Líder Aviação, a provider of helicopter and corporate aviation services in Brazil
- a 40-percent interest in Cougar Helicopters Inc., located in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and Labrador and Halifax, Nova Scotia
- a 25-percent interest in Petroleum Air Services (PAS), an Egyptian corporation
- a $4.2 million investment in Sky-Futures, provider of drone inspection services
Bristow began building its oil and gas credentials before the first discovery in the North Sea, tracing its beginnings back to an adventurous businessman named Alan Bristow. The company’s long history started in 1955 with Bristow Helicopters Ltd. in the UK. In 1996, Offshore Logistics purchased a stake in Bristow Helicopters Ltd., and the company was rebranded as Bristow Group Inc. in 2006. To learn more about Bristow’s rich history, visit Bristow's 60th anniversary page here.