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Bristow Appoints New Quality and Safety Manager

December 15, 2011

Bristow Helicopters Ltd (Bristow) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Taylor as the European Business Unit’s new Quality and Safety Manager.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the aviation industry, Ian joins Bristow from its affiliate group FB Heliservices Ltd (FBH) where he held the same role. Relocating from Dubai, Taylor will be located at the company’s Aberdeen office.

Commenting on the new appointment, Bristow’s Director of European Operations Mike Imlach said: “Bristow is renowned for being an industry leader in safety and innovation. Ian brings a great wealth of health and safety knowledge and experience to the table and he will play a pivotal role in enabling Bristow to continue to champion safety in the aviation industry as well as drive forward our Target Zero initiative.”

Taylor’s career began in 1992, joining the Royal Navy as an Aircraft Engineer with the Sea King Commando Helicopter Squadrons. His last role within the service was at the Flight Safety Accident Investigation Centre where he assisted in aircraft accident investigation and flight safety initiatives including assisting with the publication of Cockpit, the flight safety magazine.

Prior to joining FBH in 2006, Taylor obtained a law degree from the University of Durham focussing on aviation law, whilst continuing to carry out quality assurance and safety work for a range of companies within the aviation industry.

Taylor commented: “Safety is at the heart of Bristow’s culture and fundamental to its operations. I am looking forward to being part of such a safety conscious team and capitalising on the hard work that has already been invested in Bristow’s global Target Zero initiative.

“I will be dedicated to helping the organisation achieve the objectives of zero accidents, zero downtime and zero complaints.”

With numerous bases around the world, Bristow Group provides aviation support to the global oil and gas industry. The company has 3,500 employees and boasts a varied fleet of around 400 aircraft.


Picture Caption: Ian Taylor, Bristow’s new Quality and Safety Manager

For further information please contact Kate Davidson
Weber Shandwick
T 01224 806600