Bristow Lands in Tanzania
November 29, 2013
Bristow has begun service in Tanzania, working closely with its alliance partner, Everett Aviation. This contract represents the first steps by Bristow into a new market in East Africa.
In November, two brand new AW139 aircraft arrived in the port of Dar es Salaam. The arrival marked the end of their long sea journey from AgustaWestland’s facility in Philadelphia. Following a successful effort by the Bristow team to re-assemble the aircraft, the helicopters were flown to their new home at Everett Aviation’s facility at Julius Nyerere International Airport. A third aircraft arrived in December. The aircraft will support a new contract with a major oil and gas company, with services to be delivered by Bristow’s alliance partner, Everett Aviation.
IBU Area Operations and Service Delivery Manager Jon Oakey was delighted to see the aircraft arrive in Tanzania. “These are the first steps by Bristow into a new market in East Africa. Our alliance with Everett Aviation demonstrates the benefits that can be achieved while working closely with a local partner. This partnership and the success of getting these aircraft ready for service demonstrate our commitment to achieving operational excellence in a new country and region of operation. The effort put in by the whole team in arranging the specification, delivery and re-assembly of these two aircraft is a perfect start to our new beginnings and partnerships in Tanzania."