May 5th 2020 | NHV Group today announced a new long-term contract with Spirit Energy to provide passenger transfer services in support of their East Irish Sea operations. The operations are foreseen to start in December 2020 and will depart from Blackpool (UK).
NHV’s team will fly an AW169 helicopter to support the service. The AW169 is the latest-generation 4.6/4.8 tonnes twin-turbine helicopter, featuring class-leading performance for versatile capability in the most demanding operating conditions. NHV already gained experience with the helicopter type in Norway, where they operate the
AW169 in support of the Norwegian Coastal Agency’s operations since 2017.
Mike Gislam, Accountable Manager for NHV in the UK, commented: “We are honoured to be chosen aviation partner for Spirit’s East Irish Sea Operations. NHV continues to invest in fleet and training to take on unique projects just like this one. Our team is eager to deliver flexible and customer-friendly but above all safe operations.
We look forward to further develop the cooperation with our client, airport and local authorities.”
About NHV Group:
NHV Group, headquartered in Ostend Belgium, is specialized in B-to-B helicopter services and has a strong geographic presence in Europe and Western Africa. The group conducts operations out of several bases on 2 continents with a team of over 550 employees. NHV’s main focus is on the energy producing industry. The Group has a leading position in Europe as the only helicopter operator that conducts operations in every oil producing country in the region. The scope of work also includes: Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS), Maritime Services, which include Search and Rescue (SAR), offshore Wind Farms and Harbour Pilot Services. Vertech Offshore and Airlift are two specialized companies within the NHV group who are leaders in their niche of flare tip replacement and power grid construction
and maintenance. Aside from the helicopter operations, NHV is an approved training organization (ATO) and an official service center for our partner Airbus Helicopters. NHV also provides maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solutions. In addition to supporting its own fleet, NHV provides extensive third party maintenance services to a variety of civil and military clients. The group has a multipurpose high value fleet of +60 helicopters. NHV’s majority shareholder is Ardian, the world-leading private investment house with assets of US$96bn managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
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