31-Oct-2022 Source: Bond Helicopters
Bond Helicopters Limited is delighted to be returning to the helicopter market having signed a prestigious 5-year contract with Perenco, for five AW139 helicopters (including two 7.0 tonne variants) to operate in support of their southern North Sea operations from Norwich Airport.
Operations are due to start in January 2024 for one of the largest contracts in the North Sea. This will see Bond Helicopters, which has a proven track record of over 50 years’ experience in supporting both offshore and onshore helicopter operations, delivering a service which will include Flight Operations, Maintenance and Passenger Handling. The helicopters will be painted in the company’s distinctive red livery which is familiar to the industry.
Peter Bond, Executive Chairman, comments:
“Firstly, we are very proud to be returning to the offshore industry and I am thrilled to be personally leading the delivery of our service for this cornerstone contract, which will provide significant stability for staff as well as providing the platform for further growth.
As a company, we believe there are further opportunities to be realised in both the offshore and onshore markets, where a UK-headquartered company combined with a return to the Bond philosophy of regular communication, quick decision-making and decisive action provides the necessary ingredients to successfully differentiate ourselves and remain agile in responding to customers’ needs in a fluid environment whilst at the same time providing a safe and consistent service.”
Bond Helicopters Limited will be supported by Gama Aviation, the near 40-year-old, London AIM-listed aviation services business, in a JV agreement which is aligned to both parties’ strategic objectives of capturing and growing profitable market share in both onshore and offshore rotary markets.