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Ardian-backed NHV Group taps Lafont as executive chairman

Ardian-backed NHV Group taps Lafont as executive chairman

20-Jan-2017Source: NHV Group

NHV Group, the Belgium-based helicopter transport services company, and Ardian the independent private investment company, its main shareholder since 2014, today announce the appointment of Dominique Lafont as Executive Chairman. The appointment comes following the recommendation by former Chairman of the Board Pascal Colombani, with Mr. Lafont having joined the board in 2015 as an... Read more

NHV opens new facilities in Aberdeen

NHV opens new facilities in Aberdeen

25-Oct-2016Source: NHV

NHV is pleased to announce the opening of a new hangar, apron and passenger handling facilities at their operational base at Aberdeen InternationalAirport. The construction works commenced in September 2015 and were completed in September 2016. The new double story passenger handling terminal incorporates all the facilities required to process offshore passengers including check in,... Read more

Helitech 2016: Strategic Challenges for the Offshore Helicopter Industry

Helitech 2016: Strategic Challenges for the Offshore Helicopter Industry

3-Oct-2016Source: Allan Blake

Helitech 2016 in Amsterdam, October 11-13, is taking place at a critical moment for the offshore helicopter industry: •    The industry has been shocked by a series of accidents including the second and continuing grounding within three years of about 180 large offshore helicopters (H225 and AS332L2) following the tragic H225 accident in Norway; •  ... Read more

NHV starts H175 operations out of Denmark

NHV starts H175 operations out of Denmark

23-Aug-2016Source: NHV

NHV has successfully started H175 helicopter operations in Denmark for our customer Maersk Oil, an international oil and gas company with whom we have a long-standing relationship. The contract entails provision of passenger and freight transport services to Maersk Oil installations in the North Sea from Esbjerg. NHV will provide a dedicated crew, technicians and... Read more

Russian CAA approves NHV maintenance facility

Russian CAA approves NHV maintenance facility

26-May-2016Source: NHV

HV and its Russian commercialization partner HELIATICA successfully obtained approval from the Russian Federal Aviation Agency (RFAA) for NHV’s maintenance facility in Ostend. This opens the door to the Russian market for NHV who already secured a first maintenance project for a Russian executive customer – 6-year inspection on Airbus Helicopters H155. NHV became the... Read more

NHV start operating two H175s out of Ghana

NHV start operating two H175s out of Ghana

12-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Belgian based operator NHV have recently taken two Airbus H175 helicopters out to Western Africa, and will be operating them from Ghana.  They will be based at Takoradi under contract to Tullow Oil, which has had interests in two exploration licences offshore Ghana since 2006. NHV now has two H175s based at Aberdeen in the... Read more

Airbus H175 reaches 3,000 hours

Airbus H175 reaches 3,000 hours

1-Mar-2016Source: Airbus

After little more than one year of operations, NHV have reached 3,000 flight hours with their H175 fleet, demonstrating the aircraft’s mission capability and reliability in oil and gas offshore transportation. Early February, the first H175 that entered service in December 2014, reached the 1,000 flight-hour milestone. “This milestone was easily achieved thanks to the... Read more

NHV starts in Aberdeen with two H175s

NHV starts in Aberdeen with two H175s

5-Jan-2016Source: NHV

NHV, a fast growing international helicopter operator, pursues its development by rolling out its strategic plan to become a sizeable, alternative player. Finally after five years we established our new base in Aberdeen. NHV is proud to announce that two Airbus H175 helicopters will reinforce the Aberdeen’s fleet. Being present in Aberdeen is very important... Read more

H175 to start UK-based offshore operations

H175 to start UK-based offshore operations

5-Oct-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Belgian based operator NHV have recently taken delivery of their third H175.  OO-NSD (Serial #5006) routed into the UK via their current base at Norwich on Tuesday 29th September before flying north to Aberdeen from where it is now based.  HeliHub.com understands a second H175 will join it in the coming weeks, ready to start... Read more

Airbus Helicopters H175 reaches 1,000 flight hours with NHV

Airbus Helicopters H175 reaches 1,000 flight hours with NHV

2-Sep-2015Source: Airbus

NHV Group has logged the first 1,000 flight hours with the H175, proving this super-medium-sized rotorcraft’s capabilities and reliability in highly demanding operations, especially the transportation of crews and supplies to off-shore oil and gas platforms – the primary mission for which it was designed. The 1,000 hours have been accumulated by NHV’s initial two... Read more

Dancopter North Sea contract ends 16 July

Dancopter North Sea contract ends 16 July

4-Jun-2015Source: EDP

The 20 pilots, five engineers and four operational staff work for DanCopter UK whose contract with Shell to fly personnel to and from North Sea platforms comes to an end on July 16. See Full Story... Read more

First two P&WC-powered EC175 helicopters delivered to NHV

First two P&WC-powered EC175 helicopters delivered to NHV

3-Mar-2015Source: P&WC

Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67E-powered EC175 helicopters have been recently delivered to Belgian operator NHV (Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen). NHV, one of the launch customers for Airbus Helicopter’s new model, has started commercial operation with its first two EC175 helicopters in the North Sea in December 2014 which have already accumulated more than 300 hrs... Read more

EC175’s first months on the job: High availability with NHV

EC175’s first months on the job: High availability with NHV

20-Feb-2015Source: Airbus

First reports back from NHV about the EC175’s entry into service show that the helicopter is performing above expectations for a new aircraft, with 88 percent availability. Less than one week after NHV received their first two EC175s on December 11, 2014, the aircraft entered operation, performing oil & gas crew change missions in the... Read more

Airbus fleet passes 10 million flight hours on offshore ops

Airbus fleet passes 10 million flight hours on offshore ops

15-Jan-2015Source: Airbus

Utilized worldwide in some of the most challenging conditions, the deployed fleet of Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft in service for the oil & gas industry has accumulated more than 10 million flight hours as of the end of 2014. The milestone marks a new achievement in the 50-plus year history of heli-lift duties performed by Airbus... Read more

Netherlands retires SAR Agusta-Bell 412 fleet

Netherlands retires SAR Agusta-Bell 412 fleet

15-Jan-2015Source: Ministry of Defence

As of 1 January 2015, the Defence organisation has taken its characteristic yellow AB-412 search-and-rescue helicopters out of service. These helicopters, which flew for Defence Helicopter Command, are to be disposed of. Consequently, 303 Squadron, stationed at Leeuwarden Air Base, will be disbanded in the near future. During the course of 2014, the 3 Defence... Read more

Airbus hands over first two EC175s

Airbus hands over first two EC175s

11-Dec-2014Source: Airbus

A double-handover ceremony today marked Airbus Helicopters’ first deliveries of its new-generation EC175, with two of these 7-metric-ton category rotorcraft provided to NHV for oil and gas missions in the North Sea. The milestone EC175s will be utilized on core applications for which Airbus Helicopters developed this medium-sized rotorcraft: the airlift of crews and supplies... Read more

Airbus ready for first EC175 delivery on December 11

Airbus ready for first EC175 delivery on December 11

2-Dec-2014Source: Airbus

The delivery of the first EC175 is less than two weeks away, with Belgian operator Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen (NHV) to become the first customer to receive the next-generation medium-sized helicopter on December 11. Committed to delivering a mature helicopter, Airbus Helicopters has already put in place a broad range of support and services for the... Read more

NHV and Blueway to merge

NHV and Blueway to merge

29-Aug-2014Source: Blueway

NHV and Blueway are pleased to announce that they have signed a merger agreement to create a new top-tier player in the helicopter services industry. Following this transaction, NHV will buy Blueway’s stakes owned by Reiten & Co Capital Partners and Helicopter Transportation Group. The proposed transaction is conditional on receipt of required regulatory approvals,... Read more

EC175 launch customer NHV holds demo flights in Belgium

EC175 launch customer NHV holds demo flights in Belgium

30-May-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

Following its successful demo tour in the North Sea, the EC175 headed to NHV in Ostende, Belgium for three days of demonstration flights. In total, five flights were held carrying passengers such as NHV shareholders, investors, and Search and Rescue pilots. Listen to Annabelle De Witte, HSE Manager for Senvion Benelux, Remco Siemerink, SAR base... Read more

Netherlands – Air BP inaugurates new fuel farm at Den Helder

Netherlands – Air BP inaugurates new fuel farm at Den Helder

6-Apr-2014Source: Air BP

Leading international aviation fuel supplier, Air BP, today (April 4th) inaugurated its brand new fuel farm at Den Helder Airport (DHR) in the Netherlands – home to one of the largest offshore heliports in north-west Europe. The fuel farm installed by Air BP represents an investment of around €1 million and follows Air BP’s take-over... Read more

NHV orders 6 more EC175s – taking total to 16

NHV orders 6 more EC175s – taking total to 16

25-Feb-2014Source: Airbus

Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen (NHV) has ordered six more Airbus Helicopters EC175s, increasing its acquisitions of the new-generation rotorcraft to 16. NHV is an EC175 launch customer, booking its first contract for 10 of the mid-sized, twin-engine helicopters in 2012. “We – NHV and our customers – having experienced the EC175’s performance first-hand, have full confidence... Read more

Bristow return two SAR S61s to UK at end of Dutch contract

Bristow return two SAR S61s to UK at end of Dutch contract

7-Feb-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Helicopters have now ferried both of their Sikorsky S61s back to the UK at the end of their SAR contract in the Netherlands. Earlier this year we reported that Belgian operator NHV had won the North Sea offshore SAR contract from Bristow and will operatetwo AS365N Dauphin helicopters from Den Helder Airport. Bristow ferried one... Read more

UK – Norwich Airport offshore operators face noise complaints

UK – Norwich Airport offshore operators face noise complaints

5-Jan-2014Source: EDP24

Representatives from Hellesdon Parish Council will meet with Norwich International Airport chiefs and helicopter operators to discuss concerns about noise from helicopters based at the airport.  See full story The accompanying photo is from Norwich Airport, but is only representative.  Other operators at the airport include Bristow, NHV and Dancopter.... Read more

NHV extends two French EMS contracts by 8 years

NHV extends two French EMS contracts by 8 years

14-Sep-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Belgian operator NHV have announced that they have retained the air ambulance contracts from Arras and Lille in Northern France. The company says that the award of this new contract demonstrates the continued confidence of their customers, noting that the Arras contract has been renewed for the third time since 2001, and the Lille for... Read more

NHV is looking for partners – but not for sale

NHV is looking for partners – but not for sale

5-Sep-2013Source: Express.BE

NHV has aspirations to expand into the Middle East and Far East, and into the windfarm market too.  Founders Eric Van Hal and Jef De Kinder are quoted as saying they are looking for business partners to aid the expansion, but are not looking to sell.  see full story... Read more

Heli-One secures multi-million-dollar PBH contract with NHV

Heli-One secures multi-million-dollar PBH contract with NHV

19-Jun-2013Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has today signed a long-term contract with aviation services company Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen (NHV) at the Paris Air Show. NHV operates in nine countries, serving the oil-and-gas industry and delivering emergency medical services and other missions.  Under the five-year contract, Heli-One will... Read more

UK Government reduces SAR bidders to three

UK Government reduces SAR bidders to three

1-Aug-2012Source: HeliHub.com

After the huge debacle of the previous round of bids (see £6bn UK SAR privatisation deal on hold – police investigate), the UK Government has announced the short-list of bidders going forward to provide SAR services around the British coastline for a 25 year period.  The successful bidder(s) will take over roles currently provided by... Read more

NHV acquires two EC155s from Bristow

NHV acquires two EC155s from Bristow

25-Jul-2012Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com understands that Belgian operator NHV has acquired two Eurocopter EC155s from Bristow.  One – with UK registration G-ISSU – has already been delivered to NHV’s heliport close to Ostend Airport, and will presumably move to the local OO- register and be repainted yellow in the near future.  A photo of it on arrival in... Read more

French Navy returns second Dauphin to NHV

French Navy returns second Dauphin to NHV

1-May-2012Source: HeliHub.com

The French Navy has completed its lease of a AS365N2 Dauphin – and returned it to Belgian operator NHV.  The helicopter was noted outside NHV’s base at Ostend on Saturday, covered over and with its main rotor blades removed.  It is expected to be repainted back from the grey/red French Navy scheme to the standard... Read more

Belgian operator NHV orders ten EC175s

Belgian operator NHV orders ten EC175s

13-Feb-2012Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter has expanded its EC175 order book with Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen’s 10-aircraft acquisition of this new seven metric ton-category helicopter. Deliveries of the EC175s will begin next year for Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen (NHV) and are to continue through 2015, with the rotary-wing aircraft equipped for missions that include transportation flights for the oil and gas... Read more

NHV Helicopters contracts with SaxonAir for offshore terminal

NHV Helicopters contracts with SaxonAir for offshore terminal

29-Sep-2011Source: SaxonAir

SaxonAir, part of the Klyne Aviation Group announces that they have agreed terms to provide helicopter facilities and associated passenger handling services to Belgian company NHV Helicopters at their new Business Aviation centre at Norwich International Airport. SaxonAir’s new £6.5m Business Aviation Centre was opened in May this year and offers dedicated offshore facilities. It... Read more

Belgian operator NHV wins contract in Ghana

Belgian operator NHV wins contract in Ghana

1-Mar-2010Source: Peace FM Online

Tullow Oil Plc, operators of the jubilee oil field in Ghana, has dropped the Ghanaian-owned Citylink airline company in favour of Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen (NHV) of Belgium... Read more

Blue Sky Network Chosen by NHV for Around-the-Clock Helicopter Location Monitoring and Comms

Blue Sky Network Chosen by NHV for Around-the-Clock Helicopter Location Monitoring and Comms

15-Apr-2009Source: Blue Sky Network

Belgian operator NHV has selected Blue Sky Network’s satellite tracking and communication solution for use aboard its work and transport helicopters, which include Dauphin, Explorer and Calibri models. These new technologies will help keep copter pilots and passengers safe and in constant communication with land and other air personnel as they work throughout the day... Read more

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