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58 INDUSTRY TODAY
The company, which has nearly 4,000 employees, also
includes Bristow Academy, which provides helicopter flight
training services. “It is the largest and best training school of its
kind in the world,” says Duncan. “Essentially, anyone who wants
to learn how to fly a helicopter can come to the school and
become a pilot. The company also houses our own training sim-
ulators. This technology enables us to provide recurrent training
and, in turn, ensure the quality of our pilots.”
In addition, Bristow makes available contract helicopter main-
tenance and training programs, a service that insures clients
receive the highest degree of flexibility and the safest, most
experienced flight and maintenance crews available.
GOING AIRBORNE
Bristow’s history dates back more than 40 years. According to
the company, the business began by providing helicopter serv-
ices to the Gulf of Mexico through Air Logistics, which focused
on servicing offshore projects in the oil and gas industry.
“Air Logistics was owned by a company called Offshore
Logistics,” relates Duncan. “Offshore originally was a supply
boat company. It eventually added air transportation services and
sold its supply boats, to focus on air transport.”
Air Logistics expanded to become one of the largest helicop-
ter transportation providers in North America, and it opened an
Alaskan division to facilitate oil and gas projects in that area.
“Then, in the mid-1990s, Offshore Logistics merged with
Bristow Helicopters Ltd., a company founded in the United
Kingdom by Alan Bristow,” continues Duncan.
The founder was a British military pilot who became an inno-
vative aviation businessman. His company became one of the
world’s largest helicopter services businesses. Offshore
PROFILE • THE BRISTOW GROUP
1318 Smede Hwy.,
Broussard, LA 70518
Phone: 337-364-4357
Fax: 337-364-4186
It has been a pleasure for Arrow Aviation Company to be able to interact with the Bristow Group
Management team during the past years of our association. The Bristow Group’s dedication to pro-
viding the safest helicopter transport to their customers is second to none. Arrow Aviation
Company hopes to be able to continue to support the Bristow Group over the next 40 years as well.
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