Bristow Group is the leading provider of industrial aviation services offering exceptional transportation, search and rescue (SAR) and aircraft support services, including helicopter maintenance and training, to government and civil organizations worldwide. With headquarters in Houston, Texas, Bristow has major operations in the North Sea, Nigeria, the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and in most of the other major offshore oil and gas producing regions of the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia and Trinidad. Bristow provides SAR services to the private sector in Australia, Canada, Guyana, Norway, Russia and Trinidad, and to the public sector for all of the UK on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
Bristow owns and operates Bristow Academy, the world’s largest and most respected commercial helicopter training solutions provider in the world, with a global customer base that spans 120 countries. Bristow Academy offers a wide range of value-based helicopter flight and engineer training programs that are customized to meet the individual needs of government and civil organizations.
Bristow began building its oil and gas credentials before the first discovery in the North Sea, tracing its beginnings back to an adventurous businessman named Alan Bristow. The company’s long history started in 1955 with Bristow Helicopters Ltd. in the UK. In 1996, Offshore Logistics purchased a stake in Bristow Helicopters Ltd., and the company was rebranded as Bristow Group Inc. in 2006.