Bond Aviation press releases
BOND UNVEILS UNIQUE HELICOPTER SYSTEM FOR LIVE WIRE MAINTENANCE
A unique helicopter system that can ‘catch’ live high-voltage wires, allowing National Grid to carry out repairs and maintenance without affecting power supplies has been unveiled by Bond Helicopters Europe (Bond).
Bond Helicopters awarded contract for new police mission systems
Bond Helicopters Europe, part of the Avincis Group, has been awarded a multi- million pound contract to install the next generation of missions system equipment into the National Police Air Service (NPAS) fleet.
COMPLETION OF THE ACQUISITION OF AVINCIS
Babcock International Group PLC (“Babcock”), the UK’s leading engineering support services company, is pleased to announce the completion of its acquisition of the Avincis Group.
PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF THE AVINCIS GROUP
Babcock International Group PLC (“Babcock”), a UK leading engineering support services company, announced today it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Avincis Mission Critical Services Topco Limited (“Avincis”) for GBP equivalent £920 million (€1,100 million) from parent holding company, World Helicopters S.à r.l.
LAST CHANCE TO APPLY FOR HELICOPTER APPRENTICE SCHEME
Bond Offshore Helicopters and Bond Air Services, in partnership with Resource Group’s Aviation Technical Training Division, are looking for the next generation of helicopter engineers to join a two-year apprenticeship scheme.
Bond Offshore Helicopter’s Response to Determination by Sheriff Principal Pyle
Bond Offshore hopes that Sheriff Principal Derek Pyle’s determination today (March 13th) brings a degree of closure to the families, friends and dependents of those who died in the tragedy of 2009. We at Bond also lost friends and colleagues that day.
Statement in response to AAIB Special Bulletin 14 Feb 2014
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has issued its latest Special Bulletin detailing information as part of its ongoing investigation into the accident at the Clutha Vaults, Glasgow on 29 November 2013.
Statement in response to Eurocopter Safety Information Notice No. 2673-S-28
Eurocopter has issued a Safety Information Notice (SIN) to operators of the EC135 across the world regarding the issue involving the fuel indication and alert system discovered by Bond during normal service operations on Wednesday 11th, which we immediately reported to Eurocopter and the appropriate authorities.
Update on EC135 fleet
Following our discovery during routine operations of an issue with an indicator system on one of our aircraft on the 11 December, Bond Air Services temporarily suspended service operations to allow precautionary testing. This involved detailed examinations and tests to evaluate the function and accuracy of the fuel indicator and alert system on our fleet of EC135s. Following these tests, we were able to release a number of aircraft back to full operational service immediately. Over the last few days, we have worked with the manufacturer Eurocopter to fix those aircraft which were discovered to have a fuel indication anomaly. Our EC135 aircraft are now fully operational and are available for missions with our air ambulance and police customers.
Statement from Bond Air Services on EC135
Following our discovery during routine operations of an issue with an indicator system on one of our aircraft on the 11 December, Bond Air Services temporarily suspended service operations to allow precautionary testing.