March 27, 2014
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 our parent holding company, World Helicopters S.à r.l.
March 27, 2014
SCANDINAVIAN AIR AMBULANCE TO JOIN THE AVINCIS GROUP
Scandinavian Air Ambulance (SAA), the foremost provider of air ambulance services in the Nordic region, today announced its intention to join the Avincis Group (Avincis), a leading international provider of mission critical aviation services.
March 24, 2014
INAER FRANCE WINS HEMS CONTRACT FOR CENTRE AND HAUTE-NORMANDIE REGIONS
INAER France (INAER), part of the Avincis Group a world-leading provider of emergency aerial services, has won the a six-year contract to provide helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) for France’s Centre and Haute-Normandie regions.
March 10, 2014
“CUM LAUDE” IN FIREFIGHTING: MASTERS DEGREE IN FOREST FIRE SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT CREATED BY THE UNIVERSITIES OF LLEIDA, CORDOBA AND LEON
Experts from INAER Spain (INAER) taught over two days for the Aerial Methods module in Europe’s only specialist post-grad course for the management and extinguishing of forest fires and focuses on the latest advances in the field.
March 06, 2014
THE UNIVERSITY OF ALICANTE AND INAER SPAIN TEAM UP TO DRIVE R&D&I PROJECTS
The University of Alicante (UA), the Alicante Science Park Foundation and INAER Spain (INAER) signed two agreements that will strengthen their collaborations in innovation, development and training.
March 03, 2014
INAER PORTUGAL FLEW 760 EMERGENCIES IN 2013
INAER Portugal has been flying missions for the National Health Service (INEM) since 2000, transporting seriously ill patients by helicopter, either to hospital or between hospitals.
February 25, 2014
AVINCIS GROUP TO SHOWCASE GLOBAL STATE-OF-THE-ART HELICOPTER SERVICES AT HELI-EXPO 2014
Avincis Group (Avincis), the world’s leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, will be present again at Heli-Expo 2014, the world’s largest international helicopter industry trade show that will take place at Anaheim (California) between the 24th and 27th of February.
February 20, 2014
MORE THAN 50 DOCTORS AND NURSES QUALIFY IN ALICANTE TO TAKE PART IN HELICOPTER EMERGENCY MISSIONS
More than 50 doctors and nurses from all over Spain will gather for the “HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Services) Medical Staff Qualification” course, organised by INAER in collaboration with the University of Alicante.
January 29, 2014
INAER SPAIN TO PROVIDE OFFSHORE SERVICES TO THE ENAGÁS “GAVIOTA” PLATFORM
INAER Spain, a leading provider of aerial emergency services, has been awarded a one-year contract to transport personnel, goods and supplies to the Gaviota underground gas storage platform, operated by Enagás.
January 21, 2014
INAER SPAIN TO OPERATE AIR AMBULANCE SERVICE IN BALEARIC ISLANDS
INAER Spain, a leading provider of emergency aerial services and aircraft maintenance has been awarded the air ambulance contract for the Balearic Islands through public tender.
January 10, 2014
SUMMA 112 AWARDS INAER SPAIN THE AIR AMBULANCE CONTRACT FOR MADRID
The Emergency Medical Service of Madrid, SUMMA 112, has awarded the air ambulance contract for Madrid to INAER Spain (INAER) through a public tender.
December 27, 2013
INAER SPAIN TO TAKE OVER MAINTENANCE OF THE ARMED FORCES' AB 212S
INAER Spain will take over the maintenance of the Armed Forces' fleet of AB 212 helicopters. The contract was awarded through a public competition by the Nato Support Agency (NSPA) and will last three years with the option of a two year extension.
December 18, 2013
UPGRADED AB212 OF THE SPANISH NAVY’S 3RD SQUADRON TAKES FLIGHT
The helicopter used as prototype in the AB212 Helicopter Life Extension Program of the Spanish Navy (PEVH-AB212) took to the air for its first test flight.
December 06, 2013
BOND AWARDED NEW CONTRACT WITH NEXEN
Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd (Bond), one of the UK’s leading providers of energy support services, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a new contract with Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd (Nexen).
December 03, 2013
AUSTRALIAN HELICOPTERS AWARDED NATIONAL AERIAL FIREFIGHTING CENTRE CONTRACT
Australian Helicopters has been awarded a three-year contract with the National Aerial Firefighting Centre (NAFC) to be delivered through the South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) following a tender process.
November 30, 2013
UPDATE - MAJOR INCIDENT IN GLASGOW
Avincis is deeply saddened by the tragic accident in Glasgow last night. Our hearts go out to all those who have been touched by the events of Friday 29 November. We would also like to acknowledge the efforts of the emergency services who continue to work tirelessly at the scene.
November 28, 2013
SPANISH PROJECT WILL HELP DRAMATICALLY REDUCE FOREST FIRES
A consortium led by INAER Spain (INAER) has developed PROMETHEUS, an applied investigation project which aims to reduce the scale of these large forest fires, optimise available resources and reduce environmental damage.
November 28, 2013
INAER FRANCE WINS EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES CONTRACT IN BURGUNDY
INAER France (INAER), part of the Avincis Group, a leading global provider of mission critical aerial services, has won the tender for the operation of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) helicopters in Burgundy, France.
November 28, 2013
FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE QUARTER ENDING 30 SEPTEMBER 2013
Delivering on strategy: continued momentum and growth from increasingly efficient base.
Avincis Mission Critical Services Group S.A.U (“Avincis”) (previously Prioris Aviation Spain S.A.U) today reported strong results for the third quarter of 2013, including improved margins, a growing order book and continuing efficiency gains.
November 26, 2013
INAER SPAIN TO OPERATE FIREFIGHTING SERVICES IN EXTREMADURA
INAER Spain, global leader in emergency services, has been awarded a new contract to operate aerial firefighting services in the Region of Extremadura after the local Government issued a public tender.
November 25, 2013
AUSTRALIAN HELICOPTERS APPOINTS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR
One of Australia's leading suppliers of mission-critical helicopter services, Australian Helicopters, has appointed respected industry veteran John Boag as its new Managing Director. Mr Boag will add the role with Australian Helicopters to his existing responsibilities at Bond Helicopters Australia, both of which are part of the Avincis Group (Avincis).
November 24, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING BABCOCK
Following speculation in the press, Avincis Group (Avincis), a leading international provider of aviation services for mission critical operations, confirms that it is in exclusive discussions regarding the establishment of a joint venture with Babcock International Group PLC, the UK's leading engineering support services company.
November 04, 2013
INAER SPAIN TO OPERATE MADRID’S FIRST AMPHIBIOUS AIRCRAFT FOR 2013 FIREFIGHTING SEASON
INAER Spain, a leading provider of aerial emergency and firefighting services, has agreed a contract with the Community of Madrid to operate a Canadair CL215 amphibious aircraft during this year’s firefighting campaign.
October 15, 2013
BOND TAKES OFF IN AUSTRALIA
Bond Helicopters Australia Pty Ltd (Bond) today formally celebrated the launch of its new business providing offshore helicopter services to the energy industry in Australia, one of the fastest growing offshore markets in the world.
October 14, 2013
INAER France wins SAMU contract in PACA region
INAER France (INAER), part of the Avincis Group, the world's leading provider of aerial emergency services, has won the tender for the operation of SAMU helicopters in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA) region. The regional contract is the first of its kind for the French Ministry of Health.
October 12, 2013
INAER Aviation Italia completed 575 flight hours in 2012 at Pieve di Cadore base
INAER Aviation Italia is Italy's leading provider of aerial emergency medical services and operating company for the national firefighting fleet. The company recently took part in a national congress organised by Dolomiti Emergency in Cortina D'Ampezzo, focusing on "The evolution and development of air ambulance services in mountain environments."
October 03, 2013
INAER Spain presents extensive night flying experience at Helitech
2013 INAER Spain's (INAER) proven experience in HEMS operations 24 hours a day has been highlighted this year at Helitech International, Europe's biggest helicopter event.
October 01, 2013
Bond Search and Rescue crew wins Edward and Maisie Lewis Award
A Bond Offshore Helicopters (Bond) Search and Rescue (SAR) crew has received an award for its key role in a dramatic North Sea rescue last December.
September 25, 2013
AVINCIS SIGNS CONTRACTS FOR AW139 AND AW189 HELICOPTERS
Avincis Group (Avincis), a world leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, and AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, are pleased to announce the signature of a contract for three aircraft from the AgustaWestland family of new generation helicopters, including one AW139 intermediate and two AW189 8 ton class twin engine helicopters.
September 25, 2013
Offshore Helicopter Operators Announce Joint Review to Enhance Flight Safety
Companies will review, work to further enhance safety processes, procedures and equipment.
September 24, 2013
AVINCIS BUYS THREE NEW 225 HELICOPTERS FROM EUROCOPTER
Avincis Group (Avincis), the world's leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, and Eurocopter today announced the purchase of three new EC225 helicopters.
September 24, 2013
Turbomeca (Safran) and Avincis Group sign a Global Support Contract
During Helitech, Turbomeca (Safran) and Avincis Group are pleased to announce the signature of a global support contract that covers engines operated by Inaer, Bond Air Services, Bond Offshore Helicopters and Australian Helicopters. This agreement further enhances the strengthening relationship between Avincis and Turbomeca.
September 24, 2013
Bell Helicopter Wins Contract for Up to 20 Aircraft at Helitech International
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today at Helitech International 2013 a signed agreement with Avincis Group for the sale of up to 20 helicopters comprised of the Bell 429, Bell412 and Bell 412EPI aircraft, largely for use in Life & Rescue operations.
September 12, 2013
Business Finance Partnership creates nearly £1 billion of new lending
Government's Business Finance Partnership scheme unlocks more than £870m of new lending since March.
August 20, 2013
INAER Spain and Government of Aragon collaborate on pioneering technology to combat forest fires
Protecting and improving the Aragonese landscape through sustainable forest management, including the prevention and combatting of forest fires: this is the objective of the Government of Aragón's firefighting campaign, developed by the Forestry Commission, part of the Department for Agriculture, Livestock and the Environment.
August 07, 2013
Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm officially opens
Bond Air Services first in UK to provide helicopter support for wind farm maintenance.
July 29, 2013
INAER FORMS SPAIN'S FIRST ALL-FEMALE MEDICAL HELICOPTER CREW
The Malpartida medical base in Cácares, operated by INAER Spain (INAER) is now the home of Spain's first all-woman medical helicopter crew.
July 19, 2013
Tributes Paid to Sacyl Helicopter in Salamanca
The Drivers' Association of San Cristobal de Peñaranda de Bracamonte, Salamanca, has paid tribute to the crew of the INAER Spain (INAER) Sacyl-112 medical helicopter for the vital role they play in responding to serious traffic accidents.
July 15, 2013
Avincis Group rescuers show their worth at the Save the Baltic Sea Swim event
Two experienced helicopter rescue crew members from Avincis Group companies INAER Spain and Australian Helicopters swam between Tallin (Estonia) and Helsinki (Finland) as part of the Save the Baltic Sea Swim event that took place on the 1st and 2nd of July.
July 01, 2013
Australian Helicopters commences Central Queensland helicopter rescue contracts
One of Australia's leading suppliers of mission-critical helicopter services, Australian Helicopters (AHPL), has today commenced new contracts with both the Central Queensland Rescue Service (CQRS) and Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service (CHRS) to support provision of emergency medical services to the Queensland Government.
May 28, 2013
East Anglian Air Ambulance
East Anglian Air Ambulance given the all clear to start first UK night air ambulance missions
May 23, 2013
AVINCIS APPOINTS NEW CEO WESTERN EUROPE
Avincis Group (Avincis), a leading global provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, is pleased to announce the appointment of Manuel Lopez Aguilar as Regional CEO Western Europe with immediate effect.
May 17, 2013
AVINCIS RELEASES 2012 ANNUAL REPORT
Avincis Group (Avincis), a leading global provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, today published its 2012 Annual Report.
May 16, 2013
INAER invierte 1.2 millones en renovar sus instalaciones en Las Palmas
El servicio de Salvamento Marítimo celebra este año sus 20 años de actividad en la isla de Gran Canaria.
May 15, 2013
BOND ENTERS AUSTRALIAN MARKET WITH MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT
Bond Helicopters Australia Pty Ltd (Bond) is delighted to announce that it has won a competitive tender for the award of a multi-million dollar, five-year contract with the PTTEP Australasia Group of Companies (PTTEP), part of Thailand's national petroleum exploration and production company.
May 14, 2013
INAER Spain to provide offshore service for Castor gas platform near Vinaroz
INAER Spain (INAER), a leader in emergency aerial services, will provide personnel transfer to the Castor underground gas storage platform, located in the Mediterranean Sea.
May 09, 2013
Bond Offshore Helicopters signs new contract with ADTI
Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd (Bond), one of the UK's leading providers of energy support services, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a new contract with Applied Drilling Technology International (ADTI).
May 09, 2013
Learning to save lives on a helicopter
Almost 50 people took part in the ninth annual University Qualification Course for HEMS missions, organised by INAER Spain (INAER) and the University of Zaragoza.
April 26, 2013
Bond Offshore Helicopters signs new contract with EnQuest
Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd (Bond), one of the UK's leading providers of energy support services, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a new contract with EnQuest PLC, the largest UK independent oil producer in the UK North Sea.
April 18, 2013
Bond wins inaugural Moral Courage Safety Award
Bond Aviation (Bond), the UK's largest independent emergency and mission critical helicopter operator, is proud to announce that it has been awarded the inaugural Moral Courage Safety Award by the US Department of Transportation
April 04, 2013
Bond Air Services signs seven-year contract with North West Air Ambulance
Bond Air Services (Bond), the largest operator of air ambulance aviation units in the UK, has been awarded a new seven-year contract by North West Air Ambulance (NWAA).
March 28, 2013
Bond Offshore Helicopters signs new contract with Premier Oil
Contract will be serviced by Bond's first S-92 aircraft. Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd (Bond), one of the UK's leading providers of energy support services, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a new contract with Premier Oil plc.
March 12, 2013
Bond Search and Rescue crew win award for courage
Two Bond Offshore Helicopters (Bond) Search and Rescue (SAR) crewmen have been awarded the Billy Deacon SAR Memorial Trophy 2012, in recognition of their key role in a dramatic North Sea rescue last December.
March 08, 2013
AVINCIS AND EUROCOPTER SIGN GLOBAL FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT, INCLUDING ACQUISITION OF 10 EC145 T2 HELICOPTERS
Avincis Group (Avincis), the world's leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, and Eurocopter today announced a global framework agreement, including the acquisition of 10 new EC145 T2 helicopters for emergency medical service (EMS) work.
March 05, 2013
AVINCIS SECURES NEW NORTH SEA HELICOPTER AGREEMENT WITH LCI
Avincis Group (Avincis), the world's leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, today signed a long-term lease agreement with Lease Corporation International (LCI) to secure a new AgustaWestland helicopter for its North Sea oil and gas business.
March 05, 2013
AVINCIS AND TURBOMECA (SAFRAN) SIGN GLOBAL ENGINE AGREEMENT
Avincis Group (Avincis), the world's leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, has signed an agreement with Turbomeca (Safran) for support of approximately 180 helicopter engines operated by Avincis' operating subsidiaries around the world.
March 04, 2013
Avincis appoints new CEO Latin America
Avincis Group (Avincis), the world's leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Kümmerlin as Regional CEO Latin America, with immediate effect.
February 21, 2013
Bond Offshore Helicopters awarded new contract with BW Offshore (UK) Limited
Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd, one of the UK's leading providers of energy support services, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a new contract with BW Offshore.
February 07, 2013
Avincis gets first of 16 new Sikorsky helicopters
Avincis Group (Avincis), the world's leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, has today received the first of its record order of 16 new Sikorsky S-92 helicopters. The order, placed in December 2011, is the largest single purchase of S-92s ever made.
February 06, 2013
Bond moves a step closer to night air ambulance operations
Bond Helicopters Europe (Bond) is delighted to confirm that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved one of its EC135 aircraft for night vision goggles (NVG) operations to ground level, a significant step towards the UK's first night air ambulance operations.
January 25, 2013
Bond win contract to provide helicopter for new Scottish charity
Leading European aviation operator Bond Air Services has been awarded a multi-million pound contract to provide Scotland's first and only charity-funded helicopter air ambulance.
January 16, 2013
Developing pre-hospital services will save lives
Pre-hospital care has increasing demands being placed on it. Improving and developing the systems and skills associated with it will save more lives, improve operational safety and increase the efficiency of such operations.
December 15, 2012
Both Bond SAR aircraft involved in dramatic North Sea rescues
Bond Offshore Helicopters' BP Jigsaw search and rescue (SAR) aircraft played a key role in the rescue of crew from the Vos Sailor standby vessel, and the subsequent evacuation of the nearby North Sea Producer platform, earlier today along with two other search and rescue aircraft.
December 03, 2012
Two German walkers rescued on the Teide
Last Saturday, the helicopter belonging to the Canary Islands Government Emergencies and Rescue Group (GES), operated by INAER, managed to locate and rescue two German walkers who had got lost while following a walking route on the Teide and were unable to reach their starting point.
December 03, 2012
The Generalitat Valenciana helicopters amass more than 260 emergency missions
The helicopters owned by the Valencia Regional Government ("Generalitat Valenciana"), including the coordination and emergencies and the medically equipped helicopters operated by INAER, were called into action on a total of 263 occasions between January and October 2012, with medical transfers accounting for the majority of these services.
December 02, 2012
Helimer Galicia helicopter participates in a rescue conference
More than 100 people took part this weekend in the International Conference on Rescue and Lifesaving, held on the beaches of Galicia.
November 28, 2012
Bond Air Services raises over £5,000 for charity
Bond Air Services (Bond) is proud to have presented cheques totaling over £5,000 to three charities at the company's base at Gloucestershire Airport earlier today.
November 26, 2012
More than 1,000 missions conducted by the police helicopter in Valencia
In a statement, the Generalitat has announced that its police force's Jaume I helicopter has performed 1118 operations in the Valencian Community between 1st January and 31st October this year. 777 were conducted in the province of Valencia and 228 in Alicante, while 183 took place in the province of Castellón.
November 23, 2012
INAER Chile takes part in ATEXPO 2012
INAER Helicopter Chile is one of the exhibitors at ATEXPO, the Atacama Industry and Business Exhibition Trade Fair, to be held from 19th to 23rd November at the Chamonate Aerodrome in Copiapó, Atacama Region, Chile.
November 21, 2012
INAER participates in COPAC's Mountain Flight Technical Courses
The mountain helicopter aerial work training courses organised by the Pilots' Association in Madrid received an enthusiastic response from industry professionals.
November 19, 2012
Bond Offshore Helicopters awarded new contract with Perenco Oil and Gas
Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd, one of the UK's leading providers of energy support services, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a new contract with Perenco Oil and Gas.
November 13, 2012
Bond Air Services congratulates Midlands Air Ambulance on award win
Bond Air Services is delighted to congratulate the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) on winning an Air Ambulance Team Award from the Ambulance Service Institute.
October 18, 2012
INAER is a member of the Committee of Experts of the Department of the Interior of the Autonomous Regional Government of Valencia
Last October 16th, the Department of the Interior of the Autonomous Regional Government of Valencia set up a Technical Committee of Experts to conduct an exhaustive, objective and rigorous study into the recent forest fires from the academic, professional and scientific viewpoint.
October 16, 2012
Avincis establishes in the UK as the leading global provider of mission critical aviation services
Avincis Mission Critical Services (Avincis Group) has established itself in the UK today as the world's leading provider of mission critical aviation services.
October 07, 2012
Helidax achieves 40,000 flight hours
HeliDax recently exceeded the 40,000 flight hour mark in EC120 Colibri aircraft (Calliope configuration) after two years in operation.
October 05, 2012
INAER, host of the European presentation of the new Bell 429
Last Friday, INAER's facilities at the Muchamiel Aerodrome were the first stop on the European tour of the new Bell 429, one of the most advanced aircraft on the market, ideal for emergency medical missions, passenger transfer and support to oil rigs.
October 03, 2012
First Design Organization Approval in Europe authorised to approve minor revisions to flight manuals
In an effort to increase performance speed and flexibility, INAER's Design and Engineering Office, which was created in 2004, has become the first operator in Europe to obtain the new Design Organization Approval (DOA) terms that allow the approval of minor revisions to flight manuals.
September 25, 2012
Midlands Air Ambulance awards new seven-year contract to Bond Air Services
The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) has awarded a new seven-year contract to Bond Air Services Ltd.
September 07, 2012
Bond Offshore Helicopters' clinical lead explores medicine in extreme offshore conditions at the British Science Festival
Bond Offshore Helicopters' clinical lead, Dr. Mark Bloch, has given insight into the critical work of paramedics on search and rescue (SAR) helicopters, and the challenges they face working in extreme conditions offshore
August 28, 2012
Spectacular rescue by the Helimer 207 operated by INAER
The Maritime Rescue Centre in Valencia, dependent on the Ministry of Public Works, coordinated the rescue of the 3 crew members of a light sailing catamaran which had overturned off the Les Gavines beach in Valencia.
August 01, 2012
INAER collaborates on the first inter-university Master's degree in forest fire management in Europe
INAER is to take part in the inter-university Master's degree in forest fire management, which will be launched at the University of Lleida in the next academic year.