Bristow Helicopters today announced the launch of Bristow Logistics Services Shetland (BLSS) to transport oil and gas workers through Scatsta Airport.
Bristow will contract with new clients on a direct basis, effectively utilizing Scatsta as an airport operating multiple contracts.
The new service is a partnership between Bristow and Eastern Airways to fly workers from Aberdeen Airport to Scatsta Airport in the Shetland Islands on fixed-wing aircraft, with passengers continuing their journeys to nearby onshore destinations or by helicopter to offshore installations in the Shetland basins.
Bristow is responsible for the overall management of flying operations, providing a single point of contact for helicopter, fixed wing and airport management services through Scatsta.
Speaking about the service, Alan Corbett, managing director of Bristow Helicopters said:
“We are extremely proud of our Shetland Islands heritage and continue to work hard to maintain reliable operations at both Sumburgh and Scatsta airports. This new partnership is also important for the local economy and demonstrates our commitment to the area.
“As the only helicopter operator at Scatsta, we are able to turn around helicopter flights faster. We also have additional back-up support from our great team at Sumburgh Airport to assist when required.”
Established in the UK by London-born Alan Bristow in 1955, Bristow Helicopters offers offshore transportation, fixed wing services, Search and Rescue (SAR) services, and most recently, UAS operated offshore installation inspection services.