Airbus Helicopters H-175/EC-175 OO-NSF (c/n 5005)
at De Kooy (Den Helder Airport) on 11 February 2016.
the fast growing international helicopter
operator, pursues its development by rolling out its strategic plan to
become a sizeable, alternative player. Finally after five years we
established our new base in Aberdeen. NHV is proud to announce that two
Airbus H175 helicopters will reinforce the Aberdeen’s fleet.
present in Aberdeen is very important for NHV to enable the company to
serve its existing and future customers in one of the most strategic
helicopter hubs of the industry. The heliport facility is located at the
north east corner of Aberdeen Dyce airport with short distances to the
runways and a limited taxiing time needed.
In 2014, NHV was the
world launching customer of the H175 helicopters in the Netherlands.
Following this success and considering the capabilities of the aircraft,
NHV will now position the H175 in the UK market. In 2015, the addition
of one AW 139, four H175's (of which three delivered this week) and four
to come in 2016, will equip NHV with a very young and adapted fleet to
position the company well despite difficult market conditions due to the
drop of the oil price.
“The opening of our Aberdeen base and the
first Aberdeen based contract with Chevron North Sea Limited will start
on the 1st of January with two H175's. These are strategically very
important achievements which were only possible thanks to the commitment
from all our stakeholders, our employees, our customers, our partners
and our majority shareholder, Ardian.” says Eric Van Hal, CEO NHV Group.
The NHV Aberdeen heliport complex comprises a 2,400m. hangar and
offices, a passenger terminal with check in, X-ray, security, safety
equipment storage and issue, and safety briefing rooms. The ground floor
of the complex there is a general waiting area and on the upper floor a
dedicated passenger lounge. Catering facilities are provided by a local
New group branding
NHV continues the integration of
its subsidiaries. The offshore branches of the NHV Group operate under
their new brand. NHV, Blueway Offshore Norge and DanCopter have been
integrated into one refurbished NHV brand. Airlift and Vertech, also
part of the NHV Group, will continue to operate under their current
As of today, NHV operates under its new brand. The rebranding
process started shortly after the acquisition of the Blueway Group last
year. As a result NHV doubled in size and has become a considerable
player in the global helicopter services industry. The new brand
reflects the unification of the two groups.
The new NHV brand is
founded on its original core values of: Safety, Transparency, Ownership,
People and Partnership. Unified under its new brand the NHV Group aims
to be the European global helicopter operator of choice and set
standards for the industry in terms of safety, flexibility and
The rebranding also includes a change in the visual
identity. A key element in this makeover is the new logo. The logo
redesign reflects the groups’ evolution from a small-scale helicopter
operator providing maritime services for the local harbor to an
international group providing a wide range of helicopter services to our
The NHV group, based in Ostend Belgium, is specialized in
B-to-B helicopter services and has a strong geographic presence in
Europe and Western Africa. The group conducts operations out of several
bases on 2 continents with a team of over 650 employees. NHV’s main
focus is on the oil and gas industry. The group has a leading position
in Europe as the only helicopter operator that conducts operations in
every oil producing country in the region. The scope of work also
includes: Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS), Maritime
Services, which include Search and Rescue (SAR), offshore Wind Farms and
Harbor Pilot Services. Vertech Offshore and Airlift are two specialized
companies within the NHV group who are leaders in their niche of flare
tip replacement and power grid construction and maintenance. Aside from
the helicopter operations, NHV is an approved training organization
(ATO) and an official service center for our partner Airbus Helicopters.
The group has a multipurpose high value fleet of 62 helicopters. NHV’s
majority shareholder is Ardian, the independent private investment
company with assets of US$50bn managed or advised in Europe, North
America and Asia. Since 2012, NHV has ordered 16 helicopters of the
state-of-the-art Airbus Helicopters H 175 model and is the global
launching customer and the first operator to fly the H175.
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