August 15, 2011
Bristow Helicopters Ltd (Bristow) has appointed David Laskowski to oversee its operations in the busy northern North Sea energy sector. Based in Aberdeen, Scotland, Laskowski will serve as Development Manager responsible for day-to-day management of up to 250,000 passenger movements annually through the Integrated Aviation Consortium (IAC) contract. He will play a key role in ensuring delivery of Bristow’s Target Zero program to achieve zero accidents, complaints and downtime.
Laskowski’s experience includes management roles in safety, commercial and helicopter operations. He began his aviation career in his native Louisiana, obtaining his pilot’s licence while at university pursuing a Bachelors of Science degree in Professional Aviation and Aviation Management. He joined Bristow in 2001 as a Facilities and Special Projects Officer in the Gulf of Mexico. He served as Base Manager of Bristow’s airfield at Patterson, Louisiana before becoming a Safety Case Manager, travelling to Bristow operations in Alaska, Aberdeen in Scotland, Trinidad and Mexico. Most recently he served as Regional Sales Manager for Bristow’s North American Business Unit.
Fiona MacLeod, Commercial Manager – Europe, who previously held responsibility for the northern North Sea sector, will continue to oversee existing client activity in central North Sea and expand to the Baltic region.
Mike Imlach, Bristow’s European Operations Director said: “David’s appointment means that we now have an executive dedicated solely to the management and development of our Northern North Sea business and in the Shetland Basin.
“Not only will this enhance our service to our IAC partners; it also will allow us to grow our business in the expanding markets in Denmark and the Baltic regions.”
With bases in nearly 20 countries, 3,400 employees and a fleet of more than 500 aircraft, Bristow Group provides aviation support to the global oil and gas industry. Bristow was recently recognized for its industry leading safety performance by the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) as its 2011 Safety and Seas Award Winner.