Worldwide Aviation Solutions Delivered

Professional. On Time. Safe.

With over six decades of aviation solutions crossing the globe, Bristow is the world’s leading provider of helicopter transportation to energy customers, search and rescue (SAR) and aircraft support solutions to government and civil organizations. Bristow offers the latest training and safety standards and includes a fleet of the industry’s most modern aircraft, targeting the growing demand for reliable, integrated aviation solutions.

Areas of Service

  • Africa: Egypt, Nigeria
  • Americas: Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Suriname, Trinidad, the United States and the Dutch Caribbean
  • Asia-Pacific: Australia, India
  • Europe: United Kingdom, Norway, Spain, the North Sea, the Netherlands and the Falkland Islands

The Bristow Difference – Our People

Bristow Group at a Glance

Revenue by End Market

Source: Earnings Presentation Q1 2024

Pro Forma LTM Revenue by Region*

* Reflects LTM operating revenues by region as of 1/31/2024; see reconciliation

Source: Earnings Presentation Q1 2024

Aircraft Fleet*

* As of 1/31/2024

Source: Earnings Presentation Q1 2024

Our Vision, Mission and Values

Our new Vision, Mission and Values represent what we stand for – it is how we think, act and operate. It is how we show up every day. We call it our Brand Promise because it represents what we are known for within our industry and the reputation we have built as we deliver on our promises. It is what makes us #ProudToBeBristow.

Global Provider of Vertical Lift Transport Solutions


We are the leader in offering safe, practical aviation solutions to private and public sectors including transport, emergency response SAR, unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopter maintenance, modification or repair, and pilot training and sales. We provide sound, safety-focused solutions to clients around the world.

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Modern Aircraft for Tailored Results


Our fleet consists of a variety of heavy, medium, light-twin and single-engine aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles to suit almost any need. Our diverse, integrated fleet can meet any transport, SAR, utility and training needs.

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Affiliates and Joint Ventures

Through our international partnerships and equity interest in aviation service providers across the world, we can provide the best value solutions for our customers globally. These ventures strengthen and diversify our market share.


Bristow Helicopters Australia owns a 100% interest in Airnorth, a regional fixed wing operator based in Darwin, North Territory, Australia. Airnorth provides charter and scheduled domestic services across the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria and internationally to Dili, Timor-Leste. Airnorth maintains a modern jet fleet designed to successfully support the demands of its regional communities, businesses and customers.

Cougar Helicopters

Bristow owns a 40% economic interest in Cougar Helicopters Inc., the largest offshore energy and search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service provider in Atlantic Canada with its main operations and headquarters based out of St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador. Cougar operates a fleet of modern Sikorsky S92 helicopters in both offshore passenger transportation and SAR roles. Besides those roles, Cougar also offers flight dispatching/tracking, helideck services and offshore aerial construction. Cougar Helicopters is a Transport Canada Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) facility. Its team of maintenance professionals perform comprehensive maintenance services on its fleet of S92 aircraft including structure repairs, component, engine, avionics and airframe line maintenance on a frequently scheduled basis.

Petroleum Air Services

Bristow owns a 25% interest in Petroleum Air Services (PAS), an Egyptian corporation which provides helicopter and fixed-wing transportation to the offshore energy industry and charted spare fixed-wing capacity to tourism operators. The remaining 75% interest in PAS is owned by the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation. PAS is not only a certified operator of Helicopters and Fixed Wing aircrafts (AOC), but also a certified repair station under the license of ECAR 145 rendering services to PAS aircraft and third parties under the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA).

Structured for Success

Target Zero Safety

Bristow employees live and breathe safety – it is our number one core value and our Target Zero Safety Culture permeates throughout the organization. For more than 10 years, a Target Zero safety vision has driven Bristow to be the best it can be and has impacted and influenced our partners, customers and other industry players.

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Engaging with the World


Sustainability is formally embedded in our Vision: leading the world in innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions. Our leadership in sustainability sets us apart in the industry and differentiates us to our employees, customers, and business partners. As a global operator, we also understand that priorities for local communities and environments in which we operate may differ, and therefore we have the flexibility and agility to meet those needs.

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Visionary Beginnings Takes Flight

Our History

Carl Brady started Era in 1948 and Alan Bristow started Bristow in 1955. Both started with a dream to create vertical lift service companies unlike any other in the world. From a small contract in the emerging oil and gas industry in the Persian Gulf to 218 aircraft servicing oil and gas, SAR and aircraft support solutions to government and civil organizations, Bristow’s vision is leading the company to new heights.

Our History
Leadership that is Committed to Success

Leadership that is Committed to Success

Our leadership team provides support for employees, stakeholders and customers to continually move the company forward as a global business.