Bristow Group Bolsters Presence in Brazil with the Launch of Two New Operating Bases

  • Bristow expands its footprint in Brazil with the opening of two new operating bases at Eurico de Aguiar Salles Airport in Vitória, Espírito Santo, and Farol de São Thomé, Rio de Janeiro.
  • The Company now has a total fleet of 15 helicopters operational in Brazil to meet customer needs

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 26, 2023 — Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the global leader in innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, has opened two new operating bases in Brazil to support its growing and diverse customer base. That brings the Company’s total number of bases in Brazil to five and the total number of helicopters operating countrywide to 15, with two additional helicopters available on standby and a third expected to be available in August. Bristow currently has 300 employees supporting its business across the country.

The newest bases are located at Eurico de Aguiar Salles Airport in Vitória, Espírito Santo, and Farol de São Thomé, Rio de Janeiro. They add to a network of operating facilities that includes Cabo Frio, Macaé, and Jacarepaguá.

“As the Brazilian subsidiary of the largest provider of offshore energy transportation services in the world, we are proud to increase our local operations and continue to provide the safe and reliable service for which Bristow has long been known in Brazil. These newest bases in Vitória and Farol de São Thomé better enable us to serve our customers and deliver on our newest commitments in Brazil,” said Brazil Area Manager Marcos Toledo. “In two years, Bristow has gone from six to 15 dedicated helicopters in country.”

With more than 50 years of service and hundreds of thousands of flight hours recorded, Bristow in Brazil currently operates a modern fleet of 15 dedicated AW139s and three additional helicopters on standby. In addition to offering vertical flight solutions for offshore exploration, development and production activities, Bristow provides MEDEVAC, charter flights and flight support for various energy service providers in the region.

About Bristow Group

Bristow Group Inc. is the leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions. Bristow primarily provides aviation services to a broad base of offshore energy companies and government entities. The Company’s aviation services include personnel transportation, search and rescue (“SAR”), medevac, fixed-wing transportation, unmanned systems and ad hoc helicopter services.

Bristow currently has customers in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, the Dutch Caribbean, the Falkland Islands, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Spain, Suriname, Trinidad, the United Kingdom (“U.K.”) and the United States (“U.S.”). To learn more, visit our website at

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Area Manager Brazil
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Marcos Toledo

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