Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
Revenue Recognition [Abstract]  
Revenue Recognition
The Company derives its revenues primarily from oil and gas flight services and search and rescue services. A majority of the Company’s revenues are generated through two types of contracts: helicopter services and fixed wing services. Revenues are recognized when control of the identified distinct goods or services has been transferred to the customer, the transaction price is determined and allocated to the satisfied performance obligations and the Company has determined that collection has occurred or is probable of occurring.
The Company determines revenue recognition by applying the following steps:
1.Identify the contract with a customer;
2.Identify the performance obligations in the contract;
3.Determine the transaction price;
4.Allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations; and
5.Recognize revenues as the performance obligations are satisfied.
Operating revenues from the Company’s oil and gas line of service is derived mainly from fixed-term contracts with its customers. Fixed-term contracts typically have original terms of one to five years, subject to provisions permitting early termination by customers. Customers are typically invoiced on a monthly basis with payment terms of 30-60 days.
The following table shows the total revenues (in thousands):
Three Months Ended December 31, 2020 Two Months Ended
December 31, 2019
One Month Ended
October 31, 2019
  Successor Predecessor
Revenues from contracts with customers $ 303,836  194,808  103,031 
Total other revenues 6,061  6,116  2,796 
Total revenues $ 309,897  $ 200,924  $ 105,827 
Nine Months Ended December 31, 2020 Two Months Ended
December 31, 2019
Seven Months Ended
October 31, 2019
Successor Predecessor
Revenues from contracts with customers $ 857,489  194,808  737,679 
Total other revenues 27,241  6,116  19,544 
Total revenues $ 884,730  $ 200,924  $ 757,223 
Contract Assets, Liabilities and Receivables
The Company generally satisfies performance of contract obligations by providing helicopter and fixed wing services to its customers in exchange for consideration. The timing of performance may differ from the timing of the customer’s payment, which results in the recognition of a contract asset or a contract liability. A contract asset exists when the Company has a contract with a customer for which revenue has been recognized (i.e., services have been performed), but customer payment is contingent on a future event (i.e., satisfaction of additional performance obligations). These contract assets are transferred to receivables when the right to consideration becomes unconditional. Contract liabilities relate to deferred revenues in which advance consideration is received from customers for contracts where revenues are recognized based on future performance of services.
As of December 31 and March 31, 2020 (Successor), receivables related to services performed under contracts with customers were $187.1 million and $148.3 million, respectively. During the nine months ended December 31, 2020 (Successor), the Company recognized $3.2 million of revenues from outstanding contract liabilities. Contract liabilities related to services performed under contracts with customers were $7.4 million and $4.9 million as of December 31, 2020 (Successor) and March 31, 2020 (Predecessor), respectively. Contract liabilities are generated by fixed wing services where customers pay for tickets in advance of receiving the Company’s services and advanced payments from helicopter services customers. There were no contract assets as of December 31 and March 31, 2020 (Successor).
Remaining Performance Obligations
Remaining performance obligations represent firm contracts for which work has not been performed and future revenue recognition is expected. The table below discloses (1) the aggregate amount of the transaction price allocated to performance obligations that are unsatisfied (or partially unsatisfied) as of the end of the reporting period and (2) the expected timing to recognize these revenues (in thousands):
  Remaining Performance Obligations (Successor)
Three Months Ending March 31, 2021 Fiscal Year Ending March 31, Total
  2022 2023 2024 2025 and thereafter
Helicopter contracts
$ 136,274  $ 295,114  $ 217,609  $ 182,110  286,707  $ 1,117,814 
Fixed wing contracts
646  99  —  —  —  745 
Total remaining performance obligation revenues $ 136,920  $ 295,213  $ 217,609  $ 182,110  286,707  $ 1,118,559 
Although substantially all of the Company’s revenues are derived under contract, due to the nature of the business, the Company does not have significant remaining performance obligations as its contracts typically include unilateral termination clauses that allow its customers to terminate existing contracts with a notice period of 30 to 365 days. The table above includes performance obligations up to the point where the parties can cancel existing contracts. Any applicable cancellation penalties have been excluded. As such, the Company’s actual remaining performance obligation revenues are expected to be greater than what is reflected in the table above. In addition, the remaining performance obligation disclosure does not include expected consideration related to performance obligations of a variable nature (i.e., flight services) as they cannot be reasonably and reliably estimated.