Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 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 revenue is generated through two types of contracts: helicopter services and fixed wing services. Revenue is 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. Each contract type has a single distinct performance obligation described further below.
The Company determines revenue recognition by applying the following steps:
Identify the contract with a customer;
Identify the performance obligations in the contract;
Determine the transaction price;
Allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations; and
Recognize revenue as the performance obligations are satisfied.
Helicopter services The Company’s customers, which include major integrated, national and independent offshore energy companies, charter its helicopters primarily to transport personnel between onshore bases and offshore production platforms, drilling rigs and other installations. To a lesser extent, the Company’s customers also charter their helicopters to transport time-sensitive equipment to these offshore locations. The customers for SAR services include both the oil and gas industry and governmental agencies. Revenue from helicopter services is recognized when the performance obligation is satisfied over time based on contractual rates as the related services are performed. Each contract has a single distinct performance obligation for helicopter services. Operating revenue from the Company’s oil and gas line of service is derived mainly from fixed-term contracts with its customers, a substantial portion of which is competitively bid. A small portion of oil and gas customer revenue is derived from providing services on an “ad-hoc” basis. Fixed-term contracts typically have original terms of one to five years (subject to provisions permitting early termination by its customers). Customers are typically invoiced on a monthly basis with payment terms of 30-60 days.
Cost reimbursements from customers are recorded as reimbursable revenue with the related reimbursed costs recorded as reimbursable expense on the condensed consolidated statements of operations.
Fixed wing services Airnorth provides fixed wing transportation services through regular passenger transport (scheduled airline service with individual ticket sales) and charter services. A performance obligation arises under contracts with customers to render services and is the unit of account under the new accounting guidance for revenue. Within fixed wing services, the Company determined that each contract has a single distinct performance obligation. Revenue is recognized over time at the earlier of the period in which the service is provided or the period in which the right to travel expires, which is determined by the terms and conditions of the ticket. Ticket sales are recorded within deferred revenue in accordance with the above policy. Both chartered and scheduled airline service revenue is recognized net of passenger taxes and discounts.
Taxes collected from customers and remitted to governmental authorities are reported on a net basis in the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements. Thus, the Company excludes taxes imposed on the customer and collected on behalf of governmental agencies to be remitted to these agencies from the transaction price in determining the revenue related to contracts with a customer.
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 revenue in which advance consideration is
received from customers for contracts where revenue is recognized on future performance of services.
As of June 30 and March 31, 2020 (Successor), receivables related to services performed under contracts with customers were $150.9 million and $148.3 million, respectively. All receivables from non-affiliates and affiliates are broken out further in the condensed consolidated balance sheets. During the three months ended June 30, 2020 (Successor), the Company recognized $2.5 million of revenue from outstanding contract liabilities. Contract liabilities related to services performed under contracts with customers were $7.3 million and $4.9 million as of June 30, 2020 (Successor) and March 31, 2020 (Predecessor), respectively. Contract liabilities are primarily 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 June 30 and March 31, 2020 (Successor).
There was $0.8 million in revenues recognized from satisfied performance obligations related to prior periods (for example, due to changes in transaction price) for the three months ended June 30, 2020 (Successor).
Revenue from third party customers
Total revenue related to third party customers is as follows (in thousands):
Three Months Ended  June 30, 2020
Three Months Ended  June 30, 2019
Operating revenue from non-affiliates


Operating revenue from affiliates


Reimbursable revenue from non-affiliates


Revenue from Contracts with Customers


Other revenue from non-affiliates


Other revenue from affiliates


Total Revenue


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 this revenue (in thousands):
Remaining Performance Obligations (Successor)
Nine Months Ending March 31, 2021
Fiscal Year Ending March 31,
2025 and thereafter
Outstanding Service Revenue:
Helicopter contracts






Fixed-wing contracts






Total remaining performance obligation revenue






Although substantially all of the Company’s revenue is 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 revenue is expected to be greater than what is reflected 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.
Other Considerations and Practical Expedients
The Company was awarded a government contract to provide SAR services for all of the U.K., which commenced in April 2015. The Company previously incurred costs related to this contract that generate or enhance the resources used to fulfill the performance obligation within the contract and the costs are expected to be recoverable. These contract acquisition and pre-operating costs qualified for capitalization. The capitalized contract acquisition and pre-operating costs related to the U.K. SAR contract and two customer contracts in Norway were capitalized and amortized by the Predecessor Company prior to implementation of fresh-start accounting. See Notes 1 and 3 of the condensed consolidated financial statements for further details.
The Company incurs incremental direct costs for obtaining contracts through sales commissions paid to ticket agents to sell seats on regular public transportation flights for its fixed-wing services only. The Company will utilize the practical expedient allowed by the FASB that permits expensing the incremental costs of obtaining a contract when incurred, if the amortization period of the contract asset that would otherwise have been recognized is one year or less.
In addition, the Company applied the invoice practical expedient that allows the recognition of revenue in the amount to which the Company has the right to invoice the customer and corresponds directly with the value to the customer of the Company’s performance completed to date.