Bristow Wins $2.4B Deal To Run UK Search And Rescue Ops

Law360, New York (March 26, 2013, 3:43 PM EDT) -- Houston-based energy services firm Bristow Group Inc., which provides helicopter transportation for offshore projects, has won a £1.6 billion ($2.43 billion) contract to handle civilian search and rescue operations in the United Kingdom, the U.K. Department for Transport said Tuesday.

Bristow's U.K. subsidiary will take over search and rescue responsibilities on land and sea from the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, part of the British Armed Forces. The U.K. military had overseen searches and rescues for the past 70 years, but the helicopters currently used...
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