While the military need for high-speed rotorcraft is widely accepted, the introduction of such a capability for the commercial market has been seen as a bit of a folly, at least until now. As the one of the world’s largest commercial helicopter operators, Bristow Group’s decision to support AgustaWestland’s tiltrotor program is a major turning point for high-speed rotorcraft. It will not only transform the shape of oil and gas support operations but deliver a considerable ...

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