The commercial tiltrotor could find a niche in the long-range offshore crew-change mission for the oil and gas industry, operator Bristow Group believes. A year after signing a joint development agreement with AgustaWestland, now Finmeccanica Helicopters, at Heli-Expo in Orlando, Florida, Bristow has a detailed analysis showing there is a business case for Finmeccanica’s AW609 tiltrotor in the highly competitive oil and gas support market and that such an aircraft could also open up ...

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