Long-Term Contracting Could Help Offshore Industry Renew Fleets

H160 helicopter
Shell’s arrangement with PHI and Airbus to use the H160 in the Gulf of Mexico is a significant endorsement of Airbus’ newest medium helicopter. Oil and gas support was one of the key target missions for the aircraft during development.
Credit: Airbus Helicopters
New approaches to longer-term contracting could be a bellwether for accelerating the introduction of new technology and new fleets to the offshore helicopter industry. New fleets of helicopters are not at the top of the priority list for offshore helicopter operators today. More than five years of...

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