Bristow Academy Training Partnership with Turbomeca (Safran group): the first course to be delivered

Dallas, 12 February 2012

Turbomeca (Safran group) and Bristow Academy are excited to announce the first training course to be delivered under the training partnership formed last fall will be offered during the week March 5 to 9, 2012.

The course will be delivered at the Bristow Academy Titusville, Florida Campus located at Space Coast Regional Airport (KTIX). As the first course offering from Turbomeca and Bristow Academy, both organizations are pleased to provide this quality focused training to pilots, maintainers, and the organizations that they support.

This course is intended for maintainers and will be the Arriel 2S1/2S2 Level 1 maintenance course. The course is designed for familiarization on the Turbomeca Arriel engine. Course content will include classroom academics and hands on laboratory training on the engine type and components. On completion, attendees will have a much improved knowledge and understanding of the Turbomeca Arriel engine that should lead to improved serviceability, reduced costs, and enhanced safety as outcomes.

These courses are also designed specifically to improve pilot knowledge and understanding of this engine type. A full array of additional course dates and offerings are in development and will soon follow these initial courses.

For further information about these courses or other training, please contact either Alan Olden of Bristow Academy at 321-567-0616 or, or Wendell Dunaway of Turbomeca Training at 972-606-7618 or

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Turbomeca (Safran group) is the leading helicopter engine manufacturer, and has produced over 68 000 turbines based on its own designs since the company was founded. Offering the widest range of engines in the world and dedicated to 2,350 customers in 155 countries, Turbomeca provides a proximity service thanks to its 16 sites, 26 Maintenance Centers, 24 Repair & Overhaul Centers and 90 Field representatives and Field technicians. Microturbo, the subsidiary of Turbomeca, is the European leader in turbojet engines for missiles, drones and auxiliary power units.

Bristow Academy, located in Titusville, Florida; New Iberia, Louisiana, and Gloucester (UK), is the only helicopter flight school approved to provide helicopter flight training to commercial pilot level by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the European Joint Aviation Authority. The Academy trains students from helicopter industry or related companies and pilots from a wide variety of foreign and domestic government agencies.

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) is the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry based on the number of aircraft operated and one of two helicopter service providers to the offshore energy industry with global operations. The Company has major transportation operations in the North Sea, Nigeria and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and in most of the other major offshore oil and gas producing regions of the world, including Alaska, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Russia and Trinidad.

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