Bristow Helicopters Limited, a NAVBLUE customer for more than 10 years, recently renewed their Charts+ and Navigation+ services. Part of the world-leading Bristow Group Inc, UK operations serve government and civil organisations including UK Search and Rescue [SAR] and North Sea rig transport. A fleet of approximately 50 helicopters rely on navigation data and electronic charts for planning and flight operations.
NAVBLUE experts support Bristow by providing a highly customised and tailored charting service, combining Terminal Airport Charts, Enroute maps, Helicopter charts and Oil rig platform information all in one EFB application. This service allows the pilot access to all the charting information required for their operation in a quick and intuitive manor, ensuring the most up to date charting is available as and when needed. Navigation database services for various types of Flight Management Systems are thoroughly tailored – 350 Company Routes, 75 Procedures and more than 3000 tailored waypoints. The service meets very specific needs including that of flights to and from offshore rigs.
Services are updated in line with AIRAC Cycle dates or on request in response to ad-hoc needs and are supported by a 24/7 Support team around the world.
Capt. Tim Glasspool, Head of Flight Operations UK, at Bristow Helicopters said: “NAVBLUE has many years of experience serving helicopter operations. They have a unique depth of data, particularly around our challenging North Sea operations.”
Thomas Lagaillarde, VP Product Portfolio & Programmes at NAVBLUE said: “Bristow Helicopters is a great example of our expertise on helicopter operations. At NAVBLUE, we are pleased to count them as a customer for many years and we look forward to a continued partnership”.