BIH was created in 1986 when British Airways Helicopters was privatisated.
In 1994 was bought by CHC and renamed Brintel Helicopters remaining the S-61 operating at Penzance Heliport.
In 1999 took control of Danish Maersk Air operations
The company has operated the Royal Navy Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) programme and also supported the British forces in the Falklands/Malvinas islands surrounding areas
On May 2013 was acquired by Patriot Aerospace, part of The Rigby Group and owner of Veritair
AW189 Starts SAR for UK MoD in South Atlantic, 01-Apr-16 : AW189 and S-61N from AAR, BIH and Air Rescue Systems (ARS) commenced Search and Rescue (SAR) and Support Helicopter (SH) services to the British Forces South Atlantic Islands (BFSAI) operations.
AAR 10-year SAR contract in Falklands/Malvinas, 19-Jan-15 : AAR Corp and BIH gets 10-year UK Ministry of Defence Search and Rescue and Support contract for the Falkland/Malvinas Islands with AW189 and S-61 helicopters from April 2016 valued $275 million
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|Sikorsky s-61 H-3||17||1965|
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|S-61N||61-269||1965||G-ATBJ : BHI 12Mar65-Jan93 |
: 04jun72 pictured at North Denes airfield (NDA) Great Yarmouth, No ...
: 26aug98 heavy landing at Aberdeen, after one of the tail rotor co ...
: BIH from May02; Dec04 at Penzance Heliport
: Jul16 in the Falkland Islands with Brintel. Working under contrac ...
|S-61N Mk.II||61-270||1965||G-ATFM : BIH 1986-1993 |
: Newquay Helicopters Ltd (BIH) May04-Jul13
: 11nov12 pictured at Falklands/Malvinas under MoD contract
: BIH from Jul13
: May17 undergoing maintenance at Newquay
|S-61N||61-216||1963||G-AWFX : BIH 1986-May88, to Canada as unk |
|S-61N||61-143||1962||G-AYOM : BIH from Aug85-Jan93 |
|S-61N Mk.II||61-476||1970||G-AYOY : BIH Jul85-Jan93;
05nov90 during an inspection starboard aft tran ... |
: BIH May04-Sep11
|S-61N Mk.II||61-711||1973||G-BBUD : BIH 1986-Jun93 |
|S-61N Mk.II||61-721||1974||G-BCEA : BIH Jun74-Jan93 |
: Registered 7 Jun 1974. Suffered repeated hammering vibrations fro ...
: Bristih International May04-Nov11
|S-61L||61-454||1972||G-BCEB : BIH Oct74-Jan93 |
: BIH May00-Mar13
: Aug03 seen flying from Penzance
: Normally based in Penzance. At Plymouth December 2004. Was origin ...
: 06aug07 pictured (bot) at Penzance Heliport
: Sep12 has not been at Penzance for aprox two years company now pu ...
|S-61N Mk.II||61-755||1976||G-BDKI : BIH Mar91-Feb93 |
|S-61N Mk.II||61-754||1976||G-BEDI : BIH Mar90-Feb93 |
|S-61N||61-222||1964||G-BEIC : BIH Dec76-Jan93 |
|S-61N Mk.II||61-769||1977||G-BEWL : BIH from 1986 (inherits BAH)
w/o 25jul90 crash helideck Brent Spa ... |
|S-61N Mk.II||61-772||1977||G-BEWM : BIH 1986-Jan93 |
: 08sep87 at Schipol Amsterdam in basic British International liver ...
|S-61N Mk.II||61-777||1978||G-BFFJ : BIH 1986-1993; 11may89 involved in a ground accident at Sumburgh ... |
: BIH May00-Jul13: Aug09 pictured (top) at Penzance
: 27aug09 at Dunsfold as USMC VH-3 for movie The Special Relatio ...
: 16apr10 pictured (bot) off the coast of Scotland on USS Laboon (D ...
: Sep12 will no loger be flying fro Penzance, company pulling out
|S-61N Mk.II||61-778||1978||G-BFFK : BIH 1986-Jan93; Jan93-May94 c/o Brintel |
|S-61N Mk.II||61-809||1978||G-BFRI : British International Helicopters Aug06 |
: used for personnel ferrying in JW14-2 during Oct 2014
: 06apr15 pictured (top) on USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) during FOST tr ...
: provided logistic support for JW15-1 from Stornoway during Apr 20 ...
: 13oct15 pictured (bot) on HMCS Halifax (FFH 330) off the coast of ...
|S-61N Mk.II||61-825||1980||G-BHOG : BIH Aug06-Sep11 |
|S-76A||76-0110||1980||G-BIAV : BIH Nov80-Sep92 |
|S-76A||76-0111||1980||G-BIAW : BIH Nov80-Sep92 |
|234LR||MJ-005||1981||G-BISN : BIH 1986-Apr89 |
|30-100||002||1982||G-BKGD : BIH Apr89-Feb93 |
|AS332L Super Puma||2102||1983||G-BKZE : BIH Sep83-Jan93 |
|AS332L Super Puma||2106||1983||G-BKZG : BIH 1983-1993 |
|AS332L Super Puma||2107||1983||G-BKZH : BIH Sep83-Jan93 |
|AS332L Super Puma||2123||1984||G-BLZJ : BIH Jul88-Jan89, rtn to LN-OMI |
|AS332L Super Puma||2179||1988||G-BOZK : BIH Aug88-Jan93, ex F-GINN ntu |
|AS332L1 Super Puma||2351||1991||G-BTNZ : BIH 1991-1993 |
|AS365N2 Dauphin 2||6423||1991||G-CHCR : BIH Jun11-Oct13; ZJ786 |
|AS350B3 Ecureuil||3587||2002||G-ERKN : Jet Helicopters from Sep13, op by BIH (Onshore) Ltd |
|AW189||89004||2015||G-FSAR : BIH from Dec15;
lsd AAR for Falklands/Malvinas SAR |
|30||010||1983||G-KATE : BIH Apr89-Jun92; wfu |
|AW189||89003||2015||G-SAAR : BIH from Nov15;
lsd AAR for Falklands/Malvinas SAR |
|S-61N Mk.II||61-824||1980||G-VIPZ : BIH May06-Jun09 |
: Dec08 flew on this to Tresco Island, Isles of Scilly. After that, ...
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