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
BIH / HeliSpeed Extends Contract for Falklands AW189, 14-Jul-21 : #SouthAtlantic British International Helicopters (BIH) in 5-year extension partnership with HeliSpeed for the search and rescue (SAR) MoD contract in the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
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