This website uses cookies
More information
Business Air News Bulletin
Business Air News Bulletin
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.
See more information from the Business Air News Handbook...
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.

Request your printed copy

Shell renews CHC contract in Australia
The Prelude FLNG facility in the Browse Basin is moving into a critical phase. All the more gratifying then that Shell and CHC are renewing the six-year relationship that continues to send manpower to the project.
Shell and CHC Australia are continuing their fine work together in the Browse Basin.

CHC Helicopter Australia has renewed its contract with Shell Australia to provide helicopter transportation services to the Prelude FLNG (floating liquefied natural gas) facility in the Browse Basin. The new agreement continues CHC's six-year relationship with Shell in this project's development.

CHC will provide Sikorsky S-92 helicopters and crews for daily passenger transport and emergency flights between its Broome base and the Shell Prelude project, which is located approximately 475 km north north-east of Broome in Western Australia's Kimberley region. Refuelling between Broome International airport and Prelude will take place at Djarindjin airport, which is owned and operated by the local Djarindjin Aboriginal Community.

CHC regional director for the Asia Pacific Vince D'Rozario is proud of the relationship developed between Shell Australia and CHC: “We are humbled that Shell has once again chosen CHC to be its partner as Prelude moves into the critical production phase. During the past six years, we have transported more than 50,000 passengers, and accrued over 10,000 flight hours while maintaining excellent safety and aircraft availability.

“In fact, we are very proud to have received the highest safety rating by Shell's internal auditors, an unprecedented achievement. We have seen more than 1,000 days at Goal Zero and been recognised with numerous customer safety awards, all of which is testament to the teamwork and ongoing commitment of both Shell and CHC to do no harm to our people, the community or the environment. We are committed to continuing our partnership and further developing our safe, high-quality operation to Prelude.”

Other News
OHS opts for five Sikorsky S-92s for North Sea ops
April 16, 2023
As part of its fleet strategy to meet increased demand from customers and improve airframe utilisation, OHS has chosen to phase out its first generation S92s and replace them with younger models.
Shell commits to CHC in five-year North Sea deal
April 16, 2023
Shell has been a core customer of CHC's for close to a decade now, and this latest contract consolidates the long-term strategic relationship in the offshore market. Two H175s will carry out the work for the contract.
Offshore Helicopter Services becomes the Ultimate acquisition
April 3, 2023
PHI recognised as exceptional S-92 operator
March 24, 2023