February 2019 | Essendon, Australia 




Bristow is the leading global industrial aviation services provider offering helicopter transportation, search and rescue (SAR) and aircraft support services, including maintenance and training, to government and civil organizations worldwide. Launched in the UK in 1955 as a small business to transport crews to rigs in the Persian Gulf, Bristow now has major operations in the United Kingdom, 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 Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia and Trinidad. The company’s number one core value is safety, and its Target Zero culture of safety is renown in the industry. For more information about Bristow and its support services, contact us through our website


Viking is a world-class aerospace company and manufacturer of the Twin Otter Series 400, the best-selling 19-passenger turboprop available today. Certified in 2010, to date over 125 aircraft have sold to 29 countries worldwide. 


Viking is the OEM for the fleet of de Havilland Canada aircraft, supporting operators with factory parts manufacture, technical & field service support, and warranty administration. 

In October 2016, Viking acquired Bombardier’s Amphibious Aircraft program, transferring the Type Certificates of the CL-415 water bomber and its CL-215 / CL-215T predecessors to Viking, along with responsibility for product support for the fleet of in-service water bombers worldwide.


For 70 years, CHC Helicopter has provided safe, reliable, cost-effective helicopter service in some of the most remote and challenging environments around the world. With extensive experience transporting customers in the oil and gas industry, supporting search-and-rescue and EMS contracts, and providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services, our dedication to safety and reputation for quality and innovation help our customers reach beyond what they thought possible. 


Sentient Vision develops and deploys computer vision solutions for defense and civil applications, specializing in analytics for automated detection in EO/IR video. ViDAR is the world's first optical radar providing autonomous real-time wide area search from UAVs or manned aircraft. ViDAR autonomously finds objects on the ocean surface as diverse as large vessels and people in the water, enabling over 80 times greater detection coverage than existing sensors.


Cobham Helicopter Academy offers a unique blend of military and commercial expertise to deliver specialist helicopter services to a range of customers world-wide, including: Government Agencies, Military, Emergency Services, Coastguards, Original Equipment Manufacturers, Oil, Gas and Windfarm Companies.

As the provider of choice for helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) services to the UK Ministry of Defence and other international operators, we offer over 20 years’ unparalleled experience, resources and flexibility for organisations wishing to outsource any aspect of their helicopter-based training requirements, including SAR. We are approved by both RAF Central Flying School (Helicopters) and EASA, to conduct helicopter training. Our specialist instructors are all British ex-Military SAR Instructors, highly skilled, and with considerable operational experience carried out in the demanding conditions that students may one day find themselves in. Each year, we deliver over 25,000 hours of flying training (including +4,000 Hoist Cycles), and train hundreds of pilots and rear crewmen.


We own and operate a range of aircraft specially configured to match customer requirements, and we ensure the highest levels of safety, reliability and availability, whilst being responsive and flexible to changing demands. So whatever your helicopter training, engineering and flying operations requirements, wherever you are in the world, we have the people, the equipment, the experience and the expertise to provide you with an unrivalled service, tailor-made to suit you.


smp aviation (Satcom Marketing & Project Management GmbH) specializes in providing security and security related solutions to organizations such as armed forces, police, civil protection, coast guard, search & rescue- and many other agencies and has delivered services both to governmental organizations and non-governmental clients for more than two decades. The dedicated smp aviation team of experts has extensive experience in military and paramilitary project management and works in cooperative partnerships across sales, marketing, logistics, after sales support and services.