Uk-based Firm Begins Independent Audit On Bristow’s Operations


BEVERLY HILLS, March 07, (THEWILL) – As part of its commitment to safety, Bristow Helicopters has revealed that Aviateq International Limited, a United Kingdom-based company, has commenced the auditing of the rotary wing giant's operations.

The audit exercise by Aviateq will last for one week; this is just as the airline stated that it had paid the initial compensation to the families of those that died in the August 12, 2015 crash involving the airline in line with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) requirement.

THEWILL recalls that six passengers died in the accident of August 12,2015 while six others survived.

Olu Olubajo, Senior Legal Director, African Region Bristow Group, made this known while addressing aviation journalists at the airline's headquarters at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos.

Olubajo said that the essence of securing Aviateq was to improve and enhance the operations of Bristow Helicopters, adding that it is not an indictment on the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) as being speculated in some quarters.

“We feel that it is necessary to invite an independent auditor to look at our operations and we are ready to learn from their findings,” he said.

Aviateq International Limited provides specialist services to the aviation industry especially in the areas of auditing of aviation organisations and facilities, development and implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Airports and Aircraft Operations.

Story by David Oputah