Bond Offshore Helicopters has ordered two Eurocopter AS322L Super Puma MkIIs for a 10-year, £100 million ($176 million) BP Exploration contract to provide search-and-rescue services in support of oil operations in the North Sea. The helicopters will enter service in December 2005, one based on a production platform in the central North Sea and one on the Shetland Islands.

Source: Flight International