Bond Offshore Helicopters has ordered six Eurocopter AS332L Mark II Super Pumas to support BP Exploration's North Sea operations. The $400 million BP contract announced last week is believed to be the largest of its kind in the offshore industry. Operations will begin in 2004, coinciding with delivery of the twin-engined machines. Bond will provide crew change services for BP from Aberdeen for an initial 10 years. The service is now handled by CHC Scotia.

Source: Flight International