Bristow Group, a global leader in vertical lift and Search and Rescue solutions, is teaming with Nova Systems International, a leading provider of engineering services and technology solutions, for next generation mission system and aircraft modification solutions on AW139 helicopters that will be equipped for deployment with the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard (DCCG).

Nova Systems International was set the challenge of providing a next generation mission system solution that would expand operational capability and ensure aircraft availability within a compressed delivery schedule.

Drawing on the domain expertise of a multi-disciplinary team, Nova Systems developed a solution that incorporates leading-edge technologies and operator interfaces that will expand Bristow’s Search and Rescue (SAR) capabilities, which will be delivered in a compressed timeframe and will ensure aircraft availability via credible through-life support.

Nova Systems is being contracted for a turnkey solution including mission system selection, design and architecting, complex procurement, production, modification design, certification, systems level operator and engineering training, systems level documentation, installation support, flight testing, and through-life mission system support.

Recognising the criticality of on-time, on-quality delivery, Nova Systems leveraged its considerable P3M expertise to develop a low-risk delivery solution that will fully support Bristow’s contractual entry into service requirements.

“This collaboration creates a foundation for high performance and success, providing the DCCG with the most advanced tools to deliver maritime safety and security,” Gareth Dyer, Nova Systems International Managing Director, said. “Bristow is a global leader in rotary wing SAR services, while Nova Systems is a leading provider of engineering services and technology solutions; creating an ideal partnership. We believe that success comes from a total understanding of our client’s needs, combined with a dedicated focus on the delivery of tangible project and capability outcomes. The signature of the DCCG contract is a significant milestone for Nova Systems and is underpinned by our ability to leverage our impressive cross-business capability portfolio to develop bespoke solutions that exactly meet operational requirements.”

Nova Systems’ bespoke airborne mission system solutions are OEM and equipment agnostic. This ensures that the best equipment available in the market is selected to create solutions that are customised to meet the operators’ unique mission and support requirements while keeping the solution low risk.

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