Bristow Academy and Grey Owl Aviation Consultants Join Forces

Bristow Academy and Grey Owl Aviation Consultants are pleased to announce that they have joined forces to bring Human Factors training to the Helicopter Industry.

Bristow Academy is expanding its training schedule beginning in May 2011, and Grey Owl will facilitate a series of workshops at Bristow Academy’s domestic locations. These workshops will be open to the public and will be advertised on both Bristow Academy’s as well as on Grey Owl’s website. The partnership agreement will also offer client workshops in which Bristow and Grey Owl will provide a customized Human Factors training experience for individual client organizations. These client workshops will be held at the customer’s location and can be tailored to meet the organization’s safety culture needs. Grey Owl has developed additional one-day Recurrent Human Factors Workshops (Phase II - VII) which further explore various aspects of error prevention strategies in aviation.

About Bristow Academy Inc.

Bristow Academy Inc. is a leader in helicopter flight training and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The ACCSC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The Academy is also approved by both the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (Part 141) and the European Joint Aviation Authority. Bristow Academy is the only flight training organization outside of Europe approved to train pilots for the demanding integrated European JAA Commercial Pilot’s License (helicopter) program. Bristow Academy Inc. is an affiliated company of Bristow Group Inc., (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry based on the number of aircraft operated and one of two helicopter service providers to the offshore energy industry with global operations. The Company has major transportation operations in the North Sea, 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 Alaska, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Russia and Trinidad. For more information, visit the Company’s website at

About Grey Owl Aviation Consultants Inc.

Grey Owl Aviation Consultants Inc, Onanole, Manitoba has developed and facilitated Human Factors for Aircraft Maintenance workshops over the last 17 years, and since the inception of SMS in aviation in 2004, has helped several organizations in the aviation community implement these programs over the past decades. Richard Komarniski, President recently collaborated with the HAI Technical Committee on the development of the "Profiles of SMS" video. For more information visit the Company's website at