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25 April 2017

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News, Press Releases: Offshore Safety Leader HeliOffshore Appoints Communications Director

London, 25 April, 2017 HeliOffshore, the offshore helicopter industry’s global safety association, today announced the appointment of Charles Alcock as its communications director. In this new full-time role based in London, from 3 July, Charles will continue to build on strong foundations to ensure HeliOffshore engages stakeholders across the industry as they progress a shared, global safety programme.


Reporting to HeliOffshore CEO Gretchen Haskins, Alcock will coordinate communications to the association’s 100 member organisations and beyond; to regulators, safety groups, and others. This will include expanding the use of multi-media channels to engage those at the frontline of offshore helicopter safety.


“The role of communications is crucial to enabling our global collaboration,” said Gretchen Haskins. “Charles’s background as a journalist and communications specialist in aviation media will help us to further expand the scope and impact of HeliOffshore’s many safety programmes and resources across the industry.”


Since 2012, Alcock has been editor-in-chief for New York-based aviation industry media group AIN, directing worldwide news operations and publishing. As a journalist, he has covered all aspects of aviation for more than 25 years. He previously served as news editor for The Oilman, covering the North Sea offshore oil and gas sector.


“HeliOffshore is already delivering tangible safety improvements for the rotary-wing industry, worldwide,” added Charles Alcock. “I’m very much looking forward to working with members to consider how we can best use innovative communications approaches to engage the industry and enhance what is already an exceptional collaboration for safety.”


About HeliOffshore
HeliOffshore was launched in 2014 by leading offshore helicopter operators, including Bristow, CHC, PHI and Era as a combined effort to address safety issues. Today, the group has more than 100 members, including aircraft manufacturers, operators, and systems and support providers. Working closely with experts from its member companies, the group sets best practice standards, provides a forum for collaborative exchange of information and facilitates training. The core areas of its safety focus are on system reliability and resilience, operational effectiveness, enabling safety and survivability.


For more information contact:
Gretchen Haskins
+44 (0)7725 009422