British International Helicopters (BIH) is the UK’s largest domestically owned helicopter operator and the only British-owned company in the offshore sector operating in the United Kingdom.
Part of the Rigby Group (RG), the parent company for a portfolio of privately owned and highly successful businesses operating across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, British International Helicopters (BIH) operates a fleet of 25 helicopters and employs over 150 personnel.
Our mission is to maintain and grow our reputation for operational excellence in the flexible delivery of safety, quality and reliability across a broad range of helicopter operations.
Launched in 1986, British International Helicopters (BIH) is a well-regarded operator of medium and large helicopters with particular expertise in offshore operations and in the defence sector.
For more than a decade, the company has operated the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) helicopter support programme for the Royal Navy through HMS Raleigh and the sea training areas it manages.
We also provide the Ministry of Defence with helicopter services in support of British forces in the Falklands and for troops and materials around the South Atlantic islands. Other commercial helicopter activities are undertaken on an ad hoc basis.
In addition to offshore and defence, British International Helicopters (BIH) comprises four more specialist divisions and a service list that includes Police and Air Ambulance capability, commercial helicopter support including surveying, pipeline patrols, TV mast calibration, load lifting and film work, VIP and commercial charter, and helicopter engineering across a wide range of helicopter types through UK bases at Newquay, Coventry and Redhill.
British International Helicopters (BIH) is committed to a strategy of enhancing its private flying and charter activities with established expertise in the more stable commercial sector.