Era Helicopters Wins 2019 NOIA Safety in Seas (SIS) Culture of Safety Award

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Contact: Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463,

Era Helicopters Wins 2019 NOIA Safety in Seas (SIS) Culture of Safety Award

Washington, D.C. - The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) presented Era Group Inc. (“Era”) with the 2019 NOIA Safety in Seas (SIS) Culture of Safety Award today during the association’s annual meeting in Washington, DC.  Era is recognized for instituting a robust safety culture that resulted in a drop in the company’s Total Recordable Incident Rate from 1.78 to zero, and a reduction in Lost Time Injury Cases from .78 to zero, within the last five years.

Chris Bradshaw, President and CEO of Era accepted the award.  “On behalf of all the hard-working men and women on the Era team, it is an honor to accept this safety culture award from NOIA,” said Bradshaw. “Safety is our #1 core value and our highest operational priority. Era is wholly dedicated to safely transporting offshore workers to and from work, every day.”

Era’s exemplary safety culture was further enhanced in 2017 with the introduction of the OWN Safety Program, which stands for: One Team, One Goal; We are Each Responsible; and No Accidents, No Injuries.  As of March 31, 2019, Era had achieved over 550 Accident Free Days.

NOIA President Randall Luthi congratulated Era saying, “This recognition is well deserved by ERA and is a great example of the emphasis that is always on safety in the offshore industry.  Nothing is more important than getting our workers safely to work and back home.”

Era’s award-winning entry was evaluated by an independent panel of judges from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the National Academies Transportation Research Board, and an industry safety consultant.  Fieldwood Energy and Superior Energy Services also competed for the 2019 Culture of Safety Award.

NOIA has held the SIS awards competition since 1978 to recognize those who contribute to improving the safety of life in the offshore energy industry.  The awards are sponsored by Compass Publications.

About Era Helicopters:
With more than 70 years of experience, Era is one of the largest helicopter operators in the world and the longest serving helicopter transport provider in the U.S.  In addition to servicing its U.S. customers, Era also provides helicopters and related services to third-party helicopter operators and customers in Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, India, Nicaragua, Spain and Suriname. Era’s helicopters are primarily used to transport personnel to, from and between offshore oil and gas production platforms, drilling rigs and other installations. In addition, Era’s helicopters are used to perform emergency response services, firefighting, utility, VIP transport and other services. Era also provides a variety of operating lease solutions and technical fleet support to third party operators. Learn more at

NOIA is the only national trade association representing all segments of the offshore industry with an interest in the exploration and production of both traditional and renewable energy resources on the nation’s outer continental shelf.  NOIA’s mission is to secure reliable access and a fair regulatory and economic environment for the companies that develop the nation’s valuable offshore energy resources in an environmentally responsible manner. The NOIA membership comprises about 250 companies engaged in business activities ranging from producing to drilling, engineering to marine and air transport, offshore construction to equipment manufacture and supply, telecommunications to finance and insurance, and renewable energy.

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