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Scottish Heliports

If you are travelling offshore from the UK, then you will be travelling by helicopter. Forget the American movies - you will not be leaving your desk, climbing the stairs to the roof of the building and boarding a chopper. Instead you will travel to one of a handful of heliports dotted around the UK set up specifically to serve the oil and gas industry.

The following guide will help you get to the heliport, and let you know what to expect when you get there. See our guide to English Heliports.
 

Aberdeen Heliports

Aberdeen has one of the world's busiest commercial heliports transporting more than 400,000 helicopter passengers per year. The heliport is at Aberdeen Airport, located in Dyce about 5 miles north of the city centre. There are 3 heliport terminals, each operated by a different company. Do not go to the main airport building hoping to check-in. Instead go directly to the terminal operated by the helicopter company with which you are flying.

Babcock Heliport Terminal
Babcock Helicopters, previously Bond Offshore Helicopters, was acquired by Babcock in April 2016, and operate from a terminal on the edge of the village of Dyce. The heliport is a 5 minute walk from the train station, on the opposite side of the airport from the main terminal building and the other heliports. The Babcock heliport is the newest heliport in Aberdeen which is reflected in the modern decor, internet access and Sky TV.
Clients served include BP, EnQuest, Maersk, Nexen and Premier.
Helicopters in use - Eurocopter EC225; Eurocopter AS332L2 Super Puma Mk2 (2 in Search and Rescue configuration); Eurocopter AS365N3 Dauphin; AgustaWestland AW139 (2 in Search and Rescue configuration); and Sikorsky S-92.
Parking - They have a small busy carpark which you may have difficulty in getting into. Charges apply for parking. If this is full, then alternatives can be found at the airport - but be aware you will need a taxi or No 80 bus to get back to the Babcock heliport.
Arrivals/Departures board - Babcock Helicopter Flight Times
Address - Farburn Terrace, Dyce, Aberdeen
Phone - 01224 779007

Bristow Heliport Terminal
Bristow Helicopters operate form their terminal located about a 15 minute walk from the main airport terminal.
Clients served include BG, BP, ConocoPhillips, Dana, Marathon, Repsol Sinopec, Subsea 7 and Petrofac.
Helicopters in use - AS 350BB; Bell 206B; Bell 206 L Series; Bell 407; BK-117; H135; AW139; Bell 212; Bell 412; H155; Sikorsky S-76 C/C++; Sikorsky S-76D; AW189; H225; Mil MI 8; Sikorsky S-92. Bristow Helicopter fleet.
Parking is easily obtained at the airport.
Arrivals/Departures board - Bristow Helicopter Flight Times
Address - Forties Road, Dyce, Aberdeen.
Phone - 01224 723151

CHC Heliport Terminal (Scotia)
The Canadian CHC Helicopter Corporation, known locally as Scotia, operate form a terminal located about a 20 minute walk from the main airport terminal.
Clients served include Apache, CNR, Hurricane, Shell, Statoil, Talisman, Taqa and Total.
Helicopters in use - Airbus: AS332 Series (L, L1, L2); AS365 N series; EC155; H225, Sikorsky: S76 (A++, C+, C++); S92, AgustaWestland AW139 - CHC Helicopter fleet.
Facilities - Cafe serving breakfasts, snacks, tea, coffee, etc and also selling newspapers. A couple of TVs broadcasting Sky.
Parking - They have a small busy carpark, expect to pay £3 to £4 per day. Alternatively use the airport.
Arrivals/Departures board - CHC Helicopter Flight Times.
Address - Forties Road, Dyce, Aberdeen
Phone - 01224 846000
 
 

Scatsta Heliport

Scatsta Terminal by Mike Pennington (Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike license 2.0) Scatsta heliport is in the Shetland Isles, approximately 24 miles north of Lerwick, and 5 miles south west of the giant oil terminal at Sullom Voe. In late 1999, much of the oil and gas traffic transferred to Scatsta from Sumburgh, to the south. Fixed wing and chopper flights arrive from Aberdeen transferring passengers to helicopters heading for the Brent and Ninian fields, and to the new fields West of Shetland.
Clients served include BP, CNR and Shell.
Helicopters used - Eurocopter Super Pumas.
Facilities - Cafe, shops etc are available in the main terminal building.
Arrivals/Departures board - Bristow Helicopter Flight Times
Address - Scatsa Airport, Sullom, Shetland Isles, ZE1 0PE.
Phone - 0180 624 2487
Map - Map of Scatsta Heliport
 















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