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Bristow Group Inc. Announces Release Date and Conference Call for Fiscal 2007 Second Quarter Financial Results

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 17, 2006--Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE:BRS) announced today it will release fiscal 2007 second quarter financial results after the market closes on Tuesday, November 7, 2006. Company officials will conduct a conference call starting at 10:00 a.m. EST (9:00 a.m. CST) on Wednesday, November 8, 2006.

Participating on the call for Bristow Group will be William E. Chiles, president and CEO; Perry Elders, executive vice president and CFO; and Joe Baj, treasurer and primary investor relations contact.

    The November 8th conference call can be accessed as follows:

    Via Webcast:

    --  Visit Bristow Group's investor relations Web page at

    --  Live: Click on the link for "FY2007 Second Quarter Conference

    --  Replay: A replay via webcast will be available approximately
        one hour after the call's completion

    Via Telephone within U.S.:

    --  Live: Dial toll free (800) 561-2813, passcode: 69789476

    --  Replay: A telephone replay will be available through December
        8, 2006, by dialing toll free (888) 286-8010, passcode:

    Via Telephone outside the U.S.:

    --  Live: Dial (617) 614-3529, passcode: 69789476

    --  Replay: A telephone replay will be available through December
        8, 2006, by dialing (617) 801-6888, passcode: 21529507

About Bristow Group Inc.

Bristow Group Inc. is the leading provider of helicopter transportation services to the worldwide offshore energy industry based on number of aircraft operated. Through its subsidiaries, affiliates and joint ventures, the Company has major operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea, and operations in most of the other major offshore oil and gas producing regions of the world, including Alaska, Australia, Brazil, China, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia and Trinidad. Additionally, the Company is a leading provider of production management services for oil and gas production facilities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The Company's common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BRS.

CONTACT: Bristow Group Inc., Houston
Joe Baj, 713-267-7605

SOURCE: Bristow Group Inc.