General Guidance

If you are interested in joining Flightshare please provide the following details to logic@oilandgasuk.co.uk

  • Company name, registration number and registered address
  • Contact name, email and phone number for signatories listing
  • Helicopter agreement references and dates

On receipt of this information we shall check with the helicopter contractors that the agreement references provided are current and then prepare the relevant paperwork for signing.  Please note that non Oil & Gas UK members are charged a sign up fee of £1500 + VAT to sign up.

 

Who does Flightshare apply to?

Essentially, if your company charters flights offshore or conducts flights offshore then you can become a signatory to Flightshare.  As such, if you are:

  • an operator of an offshore installation;
  • provide services; or
  • undertake flights offshore for these companies,

 then you are eligible to sign-up to Flightshare. 

Arranging shares

Shares are organised between the signatories on an ad-hoc basis.  Each company provides their relevant contact and this is exhibited under the signatories section of this website.  LOGIC plays no part in the organisation of shares; instead it acts in an administrative capacity by signing up companies and storing original documents. 

If you wish to conduct a share with a company then you will need to check the other companies that hold a contract with the helicopter contractor that will facilitate the share.  This can be checked by examining the table contained under the signatories section.  The table also provides you with the relevant contact for each signatory and these contacts should be used when arranging shares.

Status under a Flightshare arrangement

As a party to Flightshare you will fall within one of three different capacities, namely:

  • Sharer: the company that charters the shared flight;
  • Sharee: the company that makes use of the sharer’s chartered flight; or
  • Helicopter operator: the company that undertakes the flight.

The legal framework of sharing flights

The Flightshare Deed provides the terms and conditions for sharing flights.  In doing so, there are a number of relationships throughout the shared flight that are governed under different contracts.  These are as follows:

  • chartering the flight – the terms of flight itself will be governed by the agreement that the flight is chartered under.  This is between the Sharer and the Helicopter Operator.  Payment will also be rendered under this contract, however an addition will be made in respect of the share and this will be calculated in accordance with the terms contained in the Flightshare Deed;
  • Sharer and Sharee: this is provided for by the Flightshare Deed and the Indemnities and Hold Harmless Agreement.  They determine the method for payment and also the allocation of liability for any loss between the Sharer and Sharee; and
  • Sharee and Helicopter Operator: the chartering of the flight, payment and liability to the Sharer have all been accounted for.  All that remains is the allocation of liability between the Sharee and Helicopter Operator and, in accordance with the Flightshare Deed, this is determined by the contract between the Sharee and Helicopter Operator.

Payment of shared flights

As explained above, a shared flight is chartered under the contract held between the Sharer and Helicopter Operator.  An additional payment is calculated for the additional part to the flight in accordance with the Flightshare Deed.  The Sharer is responsible for the full payment to the Helicopter Operator and then the Sharer recovers the additional fee from the Sharee, using the formula provided in the Flightshare Deed.

 
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