Bristow Group Inc. is an American industrial aviation service provider based in Houston, Texas. The company provides helicopter services to the offshore energy industry and search-and-rescue (SAR) services, and also performs helicopter maintenance and repair services. Bristow has customers in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. The company was founded in 1955 and has grown through a series of mergers and acquisitions. Bristow has a fleet of over 300 aircraft and operates in over 10 countries.