A North Sea oil worker plunged 2,000ft to his death after opening the emergency exit of a helicopter and jumping out.
2009 Super Puma deaths were preventable, coroner says
A new helicopter model is set to start flying in the North Sea in weeks after getting the green light from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
The Government’s Transport Select Committee recently published its report into offshore helicopter safety. It followed the deaths of four passengers when a Super Puma helicopter ditched into the North Sea on 23 August 2013.
Author Loren Steffy once described the North Sea as the stuff of “Gothic legend”.
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today confirmed the approval of the new Category A emergency breathing system (EBS).
Transport minister Stephen Hammond has refused to commit to a full public inquiry into helicopter safety within the offshore oil and gas industry.
A series of recent helicopter crashes and ditchings in the North Sea has led to several inquiries and plans to tighten-up safety.
MPs held a private meeting with six survivors from last year’s Super Puma crash off Shetland.
Oil & Gas UK’s health and safety director last night rejected a call from the House of Common’s Transport Committee to launch a “full, independent public inquiry” into offshore helicopter safety.
MPs are calling for a “full, independent public inquiry” into offshore helicopter safety amid fears that “a creeping complacency is affecting safety standards”.
A group of MPs are set to publish the results of their inquiry into North Sea helicopter safety.
Maersk Training has launched a new course focusing on the air emergency breathing system ahead of the change in helicopter safety regulations on September 1.
The problem of growing waistlines among the offshore workforce was the key focus of an inaugural seminar at the Aberdeen Clinic.
A Moray man who was involved in a North Sea helicopter ditching has hit out at his trade union solicitors’ handling of his case.
Training for the new Emergency Breathing System (EBS) will be rolled out next month ahead of fast-tracked rules for implementation of the safety measures which come into force in January.
Helicopter companies including the three main North Sea operators - Bond owners Avincis Group, Bristow Group and CHC - are joining forces to form a new international trade body for the offshore aviation transport sector.
Helicopter operators are preparing for further events that could ground the North Sea’s oil and gas industry’s main transport fleet, a conference heard yesterday.
Air accident investigators have made a number of fresh safety recommendations after finalising a joint report into two offshore helicopter ditchings in 2012.
The new category A emergency breathing system (EBS) for offshore workforce has passed its cold water trials, Step Change is Safety reported.
A new offshore lifejacket which doubles up as a small liferaft has been unveiled in America.
Overweight oil and gas workers have been told they will no longer be banned from flying offshore and lose their jobs.
Regulators have backed down in a row over the introduction of new helicopter safety rules – and pledged that no offshore workers will lose their jobs for being overweight.
Helicopter travel and safety do not tend to be given a lot of airtime in Houston during the Offshore Technology Conference, giving prevalence to straight-talking business and hard cash - except for this year.
New measures to improve helicopter safety for oil and gas workers have been brought forward. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) says emergency breathing systems will now be compulsory 15 months earlier than originally planned. Helicopter operators will have to have the equipment in place from January 1, 2015 rather than April 1, 2016.