A petition calling for the Civil Aviation Authority to permanently remove the Airbus EC225 Super Puma from service has reached more than 18,000 signatures.
The petition was set up in the wake of of a North Sea helicopter crash which killed 13 people offshore Norway.
The flight had been returning from Statoil’s Gullfaks B field when the incident happened.
The creator of the petition have urged for people to say “enough is enough” by asking for the helicopter to be removed after “one incident too many”, and to express a “vote of no confidence” in the safety of the aircraft.
He claims maintaining the machines will “result in more needless deaths”.
Audrey Wood, the mother of an oil worker killed in a helicopter crash seven years ago, has backed the petition calling for the EC225 Super Pumas to be withdrawn.
Stuart Wood and 15 others died when their aircraft plunged into the water near Peterhead, after a catastrophic gearbox failure on April 1, 2009.
Audrey, of Newmachar in Aberdeen, described the machines as “death traps” and called for them to be permanently grounded.