The European Aviation Safety Agency has issued a directive calling for further inspections to take place on all H225 and AS332L2 flights as a precautionary measure until further notice.
It comes after an updated preliminary report was published by the Air Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) into a North Sea helicopter crash in April which killed 13 people.
Investigators had made a request to the EASA to deem if the aircraft should be immediately grounded.
In its latest air directive, the EASA said further inspections would need to take place to assess the main gearbox suspension bar fittings and related base plate assemblies.
The body has now called for helicopter inspections to take place and for the attachment hardware of the main gearbox suspension bar fittings and related base plate assemblies to be replaced.
In an exclusive interview with Energy Voice, safety aviation experts had backed the H225s and said they would their children to fly in them – although they later backtracked to wait for the ruling.