Ultimate responsibility for the safety of offshore workers on a doomed Super Puma helicopter which crashed into the sea off Shetland lay with the chief pilot, a fatal inquiry has heard.
Airbus has said it expects the Super Puma helicopter to fly “for decades to come” despite being shunned by the North Sea oil industry.
Helicopter operator NHV has clinched a new contract to provide North Sea crew change flights for energy service giant Petrofac.
The RMT trade union has vowed to step up pressure for a public inquiry into offshore helicopter safety after a
report showed engineer fatigue contributed to the collapse of an aircraft's landing gear.
Investigators have said engineers’ “lack of experience and fatigue” contributed to the collapse of a North Sea helicopter's landing gear.
A union boss has criticised “unacceptable” pressure on workers in response to a report into a safety incident on a North Sea helicopter.
A union boss has described an image of a crack found on an offshore helicopter as “scary stuff” and called for greater transparency for workers.
North Sea flights were disrupted yesterday after a “crack” was detected on part of a helicopter operating out of Aberdeen.
Airbus Helicopters has hailed a successful year for its Super Puma family of aircraft.
A lawyer has pledged to continue a compensation claim for the families of the victims of a fatal helicopter crash in Norway, after the criminal case was dismissed.
Investigators have said no one will face criminal prosecution over a fatal helicopter crash off Norway two years ago due to a “lack of evidence”.
Union officials have backed Airbus’ efforts to make its global fleet safe in the wake of a fatal Super Puma helicopter crash in Norway.
Super Puma helicopter crash which led to 13 deaths in Norway in 2016 was “unpreventable”, despite similarities with a fatal accident near Peterhead seven years earlier, the manufacturers said yesterday.
A union boss said today that helicopter maker Airbus was "fully responsible" for a fatal Super Puma crash in 2016.
A north-east politician said today that a report into a fatal Super Puma crash had strengthened the case for a public inquiry into offshore helicopter transport.
Helicopter maker Airbus said today it could not have prevented a fatal Super Puma crash in Norway two years ago despite similarities with an accident which killed 16 people near Peterhead in 2009.
Norwegian investigators will publish their final report into a fatal offshore helicopter crash today.
CHC Helicopter has signed a deal with Lease Corporation International (LCI) to add another Airbus H175 to its UK offshore operations.
One of the great questions of 2017 for the trade union movement in Scotland has been “What is to become of the Super Puma 225 helicopter?” That question has been raised well beyond union circles because of Unite Scotland’s campaign against any return of the Puma to the North Sea for transferring workers from the heliports outside Aberdeen to the oil rigs. Our slogan of the year has become “No Comeback for the Super Puma. Keep the North Sea Puma Free.” So why the controversy about this aircraft?
Scotland’s transport minister has yet to decide whether to support calls for an independent public inquiry into North Sea helicopter safety.
A trade union official has said North Sea oil companies would face a “battle with their workforce” if they want to start using Super Puma helicopters again.
The current chief executive of Airbus Helicopters, Guillaume Faury, is to step into the presidential position of Fabrice Bregier, chief operating officer and head of the commercial aircraft arm, when he steps down in February.
A helicopter has been given a clean bill of health following claims that one of its doors opened mid-flight.
Europe’s air safety watchdog has issued an “emergency” airworthiness directive on certain Airbus helicopter models following a fatal crash in Japan.
The mother of an offshore helicopter crash victim has backed calls for a public inquiry into North Sea chopper safety.