Aberdeen Airport staff are set to strike again amid concerns that those drafted in to replace them are overlooking serious security threats.
Super Puma 225 flying restrictions will not be lifted based on the findings of a new report into last year's fatal helicopter crash in Norway.
Respol has been ordered to respond to Norway's safety watchdog after a number of areas for improvement were noted in a recent audit.
A new directive designed to improve the safety of offshore workers will come into force on January 1.
The UK Civilian Aviation Authority (CAA) said a restriction on EC225s will remain despite a suspension lift by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Helicopter operator CHC is reportedly being audited by the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
The UK and Norwegian Civil Aviation Authorities have extended the flying ban to other Airbus helicopters following last month's North Sea helicopter crash which claimed the lives 13 people.
Safety remains an "absolute priority" one year on from the publication of a report addressing issues on offshore helicopter flights. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)'s CAT-1145 report was released on February 20, 2014 and listed 61 actions and recommendations aimed at addressing accident prevention for workers travelling offshore by helicopter. It comes one month after the CAA said there is still work to be done to improve flight safety.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said improvements have been made to offshore helicopter flights, but there is still more to be done. The body said many of the safety objectives it had set last year had already been met such as emergency breathing systems and cancelling flights in the most extreme sea conditions. It said the safety of those who travel in offshore helicopter flight is “paramount”.
Almost 52,000 offshore workers have been trained to use a mandatory new emergency breathing system (EBS) as new rules on their use come into for today, the industry safety body has revealed.