Offshore unions have praised the down-valuing of Super Puma helicopters as a success for common sense.
Statoil said it will not use Airbus’ Super Puma helicopter even if they are eventually given the go-ahead by Norway’s Civil Aviation Authority.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a proposed Airworthiness Directive (AD) for EC 225 helicopters.
Offshore helicopter operators have been ordered to comply with a new airworthiness directive to ensure that life rafts do not fail to release in an emergency.
The helicopters that were once known as workhorses of the North Sea are being hauled out of Aberdeen on the back of lorries.
Updated: H225 faces possible no-fly order after fatigue in gearbox found, safety chiefs forced to backtrack
Investigators probing a fatal helicopter crash have issued an urgent request to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to deem whether the H225 helicopter should be immediately grounded.
A huge and emotional outpouring of distressed and angry emails have been received by the leading offshore workers’ trade union RMT since a fatal helicopter crash in Norway killed 13 people last month.
Petrobras has cancelled an ongoing tender for heavy and medium helicopters used in its offshore operations. Era Group said Aeroleo Taxi Aero, its Brazilian joint venture, had received notification after Petrobras has carried out a review of its aviation needs. It was concluded no additional contract was needed amid the challenges of the current marketplace.