Unions from the UK and Norway have established a dedicated working group to improve helicopter safety across the North Sea oil and gas industry.
Helicopter operator NHV has celebrated delivery of a new aircraft for its Aberdeen base following some key contract wins.
Trade union bosses have issued fresh calls for a public inquiry into North Sea helicopter safety after a report showed fatigue was a factor in a “near miss” at Aberdeen Airport.
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.
With North Sea helicopter safety in the spotlight, there will doubtless be many offshore workers once again spooked by having to commute to their places of work using a mode of transport that they would not ordinarily choose.
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.
The rapid response to a crack found in a North Sea helicopter last week was a “very good example” of the inspection system working well, industry chiefs said.
North Sea flights were disrupted yesterday after a “crack” was detected on part of a helicopter operating out of Aberdeen.
A stricken Airbus H175 helicopter had to be taken ashore aboard a ship after a cockpit warning light appeared while the aircraft was on an oil rig.