A preliminary hearing for a fatal accident inquiry into a helicopter crash off Shetland in 2013 is due to begin in January, the Crown Office has confirmed.
Helicopter operator NHV has celebrated delivery of a new aircraft for its Aberdeen base following some key contract wins.
Helicopter operator Babcock has said “continued commercial pressures” saw its UK offshore oil and gas business swing to a loss last year.
Babcock Offshore said today that it had won two new contracts for helicopter crew change operations out of its Aberdeen base.
Investigators have said engineers’ “lack of experience and fatigue” contributed to the collapse of a North Sea helicopter's landing gear.
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.
Offshore helicopter safety will be under the spotlight at an event in Aberdeen next week.
A north-east MSP will formally ask the Scottish Government to reverse its decision not to back an offshore helicopter safety inquiry later.
CHC helicopters and Aberdeen University have won a £54,000 grant for a research project into the psychological factors influencing flight safety.
Departures to the North Sea have either been "delayed or cancelled" from a number of Norwegian heliports, according to reports.
A fault which left a helicopter stuck on a North Sea platform was "isolated" to that particular aircraft, manufacturer Sikorsky has said.
By its own admission, helicopter operator NHV Group is not a big name in north-east Scotland compared with the likes of Babcock, Bristow or CHC.
Bristow Helicopters has confirmed that a "technical issue" forced an Sikorsky S-92 to return to base yesterday.
A retired North Sea test pilot says “remarkable” progress has been made in helicopter safety.
The aviation partnership operating at Scatsta airport has said they are not expecting any immediate changes to the set-up at the north mainland airport after BP confirmed that it is pulling out.
Bristow Helicopters has unveiled a new passenger terminal for offshore workers flying out to North Sea installations.
Energy consultancy Westwood Global has predicted a recovery in the offshore helicopter market after three rough years.
Bristow Helicopters said last night it was planning 12 redundancies across its operations in Aberdeen and Shetland.
The announcement last month that the Civil Aviation Authorities in Norway and the UK plan to lift their restrictions on the Super Puma aircraft has been met with an unsurprising and completely understandable outpouring of emotion, outrage and opinion.
A group created to address North Sea helicopter capacity concerns has not met in more than five months because the oil sector “hasn’t got a pan-industry issue”.
Oil supermajors including Shell have no plans to return controversial Super Puma helicopters to service in the North Sea.
The US air safety regulator has issued an airworthiness directive for Sikorsky S92 helicopters following tests carried out by the manufacturer.
Europe’s aviation safety body has ordered another round of inspections on the gearboxes of Airbus 225 helicopters.
A backup helicopter fleet is not the answer to the North Sea oil sector’s transport issues, an industry chief has said.
Europe’s aviation safety body has handed down an airworthiness directive (AD) for a number of Airbus helicopter models.