Airbus has told helicopter operators to carry out rigorous checks on aircraft gearboxes following last year’s fatal crash in Norway.
North Sea helicopter crash
Divers have found a “vital” missing part from a Super Puma helicopter that crashed in Norway last year, killing 13 people.
Europe’s aviation safety body has ordered another round of inspections on the gearboxes of Airbus 225 helicopters.
Airbus Helicopters has recently completed a first round of firing tests using with a variant of the Super Puma helicopters grounded following the latest fatal crash involving the troubled copter.
Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority has decided to suspend all use of the Super Puma H225, after the Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) is calling on the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to take “immediate action” to ensure the aircraft was safe.
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.
CHC Group has field for voluntary chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to facilitate restructuring and position company for long-term success.
More than 23,000 people have so far signed a petition calling for the Civil Aviation Authority to permanently remove the Airbus EC225 Super Puma from service.
The oil-rig helicopter that crashed in Norway, killing 13 people, gave no Mayday call or indicated it was in trouble, a Norwegian investigator has confirmed.
Norway's largest trade union has called for the immediate retirement of the Airbus EC225 helicopter following the Bergen helicopter tragedy.