Helicopter pilots are being balloted for industrial action in a dispute over pay.
A senior pilot has told a court that the crew of a helicopter which crashed in the sea off Shetland had not complied with the standard operations regarding airspeed as they prepared to land.
North Sea helicopter operator Bristow has completed its first wave of headcount reductions as it looks to streamline costs. The company announced in July it would be cutting up to 130 positions – including 66 pilots – in jobs across the UK. Earlier this month, CHC said it had let 18 members of staff go amid a challenging market place with the global decline in oil price.
The threat of North Sea job losses is clouding the cockpit, according to the latest findings from the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA).