Pilots flying from an oil rig in the North Sea lost control of the helicopter for 40 seconds, air accident investigators have found.
Norway’s energy minister has said oil and gas activity may be hit by a lack spare parts for S-92 helicopters.
Experts have called for vigilance, pointing to "warnings from history".
The CEO of Bristow (NYSE: VTOL) has criticised “significant delays” for spare parts for S-92 helicopters, stifling the firm’s global growth.
A helicopter has been stuck on a North Sea rig for two days after the discovery of a "technical issue", combined with stormy weather conditions.
Bristow has lost its contract with Apache North Sea to rival helicopter operator CHC.
“Rapid growth” is being forecast for the offshore wind helicopter market, with nearly 100 extra aircraft needed by 2030.
The downturn has hit a “key inflection point”, with signs pointing to recovery for the offshore oil and gas helicopter market, according to new analysis.
Babcock has started a North Sea helicopter contract with Total which rival CHC criticised as “unsustainable pricing”.
Helicopter operator Babcock has said “continued commercial pressures” saw its UK offshore oil and gas business swing to a loss last year.
An umbrella group for unions in Norway has said it is “delighted” after testing a new helicopter seeking to enter the North Sea.
Babcock Offshore said today that it had won two new contracts for helicopter crew change operations out of its Aberdeen base.
Pilots nearly landed a helicopter on the wrong North Sea platform because they look similar, according to air accident investigators.
Helicopter operator CHC has announced a new contract win with Capricorn Norge, a subsidiary of Scottish oil exploration firm Cairn Energy.
A new challenger has emerged for the dominant S-92 helicopter in the North Sea’s oil and gas sector.
Aberdeen is the busiest heliport in the world for Sikorsky S-92 operations, according to a new report.
Helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky has claimed its S-92 will remain the leading helicopter in the North Sea “for decades to come”.
The “risky situation” of Sikorsky S-92 helicopters dominating oil and gas travel in Norway is not sustainable, according to an industry expert.
Bristow Helicopters has confirmed that a "technical issue" forced an Sikorsky S-92 to return to base yesterday.
Search teams looking for three crewmen from a Coast Guard helicopter that crashed into the Atlantic have successfully mapped out a section of water where they believe the aircraft’s black box recorder lies.
Weather conditions have hampered an operation to find the remaining three crew of a missing Irish Coast Guard helicopter off the west of Ireland.
Safety checks were carried out on the disappeared Sikorsky S92 helicopter and four others in January after its maker issued an alert.
Hopes are fading for the survival of four crew members of an Irish Coast Guard helicopter missing off the west of Ireland, the head of the rescue service said.
A number of S-92 helicopters used in the North Sea have been returned to their manufacturer for further checks.
A number of helicopters remain out of service as S-92 safety check deadline passes for North Sea flights
Checks on S-92 have still to be completed after a deadline of midday passed following a global recall of the Sikorsky helicopters.