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.
North Sea oil and gas companies are dodging responsibility for the well-being of offshore workers at the expense of profit, according to a damning new helicopter safety report.
An umbrella group for unions in Norway has said it is “delighted” after testing a new helicopter seeking to enter the North Sea.
Airbus has said it expects the Super Puma helicopter to fly “for decades to come” despite being shunned by the North Sea oil industry.
The Crown Office has said it is in the “final phase” of preparing an inquiry into a fatal crash involving a Super Puma helicopter off the coast of Shetland.
Earlier this week the Crown Office announced a Fatal Accident Inquiry into the 2013 helicopter crash off Sumburgh. Lisa Gregory, a solicitor who represented many of the passengers, gives her reaction:
A Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) has been ordered into a helicopter crash off the coast of Shetland in 2013 that caused the deaths of four people.
Babcock International has reported a 40% drop in profits largely due to a major restructuring of its oil and gas helicopter business.
A leading Aberdeen trade unionist has said he will continue to campaign for an independent probe into helicopter safety in the oil and gas industry- even though the government has rejected calls.
The legacies of 16 people killed in a helicopter crash have been remembered with the naming of a new lifeboat.
Workforce concerns around the need for an offshore helicopter inquiry have been raised at the Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC) in Dundee.
A new challenger has emerged for the dominant S-92 helicopter in the North Sea’s oil and gas sector.
The families of the 16 men who died in the Super Puma crash north of Peterhead on April 1, 2009 met in Aberdeen yesterday for a poignant ceremony marking 10 years since the tragedy.
A decade on since a fatal crash in the North Sea, helicopter transport remains the “biggest concern” for the offshore workforce.
Although the offshore industry has moved on in the 10 years since April 1 2009, for many of the families of the 16 men who died in the Super Puma crash north of Peterhead, time has stood still.
In 2009, all fourteen passengers and two crew died when a Super Puma came down in the North Sea close to Peterhead. Since then a further 17 families have lost loved ones who stepped aboard a Super Puma helicopter. So, it seems not only a rhetorical question but an insulting one to ask whether the lessons from ten years ago have been learned by the industry.
A service will be held today for the 16 men who died in a helicopter crash off Peterhead in 2009.
A north-east MSP will formally ask the Scottish Government to reverse its decision not to back an offshore helicopter safety inquiry later.
A “poignant” fundraiser for north-east lifeboats, organised by a woman who lost her only son in a North Sea helicopter disaster nearly ten years ago, raised £40,000 at the weekend.
The Scottish Government has rejected calls for a public inquiry into North Sea helicopter safety.
The US firm behind a major North Sea helicopter operation has cast doubt on its own future.
An MP has condemned an “unacceptable” delay on victims’ families getting answers about a fatal helicopter crash in Shetland more than five years ago.
Airbus Helicopters has hailed a successful year for its Super Puma family of aircraft.
A former North Sea oil worker has unveiled a new soul-saving survival suit prototype designed to give offshore accident victims an increased chance of survival.
The Scottish Government is being pushed for answers on whether it will back a public inquiry into helicopter safety offshore.