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.
Offshore unions have praised the down-valuing of Super Puma helicopters as a success for common sense.
A lawyer has pledged to continue a compensation claim for the families of the victims of a fatal helicopter crash in Norway, after the criminal case was dismissed.
Investigators have said no one will face criminal prosecution over a fatal helicopter crash off Norway two years ago due to a “lack of evidence”.
An Aberdeenshire MP has said a public inquiry into offshore helicopter travel is “not necessary” amid union concerns over safety.
The Scottish Government is “reviewing” whether it will back calls for a full public inquiry into helicopter safety offshore.
Unions will meet with Scottish Government ministers next month to rally support for a wide-ranging inquiry into offshore helicopter safety.
Union officials have backed Airbus’ efforts to make its global fleet safe in the wake of a fatal Super Puma helicopter crash in Norway.
A retired North Sea test pilot says “remarkable” progress has been made in helicopter safety.
A Super Puma helicopter crash which led to 13 deaths in Norway in 2016 was “unpreventable”, despite similarities with a fatal accident near Peterhead seven years earlier, the manufacturers said yesterday.
A union boss said today that helicopter maker Airbus was "fully responsible" for a fatal Super Puma crash in 2016.
A north-east politician said today that a report into a fatal Super Puma crash had strengthened the case for a public inquiry into offshore helicopter transport.
Helicopter maker Airbus said today it could not have prevented a fatal Super Puma crash in Norway two years ago despite similarities with an accident which killed 16 people near Peterhead in 2009.
Offshore union Unite has renewed calls to ban the Super Puma from the North Sea at a major conference in Aviemore.
A North Sea helicopter boss has said the market is “moving on” from Super Puma aircraft.
This article is in response to an opinion piece written by former Conservative MSP, Brian Monteith.
Last week’s report from the Air Accidents Branch of the Department of Transport has raised fresh questions for the oil and gas industry in the North Sea and demonstrated double standards by the trade union Unite.
The mother of one of four oil and gas workers to die in a helicopter crash has made a fresh plea for an inquiry to be held.
A Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) into a helicopter crash that claimed four lives in 2013 should be held "without any further delay", an MSP has said.
One of the great questions of 2017 for the trade union movement in Scotland has been “What is to become of the Super Puma 225 helicopter?” That question has been raised well beyond union circles because of Unite Scotland’s campaign against any return of the Puma to the North Sea for transferring workers from the heliports outside Aberdeen to the oil rigs. Our slogan of the year has become “No Comeback for the Super Puma. Keep the North Sea Puma Free.” So why the controversy about this aircraft?
Scotland’s transport minister has yet to decide whether to support calls for an independent public inquiry into North Sea helicopter safety.
A trade union official has said North Sea oil companies would face a “battle with their workforce” if they want to start using Super Puma helicopters again.