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  • 28 January 2015

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published today a progress report on the recommendations and actions from its comprehensive review of offshore helicopter operations from February 2014. Between 2009 and 2013 there were five significant accidents in the UK sector, two of which tragically resulted in fatalities. In August 2013, four passengers were killed when a […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    New safety measures for helicopters serving the oil and gas industry have prompted a two-hour breakout session specifically on the issue at the EEEGR 2014 Conference in Norwich next month. “Thousands of people in this region will be affected and with many from the industry already gathering for our conference it seemed logical to pass […]

  • 20 February 2014

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today announced a series of measures to increase the safety of offshore helicopter flights. The changes are the result of a comprehensive review of offshore helicopter operations undertaken in conjunction with the Norwegian CAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and advised by a panel of independent experts. […]

  • 9 July 2014

    On 23 August 2013, a Super Puma L2 helicopter, owned by CHC, on its way from the Borgsten Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig, was on approach to Sumburgh Airport when it crashed. Four passengers were killed. That was the fifth accident in four years involving a helicopter carrying oil and gas industry personnel to and from […]

  • 22 April 2015

    The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport in the Cabinet of Canada, has today announced the coming into force of amendments to the Canadian Aviation Regulations that will enhance the safety of offshore helicopter operations in Canada. These new regulations will: – prohibit offshore helicopter operations when weather or water conditions make ditching in the […]

  • 21 February 2014

    Oil & Gas UK has welcomed yesterday’s publication of the CAA safety review of offshore public transport helicopter operations in support of the recovery of oil and gas.   Robert Paterson, Oil & Gas UK’s health, safety & employment issues director, said:  “This comprehensive analysis of North Sea helicopter operations and safety performance proposes a […]

  • 14 December 2010
    Business & Finance

    The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) announced  early steps in an implementation strategy for the Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry Phase I Report Recommendations. The report contains 29 recommendations. The C-NLOPB completed its review and accepts 27 of the 29 recommendations in full. Recommendation 12, which calls for an on-going ban on night flights, […]

  • 31 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    With 2.3 million passengers travelling to work on offshore installations by helicopter in the Gulf of Mexico every year, OPITO is making sure every worker has the necessary training to get to work and return home safely every trip. The oil and gas industry’s training standards body has set new and higher standards for Tropical […]

  • 30 April 2015

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority has released a new set of proposals aimed at improving the safety of helicopter operations to the 116 normally unattended offshore installations in the North Sea. The proposals released at the Offshore Helicopter Safety Action Group (OHSAG) build upon an independent report compiled by Cranfield University, commissioned by the CAA, aimed […]

  • 7 May 2014

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced changes to two of its requirements aimed at improving offshore helicopter safety. It follows discussions with the oil and gas industry, helicopter operators and representatives of the offshore workforce and pilots.   In February the CAA announced a series of measures to improve the safety of offshore […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Equipment

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the UK’s specialist aviation regulator, yesterday announced the approval of a new enhanced emergency breathing system that will deliver improved levels of safety for offshore helicopter passengers. The move follows a series of measures announced in February to increase the safety of offshore helicopter flights. These were the outcomes […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Equipment

    Every helicopter flying for the offshore oil and gas industry in the UK is now equipped with a new CAT-A Emergency Breathing System, the Step Change in Safety has revealed.

  • 10 February 2011

      The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has completed its thorough investigation into the cause and contributing factors behind the crash of Cougar Flight 491. The TSB report provides very valuable insight into the reasons for the accident and the factors that played a role in the tragedy. Arising from the investigation are recommendations for Transport […]

  • 28 October 2014

    The Transport Select Committee published its report on offshore helicopter safety in July. Oil & Gas UK Chief Executive Malcolm Webb responded in a letter to the Committee report at the time. Yesterday (October 27), the Government published its response to the Transport Select Committee Report alongside comments from Malcolm Webb’s letter. Oil & Gas […]

  • 23 February 2014

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  • 13 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    Petrobras facing $15B loss in case of SBM Offshore contracts termination Petrobras, Brazil’s state-controlled oil company, has said that it may have a reduction of $15 billion in net income between 2014 and 2018 in case of termination of current contracts with SBM Offshore.   Offshore helicopter safety report reveals ‘macho bullying culture’ On 23 […]

  • 10 January 2017

    Offshore helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky has reportedly instructed all owners of its S92 type helicopters to keep the units grounded, following a recent incident offshore the UK. According to BBC, all S92 helicopters have been grounded for safety checks, and owners have been told to carry out the checks immediately. The news agency says flight disruptions are […]

  • 4 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Lawyers representing several passengers injured when a Eurocopter Super Puma helicopter came down in the North Sea 32 miles south west of Shetland in October 2012 have welcomed an acceptance of responsibility from the helicopter manufacturer which, they say, now paves the way for settlements to be agreed. Irwin Mitchell’s specialist Aviation Law team represents […]

  • 4 March 2019
    Ports & Logistics

    Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (HTAWS) are set to be upgraded to give pilots between 6 and 30 seconds of additional warning of a potential collision with an obstacle, terrain or water, according to HeliOffshore. Plans to implement the upgrades have been formulated as a result of HeliOffshore’s collaborative efforts involving aircraft manufacturers, operators, and regulators, […]

  • 4 March 2019
    Ports & Logistics

    Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (HTAWS) are set to be upgraded to give pilots between 6 and 30 seconds of additional warning of a potential collision with an obstacle, terrain or water, according to HeliOffshore. Plans to implement the upgrades have been formulated as a result of HeliOffshore’s collaborative efforts involving aircraft manufacturers, operators, and regulators, […]

  • 25 September 2013

    The Civil Aviation Authority,the UK’s specialist aviation regulator, has said it is undertaking a review of North Sea helicopter operations. It is a joint review with the Norwegian CAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and advised by a panel of independent experts. It will study current operations, previous incidents and accidents and offshore helicopter […]

  • 8 August 2018
    Human Capital, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

    HeliOffshore, a safety-focused association for the offshore helicopter industry, has formed a new work group to focus the implementation of its safety strategy with regard to offshore wind farm support.