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  • 10 July 2017

    The UK and Norway are going to lift the ban on the Super Puma helicopters put in place after the fatal crash near Turøy in Norway in April 2016. The flight restrictions in UK and Norway on H225LP and AS332L2 helicopters, popularly known as Super Pumas, have been in place since April 2016, when a […]

  • 6 December 2016

    Norwegian oil major Statoil will no longer be using Airbus’ Super Puma helicopters for its operations following a fatal helicopter accident in April this year.  Reuters reported on Tuesday that the oil company would not resume using the Super Puma helicopters even if the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority lifted the ban introduced on two types […]

  • 28 November 2016

    Norway is reportedly being pressured to lift a flight suspension on two types of Super Puma helicopters that had been temporarily banned after a fatal incident of an EC225 LP helicopter in Norway’s Turøy in April 2016.  Norwegian commercial television station TV2 has revealed that Norway is being forced by the surveillance authority ESA, in […]

  • 10 October 2016

    A ban on all flights of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma EC225LP and AS332L2 remains in place in Norway and UK despite a lift of the temporary suspension by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).  To remind, the EASA informed on Friday it was lifting the temporary ban on the Super Puma EC225 LP and AS332 L2 helicopters […]

  • 10 October 2017

    Another online petition regarding Airbus helicopters has caught the eye of the public after the company’s CEO Guillaume Faury arrived at the Helitech International 2017, Europe’s largest rotorcraft event, in the H225 Super Puma. On its own, arrival in one of the choppers your company makes is not something to be frowned upon but arriving […]

  • 22 December 2016

    Norwegian offshore workers’ unions have called for the ban on all Super Puma helicopter flights on the Norwegian Continental Shelf to stay upheld. While the flights are currently banned on all Airbus EC225 and AS332L2 helicopters in Norway after the crash of the CHC-owned helicopter in Turøy in April this year, there are fears that […]

  • 29 August 2013

    Air Accidents Investigation Branch has, in the wake of last Friday’s Super Puma helicopter crash off Shetland, announced that preliminary information indicates that the approach proceeded normally until approximately three miles from the  Sumburgh Airport runway when there was a reduction in airspeed accompanied by an increased rate of descent. The AS332 L2 Super Puma helicopter, owned […]

  • 12 July 2017

    The Norwegian oil workers union is disappointed by the UK and Norwegian Civil Aviation Authorities’ decision to revoke the flight ban for Super Puma helicopters. The Airbus H225LP and AS332L2 type helicopters, popularly known as Super Puma, have been banned from flying since the 2016 fatal helicopter crash near Turoy, Norway. The CHC-operated Super Puma […]

  • 26 October 2016

    By Cyril Altmeyer and Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) – Airbus Group <AIR.PA> voiced frustration on Wednesday at a continued ban on Super Puma oil industry flights in Britain, weeks after European safety regulators cleared the helicopter to fly again. Finance Director Harald Wilhelm questioned whether the failure to allow a resumption of most H225 flights […]

  • 7 October 2016

    European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on Friday, October 7, 2016, decided to lift the temporary flight suspension of the Super Puma EC225 LP and AS332 L2 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters.  The Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority put in place the ban on all helicopters of the H225 and AS332L2 type, including search and rescue flights, in […]

  • 27 August 2013

    Oil & Gas UK held a meeting in Aberdeen yesterday to discuss the operational impact of the temporary suspension of Super Puma helicopters following the crash of an L2 model on Friday with the tragic loss of four lives and injury to others. There were 80 representatives of oil and gas operators and major contractors […]

  • 16 April 2009

    A memorial service is to be held on the North Sea platform where the victims of the Super Puma crash disaster worked.

  • 2 May 2016

    More than eleven thousand people have signed a petition calling for the EC 225 Airbus Super Puma helicopter to be retired, following the fatal crash on Friday in Norway. The CHC-owned helicopter was on its way back from the Statoil-operated Gullfaks B platform, when its rotor loosened and detached mid-air, and the aircraft crashed into […]

  • 1 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    German-based WIKING Helikopter Service has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the delivery of two H145 helicopters in offshore configuration at the international aerospace exhibition ILA in Berlin. The H145s will become the first Airbus helicopters to join WIKING’s fleet. The company currently operates a fleet of Sikorsky and AgustaWestland aircraft. According to Airbus, delivery of the […]

  • 15 November 2007

    StatoilHydro has signed an agreement with CHC Helikopter Service for a new Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter for the Oseberg/Troll area. The contract means that StatoilHydro will now deploy the new EC225 Super Puma model from Eurocopters.

  • 11 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Following the fatal helicopter crash in Norway almost two weeks ago, and a ban on all Airbus EC225 Super Puma helicopter flights, Norwegian and UK authorities have extended the no flight ban on another type of helicopter. According to Oil and Gas UK, the UK and Norwegian Civil Aviation Authorities have agreed to extend the scope […]

  • 28 August 2013

    UK’s Offshore union RMT is organising a rally today at its new Aberdeen headquarters at 106 Crown Street at 11am in the wake of Friday night’s ‘Super Puma’ helicopter crash off Shetland. The rally will be attended by families of victims of offshore safety failures, where the union will repeat calls for an improved safety regime. The union […]

  • 6 April 2009

    All 16 bodies and the black box flight recorder have been recovered from a helicopter that crashed in the North Sea, killing everyone on board. The wreckage of the Super Puma was located on the sea bed by the Bibby Topaz salvage vessel. The helicopter crashed off the Aberdeenshire coast on Wednesday.

  • 29 June 2016

    A preliminary investigation report of the CHC-operated Super Puma helicopter crash in Norway has found that the accident most likely was a result of a fatigue fracture.  To remind, the helicopter accident, in which 13 people died, happened on April 29 near Bergen, offshore Norway. The Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) issued its fourth preliminary report on June 28 […]

  • 25 August 2013

    Step Change in Safety’s Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG) yesterday held a meeting in response to the CHC helicopter ditching off Shetland on Friday evening. HSSG has taken the precautionary measure of recommending temporary suspension of all Super Puma commercial passenger flights to and from offshore oil and gas installations within the UK.  This does […]

  • 24 March 2009

    Offshore operators have decided personal locator beacons will not be issued to workers flying to platforms. The decision was made after the beacons were found to interfere with emergency equipment on helicopters. Their use was earlier suspended after concerns were raised by the Civil Aviation Authority following the Super Puma crash in the North sea […]

  • 30 August 2013

    Step Change in Safety’s Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG),  held a meeting yesterday in Aberdeen to review its decision to recommend the temporary suspension of AS332 L/L1, AS332 L2 and EC225 commercial passenger flights to and from offshore oil and gas installations within the UK following  the CHC-owned helicopter ditching off Shetland, last Friday. At […]