Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Bell Helicopter FCX-001 chopper
Offshore News

Inside The Sleekest Offshore Crew Helicopter That Will Never Fly

by Justin Bachman (Bloomberg) At the helicopter industry’s largest trade show last week, dozens of aircraft were parked over 7 acres of Dallas convention center space. Yet only one generated...

March 15, 2017
Total Views: 57

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
News

Sikorsky Calls for Mandatory Inspection of S92 Helicopters After North Sea Rig Landing Accident

International helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky is requiring all operators of its S92A helicopters to undertake a mandatory inspection of all aircraft worldwide after a rig landing accident in the North Sea late last month....

January 10, 2017
Total Views: 28

Monday, November 28, 2016
Interesting

WATCH: Insane Helicopter Landing on Ship in North Atlantic Storm

I don’t really get seasick, or any kind of motion sickness for that matter, but then again I’ve never landed a helicopter on the back of a heavily rolling ship...

November 28, 2016
Total Views: 152

Thursday, August 13, 2015
News

Six Killed After Offshore Helicopter Crashes in Nigeria

The Nigerian unit of offshore oil and gas helicopter transport compony Bristow Group has confirmed that six people have died after one of its aircraft crashed in Lagos, Nigeria this...

August 13, 2015
Total Views: 9

Thursday, February 20, 2014
bond super puma Eurocopter EC225 ditches
Offshore News

U.K. Announces Measures to Improve Offshore Helicopter Safety

The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced a series of measures aimed at increasing the safety of offshore helicopter flights to and from offshore oil rigs following a number recent fatal crashes.

February 20, 2014
Total Views: 16

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Incidents

Eight Survive Helicopter Ditching

This morning at around 7:42 local time, a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter carrying six oil and gas workers ditched some 150+ kilometers off Bintulu, Malaysia. The passengers, from from France, Norway, Finland,...

December 12, 2013
Total Views: 33

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Interesting

Offshore Helicopter Makes Hard Landing at Port Fourchon

A helicopter heading offshore with 8 passengers made a hard landing Thursday morning at Port Fourchon, but no injuries have been reported.

December 5, 2013
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Maritime News

Crewboat Rescues Four from Helicopter Crash in Gulf of Mexico, One Killed

The crew of an offshore supply vessel in the Gulf of Mexico assisted Wednesday in the rescue of four people after the helicopter they were in crashed into the water about 30 miles northeast of Venice, Louisiana, reportedly killing the pilot.

October 9, 2013
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
News

Search Team Locates Canadian Coast Guard Helicopter Wreckage in Arctic Waters

A search team in has located the wreckage of a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter that crashed into the Arctic Ocean, killing all three people on board including the Commanding Officer of the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker to which the helicopter was assigned.

September 25, 2013
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Offshore News

U.K. to Review North Sea Helicopter Operations Following Fatal Crash

Britain's aviation regulator on Tuesday launched a review into offshore helicopter operations in the North Sea, a month after four oil workers were killed when their helicopter crashed into the sea off Scotland's Shetland islands.

September 24, 2013
Total Views: 3

Monday, September 23, 2013
mh-60s sea hawk nimitz
Defense

U.S. Navy Helicopter Goes Down in the Red Sea, Search Suspended for Missing Crew

Update: As of 3PM Bahrain local time, the search for the two missing crew members has been suspended. The U.S. Navy notes in a statement, “Navy officials have concluded that...

September 23, 2013
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Interesting

Commanding Officer Among Three Killed as Canadian Coast Guard Helicopter Crashes into Arctic Ocean

A helicopter assigned to a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker has crashed into the Arctic Ocean, killing all three people on board including the icebreaker's Commanding Officer.

September 10, 2013
Total Views: 35

Monday, August 26, 2013
Offshore News

North Sea Rig Operators to Meet as CHC Suspends Super Puma Flights Following Fatal Crash

Oil & Gas UK, which represents North Sea oil-and-gas operators, will meet today to discuss the implications of the temporary suspension of Super Puma helicopters following a crash in which four people died off the north Scotland coast.

August 26, 2013
Total Views: 3

Saturday, August 24, 2013
Maritime News

RNLI Crews Recover Helicopter Wreckage Off Shetland [VIDEO]

New video shows RNLI crews recovering the oilfield services Super Puma helicopter that crashed in the North Sea Friday evening.

August 24, 2013
Total Views: 6

Friday, August 23, 2013
Interesting

Four Killed When Offshore Services Helicopter Ditches In North Sea [UPDATE]

Search underway for 3 missing after helicopter carrying 18 people from the Borgsten Dolphin drilling rig in the North Sea ditched into the sea west of the Shetland Islands.

August 23, 2013
Total Views: 5

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Offshore News

EC225 Helicopters Expected to Fly Again by April

By Inti Landauro PARIS–Lutz Bertling, the chief executive of Eurocopter, the world’s largest helicopter manufacturer, expects its EC225 aircraft, which suffered two incidents in the North Sea last year, will...

January 24, 2013
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
copacabana helicopter crash
Blog

Video Of The Week – Copacabana Helicopter Crash

Four people survived after a rescue helicopter crashed into the ocean off Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “The crew were saving the lives of people who recklessly swam...

January 2, 2013
Total Views: 3

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Offshore News

Initial North Sea Ditch Investigation IDs Faulty Gear Box

An initial investigation into a helicopter crash in the North Sea earlier this week has found indications that the aircraft’s main gearbox lubrication system failed. In a preliminary report, the...

October 25, 2012
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
bond helicopters super puma ditching north sea
Interesting

North Sea Helicopter Operators Suspend Flights of the Super Puma

  LONDON–Two helicopter operators that transport workers to oil rigs in the North Sea have suspended flights using Super Puma aircraft after one was forced to ditch on Monday. CHC Helicopter and Bond...

October 24, 2012
Total Views: 33

Monday, October 22, 2012
Offshore News

Oilfield Services Helicopter Ditches in North Sea

LONDON–An oil-services helicopter crashed into the North Sea Monday with 19 people on board, the U.K. coastguard and the operating company said Monday. No one was killed. After a major...

October 22, 2012
Total Views: 20