U.K. Announces Measures to Improve Offshore Helicopter Safety

The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Thursday announced a series of measures aimed at increasing the safety of offshore helicopter flights to and from offshore oil rigs following a a number of fatal crashes and ditches. The new measures are the result of a comprehensive review into offshore helicopter operations in the North Sea launched after four oil workers were … [Read more...]

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

By Brenda Goh LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - 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. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said the review would study current operations, previous incidents … [Read more...]

Investigators Rule Out Technical Failure in Fatal Shetland Helicopter Crash

Air officials in the U.K. have ruled out technical failure in last month's fatal crash of a Super Puma helicopter in the North Sea near Scotland's Shetland Island. This week the U.K. Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) released its report from an investigation into the August 23rd crash, which killed four of the 18 people on board. The helicopter, an AS332 L2 model, … [Read more...]

Safety Group Ends Grounding Of North Sea Super Pumas

LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - A British helicopter safety group on Thursday ended a six-day suspension on all flights by Super Puma helicopters in the North Sea, imposed after four oil rig contractors were killed in a crash last week. After a two-day meeting, the Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG) said its decision was based on the confidence in the helicopters expressed … [Read more...]

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

By Neil Callanan Aug. 26 (Bloomberg) -- 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. The AS332L2 helicopter carrying 16 oil workers and two crew plunged into the water near the … [Read more...]