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16 August 2017

News

New HUMS Tool Best Practice for S92 Tail Rotor Pitch Change Shaft Bearing

Building on its Global Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) best practice guidance, HeliOffshore has released type-specific guidance to support operators of the Sikorsky S92 aircraft. The annex has been developed by HeliOffshore’s System Reliability & Resilience workstream in support of the new software released by Sikorsky in January 2017. The new tool provides multiple…

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20 July 2017

News

UK and Norwegian CAAs Publish Safety Directives Lifting Super Puma Operating Restrictions

Today the UK and Norwegian CAAs published the formal safety directives informing their respective states that they have lifted operating restrictions on Airbus Helicopters EC225LP and AS332L2 aircraft. The documents explain that operators wishing to resume Super Puma operations must first comply with the associated EASA Airworthiness Directive (2017-0111), ensure that an EASA-approved Full Flow…

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19 July 2017

News

HeliOffshore Conference & AGM 2018 – Save the Date!

The HeliOffshore Annual Conference is a key opportunity for our members to align priorities and agree those actions that will make the greatest difference to enhancing safety in our industry. So please save the date for the HeliOffshore Conference 2018 in Lake Maggiore, Italy next year. The conference is on the weekend of 5-6 May…

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14 July 2017

News

Sikorsky’s Electronic Flight Bag/Flight Crew Operator’s Manual App Now Available

The new Flight Crew Operating Manuals (FCOMs) for the Sikorsky S-92A and S-76D aircraft are now available for download from Apple’s App Store through the latest release of the iFly Sikorsky Electronic Flight Bag (EFB). The new manuals have been developed—based on peer review conducted last year—to give pilots a better understanding of each helicopter’s…

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14 July 2017

News

How to Safely Manage Helicopter Approach Paths

HeliOffshore today published new approach path management guidelines specifically developed to improve the safety of offshore helicopter operations. The document provides significant new insights into five key elements that can make a meaningful difference in ensuring safe stabilised approaches in the offshore environment. It also expands on well-established principles from the fixed-wing sector, and builds…

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12 July 2017

News

HeliOffshore Takes Collaborative Approach In Assessing Safety Case For Super Puma Return to Service

HeliOffshore operators are working with UK and Norwegian authorities to release the technical data used to justify their decision on 7 July to lift operating restrictions on Airbus Helicopters H225LP and AS332L2 Super Puma helicopters. The offshore helicopter industry’s global safety association says that without having all available data its members cannot determine whether or…

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7 July 2017

Incident Updates, News

UK and Norway Announce Lifting of Super Puma Operating Restrictions

UK and Norwegian aviation authorities this evening jointly announced the lifting of restrictions on operating H225LP and AS332L2 Super Pumas helicopters. The announcement, made at 20.00 UK time on Friday, is as follows: Restrictions on H225LP and AS332L2 Super Puma helicopters to be lifted • UK and Norwegian regulators announce their intention for removal of…

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26 June 2017

News

Airbus H225 Safety Update

In pursuit of its total commitment to safety, Airbus Helicopters is making the most of all learnings from the investigation into last year’s H225 accident in Norway to raise the bar in safety for the helicopter industry. These include some case by case improvement measures such as revised packaging for selected parts during transportation, shock…

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