Return of Super Puma helicopters hit with setback
Hopes that grounded Super Puma helicopters could make a swift return to offshore service have suffered a setback.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said yesterday that restrictions on the EC225 model will not be lifted or relaxed until manufacturer Eurocopter gets to the bottom of a gearbox problem.
Use of the aircraft has been suspended since two incidents in the North Sea last year. Tests are being carried out in an attempt to determine the root cause.
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