Statoil said it will not use Airbus’ Super Puma helicopter even if they are eventually given the go-ahead by Norway’s Civil Aviation Authority.
“We have no plans to use this helicopter ever again, even if Norwegian authorities decides to lift the ban”, Statoil spokesman Morten Eek told Reuters.
“It doesn’t matter what the Aviation Authority say. We can specify the helicopter type we want to use and we have already built up capacity with a different helicopter. The Sikorsky S-92.”