Offshore union RMT is repeating its call for a full public inquiry into North Sea helicopter safety through an emergency motion at the STUC conference.
The families of 16 men who died in a Super Puma crash off the coast of Peterhead met in Aberdeen yesterday for a poignant ceremony marking 10 years since the tragedy.
Although the offshore industry has moved on in the decade since April 1, 2009, for many of the families of the 16 men who died in the tragic Super Puma crash north of Peterhead, time has stood still.
A decade on since a fatal crash in the North Sea, helicopter transport remains the “biggest concern” for the offshore workforce.
SNP ministers yesterday faced renewed calls to back a public inquiry into helicopter safety in advance of the 10th anniversary of the SuperPuma crash off Peterhead.
The end of EC225 Super Puma helicopters in the North Sea has resulted in Babcock taking a £120million charge as it reshapes its oil and gas business.
A lawyer has pledged to continue a compensation claim for the families of the victims of a fatal helicopter crash in Norway, after the criminal case was dismissed.
Investigators have said no one will face criminal prosecution over a fatal helicopter crash off Norway two years ago due to a “lack of evidence”.
The Scottish Government is “reviewing” whether it will back calls for a full public inquiry into helicopter safety offshore.
Helicopter maker Airbus said today it could not have prevented a fatal Super Puma crash in Norway two years ago despite similarities with an accident which killed 16 people near Peterhead in 2009.
Norwegian investigators will publish their final report into a fatal offshore helicopter crash next week.
Offshore union Unite has renewed calls to ban the Super Puma from the North Sea at a major conference in Aviemore.
A North Sea helicopter boss has said the market is “moving on” from Super Puma aircraft.
The mother of one of four oil and gas workers to die in a helicopter crash has made a fresh plea for an inquiry to be held.
A Super Puma EC225 helicopter was spotted carrying out test manoeuvres near Aberdeen this morning.
A Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) into a helicopter crash that claimed four lives in 2013 should be held “without any further delay”, an MSP has said.
A trade union official has said North Sea oil companies would face a “battle with their workforce” if they want to start using Super Puma helicopters again.
Scotland’s transport minister has said it is “critical” for confidence to be restored in controversial offshore helicopters before North Sea workers are asked to step back aboard.
The Scottish Parliament is to hear about issues over confidence in controversial offshore helicopters – branded by one union chief as a “flying coffin” – this afternoon.
Controversial offshore helicopters look set to return to skies above the North Sea after aviation watchdogs announced plans to lift a flight ban imposed following a string of fatal accidents.
CHC Helicopter’s UK boss said its £multi-million debt rescue deal will allow it to bring new types of aircraft to the North Sea to fill the gap left by grounded Super Pumas.
The boss of Airbus said the company has no plans to scrap its Super Puma helicopter as the fleet of helicopters remains grounded after 13 people were killed in April.
Lifeboat stations across the north-east have been handed a £25,000 donation by the mother of an oil worker, killed in a helicopter disaster seven years ago.
Helicopter chiefs in Aberdeen plan to end their use of the EC225s on North Sea flights – unless customers call for the model to be used to fly their workers to installations.
Investigators for a North Sea helicopter crash, which killed 13 people last month, are set to resume their search for missing parts next month.
Norwegian investigators have said they are examining three potential causes for a North Sea helicopter crash which killed 13 people last month.
The funeral of a north-east man who tragically died in a helicopter crash in Norway is to be held this week.
A north-east oil worker killed in a helicopter crash off the coast of Norway has been described as a "loving" family man who was an "ambassador" for his hometown.
A north-east oil worker killed in a North Sea helicopter crash has been described him as a "loving" family man.
A helicopter that crashed in Norway killing 13 people had to return to base twice in the days before the tragedy after a warning light was triggered.
Inspections have been ordered on Super Puma helicopters amid fears that life rafts could fail to release in an emergency.
Scotland's top law officer will have to wait until the end of the year to find out if prosecutors can get early access to the black box from a doomed helicopter.