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Entries for August 2013

Shetland helicopter crash: Executives discuss Super Puma safety
BBC News
From BBC News
Oil and Gas industry executives have been meeting in Aberdeen to discuss the growing concerns about the safety of Super Puma helicopters. It follows the deaths of four people in a crash off the Shetland Islands on Friday. Thousands of people have ...
From Aviation Today (subscription)
French consulting and engineering group Egis is leading a consortium consisting of Pildo Labs, CGX Aero and DSNA on the two-year Curved Applications for Rotorcraft Environmental (CARE) enhancement project. The CARE group's goal in designing and  ...
Shetland helicopter crash: Investigators search seas for black box recorder ...
The Independent
From The Independent
Oil & Gas UK chief executive Malcolm Webb said the summit had endorsed the Helicopter Safety Steering Group's recommendation to temporarily ground CHC helicopters. Options being considered to ease the problem of flight delays and backlogs include  ...
KAZANSKIY VERTOLETNYI ZAVOD OAO : Ka-62, first Russian helicopter ...
Aviation Week
From 4-traders (press release)
The Ka-62 is the first helicopter that Russian Helicopters has created in international co-operation with European partners who worked on individual components. The Ka-62 is fitted with the latest Ardiden 3G engines made by France's Turbomeca, which ...
Russian Helicopters and Vertical de Aviacion sign deal for 10 helicopters at MAKS 2013

Moscow  – Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, and Colombia’s Vertical de Aviacion today signed agreements for five Mi-171A1s and five Ka-62s at the MAKS 2013 International Aviation and Space Salon.

Vertical de Aviacion plans to deploy the Mi-171A1s in Mexico for cargo and passenger flights, while the Ka-62s will be used in Colombia to service the oil industry. Deliveries of the Mi-171A1s are expected to start in 2015, and of the Ka-62 in 2016.

Ural Works of Civil Aviation - United Engine Corporation - to become a Repair and Overhaul Facility for Turbomeca engines.

Bordes / Moscow - Turbomeca (Safran) announces the signature of a MRO Licence Agreement with Ural Works of Civil Aviation (UWCA), paving the way for UWCA to become Repair and Overhaul Facility in Russia for Turbomeca Arrius 2G1 and Ardiden 3G engines, powering Ka-226T and Ka-62 Helicopters respectively.

Ural Works of Civil Aviation will be approved for performing the Repair&Overhaul and test of engines and accessories.

Turbomeca and Russian Helicopters sign a Memorandum of Understanding on a new Maintenance Center, supporting the entry into service of the Ka-226T and the Ka- 62 helicopters

Bordes - Moscow – Turbomeca (Safran) and Russian Helicopters (a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec) today announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the opening of a new Maintenance Centre.

In the frame of this agreement, Russian Helicopters will provide maintenance Level 1 and 2 activities on Turbomeca engines operated by the Russian helicopter operators. The engines covered are the Arrius 2G1 and the Ardiden 3G, respectively powering the Ka-226T and the Ka-62 helicopters.

From Wall Street Journal
Eurocopter, a unit of European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co., said the helicopter that crashed on Friday was equipped with a different gearbox???a carburized vertical shaft???to that installed on helicopters involved in twin incidents last year. Another ...
Government-Industry Program Works on Curved Rotorcraft Procedures
Aviation Today (subscription)
From Aviation Today (subscription)
French consulting and engineering group Egis is leading a consortium consisting of Pildo Labs, CGX Aero and DSNA on the two-year Curved Applications for Rotorcraft Environmental (CARE) enhancement project. The CARE group's goal in designing and  ...
STATEMENT FROM STEVE RUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE PROFESSIONAL HELICOPTER PILOTS ASSOCATION INTERNATIONAL (PHPA), A COUNCIL OF OPEIU, REGARDING NORTH SEA TRAGEDY

The Professional Helicopter Pilots Association International (PHPA), a council of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, is mourning the loss of four passengers who were killed on August 23, 2013, when a CHC L2 aircraft crashed into the waters off the coast of Sumburgh, United Kingdom.  Fourteen people, including two crew members, survived the tragedy with injuries ranging from minor to serious.

From Express.co.uk
AN ENTIRE fleet of helicopters has been grounded after four people died when a chopper crashed into the North Sea. By: Owen Bennett. Published: Sun, August 25, 2013. Tweet · 1 Comments. Wreckage-from-the-crash-has-been-salvaged Wreckage from  ...
Helicopters grounded as unions call for ban on all Super Puma flights
Herald Scotland
From Herald Scotland
As investigations into the cause of the crash got under way, operator CHC Helicopter said the aircraft lost communication as it approached the airport on the southern tip of the main island. It has suspended operations of the Super Puma AS332L2 until ...
From stv.tv
Of a further 14 people who were on board the helicopter, 12 survivors returned safely to Aberdeen on Saturday evening and two people remained in hospital in Shetland. Operator CHC said it was withdrawing all Super Puma AS332 L2 helicopters from  ...
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From Sky News
Jim Nicholson, RNLI rescue co-ordinator, said: "There appears to have been a catastrophic loss of power which meant the helicopter suddenly dropped into the sea without any opportunity to make a controlled landing." Last year, two Super Puma ...
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