Super Puma helicopters to undergo inspection, modification

A program of inspection and modification of two models of Super Puma helicopters (subject to recommendations by the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch) is now underway following the release of an Airworthiness Directive by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and an Alert Service Bulletin issued by the manufacturers Eurocopter.

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ABERDEEN, UK -- A program of inspection and modification of two models of Super Puma helicopters (subject to recommendations by the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch) is now underway following the release of an Airworthiness Directive by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and an Alert Service Bulletin issued by the manufacturers Eurocopter.

The twenty-five Super Puma AS332L2 and EC225LP helicopters affected will not fly until all epicyclic gear box modules have been fully inspected and modified.

It is expected that it will take around 10 days before all the aircraft are flying again, according to industry body Oil & Gas UK.

04/20/2009

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