The European Aviation Safety Agency is now saying Accident Investigation Board Norway’s (AIBN) investagation crash of CHC Helikopter Service Flight 241 final report contains "a number of opinions and hypotheses”
The report states that the Airbus H225 “Super Puma”
The report emphasizes that post-investigation actions after the crash of a Super Puma (registration G-REDL) off the coast of Scotland in 2009 were not sufficient to prevent another main rotor loss. But the EASA has come back stating “that the decisions it made after the G-REDL accident “were based on the knowledge available at the time, and the actions put in place were justified and commonly agreed on”
Unfortunately Airbus is still struggling to convince some major offshore oil-and-gas operators, and their customers, that they can trust the H225. Bristow fleet of Airbus H225s are still grounded, as part of an “operational suspension” out of 20 in the Bistrow’s fleet, 4 have been sent back to their leasers, while the 16 are hoping to be sold.
Era Group has received $42 million from Airbus as part of the settlement of an ongoing lawsuit related to Era’s purchase of 11 H225 Super Pumas.
(The Airbus H225 “Super Puma”)