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Indonesian Air Force grounds Super Pumas

Indonesian Air Force grounds Super Pumas

A recent report in the Jakarta Post noted that the Indonesian Air Force has stopped flying its fleet of Super Pumas, believed to be 12 strong.  Air Force spokesman First Marshal Wieko Sofyan has reportedly said that Air Force chief of staff, Marshal Agus Supriatna, had instructed the suspension pending the result of study by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Jun-16

EASA grounds Airbus AS332L2 and EC225

EASA grounds Airbus AS332L2 and EC225

EASA has issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive 2016-0104-E which prohibits any flights of Airbus AS332L2 and EC225 helicopters with the exception of a single flight without passengers to ferry such a helicopter to a maintenance base.  This follows earlier groundings from the national Civil Aviation Authorities of Norway and the UK, with the exception of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jun-16

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Germany grounds NH90 over design flaw

Germany grounds NH90 over design flaw

The German military announced Friday that they had informed Airbus Helicopters (a partner in NH Industries) on Thursday 5th February 2015 of a design issue with the NH90.  Following their accident investigation of the crash of  one of their NH90 helicopters on June 19, 2014 in Uzbekistan, certain technical improvements to the overhead Control Panel… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Feb-15

Australian Army grounds Tigers again

Australian Army grounds Tigers again

The suspension was put in place following the precautionary landing of a helicopter at the Shoalwater Bay training area on 25 June after the aircraft’s two-man crew detected fumes in the cockpit. The aircraft landed safely with no injuries to the crew or further damage to the aircraft. Defence is presently investigating the cause of… Read more »

Source: Australian Army, 26-Jun-12

Australian Tigers resume flying operations

Australian Tigers resume flying operations

The Australian Army’s fleet of Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters (ARH) has returned to regular training activities following the lifting of a temporary suspension that was put in place on 16 May 2012 due to the detection of fumes in the cockpit of the aircraft. The Army Operational Airworthiness Authority lifted the suspension late yesterday following a… Read more »

Source: Australian Army, 30-May-12

Australia grounds Tigers after cockpit smoke incident

Australia grounds Tigers after cockpit smoke incident

The Australian Army has suspended Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter flying operations for training activities due to a concern following the detection of fumes in the cockpit of one of the aircraft. The Australian Army has a fleet of 22 Tiger helicopters, 19 of which are in the fully capable configuration operating in the fleet. The… Read more »

Source: Australian DoD, 17-May-12

Australian Army Black Hawks return to the sky

Australian Army Black Hawks return to the sky

Army’s Black Hawk helicopters have returned to full flying operations following the lifting of the recent suspension. The suspension was put in place on 19 January following the identification of a number of fractured bolts during a routine maintenance check. The Commander of Forces Command, Major General Michael Slater, as the Army Operational Airworthiness Authority… Read more »

Source: Australian Dept of Defence, 24-Jan-12

Australian Army grounds Black Hawks

Australian Army grounds Black Hawks

The Australian Army has temporarily grounded its thirty Black Hawks after fractured bolts were found during routine maintenance.   “The precautionary suspension will remain in place to allow an investigation into the cause of the fracture to be completed,” Colonel Stephen Evans (Acting Director-General of Aviation) said. Three Black Hawks currently operating for in East Timor… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Jan-12

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Flight safety body denies Mi-8 grounding order

Flight safety body denies Mi-8 grounding order

Russian flight safety authority Rosaviatsia denies it has any plans to temporarily ground the nation’s fleet of Mil Mi-8T helicopters, the watchdog said on Wednesday following media reports that a ban was being considered. (see full story)

Source: RIA Novosti, 28-Oct-11

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Dhruv helicopters grounded after crash

Dhruv helicopters grounded after crash

Dhruv helicopters, used by paramilitary forces, have been grounded after a Border Security Force (BSF) chopper crashed on the outskirts of Ranchi Wednesday, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Inspector General of Police DK Pandey said on Thursday.  (Full story) HeliHub.com page for this accident – 19-Oct-11 VT-BSH HAL Dhruv Ranchi, India (3F)

21-Oct-11

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Brazil lifts AW139 grounding

Brazil lifts AW139 grounding

Flightglobal is this morning reporting that Brazil’s aviation authority ANAC has lifted its grounding on AW139s (see full story)

01-Sep-11

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Philippines grounds all Robinsons

Philippines grounds all Robinsons

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) sgrounded 33 R44s and 18 R22s following a fatal R44 accident which killed the four occupants and a fifth person on the ground.

Source: ABS-CBN, 19-May-10

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Navair grounds six UH-1Y and one AH-1Z helicopters

Navair grounds six UH-1Y and one AH-1Z helicopters

Navair issues temporary grounding bulletin on six UH-1Y Hueys and one AH-1Z Cobra due to extensive damage to the main rotor gearbox on two of the new Hueys.

Source: Aviation Week, 02-May-09

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Eurocopter AS332L2 and EC225LP grounded for gearbox checks

Source: BBC, 18-Apr-09

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