25-Jul-2017 Source: HeliHub.com
The flight restrictions on the Super Puma EC225s was lifted earlier this month, after being grounded since the fatal crash last year that killed 13 people. The public has voiced their anger however. Unions have requested a public inquiry into the accidents involving the Super Pumas. They state that the workers are getting by with alternate aircraft and are already stressed due to the environment in which they work. They do not need the added stress of working with a helicopter when a reason for the accidents has not been found. Bristow has released a statement confirming that they are returning two UK registered EC225s and plan to return another two Australian registered EC225s later in the year. They also stated that they are still suspending all Super Pumas until they are certain of their workers safety.