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CHC sell two Eurocopter Super Pumas to Chilean military

CHC sell two Eurocopter Super Pumas to Chilean military

Global operator CHC are understood to be selling at least two Eurocopter AS332L Super Pumas to the Chilean military.  The pair, both currently registered in the UK, are being worked on at their heavy maintenance base in Stavangar, Norway, according to industry sources.  They have been painted in a gloss grey scheme.  It is possible… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Nov-11

NTSB to assist Mexico in AS332 accident investigation

NTSB to assist Mexico in AS332 accident investigation

At the request of the Mexican Government, the NTSB is sending a team of investigators to assist in their investigation of Friday’s crash of an Aerospatiale AS 332L Super Puma. On November 11, 2011, about 0845 local time, the Eurocopter, enroute from Camp Marte, Mexico to Cuernavaca, Morelos, crashed in a rural area south of… Read more »

Source: NTSB, 14-Nov-11

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11-Nov-11 XC-UHP Eurocopter AS332L1 Temamatla, Mexico (8F)

Crashed killed Interior Secretary Francisco Blake and seven others.  NOTE, there is a question over which aircraft was involved.  Local reports (links 1 and 2 below) say XC-UHP (which is serial 2084)  but the NTSB report (link 3)  says XC-UHM (2127)

11-Nov-11

American Eurocopter selects Helisim in France

American Eurocopter selects Helisim in France

American Eurocopter announced today that HELISIM has been selected as a satellite flight training facility for the American Eurocopter Training Center. “HELISIM provides state-of-the-art simulators, top-notch training and world-class service, which complements our existing capabilities by providing training programs for our customers who perform missions that require larger helicopters,” said Marc Paganini, President and CEO… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 09-Nov-11

FAA AD 2011-18-16 – Eurocopter AS332

Upper end fitting ball joints of the main rotor servocontrols

Source: FAA, 27-Oct-11

Turbomeca Makila Gives Lift to Super Puma/Cougar Fleet

Turbomeca Makila Gives Lift to Super Puma/Cougar Fleet

Turbomeca’s Makila series powers civil and military medium-lift helicopters from Eurocopter. The Makila’s biggest application is the EC 225 and its military EC 725 variant. Sales of the EC 725 have increased over the past few years, buoyed by an order for 50 aircraft in 2009 from Brazil’s armed forces. The deal included assembly of… Read more »

Source: Forecast International, 19-Oct-11

29-Jul-11 G-PUMS Eurocopter AS332L2 Aberdeen, UK

Dual Automatic Flight Control System failure.

29-Jul-11

21-Jul-11 VH-LAG Eurocopter AS332 Wadeye, Australia

While taxiing at Port Keats airport, the helicopter collided with a light pole and rolled onto its side. The crew, passengers and a person on the ground sustained minor injuries.

21-Jul-11

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New contracts for Heli-One in Lithuania, Norway, Germany and Thailand

New contracts for Heli-One in Lithuania, Norway, Germany and Thailand

Heli-One continues to cement its reputation as a leading helicopter integrator after winning a contract to upgrade the Lithuanian State Border Guard’s fleet of EC-135 helicopters. Heli-One will begin integrating new mission communication equipment in the EC-135 helicopters as a part of a two-aircraft upgrade, set to commence in June. The total value of the… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 20-Jun-11

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Tragedy pair suing Bond Offshore Helicopters for £4 Million

Tragedy pair suing Bond Offshore Helicopters for £4 Million

The partners of two crewmen killed in the April 2009 North Sea helicopter disaster are taking legal action worth more than £4million.  Captain Paul Burnham, 31, and co-pilot Richard Menzies, 24, died along with 14 oil workers when their Super Puma helicopter crashed off Peterhead on its return from BP’s Miller platform.

Source: Press & Journal, 03-May-11

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05-Apr-11 G-BMCX Eurocopter AS332L Misurata, Libya

Helicopter damaged in hangar as a result of the local unrest in the country.  Date is approximate, not confirmed.  Helicopter returned to UK October 2012 showing damage to be superficial only.

05-Apr-11

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16-Mar-11 D-HEGM Eurocopter AS332L1 Oberschleißheim, Germany

Double engine failure infilght at 5000ft with German Chancellor Merkel on board.  Pilot restarted engine approx 1000ft agl from the ground

16-Mar-11

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Eurocopter gives AS350, EC135, AS365/AS565 and AS332 the “e” treatment

Eurocopter gives AS350, EC135, AS365/AS565 and AS332 the “e” treatment

A comprehensive evolution of Eurocopter’s helicopter product line was announced at the Heli-Expo 2011 exposition in Orlando, Florida, providing enhanced operating capabilities, improved mission effectiveness and increased efficiency across four families in the company’s light, medium and heavy rotary-wing aircraft categories. These enhanced helicopters result from Eurocopter’s continuing major investments in innovation, and respond to… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 07-Mar-11

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SkyTrac Systems expands STC list from EASA

SkyTrac Systems expands STC list from EASA

SkyTrac Systems is pleased to announce that the European Safety Agency (EASA) has issued installation approvals for its next generation automated flight following and satellite communications system on the following airframes: Eurocopter AS 332 Super Puma Eurocopter EC 120 Eurocopter EC 135 Eurocopter EC 225 Bell 407 Bell 206 Steve Fuhr, VP and Director of… Read more »

Source: SkyTrac Systems, 01-Mar-11

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Two Heli Union Super Pumas escape Libyan crisis

Two Heli Union Super Pumas escape Libyan crisis

Two French registered Super Pumas have arrived in Malta, apparently “escaping” the crisis in Libya where they have been based at Tripoli International Airport since July 2005.  The pair are both operated by Heli Union.  The Times Of Malta is reporting that their departure from Libya was so hurried that only one passenger of seven… Read more »

Source: Helihub.com, 21-Feb-11

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Hong Kong CAD releases preliminary report on Government Flying Service 332L2 accident

Hong Kong CAD releases preliminary report on Government Flying Service 332L2 accident

In accordance with Hong Kong Civil Aviation (Investigation of Accidents) Regulations, an inspector’s investigation is in progress to determine the circumstances and causes relating to the accident involving a Eurocopter AS332 L2 helicopter (registration mark B-HRN) operated by Government Flying Service that made an emergency landing in Shing Mun Reservoir on December 27, 2010. The… Read more »

Source: Hong Kong CAD, 27-Jan-11

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Eurocopter took orders for 346 helicopters in 2010

Eurocopter took orders for 346 helicopters in 2010

Paris, January 24, 2011 Eurocopter generated an increased turnover in 2010 with the delivery of 527 helicopters. The year also was marked by achievements in innovation, new products, services and the company’s SHAPE transformation program – all of which position the group for a future upturn of the civil and military rotary-wing marketplace. The 2010… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 24-Jan-11

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04-Jan-11 C-GGKX Eurocopter AS332L2 Delta, Canada

Running up on the ground after maintenance and helicopter ended up on its port side.  No passengers on board

04-Jan-11

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04-Jan-11 Eurocopter AS332L2 Aberdeen, UK

CHC AS332L2 landed safely at Aberdeen Airport after a full emergency was declared due to a warning light., which may have indicted gearbox temperature problems.

04-Jan-11

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27-Dec-10 B-HRN Eurocopter AS332L2 Shing Mun Reservoir, Hong Kong

Helicopter was picking up water for a fire-fighting exercise ditched in a Hong Kong mountain-top reservoir

27-Dec-10

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UK: Helicopter task group head honoured after disaster

UK: Helicopter task group head honoured after disaster

Robert Paterson, industry body Oil and Gas UK’s health, safety and employment issues director, said: “Everyone in the oil and gas industry really appreciates the work Bob put in to make these safety improvements actually happen.”

Source: BBC, 21-Oct-10

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Bond awarded EASA STC for TCAS II in Super Puma

Bond awarded EASA STC for TCAS II in Super Puma

Bond Aviation Group Ltd was awarded EASA STC (Supplement Type Certificate) approval for the installation of the Honeywell CAS 100 TCAS II system into the AS332 L2 Super Puma. That this programme was completed in less than six months is due, in part, to the superb support received from Honeywell and also from the EASA… Read more »

Source: Bond Aviation Group, 19-Oct-10

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Heli-One Norway completes Swedesh AS332 upgrades

Heli-One Norway completes Swedesh AS332 upgrades

Heli-One, the world’s largest helicopter maintenance repair and overhaul company, is proud to announce that three 332M1/HKP-10B aircraft under modification for the Swedish Air Force (SAF) have been delivered ahead of schedule. “Congratulations to the Heli-One project team in Norway for delivering the ISAF project on target to our largest third-party customer Swedish Air Force,”… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 04-Oct-10

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26-Sep-10 JA9635 Eurocopter AS332L Yaku-shima Island, Japan (2F)

Controlled impact into terrain, foggy conditions reported

26-Sep-10

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Vietnam’s Southern Service Flight Company fleet lead AS332 achieves 10,000 flight hours

Vietnam’s Southern Service Flight Company fleet lead AS332 achieves 10,000 flight hours

An AS332L2 Super Puma helicopter operated by Vietnam’s Southern Service Flight Company (SSFC) has surpassed the 10,000 flight hour milestone. Operations performed by this Super Puma range from the servicing of offshore oil rigs, cargo sling missions and evacuation duties to VIP transportation of top government officials. Delivered by Eurocopter to SSFC in November 1994,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 22-Sep-10

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Part of Venezuelan AS332 order allegedly diverted to Bolivia

Part of Venezuelan AS332 order allegedly diverted to Bolivia

The story alleges that 2at least three helicopters have gone into the hands of the Bolivian Government, including the one that replaced the AS332B1 Super Puma aircraft which crashed in Colomi” [file photo]

Source: El Universal, 19-Sep-10

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Bristow Australia signs Au$50m deal with Apache Energy

Bristow Australia signs Au$50m deal with Apache Energy

Bristow Helicopters Australia has been awarded a contract worth $50 million to support Apache Energy’s drilling and production operations in WA.

Source: WA Business News, 05-Aug-10

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Republic of Singapore Air Force celebrates 25 years of Super Puma ops

Republic of Singapore Air Force celebrates 25 years of Super Puma ops

On 10th June, RSAF 125 Squadron celebrated 25 years successful operation of the Super Puma. To celebrate this milestone, past and present Super Puma community consisting of pilots, commanders and industry partners were invited to Sembawang Airbase for the occasion. Eurocopter South East Asia (ESEA), being a strategic partner, was pleased to participate actively in… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter South East Asia, 23-Jun-10

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Russia threatens Eurocopter over Georgia AS332 order

Russia threatens Eurocopter over Georgia AS332 order

A deal between Georgia and French company Eurocopter to purchase two modern Super Puma helicopters has led to Russia making threats against the company.

Source: The Messenger, 17-Jun-10

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Bristow AS332 starts 18 month Baltic Sea contract

Bristow AS332 starts 18 month Baltic Sea contract

In a previously unannounced contract, HeliHub.com reports that the International division of Bristow Helicopters have contracted a Super Puma for 18 months to Saipem.  The helicopter is supporting their “Castoro Sei” semi-submersible pipelay vessel, which is laying part of the new Nord Stream pipeline from St Petersburg to Hamburg through the Baltic Sea in the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-May-10

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24-May-10 G-…. Eurocopter AS332 Aberdeen Airport, UK

24-May-10

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Major Bristow Safety Initiative with TCAS-II

Major Bristow Safety Initiative with TCAS-II

Last Friday 9th April was a very significant first for Bristow. The first commercial flight of a helicopter with the collision avoidance system TCAS-II installed. This safety system, which has been standard on fixed wing aircraft for years, was proven to work on helicopters by an Aberdeen and Redhill based team, and has now been… Read more »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 16-Apr-10

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Helicopter task group states safety aim a year on from North Sea crash

Accident referred to is in HeliHub.com database here – 01-Apr-09 G-REDL Eurocopter AS332 11m E of Peterhead, UK

Source: Press & Journal, 08-Apr-10

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Super Puma’s 16 crash victims remembered one year on

Super Puma’s 16 crash victims remembered one year on

The 16 men who died when a Super Puma helicopter crashed into the North Sea have been remembered on the first anniversary of the tragedy.

Source: BBC, 07-Apr-10

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Bristow urged to improve training after crash

Bristow urged to improve training after crash

Accident investigators have now made several recommendations for Bristow Helicopters, which is based at Aberdeen Airport.  The incident on November 21, 2006, happened near the Dutch port of Den Helder

Source: Evening Express, 27-Feb-10

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Eurocopter’s Super Puma/Cougar/EC225 Family reaches 4,000,000 flight hours

Eurocopter’s Super Puma/Cougar/EC225 Family reaches 4,000,000 flight hours

Eurocopter’s heavy-duty family of helicopters, the AS332 Super Puma/AS532 Cougar and their latest-generation derivatives, the EC225/EC725, have accumulated a total of four million flight hours in service. To date, 740 civil and military variants of this product family are in service with customers around the world, mostly serving in offshore oil and gas services in… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 17-Feb-10

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FAA AD 2010-03-01 Eurocopter AS332, EC225

Source: FAA, 28-Jan-10

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Bond North Sea AS332 crash families aid 11 charities

Bond North Sea AS332 crash families aid 11 charities

More than £300,000 raised in memory of the 16 men killed in a Super Puma helicopter crash in the North Sea last year is to be distributed to 11 charities chosen by the bereaved families. Funds have also been set aside for a “symbol of remembrance” in a public garden in Aberdeen

Source: Scotsman, 15-Jan-10

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FAA AD 2009-22-10 – Eurocopter SA330, AS332

Source: FAA, 29-Dec-09

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11-Dec-09 5N-BKJ Eurocopter AS332 Agbami oilfield, Nigeria

11-Dec-09

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EASA Emergency AD 2009-0227-E – Eurocopter AS332L

Source: EASA, 22-Oct-09

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Eurocopter Malaysia Miri Facility Announce Completion Of First AS332L Heavy Maintenance

Eurocopter Malaysia Tuesday announced its completion of a major overhaul of the Super Puma AS332L, twin engine medium-weight civil helicopter belonging to Bristow Helicopters Australia Pty. Ltd.

Source: Bernama, 30-Sep-09

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Japan National Police Agency Orders a AW139 to replace AS332L1

Japan National Police Agency Orders a AW139 to replace AS332L1

AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace are pleased to announce that the Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) has ordered another medium lift AW139 helicopter to replace the Chiba prefecture’s AS332L1 helicopter.

Source: AgustaWestland, 15-Sep-09

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EASA STC for Latitude Technologies’ SkyNode® S200 Satcom System

Latitude Technologies announced today that Norway-based Airlift AS, an international dealer for Latitude, has successfully obtained EASA STC “EASA.R.S.01574” for the installation of Latitude Technologies’ SkyNode® S200 Satellite Communications Systems. The STC covers installations in the Eurocopter EC 225, AS 332 and SA 330 series helicopters.

Source: Vertical, 24-Aug-09

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Bond retires flight number assigned to Super Puma in offshore accident

Bond retires flight number assigned to Super Puma in offshore accident

Bond Offshore Helicopters has confirmed that it has retired the flight number given to the aircraft involved in one of the oil industry’s worst disasters earlier this year.

Source: Aberdeen Press & Journal, 14-Aug-09

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Two Super Puma helicopters in North Sea near-miss

The near-miss happened on March 20 when an air traffic controller gave a pilot the okay to climb – not realising a second helicopter was above him.

Source: Evening Express, 14-Aug-09

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Chance to avoid Bond Super Puma crash missed

Source: BBC, 17-Jul-09

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Greece seals deal to buy 15 Super Pumas

Source: Forbes, 03-Jul-09

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Vietnamese Navy in talks to buy Eurocopter helicopters

Source: Flightglobal, 24-Jun-09

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Bristow Wins New North Sea Contract with Total

Source: Your Oil & Gas News, 22-May-09

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20-May-09 Eurocopter AS332 Buzzard field, 62M NE Aberdeen, UK

20-May-09 Eurocopter AS332 Buzzard field, 62M NE Aberdeen, UK

20-May-09

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BP returns to Super Pumas after checks in wake of copter crash

Source: Scotsman, 28-Apr-09

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70% of AS332L2 fleet in the North Sea to fly again by April 23

Source: Eurocopter, 22-Apr-09

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Super Puma grounded hours after all-clear

Source: The Times, 22-Apr-09

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Commercial pressure could undermine North Sea helicopter safety

Source: Telegraph, 21-Apr-09

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Eurocopter AS332L2 and EC225LP grounded for gearbox checks

Source: BBC, 18-Apr-09

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Oil & Gas UK establishes helicopter accident task group

Source: Energy Current, 11-Apr-09

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BP and Conoco suspend use of Bond Offshore Helicopters, pending review outcome

Source: Scotsman, 11-Apr-09

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North Sea Super Puma report urges safety checks

Source: BBC, 11-Apr-09

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BP Suspends Helicopter Passenger Ops Using Bond After Crash

Source: WSJ, 02-Apr-09

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Union call to ground Super Puma fleet after North Sea accident

Source: The Times, 02-Apr-09

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01-Apr-09 G-REDL Eurocopter AS332L2 11m E of Peterhead, UK (16F)

1-Apr-09 G-REDL Eurocopter AS332 11m E of Peterhead, UK

01-Apr-09

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Indonesian air force restructures Super Puma orders

Source: Rotorhub, 04-Mar-09

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Bristows and CHC keep Super Pumas in the air despite North Sea ditching

Source: Aberdeen Press & Journal, 21-Feb-09

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FAA AD 2009-22-10 – Eurocopter SA330, AS332

Source: FAA, 29-Jan-09

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