Global operator CHC are understood to be selling at least two Eurocopter AS332L Super Pumas to the Chilean military. Â The pair, both currently registered in the UK, are being worked on at their heavy maintenance base in Stavangar, Norway, according to industry sources. Â They have been painted in a gloss grey scheme.Â It is possible… Read more »
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 »
Crashed killed Interior Secretary Francisco Blake and seven others.Â NOTE, there is a question over which aircraft was involved.Â Local reports (links 1 and 2 below) say XC-UHP (which is serial 2084)Â but the NTSB report (link 3)Â says XC-UHM (2127)
American Eurocopter announced today that HELISIM has been selected as a satellite flight training facility for the American Eurocopter Training Center. â€œHELISIM 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,â€ said Marc Paganini, President and CEO… Read more »
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 »
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 »
The partners of two crewmen killed in the April 2009 North Sea helicopter disaster are taking legal action worth more than Â£4million.Â 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 BPâ€™s Miller platform.
A comprehensive evolution of Eurocopterâ€™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 companyâ€™s light, medium and heavy rotary-wing aircraft categories. These enhanced helicopters result from Eurocopterâ€™s continuing major investments in innovation, and respond to… Read more »
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 »
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.Â The pair are both operated by Heli Union.Â The Times Of Malta is reporting that their departure from Libya was so hurried that only one passenger of seven… Read more »
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 »
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 companyâ€™s SHAPE transformation program â€“ all of which position the group for a future upturn of the civil and military rotary-wing marketplace. The 2010… Read more »
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.”
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 »
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 »
An AS332L2 Super Puma helicopter operated by Vietnamâ€™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 »
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]
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 »
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.Â 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 »
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 »
Eurocopterâ€™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 »
More than Â£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
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 prefectureâ€™s AS332L1 helicopter.
Latitude Technologies announced today that Norway-based Airlift AS, an international dealer for Latitude, has successfully obtained EASA STC â€œEASA.R.S.01574â€ for the installation of Latitude Technologies’ SkyNodeÂ® S200 Satellite Communications Systems. The STC covers installations in the Eurocopter EC 225, AS 332 and SA 330 series helicopters.