AS332L1

Equinor Extends CHC Contracts

Equinor Extends CHC Contracts

15-Jun-2020Source: CHC

CHC Group, one of the world’s leading helicopter services and maintenance, repair and overhaul providers, annouced that Equinor has confirmed extensions for both the Tampen/Oseberg and Heidrun contract for one year, effective from September 2020 to August 2021. This is for three Sikorsky S-92 SAR aircraft and three super puma AS332L/L1. The aircraft are located... Read more

Heli-One wins German AS332L1 and EC215 upgrade contract

Heli-One wins German AS332L1 and EC215 upgrade contract

24-May-2019Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), is pleased to announce a helicopter upgrade contract with the German Federal Ministry of Interior to modify their incoming Airbus H215 fleet and existing AS332 aircraft. The upgrade project covers four H215s with an option for an additional 16 AS332L1/H215 aircraft and in its... Read more

Universal & Heli-One Complete Transition To Hover Certification Testing

Universal & Heli-One Complete Transition To Hover Certification Testing

24-Oct-2018Source: Universal Avionics

Universal Avionics (UA) announces completion of certification testing with Authorized Dealer, Heli-One, for the company’s Flight Management System (FMS) Transition to Hover feature. Testing occurred in Stavanger, Norway with a law enforcement AS332L/L1 Super Puma helicopter modernization program. Certification is now imminent. The new UA FMS feature allows a hands-free operation for the crew, allowing... Read more

New mission systems extend the capabilities for the German Federal Police Air Support

New mission systems extend the capabilities for the German Federal Police Air Support

19-Mar-2018Source: ESG

ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH has succeeded in winning the contract issued by NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) for the German Federal Police for the fleet-wide replacement of all mission equipment in the AS332L1 “Super Puma”, EC155  and EC135 helicopters. The new mission systems will extend the wide range of capability options of the German... Read more

German Federal Police procures mission systems from ESG

German Federal Police procures mission systems from ESG

1-Mar-2018Source: ESG

ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH has succeeded in winning the contract issued by NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) for the German Federal Police for the fleet-wide replacement of all mission equipment in the AS332L1 “Super Puma”, EC155  and EC135 helicopters. The new mission systems will extend the wide range of capability options of the German... Read more

Heli-One Completes AS332L1 SAR Reconfiguration

Heli-One Completes AS332L1 SAR Reconfiguration

5-Oct-2017Source: Heli-One

Stavanger, Norway – Heli-One Norway, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has completed an Airbus AS332L1 searchand-rescue (SAR) reconfiguration for CHC Helicopter, contracted to provide services for the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Safety’s Norwegian All-Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter (NAWSARH) program. This reconfiguration gives CHC an aircraft that... Read more

Heli-One Developing Doppler Replacement Solution for AS332L/L1

Heli-One Developing Doppler Replacement Solution for AS332L/L1

5-Oct-2017Source: Heli-One

Stavanger, Norway – Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is developing a Doppler replacement solution for the Airbus AS332L/L1, with auto hover function. The current Doppler system in auto-hover situations is inconsistent over homogenous surfaces and Heli-One’s solution utilises an altitude and heading reference system (AHRS) and a converter... Read more

EASA certifies LPV approach on Heli Union AS332L1

EASA certifies LPV approach on Heli Union AS332L1

6-Sep-2017Source: Héli-Union

Héli-Union has successfully obtained the first ever EASA certification of an LPV capability on AS332L1 with both digital and analogic systems. Normally, an LPV capability on AS332L1 utilises either digital or analogic system. Many companies try to improve the method by combining both systems but none succeeded, except Héli-Union. For now, Héli-Union is the only... Read more

Flight Test Complete for New Transition to Hover Feature in the AS332

Flight Test Complete for New Transition to Hover Feature in the AS332

8-Mar-2017Source: Universal Avionics

Successful integration and testing of the new Transition to Hover feature has now been completed in the AS332L/L1 Super Puma helicopter. As part of a new software change for the Universal Avionics Flight Management System (FMS), Transition to Hover is a must-have feature for any AS332L/L1 crew engaged in overwater SAR operations, where the helicopter... Read more

Flight Test Complete for New Transition to Hover Feature in the AS332

Flight Test Complete for New Transition to Hover Feature in the AS332

7-Mar-2017Source: Universal Avionics

Successful integration and testing of the new Transition to Hover feature has now been completed in the AS332L/L1 Super Puma helicopter. As part of a new software change for the Universal Avionics Flight Management System (FMS), Transition to Hover is a must-have feature for any AS332L/L1 crew engaged in overwater SAR operations, where the helicopter... Read more

Possible Stabilization for Oil and Gas Sector

Possible Stabilization for Oil and Gas Sector

23-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The oil and gas sector has been under strain the last two years, causing the values of many large and medium helicopters to decrease. Although, things might take a turn for the better, reports Flight Global, and within the next year. Sector analyst, Ben Chapman has said it might take up to 18 months for... Read more

Heli-One and Universal Avionics Announce STC Approval

Heli-One and Universal Avionics Announce STC Approval

11-Oct-2016Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its Flight Management System (FMS) upgrade for the Airbus AS332L and AS332L1 from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Transport Canada (TCCA). This STC is a part of the AS332L/L1 modernisation program currently... Read more

Where next for the Super Puma and EC225?

Where next for the Super Puma and EC225?

29-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The presentation of an update yesterday on the Norwegian investigation of April’s EC225 accident brings us closer to the issue being one that puts the onus on Airbus rather than CHC – see earlier article. If, and we stress it is still conditional, the final report continues in the same way, then Airbus Helicopters have... Read more

Heli-One to upgrade avionics suite on 18 German Police Super Pumas

Heli-One to upgrade avionics suite on 18 German Police Super Pumas

6-Oct-2015Source: Heli-One

The German Federal Police, Bundespolizei(BPOL), has selected Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services, to fully modernize their fleet of 18Airbus Helicopters AS332L1 Super Puma aircraft through a NATO/NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) contract with proven EFIS and avionics upgrades from Universal Avionics and other suppliers. To quickly... Read more

Vector Aerospace adds EASA STC to CVFDR upgrade for AS332

Vector Aerospace adds EASA STC to CVFDR upgrade for AS332

12-May-2015Source: Vector

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that it has added EASA certification to its Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder (CVFDR) FAA STC applicable to AS332 C, L and L1 helicopters. Vector’s new CVFDR STC further enhances the mission capability profile of... Read more

Vector adds AS332L1 to Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder STC

Vector adds AS332L1 to Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder STC

14-Oct-2014Source: Vector

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace” www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (“HS-NA”), one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has added the AS332L1 model to its FAA certified CVFDR... Read more

Vector Aerospace adds AS332L1 to its CVR/FDR STC

Vector Aerospace adds AS332L1 to its CVR/FDR STC

7-Aug-2014Source: Vector

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace” www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (“HS-NA”), one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has added the AS332L1 model to its FAA certified CVFDR... Read more

Heli-One helps Lufttransport extend all-weather SAR capability to Arctic

Heli-One helps Lufttransport extend all-weather SAR capability to Arctic

27-Sep-2013Source: Heli-One

Heli-One has won a contract to upgrade and modify two Eurocopter AS332L1s that will enable Lufttransport AS to perform all-weather search-and-rescue (AWSAR) missions in the Arctic. In 2014 Lufttransport becomes responsible for operating the most northern AWSAR operation in the world, based in Svalbard, Norway. At 78 degrees North, the around-the-clock winter darkness is extreme.... Read more

AAIB reports CHC AS332L2 was “intact and upright” when it hit the water

AAIB reports CHC AS332L2 was “intact and upright” when it hit the water

2-Sep-2013Source: AAIB

At 1717 hrs UTC on 23 August 2013, an AS332 L2 Super Puma helicopter crashed into the sea whilst on approach to Sumburgh Airport in the Shetland Islands. Four of the 18 occupants lost their lives. The AAIB immediately despatched a team of investigators and support staff to Aberdeen and the Shetland Islands. In accordance... Read more

Oil & Gas UK Comments on HSSG’s Recommendation to Return Helicopters to Flight

Oil & Gas UK Comments on HSSG’s Recommendation to Return Helicopters to Flight

1-Sep-2013Source: Oil & Gas UK

Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, Malcolm Webb, said: “We commend the HSSG’s thorough review of this situation and the agreement which has been reached today. Oil & Gas UK is in complete alignment with this agreement, including the decision to return the aircraft in question to flight in a phased and proper manner and... Read more

HSSG recommends end of Super Puma flight suspension

HSSG recommends end of Super Puma flight suspension

1-Sep-2013Source: HSSG

On Saturday 24 August, Step Change in Safety’s Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG) took the precautionary measure of taking a time out for safety by recommending temporary cessation of all commercial passenger flights of the AS332 L, L1, L2 and EC225 variant of helicopter to and from offshore oil and gas installations within the UK, following the... Read more

Emotions high as Facebook page against AS332 gains 28,000 followers

Emotions high as Facebook page against AS332 gains 28,000 followers

26-Aug-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Eurocopter have a major uphill PR battle ahead of them, for certain. Since the Shetland fatal accident on Friday – less than three days ago as this is written – a Facebook page “Destroy the Super Pumas” has gained over 28,000 followers. While it is clearly not something people in the aviation industry would support,... Read more

CHC continues AS332L/L1, EC225 operations – except in UK

CHC continues AS332L/L1, EC225 operations – except in UK

26-Aug-2013Source: CHC

Extract from CHC statement 11pm UK 25th August:- CHC plans to resume normal operations on Monday with AS332L/L1 and EC225 aircraft. We will continue to hold all flights worldwide involving AS332L2 aircraft, except for those involved in life-saving SAR and medevac missions. In the U.K., consistent with a request by the Helicopter Safety Steering Group... Read more

Finland to add two more AS332L1 for SAR missions

Finland to add two more AS332L1 for SAR missions

21-Dec-2012Source: Eurocopter

The Finnish Border Guard is to expand its Eurocopter fleet with the acquisition of two additional AS332 L1 Super Puma helicopters fully equipped for maritime search and rescue missions in the country’s challenging conditions. With deliveries scheduled for 2015, the rotorcraft will be configured as the AS332 L1e version, incorporating the integrated advanced cockpit and... Read more

Heli-One signs German Federal Police for AS332L1 maintenance

Heli-One signs German Federal Police for AS332L1 maintenance

17-Sep-2012Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services announces it has been awarded a 10-year, multi-million dollar contract by the NATO Support Agency (NSPA) in support of the German Bundespolizei’s (BPOL) fleet of Eurocopter Super Puma AS332L1 helicopters. As per the terms of the agreement, Heli-One is responsible for... Read more

Icelandic Coast Guard lease in a Super Puma

Icelandic Coast Guard lease in a Super Puma

6-Feb-2012Source: HeliHub.com

On 19 January 2012 the Icelandic Coast Guard signed a 12 month lease on a Eurocopter AS332L1 Super Puma.  The aircraft was delivered ex Stavangar on 1st February from where it was previously operated by Bristow Norway as LN-OBA – it is now registered TF-SYN and is serial number 2384 – and will be used... Read more

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