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Cougar Helicopters makes history with first all-female crew

Cougar Helicopters makes history with first all-female crew

23-Jun-2021Source: CBC

A Labrador pilot has made history twice in the past year after becoming Cougar Helicopters’ first female captain to fly a Sikorsky-92 helicopter and recently being part of the first flight in the company’s history with an all-female crew.  See Full Story.... Read more

Sikorsky Honours S92 Operators

Sikorsky Honours S92 Operators

29-Jan-2020Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today recognized Bristow, CHC, and Cougar Helicopters for their life-saving mission capability using the workhorse S-92® Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter. Audrey Brady, Sikorsky VP, Commercial Systems and Services and Sergei Sikorsky, son of company founder Igor Sikorsky, thanked Bristow, CHC, and Cougar executives in a ceremony at... Read more

Heli-One Signs Agreement to Support the Royal Netherlands Air Force

Heli-One Signs Agreement to Support the Royal Netherlands Air Force

4-Mar-2018Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has signed an agreement with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to provide on-site Intermediate/Depot-level maintenance on 12 AS532 Cougar helicopters and to support five additional aircraft in storage. The agreement covers inspections and maintenance above the 750HR/2-year interval, Makila 1A2 inspections, corrosion... Read more

Science Channel to feature S92 in new Mega Machines series

Science Channel to feature S92 in new Mega Machines series

3-Jan-2018Source: Lockheed Martin

The S-92® helicopter produced by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), takes center stage in the debut of the new Science Channel series “Mega Machines.” This debut episode airs Thursday, Jan. 4, at 10 p.m. EST/PST on the Science Channel.  The engineering-focused show highlights the robust design and reliability of the S-92 and features... Read more

Cougar Helicopters launches SAR suit

Cougar Helicopters launches SAR suit

27-Oct-2015Source: CBC

Cougar Helicopters, the company that brings workers back and forth to offshore oil facilities, is showing off its latest search and rescue suits. See Full Story... Read more

10-Oct-15 Sikorsky S92 St John’s, Canada

10-Oct-15 Sikorsky S92 St John’s, Canada

10-Oct-2015

Turned back to base after indicator light came on... Read more

06-Oct-15 Sikorsky S92 Hibernia rig, Canada

06-Oct-15 Sikorsky S92 Hibernia rig, Canada

6-Oct-2015

Cougar Flight 232 was shut down upon arrival at the Hibernia Gravity Based Structure (GBS) after experiencing engine fuel bypass indications on both engines. The aircrew awaited the arrival of maintenance crew. Overnight the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, in consultation with the engine manufacturer, conducted all required maintenance procedures. The helicopter was subsequently flight tested and... Read more

01-Sep-15 C-GFCH Sikorsky S92 St Johns, Canada

01-Sep-15 C-GFCH Sikorsky S92 St Johns, Canada

1-Sep-2015

Press report of Cougar Helicopters flight CGR151 outbound to a rig when it turned back to base as a result of an “intermittent fire warning,” the operator was quoted as saying.  Uneventful and safe landing back at St John’s, it’s departure point.  According to a company spokeswoman, Cougar Helicopters maintenance staff have since inspected the... Read more

01-Sep-15 Sikorsky S92 St John’s, Canada

01-Sep-15 Sikorsky S92 St John’s, Canada

1-Sep-2015

while approximately 100 nm from St. John’s and en route to the GSF Grand Banks drilling rig, Cougar Flight CGR151 experienced an intermittent Fire Warning Light on the #2 engine. There were no secondary indications of fire... Read more

04-May-15 Sikorsky S92 St John’s, Canada

04-May-15 Sikorsky S92 St John’s, Canada

4-May-2015

While in the hover and conducting preflight checks, Cougar flight CGR181 experienced a #2 engine power loss. The aircraft was in a 10 foot hover when the incident occurred. With the remaining engine the aircraft landed safely without further incident. All 8 passengers were briefed by the two crew members onboard the helicopter as well... Read more

Bristow to spend $1 billion on acquisitions

Bristow to spend $1 billion on acquisitions

17-Apr-2015Source: Bloomberg

Bristow Group Inc., the largest helicopter company that ferries oil workers to rigs and platforms offshore, is willing to spend as much as $1 billion on acquisitions, seizing on the crude market crash to expand its fleet. See Full Story... Read more

18-Feb-15 Sikorsky S92 Hibernia rig, Canada

18-Feb-15 Sikorsky S92 Hibernia rig, Canada

18-Feb-2015

 Cougar Flight 231 was shut down on arrival at the Hibernia Gravity Based Structure (GBS) on February 18 due to an issue related to anti-vibration control and a chip light indication. Two Aircraft Maintenance Engineers deployed by Cougar to investigate determined that replacement parts are necessary. The parts are being shipped to Hibernia by vessel... Read more

Victims of Cougar 491 and 1985 Universal Helicopter Crashes Honoured

Victims of Cougar 491 and 1985 Universal Helicopter Crashes Honoured

8-Oct-2014Source: NFL

A beacon of remembrance was lit at Quidi Vidi Lake yesterday as the Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, officially dedicated the Offshore Helicopter Accident Memorial. The memorial pays tribute to the victims of Cougar 491 and the 1985 Universal Helicopter crashes. “After centuries of making our living from the sea, our province... Read more

Helicopter memorial unveiled in Newfoundland

Helicopter memorial unveiled in Newfoundland

2-Oct-2014Source: The Telegram

There was no real reason for the family members of those named to wait before laying their flowers. So they didn’t. They had long ago waited enough — for news, for remains, for investigations and reports. See full story... Read more

Cougar offshore contract extended, new hangar planned

Cougar offshore contract extended, new hangar planned

8-Sep-2014Source: CBC

Cougar Helicopter’s contract to fly workers to the offshore installations has been extended for at least another six years.  See full story... Read more

Designer’s concept presented for Offshore memorial (including Cougar 491)

Designer’s concept presented for Offshore memorial (including Cougar 491)

5-Nov-2013Source: Newfoundland Government

Family members gathered at Quidi Vidi Lake, the site of the future memorial to the victims of Cougar 491 and the 1985 Universal Helicopter crashes, as the designer’s concept for the monument was presented. The proposal, put forward by artist Luben Boykov and landscape architect Frederick Hann, was chosen through competition by a committee of... Read more

TSB highlights importance of maintaining hands-on proficiency when flying automated aircraft

TSB highlights importance of maintaining hands-on proficiency when flying automated aircraft

12-Sep-2013Source: TSB

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its investigation report (A11H0001) into an incident where a Sikorsky S-92A operated by Cougar Helicopters Inc. inadvertently descended and came within seconds of striking the water in July 2011. “The aviation industry is increasingly relying on cockpit automation in its day-to-day operations,” said Daryl Collins, the Investigator-in-Charge. “Despite the many benefits of... Read more

Night Flight Concepts completes NVG qualifications for Cougar Helicopters SAR

Night Flight Concepts completes NVG qualifications for Cougar Helicopters SAR

4-Jun-2013Source: Night Flight Concepts

Night Flight Concepts, the leading provider of night vision solutions, is pleased to announce it completed the Initial Pilot Qualification and NVG Instructor Pilot training for Cougar Helicopters. Training was conducted in the Bell 206 Helicopter at the Palm Beach Helicopters Alignment Training Center in Lantana, Florida. “The overall goal was to provide Cougar with... Read more

Bristow S92s at Aberdeen – one out, one in

Bristow S92s at Aberdeen – one out, one in

19-Nov-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Bristow Helicopters have had a fleet move, with one Sikorsky S92 coming in and another going out. Arriving, after being airfreighted in to Prestwick Airport during last week, G-XCII has arrived in the UK for operations on the North Sea.  The odd looking registration reflects the fact that 92 in Roman numerals is XCII. Going... Read more

Bristow completes purchase of minority interest in Cougar Helicopters

Bristow completes purchase of minority interest in Cougar Helicopters

4-Oct-2012Source: Bristow Group

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry, and Cougar Helicopters Inc., the largest offshore energy and search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service provider in Canada (“Cougar”), jointly announced today the closing of Bristow’s previously announced minority interest investment by Bristow in Cougar and the purchase by Bristow... Read more

Bristow invests in Cougar – buys minority shareholding and eight S92s

Bristow invests in Cougar – buys minority shareholding and eight S92s

4-Sep-2012Source: Bristow Group

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry, and Cougar Helicopters Inc., the largest offshore energy and search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service provider in Canada (“Cougar”), today jointly announced that Bristow has entered into a definitive agreement with Cougar’s parent VIH Aviation Group Ltd. (“VIHAG”) and various VIHAG affiliates to acquire... Read more

Families want Cougar 491 memorial to be built

Families want Cougar 491 memorial to be built

17-Feb-2012Source: CBC

The Newfoundland and Labrador government has already committed to spend $400,000 on a memorial to mark the crash, which killed 15 workers heading to their jobs at offshore oil platforms and the two Cougar Helicopters pilots who were transporting them. (see full story)... Read more

Cougar prepare to open dedicated SAR S92 facility

Cougar prepare to open dedicated SAR S92 facility

6-Jan-2012Source: The Telegram

With the completion of the new hangar at St. John’s International Airport in the coming weeks, Cougar Helicopters will have its own SAR facility. The hangar will house the already-available, dedicated SAR helicopter, providing a 24-7 service for Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil projects (see full story)... Read more

UK: Bristow lease S92 in from Cougar

UK: Bristow lease S92 in from Cougar

9-Dec-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Late on Wednesday this week, a Sikorsky S92 from Cougar Helicopters completed its ferry flight from Newfoundland to Aberdeen in the UK.  This delivery flight is the initial stage of the helicopter being leased to Bristow for operations on the North Sea.  We are awaiting Cougar’s response to our enquiries regarding the length of the... Read more

Cougar settles lawsuit against Sikorsky

Cougar settles lawsuit against Sikorsky

28-Nov-2011Source: CBC

Representatives for both companies wouldn’t give details of the settlement.  Cougar’s statement of claim said it was looking for more than $20 million for negligence and fraudulent misrepresentation after the crash (see full story)... Read more

21-Nov-11 Sikorsky S92 Henry Goodrich rig, Canada

21-Nov-11 Sikorsky S92 Henry Goodrich rig, Canada

21-Nov-2011

Hydraulic leak – went AOG on the rig... Read more

Canadian SAR technician to get bravery award

Canadian SAR technician to get bravery award

23-Oct-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The man who rescued the only survivor from the Cougar S92 crash in March 2009 is getting the Governor General’s Medal of Bravery award. Ian Wheeler is an SAR technician with Cougar Helicopters. Cougar Flight 491 was heading to an offshore installation when it crashed into the Atlantic.  Robert Decker escaped the aircraft, severely injured... Read more

20-Oct-11 C-GDKN Sikorsky S92A Halifax, Canada

20-Oct-11 C-GDKN Sikorsky S92A Halifax, Canada

20-Oct-2011

Post maintenance engine runs following routine engine washes. The collective control was not lowered during the start sequence and subsequently the rotorcraft unintentionally became airborne a few feet and drifted to the right as the rotor speed increased. CADAORS 2011A0961... Read more

Canadian union calls for Sikorsky S92 withdrawal

Canadian union calls for Sikorsky S92 withdrawal

25-Sep-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Kevin Kelly,  spoke this week for the Communications Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada – which represents some Newfoundland offshore workers – and called for the Sikorsky S92 to be replaced in offshore service.  Kelly works on the Hibernia oil platform east of St. John’s, and was reacting to the 20th September issue with a... Read more

29-Aug-11 Sikorsky S92 St John’s, Canada

29-Aug-11 Sikorsky S92 St John’s, Canada

29-Aug-2011

Flying to the Henry Goodrich drill rig northeast of St. John’s when its pilots aborted the flight. about 48 kilometres offshore after the pilots became concerned about “higher than normal vibration.” They decided to turn back to the airport as a precaution.... Read more

23-Jul-11 C-GQCH Sikorsky S92 St John’s, Canada

23-Jul-11 C-GQCH Sikorsky S92 St John’s, Canada

23-Jul-2011

Shortly after takeoff, the helicopter entered a nose-high attitude with low power setting and lost altitude while in instrument meteorological conditions. The flight crew arrested the descent and continued on to St. John’s. There were two pilots and 5 passengers on board the helicopter and no one was injured. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the... Read more

17-Jul-11 Sikorsky S92 off Newfoundland, Canada

17-Jul-11 Sikorsky S92 off Newfoundland, Canada

17-Jul-2011

Cougar helicopter flight Sunday out to the Terra Nova offshore oil rig was forced to turn back when the autopilot indicator light came on... Read more

Sikorsky loses appeal to move Cougar S92 case to Connecticut

Sikorsky loses appeal to move Cougar S92 case to Connecticut

5-Jul-2011

Aviation manufacturer Sikorsky has lost another court challenge in its attempt to move a lawsuit over the fatal 2009 Cougar Helicopters crash to the U.S.  The company has argued that a pending lawsuit should be heard in Connecticut, where the company is based.  (full story)... Read more

“More Action Needed to Make Helicopters Safer”, says Canada’s TSB

“More Action Needed to Make Helicopters Safer”, says Canada’s TSB

29-Jun-2011Source: TSB

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) gives Satisfactory Intent rating on responses to four recommendations stemming from its investigation into the 12 March 2009 Sikorsky S-92A helicopter crash. For helicopters certified in the future, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transport Canada (TC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have all agreed to review the certification rules. “But it... Read more

Transport Canada to respond to Cougar S92 report

Transport Canada to respond to Cougar S92 report

25-Mar-2011Source: CBC

Canada’s Transportation Minister Chuck Strahl said his officials are reviewing last month’s report from the Transportation Safety Board on its investigation into the crash and said his department would respond to the board by May 7.... Read more

Families of Cougar S92 victims question Canadian certification

Families of Cougar S92 victims question Canadian certification

25-Feb-2011Source: Vancouver Sun

The families of 15 passengers who died in a March 2009 helicopter crash off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador — and the lone survivor — want the federal transport minister to investigate the certification of the aircraft model involved.... Read more

TSB uses Cougar report to push for improved helicopter safety

TSB uses Cougar report to push for improved helicopter safety

10-Feb-2011Source: TSB

Pushing a series of four key reforms to improve helicopter safety, the Transportation Safety Board today released its final report into the fatal 2009 crash of Cougar Flight 91 off the coast of Newfoundland. “We want the legacy of this accident to be a safer system for all those who fly over water,” said Board... Read more

TSB report into Cougar S92 accident cites 16 factors

TSB report into Cougar S92 accident cites 16 factors

10-Feb-2011Source: CTV

The Transportation Safety Board says there were 16 factors that contributed to the crash that caused the death of 17 people in an offshore helicopter crash off Newfoundland two years ago.... Read more

Canada’s Safety Board to release Cougar S92 report on Wednesday

Canada’s Safety Board to release Cougar S92 report on Wednesday

8-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The Transportation Safety Board (“TSB”) of Canada has announced that it will be holding a press conference for the media on Wednesday to publically release the final TSB investigation report (reference id A09A0016) into the crash of a Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S-92A off the coast of Newfoundland on March 12, 2009.  Members of the panel... Read more

Cougar S92 enquiry results in new underwater escape trainer

Cougar S92 enquiry results in new underwater escape trainer

26-Jan-2011Source: Marine Institute

The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland today announced a $2.4 million donation by Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) towards the installation of new, state-of-the art simulation training equipment at the Institute’s Offshore Safety and Survival Centre (OSSC) in Foxtrap, NL. “A commitment to safety is something we value and... Read more

Canada’s TSB sets date for final report into Cougar S92 2009 crash

Canada’s TSB sets date for final report into Cougar S92 2009 crash

11-Jan-2011Source: TSB

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will hold a news conference for the media on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 to make public the final TSB investigation report (A09A0016) into the crash of a Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S-92A off the coast of Newfoundland on March 12, 2009.  This will be held at the Delta St.... Read more

20-Dec-10 Sikorsky S92 Henry Goodrich oilrig, Canada

20-Dec-10 Sikorsky S92 Henry Goodrich oilrig, Canada

20-Dec-2010

The Sikorsky S-92 helicopter, bound for St. John’s, was about 150 metres in the air when the unusual vibration was noticed by the pilots. They aborted the flight.... Read more

Helicopter safety agency needed, Cougar S92 report says

Helicopter safety agency needed, Cougar S92 report says

19-Nov-2010Source: Toronto Star

Critics have accused the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board of a conflict of interest because it is tasked with developing offshore resources to the maximum extent while also protecting workers and the environment.... Read more

C-NLOPB releases Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry Report, Phase I

C-NLOPB releases Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry Report, Phase I

18-Nov-2010Source: C-NLOPB

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) received the Report of the Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry today and is releasing it to the public immediately. “On behalf of the Board, I thank Commissioner Robert Wells, commission counsel and the staff of the commission for their work during the course of Phase I of the... Read more

Cougar drops Sikorsky subsidiary from Can$27M lawsuit

Cougar drops Sikorsky subsidiary from Can$27M lawsuit

28-Oct-2010Source: The Telegram

Cougar launched the lawsuit in June against both Sikorsky and its subsidiary Helicopter Services Inc. (HSI), but has recently served notice it was discontinuing the civil action against HSI.... Read more

Cougar and Sikorsky debate procedure in $27-million legal dispute

Cougar and Sikorsky debate procedure in $27-million legal dispute

20-Oct-2010Source: The Telegram

Lawyers for Cougar Helicopters and Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. were in court Monday to debate a procedural issue in Cougar’s $27-million lawsuit against the U.S. helicopter manufacturer.... Read more

Cougar S92 safety report due October 25th

Cougar S92 safety report due October 25th

1-Oct-2010Source: CBC

Officials with the Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry said Thursday that commissioner Robert Wells expects to be finished his report in early October and will have it printed and delivered to the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board by 25th of this month... Read more

Hearing date set for Sikorsky in Cougar S92 lawsuit

Hearing date set for Sikorsky in Cougar S92 lawsuit

13-Sep-2010Source: The Telegram

Lawyers for both companies appeared in Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court in St. John’s today to set the Nov. 22 hearing date.... Read more

Agency defends review process of helicopter crash report

Agency defends review process of helicopter crash report

9-Sep-2010Source: Vancouver Sun

The federal agency charged with investigating the fatal crash of a helicopter ferrying workers to an oil rig off Newfoundland last year is defending its decision to exclude the victims’ families from the review process of the draft accident report.... Read more

Cougar S92 crash probe review unfair, says lawyer

Cougar S92 crash probe review unfair, says lawyer

6-Sep-2010

The Transportation Safety Board probe into a deadly helicopter crash off Newfoundland is flawed and unfair, say lawyers for the victims of Cougar Flight 491.... Read more

Sikorsky filed with near $27M lawsuit over Cougar S92 accident

Sikorsky filed with near $27M lawsuit over Cougar S92 accident

2-Sep-2010Source: Globe and Mail

Lawsuit claims almost $27-million for damages and losses from the 2009 tragedy in the North Atlantic... Read more

Cougar S92 crash draft report done

Cougar S92 crash draft report done

1-Sep-2010Source: CBC

Canada’s Transportation Safety Board has completed a draft report on its investigation into the crash of Cougar Helicopter’s Flight 491 last year.... Read more

Bereaved Cougar S92 families call for mandatory helmets offshore

Bereaved Cougar S92 families call for mandatory helmets offshore

31-Aug-2010Source: Montreal Gazette

The families of two pilots who died in a helicopter crash that killed 17 people off Newfoundland and Labrador last year want improved safety equipment – including mandatory helmet use – for helicopter crews flying offshore workers... Read more

Cougar S92 grounded again over gearbox crack

Cougar S92 grounded again over gearbox crack

7-May-2010Source: CBC

The crack was discovered in the same S-92 helicopter that had been grounded in January with the same problem.... Read more

Cougar S92 inquiry chair calls for more safety progress

Cougar S92 inquiry chair calls for more safety progress

30-Apr-2010Source: CTV

“Progress may not be as fast as some people might like — and perhaps I might like,” said commissioner Robert Wells in an interview.  “But you know, in fairness, they are making progress.”... Read more

Services held on first anniversary of Cougar S92 accident

Services held on first anniversary of Cougar S92 accident

12-Mar-2010Source: Global News

Memorial services and wreath-laying ceremonies will take place Friday at the White Rose, Hibernia and Terra Nova oilfields in remembrance of the 17 people who lost their lives when their helicopter plunged into ocean off the St. John’s coast.... Read more

Cougar S92 inquiry renews calls for separate safety agency to oversee Newfoundland offshore

Cougar S92 inquiry renews calls for separate safety agency to oversee Newfoundland offshore

11-Mar-2010Source: Canadian Press

Observers, experts and employees said the crash of Cougar Flight 491 highlighted the need for a separate safety agency to replace an offshore regulator that has the competing tasks of promoting the industry and protecting workers... Read more

Bursary and scholarship program established to remember Cougar Flight 491

Bursary and scholarship program established to remember Cougar Flight 491

2-Mar-2010Source: News 880AM

A scholarship and bursary program has been established in the memory of the 17 victims of the crash of Cougar Flight 491 off Newfoundland last year.... Read more

Cougar executive says offshore S92 crash changed him forever

Cougar executive says offshore S92 crash changed him forever

2-Feb-2010Source: Oilweek

“The events of March 12th changed my life forever, there´s no doubt about that,” said Burt, who is also a vice-president of Cougar´s parent company, VIH Aviation... Read more

Hairline crack found in Cougar S92

Hairline crack found in Cougar S92

29-Jan-2010Source: Canada.com

Cougar Helicopters found a single, hairline crack in a main gearbox footing of a Sikorsky S-92A helicopter that flies workers in Newfoundland to and from the offshore oilfields.... Read more

Oil companies testify in Cougar S92 inquiry

Oil companies testify in Cougar S92 inquiry

12-Jan-2010Source: Toronto Sun

Oil company executives at an offshore helicopter inquiry said safety is their top priority — even as a lawyer representing workers pushed to question them on why it took nine years to introduce underwater breathing devices onboard.... Read more

VIH Cougar Helicopters Takes Delivery Of An AW139

VIH Cougar Helicopters Takes Delivery Of An AW139

12-Jan-2010Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland , a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the VIH Cougar Helicopters Inc. of USA has taken delivery of an AW139 medium twin helicopter during an official ceremony recently held at Vergiate plant (Italy). This 12 seat-configured helicopter will be operated for offshore transport missions in the Gulf of Mexico. Emilio Dalmasso, Senior... Read more

Sikorsky settles Cougar S-92 lawsuit

Sikorsky settles Cougar S-92 lawsuit

6-Jan-2010Source: Winnipeg Free Press

The families of passengers who died in the crash of a Sikorsky helicopter off the coast of Newfoundland last year, as well as the sole survivor of the tragedy, have reached a settlement in their lawsuit against the U.S. company.... Read more

Cougar S92 inquiry asks Defence Department for explanation

Cougar S92 inquiry asks Defence Department for explanation

1-Dec-2009Source: Canada.com

The head of the inquiry investigating last spring’s helicopter crash that killed 17 offshore oil workers and aircrew off the Newfoundland coast announced Wednesday he has asked the Defence Department to send a witness to explain the federal role in SAR... Read more

Survival suits could have been safer, Cougar S92 crash inquiry hears

Survival suits could have been safer, Cougar S92 crash inquiry hears

17-Nov-2009Source: CBC

Emergency breathing devices for suits worn by passengers during offshore helicopter flights weren’t installed until nine years after they were first recommended and only after a helicopter crashed off the coast of Newfoundland in March, killing 17 people, an inquiry heard Monday.... Read more

Crack found in Cougar S92 helicopter

Crack found in Cougar S92 helicopter

4-Nov-2009Source: Globe and Mail

Engineers have discovered a hairline crack in the gearbox of a Canadian-based Sikorsky S-92 helicopter, the latest chapter in an ongoing mechanical saga that has cast an investigative spotlight on the high-tech machine.... Read more

Cougar S92 makes emergency landing in Halifax after sensor indicates problem

Cougar S92 makes emergency landing in Halifax after sensor indicates problem

24-Sep-2009Source: Amherst Daily News

An official with the Newfoundland-based company said a chip indicator on the Sikorsky S-92 sensed there were lose fragments of material in the oil, which can cause problems in the main gearbox... Read more

Cougar Helicopters orders S-92 pilots to remain below 7,000 feet

Cougar Helicopters orders S-92 pilots to remain below 7,000 feet

14-May-2009Source: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090514.wxcopter14art2237/BNStory/National/home

... Read more

Cougar S92 crash book not done for 'quick buck,' author insists

Cougar S92 crash book not done for 'quick buck,' author insists

21-Apr-2009Source: CBC

The author of a newly published book about last month’s helicopter crash that killed 17 people off Newfoundland’s east coast is denying a widow’s criticism that the publication is capitalizing on other people’s tragedy.... Read more

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