Old 29th Apr 2016, 15:19
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Originally Posted by derek_j_spence View Post
johni. We have no choice when we are sent offshore. It's a case of get on the chopper or lose your job.

It's quite strange because most offshore guys hate the pumas and prefer the S92s but I have talked with pilots on here before and they find the EC225s better than S92s (i believe because of the flight systems). When we are in Pumas, we are packed in like sardines and have very little room to move, unlike the S92s, which are more like a bus, they just feel a lot safer from a passenger's perspective.
Yes and perspective or perception is critical. With the history of problems Statoil will now worry about putting people back on an aircraft which fairly or otherwise is perceived to be unsafe. It will be much less risky from a PR point of view to simply change the aircraft type they use.
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