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Old 6th Jan 2015, 07:32
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Rosneft Oil to Buy 160 AW189 build by HeliVert - Helicopter Database
"By 2025, HeliVert is due to produce and deliver 160 helicopters to Rosneft."
some kind of joke?)
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Old 6th Jan 2015, 09:22
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Soooooo.... With the SAR 189 now certified and with a MTOW of 8.6t, will the "normal" 189 be getting a MTOW increase soon to match the SAR bird?

Structurally they are the same, bar the extra fuel tanks.
I wouldn't. Bristow have apparently already found a crack in the tail within the first 1000 hours of 189 operations.
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Old 6th Jan 2015, 14:58
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Maybe it is just a big 139 after all.
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Old 27th Feb 2015, 19:53
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Come on, next line please. Is it just TFIF???
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Old 28th Feb 2015, 09:32
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by whom?

EASA?

CAA?

or Bristows

and why only Bristows ones....

'Grounded' is not the same as 'not flying' and has much more severe implications.

HECATE, Please clarify the situation (if you can)

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Old 4th Mar 2015, 20:44
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cracks cracks and more cracks - inc engine mounting cracks - so I've heard....
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Old 5th Mar 2015, 08:03
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http://easa.europa.eu/system/files/d...0Issue%202.pdf

Have you seen the belly tank?? 2055kg fuel tank, this helicopter will have a nice range now!!
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Old 5th Mar 2015, 15:52
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What's the story with the Cat A/Class 1 profiles? Any improvements yet?
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Old 5th Mar 2015, 16:08
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I haven't heard any improvement on CP1 side. The last weight I have heard is around 7950kg on CP1 elevated helideck 110ft. It's look a bit short for a 8600kg MTOW...
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Old 11th Mar 2015, 16:14
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Cracks in the AW189?
must be true as even the Aberdeen P&J has said so ;-)
Love the comment where a worker said that they must have pulled some old 225s out of the shed to replace the 189 - apparently because the 225 was covered in soot - and didn't even have the emergency cards in the back of the seats a priceless ;-)
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Old 11th Mar 2015, 19:34
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Aye, a bit cringeworthy. He should be grateful really. That's sixteen of them that didn't need to make something up for their safety observation card that day.
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Old 12th Mar 2015, 08:04
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Yes, BIG cracks, 18 inches....

But I don't know on which part of the aircraft, and how long 189 will be grounded.
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Old 12th Mar 2015, 12:23
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Looking like an all S92 fleet for UK SAR then...
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Old 12th Mar 2015, 13:02
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Originally Posted by laurenson
I don't know on which part of the aircraft
Originally Posted by The Press and Journal
"non-structural fractures...in a non-load bearing area of the frame"

Not that this helps much.

I/C
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Old 12th Mar 2015, 14:38
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Yes - if only the AW189 had such a problem-free introduction to service as the S-92, EC225, AW139......
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Old 12th Mar 2015, 14:40
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actually it tells you everything you need to know...

not a real issue, just blown out of proportion

as I mentioned before, this is not a 'grounding', it is a choice of the operator not to fly those aircraft untuil a repair has been doneI guess, anybody seen a notice or AD from EASA?

didn't thnk so

Every new aircraft has teething troubles, this one is no different. I believe there were cracking issues within the sponsons on the early S92s...

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Old 12th Mar 2015, 22:52
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Hate to disappoint but the Bristow SAR AW189 has been airborne the last few day, no cracks in this airframe.

Some pics from today's training near the Norfolk coast:





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Old 13th Mar 2015, 18:32
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High stress environment.

Sea state 2?
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Old 14th Mar 2015, 13:32
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Flightglobal: AW189.

"Cracking of internal panels in the cabin..."



(During this week, AW have registered G_MCGO/P/R/S/T which seems to account for the SAR aircraft currently in build at Yeovil.)
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Old 12th Jun 2015, 17:35
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What is the problem with the De-icing, is it true that the FIPS requires too much energy?
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