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Forum: Rotorheads
29th Oct 2018, 18:44
Replies: 1,173
Views: 472,353
Posted By birmingham

Well I agree it has definitely hit something and...

Well I agree it has definitely hit something and it does look like it has been sheared off.

But that on its own doesn't help. The picture alone can't explain if the damage was; a potential cause...
24th Jul 2018, 11:41
Replies: 211
Views: 55,472
Posted By birmingham

The economics are a challenge if the aircraft...

The economics are a challenge if the aircraft isn't filled and fuel prices are low. So airline managers (largely risk averse, systematised creatures these days) have generally given it a wide berth....
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jul 2018, 15:33
Replies: 11
Views: 1,950
Posted By birmingham

Robinsons provide lower cost flying often to...

Robinsons provide lower cost flying often to schools with many hours from novice pilots. They set their component and TBO time to allow safe operation but at low cost. The regulators when agreeing...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jul 2018, 15:24
Replies: 4
Views: 2,161
Posted By birmingham

One of the advantages of the helicopter over...

One of the advantages of the helicopter over fixed wing!
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jul 2018, 09:17
Replies: 1,915
Views: 1,405,760
Posted By birmingham

It will - the current market conditions must make...

It will - the current market conditions must make a complete redesign out of the question - especially given that even the successor airframe has been pushed into the long grass. They still have...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2018, 13:11
Replies: 1,915
Views: 1,405,760
Posted By birmingham

True but relevant only to the extent that these...

True but relevant only to the extent that these are the two models that share the eight planet gear design that has resulted in the two accidents.
Both the lower power/weight 332L2 and later H225...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2018, 15:03
Replies: 1,915
Views: 1,405,760
Posted By birmingham

The type is clearly still persona non grate in...

The type is clearly still persona non grate in the North Sea. The unions still regard the unresolved issues too significant to rehabilitate the type.

Unite the Union: recent report shows Super...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jul 2018, 17:25
Replies: 1,915
Views: 1,405,760
Posted By birmingham

The tables around page 25 of the report go into...

The tables around page 25 of the report go into some detail and as you would expect the situation is somewhat more nuanced. After REDL for example Heli One adopted a policy of replacing on first...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jul 2018, 13:30
Replies: 1,915
Views: 1,405,760
Posted By birmingham

"The Accident Investigation Board Norway...

"The Accident Investigation Board Norway recommends that Airbus Helicopters revise the type design to improve the robustness, reliability and safety of the main gearbox in AS 332 L2 and EC 225 LP."
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jul 2018, 14:39
Replies: 1,915
Views: 1,405,760
Posted By birmingham

Report out tomorrow ...

Report out tomorrow

https://www.aibn.no/About-us/News-archive/The-Helicopter-Accident-near-Turoy-Invitation-to-press-conference-in-connection-with-the-publication-of-the-final-report-5-July-2018
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jul 2018, 14:39
Replies: 1,915
Views: 1,405,760
Posted By birmingham

Report is published 1330 Norway time tomorrow....

Report is published 1330 Norway time tomorrow. Hopefully it will be able to shed some much needed light on the cause.
link to AIBN...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Jul 2018, 14:36
Replies: 1,915
Views: 1,405,760
Posted By birmingham

The press conference and report...

The press conference and report...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2018, 15:04
Replies: 1,915
Views: 1,405,760
Posted By birmingham

Well that has already happened hasn't it? The A/C...

Well that has already happened hasn't it? The A/C was cleared well before the final report but the AIBN and AAIB held back permission to resume flying for some time after it was granted by the...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2018, 14:39
Replies: 1,915
Views: 1,405,760
Posted By birmingham

The fact that the unions don't like it is not a...

The fact that the unions don't like it is not a problem for the AIBN. That and the flat market for offshore heavies is all part of the realpoletik of the business.
The AIBN do have the resources,...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2018, 10:39
Replies: 1,915
Views: 1,405,760
Posted By birmingham

This will be very interesting - what an...

This will be very interesting - what an incredibly difficult investigation. Hopefully they had enough evidence to get to the bottom of what caused this. That is in everyone's benefit.
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jun 2018, 10:34
Replies: 180
Views: 116,365
Posted By birmingham

Thanks it is hard to spot them all

Thanks it is hard to spot them all
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jun 2018, 18:04
Replies: 180
Views: 116,365
Posted By birmingham

Progress or no progress

From what I can tell of the figures from the North Sea the numbers for helicopter safety the numbers are far from encouraging ...

In the first five years of NS ops there were 18 helicopter...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jun 2018, 18:11
Replies: 1,915
Views: 1,405,760
Posted By birmingham

You have hit the nail squarely on the head. ...

You have hit the nail squarely on the head.

Parties who contributed to the report should be careful to limit any objections to matters that can substantiated by hard facts.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Apr 2018, 14:21
Replies: 8
Views: 4,387
Posted By birmingham

Well it does clarify that this is the final...

Well it does clarify that this is the final report; so either they will have definitive conclusions, or have decided that further investigation is unlikely to shed significantly more light on this....
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Apr 2018, 20:00
Replies: 8
Views: 4,387
Posted By birmingham

Ok. Let's hope they have managed to make...

Ok. Let's hope they have managed to make progress. V difficult investigation.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Apr 2018, 14:50
Replies: 7
Views: 1,914
Posted By birmingham

Hi, No I was referring to LN-OPG in 1997...

Hi,

No I was referring to LN-OPG in 1997 when NS workers started falling out of love with the Puma. That's why I was careful to point out the blade separation had a different cause (fatique in an...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Apr 2018, 12:17
Replies: 7
Views: 1,914
Posted By birmingham

Certainly not recently. As you know the L1 MGB...

Certainly not recently. As you know the L1 MGB failure was more than 20 yrs ago and from an unrelated fault. My point was that with L2s available at much reduced cost and with their excellent modern...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Apr 2018, 11:37
Replies: 7
Views: 1,914
Posted By birmingham

Yes the 'corporate speak' was particulary...

Yes the 'corporate speak' was particulary interesting around safety. While CHC themselves were, as far as we know entirely blameless, in the Tury accident they have certainly been very unlucky in...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Apr 2018, 19:28
Replies: 7
Views: 1,914
Posted By birmingham

CHC Aker BP

CHC has won an extension of the Aker contract. Staying with the L variant despite multiple L1s and L2s available. Sticking with the safety reputation of the older variant
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Apr 2018, 13:43
Replies: 25
Views: 17,146
Posted By birmingham

The main gearbox on the H175 is a different...

The main gearbox on the H175 is a different animal to either type used on the H225. The H175 MGB has two accessory gearboxes, de-clutch capability and 30 mins run dry certification. I don't know if...
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