UK, Norway resume Super Puma operations

A file image of a CHC Helicopters EC225LP. (Paul Sadler)

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Civil Aviation Authority Norway announced on July 7 2017 plans to lift restrictions on all commercially operated UK and Norwegian registered H225LP and AS332L2 Super Puma helicopters following the global grounding that was imposed after a fatal accident involving … [Read more...]

Bell’s 525 Relentless resumes flight testing

Bell’s 525 Relentless, N525TA, which fatally crashed on July 6, 2016. (Bell Helicopter)

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Bell Helicopter an experimental certificate renewal on July 7 2017, allowing the helicopter manufacturer to resume its flight test program of the 525 Relentless super-medium helicopter. The return to flight came exactly one year and one day after Bell’s … [Read more...]

Ospreys visit Sydney Airport

Four US Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys made a spectacular early morning landing at Sydney Airport on June 29 to collect dignitaries and media to attend a ceremony onboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6). The Ospreys, from the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (VMM-265) ‘Dragons’ based in Japan, approached … [Read more...]