Maintenance engineers inspect the main rotor hub of a Sikorsky S-92. The manufacturer has used HUMS data to extend the part’s service life in the past, and is now using that data to predict negative events. Heath Moffatt Photo

Predictive maintenance: Future-proof?

The AIBN published a final report on July 5, 2018, on the crash of an Airbus H225 Super Puma that went down on the edge of the island of Turøy in the Fjell municipality in April 2016, killing all 13 people on board. Sander van Maaren Photo

EASA responds to AIBN report on H225 crash

The company’s design team is looking to certify the aircraft with a 130-knot cruise speed and a maximum speed of 140 to 145 knots. Eugene Burgler Photo

Meet Kopter

The production rate is increasing at the H175 assembly line in Marignane, France.

Airbus Helicopters ramping up H175 production

Norway to offer landing area app for EMS

Return to service of the Airbus H225 has been slow, with operators like Era Group still keeping theirs on the ground. Airbus Helicopters Photo

EASA issues emergency AD for H225

Outside view of simulator

Thales bets on China’s appetite for simulators

Operators will have to present a safety case proving they performed the required modifications and their technicians are trained and equipped for the new maintenance procedures. CHC Photo

UK and Norway CAA to lift Airbus H225 grounding