The TRPCS bearing in the accident helicopter showed signs of overheating and extreme wear. AAIB Photo

S-92 loss of control blamed on failed bearing

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Headquartered in south Texas, Westwind Helicopters has emerged as a premier Federal Aviation Administration part 133, 135 and 137 operator serving primarily the oil-and-gas and utility industry throughout the region and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Dan Megna Photos
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All flights will take place in an Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star helicopter. Maverick Helicopters Photo
EASA authorized the AS332 L2 and H225 Super Pumas to fly again on Oct. 7, issuing an Airworthiness Directive (AD) that ordered operators to complete the actions described in Airbus's EASB, as well as mandating a life reduction and more frequent inspection for certain parts in the MGB. Anthony Pecchi Photo

FAA clears Super Puma for return to service