EASA grounds all AS332L2 and EC225LP Super Pumas

On JUne 2 2016, EASA grounded all Airbus Helicopters AS332L2 and EC225LP Super Pumas. EASA earlier grounded all passenger operations but have now extended it to include search and rescue flights.

The total grounding follows the discovery of metal fatigue in the gearbox of a CHC helicopter that crashed on 29 April 2016 in Norway.

Airbus Helicopters supports EASA’s cautious approach, in light of the new findings from the AIBN’s preliminary accident investigation report. The company will continue to fully support the ‎AIBN, EASA, their customers and the ongoing investigation by providing information in full transparency, while working with the wider industry to ensure safety.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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