Flights into Heathrow were seen as one of the key critical markets for the four-engined aircraft when it was first developed during the early 2000s, with airlines able to fly more passengers into the slot-constrained two-runway airport.
Airbus Helicopters has completed the redesign and certification of the bevel gear vertical shaft fitted in its EC225 heavy helicopters.
Failure of the component — a critical part inside the main gearbox — caused the ditching of two EC225s into the North Sea in May and October 2012, prompting a nine-month halt in operations for both the EC225 and the military version, the EC725. The stopping of operations created issues for oil and gas operators across the globe.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified Airbus Helicopters ’new version of the EC145 light twin-engine helicopter.
EASA certification for the EC145 T2 covers single-pilot , instrument flight rules ( IFR ) and night-vision goggle operation , the manufacturer says. EASA has not yet published the certification documents on its website, due to the Easter break.
US Airways ceased 737-400 revenue service yesterday, ending 30 years of 737 Classic operations. The final flights, flown between their Charlotte, Dallas/Ft. Worth and Philadelphia hubs, were appropriately designated AWE737....More