Eurocopter expects the three interim fixes that will return the grounded fleet of EC225 heavy helicopters back into operations to be certified in the coming days. The EADS-owned company is packaging together the fixes, which it hopes will allow the aircraft to return operations over hostile environments by mid-July. Eurocopter has already indicated to EC225 operators that the final definitive correction to the problem will be redesign of the bevel gear shaft, a critical component in the ...


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