Eurocopter is awaiting the final endorsements from regulators on fixes to its EC225 helicopter which could allow a return to flight operations in the coming days. Around 50% of the worldwide fleet of EC225s has been halted from flying over hostile environments since October 2012, following two enforced landings into the North Sea by aircraft flown by U.K.-based operators Bond Offshore and CHC. The incidents were found to have been caused by a failure in the bevel gear vertical shaft—a ...

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