It has been a 10-month-long wait, but operators should soon be returning their workhorse Eurocopter EC225s to the skies. The scale of the grounding, unparalleled in commercial rotary-wing operations, may have been overshadowed by Boeing 787 lithium-ion battery problems, but it represented a huge challenge to operators, their customers and the manufacturer itself. While all oil workers and flight crews were able to evacuate safely from the ditchings involving Bond Offshore on May 10, ...


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