After spending millions on devising a solution to gearbox problems that grounded H225 helicopter fleets in 2012-13, Airbus Helicopters has also been investing heavily in improving the type’s reliability. With strong support from operators in the North Sea—where Bond Offshore, Bristow and CHC have large fleets of H225s-—Airbus has spent €45 million ($50 million) since 2012 to improve aircraft reliability and availability. The investments come despite lower oil prices, ...

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