Helicopter manufacturers proceed with caution at Heli-Expo
Eight months after the end of the highly publicized grounding of its EC225 heavy helicopter, Airbus has renewed its faith in the Super Puma design. The company hopes that the EC225e—e for enhanced—due to fly in 2015 will finally put the type's troubles to bed after the nine-month-long grounding caused by the failure of the bevel gear vertical shaft on two North Sea-based aircraft during 2012. Launching the aircraft at Heli-Expo 2014 here on Feb. 25, company officials said the aim ...
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