North Sea helicopter operators fear the enforced grounding of the Eurocopter EC225 could last into 2014. Eurocopter says the investigation into what caused the gearbox failures on two EC225s in the North Sea six months apart in 2012 remains its top priority. Yet probes by the company, air accident investigators and independent consultants have so far failed to yield a root cause. Hopes of returning the fleet back to operation by April are now dimming. Speaking to Aviation Week, a ...

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