The crash of a CHC-operated Airbus AS332L2 Super Puma off the Shetland Islands in August 2013 has become the impetus to encourage greater use of automation in the offshore oil and gas service helicopter community. The crash—which killed four people—has shaken up the industry in part because it was the fifth accident in the North Sea in four years and the second fatal incident during that period. But it also unleashed an angry social media campaign that, if left unaddressed, ...

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