SAFETY DIRECTIVE: Airbus Helicopters EC225LP and AS332L2 return to service requirements

The purpose of this Safety Directive (SD-2017/001) is to assure safe operations of Airbus Helicopters EC225LP and AS332L2 following a fatal accident in Norway with an EC225LP on 29 April 2016 and replaces SD 2016/003.

As a result of the further report from Accident Investigation Board Norway issued on 28 April 2017, ongoing discussions with EASA, Airbus Helicopters and CAA Norway together with the publication of EASA AD 2017-0111 dated 23 June 2017, the UK and Norwegian CAAs have determined that the aircraft may be returned to service under controlled conditions and in accordance with operator safety cases.