in General Aviation

SonAir resumes flights with EC225

Posted 31 July 2013 · Add Comment

Angolan oil company Sonangol has become the first to take the Eurocopter's EC225 back into operation through its aviation division SonAir.

The type was grounded in October 2012 following an incident related to a shaft failure issue.
It carried out three flights with two of its 11 EC225 helicopter fleet from its base at Luanda to a pair of offshore platforms.
SonAir also flies four AS332 L2s and three AS365 N3s. The company’s CEO, Joao Andrade, said the three “routine” flights confirmed that the EC225’s return-to-service “is backed by strong safety measures”

  

 

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Latest News

AAD2018: Air BP tech services to support African aviation growth

International aviation fuel products and services supplier, Air BP, returns to Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD2018) at Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria, South Africa, this week as a Gold Sponsor, using the event to share how its

Bryan looks West for growth

Delta Airlines is targeting the growth potential of Nigeria. Chukwu Emeke explains why.

Riyadh is named as the headquarter for the Regional Safety Oversight Organisation for MENA

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has announced the selection of the city of Riyadh as the headquarter for the Regional Safety Oversight Organisation for the Middle East and North Africa (RSOO – MENA).

Ethiopian maps the route to 2025

Ethiopian MRO Services is building its capabilities to meet growing demand for MRO services and to expand its third-party business operations in Africa. Kaleyesus Bekele reports from Addis Ababa.

Aviation drives economic prosperity for Mauritius

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the government of Mauritius to continue to focus on aviation as a strategic enabler of the country’s economic and social development.

Boeing names interim communications leader

The Boeing Company has announced that Phil Musser, senior vice president of Communications, will depart the company in early November due to personal and family considerations. Anne Toulouse, current Boeing vice president of Global

TAA SK1009311218
See us at
AAD2018 BTAirCargoAFA_BT220318210219MarrakechAirshow BT2507241018AviationAfrica_BT0607280219