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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) fatal and (b) non-fatal helicopter accidents there have been in the offshore oil and gas sector in each year since 1983; and what comparative assessment he has made of the relative safety of helicopters working in the Norwegian oil and gas sector over the same period.
The information requested is in the following table:
|Fatal accidents||Non-fatal accidents|
The CAA has made no comparative assessment of the relative safety of helicopters working in the Norwegian oil and gas sector over the same period and considers that the availability of robust data from other states and the small statistical sample sizes would make any comparisons unreliable. However, the CAA works closely with other National Aviation Authorities that oversee offshore helicopter operations to ensure best practice, and has done so in relation to recent incidents involving Super Pumas. Both the UK CAA and its Norwegian equivalent operate within the same EASA regulatory framework and both are committed to sharing information and learning any lessons from one another.