Helicopters: Safety

Department for Transport written question – answered on 2nd February 2017.

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Photo of Drew Hendry Drew Hendry Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what analysis of the effectiveness of additional gearbox condition monitoring on the AS332 L2 and the EC225 was undertaken by (a) his Department and (b) regulatory authorities after the accident at Peterhead on 1 April 2009.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) assesses whether responses to recommendations meet the intent of the recommendations and publishes its findings in an Annual Safety Report (previously named the Progress Report) on its website www.aaib.gov.uk

The AAIB does not monitor the implementation of safety recommendations. It is the responsibility of the regulatory authorities, in this case the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), to monitor the implementation and the effectiveness of recommendations made by the AAIB.

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