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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:54 am 
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http://www.globalwinnipeg.com/Sikorsky+ ... story.html

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:41 am 
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Just the insurers using a shotgun lawsuit to get back some of their money.They list Transport Canada as well, so my guess is it will get settled out of court or the plaintiffs will lose in court.
When and if Cougar passenger families start litigation expect a lawsuit in the billions as Sikorsky is a major partner in the American military industrial complex has very deep pockets.The families will go after those who lied and where the cause of why their loved ones died.
Thirty minutes dry running my arse,the salesman who published that in the sales speil should be charged with manslaughter.



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:19 pm 
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Root cause of S-92 gearbox cracks remains elusive

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/20 ... usive.html



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:09 pm 
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Root cause of S-92 gearbox cracks remains elusive

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/20 ... usive.html

Retrofit of helicopter gearbox not necessary: FAA


A Cougar Helicopter Sikorsky S-92A. — Telegram file photo
Published on July 19, 2011
Published on July 19, 2011
The Canadian Press Topics : Federal Aviation Administration , Transportation Safety Board of Canada , Cougar Flight 491 , United States , Newfoundland , Canada
HALIFAX — The U.S. aviation regulator says it won’t require the retrofit of a gearbox blamed in a fatal helicopter crash off Newfoundland because it would be too expensive for the industry.

The decision by the Federal Aviation Administration rejects a call by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada to phase-in a requirement that all Sikorsky S-92A gearboxes be capable of operating at least 30 minutes after losing oil.

The March 2009 crash of Cougar Flight 491 resulted in 17 deaths during a flight to an offshore oil platform, and has brought demands from the families of the victims that regulators in the United States, Canada and Europe change the rules governing the gearbox.

The FAA memo on the decision, obtained by The Canadian Press under U.S. freedom of information legislation, says the service record of the helicopter no longer supports the certification’s basic premise that the chances of an oil leak are “extremely remote.”

It also says a rule change for gearboxes will be proposed for future aircraft.


However, it says the helicopter has a good record and modifying the existing gearboxes would have a significant economic impact on the aviation industry and the cost would outweigh any improvements in safety.

The Transportation Safety Board found the primary cause of the crash in the North Atlantic was a massive loss of oil to the chopper’s main gearbox after two of three titanium studs snapped off the oil filter assembly during flight.

http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2 ... y%3A-FAA/1


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:58 pm 
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Ah, and here I thought aviation safety was important, a person's life was invaluable, etc. Regular maintenance has a more significant cost for the aviation industry I think, maybe they shouldn't require that either.


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