Wednesday, November 23, 2011 | Categories: Coming Up
We requested interviews with Transport Canada and Transport Minister Denis Lebel. They declined. Transport Canada provided a statement, which reads in part:
We will continue to work with our international partners and industry to ensure a harmonized approach addresses the TSB recommendation on the gearbox, so that helicopters will be required to be able to fly safely for at least 30 minutes. [...] Transport Canada has begun a comprehensive review of other offshore helicopter operations and the existing Canadian regulatory framework to determine if other specific regulations governing offshore operations are required.