Aircraft certification being discussed at inquiry

Staff ~ The Telegram
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Transport Canada's regional director of civil aviation, Michael Stephenson, is on the stand today at the inquiry into offshore helicopter safety. He also oversees the Atlantic region.
Transport Canada certifies helicopters, pilots and maintenance crews used in the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore oil industry.
Stephenson said certification of aircraft is usually done in Ottawa rather than the regions.
The Sikorsky S-92A, which is used in this province to transport offshore workers to the oilfields, was certified in the U.S. by Transport' Canada's counterpart, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA).
The inquiry was created following the March 12 crash of a Sikorsky S-92A off Newfoundland which claimed the lives of 17 of 18 people aboard the helicopter.
Stephenson said Transport Canada would have received information from the FAA about the certification of the S-92A and would continue to do so once the aircraft is in use "to analyze the health of the fleet."
Transport Canada is scheduled to appear at the schedule until Tuesday.

Organizations: Transport Canada, Federal Aviation Authority

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic, Ottawa U.S. Canada

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