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- May 26, 2011
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Indeed the less informed press will. Super Pumas did sterling service in the North Sea for almost 30 years.you can buy newly built ones. They are still churning them out...
If someone suggests Super Puma, I guarantee journalists will have various PR departments reminding them of the North Sea and Norwegian Super Puma crashes, and the Mail will be bleating about the MoD "expecting our brave boys to fly in French helicopters no rig worker will fly aboard" just as soon as they can top and tail the press release with some hack's byline.
It was the EC225 that had the problems not the Super Puma. I was happy to see the 225s heading south on low-loaders. Unfortunately many Super Pumas went with them.
The companies didn't help much by telling us self-loading cargo to man-up and put our big boy trousers on.
Unfortunately all Pumas look the same.