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Airbus announces safety measure for Tiger pilots

8th September 2017 - 15:08 GMT | by Helen Haxell in London


Airbus Helicopters has issued an alert service bulletin (ASB) in relation to Tiger pilots changing from autopilot to manual operation during challenging environments.

The safety initiative based on the company’s own findings is further to the recent Airbus Helicopters Tiger attack helicopter, belonging to the German Helicopter Detachment based in Gao, Mali, which crashed south of Tabankort in late July. Two crew members were killed in the crash. 

A company spokesperson told Shephard that while the ASB was a safety directive, the measures laid out are not an explanation for the causes of the incident. The Mali crash is

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Helen Haxell


Helen Haxell

Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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