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Eurocopter develops ‘interim fix’ for EC225 issue

17th April 2013 - 21:14 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Marignane

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Eurocopter has identified both an interim fix and what it believes could be the final solution to the gearbox problems that have been plaguing the EC225 fleet.

Cracks in the main gearbox bevel gear shafts forced the ditching of two EC225s in the North Sea during 2012 and since October Eurocopter has been struggling to discover the root cause behind the problem.

However, speaking to reporters in Marignane on 17 April, outgoing CEO Lutz Bertling said the company’s investigation was at a point that he was confident the aircraft would be able to return to service during the third quarter

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